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The Misadventures of Messie Jessie

BLOGCAST: More of Your Truth or Dare Submissions! February 27, 2012

Alright folks, here’s what you’ve been anxiously awaiting…. MORE TRUTH OR DARE VIDEOS!

But first, I’d like to bring something very important to your attention.

When KT and I first came up with the idea to do a Truth or Dare submission challenge, I thought, “eh, what the heck. It’s not like anyone is going to watch these suckers anyway.” Turns out, I was wrong. People are watching these suckers. In fact, way more people are watching these suckers than I would have even imagined to be interested in these suckers.

And now, in the ultimate twist of events, people we don’t even know are featuring these suckers on their websites! For real. And I’m totally mortified. Check it out:

Totally Embarrassing Featured Video #1

Slightly Less Totally Embarrassing Featured Video #2

Not Humiliating But Not Not-Humiliating Either Featured Video #3

When I die, my time as “The Dare Girl” will be my only surviving legacy. KT, however, is totally lapping this up like a stray cat in a barrel of fresh milk.


Now that you’ve had your hors d’oeuvres, I won’t keep you waiting for the main course any longer. It’s my duty as an entertainer to give the people what they want, and what you want is our latest round of Truth or Dare videos. Bon appetit!

P.S. We’ve still got three more videos to go, so keep checking back! And while you’re waiting, don’t forget to Rate, Comment, Subscribe, Share!

And Email! Because emailing is always super enjoyable and generally not humiliating.






BLOGCAST: Your Truth or Dare Submissions! January 23, 2012

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It’s been so quiet on this blog you probably heard the crickets chirping… but not without good reason. Here at CrazyKindaLife studios, we’ve been diligently working on your Truth or Dare challenges! KT and Messie Jessie shelved any semblance of pride (as you will soon see) to make every one of your submissions come alive. Now it’s just the tedious (and enjoyable) matter of putting it all together into entertaining vignettes.

There’s so much more I could say about how fun the whole Truth or Dare challenge process has been– from the planning, to the filming, to the editing– but I think I will instead let the videos speak for themselves.

Here are the first few, but keep checking back because more are on the way! P.S. Don’t forget to Rate, Comment, Subscribe, Share … and EMAIL!! (





BLOGCAST! Prelude To The Challenge: Calls With Bob January 9, 2012

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I know, I know… you are all anxiously awaiting Messie Jessie and KT’s Truth Or Dare Challenge video… and this is not it. Please don’t hate me. Trust me, we did all your challenges and they were all totally fun. The video is currently being edited so fear not- you will see it soon.

However, while filming something so super amazing happened that we just couldn’t keep its hilariousness to ourselves.

With that said, please enjoy what we call “Calls With Bob”. Every time I watch it I laugh so hard that my face gets all red, my stomach and cheek muscles ache and I start making that weird hissing sound that comes out of your throat when you laugh so hard you can’t breathe. I hope this video gives you all a similarly pleasant experience.



If you love this as much as we do, let us know! We’ve been tossing around the idea of making this into a recurring series, so give your “yay” or “nay” vote when you Rate, Comment, Subscribe, Share!

You can also shoot me an email at to tell me any other dandy thoughts that cross your mind. For example, if “i” comes before “e”, which of the eight nights in Hanukah do you play with the dreidel? Or, how many skeins of beige yarn could you buy from your neighbor? How much does a vein weigh? And lastly, can a veil be used as a feisty form of surveillance?

Was that overkill? Too weird? Perhaps I should cut down on the caffeine.

Ok, ok.. I’ll stop now. But keep coming back, because the Truth or Dare Challenge video is coming SOON!


BLOGCAST: A Call For Fan Submissions! December 21, 2011

We’re trying something a little different here at CrazyKindaLife studios, folks! If you read the title line of this post then you’re already acutely aware that we are putting out a call for fan submissions.

At this point, you’re probably asking, “Yeah sure, I got that. But submissions for what?”

Messie Jessie and Mz. KT are putting out a call for submissions for our first ever TRUTH OR DARE CHALLENGE!

These ladies have quite a history together. In case you want a little refresher, check out this old post: A Valentine’s Day Blogcast

Remember how much you love KT and Messie Jessie? Well, we love this amazing duo too, so submit your suggestions for our Truth Or Dare challenge. We will take any and all of your submissions (pending legal restrictions, that is). We will answer all “truth” questions and complete all “dares”. We’ve already received a bunch of wild submissions and we’re going to respond to them all, so be sure you get yours in our queue!

More details are in the video below so don’t skip out on watching it. Filming will take place 1/1/12. Submission deadline is 12/30/11 at 11:59pm. Time is short: What are you waiting for? Submit today!

(Oh yeah, and don’t forget the obligatory Rate, Comment, Subscribe, Share!)



BLOGCAST! How Long Does It Take Two 30-Somethings To…? November 22, 2011

We’ll get back around to the title line in a moment, folks. Stick with me.


Kids are pretty neat. I’m not one of those people who proclaim, “I love kids!”, but I do think they’re fun to hang out with. I get kids; I really understand them, you know? I relate to them. In fact, as cliche as it is, I think I relate to kids better than I relate to most grown-ups.

And when kids ask me if I want to play with them I’m all, “heck yes I want to play!”, then kick off my shoes and get right down in the trenches of the sandbox along side them. Playing is way more fun than doing grown-up stuff like paying bills and discussing the decline of the housing market. And when us kids get in trouble for doing something we shouldn’t have done? Yeah, I’m usually the one who started it.

So when my friend who was born abroad and lives abroad told me they didn’t know what Silly Bandz were because they don’t exist in that particular far off land, I was all like, “OMG, I’m toooootally getting some and mailing them to your kids. This is so awesome. I can’t wait.”

And that’s just what I did.

In this particular far off land, English is not the native language. However, just as any other intelligent country who gives a crap about their youth ought to, they start teaching foreign languages to kids pretty early on (eh-hem, United States). So one day when my friend’s 12-year-old daughter read a story to me in English via Skype, I was totally impressed and told her so. In English.

This gave me an idea. I thought, “how cool would it be if I asked her to be my pen pal? Not only would this be super fun (for the both of us, honestly), but what a better way for her to practice English?” I decided that when I sent the package I was going to include a special note, just for her, asking she write me back.

In this special note I said that our correspondence could be like passing notes in school, only from super far away. And to add to the sheer awesomeness of this proposal, I decided to fold the note up like we all used to fold notes in high school. Completely amazing and ingenious idea, right? Thanks, I know.

One problem: I couldn’t remember how to fold the dang note. I even Googled that junk and I still couldn’t figure it out. Twenty years out of practice tends to do that to a person, I suppose. Feeling thwarted (and old) I put the note aside, hoping I’d suddenly have a flash of memory and magically be able to fold it as if no time had passed. Well, that didn’t happen.

Later that same day a friend of mine just so happened to drop by for a Sunday visit. Totally proud of myself for coming up with this stellar idea, I gave her a tour of the package I was sending. Then I showed her the note and asked if she could remember how to fold them. She wasn’t sure if she did, but was feeling ambitious and gave it a shot. After about 10 frustrating minutes of unsuccessful attempts (and maybe a few curse words), I knew exactly what needed to be done: I grabbed my video camera and hit record.

The rest of this story is documented below.

Note: I showed this video to a colleague and they told me it must have been one of those “you had to be there” events. Whatever. You made it this far into the post and we both know you are going to watch the video regardless, so just get it over with and hit that darn play button. You can chastise me for sharing this video after you’ve watched it. It’s only 3 minutes of your life, anyway.



If you love this super, amazing idea as much as I do: Rate, Comment, Subscribe, Share!

P.S. Shout out to Paul Rice for subscribing! Check out his blog to learn more about him:


BLOGCAST: Sexy Ladies Underwear May 17, 2011

We’ve got a real gem of a blogcast for you today, folks.

Here at Messie Jessie Headquarters, we put our brains together and thought “what could be better than a Point/Counterpoint debate on sexy ladies underwear?”

Nothing. That’s what.

Make sure you watch this one all the way to the end, peoples. You don’t want to miss a second of it.

I promise you that.


Warning: This blogcast may not be suitable for all audiences. In fact, go ahead and put your kids to bed now. We’ll still be here when you get back.




Reasons #1,929 & #1,930 why I love this city April 27, 2011

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… Because where else can you be serenaded by THIS outside your window at 10pm on a Tuesday?




Then, today, I encountered this gentleman on the subway.

And in case you’re wondering: Yes, I did actually turn around and ask if I could video record him. I *cough* forgot to mention it was for a blog.



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