“Watching, Waiting” Trailer!

A scene from Watching, Waiting. Photo by Wesley Strick.

A scene from Watching, Waiting. Photo by Wesley Strick.

Hey there, everyone!

Many of you already know that, before I decided to dedicate myself to writing full-time, I used to be (and trained to be) an actor. While I haven’t acted in years, an opportunity came to me to take part in a really important short film written and directed by Wesley Strick. It’s called Watching, Waiting, and it’ll be making the rounds via festivals, etc, very soon!

I’ll be letting you know when and where you might be able to see it. But in the meantime, here’s the trailer that was just released yesterday! I’m very glad I was able to be a part of this, and I can’t wait to be able to share it with you!

Enjoy! And stay tuned to The Experience for more details! :)

TJEVlog #4: LIFE SNIPPETS – How to Meet Hot Guys While Hiking

So…when I say “new vlogs go up on Fridays,” what I mean is that they go up whenever the hell I want. :) One day, I will embrace consistency. Right now, this is just a fun thing I do sometimes.

Here’s the latest TJEVlog. It’s #4, and it’s a “Life Snippet,” meaning I’ve taken the camera out and about with me in my “real life.” This is from the most recent Teresa’s Hike & Brunch at the end of last month, and in it, you’ll see my Pro Tip for meeting cute guys on the hiking trail. :) Enjoy!

And don’t forget that there have been three vlogs before this one if you’d like to catch up:

TJEVlog #3: Be a Fucking Ray of Sunshine

TJEVlog #2: LIFE SNIPPETS – Hiking Runyon With Heather

TJEVlog #1: Introducing the Pound By Pound Pledge Drive!


AUTISM IN LOVE (Or, Happy Autism Awareness Month!)

You’re gonna be hearing a lot about diabetes on this blog over the next year, but there is another cause that is near and dear to my heart – autism awareness. I have a nephew and a niece on the spectrum, but while they each have their share of difficulties, they are also ridiculously brilliant and have enormous hearts.

So I, of course, would love to think that when they become adults, someone else will see their brilliance and kindness and fall in love with them. I mean, duh, right?

A new friend of mine, Carolina Groppa, is producing an amazing-looking documentary that I’m super-excited about called Autism in Love. Check out the sizzle reel above, and tell me that you don’t want to meet each and every one of those people! What’s interesting, too, is that as they’re talking about the autism-specific challenges that these people face with regard to relationships, all I could think was – It’s not just autism. It’s hard to find love PERIOD! I want to tell each of these people that they’re not alone in their struggles to find happy relationships. People without autism have plenty of trouble in that area, too! That’s not necessarily a great piece of news, but at least it’s something we all have in common! :)

Autism In Love is having a Kickstarter right now, and there are 19 days left. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, consider backing this really awesome project, and tell ’em Teresa Jusino sent you. ;)


TJEVlog #2: LIFE SNIPPET (Filmed 4/6/13)

Me and Heather at the entrance to Runyon Canyon Park. 4-6-13

Me and Heather at the entrance to Runyon Canyon Park. 4-6-13

Lately, I’ve been using the video function on my point-and-click camera a lot more when I’m out and about, just capturing random stuff. It amazes me that I’ve had this camera for years, but have rarely used it for video…UNTIL NOW. :)

This week’s TJEVlog contains footage from my very first “Teresa’s Hike & Brunch,” a hiking (and brunching) meet-up I started and that I’m organizing twice a month that will both help me get in shape for the POUND BY POUND Pledge Drive, and allow me to stay in touch with friends. Marvel as my friend Heather and I…are lazy and take the easy trail. ;) YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS IT! Also, we’re cute.

Enjoy this little glimpse into The Teresa Jusino Experience!


TJEVlog #1: Introducing the Pound By Pound Pledge Drive!

My dad and my mom. Probably from the 1908's sometime. Not sure exactly when, but I just love this photo. They both look so fabulous, and so happy.

My dad and my mom. Probably from the 1980’s sometime. Not sure exactly when, but I just love this photo. They both look so fabulous, and so happy.

As I mentioned in my previous post, today is the anniversary of my mom’s passing. It’s been seven years, and I still miss her all the time, usually when I’m doing something awesome that I instantly want to tell her about…but can’t. I’m hoping she knows.

It’s also my friend Adam’s birthday! He’s one of my BFF’s in New York. I miss him, too, and I wish I could celebrate with him this weekend. Have fun being old! :)

Anyway, I thought it appropriate to do my VERY FIRST VLOG this week, because I wanted to announce an effort I’m taking on this year in honor of my mom, and I’m hoping that all of you who read this will want to get in on it! So, watch the video below and do what it says! :)


Every time I hear this song, I imagine that it’s being sung by a family member or close friend of a returning companion. What happens when the Doctor drops a companion off at home after showing them all of time and space? Well, they’re never the same, and their former, mundane lives can never compete.

And while they’re pining for the TARDIS, their loved ones have to deal with their moody, broody shit. :)

Except for Madge Arwell’s family – because she was badass and could keep her shit together, seeing into the vortex and being all, “That was nice.”

Anyway, today’s Song of the Day comes to us courtesy of Alanis Morissette from her classic 1990’s debut album (if you don’t count her Canadian teeny-bopper stuff), Jagged Little Pill. Here is “Not the Doctor.”