Monday, December 12, 2011

Blogging is funny to me because I have found that I only blog when I'm bored—which is when I have nothing interesting to blog about—but when I have a lot of interesting things going on, I'm too entertained to bother writing.

Anyhow, I'm blogging now because I'm bored and so many things have happened since my last entry!

1. My best friends and favorite two people of all time came to visit me
2. I had an amazing set at Comedy Works
3. I started taking djembe drum lessons
4. Got into a stupid car accident (they aren't all good things)
5. Built a fire in my new house's fireplace for the first time
6. Went back to Atlanta and saw Gramps and the fam
7. Adopted two new baby kittens for the Luna family
8. Switched shampoo/conditioner brands (ok, this isn't interesting or exciting, but it did happen)
9. Shoveled snow from my driveway for the first time (see #8)

All of these things deserve their own entry but I'm playing catch-up so this will have to do for now!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Weirdest Dream Ever

I am not very clear on the sequence of each of these elements of my dream last night, so I am going to do the best I can based off the order I think everything occurred.

The first thing I remember is walking to a Jason Mraz concert in a park with my sister Karla. For some reason our tickets were on the stage, which initially made me nervous because the stage looked too tall for me to hop onto (don't know why we didn't just take the stairs). So as the show started we were just lying there on either side of the stage during the performance. Karla yelled at me at one point because I started to doze off on the stage. I was enjoying the show, I was just really sleepy. Then there were technical difficulties and he couldn't finish the show so we left to go meet our mom.

When we left we wanted to go different ways threw the park, so we raced each other back to where Sally was. I can't remember who won, but it did start to rain so we drove back to Karla's apartment (no idea what city or where we were at this point).

Next thing I remember was being in Vegas watching a wrestling match, but the match was between two teams of wrestlers (they still wrestled one at a time in the ring though). One team was made up of WWF guys and the other was made up of "real wrestlers" (I don't know what "real wrestlers" are but they don't fake wrestle, apparently). At one point the "real wrestler" made a real move on the WWF guy and got disqualified because the WWF guy got for real hurt.

Next thing I remember is being in my hotel room and wanting to see if I could climb down from my balcony to the room below us. I did it, barely, but then couldn't get back up so I went into the room below mine and made friends with them. It was a big fat guy in his early twenties and his mom staying there (she wasn't there at the time though). He was very nice and I made us sweet tea vodkas and we watched football for a little while. Then I left to go to my room and got lost on the way and had to come back to his room. When I got back he was gone but had left a note saying to make myself at home (I guess he knew I'd be back).

My friend EJ then texted me to meet her and her mother (who was actually my friend Billy's mom, Peg) at their room, so I did, and when I got there, they were singing and dancing to Mary Poppins in the living room. I stayed for a bit but then went back to my "new" room. EJ texted me to go meet them for dinner and sent me a picture message from the restaurant. In the picture she looked like herself except she had big poofy mom hair.

I got lost again trying to find them because the restaurant had 400 floors or "sections", it was huge and confusing. It all looked like a gigantic mall and I ended up at a Super Wal-Mart.

That's as much as I remember now, I'll add to this as things come to me throughout the day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Love My Coworkers

Text message convo between me and my coworker Chris:

Chris: Jen
12:05 pm

Chris: Jen
12:06 pm

Chris: Jenny
12:06 pm

Chris: Jen
12:06 pm

Chris: Jennifer
12:07 pm

Chris: J Lu
12:07 pm

Chris: Jenn
12:07 pm

Chris: Jenni
12:07 pm

Jen: OMG WHAT CHRIS!?!?!?!
12:08 pm

Chris: Hi
12:08 pm

(Chris is almost 40 years old btw)

Cher Face

This morning I kept asking my kitten Cher:
"Why are you such a Cher-face? Huh Cher? Why do you have such a tiny little Cher-face?"
She didn't answer me, she just looked at me like:
"I don't know Jenny, I just don't know why I'm such a Cher-face, but I'll be sure to let you know as soon as I find out why."
This morning made me realize that I need to stop talking to the cats so much, I'm turning legit crazy. Even they look at me like I'm crazy.

Such a Cher-Face!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Truce

Dear Monday,

I don't know if you did this on purpose or not, but today you weren't such an asshole. I had a really good day, wasn't tired from the weekend and really had a productive day. All this means is that it is time for us to call a truce...for now....

I know how you are and I know you'll be back next week with a vengeance.  That said, I'm going to enjoy this week and hope you feel obliged to throw a few more happy Mondays my way on a consistent basis.

#throwinginthetowel

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's a Fumpkin

So last night my roommate Sammy and I decided to carve our Halloween pumpkin. She was busy sanding and spray-painting her new dresser so I actually handled all of the gutting and carving of the pumpkin. It was the first time in about 15 years that I have carved a pumpkin and happened to be the first time in my life I have ever done the whole thing by myself.

I sketched a few prototypes before drawing them on the pumpkin (Disclaimer: I'm no artist, never claimed to be, I know these look like an 8-year old child drew them.).

While I was working on my sketches, I was showing them to Sam to get her input. After drawing the first one (3 round holes, supposed to be a "boo!" or scared face, but really looks like bowling ball holes) Sam said, draw the eyes like upside down "u's"—to which I responded: "you mean "n's"? I also tried to do a "scream mask" face but the mouth looked more like a bicycle seat than a mouth, so I scrapped it.

I know you can't tell from the picture above, but these sketches were drawn on very official, very high-quality sketch paper—i.e. the back of my State Farm Insurance bill:

After all was said and done, I decided to go with the "upside down u" eyes and "boo!" / scared face mouth.

I was so excited and proud of my work that I couldn't even wait to go buy a proper jack-o-lantern candle and just grabbed the scented candle from the upstairs bathroom. So I lit the lavender breeze candle, placed inside the hollowed out pumpkin, turned off the lights and stepped back to admire my work:

The mouth looks like a glory hole :( My artistic genius created a fuck pumpkin, a fumpkin if you will. I think I need to make another trip to the pumpkin patch to try this again. This next time I'll try to make sure my Halloween spirit doesn't result in pumpkin porn.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dear Mondays....

Oh hey Monday!!! You suck.

I don't know why but Mondays have become so wickedly miserable to deal with lately. I guess this is a good thing because it means that my weekends have become a lot more fun than usual so I'm dreading leaving them for the work week. Even so, Mondays are painful.

Oh well...I guess I'll just start loving and appreciating Fridays even more now. So the more I hate Mondays is >= how much I love Fridays. Math fixes everything.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Guide me home....

I forgot how much I love this song.


When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down on your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down on your face
And on your face I...

Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down on your face
And on your face I...

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Low?

It is a very common occurrence that I pause and think to myself: 'wow Jen, is THIS a new low?'

Every Tuesday night is one of those, because it's when my friend Ramzy comes over to watch Glee.

While just watching Glee really isn't that sad—stopping at Wendy's or Taco Bell right before is. There are 50 fast food joints right by my new house and I don't usually get home until about 6:30 so in order to make it home for Glee by 7, something fast is necessary.

Now all of this sounds and feels like a pretty low point, but it gets worse. Glee wasn't on tonight because of the MLB playoffs. So all of our excitement was just shot-down when we realized there would be know Gay-Glee-Party tonight.

There is no easy seg-way into what happened next, so I'll just say it. I played Dr. Mario for about an hour before getting into bed and writing this blog.

Reality TV, Glee and Wii Dr. Mario are all  things that make me happy and I am going to own that.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Neglectful

Oh my goodness—I got off to a slacky start with this blog thing. It's been a good 2.5 weeks since I've written anything. I'm sorry I've been so neglectful to you Mr. Blog.

In my defense, I did spend two weekends in a row going to the Dr. so I will lean on that as my excuse.

Quite a bit has happened over the past few weeks from moving into a new beautiful home to landing the biggest client our agency has ever had. September, 2011 has been good to me.

The new house is just splendid. Everything is coming together really nicely. The den is probably my favorite room because it has the coziest fireplace and it's the Wii room.
(Funny side note: was talking to a friend a couple of nights ago about how women's basketball isn't real basketball and how I would rather play Wii basketball than go to a women's NCAA game, and her response was perfect: "Jen, you'd rather play Wii anything". Touche Courtney, touche.)
My bedroom is great too, now that I have my new bed set up and get to sleep on a memory foam mattress. Best sleep ever. I don't even move at night because it's so comfy—which is great in the morning when I make my bed because I just have to pull one little corner of sheet and comforter up and I'm donezo.

Here are some pictures of my new digs!
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Football field size backyard
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My new bed! (PS: I built it myself)
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Sammy, loving our living room. Cool painting huh?

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Dining room table that used to be a door!

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Kitty bookends.

Well, time to boogie. I'm headed to Denver tonight for a beer launch party for one of our clients, Lefthand Brewing to kick-off the Great American Beer Festival. The new beer they are launching is top secret and we had a lot of fun designing the packaging all secret'y-like.

Cerveza time!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vamos Rafa

Watching the US Open final match between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Rafa is playing some great tennis and I just love his attitude right now. He (Rafa) knows he's playing incredibly well, but he also knows that Novak is playing some unstoppable tennis. I love that Rafa just chuckles when he loses a point because he knows he's playing brilliant tennis but also knows that Novak is hitting some unrealistically amazing shots.

Takes me back to being the underdog and just smiling when winner after winner shot zips past me. It's frustrating, yet rewarding at the same time. To be able to hang in there that long with someone who's game is far better than mine feels really great. There is something so rewarding about KNOWING that I am getting better at something the very moment it is happening.

There are few moments in my life when I feel like I've done something that is perfect—except when playing sports. Take tennis for example—when I'm on the court, and I feel the ball connect with the strings of my racquet, and then I watch it land exactly where I intended it to land, I feel like I've achieved perfection. For me anyway. I know there are a million players out there who could hit that shot much better than I just did, but FOR ME, it feels perfect.

Ok, third set, 5-4, Nadal....time to get back to the match.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

IDK

I think I've changed my mind at least 50 times tonight. No particular subject...just everything I think I've made up my mind about seems like a questionable decision 10 minutes later.

I guess it's just one of those nights.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

E!, MTV, Lifetime Sunday

It's been a pretty lazy Sunday. I've been switching between watching Lifetime movies, Jersey Shore and Keeping up with the Kardashians. Most people would be judging me about one, two or all three of these things—and I'm completely fine with this. I love all of that mindless filth.

Here is a recap:
  • Lifetime movie/s—a scornful woman gets revenge on her cheating husband (obvi).
  • Jersey Shore—Mike is being a dick, Pauly D and Vinny are being funny and Sammi and Ronnie got back together. (I'm looking forward to the big throw-down between Ronnie and Mike tonight before the MTV VMAs)
  • Keeping up with the Kardashians—watching the season opener and getting to meet more of Kris Humphries as Kim's bf. Kourtney and Khloe are messing with their mom.
I love all of this crap.

Oh yeah, I did watch something today that wasn't mindless filth. Watched The Kite Runner and cried like a little bitch at the end. It was a great movie. Watched with my roommate Sam. During the part where the dad got really sick and Amir was nursing and taking care of him, I turned to Sam and said: "I'd take care of you if you got really sick". She said: "get away from me Buna". I was serious though—seriously SAM!

Picture of the day, Cher napping on my arm:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My First Blog


This is my first ever blog entry.  I doubt anyone will see this except me, but you've gotta start somewhere right?

I think it's funny that I spent like 2 hours customizing the look and design of my blog but I'm spending less than 5 minutes writing this entry.  Anyway....

I haven't decided on an overall theme for my blog and I'm hoping that just happens organically. I'm going to try to be brief with my entries (I hate long-winded bloggers. YAWN.) and keep them entertaining. What I will try to do is include a picture with each blog entry. It won't necessarily be related to the subject matter (that's just a bonus if it is) but rather it will just be the most recent picture I've taken relative to when the entry was written. SO, just a fair warning: there will be a lot of pictures of my cats Salvador and Cher.

Ok, gtg...ttyl new blog.