Thursday, September 29, 2011


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!
Football field size backyard
My new bed! (PS: I built it myself)
Sammy, loving our living room. Cool painting huh?

Dining room table that used to be a door!

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


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.