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Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful, but My Heated Blanket is Sooooo Delightful! (294)

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The weather has been generally frightful lately.  It’s been cold and windy and annoying.  But there have been a few random days that have brought some rain so that was nice.  The rain always makes me think of being in Belfast and the amazing people I met there and hope to always remain friends with.  Two in particular, although I think our bond was truly forged when they came to America and we got to spend a summer/fall together.  John and Hannah will always be my favorite inhabitants of the UK (I say UK since they now both live outside of Belfast).  

 

I have seriously neglected this blog and, trust me, it has haunted me daily.  I’ve been so tired/busy/stressed/happy/confused/worn down that I haven’t had time.  Every time I thought of taking a moment to write, I would fall asleep.  Exciting huh?  I’m going to try to make a better effort now though, especially since I’ll be going on vacation soon.

 

Here’s a recap of stuff that’s happened:

  • Saw Ives the Band again (Yippee!!!) and got to talking to them after the show.  They gave Brandi, Crystal, and me free tee shirts and thanked us for being so supportive.  There’s a slight possibility that they also might come play at my church in the future but that’s not something I can really talk about yet.
  • Got into a slight fender bender but the guy never called me back and never contacted my insurance so I’m guessing I’ll never hear about it again.  Whatevs.  It wasn’t in my car (I was driving Brandi’s) so that complicated things a bit.  Everyone was fine.  I was going 5 mph when it happened.  Stupid L.A.
  • I’ve been working at my job now for almost 2 months and I still love the people and the company.  I’m beginning to know a bit of what we do and things are starting to make more sense.  I still feel lost at times but I’m now able to ask more intelligent questions to help me understand a bit more.  That’s really what I need to do my job well – understanding of the total process.  Hopefully things will get even easier and I’ll have even more clarity over the next 6 weeks.
  • I’m moving out of my condo and into my mom’s house temporarily.  Sigh… I just didn’t have enough time to find a roommate and all the one bedroom apartments in non-life-threatening areas are too much for me to afford right now.  Maybe if I’m lucky I’ll get some good raises in the next couple of months?  Or, more likely, maybe one of my friends or someone I know and like will want to rent an apartment with me.  Hopefully.  Otherwise, at this point, I might just end up being super poor and getting a one bedroom of my own.
  • I finished my weekly classes of VLI.  I’ve now just got two finals and some papers to write.  Yay!  I’ll probably end up getting my certificate in March after winter 2012 quarter is over.  I think next year I’m going to try and take classes to finish up my bachelors in English. We’ll see.

That’s about all that’s been going on.  I’ve been way too busy with ministry and studying and packing to really have a lot of fun.  My friend Crystal is back from Australia until the end of January so I plan on spending a lot of time with her.  Luckily, my company is pretty much shut down from 12/21/12 – 1/2/13 and my boss is letting me take time off through the 7th so I get a full two weeks off with no work!  Yay!  There will definitely be ice skating and movies and crocheting and reading and playing guitar involved.  

 

I’m going to Las Vegas for Christmas with my mom.  We’re meeting my brother there – he’s flying in from Montana for a few days.  I’m looking forward to hanging out with them.  I love my brother and love spending time with him.  We rarely get to see each other so it’s nice that the three of us will get to spend the holiday together.  We’re going to stay at the Mandalay Bay and see Jersey Boys.  That’s about all we have planned for now.  I plan on hitting the gym, relaxing in a bubble bath, reading a book, getting a massage/mani/pedi/facial aka spending too much money in a spa, and hopefully seeing some of the museums I have never seen in all my trips to Vegas.  

 

Now, since I’m exhausted, I’m going to go to sleep.  I’ve got many, many things to do tomorrow and I’m running on an average of 5 hours of sleep lately.  It’s not enough.  I’m definitely not 22 anymore – regardless of the fact that people tell me I still look 22.  I need my beauty sleep.  

 

Bon nuit mes amies!

 

~Jenn

 

If there’s a rocket tie me to it / Delena is the hottest fictional couple ever! (355)

Vampire Diaries Thursdays are one of my favorite days of the week.  It’s so much fun to watch the show with friends and root for Damon and Elena to get together finally and for for-ev-er! The sooner everyone gets on board the Damon and Elena train, the better.

Watching TVD was the highlight of my Thursday. Nothing monumental or super exciting happened today. I caught up on a few shows and watched some TV. I played guitar. I ate dinner.  I took a nap. Seriously, nothing exciting at all.  Work was good though. It went by really quickly which is always something I appreciate. I think it has something to do with it being Thursday. Tomorrow will probably go really slowly, especially since Saturday is Snow Patrol day!!! Yay!!!! I can’t even express how excited I am to see them again. It’s going to be awesome!

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Snow Patrol!!!!

There’s something that’s bothered me for quite a few years and has recently come to my attention again. Why do guys find it so funny to pretend to be gay or to do quasi-homosexual things? Why is it considered so funny for two hetero guys to act like that but when girls do it, other women just think they’re stupid and guys think they’re hot? It just doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe it’s because I’m not the type of girl to do that? It’s not even a “christian” thing, it’s just who I am. Is that just a way for guys to be physically close to one another without other people legitimately wondering if they’re gay? Or is it really just the way guys think and what they find funny? Hopefully I’ll one day find an answer…

I’m thinking about starting a blog about all the books I read for school and for fun. Not necessarily for the benefit of other people so much as for my benefit to keep them all straight. I can literally read a fiction book in a few hours.  If it’s anywhere around 200-250 pages, it’ll probably only take me 3 to 4 hours to finish it. The only probably with being a fast reader is that I don’t always retain every detail of the story. Hence, the reason I am thinking of starting a blog about the books I read. I would also like to have a book club when I’m done with VLI so I can read books with my friends and discuss them. Anyone want to join me?

I must be going to sleep now aka read until I pass out from exhaustion. Insomnia and other external factors really suck. Peace and GO TEAM DAMON!!!!!!

~Jenn

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