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Wanna know how big of a nerd I am?

Posted 15 Jul 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are awesome, RAD

This is the trailer for a movie coming out in October called The Social Network.

I got chills while watching it.

It’s all about Drama! and the Internets! and Dorks! AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE! (!!!)

So, essentially, it’s Mrs. Jenna porn.

Read about it a little more if you should so desire.

HUMPDAY.

Posted 07 Jul 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, blog bidnass, marriage, motherhood, other people are awesome

Who decided to call Wednesday “Humpday?” It makes me feel dirty. And not in a good way.

Anyway, holy crap it’s summer! I mean, it has been summer, but suddenly I’m in the thick of not having a free weekend until the end of August and I’m already feeling like it’s over. I love and hate this all at once.

So, here’s a (not so) quick recap of what the eff I’m up to lately.

  • Designing my “business cards” for BlogHer in NYC. You know what? SCRATCH THAT. Obvs they’re not business cards, because if this was my business I’d be as happy as a little girl. Since it’s not, let’s call them what they are. CALLING CARDS. Call me a call-girl. Did I say “call” enough yet? Call. (call.)
  • Speaking of BlogHer, the hubs and I just purchased our plane tickets for NYC! So that means I’ll actually be there. OMG. SO EXCITED. Also? I just got Aunt Becky’s phone number. Get ready for drunk texts about how awesome you are in the next month, Ms. Becky. You’ve been warned.
  • Prepping myself for insanity. I have two bachelorette parties, a baby shower and a weekend in the northwoods coming up in the next 3 weeks. And then New York. And then a wedding. I have a lot of dress shopping to do.
  • Abbers has two new toofies on the top. Last night I dreamed she got all her teeth at once. In the same dream I was also completely hysterical. I WONDER WHY.  Abby’s thisclose to crawling as well. And seemingly thisclose to standing and walking. She’d apparently like to do them all at once, thankyouverymuch. We’ll see which one she masters first.
  • I also talked to John the Midwife about The Funk. It’s been getting better lately, but now The Funk is kind of morphing into The Anxiety and that is equally as shitty. Especially since I have to get on a plane in a matter of weeks. Needless to say, he recommended I talk to someone, and is calling me in a week to make sure I’ve made an appointment to do so. Have I mentioned I love John? Because I do. I’ll be making my appointment…soon.

So…I think that’s about all I can wrap up for now. It’s a busy time, summers in the Midwest. We only get so many days to be outside and soak up as much vitamin D as we can before we’re all buried in snow and pissing & moaning about living here.

Because I’ve already teared up TWICE today…

Posted 25 Jun 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, other people are awesome

…I expect you to as well. At your desk. At work. In front of people.

Two wonderfully awesome blog posts I’ve read today:

Love Stories – A Wedding in Seven Minutes by Pacing the Panic Room
If you don’t already read this blog, you’re missing out. BEAUTIFUL photography, beautiful family, and now…beautiful video. This guy is far too talented not to put in your reader.

Tissues on a Train by Outnumbered
Usually this guy is ridiculously funny, but today he got all sappy on me and then I cried. You should stop to read some of his other posts while you’re visiting, like this one. I guarantee you’ll be a reader in no time.

In case you missed it: TwitterPaLooza

Posted 16 Jun 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category I am awesome, other people are awesome, paparazzi, RAD

Hey y’all! I’m back and have many stories to tell. In the meantime, enjoy the recap of Twitter posts I had while I was gone.  (A better post with thoughts lasting longer than 140 words is forthcoming. Old Bessie (aka our laptop) is totally on it’s last legs, so my work compy and my phone are my only posting options. SO not cool.)

Off to the airport in futuristic light rail fashion. On my way to Satan’s Pants AKA Phoenix. #satanspants  3:25 PM Jun 10th via twidroid

Security made me take my sweater off. First thought? Thank god I removed the tag so no one knows it’s a maternity sweater. #notpregnant 3:55 PM Jun 10th via twidroid

A beautiful day for flight. http://twitpic.com/1vmrbf 4:25 PM Jun 10th via twidroid

Airport dinner: Whopper Jr and Triscuits, enjoyed with the soothings sounds of crying children and loud douchbags on cellphones. Thursday, June 10, 2010 4:30:38 PM via twidroid

Well. This doesn’t look good. They seem to be working on the engine. Que dramatic thoughts of plane crashing. Thursday, June 10, 2010 4:35:15 PM via twidroid

Pretty sure I just saw the pilot walking around said engine while scratching his head. Yet, my flight begins boarding in 5 minutes. #awesome Thursday, June 10, 2010 4:44:51 PM via twidroid

Ah, the walk thru first class. “Here’s where you’re NOT sitting! Enjoy your lower class amenities!” Alright tweeps. See you in hell/Phoenix. Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:09:57 PM via twidroid

Signs of a good flight, including but not limited to, wine. http://twitpic.com/1voq0o Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:54:20 PM via twidroid

Hello Phoenix. Hello 106 degrees. Hello Satan’s Pants. http://twitpic.com/1voqik Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:55:41 PM via twidroid

Yep. It’s hot here. 81 degrees at 7am? WRONG. Friday, June 11, 2010 9:02:04 AM via twidroid

It’s hot out…and I’m about to lay out by a pool. Do I need a head check? Friday, June 11, 2010 11:36:20 AM via twidroid

Beer at 11:30 on a Friday. I like where this is going. Friday, June 11, 2010 1:38:57 PM via twidroid

Hey…here’s my #FF – see the list of people I follow? FOLLOW THEM. ALL OF THEM. #notjustthebeertalking Friday, June 11, 2010 1:45:07 PM via twidroid

Playing with sponge rollers. http://twitpic.com/1vx1gc Friday, June 11, 2010 3:56:39 PM via twidroid

At a place called Hula, about to eat some Ahi…enjoying EXCELLENT company. Friday, June 11, 2010 8:27:50 PM via twidroid

Prescott, here we come! http://twitpic.com/1w9nip Saturday, June 12, 2010 5:19:50 PM via twidroid

Two hot beetches driving in the desert. http://twitpic.com/1w9ytl Saturday, June 12, 2010 6:00:43 PM via twidroid

My bladder has hit critical mass. Ten miles to go. It’s gonna be a close one. Saturday, June 12, 2010 6:10:33 PM via twidroid

We’ve arrived. http://twitpic.com/1waq4q Saturday, June 12, 2010 7:34:21 PM via twidroid

CAKE! Now? BOOZE! http://twitpic.com/1wc336 Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:04:23 PM via twidroid

First bar has a live country band. I’m screwed. And not in a good way. Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:57:37 PM via twidroid

Real life cowboys. So so so awesome. Saturday, June 12, 2010 11:02:27 PM via twidroid

Makes everything better (meaning the country music). http://twitpic.com/1wctnd Saturday, June 12, 2010 11:18:58 PM via twidroid

That was a really big tequila shot. And I’m so so glad I’m married. This place is a meat market and my ring is like kryptonite. Sunday, June 13, 2010 12:12:06 AM via twidroid

Tequila shot + dancing my ass off to Stevie Ray Vaughan= making much of my family proud Sunday, June 13, 2010 12:48:55 AM via twidroid

Metal music. I’m home. Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:09:44 AM via twidroid

Good lord. Need ibuprofen. And gatorade. And also ibuprofen. Sunday, June 13, 2010 10:41:32 AM via twidroid

Old timey photos and my second bloody mary. I heart vacay. Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:01:04 PM via twidroid

Just saw Sex & the City 2. “Lawrence of my labia?” No. NO. Sunday, June 13, 2010 11:31:45 PM via twidroid

Last hours in Phenix will be spent shopping at Last Chance. And then airport & goodbye. :( Monday, June 14, 2010 11:55:39 AM via twidroid

Last hours will also be spent misspelling “Phoenix.” Monday, June 14, 2010 11:57:49 AM via twidroid

See these Michael Kors shoes? $30. THEY’RE MINE NOW. http://twitpic.com/1wshne Monday, June 14, 2010 12:28:11 PM via twidroid

See you later Phoenix! Time for 64 degrees & rain. Monday, June 14, 2010 2:30:06 PM via twidroid

Prepare yourselves.

Hey! Do you follow me on Twitter? I hope so. If you don’t, YOU SHOULD. Because Thursday, I’m leaving on a long weekend trip to visit my bestie Amanda. (You should follow her too. I guarantee there will be hilarity via Twatting.) (Wait, her account is locked down. I’ll have a chat with her about this.)

Anyway, YES! I have a weekend away from home, meaning a weekend away from the hubs and Abbers. I will miss them both very very dearly, but OH MY GOD do I need a girls weekend. It’s been no secret I’ve been in The Funk lately and I’ve had just about enough of it. I’ve been trending towards more of the happys lately, but I think this weekend might just help. Or being away from my little family will send me in a downward spiral of despair. Whatevs. There’ll be shopping and lots of the drink so I’m sure I’ll cope somehow.  :) (No, family members reading this, I’m not an alcoholic. Yet.)

SO – tune into Twitter starting Thursday afternoon. I’ll be twittering lots and lots until Monday when I return. I’ll be flying to Phoenix, going to an 80s themed happy hour, driving to historic Prescott, AZ…and seeing Sex & The City 2. Then somehow finding my way through the Sky Harbor Airport in a massively hungover state to fly back home.

Speaking of Sex & The City 2, have you seen this video? I swear to you it is the funniest thing I have ever seen. I’ve watched it a million times and tears come to my eyes EVERY SINGLE TIME. So…watch it. And follow this guy on Twitter.

PS – Got the kitchen painted. THANK THE GODS. It looks awesome, btw.