Archive for January, 2008

I thought our apartment was cramped…

Posted 29 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are morons, the cats

What’s great is that each cat gets his or her own chair. How lovely.

Still alive, possibly with a side of malaria.

Posted 28 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

Hello! I have roughly 4 minutes to make some sort of post on here before I have a meeting and then go back home to sleep.

Costa Rica was, to say the least, awesome. We had so much fun. I got burned to a crisp (and had to admit to the husband that maybe my choice of SPF 4 on my first day was a bad one), eaten alive by mosquitoes, and generally had a great time. I’ll post a few pictures in the next couple of days.

Here’s a climate change wrap up.

We left on Sunday, 1/20 – the temperature at 3am was -11 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sunday 1/20 through Sunday 1/27 – temperature in Costa Rica – roughly 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
We got home at midnight Sunday 1/27 , and the temp was 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

I think my body is in a small state of shock. Peeling sunburn, bug bites, and a down parka and cashmere scarf? None of it adds up. :)

Work = a little much.

Posted 17 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category marriage

I hate the fact that the last time I blogged was Monday. Nearly every night for the past two weeks I’ve worked late and/or at home in the evening. I haven’t really packed a thing for my trip in 3 days. (Unless you call dumping your “summer drawer” out on the floor next to your suitcase and also throwing a tube of sunscreen in for good measure.)

So I’m taking a break from working now. I think that’s fair. I put in a good 12 hours yesterday.

I can’t effing wait to get on that plane Sunday morning. The temperature when we leave for the airport is forecast to be about -10 degrees. The average temperature in Costa Rica for the past few days has been about 87. Much, much better.

In case I don’t blog again before we leave – here’s what the next 60 or so hours have in store for me…

Today: Work until like, 6pm, go home, make mac and cheese for dinner, sign on and work again around 8pm. Try to do laundry while making mac & cheese, eating and working.

Friday: Work till 5pm. (I refuse to work any later than that.) Have dinner with husband’s parents. Look at some dining table we might get for free. Get home late. Maybe try to pack?

Saturday: Clean the house. Have our Realtor and mortgage lady over to see the house (finally). Get a 90 minute massage. (YESSSS!) Pack if I haven’t yet and prep the kitties for being alone for 8 days. Tell them I love them and smother them with kitty kisses.

Sunday morning, approx. 2:30 am: Get up. (Ridiculous.) Try to get husband up. Shower. Try to get husband up again. Call cab. Get husband to pack his suitcase. Go to airport by 3:30am. (Just kidding dude! Well, kind of. You know you’re hard to get up.)

BTW – the picture above is of one of the bungalows like we’re staying in. GET ME ON THAT PLANE!


Posted 14 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category please and thank you

So, a whole workday kind of slipped by.

Coworker sent me a link to this today (click here), and then I sat and watched all of the episodes, and I love her.

At first, I was super weirded out by her, but after you get the hang of it (the show is her impersonating everyone in her life), she’s effing hilarious. It’s just ridiculous – she has the Minnesota voices down so well.

In episode 2, she mentions the fact that she gave herself a “party perm.” Love her. LOVE.

There’s 17 episodes. Watch them all.

I.F.H. Mondays

Posted 14 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category retail therapy

This blog title is brought to you by the following skit by one of my favorite comedians – Nick Swardson.

(Oh yeah – unless you have headphones, it’s NSFW.)

So anyway – not much to report from the weekend. We went to see The Orphanage Friday night – VERY VERY good. Pretty scary. Saturday, uh….I sent back my plethora of dresses to VS and Bluefly, and then went grocery shopping. Hung out and tried to ignore the drumming and loud music being played by the husband and his friends (they were actually quite courteous and I actually got to sleep around midnight). Yesterday, we didn’t do much either, although we DID get the Christmas tree taken down, finally. NOW my house feels normal. I’ll start taking new photos of the inside soon. I know you’re all (all three of you) are dying to see what it looks like.

So, yeah. Uneventful weekend, but that’s good. I have a lot of packing in front of me this week. We leave on Sunday! Woo hoo!!