Archive for 2008

And I forgot to post about the dresses!

Posted 07 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category retail therapy

So, the dresses came in. Victoria’s secret is on crack.

Three of the four dresses I ordered in a size small. They all fit me totally different.

The purpley one with a print was kind of cute – but it was one of those bubble hem lines that I can’t figure looks flattering on anyone. Thank god – that was the most expensive one.

The green one is cute, but super casual. I might keep it anyway for the summer and for a day dress – it’s not wedding-y enough.

The pink one is actually terry cloth, and requires bosoms such as the lady in the picture to keep it up. I’ll be sending that back for sure.

And the black one is the one my husband told me to keep. It fits pretty well, but he made a good point – black on the beach is kind of weird. (And I only slightly agree. Black is good for any occasion – even if it is on the beach.) It’s an eyelet fabric…and since I don’t have a full length mirror in my house I have no clue what looks like on me. I’ll have to wait until I buy a mirror for my final decision. And I still have a dress coming in from Zumiez to try on (the white & black print).

You know it’s going to be a bad Monday…

Posted 07 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

…when you wake up thinking it’s the weekend. I woke up at 6:30am when my alarm went off but was in such a deep slumber I had no recollection of shutting the thing off. All I thought was, “Thank god I can sleep in today – there’s no way I could get up now.” And, within a nanosecond – the flood of memory reminding me that it is, in fact Monday, and I DO have to be up AND go to work comes pouring in. Blast.

Walking to the train was ridiculous. I must have looked like a cross between Charlie Chaplain and Tony Little maneuvering the ice. (I only mention Tony Little since I had a ponytail and sort of making “Gazelle” movements.) Four steps outside of my house and I heard the downtown bound train pull up. Again…Monday craptasticness.

And now I’m at work. I ended up being here until almost 7pm on Friday because a server was taking a shit and I had no idea how to fix it. Good times. I have another eye doc appointment this afternoon anyway, so it’ll all even out in the end, timewise. I’m hoping the doc will give me the good news that I can start wearing my contacts again and stop being four-eyes for a while. I can’t imagine trying to enjoy myself in Costa Rica with my glasses on. Can you snorkel with glasses?

I saw Juno Saturday night with L. It was her fiance’s bachelor party that my husband was attending, so she stayed at my house for the night, and we caught a movie. If it’s not too cliche – “Run! Don’t walk – to see Juno!” SUCH a good movie. I want to see it again – with the husband. Ellen Page wins.

That’s all for now. It’s officially 30 degrees in this office and I must put my coat on for fear of hypothermia.

The dress options….

Posted 04 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category retail therapy

Please remember this is a beach wedding. :)

Obviously some are more casual than others, but I might just keep a couple as cover ups/cute tropical vacation clothes. :)

Feedback people, I need feedback. My Victoria’s Secret dresses will be arriving today, the other one probably Monday. Granted, some might not fit, so if the overwhelming response is one of the ill-fitting ones, I might be hard pressed to get the right fitting size here in time. Pressure!

A post with no purpose.

Posted 03 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category marriage, retail therapy

I don’t really have anything to blog about right now, but I feel I should blog since it’s Thursday and…I’d like to try and blog every day.

I’ll give a summary of my yesterday. I worked pretty hard all day, and then right around 3:30 or so, I dumped a decent portion of my hot chocolate all over my keyboard. I spent a good 15 minutes trying to sop it out and clean it up. I can smell old hot chocolate right now. It’s kinda gross. If I could just get a Mac…. Anyway, I worked until 5 or so, hopped on the train and went home. It was SO FREAKING COLD yesterday. The hubs and I decided on a frozen pizza and dinner in front of the fireplace. It was super cozy. Miles the cat laid down on me around 9pm and we both dozed off until 10 or so when I watched the news. Then we watched Leno, Letterman, and then Conan. Conan had a beard. So did Letterman but I don’t like him as much. It was a wonderful night.

Another random fact – 2 weeks from Sunday I leave for Costa Rica for our delayed honeymoon, and my good friend L’s wedding. SO EXCITED. I bought Costa Rica books and a “Costa Rican Spanish” pocket book. We’ll be there for 8 days. It’s going to be AWESOME. Monday, I ordered 5 dresses online for possible choices for L’s wedding. Four from VS and one from Zumiez. :) Yeah, I’m a 14 year old girl. Anyway, I intend on sending all but one of them back. (Please note intend is in italics. For a reason.)

Also, I bought these shoes on Tuesday. Again, I am a 14 year old girl.

I always wish I could be more of a girly girl, or be more…”adult,” but I keep buying tee shirts and sneakers and never buying heels or fancy clothes. I’ve sort of come to the realization I’m just not going to be one of those girls, ever. I’m having a hard time accepting it, but I’m getting used to it. Someday, I’ll unpack my shoes and give a grand total of sneaker to fancy shoe ratio. :)

Alright, that’s it for my Thursday ramblings. Good day.

Thanks, guardian auntie. :)

Posted 02 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, please and thank you

My favorite aunt-in-law just pointed me in the direction of this New York Times article about blogging and your employer.

And, so that I can ease my mind and continue to blog as usual, I’m pulling some of my work related blogs down. Although some of them I love – better to be safe than sorry. :)