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Uh, you guys?

Posted 11 Aug 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, I am awesome, other people are morons, paparazzi, RAD


Not only is that my hand assisting the unicorn to smoke a menthol, but my mug is in a couple stills in the video!

This just makes me wish there was Sparklecorn every day. Seriously. So much fun.

So, please to enjoy the Sparklecorn video extravaganza, set to a totally awesome Biggie Smalls REMIX!!!

MamaPop Sparklecorn 2010: Director’s Cut

So, THAT happened…

Posted 10 Aug 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, I am awesome, other people are awesome, RAD

I survived a weekend in New York with a bunch of bloggy friends.

To sum it up quickly, it was TOTALLY BITCHIN.

The highlight had to have been Saturday night, where I went to a…ehem…party with naughty favors, and then Sparklecorn, which was the most fun I think I’ve had since my wedding. I only twisted my ankle twice in my hooker/Michael Kors shoes and took part in making this happen:

Photo by Ryan Marshall

Yes. That is a unicorn cake smoking a cigarette. A menthol, to be exact. I’m glad we could help it check the weather.

I got to meet Ryan Marshall of Pacing the Panic Room fame, as well as all of my favorite bloggers (except Aunt Becky. Sad face). Seriously…just thinking about the awesomeness of the weekend (and then recognizing that I’m back at work in my cube) is nearly sending me into tears/convulsions/laughing fits.

I’m going to start working on a few posts trying to sum it up in my own words over the next few days. I have lots of photos to go through. Look out Flickr.

So, stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy this: Sparklecorn 2010: We Done Blowed NYC Up, Son

Get to know Mrs Jenna:
A “So, you can’t make it to BlogHer” post.

Posted 03 Aug 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, I am awesome, other people are awesome, RAD

So, let’s say you’re one of the people who’s not going to BlogHer this weekend. That sucks. I am sorry. I will miss you.

Since you’re missing out on the opportunity to talk to me, observe me hiding in a corner, or eavesdrop on my drunken conversation I’m having with the bartender, here’s what you’re not learning about me:

  • I blush very easily. Like, ridiculously easy. It’s embarrassing. So when I start to blush, I get embarrassed about blushing and then blush some more. Then I am essentially purple. It’s a hot look. Also, for this very reason, I do not drink red wine…because it literally does turn me purple.

    What you’re missing out on: My face turning red when I meet my bloggy friends for the first time. Also, the reason why I threw a glass of red wine at a waiter. How DARE he not know this about me? EVERYONE READS MY BLOG.

  • I talk really fast. I can’t help it. It’s probably because I’m hyper most of the time.

    What you’re missing out on: Me having conversations with people I don’t know and leaving them looking confused as to what the hell I just said. Sometimes this happens even if I talk slow. Remember, I’m a nerd. Occasionally I forget not everyone references Seinfeld episodes like the bible.

  • I have totally weird toes. I’m not exaggerating this at all. I got them from my mom. My second toes (also known as “monkey toes”) are trying to take over the world. So far they’ve only defeated my big toes.

    What you’re missing out on: People writing “weird feet” on my business cards to remember me, and me trying to walk in heels. By “trying,” I mean holding back tears with a huge fake smile on my face and walking similar to Ozzy Osborne.

  • I would prefer if every day were a slumber party. Complete with popcorn and sleeping bags and horror movies and girl talk and staying up way too late.

    What you’re missing out on: Me trying to find as many people that want to do this. In their room. Because I don’t think the hubs will be keen to this. And I also don’t think you want to see him in his undies. I mean, he is hot and all, but you know. It’s someone else’s husband in their undies. Weird. And awkward. But still cute.

  • If I get too drunk, I hide in the bathroom. It’s been my weird go-to for years. I assume it’s because I get the spins and figure – HEY! If I’m gonna spew, at least the toilet’s right there! Nevermind that it’s 9pm.

    What you’re missing out on: Hopefully, not this. I don’t plan on getting shitfaced, internets. I also don’t get piss-drunk very often. Usually the drunk sneaks up on me. I’m planning on “drinking responsibly.” At least while I’m at Martha Stewart’s.

  • And finally, I’m a really nice person. Yes, I judge people and am sarcastic and will almost always be trying to make you laugh, but I’m a really nice person. Come talk to me!

    What you’re missing out on: Getting to know the coolest, most awesome person on the planet. Oh, and I’ll be there too.

I figured out how to spend money at the library.

Posted 30 Jun 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category I am awesome, retail therapy

Only I could do it. I know how to spend money ANYWHERE. And today I did it at the library.

(And no, not on late fees. DURR.)

(But yes, I’ve done that too.)

Anyway, after watching the trailer for the new Harry Potter movie due out in November (Thanks a lot TIFFANY) I made the noble decision that I’m going to read all the Harry Potter books this summer and watch all the movies, so when this one comes out – I’M READY. And yes, I’m implying that I’ve never read or seen any Harry Potter anything. (I can feel a nerd rebellion happening. Can you? It’s like a stampede of dudes with wizard pointers and lightening bolt face tattoos. Not that kind.)

So, off to the library! I should mention I haven’t been to a public library for probably 10 years – no exaggeration. I’ve been buying books and also a lot of NOT READING so libraries have no purpose in my life. However, I am not planning on buying all the Harry Potter books because dudes – that’s a lot of dollars.

My first stop was making sure my library card was even working anymore. Turns out it was. And I didn’t owe them any money! Considering I was a mere $1200 in debt when I used my library card last and couldn’t pay it off for the life of me, this was welcome news. Then…off to the card catalog! Oh, they don’t have those anymore? Yeesh.

I am not even joking you when I say that the last time I was in the library I had to use a real card catalog. At the time, the Walker Library had just installed COMPUTERS! WITH INTERNET! AND A WEBSITE! that was not exactly functional yet. Now, there’s fancy stations with the ability to search the catalog AND RESERVE your books, all at your fingertips! Technology is sexy. Anyway, I navigated the website, and found that Harry Potter books were in fact kept in the children’s section. Awesome. I’m nearing 30 and checking out children’s books. Whatevs.

Except, they’re out. OF EVERY HARRY POTTER BOOK EVER WRITTEN. Apparently not only did I have the idea to read some Harry Potter over the summer, but so did every other child person in the metro area. I put the first book on hold. As well as two adult books recommended by my mother and another I’ve been meaning to read. It seems as though the only way to get the book you want to read is to reserve it and have it delivered to the library of your choice.

(Do you see I’m number 445 of 445 people who have requested the new Tami Hoag book? I’ll probably be moved to the #1 position in 2037.)

I walked out of the library without anything to read and was about to leave when I saw something called “The Bookstore.” I walked in and HOLY CRAP! They’re selling old books removed from circulation! They had a cart labeled “Children’s Classics” and this is where I went buck-wild.

In case it’s not clear in the photo, I walked out of there with:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
Ramona and her Mother by Beverly Cleary
The Missing Piece by Shel Siverstein
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

All these books FOR $9.43. $9.43!!!

Obviously I have a minor obsession with Ramona Quimby books. I am essentially forcing Abbers to read them as well.

I also had On the Banks of Plum Creek and The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder in my hands, but since I didn’t have the beginning books in the series, I put them down.

If anything while I wait for my Harry Potter book to become available, I’ll read Charlotte’s Web since I’ve never read it before. And then I’ll read Harry Potter. And then maybe someday I’ll pick up a book with swearing and murder in it like I normally do.

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. 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. Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:54:20 PM via twidroid

Hello Phoenix. Hello 106 degrees. Hello Satan’s Pants. 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. 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! Saturday, June 12, 2010 5:19:50 PM via twidroid

Two hot beetches driving in the desert. 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. Saturday, June 12, 2010 7:34:21 PM via twidroid

CAKE! Now? BOOZE! 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). 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. 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