Friday, October 31, 2008

Favorite Friday - My Kids

Look at those sweet baby faces.....enough said

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Conversations with a conservative II



I have recently had a friend who I have known for a long while and who was a staunch liberal cross the fence into conservative thinking. I was talking to my friend Reagan about this........

Jen - All I know is that she made some pretty good points for the conservatives of the world. I don't know. I feel my world has been turned upside down

Reagan - I understand that you could be confused. Your conversion will be a life shattering event and people and Satan will do everything in their power to stop you. It won't be easy Jen, but it will be worth it.

Jen - If I convert you have to give a talk about Asian babies

Reagan - I will give a talk that we should all be willing to help Asian babies, but help because we want to, because we are believers in Jesus and that's what he's want us to choose.

Jen - And that is being blogged

Reagan - I am happy to impart wisdom to the young(ish) and confused who are looking for the truth.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween party #1



Dorothy....with shoes made by BFF










Mulan


Bee Keeper




Richard Simmons, a witch, Mario and Luigi




Mustache


Conversations with a conservative



So as most of you know I am not what most would consider a conservative. And usually I am left alone on this point. I make it known my views are pretty strong. I love FDR, I liked Clinton, I think Bush sucks and so do his foreign policies, blah blah blah. Again I am usually just left alone. But all of a sudden I have found this comfortable little place I have been living challenged. I have gotten to know a conservative who has no problem challenging me. So because most of my readers most likely can not believe someone would dare....well I am going to post some of our conversations. Just so my dad can laugh at me. BUT...I held a gun last night so.....you know... I am opened minded.
This post will be reletivly short. It really was the one that made me shake my head the most. We will, for the sake of ease, call the conservative Reagan.
Reagan and Jen are talking (texting) about the personal lives and agenda's of certain politicians.
Jen - Reagan, conservatives are not angels either. They are more two faced than liberals
Reagan - You are right, some probably are. But at least conservatives have Jesus on their side.
Jen - Whatever, so if I become conservative more of my prayers will be answered
Reagan - Ummmm.....duh......
Jen stares at her phone and shakes her head...two nights later while speaking of this conversation Jen is treated to lines from "Who's on the Lords side who?".

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Favorite Friday - Lute Olson

*sigh* Tears roll down my cheeks as I write this. I love this man. Love him. Like I am in love with him. I really do have a bit of a true crush on him. So handsome. So classic. So awesome. My Lute "retired" today. With no word. Just one minute he is there and one minute he is gone and my phone in inundated with texts and phone calls. 25 great years. I mean really I am speechless.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cornophobia

OK so as of late I have been told to try a new technique of sorts. It's called "creating a new happy memory at a place where you previously had like a total sucky one". I don't think that is the technical term but whatever. Last night we went to Thanksgiving Point to the Corn Maze. I have thrown up in that corn maze. See 2 years ago....at like this same time...actually I just figured out that it was two years ago to the day yesterday....holy crap. Anyway 2 years ago I was at this little corn maze as part of my first day in Re-hab. I was so mad, and sick, and sad, and sick, and lost, and sick....did I mention SICK. I remember standing in the middle of that damned corn maze thinking "I could totally run right now". I didn't. I stayed. I graduated. So...I really almost passed on last night. But, no, I was not going to let my past still affect me so, with BFF in tow, we headed to the corn maze. And guess what. I created a new happier memory. Granted instead of puking in the corn maze I peed my pants but whatever. Haunted Corn Maze. BUH. Healing. YAY!!!!!!


I wish I could somehow post how I looked 2 years ago.....lets just say.....improvement


Honestly the best shirt ever. I am a genius


Haunted Hayride...scariest part? That Ian knew every word to every country song they played.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Favorite Friday - Stephen Colbert



Pretty sure...well let me check....yep....sexiest man alive. I mean look at this man. The glasses, the raised eyebrow, the hair. I am in love with Stephen Colbert. I fell in love with this man about 5 years ago. On the Daily Show. Back then I had a huge crush on Craig Kilborn...that turned into a crush on Jon Stewart that turned into a RAGING crush on the man pictured. I do not know of anyone funnier than Stephen Colbert.
I was so happy when he got his own show. The Daily Show was seriously holding him back. He is so witty and smart and hi-larious and handsome and perfect and a great kisser ( I mean how could he not be).
I am pretty sure I will find someone just like him. Well actually I am hoping for a Stephen Colbert/Bill Simmons/Xander Harris mix but I might be waiting a LONG time for that.
So go home tonight, turn on Comedy Central and let his sweet voice lull you into a false sense of security and self delusions because that....good friends....is what TV does best.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Have you ever.........(Word Vomit Wednesday)

Looked all of your serious faults in the face in the way of your boss? I had that happen today. It was life changing. Pardon me while I wax spiritual but I have been praying for a few answers and such lately and today so many things came into perspective. See, as many of you may be shocked to know because of the way I act, I am 31. There are times in my life when I act 12 or 13. I always think I am justified. Until today. When I had to lay the smack down on someone who, if gone unchecked, I could end up as (OK well not that bad....but close). I am certain that I am able to have more confidence than that. Be more emotionally stable and secure than that. Have better taste in music than that.

What happened today has changed so much in me. I mean it was this and other things I have been pondering and thinking but I am amazed at the changes it has made. I am so, so, very certain that this was such a great thing. I am so comfortable with who I am. I am a slightly...ok well more than slightly emotional person. And you know what? I am OK with that. I am not unstable (unless the Chargers lose). I am able to control my emotions. But I am dramatic and emotional. Guess what...that is what makes me me.

I can not stand John McCain....sorry watching the debates...........

You know what else? I love music and football and video games and cupcakes and Pop-Tarts. I love various TV shows and movies. I can not change any of that nor do I want to. I think I am pretty great the way I am. I have a soft heart, I cry easily,.....serious John McCain BUH........I like to surprise people, I like to give to people, I like tart yogurt.

Sometimes my heart gets hurt and broken. I am allowed to hurt. But I am not allowed to expect everyone to revolve around me. I am allowed to love my friends and want the best for them no matter what. I am allowed to be fiercely loyal....Buh Joe the Plumber.....John McCain.

Anyway, just, you know it was uncomfortable but it was really great. I stood up for myself which I need to do more. And something in me shifted. And it shifted hard......(TWSS)...and now I feel like I have been thrown out of the hole I was in. So thanks self-absorbed crazy woman....did you see this in the future?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Make that four and a half






The Who, Iron Maiden and Hannah Montana............








IHOP.....................





Angels and Airwaves (BUH).........................





a wheelchair..............





GA..........




mosh pit with sweaty men........



Oasis cover...............



sweaty after pictures..........






WEEZER!!!!!!





video




video






Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The green fire is pretty



Auby built a fire pit......wait, wait, let me start over. Auby paid someone to build her a fire pit. She had it put in just in time for Canada's birthday party. One tiny problem......no one knew how to build a fire. Thank goodness we always keep our handyman around.....Matt(y). He supplied wood that he always has laying around and the manly skills that he has in abundance. Of course we were there for the most important part.....documentation.



Matt(y) trying to start the fire in the rain


Throwin some slayer love at the fire (whatever Matt shutup)






Auby was a little nervous....the fire pit is pretty darn close to her house







We were having troubles starting the fire so....we picked things to burn.....this folks was perfection. Make a country album.......burn Jessica, burn.....

****Side note.....we had the cover all ready to burn and Matt(y) snatched it right from my hand and put it in his back pocket...where is that pic now Matt?




VICTORY!!!!!!!



..........almost



I just want to take a moment to ask you to notice the sweet decorations in the background....I bought them while I was......uh......nevermind

Auby and her fire pit...that thankfully did not burn down the house

Done and done

OK so when I do my blogs I crank my iTunes and jam and right now "I'll be there for you" by Poison is playing and I am friggin sheddin a tear.....anyway.....I am not kidding this is a powerful song...."when you need a jump I'll be the wire" classic.......anyway.....good job on the fire Matthew, now will you please come fix my table.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Life is short

Just a quick little post to acknowledge life is short. Today I found out a really good friend of mine from years past was killed in a car accident. The weird thing is that I think I heard about this crash from a crazy drunk guy at the Tesla Concert. I am not sure, but he descibed the exact accident. I remember thinking....."man this guy is crazy and drunk and crazy". Then I get an email from a friend telling me all about this accident. It was very surreal. It made me think about all the so-called "problems" I think are the end of the world......they aren't. You know what is really important to me? My family, my friends, the gospel, music, my kids, and Buffy (come on folks you knew that was comin'). I may not always get a paycheck, I may never get married, I may never have kids, I may not be a size two, but generally I am super happy. And I am not going to let some douche bag who is mean to women ruin a concert for me.

Now excuse me while I eat some carbs.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Favortie Friday(crap on Monday again) - BFF


Last night was Sunday Game Night. We played that game "True Colors". As I watched everyone choose one thing became clear. All of the questions that had to do with kindness, charity, and or food all had my BFF. I know this. BFF has, in a lot of ways, been my saving grace. Allow me to tell you our story...well mostly my story.....

I was released on December 4, 2007 from...ummm....anyway if you don't know then you can ask me and I might tell you. That next week I spent almost every night with my Bishop. There were things that needed to be worked out and questions I had. I was going to my family ward at the time. One Sunday my Bishop says "you need girlfriends". I was like, "uhhhh I do not know how to make friends really....so....I will pass". He said "no...go to a singles ward". BUH. So one Sunday in January I set off to find the singles ward. I ended up at the wrong building but there was a singles ward meeting so I thought "eah, what the hell...heck". So I went and I was introduced to some girls and I left. Cut to the next week. I have decided not to go. Who needs singles wards and friends? I am good. But I get this feeling to go...so.....buh...I go. I say my prayers that morning that I will find a friend and that I will get a "sign" that I am supposed to be in this ward. I walk up to the doors...5 minutes late of course...and here comes BFF. OK anyone who knows her knows this is a miracle because BFF is never late for church. I ask if I can sit by her. The rest is history.

We have had our struggles....but we get through them every time. She makes me laugh, she makes lemon bacon pasta and she always tells me I am pretty (that last part was awkward but true). I am so thankful for my BFF.........

Five Great Things About BFF

  1. Thinks I have cute clothes
  2. Puts up with the fact that I feel that I am superior in every way when it comes to music
  3. Thinks I am funny
  4. Watches Buffy with me
  5. Lets me be myself
  6. Listens to me except when she is on the computer
  7. Kind hearted
  8. Hi-larious
  9. Knows she is not perfect
  10. Does not make me feel like I need to go to gym

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tesla

Oct. 1st

The Depot

$30

8 songs

Original Band + Dave

Dave is Hot

Like remember when you thought Axl Rose was hot? Yeah hot like that

I mean I would not date him or anything

Well maybe.......

Seriously like, Dave is HOT

Jeff has my hair cut

I am not kidding perfect layers with bangs

Little Suzi

Love Song

New Songs

Ed Parker

Tesla Troops

Not a single picture

Word