Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Joys of Traveling...

I have come to a conclusion. Are ya'll ready for this? Traveling can make you NUTS. Listen, when you decide to travel during the holidays, you risk losing any bit of sanity you may have. Honestly, the best thing to do is just be prepared...for anything! And of course, always know where the closest bar is. :o)
Ha obviously, much easier said than done. Traveling can either be great or it can be your worst nightmare. And due to the terrorism threat over the holidays, I was prepared for a nightmare. (Listen, it's NEVER good when you're advised to be at the airport 4 HOURS before your flight. I don't care what anyone says.) But since it took me 45 minutes just to check in, I could see why we had to be there so early! (That had nothing to do with the terrorism threat...there just weren't enough ticket agents...ANNOYING!!) But I was pleasantly surprised when that was the worst part of my trip. Instead of one security checkpoint, there were three (including a bag search.) And ya'll, they even frisked my dog. Really. Honestly though, I have NEVER met nicer security agents. The whole process was efficient and almost painless. So THANK YOU to Toronto Pearson Airport! Ya'll made the best of a bad situation so for that, I thank you.
After I got through all the checkpoints, I got a book, magazine and salad and settled in at the gate with Toby. We were just sitting there, minding our own business and Ms. Crazy McCrazy decided to make an appearance. This short little human spitfire comes up to the ticket counter and starts yelling craziness at the ticket agent. I thought the poor guy was gonna cry...I almost did!
I was in such shock when she was yelling at him that I couldn't even comprehend the situation. But afterward, I thought about what I would've liked to say to her. (Of course it came to me like 20 minutes later!) But this is what I would've said:
"Listen Crazy McCrazy (my nickname for her) it is NOT this agent's fault that a terroristic threat happened over the weekend. If you think about it, you should be grateful to have heightened security if it ensures our safety. I am SORRY they went through your very obviously fake Louis Vuitton but please put your obnoxious fur hat back on your head and sit down!! Lord knows you probably don't need another drink so please go pass out somewhere. I PROMISE that yelling dramatics is NOT gonna change or help anything."
There. I feel better.
Do ya'll have any good traveling stories? I'm happy to report that was the last I saw of Crazy McCrazy and she didn't sit next to me on the plane, thank GOODNESS! Wouldn't that just be my luck??

Sunday, December 27, 2009


I'm sorry ya'll! I promised I'd keep up with this and I'm already slacking...goodness. Merry Late Christmas! Did ya'll have a good holiday? I'm still in Toronto with my family and we all leave tomorrow...well, my sisters and I do. I hate this part of every vacation...the part when you know things are coming to an end and you know you have to go back to reality.
It seems we all get grumpier and start picking fights at this part (ha at least I do. I'll admit it!) It's HARD to live so far away from my family. Please don't get me wrong...I love my life in Dallas, otherwise I wouldn't be there. We moved around a lot when I was growing up and the Dallas area has always been the place that felt like home to me (which is why I moved back after college.) But really, coming "home" and being together really reminds me of how much I miss my family. We're really lucky, we have a lot of opportunities to be together and I take every opportunity I get.
Some pictures from Christmas...look on my facebook for more! I hope ya'll had a great Christmas and I wish you a very happy and safe New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This is Me

Welcome to my Life...All Things Fabulous and well....All Things Not So Fabulous. This is my blog. Hi! I can literally hear all ya'll saying "why in the world is Jen starting a blog??" Really, I can. Here's the answer: I've been wrestling with the idea of a blog for a while now, debating on whether it's a little self indulgent or not. The verdict? It is. But it's also harmless. And if it makes me happy to write it, then why not?
I have a lot of family, friends and loved ones who live well, basically on the other side of the country. And let's face it, there are not enough hours in the day to talk to each one everyday, as much as I'd like to. So this is my solution in letting loved ones keep up with me. Everyone can read this when they want and when they have time. This is also my solution to say things I want to say when I have no one to say them to. (Did you get that?) I have the best audience in the world, my little yorkie Toby who I affectionally call Bugaboo. But at some point, even he hides under the bed and is just DONE listening to me ramble about whatever I'm rambling about.
I have been told I'm complicated, frustrating, random, silly, funny, sensitive, crazy, and unique to name a few. And I am all those things, both good and bad. I'd like to point out that no one, and I mean NO ONE gets more frustrated with me than So don't try to tell me how frustrating I can be. I KNOW! I'm hoping that for ya'll reading this, it helps you understand me a little better and lets you into my heart and life a little bit more. So welcome to my wonderful world which I am both thankful and eternally grateful for. It's nice to see ya'll here!!
PS- For the grammar sticklers in my life...I am telling you now, my sentences and thoughts will not be gramatically correct! Do NOT leave me comments telling me it's wrong to end a sentence with a proposition or tell me that the tense in my blog is not consistent. I am telling you now I do NOT care!! And I say that with all the love in my heart. :o)