Thursday, January 5, 2012

Return of the Blog

Maybe. One can never tell. I hate to be the bearer of bad excuses, so I'm not going to give you any. I'll just jump right into catching you up on the most important things that have happened over the last few months:

I bought a pair of skinny jeans. This is a real shocker because I swore that I would never buy skinny jeans as I've never found them particularly flattering.

I bought a second pair of skinny jeans. I know. I'm one tightly clad step away from buying pajama jeans.

I went to Vegas for the first time. For work.

I decided that Vegas isn't really my thing. Too many folks hooked on machines that are hooked to breathing machines because they're hooked on cigarettes.

I think I developed asthma in Vegas.

I read the Hunger Games and absolutely love the series. Can't wait for the movies! Now I'm trying to convince everyone to read the Hunger Games. Hey, you should read the Hunger Games. No, really. You should.

I was talked into getting shellac put on my nails. You have to understand, I don't get my nails done. I have emeraphobia - that's a fear of emery boards for the layperson. I went in support of my friend who was getting her nails done in preparation for a potential engagement (P.S. happened the next week! Whew!). Being a newbie, I said "I'll have what she's having. But just as long as it's something that comes off easily and doesn't require maintenance". Result? They coated my nails in Teflon. Nail polish remover does not work. It's been two months. I'm doing the classy thing and letting it chip off. The patterns that are left right now would be suitable for a Rorschach Test. I knew I should have taken Vietnamese instead of Spanish in high school.

After seeing the Emmy nominations, I started watching and have become addicted to Dowton Abbey. Love it. I don't know what to tell you if you missed the first season. It's on PBS and they've just finished re-airing the first season. Season 2 starts this weekend. As far as I can tell it's not on Hulu or Blockbuster/Netflix. It is sooo good. It's Jane Austen meets The Help which then meets Titanic and then they all meet Dallas for tea and drama. Joey is hooked too.

That pretty much sums it up. You know, the important stuff. OK, maybe it's just the small stuff that floated to the top. Skimming the surface will have to do for today.

Happy 2012, everyone!


  1. YAYYYYYYY!!!! You're back! (Hopefully!)

    Don't be ashamed of the skinny jeans...EMBRACE the skinny jeans!! I just bought my first pair 2 months ago and get this...just bought a second pair a couple weeks ago. IN BRIGHT RED. GO bold or go home, huh?!

    Jenny...2 months with shellac???? I just peel mine off!!!

    You're hysterical. ANd you should blog/tweet more. Solely to make little ol' me laugh. :)

    K? K!

  2. Glad you're back! =)

  3. Yay! You're back! I lasted about a week and a half with my shellac manicure. I can't resist the urge to peel nail polish. But it didn't help that I was at a chemistry teacher's workshop and the chemicals did their part to help the process!

  4. Steph, they don't peel off! I've been chiseling away forever! Maybe it really was Teflon...

  5. I love your writing style, have I told you that before? You remind me of me, and I crack myself up ;-)