Pet Grooming {ish} With Jennifer

We had to shave our cat. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d have to type. Now before your mind wanders or you call PETA, we didn’t do this for fun or for sport. Mosby is fine, a little cold, but fine. He thought it would be cute to sit on a wax warmer. A wax warmer that is intentionally hidden for this reason.

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Mosby

How did Mosby become the latest attraction at Madame Tussauds you ask? We are 99% sure this is what happened.

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Grumpy cat meets his wax double at Madame Tussauds

It’s 4 A.M. and everyone is asleep. Suddenly Mosby hears a loud noise coming from the living room. Fearing for the lives of his family, he gets down from his perch to investigate. After running as fast as he can from one end of the house to the other (repeatedly), he finds himself being attacked by a large snake in the shape of a bread tie. Heroically Mosby tackled the bread tie snake, violently smashing and thrashing it around. After swiftly swatting at it with his paws he realized the battle was more than he could handle. In an effort to find safety he leapt 4 feet into the air, landing behind the TV directly on the wax warmer. Mosby, now coated in wax on his stomach and leg has found himself “safe” but the bread tie snake still remains at large.

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Before we get into the physics that goes in to shaving a cat, I want to assure you that we contacted our vet to make sure this wasn’t an emergency situation. Oddly enough, they’ve seen several cases of cat vs. wax warmer (spoiler alert: wax warmer always wins), and have found that even with sedation the removal process can just as “easily” be done at home. Basically, they were not interested in being clawed to death by a 24 lb. ball of fur, wax and anger. I don’t blame them.

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We were officially on our own. The most popular options presented to us were, dish soap, coconut oil, vegetable oil and finally shaving. Since neither of us have experience in pet grooming, (in fact I’m still trying to master shaving my legs without cutting myself) we opted for the soap and oil methods first.

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We huddled in the bathroom (only one exit and no breakables) armed with towels, various oils and an angry cat. You know, your typical date night. Thinking there would be cat hair EVERYWHERE, I stripped down to my socks, underwear and sports bra. This would have been a great idea if Mosby was completely declawed, but I quickly and regrettably remembered his back feet (his strongest I might add) still have claws. Being nearly naked was no longer and advantage.

While distracting Mosby with a buffet of cat nip, we quickly lathered him up in enough oil that would make Paula Dean proud but even with a fine tooth comb the wax would not come loose. As we feared, shaving had become our last option. Mosby, slippery and high on catnip needed a break (as did we). We decided to stop for the night. We needed to lick our wounds, gather our thoughts and formulate a plan for the great cat shave of 2018.

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BE THERE!

We went in to day two with what we thought was a solid plan. We bought a corded mustache trimmer, (no time to mess with batteries) cat proof armor, (3 layered hoodies, gloves and blankets) and found a spray catnip that we hoped would distract him long enough to sheer him like a sheep. The plan was to get in, get out eat dinner watch an episode of The Nanny and never speak of this incident again.

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After performing what can only be described as an alligator death roll, Matthew and I were left with a pissed off, half shaved cat. We had 1 torn hoodie, a blanket that I swear is still missing and a pair of wax clogged mustache trimmers that will never work right again. Cat nip and fur were everywhere, our bathroom looked like a 4-h project gone wrong.

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After yet another call to the vet it was decided that we would allow the stomach fur to grow out long enough to where it could be trimmed with scissors. Lord give me strength. Our only other instructions were to keep the area clean and to keep Mosby happy. Not included in the instructions were hiding all the belongings that Mosby may or may not plan to pee or throw up on out of spite.

Today’s takeaway’s:

  1. Don’t underestimate the agility of even the fattest and laziest of cats
  2. The ConairMan beard & mustache trimmer is best on the market, hands down
  3. Buy a wax warmer and a hairless cat or fluffy cat and Wallflower Plug in. These items should not be mixed and matched

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Car Shopping {ish} With Jennifer

My husband recently had a run in with a concrete barrier in Austin (thankfully, he wasn’t hurt) and needless to say we’ve found ourselves in the market for a new vehicle. Yay, debt. The universe knew that our car note was almost paid off and thought, “Not today young savers, not today.”

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The car buying process is never fun, but Matthew and I have completely different visions of what an acceptable vehicle should be. So naturally we had a blast. The process took a year month.

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Matthew wants a beefy looking vehicle that stands tall and proud. I would prefer my car not to have a stronger self-confidence than me. He wants tires that look rough and tough and I want tires that won’t cost more than my mortgage.

I took to Facebook earlier this week hoping to find some insight on what car we should bring home. I was certain the world was on my side. I. Was. Wrong.

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While it was saddening to see I was alone in my car choices, except for the Delorean (no shocker there) I pulled myself together and compiled a list of car buying factors everyone should follow.

Height

The vehicle can’t be so tall that I have to perform calisthenics to get in. In the same respect it can’t be so short that I sound like a slowly deflating balloon getting in and out of it.

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Vibe

When you get into a pre-owned car for a test drive, make sure to turn the radio on. A good indication of the cars’ “vibe” is the last station the previous owners listened to. If I turn the car on and hear Fleetwood Mac, I know I’m at home in this car. We already have a bond. If country music were to play, well, it wouldn’t be a deal-breaker, but the salesman’s job just got a lot harder.

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The Peace Keepers

No one wants to argue on a road trip. So, the cup holder to people ratio must be greater than 200%. Also, the arm rests must be clearly designated and ample in surface area. Finally, the charging options. My life is run by an elite team of overpriced electronics. If one of them dies, people could suffer (primarily my husband).

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Color

The term “age gracefully” is usually associated with people, (I’m looking at you Meryl) but I need this to apply to car as well. I live in Texas, otherwise known as God’s easy bake oven. My garage is part recreation area and storage locker, so parking in the elements is the only option. Eventually she will fade as time passes, and since I don’t believe can’t afford plastic surgery, she needs be more of a Meryl and less of a Meg Ryan.

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Storage Capacity

I have a knack for finding useless items and bringing it home. I need to know that if I come across a good deal on a canoe or an ostrich that I can bring them home without phoning a friend. By the way, if you have a friend that will help you transport an ostrich, you have won the lottery. Good friends help you move a dead body. Best friends help you move large exotic birds without asking questions.

Endurance

This one is short and simple, I make it a goal of hitting no less than 3 curbs a week (4 if I didn’t hit my quota the month before) I need to know that this new car can handle what I can hit.

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There you have it, 5 overlooked features to look at when you purchase your next vehicle. Also, a big thank you to the team at Don Ringler in Temple, Texas for helping us find a vehicle! She may not be brand new, but she has low miles (only 50,000) and can be paid off in a year! #nodebt

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It only had 1 owner and 50,000 miles…works for me!

Cinema {ish} With Jennifer: Toy Story

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AFI # 99: Toy Story 1995

As always I begin each review with “What I Think I Know”. These descriptions were all compiled before I set out on this journey, and can be read in their entirety (HERE).

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What I think I know

“Toys live their daily life in constant anxiety worrying about when their owner is going to replace them with something new and better. The Cowboy forgets to take his Xanax and has full blown panic attack and gets lost with his laid-back space friend. Astronaut and Cowboy spend the rest of the time trying to get home”

 The Real Review

I could go on and on spewing fun facts and memories about a beloved movie that we’ve all seen a million times, but a large elephant sat in the room with me as I watched Toy Story today. That elephant has a name and that name is Sid.

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Buzz and Woody spend half the movie trying to escape from Sid’s dark chamber of torture. His room is nothing more than a bed lacking sheets and a blanket, a grungy green carpet that I swear I can smell just from sight, and a door with one less deadbolt than those at a maximum-security prison. (at least the bolts are on the inside and not on the outside. This would be a completely different article if they were.)

Can someone please explain to me where Sid’s parents are? (check the cellar) Are they concerned at all that their precious baby boy is showing at least 5 of the 7 classic signs of being a child psychopath? (he is…I googled it…).

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Animal cruelty

While we don’t see it on film, (psychopath or not this is still a Disney Movie) Scud is shown as violent and aggressive. If he isn’t chained up in the backyard he is terrorizing the toys and Sid’s Sister. (Hannah retaliates by slamming the door in Scud’s face…Sid is obviously training brainwashing her.) Scud is clearly a product of his environment.

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Poor guy doesnt stand a chance

Bullying

Speaking of Hannah, Sid bullies her. He steals her doll(s) throws it in a vice grip, rips her head off and replaces it with a dinosaur head then lies when Hannah runs to tell mom. I grew up with an older brother. This isn’t how we played.

Blink twice if you need help Hannah

  Arson

Sid wins best in show in this category. The first time we meet Sid he is in the backyard blowing up a Combat Carl. Later he receives a package. What’s inside you ask? Oh, a good old fashion rocket. Who is this kids explosives dealer? Its 1995, I doubt he is logging on to AOL to buy them. Is there some type of catalog that caters to pre-teen pyros that I don’t know about? If rockets and fireworks weren’t enough to suggest an arsonist in the making, might I present to you exhibit B. A tank of gasoline and matches hanging out on the work bench, more matches in the back yard and matches on his night stand. He has also learned to harness the sun to start fires as well. No biggie.

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it….

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Enuresis

In other words, wetting the bed at an age where it is not expected. I have no real proof of this as it is not addressed in the story (Disney doesn’t tackle the tough topics)  but I will point out that his bed is in shambles with no sheets or blankets. Coincidence? If I’m ever granted an interview with Pixar you better believe this is one area I will demand an answer to.

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A tweet to Pixar will have to do, for now.

A Loaner Attitude

The second time the audience meets Sid is when he ‘wins’ Buzz and Woody at Pizza Planet. He is alone at the arcade and arrives home alone. Hey, I’m all for independence, but what 9/10-year-old hangs out at pizza arcade without supervision or friends…

Honorable Mentions

While not recognized as an official red flag, it needs noted that he is in possession of a “Improvised Interogations Handbook.” Either Sid is really an undercover FBI agent sent to monitor Andy’s mom (do we really know why they are moving?) or he is gearing up for future battles. You decide.

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Yep. This is normal reading material for a child

So there you have it, a brief case study on Sid from Toy story. Active imagination or pre-teen psychopath in training? I encourage you to watch Toy Story again with an open mind and decide for yourself.

(as always if you are a fan of Toy Story and want to read my live reactions while watching today’s movie, click here)

Getting Old {ish} With Jennifer

You’ve heard of having a mid-life crisis, right? Well, I like to have a midnight crisis. My thought process at night when I should be sleeping but can’t is reminiscent of a hyper active squirrel struggling to bury all his nuts just days before hibernation. (googles to see if squirrels actually hibernate…they don’t). I am anxious, disorganized, and frantic.

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it appears squirrels and I have more in common than I thought

Lately we have been binge watching Comedians in Cars Drinking Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld as well as NBC’s Seinfeld. 3am rolled around rather quickly and I decided that I needed to go to sleep, so I turned the tv off in an effort to fall asleep. That didn’t work, so instead I took a stroll through IMDB for interesting facts on Jerry himself and the show (I live for IMDB trivia, it is my most used app after Facebook).

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That was when I saw it. At the time of the pilot of NBC’s Seinfeld, the character of Elaine is written to be the age of 27. 27 years old. This led me down the Wikipedia rabbit hole. Next thing I know I was the head of my own make believe census and was researching the ages of all my favorite characters during their debut on their respective shows. For instance, the cast of Friends are written to be in their mid 20’s when the show begins. Will & Grace, 30 years old. I’m 30, that can’t be right.

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Now I know what you’re thinking, “Who cares how old a fictional character is on a show that’s been off the air for 20 years?” Well, I do. You see, I grew up watching these shows and in my mind, those characters will always be “older” than me. They are real adults and I’m still a young adult, an imposter if you will, waiting to have my training wheels taken off.  They are a moving goal. No matter how old I get, I will never catch up to them. In reality, I kinda have. At season 1 episode 1 of any of these shows, I am supposed to be in the same stage of life as them. Yikes.

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Teach your adult to be an adultier adult in 5 days!

 

It seems so surreal to me. I don’t seem nearly as responsible as these people. (George Costanza, Joey Tribbiani are not included in this equation for obvious reason) I mean, if I was in a room with a bunch of people and something were to happen that an adult is needed, I don’t think I would raise my hand to volunteer right away. Not that I wouldn’t want to help, but because my first instinct would be to find a more adultier adult. It’s like when you fly and the flight attendants show you how to find the exits and remind you that sometimes the closest exit is behind you. Well, I would look around for an adultier adult forgetting that in some instances, the adultiest adult could be me. Lord help us all!

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Cinema {ish} With Jennifer: Ben-Hur

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AFI # 100: Ben-Hur 1959

I will begin each review with a “What I know, or What I Think I Know…” intro. These intros were all compiled before I set out on this journey, and can be read in their entirety (HERE). Let us begin with # 100 Ben-Hur.

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What I know or what I think I know

  1. There are chariot races.
  2. This features Charlton Heston (what kind of name is Charlton?)
  3. This is a long movie, it required 2 VHS tapes to watch and we all know what that means.
  4. I know that this movie has some sort of cultural significance to a town about 25 minutes from where I grew up. Crawfordsville, Indiana.

My Guesses

This movie is about Roman gladiators, and the main character is a slave/prisoner and is trying to win his freedom by racing chariots.

The Real Review

“Jewish prince is betrayed by friend and faulty roof tile. Prince turned prisoner joins competitive rowing team only to be adopted by his wealthy boss after winning a close game of battle ship. Prince comes back with new-found fame and title and kills backstabbing “friend” in a chariot race (unknown tile man remains at large). Mysterious water boy comes and goes through out the story but graciously saves the life of the Prince, his family and every person who accepts him for all eternity. (John 3:16)”

Ok, this isn’t exactly what happened in Ben-Hur, but I tell you what, if MGM had put that synopsis on the back of the box, chances are I would have attempted to watch this a lot sooner! The point is, I made it! The movie was 3 ½ hours long ( I swear 40 mins of it was overture, credits and intermission) but I watched all of it. (turning on closed caption helped me keep focus, #adhdprotip)

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30 mins of my life I will never get back

This movie was not what I expected at all. I mean, I got the little things right, there was a chariot race, and while Ben-Hur was at one time a prince, he was also made to be a prisoner and a slave. But for a film from 1959, I was impressedat how real the boat scene and chariot races appeared. I consulted my old friend IMDB and read through the trivia section (read it here) and saw that MGM paid 15 million for this movie, a gamble for this time, but they earned over 75 million for their troubles. The chariot scene alone cost 4 million and took 10 weeks to shoot. I can see why they won 11 Oscars.

The biggest shock for me was its parallels to the Bible. I had no idea. I know this is a work of fiction and Ben-Hur himself does not appear in the Bible, but from the birth of Jesus to the rise of Pontius Pilate, sermon on the mount to the crucifixion, it’s all there. I had no idea! It was a big box office reminder of the power of God’s Grace and how precious his promise is.

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Oh, I mentioned earlier there was a cultural connection close to my home town. Upon further research, the movie is based on a novel: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ  by Lew Wallace. Wallace was born in Indiana and spent much of his adult and retired life (including death) in Crawfordsville Indiana. Read more about him and his life Here. #themoreyouknow

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Are you already a fan of Ben-Hur and want to read my scene by scene reactions while I watched the movie, click HERE to read along. You know you want to!

 

1 movie down, 99 to go. Next up, Toy Story!

 

 

 

 

Cinema {ish} With Jennifer

AFI TOP 100

Dear Readers of the {ish} Adventure, I have a confession to make. Are you sitting down? I, Jennifer Lynne Shidler have never seen the movie E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Snow White, Citizen Kane or 85 of the other movies listed on AFI’s 100 GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF ALL TIME list. I’ll give you some time to calm down before I continue. Are you settled yet? Good now? Ok, lets move on, shall we!

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Now, I know what you are probably thinking, “She’s lying, there is no way at the age of 30 you have never seen E.T. or Snow White. You must have seen it at some point as a child.” Well, I haven’t. Don’t sue me. I grew up without cable and in a house hold that couldn’t afford to purchase massive amounts of VHS tapes. For example, not only were Disney movies expensive, but sometimes they were hard to find, thanks “Disney Vault” (is that still a thing?). By the time I was old enough to have cable tv or the funds to purchase the movies I wanted, I wasn’t interested in some of them anymore.

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Snow White, come out come out where ever you are!

 

As for some of the classics like Citizen Kane or Casablanca, well. It just never came up, I guess. I know that is no real excuse, but in a day and age where Netflix rules and cable drools, if I can’t stream it, see it in the theater or if a teacher hasn’t assigned it in class, there is a fair chance I haven’t seen it.

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This is a generous score..some movies I barely remember watching.

Well my friends, that ends now. I have been to the AFI website, taken the quiz (results displayed below) and will be watching all 100 movies listed on their most recent 100 greatest list. I’ve checked 22 movies that I have seen. Some of them I have seen a million times (I’m looking at you The Sound of Music and Wizard of Oz) and some of them I’ve “seen” as in it played in the background while I did some homework, or it was in fact the homework itself (I’m looking at you To Kill a Mockingbird and Schindlers List).

Whether I have seen it a million times or not, I will be watching it again, in order, starting with # 100, Ben-Hur. Check back tomorrow to see how badly I regret this decision. Given what I’ve read about the movie, this seems to be a likely scenario.

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Thinking {ish} With Jennifer 12 Years Later

Oh boy folks, hope you got a good nights sleep and had your coffee this morning because you are in for a long one today.

I recently underwent a digital purge. Whats a digital purge you ask? A digital purge is the intangible equivalent of going through the junk mail that’s been sitting on the island for months, or cleaning out those receipts that have been lining the bottom of your purse since Christmas. I basically went through files on my computers, deleted Facebook accounts I made for my pets ( I wish I were kidding) went through old emails and even deleted old email accounts I have not used since high school. It is a really gratifying experience and I highly recommend it if you need something to help you avoid doing real chores like mowing the yard, doing the dishes or washing the laundry from your recent vacation. (guilty on all 3 counts)

I was minutes away from closing out my old email account from High School  when I spotted it. A myspace survey that I emailed to a friend to fill out over 12 years ago. It appears to have been filled out days after my Senior prom. I looked through the questions and answers and was amused. In some ways 2006 Jennifer and 2018 Jennifer are so much alike..and in other ways we are so different.

So grab a seat and some popcorn and cringe/laugh/cry with me. My 2006 answer is on the left and the 2018 on the right in bold.

  1. What are you listening to right now?  Watchin TV…Seinfeld. Watching TV still..this time Murphy Brown
  2. What was the last thing you ate? Pizza rolls Hot Tamales..
  3. Do you wish on stars? Nope Didn’t then, still don’t
  4. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink Pink? Wowzers. Blue
  5. How is the weather right now? Cold Hot and dusty
  6. Do you like the person who sent this to you?  Yes!!!! I have no idea who sent this to me…it was 12 years ago but I liked them then, so I’m sure I do now.
  7. What do you do to vent anger? Listen to music Listen to music
  8. What was your favorite toy as a child? IDK? Gymnastic Barbie
  9. What color is your house? white?  Green Tan
  10. When was the last time you cried? This morning July 1st
  11. What is on the floor of your closet? Clothes…Clothes
  12. What’s under your bed? the Blue Bed (I haven’t thought of the blue bed in ages!!) vacuum sealed clothes
  13. Who inspires you? My Brother My husband, although my brother is still up there on the inspiration list!
  14. What is your favorite car? one that works..Hahaha I still give this answer in regard to cars. I don’t care as long as it runs and doesn’t cost me a fortune.
  15. What’s your favorite color for a car? Silver Ha. I don’t have a favorite color now..but my current cars color is silver
  16. What book are you reading now? Macbeth for English On Monday I begin The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I can not wait
  17. What is your least favorite sound? Craking of knukles Cracking of knuckles and the sound of chewing and swallowing
  18. What is your least favorite color? Orange Anything neon
  19. Storms: cool or scary? Really cool!!!!!!!!! Realllly Reallly Cool…I still love storms!
  20. Do you eat the stems of broccoli? yeah i love brocclii Still love broccoli and now I even know how to spell it.
  21. What are your parents’ names? Carla Carla and Rodney. Im mature enough to acknowledge my Dad, yay me. And my mom hasn’t changed her name..at least not that I know of.
  22. What are your grandparents’ names?  Anita and Robert….my grandma is died Robert and Anita Gallion & Bruner and Ruth Kilburn…Why I left out half of my grandparents and felt the need to say my grandma is ‘died”..dead..I am not sure.
  23. lied to your parents about something really important? define really important..I know I have lied..several times..but none of it would be considered important
  24. had your life threatened? No no..not that I know of
  25. stumbled across FBI secrets online? i saw something on myspace about the number 11 and all the 9/11 stuff it was really creepy. Unless the FBI are hiding secrets on DIY pinterest boards or IMDB trivia..the chances of me stumbling upon anything of value is slim to none
  26. stayed up until the morning light talking online? yea…..not as much as i used to when i first got internet Bahahaha..I miss the days of instant messenger. I haven’t done this since my husband (then boyfriend) and I used it so we wouldn’t go over our texting limits
  27. made people give you really weird glances? yeah…talent show baby! Yep, still weird as ever. Talent show not needed
  28. read a Shakespeare play? reading one right now….Macbeth, not to bad..absoultly love a midsummers night dream. Not since high school…Macabeth was probably the last one, actually.
  29. sung at a karaoke bar? no but i have in emilys waiting room… Emily’s waiting room?! What? And yes..I have sang karaoke in a bar and on a cruise ship
  30. cried during a chick flick? yea…..i hate the notebook  its a beautiful book….but it makes me cry every time to the point where it hurts yep. Still a sucker for sad movies. 
  31. gotten in a car accident? No oh sweet, safe and responsible Jennifer. You have been in 3 car accidents since you filled this out last..only 1 one of them was your fault
  32. liked someone so much you cried? not for a long time well I love my husband..but I don’t cry about it lol
  33. cussed when your parents were around? never…i get yelled at for saying crap (shhhh don’t tell) bahaha…yes. But if you knew my current family dynamic you would understand.
  34. called your sister/brother a cuss word? when we were 6/7 i called him a horses ass! lol he was thought we dressed up as a horse!  I totally remember the horse incident from above. I’m sure I’ve called him something since then…but not in a serious way, so I can’t remember an exact instance
  35. sung in front of the mirror?  i sing all the time! Yep, all the time. Some things never change
  36. made faces in the mirror? Yea…yep! 
  37. spent more than one hour on your hair? sadly enough..and each time it gets me no where to be honest..not anymore. My hair is short and curly. I wash it, put gel in it and call it a day.
  38. walked or talked in your sleep? talk in your sleep, i talk all the time….(its better than playing with paper at 3 in the morning) im sure the paper at 3 in the am is in reference to something, but don’t ask me what. And Im told I still talk in my sleep.
  39. watched a scary movie and couldn’t sleep all night? Na yep. Janelle and I used to watch scary movies in our apartment and then have to watch Christmas movies to fall asleep too. 
  40. gone caroling? all the time when i was little…u see i live across the street from our church.. I haven’t been caroling since High School
  41. fallen in front of someone you thought to be quite good looking?  i don’t fall in public…Fall in public yes..not because of good-looking people. I fall because I’m trying to text, walk and breathe at the same time.
  42. gone skinny-dipping? um we used to have a bath tub!! Lol I have been skinny dipping. Sorry mom. lol
  43. kissed someone? only family Matthew. Everyday for the last (almost) 10 years
  44. snuck out of the house at night? Yeah…its rather easy…actually no not anymore..im 18 lol I am 30 and own my own house..I don’t have to sneak. Besides the lizzards come out at night. I dont like lizzards. I prefer the indoors. 
  45. laughed so hard you just spit out what you had in your mouth? i love to laugh….so naturally Yep! I love to laugh and make others laugh. This is a side effect.
  46. kept a new year’s resolution?  never make them Yes!
  47. dyed your hair? once…it lasted 2 weeks I have lost count of the number of times that I have died my hair..
  48. thought about killing yourself? never…i love life No, life isn’t always easy, but I am precious, and God can restore what is broken and he can change it into something amazing. All you need is faith.
  49. hated yourself? na…i like myself no wait i love myself sure. I’m not perfect
  50. liked someone older than you? yeah…i think…yea Matthew has a full 6 months on me.
  51. liked someone way younger than you? no not really. I don’t believe so
  52. had surgery? No Still no surgery.
  53. talked to strangers? Yea I have worked retail in some capacity over the last 10 years. Talking to strangers is part of the gig. And I write on here, a lot of you are strangers! Hello there.
  54. ran away from home? once, i got the key and hid in my aunts house for like an hour..then i got hungry and whent home! No, the desire to run away disapates when you realize that even if you don’t live there anymore, the bank still expects the mortgage payment on time.
  55. did the opposite your parents told you to do? NEVER!!! Bahaha im 30 and this is still the first instinct
  56. sang in public?..yeah…i got you babe…hair…and bohemian raphsody..just last night yes, I have sung karaoke a few times.
  57. worn a dress? Yea I actually like wearing dresses!
  58. worn a tie? No yes, I went as a pilot for Halloween one year, I wore a tie
  59. worn a suit? Na Still no suits
  60. gotten in to a physical fight? william/…..i kicked his but! lol  no fights just yet. Maybe this year will be my year…haha
  61. hurt someone emotionally? oh yeah prolyl Yes. I am sure I have L
  62. hurt someone physically? Na No, in a fight or flight situation I chose flight every time
  63. made someone cry? Yea Yes. :/
  64. said you hated someone? my mom i know its mean i know….but she said it to me first  2006 Jennifer and 2018 Jennifer are similar in some respects. :/
  65. talked to yourself? Yea half of my blog posts are nothing but the things I say when no one else is around to hear it. I write them down and type them up for all to read. your welcome, I think. 
  66. driven a car? yea but not nearly enough yes. I hate driving. 2006 Jennifer didn’t know how good she had it.
  67. danced in public? oh yea Yes. I’m not afraid to get down and dance
  68. cheated on a test? yeah im a senior! Not since high school.
  69. did someone else’s homework? no they do mine I haven’t had homework since 2010..no one would want me to do their home work now
  70. let someone act like you on the phone? what? ohhhhhh yea I have no idea why this would be necessary today or back then for that matter.
  71. asked out your crush? No Not since Paul McCartney and Brendan Frasier filed those restraining orders.
  72. Split up a relationship? No Why would I then or now?
  73. rode a roller coaster? no…..YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes! Still love a good ol rollercoaster
  74. chickened out on a roller coaster? not yet NEVER!
  75. went to a concert? YEAH!!!!! cornerstone 7 years in a row I have been to severalll concerts since then
  76. went to the beach? no…its my dream…that and riding on a plane…lame i know Oh just wait 2006 Jennifer. 2018 Jennifer lives 3.5 hours from the Gulf and has traveled to the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Gulf in Texas and in Florida. You will travel the beaches of Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Belize, Honduras and Mexico. As for the riding on a plane by 2018 you will have taken off and landed over 62 times on commercial flights at various airports..oh and you Marry a Pilot.
  77. been to an ocean? no thats my goal see above answer.
  78. said you loved someone when you really didn’t?  no no, I have only said it to one person, and I have meant it since day one
  79. been toilet papering? No Yes, Senior year right before or maybe after graduation we TP’ed a teachers house. It was all in fun, teacher had all the other teachers at his house for end of school gathering. It was a fun time, and the teachers got a kick out of it.
  80. told a secret you swore not to tell? Yea Yes.
  81. broken any bones? (if so, which ones?) my thumb Still only my thumb
  82. tried to impress your crush and ended up embarrassing yourself? alll the time! When I was trying to get my husbands attention right before we started dating, I made him cookies and tried to get him to eat them. He kept saying no..and I wouldn’t stop until he said yes
  83. eat bugs purposely? No still a hard no on that.
  84. commit a crime? No Only of the fashion variety
  85. change clothes in front of an open window? yea, i got old folks neighbors……they don’t care old folks neighbors? What was wrong with me?! I don’t change in front of open windows. And to be honest, I shouldn’t have then either..neighbors may not of cared, but my room still faced the street and the church?!
  86. sing a harmonized duet in front of 500 strangers? if the people know ahead of time  that i can’t sing I still can’t sing..that hasn’t changed. 
  87. tell someone that you liked them if they were much older than you? no they have to come to me Matthew is Six months older than me. I tell him everyday I like him
  88. jump out of a plane?  No Sure. If I could do it tandem and I fit the weight requirement
  89. kiss your best guy friend? Yea Yes, my husband Is my best guy friend
  90. go bungee jumping? i want to that would be awesome I would if I fit the weight requirement
  91. stay in your room for a whole day? today! I have. I have done a few days without leaving. Not proud of it, but im not perfect and those demons are real.
  92. go in the snow without clothes?  um…NO ive taken the trash out barefoot in snow before.
  93. skinny dip?  lol…see above I have in the past, dont for see myself doing it again.
  94. drink salt water? No only by accident
  95. take a job even if it meant you’d be away from your guy? what guy I’m married and my husband and I are a team. I could never leave him unless it was necessary for our family.
  96. play 10 bowling games in one night? No no, bowling is expensive.
  97. gamble? sure…but not much I’ve been to casinos, gambling isn’t for me.
  98. have a make-out party? um no if by make out party you mean, me a big bowl of cereal and a Netflix binge then yes..all the time
  99. go to a foreign country? No I have been to 5 different countries
  100. fly a plane? that would friggin awesome I’m married to a pilot. So yes

So there you have it, 100 pointless questions that both imature and mature (I think) Jennifer have answered. Did you make it through this whole blog post? If you did, kudos. Leave me a comment below answering any of these 100 questions about yourself! If you are reading this and you have your own blog site, I challenge you to fill this out and post it there (let me know of course!). Maybe 12 years from now you will stumble upon it again and see how much you have or havent changed!