Guns and Roses: A Gracious Guide To Southern Lifestyles

Are you on vacation? I hope so. I hope your current (or future) vacation is full of sun, fun, water, wine, interesting culture and new food. I, myself, am in Texas helping out my mom as she recovers from surgery. It […]

How To Save A Life

You’ve probably heard this one before: an old man saw a boy flinging starfish from where they were stranded on the beach back into the ocean so they could live. The old man asked the boy why he was wasting […]

How To Peddle Porn on Pinterest Without Really Trying

On Friday The Thirteenth, I received an email from Pinterest at 1:18 in the AM. Pinterest removed one of my pins because it “went against,” their policies on sexually explicit or pornographic content. I deleted it thinking it was a […]

Are You There Judy? It’s Me, Jen.

With summer almost upon us, I must prepare for the season by compiling my TBR list. I like to keep books in every room of my house, in each bag or purse, in the cars and next to most of […]

BMW vs. Pita Pit

Car Crashes Into Pita Pit at Westgate Shopping Center in Somewheres, OH. The news broke only this week. No one was hurt. That means I can continue with this post. Lucky us. A man in his 50s careened a BMW through […]

Hi, I’m Jen.

I’m not going to lie. I love to drink. I could do it all day. But I get horrible, terrible, horrible hangovers. To the point where it’s not worth it to indulge unwisely. My hangovers are pure, all-over, brown bottle […]

Milk, Milk, Lemonade

All I wanted to do was laundry. Mountains of it, because of a weekend getaway. A getaway with not much time for internetting or emailing or streaming. I was out of the loop, for like, two days. My energy level […]

I Am Afraid to Fail And I Keep Writing

Notice there is no, “but,” in this post’s title. I’ve put myself on an attitude diet and reduced my, “but.” I’ve replaced it with pure, “and.” I decided to try this diet after reading an article by Sarah Calendar on Writer […]

Move Over, Goats

Normally, I can’t spot a trend until people are asking, “Jen, why are you still wearing/saying/dancing-like that?” That’s why I’m so happy to finally be ahead of the curve. To be one of the first to see the Next Big […]

Peter Benchley’s Jaws

I was about 8 years old when I read Jaws. I got it from my mother’s bookshelf. I’m not sure if I read it before or after my parents took my little sister and me to see it at the […]