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Dec. 23rd, 2011

Holy crap, it's been a long time!

I am on Lj frequently checking my friends page and reading fics, but I hadn't realized how long it's been since I've posted!  It looks like the last time I was only 6 months pregnant with my son and now Xander is 2 1/2!  I guess I've been one busy mommy!  Wow, in the almost 3 years since I've posted I've had a child, moved to and BACK from Seattle, WA and now I've struck out on my own and am writing my own entertainment blog. 

My background is in reporting, specifically entertainment reporting, and I'm loving that I finally get to cover the celebrity news that **I** deem important.  It's not the Great American Novel that I've always hoped to write, but I think this kind of reporting suits my inner fan-girl. 

If you get a chance, check out the site at:  http://mommysafangirl.com/

I'm hoping to get a good fan-base so that I can cover the news and interviews that actually matter to fan-girls like me.  :-)

Jan. 11th, 2009

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Am I getting old or are people just getting stupider?  I'm on a really sweet board on cafemom where we discuss our pregnancies and there seem to be some really nice people on there, but I don't know if it's ignorance, not caring, or just plain stupidity that makes people post some of the things they do!

First of all, did we stop teaching our children how to spell in school??  Or is the texting craze just making everyone lazy and it became accepted to type "ur" instead of "your"????  Now I admit I'm pretty anal about spelling and grammar, but can you blame me when people can't even remember to put an apostrophe in can't??? I'll be reading a sweet and interesting post from an expectant mommy and involuntarily cringe when I see someone refer to a royal throne as a "thrown"!  The one I really had to point out was a really cute  post about a new puppy the mommy-to-be had just received as a surprise present and she referred to it as her new "edition"!  Ummm...did Bobby Brown and his 80's pop group reunite and come to your house or did you get a new "addition" to your family?????  I feel like I have Tourette's because of all the involuntary cringing when I read these posts!

As bad as some of those can be, I think the absolute worst is how it seems this next generation is just not educated...at all.  I admit to being a late first time mommy-to-be as I'm 33 and now 6 months pregnant with my first child, but I don't consider myself old at all.  There are a lot of expectant mothers on this board though who are in their very early 20's who are having their second, third, or even fourth child and the minority in the group are those of us a little bit older whether already mothers or welcoming our first.  I remember mandatory reading in junior and high school such as The Scarlett Letter, 1984, The Great Gatsby, The Odyssey, and numerous works by Shakespeare.  So when a mommy couldn't remember the famous "movie" where someone uses the pretty name of Stella she was pondering using as  name for her unborn daughter I just credited it to a brain fart.  We all have them, don't we?  I only slightly cringed when she made sure to point out she wasn't thinking of How Stella Got her Groove Back.   I read through a a few posts that had no idea and then I hit upon the near Greek tragedy that almost made me weep.  A seemingly intelligent and helpful fellow preggo volunteered that she was absolutely positive it was from that Rocky movie..and then further explained how she remembered Sylvester Stallone calling out the name in the movie.  


Do we seriously need any further proof our educational system is completely flawed???  Do we no longer require our kids to read any Tennesee Williams?  Or is it our healthcare system that is even more seriously flawed than we thought since obviously a lack of proper eye wear and hearing aids is making people confuse Stallone's "Yo Adrienne!" for Marlon Brando's classic "Stella!"?  All strange religious connotations aside, home schooling is suddenly looking like a good option.  

Dec. 22nd, 2008

Can anyone help?

So I totally suck at making signatures or graphics of any kind.  I need a Slytherin signature for a group I'm in that shows I'm in Slytherin, but I have no idea how to make one.  Can anyone help me out?  It doesn't have to be fancy, just something showing my name (Jennifer) and that I'm in Slytherin, maybe with some cool graphic or saying pertaining to Slytherin or even Draco. 

I would appreciate any help!  Thank you in advance!

Nov. 25th, 2008

I'm just about done with Heroes...

I've been a huge fan of Heroes since day one...hell, before it even aired I was practically salivating to see the premiere.  Season 1 was amazing.  Season 2 was...short and anti-climactic.  Season 3?  Pure and complete crap. 

spoliers and rant aheadCollapse )

Oct. 23rd, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

I am insane for even attempting it, but I am going to participate in National Novel Writing Month starting November 1st.  I've known about it for years, but I've never attempted it.  I think it's time I get serious about writing again and this looks like a good opportunity to kick start it.  I've done nothing but entertainment reporting, celebrity interviews and reviews for the last few years and I'm itching to write again.  Not that the other stuff isn't writing, but it's not the kind of writing I'm dying to do again.  I want to just lose myself in my characters and plot like I used to. 

Having said that, I have no idea what I'm writing about; no plot, no characters, no bloody idea whatsoever of what I'm doing.  Sounds like this is going to be a phenomenal work of fiction isn't it?  Pulitzer Prize, here I come!

Aug. 22nd, 2008

I'm pregnant!!

We weren't trying, we didn't expect it, but after 8 years we are finally having a baby!!  I am so excited I can barely stop smiling!  My husband and I are just simply in heaven right now we are so happy to finally be having a little one.

To be honest, this wasn't the best timing because I am dealing with the fibromyalgia and it's complications, but you know what?  I couldn't be happier if it was planned!  We will deal with whatever health issues arise as they come and just have a positive attitude and outlook.  I know I, for one, have completely quit smoking, dropped my caffeine intake to one little cup in the morning (Lord, help me survive that one!) and will do whatever it takes to keep me and my baby healthy.

I just had to share the news!  I'm soooooooo happy!! 

**does happy dance**

**realizes she looks like a moron in her own living room dancing by herself**

**settles down with "What to Expect When You're Expecting"**

Jul. 28th, 2008

Dragon Con

So who's all going to Dragon Con this year?  It is only a month away now!!  I'm excited, the guest list is great and we've had our reservations since a week after the last one!

Jul. 25th, 2008

A total train wreck

I usually like watching ABC Family channel, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm a dork, but they have some good shows most of the time. So I was just bored and decided to catch the way-too-over-advertised Secret Life of an American Teenager just to see what all the fuss was about.

It's like a friggin' train wreck!! Horrible acting, silly plot-line, crappy dialogue, and all of the stereo-typical teenage roles...but I just can't stop watching!! And Bobby leaves The Sopranos and does this crappy show? The kid just tries to confess that she's pregnant and the parents think the daughters are trying to distract from their own fight??? WTF???

As horrible as this show is I just can't seem to turn it off. I must be a masochist. Thank God Doctor Who is on tonight and I can watch a decent show!

Jul. 24th, 2008

Been gone for a while

I hate that it's so long between some of my posts! I'm officially on short term disability for a month for some additional therapy and some new crazy meds for my lovely fibromyalgia. have I mentioned I hate fibro?

Anyways, I'm working on getting up a blog about my coupon adventures and the crazy amount I save every week. But, in the meantime, we've gotten things back up and running on the sci-fi website I write for and help run and I hope everyone checks it out. It really is an awesome site and I'm hoping to score some more great interviews this year at Dragon Con. I did land some good ones last year with some BSG stars and I'm hoping to get in with the harry Potter and Heroes actors this time. I did interview Greg Grunberg at FX this year, but I'm hoping to get Hayden this year at D*C.

Hope you check it out: www.whitepowdereddoughnuts.com

Jun. 11th, 2008

Mash Game: Predict Your Future at eSPIN-the-Bottle

Behold... My Future
  I will marry Tom Felton.  
  After a wild honeymoon, We will settle down in London in our fabulous Mansion.  
  We will have 1 kid(s) together.  
  Our family will zoom around in a white Z3.
  I will spend my days as a secretary, and live happily ever after.  
whats your future

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