Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Seven Things About Jennifer

Thank you, Katheryn Lane for our award! Seven things about me? I’ve been interviewed a lot lately, and to be honest, I’m a little sick of myself J So, I’m going to try to come up with facts about me that haven’t been floated around ad nauseum.
  1.  I’m an only child. Family lore says that my mom originally wanted six kids, but decided against it after having me. I prefer to think that they realized they couldn’t do any better; my parents have been suspiciously silent on this matter. I also joke around with people and say that’s why I’m so terrible at sharing, but I think I’m actually pretty good at it—and hope my friends agree!
  2. I was a ballet dancer for many years as a child and spent hours and hours and days upon days in toe shoes. As a result, my toes are funny looking and my husband loves to tease me about them. If he’d spent as much time as I did dancing on his toes a) he probably wouldn’t have been interested in marrying me and b) his toes would be funny-shaped too.
  3.  My favorite quote is from Winnie the Pooh: You must remember this: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
  4.  Getting to dessert is the only reason I eat meals. If I could have dessert after breakfast, I’d never forget to eat that meal again. At restaurants, I will often ask to see the dessert menu ahead of time so that I know how much room to save. My father-in-law is the only one who understands that.
  5. When I was in college, I kept a package of plastic spoons in my car so that if my friends and I (okay, mostly me) ever got a craving for ice cream, we would always be prepared. And before you think I’m nuts, I went to college in St. Louis, where most places closed by 9 p.m., except for grocery stores. Why I couldn’t purchase a package of spoons from the grocery store, along with the ice cream, is beyond me.
  6. I used to ride, train and show horses. Of all the activities from my childhood that I’ve given up, I miss that one the most. It made me feel like I could fly.
  7. I really, really, really want to learn how to boost a car. And by this, I mean do that thing I see on TV where they find some wires underneath the steering wheel, rub them together and the car starts. I don’t want to be a criminal; I just think it would be a cool thing to do.

That’s all folks!


  1. I have one daughter who loved horses. The other two could care less. It must be a very specific genetic trait. :^)

    My father loves sweets. He would understand your predilection for dessert, too.

  2. Hi Penelope, thanks for stopping by today. I have the same issue with my two girls--one liked them, one didn't. I think I'd like your father!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I am big dessert girl myself, but this year I am going to try hard to resist...mmmm, there's a cookie calling my name right now!

  4. Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by. I've seen your posts about improving your health this year--good luck and don't let people like me distract you!

  5. Jen, these are great. I'd love to learn how to boost a car, too. I'll call you for writing about horses. I know cows and chickens, but not horses.

  6. Okay, Ana, and I'll call you if I ever learn to boost a car! :)

  7. I'm an only child too, which maybe is why my imaginary characters peopled my world when I was a child. I longed to have a sister but 'twas not to be.
    That seems to be the only thing we have in common! Never did ballet (or any kind of dancing), was always scared of horses and - can you believe this? - I very rarely have a dessert, as I don't have a sweet tooth, but much prefer savoury things. So you can have my desserts!

  8. Paula, I always wanted an older brother (obviously not possible). I remember your like of savory things and I thought about you this past New Year's Eve when my friends and I got together and instead of dinner, we did appetizers and desserts. The apps I made were soooooo good, and I remember thinking, "This is why Paula likes savory things!" But I'm happy to take your dessert, especially if it's chocolate.

  9. What a cool way to "meet" someone new! I love to read these kinds of blogs! Car hot wiring would be a godd skill, just in case!! I used to could do it from under the hook, on CERTAIN vehicles. Not a very handy skill if the vehicle happens to be in gear, and there's no body in the dirver's seat. Fortunatley there were no injuries, and the only damage was the corner of the shed and one shattered concrete block.

  10. Hi Cindy, nice to meet you too! Hmm, apparently this car boosting is a lot more complicated than I thought. :)

  11. I love, love, love number four!

    You and I could be twins!! My mom always used to say that if you have dessert, the 'sweet' lets your tummy know you're done eating. My FIL is also a dessert junky: we call him Mr. D. He and I understand each other.

    Have you ever seen the movie "Remember Me"? It's a five kleenex minimumer, but the heroine always has dessert first.

  12. Hi Debra--your mom's comment is great. That must be it! No, I've never seen Remember Me, but I'll have to check it out. My kind of heroine!

    Actually, I remember seeing a t-shirt somewhere that said, "Life's uncertain; eat dessert first"