That Time I Got All Jean-Paul Sartre

I don’t know if you experience this as well, but hung art, eventually, goes off kilter. Every few months, you have to tip it to the left, right, up, down. No earthquake, no hurricane, just the earth moving, time passing. Life’s like that, I guess. I only started watching Friday Night Lights a month ago, [...]

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Yes, just what I always wanted. To lay my head down on a soft bed of cheese and bell peppers! Oof. Saw these in the dorm decor aisle of my local Target. Let’s not take college life so literally, designers. I may have known somebody, not me of course, that once slept on the floor [...]


Well, I think my gift/shipping cost ratio was about 3:1 but I’m finally done with my Christmas shopping. And man, I am so emotionally drained right now. It is at times like these I wish I were a dude. Why does Christmas shopping have to be such an existential exercise? Maybe some women don’t feel [...]

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Big Boys & Girls Club

by jen on December 14, 2010

I’m really not sure what inspired the gentleman who, until this evening, has quite literally been a gentle man, a Sikh, I think, who says “hello friend” and who runs my local convenience store (Oh yes, I am doing my grocery shopping at convenience stores. Did I say changes are afoot? Well, they are slightly [...]



by jen on February 3, 2010

1. Tonight at the Trader Joe’s my check-out dude, after I handed him my ID and he verified that I was, indeed, over 21 (surprise!), returned my ID to me and said, “Word.” I was not really sure what that meant, and normally I ignore other Californians’ speech tics because, well, hey, I just said [...]


This Is Just To Say

by jen on July 6, 2009

1. I’m still alive. 2. Also, I have eaten the plums that were in the ice box. Just kidding. Maybe. But if I did, they were delicious, so sweet, and so cold. 3. I still find time on a Sunday night to catch up with Tori & Dean. I cannot believe I watch this show, [...]


Well, crap. I have nothing to say, really. It’s not just you — friends, boyfriend, family (you know, those who come and go), they’re like, what’s new? And I say: work. That is, in all seriousness, one of the biggest bummers about working a lot. You haven’t read anything new, heard anything new, or rather, [...]


The Dishes Are Done, Man

by jen on March 31, 2009

Oh, increased frequency of blog posts, lovely thought. And then there was billing 12 hours a day and then there were none. Blog posts that is. Or times I got to see my dad when he was in town. Or laundry being done. I am rereading The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman right now, [...]

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My Laundry Is Still Going; Thus, So Am I

by jen on March 19, 2009

I always thought the level of cleanliness of my apartment was a apt indicator of my mental health, and I sort of still do. But it’s been a pigsty for the last month until this weekend when my mom came and then this week I’ve had more time at home because the man I’ve been [...]


Good Morning

by jen on March 12, 2009

I appear to be buying Starbucks in the morning again, despite my vow to save money by making my coffee and breakfast. I in fact have some nice Jamaican coffee and perfectly edible homemade scones at home but am I consuming those? NO. Oh, you reduced fat cinnamon swirl coffee cake of gooey goodness, I [...]

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