NaNoWriMo: Yeah. I say it every year. I did it once in 2006. I’ll try again. Maybe.
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Or things I’ve posted on other social media sites but not yet on All Things Jennifer…
*Happy November! Time to listen to Christmas music!
*I will be posting one thing I’m thankful for each day for the month of November. Join us? Day #1 Despite grumblings about our government I’m #thankful for the freedom to pursue life as I choose and thank the people who defend that right.
*How many Christmas trees are too many? Cause I already have plans for 4/5 inside the house.
*I sort of love that HWMMS and I have an unspoken marriage rule of bringing coffee to the other person who is still in bed every morning.
*Whenever HWMMS gives a tour of our house 5/6ths of it is spent in the basement. Yeah it is pretty cool down there with the entertainment room, tavern, pool access and his workshop but…the rest of the house is lovely too!
*TONIGHT! QCRG Suicidal Saucies All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner AND Candlelight Tours of the Central Terminal! I can’t wait!
*After all the weddings and second wedding and baby showers.the BIG 4-0 turns out to be the best time to celebrate life with good friends. That said…how many friends do you think I can fit in our house?
*House Hunters International in Germany is making me weep with desire. OUR HOUSE NEEDS TO CLOSE SO WE CAN TRAVEL!
AND DON’T FORGET THIS WEEKEND!
The year 2013 is my 10th anniversary of blogging. It makes me glad to be able to go back through the archives and pull out excerpts of my life at any given moment in time. And trust me the last 10 years there has been a lot of living done on my part. I’ve noticed over the last few years–during my HAPPIEST times I have stopped the actual WRITING part on my blog and started doing lazy blogging instead. Posting photos and snippets or quick links. Sometimes doing a round-up of statuses I’ve put on Facebook or Twitter. Sure social media is partially to blame but really it’s me.
I’m happy and I know it and it is awkward for me to share. I hate this feeling but it’s true. I share everything. But when I’m in the position of getting married, quitting my job and traveling and buying a house and having the luxury to do whatever I want? Suddenly I feel bad and don’t want to muse about it in so many words. I also have used the excuse that I need to be careful because of a job hunt but really…most of the things I would write wouldn’t affect a job either way or at least not one that would be worth my while.
Time for that to end. I have the entire month of November free. FREE. No work and so many things I haven’t written down yet. No it won’t be book worthy but it will be words down on the screen almost every day. And it will be short essays that could be a book someday or thoughts that could morph into something else eventually.
I do not think however that it will turn into a play. Last night I had a dream that I wrote a play. Is it possible to have a NaNoNightmare the day before you even start writing? I woke up wracking my brain trying to figure out if I even HAD an idea in my head for a play…I don’t. I really don’t. Strange how my mind works sometimes.
But I do have ideas. And let me tell you…or myself…I am so professional jealous of others in my circles who do complete books and essays. It’s something I have in me. And something I want to do. But I’ve never really tried. Sort of like losing weight. I want and need to lose weight but I never really TRY. Why is that? Afraid of failure?
Or afraid of SUCCESS?
1. Dr. Drew on Call
2. Things That Bug You
3. Jewish Jesus
4. Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow
5. Fine Coins with Barry Chappell
6. Shark Rotator Vaccum
7. Prostrate Problems? Ger Relief Fast!
8. Devoured! Man-Eating Super Snake Returns
9. Keeping Up with the Kardashians
10. Just turn the TV off completely.
I think HWMMS kinda looks like Elvis here.
But alas Elvis was not in the building. But this handsome 1812 Officer is! HWMMS wants to have lasik surgery and I keep telling him I’ve never been attracted to someone without glasses before. I just swoon over how darn adorable these specs look on him! Someone back me up!!!
And here we are! Arriving at Cocktails in Character 2013 as…
WAR and PEACE!
HWMMS came up with the idea quickly after I mentioned Anne of Green Gables. The costume was a hit. Well at least a BUFFALO #2 hit! You know that card in Monopoly “You’ve won second place in a beauty contest!” Well…
We won 2nd place in the costume contest! Along with the gift of MIGHTY TACO! And I truly believe it’s not JUST because we ate dinner with one of the judges who happens to be a friend of ours. People were coming up to HWMMS all night chatting about his uniform and reenacting and taking photos. It was cool.
I swear when he started saying “Ziggy Piggy” after he put on the ribbon I couldn’t get it out of my head.
I love these kind of fundraising events because you never know who you will see there. HWMMS asked me in the car who we would know and I wasn’t sure actually! Lo and behold in true WNY style we ran into no less than a dozen or so people we know and made new friends along the way. Like these hooligans above.
Good times. AMAZING food and auction items. FLAWLESS execution. IMPORTANT cause.