Sunday, November 30, 2008

Greetings and Salutations

Have I ever told you guys that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday? Well, it is and not because of the turkey, although that doesn't hurt, it's the day itself. Gathering with family and/or friends and cooking together, laughing, drinking and then eating. There's no pressure to buy and give gifts, just being pleased with seeing everyone and remembering how dog-gone blessed I have been in my life. So, this is my shout out and my thanks and giving for this time of year. I truly am lucky to have such loving and caring people surrounding me every day, especially on my favorite holiday.
And even though it's late, Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The benefit to benefits?

So, I've been insurance free for a couple months now and upon re-hire at Saints was told I'm not eligible for benefits until 30 days post hire. Well, long story short, 30 days passed, no news on my benefit options so I called HR and was told basically they were doing me a favor in allowing me to sign up through them. Then in browsing my options today I find it written that because I'm a re=hire I should have been eligible for benefits immediately upon hire! I could scream at that OTE/HR lady!!!! Not to mention, she works 8a-2p...please, how is that a "normal" day? And she has the nerve to call me today while I'm sleeping and leave the message that says, "if I don't hear from you today or tomorrow, you won't be able to sign up". Bite me!
Oh, I was hot...still am I guess. Just pisses me off, get your shit together, that's all I ask!
Thanks for letting me vent.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dirty Carpet Anxiety

Well, it's finally snowing in Grand Rapids. The heavy, wants-to-be-rain snow that is perfect for snowballs and snowmen. I went for a nice run in the snow and felt really great, had my headphones on and the music blaring. It was great.
Not much happening for us around the holidays. We are headed to Cadillac for my ma's dinner. To Florida for Christmas with Joc's mom's family. Just trying to work, finish my class and live a little.
The house should be re-sided by next week, I'll post some pictures when it's all done.
Happy Tday to all!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I wanna be a rock star

If I had life to live over again, what would I be?
Now, wait. I know you are asking yourself (or not), "Jenn, you really aren't that old you can still be anything you want" Well, I'm not getting any younger and this past weekend I had some experience with the PS3 game "Rockstar" and it was life altering.
I don't have the pictures but when they are emailed to me you betta believe I'm uploading one. Do you know the game? Well, there's a guitar, a drum set and a microphone... the rest is what I'd like to call Rockstar history. The first song that I sang was "You oughta know" by Alanis, I was jammin'. There's a list of songs (why NIN has more songs than other artists, I'm not sure) and you pick what one you sing. The lyrics are there and you get a percentage based on how well or poorly you did. I only wish Garth Brooks had a song or two, but apparently people think you can't rock out to country music, they are mistaken.
So, maybe I missed out on being a rockstar, maybe not. Maybe I'm giving myself too much credit after all, it wasn't a "real" band, it was almost better than karaoke. Maybe I should call an agent and try to get on the next American Idol...perhaps I won't. I don't want to be in any outtakes, a laughing stock of America as opposed to my circle of friends.
I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A gaggle of pictures

Well, it seems that I have done a few picture worthy things since returning to MI and since I just uploaded all the camera images tonight, I thought I'd give ya'll something to chew on... It's a mix between our last trip to Cadillac to see my motha, sister Jules and cutest nephew Lucas on my grandma's 82nd bday. Also included are pictures from the wine country tour Joc and I did for our 1st wedding aniversary in Traverse City, we started out as strangers and ended up as pals, alcohol will do that I suppose (c: Oh, and how could I forget halloween? Right, I was a mime and no one bothered to tell me that no one likes mimes!!! Jeez, regardless, I looked good!
Enjoy the pics!
(P.S. Thanks for voting!!)

Mom and Lucas
Sue (70s dude), Mandy (upside down baby, you can't see the head, it's between her legs), Joc (a rugby star from Ireland) and me (a mime)
A walk way on the sleeping bear dunes
More sleeping bear dunes and Lake MI
Me at the dunes, climbing and such
Our wine tour group at the end
This might have been the last winery...just tastin'
A sunrise from the B&B we stayed at...nice!
Joc and our favorite nephew, Lucas...ain't they cute?!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

V to the O to the T to the E

Hey everyone,
Just a friendly reminder that voting occurs on November 4th and this one's gonna be a good one. Please make time in your busy days to get to the polls and cast your voice. Remember, if you don't vote then you can't complain about the government, so do it!
And take a few minutes to check out this You tube video about voting, it clever.