Monthly Archives: September 2011

hula hoop, schmoola hoop


As I understand, I have already let some of you down. “You are behind in your posts,” “your blog is HILARIOUS! Write more, Queen!” and “entertain meeeeeee” have been all I’ve been hearing for the past week. It is with great sadness that I inform you I will not be writing every day.

But Jennaaaaaaaa!

I know, and I’m sorry. But my life is so interesting and my schedule is so jam-packed that sometimes it’s hard to find the time to write for my little minions.

Okay. The truth is that my life is boring and my schedule consists of NOTHING. I am living at home with my parents and my closest friends live two hours away. For the past four months, my only friend has been my parent’s dog (insert belly laugh). Needless to say, there hasn’t been much to write about.

I was planning on going for a run after work, but since it was so rainy and gloomy out, I was forced to stay inside. I remembered an article I’d skimmed the other day about unconventional workouts and decided to try out one of the suggestions. On my way home, I took a detour to Target and bought myself a glittery pink hula hoop. Sure, a child’s plaything is probably not the most ideal piece of workout equipment, but it was all the store had in stock… the only real choice I had was whether I wanted glitter or light-up. I was only mildly embarrassed when a little girl, about 6, turned to her even younger sister, pointed at me, and exclaimed, “Hey! WE have that hula hoop!” So tonight, my BFF (the dog) and I headed to the basement where there was plenty of room and we wouldn’t break things. I cranked up some tunes and gave it a whirl (haha). There really isn’t much to say, except that it was exactly what I’d imagined/remembered it to be: a little redundant, but fun. It went a little something like this:

I will leave you with a little snapshot of my good pal, Ozzie, and I. They say pets and their people look alike.

It’s like looking into a mirror

Word to your mother.


the times, they are a-changin’


I had a revelation this afternoon: today is the last day of summer. Holy sh*t, where did the time go? This summer buzzed by, accompanied by the ever-changing weather that has Iowa. The monsoonlike weather (that I personally thought was going to outdo the rain of ’08) was first, then came three weeks of scorching heat. The heat index often read upwards of 115 degrees. Those  weeks were unbearable, especially driving around in a car with no AC and living with parents who didn’t turn on the air until someone had passed out from heat stroke. After Mother Nature decided she’d drug out her cruel joke long enough, she graced us with about four days of perfection. Next thing I know, summer’s over.

I’m not complaining though, about summer being over. I freakin’ love autumn. But this fall is going to be a hellova lot different than any other, what with me ditching my comfort zone and all. Peace out, sweet, predictable Iowa life. Helloooo strange new world. Hopefully autumn in Austria will make me drool just as much as it does here… spicy candles, sweatshirts, Halloween treats, football, and pumpkin pie. Great colors, Thanksgiving, crisp air, and my birthday (whoop whoop!). The list could go on and on.

Now all I want to do is go on a hay rack ride and chug spiked cider, maybe smash some leaves in my brother’s hair. Is anybody with me!?

and it begins…


Well. I’ve done it. I started a blog, against my better judgement. And now that I’ve done it, I’m not so sure I have anything worth writing/reading. As a matter of fact, my own mother told me that she wouldn’t be reading my posts. I really stuck it to her, heh heh. And since I know she won’t be checking this thing, I can trash her all I want.

Honestly though, this blog is going to be a lot of mindless babbling mixed in with the occasional adventure and/or mishap. Consider yourself warned.

Today begins the one month countdown to my big move, and in honor of this special day, I have compiled a short list of things I need to do before then:

  1. start a blog
  2. learn the German language
  3. cram my life’s possessions into three bags

One down, two to go.

Bye for now! XOXO