Sunday, November 18, 2007

Spatula City

I found out some interesting news last week. Ok, it's not really news. It's actually quite disturbing. It's more of a rumor that I believe to be true. Regardless, it makes great blogging material. I hesitate telling you this because you may think worse of me...but hopefully you will find it as FUNNY as I do.

You know how some people consider themselves "springboards" for marriage?

For example: We have Guy A, who dates Girlfriend B. Their relationship ends. Soon after, Girl B starts to date Guy C and they end up getting married. Guy A is alone-again. So, he dates Girl D. Their relationship ends. Girl D starts dating Guy E and they get married. Guy A= Alone. Again. Well this pattern continues on and Guy A now prides himself on this talent to marry off every ex-girlfriend. He is a "springboard for marriage". Rumor gets out and girls begin to date him just because they know that once they breakup the next guy that comes along is going to be the one.

Well, I am sad to say, I am not a springboard. I am a spatula. I date a guy, we break up and the next person he dates is another GUY. I turn (or flip) them to the other side.

It happened once, and that once could happen to anyone. But, now I have started to get a little creeped out. I heard (now here's the rumor part) that another guy that I dated is now out of the closet, living with another guy-- you know GAY. Very gay. Creepy. Very Creepy. Jennica dates guy A. Break up. Guy A dates Guy B. Jennica=alone. Jennica dates Guy C. They break up. Guy C dates (and lives with) Guy D. Jennica = alone. Pattern? I think so.

I don't know if I can see this talent getting me any closer to where I want to be. So, I am not going to advertise it too much. :)

Instead of being sad about this little skill---- I actually like to think of it in a positive light. I break up with these guys and they realize that they will never find a girl as GREAT as me. So they give up looking for a GREAT girl (who can compete with JENNICA?!) and decide second best was to look for a great guy. EWWW. Sick. Find a happy place!

To end- I close with a very happy thought given by our own Michael Scott.

Angela: You know this is a luncheon shower. Girls only.

Michael Scott: No problem. The guys are having a little shindig of their own in the warehouse. From 2:30 to 3:15. That is the only time that Bob was available. Sort of a guys' night out. A 'G-N-O' if you will. A 'gno.' Actually it's more of a guys' afternoon in. A G-A-I. A gay. Not-- not... it's uh, not gay. It's, uh, just uh, it's a bridal shower for guys. A guy shower. An hour long shower with guys.

Monday, November 5, 2007


The state fair is in town. The best thing about the state fair being in town is the DEMOLITION DERBY. If you have never been before, I highly recommend it! You will never experience anything like it. The excitement of cars revving their engines, the destruction when they collide and of course the thrill of fire, smoke and dust. You will leave a better person, I can almost guarantee it. A big group of us from the ward decided to go. Here are a couple of pictures... too bad there aren't any better ones of the actual demolition!

PS Heather and Sam are still dating (even though the above picture suggests otherwise)

PPS This is taken right after a carnival ride.....One that our lives flashed before our eyes. It was very rickety.

PPPS Smashizzzzle was the name of one of the cars. Too bad it was very badly smashizzled in the process and didn't win! It had a great name and a great paint job. For what it's worth it did win the beauty contest before the derby. SO, Congrats SMASHIZZZZLE!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

This is, too familiar!

Here I go with the books I am reading...... (wow that didn't take long, did it?)

The latest, is Austenland by Shannon Hale. The book is about a 33 year old single female, who is in love with Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. I am only a few chapters into it and I LOVE it! Here are a couple quotes that hit a little too close to home....

Quote #1:
"Jane watched and re-watched the part where Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy look at eachother over the piano, and there's that zing, and her face softens, and he smiles, his chest heaving as though he'd breathe in the sight of her, and his eyes are glistening so that you'd almost think he'd cry....Ah!" (Yeah you know that look!!!!)Quote #2:
"Have you noticed that you refer to any guy you've ever been on a date with as a 'boyfriend'?"

Hmm....does it count if I haven't even been on a date with a guy and I am calling him my 'boyfriend'?

Quote #3:
"At a very young age she had learned to love from [Jane] Austen. And according to her immature understanding at the time, in Austen's world there was no such thing as a fling. Every romance was intended to lead to marriage, ever flirtation just a means to find that partner to cling to forever. So for Jane, when each romance ended with hope still attached, it felt as brutal as divorce. Intense much, Jane? [or Jennica] Oh yes. But what can you do?"

Bottom line: I am loving my new read. It definitely is ringing some bells quite close to home! :) I highly recommend it.