Thursday, December 13, 2012

At this point in the game

Must not give into peer pressure, back pain, and twitching eye. Must give all that is left in me to study for my last final. Its alot easier said than done. It seems as though every one is done with finals and I want to go play too! But I can't. My mom said to me today, "know that this could be the difference between an A and B". She's right and hence this is the reason I am not allowing myself on facebook til Im finished tomorrow; not because Im addicted but because all post follow the typical college student  done with finals hype. Which I badly desire.

To motivate myself I have also posted next to me emails from my professors, letting me know Im great. Here they are.....

The first is not what it looks like, it was a challenge since I was not required to take the final . In order to get a 0% you have to know all the right answers. So there you have it, Jenn's only true claim to fame in her academic career. Im hoping to be a legendary in that class now, maybe a plaque with my student id picture glued to it.

You might be saying to yourself.. Jenn I think you are going crazy. And I think you are absolutely right. For the love of the game! Cheers!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Finals Month

They should rename "finals week" to "finals month" because it speaks the reality of the situation. 

 Signs that constantly remind me that this madness (finals month) has gone on far too long:
1. I almost crashed into a handicap parking post in a half empty parking lot. 
2. I wear athletic wear and do absolutely nothing athletic in them
3. I basically own a computer at the library. Ive even personalized it with finding the most comfy chair for it and wipe down the desk, keyboard, and mouse daily with sanitary wipes. 
4. Dont be fooled by my cleanliness with the sanitation wipes, the only reason I do is because I know that getting sick at this point in the game would truly be a tragedy 
5. At the end of the day I find myself saying the exact same thing.. " Oh MAN, what a day!" (implying mental and physical exhaustion). 
6. I have considered hiring someone to do my laundry because I have no time to do it and plus can you imagine how nice it would be in general?! 

On the brighter side there is an end to this tunnel, its date is Friday December 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM. In preparation for this glorious event I am in the middle of tracking down and renting out every David Sedaris book the library has to offer. My plan is to read all of them while laying underneath the palm trees of my home town. Yes, thats right, after three years of having to work on christmas thus denying me the privilege of going home ever, I finally get to go home! I pretty much begged and pleaded with my boss to let me have it off. We came to an agreement that if I made him a rasta native american bracelet I could go (thank the heavens for skills learned while working wilderness therapy!!!).

Back to practicing solving regressions by hand. 

Digging Lana Del Rey lately. She's got this sassy / gangsta / elegant vibe to her.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lykke Li.. always worth while.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Heres some semi-catchy lyrics for all the CPU nerds out there. 

A breakthrough in soap
 As a civil citizen, I feel obligated to share with you a breakthrough I had in purchasing soap. For the past... I dont know... since my sweat glands started producing odor Ive had an issue with stench. Not a bad stench, some people describe it as an indian food, or an outdoorsy smell. To put myself in the clear the stench isn't noticeable until late in the day, which is kind of normal anyway. Any who Ive tried everything to get rid of my 6 o'clock indian food odor and nothing has done the trick. Ive tried... scrubbing my pits until they were red every time I showered, used every type of deodorant ( mens, womens, natural, clinical), not shaving my pits, shaving my pits daily, scrubbing all my shirts pit area. None of this has worked. Until now. A girl I worked with told me about Dr Bronners Soap. I didnt really believe in her hippy miracle treatment, since she did smell like a hippy, but I recently bought some and it really is a miracle. Sometimes I don't even have to put deodorant on! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Did you know these exist?! 
The true meaning of an audio book! They are pretty great for us nonconforming expensive audio book buyers, or broke my ipod 50 million times refusing to buy a new one, or waiting for the price of data to go down before I buy a smart phone. All of these categories fit me which is why I am pretty sure these were made for me, personally. The price of one these range around 50 bucks!! So they only benefit  you if you are Utah Marriott Library Patron. Which is also me! 

By chance, I have listened watched, read a lot of funny things recently. This has been a great add on to my daily life.  And has lead me to finally answer that always asked interview question " who are the most inspirational people in your life"

1. Amy Poehler 
2. Tina Fey
3. Fred Armisen 
4. Carrie Brownstein 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ode to October

Holy moley what a month! It consisted movie making, wedding preparedness, six test, one human factors project , limited clothes washing/ showers,  snow, and me buying a donut and coke together at 7-11 out of desperation. I have one more test and then I'm ( limitedly) free !

Pretty much what this all boils down to is me being at the quite study area in the library all day with the Asian guy who is here as much as I am. It's like we have a secret relationship. He gets here at 8 am and leaves around 7 pm. He goes out for a smoke break every hr and when he comes back he ALWAYS puts western family aloe lotion on his hands. I think that part is kinda weird but i bet he has really soft hands and he's got my back if I have to leave my stuff for a moment and as do I.

No fear my friends with much hard work comes payoff and rest. And as soon as I take this last test I am on my way to california for a little beach basking, and sister weddingness . And somewhere in there a tad bit o wine.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lot of good music being released this month folks

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I have been fishing with my family the past two days. 
We caught 30 the first day and 24 the second day. 
Thats alot of fish, but needed for me to survive this semester.

Being a thug

I love fishing with my dad. Even if the catch is disappointingly small. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Let ourselves be seen. 


Friday, July 27, 2012

Yesterday on our way home we saw this amazing sunset. Jen (other Jen, not me) snapped this photo. She has magic powers with the camera and wins flutes and other goodies at work for taking the best photos out in the field. 

  I got to work with my pal Mary again. Mary always has my back when we have to put the smack down on the girls.  But overall, Mary is one the coolest people I have met. She's legit and taught me how to bead like an indian.

Today: Its 6am, Im at the coffee shop, bumming internet, looking for housing, like a good student trying to defeat procrastination and dreaded homework. . But truth be told this housing assignment is the worst homework assignment someone could give me. I hate it. For some reason i'm convinced that where I live will determine my future. Heres how it goes in my head when Im viewing housing on craigslist:
"this house has a crappy living room, no one is going to want to hang out here, meaning no one will want to come over, meaning i'll be a lonely hermit for life..."
I know its ridiculous. 
I wish someone would just let me build an adult sized tree house in their backyard. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

This week in the field we climbed the white cliffs. It was an insane hike. I took the girls up the wrong part. Whoops. :) I also got to work with Mary this week! She's awesome. 

I doctored a lot of feet. 

These are my carpooling buddies, Mary and Jen. 
After we get out of the field we are usually pretty starving and always get a blackened chicken salad from Timberline and ice cream from DQ. 

Mary stealing the rolls

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A few things

1. This week, out in the field Im going to make 
dream catchers with the girls...pumped!

2. I would like an overhead projector for this exact reason

3. Happy 4th, Im chewing  bubble gum, drinking a beer, and being dumb with fireworks......sounds pretty american to me. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


The recent happenings

For Cinco de Mayo I made this gigantic chile pepper shot line. May 5th brings me close to home. I remember the big festival that would take place at all the schools. Not only would there an assembly during school, but then around 4:00 the community would set up a big carnival at the school which included dancing, booths of tacos, beans, and horchata.  Now that I think about it; at school, Cinco may have been a bigger celebration than Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.

Just read this. Suelo lives without money, that is the premise of this book.  It invoked some interesting thoughts for me and am considering doing something similar to this after I graduate so that I can pay my loans off mucho rapido....which means I wouldn't be quitting money entirely. I think Suelo serves an interesting view, one point mentioned in the book is how we feed into a corrupt money system when we partake in money, my lamest comeback to Suelo is "well you don't have a period, try adding that to your moneyless equation!"

I decided to go to the Pride Festival this year. But I did alot of heavy contemplating before  I went.
Reasons why I thought I should ditch out:  because at times it can feel like no one cares about the cause but instead uses it as a way to scope out new flings, and be completely wasted. Go ahead have a celebratory drink but remember there are watching eyes. 

Reason to go: To support and to feel supported, because being gay can be really crappy at times.  As cheesy as this might sound, during the parade I felt like " Hey Jenn, look at all these people here and who support you, you're ok, and you can do this bebe." 

Tomorrow I'll be back out in the field, which Im a tad nervous about. The girls group got 6 new girls this week, which means group dynamics may be a little whacky. I think Ill bring out my camera this week as I have no pictures of this year, maybe Ill heavy document so you can get the feel of what my day looks like. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Today the company I work for gave me a raise, took me out to lunch, and a hotel for the night. Im a happy jabey baby. Tomorrow Ill be back out in the field. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Liking this

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

For l-shae

L-shae, once you watch this then thats means your basically caught up with my life (in a simple way of coarse)!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Looking for housing is a quest of endurance and perseverance...... but I still hate it.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ever since I was a senior, I have wanted to go here. This summer it shall become a reality. Especially since its like a hop and a skip from Blythe

diggin this

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blast from the past in a montage

I came across these photos a few years ago and have been hoarding them ever since. It makes sense to scan them since none of these photos have been archived.

These double exposed photos are so precious to me. Im glad my mom never threw them out. Each photo is filled with immense amount of fine detail from my childhood; detail that I would never remember on my own. This top one shows the pool that I lived in, the balloons my mom always bought for birthdays with no helium, my boy space jam jersey shirt that I had to beg and plead for, the field that my dad grew gardens in. All of this preserved in one photo. So cool!
If you look close you can see that there is a photo of my dads belly, which I always liked to pat
Landon: cool since birth

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The intro to the this song is atrocious. But then it gets soo buttery good (but maybe only if your into beats). But wait, dont skip the intro... get through the ugliness, its like this unraveling effect that makes the main beat sound super fresh.... Maybe Ill use this effect in real life; become real crusty ugly for a year and then slowly unravel.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The art of flight

Hands down, the most beautiful snowboard movie. The film quality is unreal. This is the type of movie that gives you chills down your unkept seasonal hairy legs. Get your paws on it when you have some time.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Anytime will do

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Noaa says: "SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF 20 TO 30 INCHES THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING"................. pfftt. Ill believe it when Im in it. Till then.....

Snow Circles from Beauregard, Steamboat Aerials on Vimeo.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a professional book reader. Im not sure what that entails but deadlines would be a no go.
Also I have a crush on Son lux. Beautiful sounds on a cloudy day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Song of the mind for this afternoon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Things Im too embarrassed to apologize for

I've never been able to sit still in the library. I always move me feet around, lean back, lean forward, and rest my rest my legs on top of things. Today in the lib, I was sitting at an area that had six desks all with Imacs and all desks had people working at them. Half way through writing my spanish blog the power went out on the computer. I was confused at first, seeing that the lights were still on. I tried turning the computer back on, but nothing happened. I looked under my desk and saw the disaster. I had tripped the main electrical plug to all six computers! I was dying inside. The guy next to me looked at me. I shrugged back as if not knowing what was going on. Slowly I used my feet as hands, and plugged that puppy back in. Next was a choir of imacs all chiming up in unison. The girl on the other side got up and left, making a huge sigh. The other guy got a computer administrator to see if he knew what had happened. He was just confused as everybody else. I just sat there rewriting my spanish blog, since none of it was saved. Anywho I feel pretty bad about it because who the heck saves a document every five mins?? Meaning I probably caused five strangers unnecessary Monday grief.

Monday, February 6, 2012

My Grandmas

My grandmothers who passed away days apart from one another this December. I can't thank them enough for raising such sound children.

My Grandma Ruby Bishoff

My Grandma Ruby didn't say much while I was growing up and at the time I thought that meant she didn't know a lot or had grown up supressed from expressing her opinion. The reality is she didn't have to be boisterous and overbearing to get her point across. My dad told a story at the funeral of how my grandma never scolded them as boys, but instead would ask them questions about the trouble they had gotten into, which would lead them pondering about the matter themselves. After my dad told that story it was like the mystery of her actions had been solved. I realize now that she was a natural Socrates (or maybe it was Pluto or Aristotle). Grandma Ruby was married to my Grandpa for over 70 years!!! My grandpa loved her so much. I have never seen my grandpa cry except for when he starts talking about his passed away lover. They were best friends. I suppose Bishoff's are lovers. She raised three great boys and for that I am forever grateful for her.
(My dad, the eldest Brad, and youngest Tom)

Grandma June Parkes
(and my mom drinking out of a coconut in her undies)

Grandma June could always make me laugh, but not because she was trying to be funny, it was just her whole personality that made me laugh. I think my mom takes right after her. Grandma June loved to say things that would get a rise out of you ( in a fun fashioned way). I was always amused by her Australian accent and was intrigued with her choice of words. Rubbers where erasers, and every type of shoe was a boot (shoes) or a thong (sandals). Im glad that she was able to raise good looking children..... ha.