Jen's Musings

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I totally forgot I had a blog!

Today, Puma and I were having fun doing a little photo shoot. He's so cute! Anyway, I was uploading the photos into Picasa, and I saw the blogger button. I tried to sign up for a blog, and they said the name jengifur was already taken. Suprise! I totally forgot I had started this 2 and a half years ago! Well here are some cute Puma pics to hold you over until the next post.

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

So I promise I'll be better about this!

Yeah, yeah.. I know I haven't posted for 6 or 7 months... but that doesn't mean that I've forgotten about my blog entirely! So Donour and I moved to Albuquerque in August, and this week I've started selling cars at Galles & Davis Subaru. I sold my first car yesterday! It was an '06 Outback 2.5i in white. So if you need an STi (or want to get me one:), I can hook you up.

I thought today I'd share with you a recipe I made up for some great "faked" empanadas.

1 tube crescent rolls
1-2 cups pre-cooked or leftover chicken, cut into small pieces
1 cup black beans
1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
shredded cheese

Preheat your oven to 375.
Roll out the crescent rolls to their individual triangles.
Stretch the dough out with your hands a little bit to make the triangles a little larger.
Spoon some chicken, beans, salsa, and cheese onto each triangle.
Close each one up so that the filling is sealed.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Boy, am I lazy! (Feb top 10)

Wow, I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I've updated this darn thing! So here goes..
Top 10 things that happened in February:

10. Got new software at work that's super fun to play with.

9. Still in the process of hiring a new assistant...

8. Secret Machines & Moving Units at the Metro (2/4)

7. Auto show

6. Katamari Damacy

5. Gran Turismo 4 - FINALLY!!

4. Happy 65th, Dad! (he doesn't look a day over 45 :)

3. Tiffany left for Scotland :(

2. Went to Albuquerque for about 24 hours :)

1. D and I got back together!

So that was my February in a nutshell.

Friday, February 04, 2005


The weekend is approaching, which means one thing.. super bowl? Not what I had in mind, although I will be watching and rooting for the Patriots for two reasons:

1) Charlie Weis, ND's new head coach.
2) They're not the Eagles. I was talking to a group of friends last night, and we all agreed that one person (Sic) is the reason why we all hate the Eagles. Those of you out there who know Sic, I'm sure you agree with me.

Unfortunately, I believe it'll be too warm to go snowboarding this weekend. Darn. I really wanted to try out my new North Face cammo snow pants! At least the break will allow my ribs and ankle to get better.

In other news, you can check out Tiffany's blog by clicking here.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Today is such a beautiful day! It's currently a balmy 43 degrees here in the Windy City, and it feels like summer! I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who had to go get ice cream because it was so nice out. Me, I'm hunting for my wetsuit and drawing up plans on how to turn my wakeboard boat into party central (if anyone has a better idea for weighting down an '84 ski nautique 2001 than a fat seat and a few sandbags in the bow, let me know). It's funny how just a small boost in the temperature makes everyone happer and hopeful that summer is just around the corner. So what are you still doing reading this? Turn your computer off and go outside!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

In Vino Veritas part trois

Ok, I know some of you are on the edges of your chairs waiting for the thrilling conclusion to "in vino veritas"... so here you go! Today's subject: red and white wine's bastard stepchildren.

Port - This sinful dessert wine is made by fortifying red wine with brandy, then aged for many, many years. Try it with some good dark chocolate (I believe Vosges makes truffles infused with port if you're lazy). If you're a port lover, you most likely own a smoking jacket and perhaps a Bentley because this stuff ain't cheap.

Eiswein - Another sinful dessert wine made by leaving grapes (usually Riesling) on the vine until the frost comes, then carefully picking and squeezing the grapes, essentially removing most of the water out of the grape pressing. This is the nectar of the gods, baby! Again, mad props to any guy who would order a bottle (actually, a half bottle) of this stuff because I respect a guy who's secure enough to order something so decadent.

Champagne/Sparkling wine - We all know this is bubbly liquid is used to celebrate. However, if you encounter someone who only drinks champagne.. back away slowly. They're really weird people.

White Zinfandel - Where do I begin? Well first of all, white zinfandel is made from zinfandel grapes, but the skins are removed from the grapes before much color can be lended to the wine. Sutter Home first made white zinfandel in 1972 because they found a way to use their not so good grapes and turn it into a sweet, profitable "beginner wine". Yes, I said beginner wine because this stuff is mass produced and is made from less-than-quality fruit. Personally, I feel bad for white zin drinkers. Perhaps they're too scared to venture out into the world of wine by themselves and feel white zin is a safe bet. If you encounter one of these people, please try and hold their hand and ease them into something else, like a Riesling.

In conclusion, remember that good wine comes in all shapes and sizes, whether it be corked, screw topped, or even boxed (try Delicato's Shiraz boda box if you don't believe me) or canned (try some Sofia blanc de blanc bubbly). So the next time you go to your local wine shop, try something different, and don't be afraid to ask questions. You can learn a lot from a wine shop clerk. Happy drinking!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

In Vino Veritas part deux

Now it's time for the whites...

Chardonnay - yawn. very overdone. If this is your weapon of choice, you probably do something boring, like accounting.. Come on! Live a little! Me, I'm a card-carrying member of the ABC Club (Anything But Chardonnay).

Sauvignon Blanc - Herbal and kinda grassy. You're very laid back and easy going.

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio - Absolutely amazing with a lot of french cuisine, AND it's a pinot.. so if you've got a glass in your hand, you're most likely a pretentious little (fill in the blank).

Riesling - This puppy goes well with a lot of ethnic cuisine, which is no small feat. If you favor Reisling, you're adventurous and like to try new things. And no it's not too sweet.

Gewurtztraminer - oh my... It's like drinking rose petals. Mad props to anyone who can pronounce it correctly.

Can you tell I favor alsacian wine? I hope I wasn't too obvious :)
Tune in tomorrow for the dramatic conclusion...