Jen's Musings

Friday, January 28, 2005


TGIF! After having 3 Wednesdays in a row, I could not be happier that this week is finally OVER! Yes, I know it is not possible to have 3 Wednesdays in a row, but please try telling my brain that. A combination of sleep deprivation, caffeine, endless meetings, and the occasional glass of fume blanc has thrown my cognitive skills for a loop. It was reassuring to find out lunch today that my confusion is most likely not early-onset demensia. Whew.

Tomorrow I'm going to try and conquer some ramps/kickers on my snowboard. (If somebody knows the proper term for hitting ramps on a snowboard, please let me know.) We'll see how long this newfound confidence on the snow will last. I just hope I don't pull a kid icarus and freak out.

So you're probably wondering by now why I named today "Mitchapalooza." If you can't figure it out, then I'm not telling. But if you did figure it out, kudos to you - and don't forget to wear some nice warm socks! Have fun!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Games people play

I was going to write about the ideal length of time in between giving a guy your phone number and expecting a phone call, but after about three paragraphs I decided to give up. I have come to the conclusion that there is no perfect length of time because every person and situation is different. This is the beauty (and frustration) of dating. What if there really was a cut and dry answer to every dating problem? Dating problems are big business. A obscene number of copies of books like "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus", "The Rules", "He's Just Not That Into You", and "Be Honest: You Weren't That Into Him Either" have been sold because people crave answers to their dating questions. The fact is that if there really were answers to your dating questions and they actually worked, the world would be a very boring place because it would assume that everyone acts and reacts in the same manner. So you want to know how long to wait to call? Trust your gut because people want to date you, not some rulebook.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Most Depressing...

So I rode my first rail ever on my snowboard on Friday! For those brief seconds, being on that board was just as fun as being on a wakeboard (instead of the usual "i'd rather be wakeboarding" sinking feeling in my stomach). I can't wait to go again! Hopefully next time I can get some good pictures or video.

Scientists have discovered that today is the most depressing day of the year. How can this be when there's a brand new episode of "24" on tonight?? Yes, I know.. I was one of the last great hold-outs. I swore to myself I would never watch the show, seeing what it had done to my friends, but I couldn't hold out any longer. I watched the first four episodes of the current season yesterday afternoon, and I'm officially sucked in. I need more.