Thursday, October 02, 2008


Waaaayyy back in 2005, I was totally on a roll, diet wise. I lost nearly 25 pounds. I was just looking back in time at previous blog entries and founds some decent pics of myself and contrary to my belief at the time, I actually looked pretty good. As of today, I'm back on the WW wagon. I'll be trying out the Core program, and hopefully I'll looks 0.5% better by Thanksgiving, so I can gain it all back in one day.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Still, still alive


Okay, in the grand scheme of things, I'm probably doing better than some. Here is proof:
I don't schlep my worldly possessions around in a stolen shopping cart.
I bathe 99% of all mornings (except for when I shower at night or accidentially sleep in.)
I have a full, fat belly.
I'm employeed, crappily yet almost completely non-gainfully.

Yep, doing well.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Barely alive...

It's been about 10 months since my whole life was turned upside down (job loss, unemployment, employment agencies, temping, serious depression, rejection) and things actually seem to be on an upswing again! I'm working like a dog almost every morning, 40 hours a week, and I have dreams of bigger and better but I'm still getting back on my feet again. I'm actually making money, getting unexpected tips, and am putting money in my savings account again! Everything is dandy except:

I'm constantly sick and am sleeping 12 hours a day (or night when I have a day off.) I guess there are tradeoffs.

Financially, I'm finally stablizing! I'm planning on going to a local, well-known culinary institute starting this spring (I'll just be taking a prerequsite biology class, but still that's something!) and I'm planning vacations to both Calgary, AB and England. Since I have no real social life to speak of and very few expensive habits, I'll be able to stash away enough and even consider finding my own place one of these years!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Es gibt saurkraut in meinem leiderhosen

Hallo liebe Leser,

Als Änderung des Schrittes und als Weise, herauf mein Leben zu würzen, ist diese Eintragung auf Deutsch. Ich bin, Bohren müde, und ich habe sie mit Arbeit gehabt. Meine Füße verletzt und ich leben nicht bis zu meinem vollen Potential. Alles, das ich in meiner Ersatzzeit tue, schläft. Das genug beschwert sich für jetzt.

-- Jen

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I got a new job!

Yes, I am now officially employed.

I am now a partner in a HUGE multi-national corporation. Steady, reliable work. Steady, reliable pay, stock options, benefits, no dealing with attorneys on a daily basis. Also present are opportunities for growth and advancement (unlike my former position,) and tuition reimbursement.

And, I get a pound of free coffee every week.

Can anyone guess where I'm working?

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Simple math...

Here's a dandy explanation of why I'm rarely posting anymore:

Combine the following:
A dollop of unemployment
A pinch of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
A generous helping of holiday depression
A handful of grieving the unexpected loss of a very close family member
Drizzle in a teaspoon of pathetic singleness
and for an added crunch, add a touch of no longer being able to afford my phone bill.