Tuesday, November 04, 2008


That Girl don't live here no mo'

Find her at That Wife.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Little Lesson

Blog is to newpaper.
As post is to article.

You don't write a newspaper, you write an article for a newspaper. Just as I am not writing this blog, I am writing a post for this blog.

May we all continue to attempt to change the world one post at at time from here on out.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

See Post Below for Details

As you can see at the end of the video, they pushed me over and almost made me fall down. These are vicious little suckers.
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Wanted: The Owner of the Following Puppies

To the owners of the following dogs:

We did not advertise an opening for one little whining dog and two rambunctions puppies, so please write back and let me know what need you were trying to fulfill. You drove by our house and dropped them off and somehow convinced them that we were nice people (which we are, so it probably wasn't hard). These dogs jump on me and scratch my legs and when I get out of the car they try to jump inside. We do not want them. Please come and get them . Tommorow would be nice.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sad about no cat hats?

Don't despair. Get them in Sandy. For free.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A real photographer

My little g9 looks so pro now

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pancake Making

Make a pancake! Make make a pancake!

Monday, July 28, 2008


I'm engaged! Read about it here.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Munch & Crunch Blog Overhaul!

I gave Megan's blog a makeover today. If you would like me to do something similar with yours, let me know! It was rather fun to flex my design muscles a little bit. I know it's not perfect, but it was a great chance to see what I can do.

See how it all came together here:


30 Strangers

This project by Justin Hackworth is very moving to me. This is how he explains it.

What is "30 Strangers"?

It's the name of my latest photography project. It works like this. For the entire month of June, 2008, I will make a portrait of one person each day. Ideally, these will be people I do not know--strangers. They don't have to remain strangers, of course, and it's going to be great to meet a lot of new people.
These portraits are so honest. They force me not to judge people based on my first impression. Below the photos of each person he writes a tag line that describes the person in some way. I've posted a few of my favorites, but you need to visit here to see the rest.

Scuba Dives.

Loves to swim, laugh, smile, and dance to the blues.

Sings Tom Petty and Jack Johnson songs.

Digs vintage motorcycles.

Currently working on 61 goals including owning her own construction company.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Taste of Dallas

That Boy and I are real homebodies. We spend a lot of time sitting around at home, watching Stargate, or doing things on our individual computers. The past few months the only time we have really left the house (other than for work) is to eat. You can imagine my excitement when I read about Taste of Dallas. It's like a food fair, with a carnival on the side.

Vendors set up row after row of booths with little mini dishes to purchase ranging from $2-$5. The food choices included Chinese, Vietnamese, barbecue, Brazilian,Greek, and all kinds of other fun choices.

I had two favorites. The first was this corn, dipped in butter and sprinkled with salt and Parmesan. I've never had Parmesan on my corn before, but I always will from this point on.

My other favorite item was this huge chunk of watermelon. I'm a watermelon critic not who is not easily pleased, and this piece placed with flying colors.

We found some sober looking girls to take our picture before we headed off to see my new favorite movie, Wall-E. Go see it, I highly recommend!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Fourth Freeze Float

Remember these?

Get one. And then you can have pictures like this:

My 4th of July was spent in Utah in between Heather's wedding events and even though I was really missing That Boy on his birthday, I found some ways to entertain myself and have a little fun. Our big 4th of July activity was floating the Provo river. I think we may have had other plans at one point, but I don't think we realized that this would turn into a 4+ hour adventure.

I am smiling here, but inside I am feeling something completely different. Frustrtation. Remind me never go participate in group activities of 25 people ever again.

We finally got into the water. Unfortunately when we said float, Megan apparently heard the word swim. I think she flipped her tube in the first 5 minutes.

I was very adamant about getting a picture of the three of us. Benita and I did a great job of lining things up for the camera, but our poor little drowning Megan spent a lot of time paddling around trying to catch up with us. If you look closely at these photos you can see Megan giving it her all to get in the photo with us. You can make it Meggie!

After a few awkward tries we finally got the perfect one. Desktop background worthy I think.

The girls proving once again that these awesome kicks were a worthwhile purchase. I might have been a little bit jealous floating around in my old blue tennis shoes (thanks for letting me borrow them Ben!)

Benita spent a lot of time wishing she had worn a swimsuit with a little more padding up top.

We saw all kinds of interesting floating devices. Very thrifty of this boy to use a log he found.

Despite the freezing cold water (look at the face Megan is making with half of her body submerged in the 50 degree water).....

I think we all can agree it was worth it.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Exposaroonie: Vintage

After learning about the weekly Exposaroonie photography challenge on a blog I like to read (can't remember which one), I knew that I had to do it. Each week, they pick a "theme" and ask people to submit photos that fit the theme. Then everyone votes for the winner, and some weeks they even give out a prize. I think it sounds like the perfect opportunity to brush up on my photography skills. Here are the rules:
You may only submit one photo per challenge.
  • Once you enter your submission, post your photo on your blog or photo sharing site and link back to Exposaroonie.
  • The photo needs to have been taken by you, and only you.
  • You may only submit a NEW photo... one that has been taken no earlier than today's date, June 27, 2008.
  • If you win a prize, you are not eligible to win one again for 4 weeks. But, don't fret, as we will still share your picture.
  • For a look a photo size requirements, check out our upload page.
  • We have the right refuse any photo that is deemed inappropriate or that does not meet the requirements listed above.
Here is the photo I submitted for this week's vintage challenge:

What do you think?

Thursday, June 26, 2008

So this might be a baby cuter than I was. A tough job.

It's quite possible that this is the cutest baby in the entire world. All of my eggs are scrambling around inside of me trying to brainstorm a way to make a baby now. Calm down eggs, we will give that baby a run for her money soon enough.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Pleasers

I didn't know there was a "stripper" shoe supply section on Zappos.....

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What the WII Fit Does to Me

It would be difficult to more accurately describe how the WII Fit makes me feel.

My little Wii jenna grows a big belly every time I get on. Not very encouraging.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Kelli Nicole Photography, I love you

Kelli knows how to give good presents. She also takes good pictures. She took this on her trip to Africa/Europe/The World. She will take your picture sometime, just ask her.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ding Dong Dead

My laptop died. I'm in mourning. Posting will be light (like it wasn't already) as I am required to sneak it at work. As I am doing right this second. Maybe That Boy will want to get me an early wedding present?

Like this pretty baby?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

I'm Back!

My little That Girl blog is so neglected. Of course That Bride gets updated at an out of control pace, but life since I got back has been a little standard (plus I had quite a few blogs to catch up on). I am not going to do a recap of my travels in Europe, if you for some reason missed those, you can see all of the summaries here.

I've settled into a routine for the month of June, before July comes and I start running all over the country (I guess kind of the world) once again. I have a few more posts on food I have cooked lately, some pictures to put up to introduce you to my new job, and a few more odds and end. And of course a whole bunch of (what I find to be) entertaining links and things from around the internet.

A few favorite Europe photos that I have photoshopped so far.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Rainy Rome

Rainy Rome
Originally uploaded by thatgirljenna
We had spent so many days in Rome by this time that we had begun to run out of big sights to see. We decided to spend one of our last afternoons wandering around the Borghese Gardens. The front desk girl at the hotel told us that there was a balcony with a gorgeous view of Rome. She was right about the view, although the rain made it a little hard to enjoy. Right after this the rain cleared up and we got some beautiful (but wet) pictures.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

That Boy

As he is a little introverted, my guy would like me to be a little more careful concerning privacy setting. Thus he will now be referred to as "That Boy". Please try to refrain from using his real name, or his previous nickname in your comments. I am still, and always will be Jenna. As That Boy likes to say, I would run around naked if I could, so I don't mind the world knowing who I am.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Europe Travels

If you would like to hear the rundown on my Europe travels as they happen, please visit here. Many many more detailed updates to come once I return home!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Multimedia message

Polish cotton candy at the medieval festival with a sword fight in front of a real castle with a bride and groom wandering around doing a bridal shoot!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Multimedia message

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore . . .

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day Mom!


Often unappreciated
Sometimes stern
Simply gorgeous
Never selfish
Nearly Perfect

In Italian they say Grazie Mila
La tua Figlia

Europe Wardrobe

I wanted to try out the new feature that blogger added, and I thought a great topic for a slideshow would be a little preview of my Europe wardrobe. I am really excited about it!
I will be taking the following tops, as well as black capris, pants, and my favorite Little Black Dress. 2 pairs of comfy black flats round out the entire ensemble.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Weekly Workout Date

Tonight The Boyfriend and I had what I hope to be the first of many Saturday Night workout dates together. I wanted to take pictures but I was told I wasn't allowed to post them on my blog. My first thought upon this pronouncement was "Why bother?". I love my little blog.

Working out together was so fun. As much as I love dressing up and looking nice, it was also great to get out and work up a sweat together. We had a "plank" contest, which I won. We are both going to be sore tomorrow. If I can track down a bike for him we can have some Saturday biking dates as well.

Cheesy Soy Spinach Casserole

I'm lucky to have a boyfriend who is interested in eating healthy, because I get to experiment with all of these crazy healthy recipes that might make some boys blanch and cry out "meat and potatoes please!". We are both making a huge effort to eat healthier, and it sometimes feels risky when I am making things with crazy ingredients that I would usually disdain, like soy, but this dish turned out really delicious and we both loved how much protein the soy provided without being overloaded with fat. I absolutely cannot figure out where this recipe came from. This is probably a hint that I need to be a little more organized in my recipe browsing. Maybe I made it up myself? Yeah, that's unlikely.

This recipe was so incredibly easy, I promise even the most accident prone cook can handle it.

Cheesy Soy Spinach Casserole

1 package soy meat (I used Morning Star Meal Starters)
1 package frozen chopped spinach
1 can premade crescent rolls
1/2 tub of laughing cow light cheese
1 oz Athenos Reduced fat feta

Defrost soy meat in the microwave, set aside. Defrost spinach in the microwave, set aside. Lay 1/2 of the crescent rolls in the bottom of a greased glass pan and put in oven to brown. Add spinach, soy, laughing cow, and feta to frying pan on stovetop. Warm and mix together until nice and gooey. Pull browned crescent rolls out of oven and add soy/spinach mixture on top. Lay the rest of the crescent rolls on top of this (buy an extra package if you want to have a crust of rolls that covers the entire casserole). Cook until rolls on top are brown. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 4 oz
Calories: 151
Fat: 7 g
Sat Fat: 2g
Poly Fat: 1g
Mono Fat: 1g
Cholestorol: 5mg
Sodium: 453 mg
Potassium: 128 mg
Carbohydrate: 12g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 9g

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