Sometimes my childhood…

…was a little stressful. When I was in the first grade, I looked like this: (You can blame my mom for the haircut but unfortunately the shorts are my doing. My mom always let me dress myself.) And this is how I felt about a dinosaur named Barny, not to be confused with the loving purple dinosaur named Barney: Love,Jenna P.S. Keep in mind: I wrote this in 1992 when my family still lived in Korea. Jurassic Park came out in 1993 so there is no chance this story was inspired by the film. Maybe Barney but he was/is creepy. I never trusted...

Sometimes people are ridic…

…culous. Yesterday I went to the grocery store (three times actually). During the first two visits, I wore the same outfit. Long shorts, a navy blue t-shirt, and these sweet shoes I bought last week. I coveted these shoes my entire freshman year of college. My best friend that year wore them all the time. I wanted to buy them but they were too expensive. So, I lived without them until I found them last week in the clearance section of Aldo Kids shoes. My feet are small enough to wear the largest kid size so I ended up scoring the shoes for $7.00. So anyway, I was rockin’ my new shoes in Macey’s Grocery Store yesterday and this woman came up to me. Here’s what went down: Woman: Oh my goodness, your shoes are so cute. Jenna: Thanks! Jenna continues to walk but the woman stops in front of her blocking her escape all the while still staring at her shoes. Woman: They are SO cute. Wow. Are they Uggs? Jenna: Nope, they aren’t. I don’t actually know what brand they are but they aren’t Uggs. The woman continues to stare. Jenna looks the woman up and down to see that she is well dressed and quite pretty for her age. (Of course, Utah county is full of pretty older women.) Woman: So where did you get them? Jenna: Aldo. They have stores in Salt Lake and Park City. Woman: Hmm, oh. Woman stares at shoes. Woman: They are so cute. Woman stares into Jenna’s eyes. Jenna: Do you want me to take them off and give them...

Sometimes nerdiness…

…comes naturally. Like me, for example. I don’t mean to be so nerdy, I just am. I recently saw an article in Nylon Magazine (Just in case you might think that makes me cool, I don’t read Nylon Magazine regularly. In fact, I was googling Lisa Loeb’s song “Stay” and ran into the article. See, still very nerdy.) Anyway, Nylon Magazine published The Top 10 Nerdiest Songs of All Time in their June 2008 issue. That got me thinking: what are the Top 10 Nerdiest Songs in my Itunes? Get ready for nerdy chills: 1. Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes – If you saw the movie “The Break-Up” you know why this song is nerdy. (And also why this song is hilarious.) 2. Who Says You Can’t Go Home – Bon Jovi – This song is so cheesy it makes my stomach hurt. 3. That’s How I Beat Shaq – Aaron Carter – Mr. Carter should be ashamed of himself. I guarantee he’s not but he really should be. 4. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Rockapella – Why? (And yes, Rockapella is that a capella group from Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego? I saw them sing in Utah once. They autographed their album cover for me. I probably should have kept that to myself.) 5. She Likes Me For Me – Blessed Union of Souls – This song is every nerd’s dream: to find someone who likes him/her for him/herself. 6. This Time Around – Hanson – At least it’s not Mm Bop (spelling?). 7. Perfect Day – Hoku – I sang...