This Guy

This guy is in everything all the time.  Just thought I’d give a shout out to the guy you know but don’t really know because you couldn’t remember his name to save your life.  He’s been in sitcoms (The New Adventures of Old Christine), dramas (West Wing) and movies (tons of them), including the new Avengers movie coming out on May 4th. His name is Clark Gregg. Also, he wrote What Lies Beneath. Yeah, the scary one with Michelle Pfeiffer and evil Harrison Ford. Who knew? Love, JKJ P.S. I’m really looking forward to this...

Alinea, what now?

This weekend, my Dad visited Chicago and treated me and Allan to dinner at a very chic restaurant: Alinea. Allan and I knew it was fancy because we had to dress up AND if we canceled our reservation, we were out $100 each. YOWSERS! Anyway, Alinea is one of these fancy food places where they wow you with all of their food experiments. I say experiments because it is seriously scientific up in there! After every course I thought, “What will they think of next?!?!” and then I drank as much water as I possibly could to wash out the taste. Confession: 85% of it tasted weird but 98% of it was very exciting. Here’s what the menu looked like (which they don’t give you a copy of until you are leaving): When the meal started, I was very very nervous. Our first course was fish eggs in curry, coconut and some kind of carrot jello. I got through it. The next course was various types of oysters on a seaweed covered log. I barely got through it. I think my Dad sensed my trepidation and clearly was enjoying my pain, because he started taking pictures of me and Allan throughout the meal and told the waiters I didn’t like chicken until I was in my 20’s. Here’s a picture he took of Allan enjoying the oysters: The next course was supposedly the “Woolly Pig.” It was a hands free course. Basically, there were various ingredients including pig wrapped up on a stick, topped off with a squid. Here I am in this next picture, having a stand off...

Make out, Marry, Murder: 2.14.12 (Yes, I know I’m posting almost a week late.)

Sorry I am posting this so late.  Forgive me!  Some of you may notice that I didn’t post your #MMM suggestions.  I vetoed a few of them including the one that included my fiance’s brother and dad. Come on guys, I want his family to like me not be creeped out by me. @seconddarrin Gingrich, Santorum, Romney. GO! MAKEOUT: Santorum MARRY: Romney MURDER: Gingrich Making out with Santorum is really giving me the creeps. @jonjohns65 Yo-Yo Ma – Bob Loblaw – Lady Gaga MAKEOUT: Yo-Yo Ma MARRY:  Bob Lob Law MURDER: Lady Gaga Isn’t his name just Bob Lob and his Law firm is called Bob Lob Law?  Wouldn’t you want to live in Arrested Development’s world? @dcsmith1 Wedding cake maker, wedding dress maker, or wedding photographer (answer after the wedding) MAKEOUT:  Wedding photographer MARRY:  Wedding cake maker MURDER: Wedding dress maker Who wouldn’t marry a CAKE MAKER?!?! @kelleymcC  Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Martin Freeman MAKEOUT: David Tennant MARRY:  Benedict Cumberbatch MURDER: Martin Freeman All very attractive actors. Too attractive. Do they even like girls? @riddikulus2  Steven Seagal, Steven Spielberg, Steven Q. Urkel MAKEOUT: Steven Seagal MARRY:  Steven Spielberg MURDER: Steven Q. Urkel I didn’t want to murder Steven but I was definitely thinking about Steven’s bank account when I did it.  See, money does terrible things to people. @pedropodcast  Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America MAKEOUT: Iron Man MARRY:  Spiderman MURDER: Captain America Iron Man is obviously the BEST BUT he is a player, yo.  I have to stick with Spiderman because I still haven’t seen the movie Captain America but I saw the previews and before he was...

Cheer up! (I’m engaged!)

Stop crying. I know Whitney Houston died and Adele is going to sing again and you still haven’t lost those five (ten) pounds you gained over Christmas but seriously stop. I have news! I FOUND A MORMON BOY WHO LIKES ME ENOUGH TO MARRY ME! (And I know he loves me because we’ve watched Heavyweights not once but TWICE together. #bestmovieever) Why are you still crying? Last night on the way to Allan’s parent’s house, after picking up the engagement ring we bought the day before, Allan pulled off the side of the road and popped the question.  For the record, I was surprised because I figured Allan would enjoy spending a few days teasing me with the ring. So kids, I’m off the market.  I never thought it would happen but I’m very happy about it. Enjoy some pics. Engagement Ring! Engagement Ring & Wedding Band. Jealous? The side of the road where Allan proposed. I’ll remember that Lakewood Community College sign fondly. That’s Allan! Love, JKJ P.S. More wedding details to...