Wednesday, December 12, 2007

We Interrupt this Holiday Season...for a Tag

Good thing I did some catching up on friends' blogs tonight. First, I read Josi's, and felt a little dissed that she didn't tag me, but then Annette came to the rescue. Thank you, Annette. Josi, you're on thin ice with me, girl, because of the Grocery Game, so watch your step. :)

So, this is hard, because my 100th post is fast approaching, when I'll have to do The List, but here's a sneak preview of the fun that is to come:

1. Once my husband bought me sex toys for Christmas, which wouldn't be so bad, except for the fact that we were living with his parents that year.

2. Ever since I was about 8 or so, I would sneak downstairs on Christmas night by myself and tenderly caress the ornaments on the tree and cry about how another year of my life and my siblings' lives was over, and how fast time seemed to fly. I would play out memories of the past year in my mind and weep, sentimentally. What a dork.

3. Shortly after my divorce, I changed my diet to consist primarily of Totino's cheese pizzas, puffy Cheetos, and Ben & Jerry's. Those were the things my body wanted, and they were GOOD.

4. Once, while babysitting, I was snooping around the master bedroom, and came across the cremated remains of their infant daughter. It was CREEPY, and not hidden all that well.

5. Another time while babysitting, I was snooping around in the bathroom, and I found a picture right in the bathroom closet next to the towels of the mother's dead mother lying in her casket at her funeral. Even CREEPIER, although if you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I like these kinds of creepy.

6. When I was in 2nd grade, I lived in a primarily African-American neighborhood, and I could double-dutch with the best of them. Little tiny white Jenna.

7. I have never been able to do a cartwheel. Darn it.

8. But I can almost do the splits, even when I'm 9 months pregnant, although my husband won't let me because it freaks him out.

9. Once I made a cake for a cub scout auction, and it sold for $85, because people know I make good cakes.

10. Today I rollerskated in the driveway with my son. I'm an 80's girl, and I still got it, baby.

Now, to tag:
Abby, because I wanna know more about my little sis.

Hannah, because I wanna know more about my other little sis.

Sarah, because she's part of the gang too, and she needs to give up the goods.

Mom, because I always tag Mom and she's so interesting.

Hilary, because I think it would be fun if she joined in the blogging funness of being tagged.

and, Piper...because I'm dying to know more.


Josi said...

I can feel the ice splintering beneath my feet. I'm going to have to think of something REALLY, REALLY, great to make this right.

LOVED your stuff--I have some funky babysitting experiences too, makes me wonder what MY babysitters might find. And you husband bought you sex toys? Lucky!

Josi said...

Did I really say that? Yikes, I did :-)

Jenna said...

Ah, Josi, I adore you. No worries. I just like that I can tease you and you GET me.

Jacquie said...

#1, hmmm good gift. But what was he thinking LOL????

YogaNana said...

The question is, jacquie, *with* what was he thinking?

And we all know that answer.

Jenna's Mom

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Funny facts! I used to snoop when I was babysitting too. I never found dead things though. I wonder if our babysitters snoop at our house?

Julie Wright said...

number one had me laugh so hard I snorted. And the fact that your mom commented has made me incapable of stopping the laughter. And with all this talk of snooping babysitters makes me really worry what my babysitters find!

Annette Lyon said...

I'm suddenly very glad we have a built-in babysitter now!

I can do a cartwheel (my kids think it's hilarious to watch) but splits abandoned me about 15 years ago. I could do them on both sides eons ago. If I tried now, I'd probably crack.

piper said...

Oh tagtastic one! Thanks for thinking of me with a meme tag...~lol~ you know how to make a girl weak in the knees :)

I'm on it!

I also adore Josi and Annette, so it is with great honor that I am invited to meme with the likes of you.

LOVED your meme! You are awesome, so awesome :)


Sarah said...

Eep...I somehow missed checking on blogs in the last day and a 1/2 or so and that's my excuse! I really am not ignoring the fact that you tagged me. But I'm super excited and I'll get right on it! I promise!

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Crazymamaof6 said...

ok Sarah tagged me, and i had to come check out yours ,and I love the sex toys thing. and Josi with the lucky!
i would confess that i wanted to be a sex toy party consultant. but i held back for my readers. but way to go! and your mom knows too! brave! and way fun i'm sure.

Angela said...

Fun post... After reading about your snooping obsession..I am pretty sure you are not invited to my house! :)

Pezlady Jana said...

That was so funny! I was reading them and thinking to myself...maybe she shouldn't have snooped while babysitting. I should give myself that same advice because I did the SAME THING and found WEIRD things. Too much information about the parents of the kids I babysat is all I am saying!!!!