Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome to the Jennaisance!

The Jennaissance: A period characterized by the general awesomeness of Jenna, specifically her academic prowess (i.e. 100% on her Novels and Film midterm; the miracle of the B in her philosophy midterm; and the grace and excellence with which she executed an A performance on her French Oral Exam) and her increasing levels of hotness brought on by healthy living, and previously undreamed of physical fitness.
This period in the history of Jenna contrasts sharply with the "Repubescence" in the summer of '08 during which Jenna was the ugliest she's been since puberty. This dark age is marked by Jenna's being some 15 pounds heavier, bad skin, and a chronic eye infection (eventually attributed to an allergy to a specific brand of contact lense cleaner)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Synechdoche: New York

I watched Synecdoche: New York, and it made me think...a lot...about everything. It was too much for me to handle right now. Charlie Kaufman, what is going on in your brain?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Lately I've become Hermione. In my novels and film class I've already completed all the course work, now all I have to do is attend and take the test at the end of the semester. I get most of my assignments done weeks in advance so that the week they are due I can check and recheck them. In a strange turn of events I am actually doing all the homework. So why am I not getting solid As?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

two thoughts

-I like to think about the future of Elliot (the kid from E.T.) I like to imagine that he grows up, meets a nice girl, and things start to get serious, so one day he sits her down and says, "There's something you don't know about me. When I was about eight years old I found an alien from outer space. We had a cosmic connections where I could feel what he was feeling. My siblings and I taught him to talk, he built a radar and returned safely to his home planet, and oh yeah, he made my bicycle fly"
How does that conversation go down? What are you supposed to say if someone told you that?
-Because I like movies I like to work out to movies rather than music. But lately I've learned that just because I love a movie doesn't mean it's a good movie to work out to. Do not work out to thoughtful independent films, you WILL want to die. It's much better to find the most action packed, big budget hollywood blockbuster style movie. You want attractive people running around a lot. It's motivating because you want to be attractive, and you are running around. It makes you really involved with the characters. Indiana Jones is particularly good.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Yorker

It's Mama's birthday and we went to the New Yorker for dinner.
The New Yorker sits below street level, hidden in the streets of Salt Lake which only adds to it's air of exclusivity. The inside invokes the glamour of the 1930's. Officers in dress uniform were tucked into the corners, and judges shook hands importantly with my father. As I daintily dab the sauce from the corners of my lips the Governor leaves with his family.
I think I've underestimated my father.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The World is a Place

I wrote a poem today. I have no grasp of poetry, tell me if it's good, or just...blah.

For S, or Another

I see you always
now that you are
Someone Other

Looking up at me
through brown eyes

I only ever knew
the corners of you.