Sunday, December 23, 2007

JP's Year in Review: 2007 edition

well, like every other blog I profile at work, I figure that I should give you a year in review jp style.

Well, 2007 started out for me in Times Square. WOAH. Glad I did it. SEO was visiting. Never doing it again. Spent the next few days in good ol' PA but went back to France.

In France, I continued to teach my kids (realizing now that I really should have been an el ed major b/c I LOVED every minute with those kids.) I also got to spend time in France with a group of girls that I would have never hung out with in the US. But that's why I love picking up and moving to foreign countries. It's the people you meet. That group of girls taught me so much about myself and life. And I love every single one of them for that. And check off a life goal...France for a non school related activity.

I also spent possibly the two best weeks of my traveling life ever with Zoe in Greece and London. There was not one day that went by that we didn't laugh hysterically and not see some cool old stone (or dolphin). And I learned to drink beer. YEAH!!

Then I added Portugal to my list of countries I've been to. Along with the south of Spain. Gotta give it to their culture, they LOVE to LIVE. Which is something we can't do in the US. (I also believe it was somewhere around this time that I said "I will NEVER live in New York City." I think that sealed my fate.

Finished up my term and my poor mom came to visit me at another crappy time. When I was ready to be back in the US. But we missed a soccer riot by like 10 minutes. Dangit!

Came back to the US for an incredibly long, miserable three months of living at home with my parents and an unpaid internship in NYC where I had to take the bus every day. Not so much fun. I did discover the tail of Jamie and Claire "the outlander series" and was in reading heaven for like 3 months.

Then, finally in October I got a job in NYC. The funny part was when I basically had a feeling I was getting the job, I was sitting in SEO's car in Manhattan, KS going to a Kansas State career fair. I've been to Kansas three times this year and loved every minute of it.

And a shout out to Fall Out Boy. My band emerged and saved me from some dark times this year.

And then I used Craig's list to find an apartment in NYC. SCARY! But it ended up working out perfectly w/ a huge room and an awesome roommate on Manhattan island (c;

And now it's Christmas. Stay tuned for my new years resolutions. Merry Christmas, everybody!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


I feel new obsession coming on. Any ideas? Um, I think it's the Foo Fighters. Every time I turn on K Rock (which is at least twice a day) Best of You comes on. Which is not a problem b/c I'm still not tired of hearing it!! OK, but that is not the true reason of this post. Recently, a super stellar friend of mine asked me what I wanted from a significant other in the future. I had no idea. Then, I decided. So, Dear boys, Here's what Jenny P wants. If you qualify, then you rock.
--Wears jeans
--Knows what bowl week is
--Is American
Well, good thing like 90% of the country fits that description.

And I still love Fall Out Boy (c; Pete was in MSG last Saturday! And so was I!!

Oh, and this is for whoever reads my blog (immediate family excluded, Hi Grandma and Grandpa!) just so you know, you all are very bad at sending cards. This includes Christmas and Birthday cards......tisk tisk.....I send you cards!! (mail, folks, mail)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Why Why Why????

Do I always get the room next to the musician?

So in France it was OK. I made it to bed before guitar boy started playing his electric guitar in France. He had a few things going for him: He was HOT, He had an American flag up, and he disappeared for like three months.

Cut to now. I now have piano girl. Let me tell you, she enjoys playing the piano at all hours of the morning, evening, afternoon and I swear all she plays is warm ups. I couldn't go to bed at 11:00 PM Wednesday b/c she was playing the piano. Cut to this morning. 8:00 am. WARM UP. Loud obnoxious. I wait til 8:30 to storm out of bed and down the hall. I spend about 10 minutes POUNDING on her door because she's down at the end of my hall.

10 minutes later this is the scene:

PG: Who is it?
Me: Your neighbor.
PG: Who?
Me: Your neighbor.
PG: Who?
Me: Your neighbor next to the room with your piano. could you please just hold off til 10:00?
PG: It's almost 9:00.
Me: On a Sunday morning.
PG: It's almost 9:00.
Me: Please just hold off til 10:00.
PG: Not a chance.
Me: I've been hearing it at 6:30 in the morning and 11:30 at night. Could you please stop when normal people sleep?
PG: Not a chance.

Followed by a slamming of the door. Well, she's still going 4 hours later. B*TCH!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Glorious #1

Is the song I'm listening to. I've found a new awesome music community. (it's my job to find these random pages that bring people together to form groups on random things). Set up a profile. Listen to any WHOLE song you want. you just can't download it. See what other people are listening to that you're missing out on that sounds like your bands. This page ROCKS!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Black holes and revelations....

is the song on the radio right good title for this post!

A few things. I know I haven't updated in a while. I've been pretty busy which is nice!

First off, I missed out on Foo Figthers at the Garden by about 15 minutes...they sold outo NYC is 45 minutes.'s my brothers and my goal to get seats to that show. They have to be nothing less than AMAZING.

I also finished my Chirstmas shopping (c; all that needs to be mailed anyway!! I also finished sending out all my Chirstmas cards but one. (Hint hint, I only send out mail in hopes I'll get some back......) I also had to buy a dress for my Christmas party on Wednesday. Well, let's just say it's hot!! Considering this is my first dress I've bought since seventh grade, I'd hope so!! However would you believe that the first dress I found that was EXACTLY what I'd described to JCA the night before was completely sold out in my size in ALL FIVE bouroughs in NEW YORK CITY?!?! Annoying.....

I started a new series of books! They're about a vampire and a 16 year old mortal. Not too bad. Better tahn the other books I've been trying to read.

I also went on not one but two blind dates this was a lot of fun! New guys and fun places to eat in Manhattan......nothing bad about that situation!!

OHOH! And I won my first bet this weekend!! Yep. I bet a guy at work that the Chiefs were going to get beaten by the Broncos....cause well, let's face it Herm......YOU'RE SO BAD YOU MADE MY FIRST BET AGAINST MY TEAM AND I WON!!! Luckily for me it was 41-7. (c; I made $5 off my team loosing!!

Heroes is over )c; But at least we have October Road now...I mean, it has Jake from OTH. Who could resist? KAP is coming Wednesday. And then my mom on Thursday. and ARESNAL has just lost their first game in the EPL )c; Oh well, we're still ahead of EVERYONE ELSE!