What do you want to be when you grow up?

I turn 30 in a few weeks. That isn’t a big thing for a lot of people, but I guess it is for me. Over the past few years I’ve made fun of every one of my friends for becoming 30. I teased my sister relentlessly for becoming old the day she turned 30, and

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A chirping bird

I like Twitter. I like Twitter for a number of reasons, the least of which is it has allowed me to cultivate loose relationships with people that I admire. (Danielle Corsetto and Randal Milholland, to name two.) I am not fond of most of the users on Twitter; I think, (and I include myself in this

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A Few Generations Apart

My Grandfather fascinates me. I think that’s true for most Grandchildren, though. I know I’m not unique in that when my grandfather starts to tell a story about his life, I sit enraptured listening to it even if I’ve heard the story a dozen times. His stories aren’t about the War, or about being part

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An Alternate Reality Game

A few months ago I moved to New York, and my life stopped being normal. I stopped playing games with friends. I stopped seeing familiar faces. I stopped hearing familiar sounds. I became a hermit. But I had an idea for an alternate reality game that I thought I would try playing with my friends.

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Productive Days

So, this morning I woke up in an okay mood. I had a little difficulty sleeping last night; I went to bed around 8, dozed for a few hours, woke up around 10:30 and couldn’t quite get back to sleep immediately. Eventually I did, though, and slept through to 7AM. So I am well rested

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A month has gone by

It has been a month, to the day, since I last updated this blog. In that time period, a lot has happened, but none of it necessarily noteworthy enough to gain its own Blog Post. So here’s a December Wrap-Up, and a January Kick-off. Jenn: You write things. You write things all the time. Since my

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What was your worst childhood memory?

I did a casual Ask Me Anything on Reddit when I was asked about my worst childhood memory. I couldn’t help tearing up while writing my response. I thought I’d share it here. When my great grandmother died when I was 11. Actually a few days before that. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease and couldn’t

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Tooth Work

There may be nothing so frustrating as having to get your teeth worked on shortly after moving. I recently moved to New York, and chipped a tooth on Sunday. There was moderate pain, so Monday morning I called a dentist and set up an appointment. The dentist is about a block away from my apartment,

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Learning New Technologies

Learning new things can be tough, especially when you are trying to teach yourself. A few weeks ago I posted something to LinkedIn, (and copied it here) about things I planned to do in order to become a better developer. The first thing I did after posting that was go to CodeCademy and complete their

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My sister inspired these crescent rolls

There’s nothing overly fanciful; they are Pillsbury crescent rolls. So. That’s about all it is. OH WAIT. That’s not true. A few hours before I made a bit of a baste for these. It included garlic, Italian seasoning, (McCormick) and butter. I took each roll and drenched it in the buttery concoction. I then rolled

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