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2009? Not so fine… December 31, 2009

Posted by jeneypeney in new years resolutions, the holidaze, the midwest.
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When 2009 began, I have to say I figured it was going to be a good year. It was the year of the Ox (the Chinese sign I was born under), it was the beginning of my first full year of being a college grad, I had a job, and I was officially living on my own.

Well. It wasn’t a complete bust… but it wasn’t the worst year either.

My one year Blogiversary is actually coming up. When I introduced myself to the blogging world, I mentioned that starting this blog and keeping it going was one of my New Year’s Resolutions. Although I may never be nominated for a 20SB Bootlegger (go vote!!!) or have over a hundred followers, I’d say this resolution was achieved.

I also mentioned I wanted to get out of the Midwest… and although I did move, I just went to the northernmost part of the Midwest. So that’s a half fail.

I wanted to get back into competitive running… and I completed a 10K at a 9 minute/mile pace. I had signed up for a 5K, but it was thwarted by 20 degree weather and snow. I’d say that was accomplished.

What is in store for 2010?

Well, first of all I want to run (and finish without dying) a Half Marathon. Second, I want to blog and comment more often. It would also be nice if I could go the whole year without my bank account going into the red.

Happy New Year followers! Make it a good one!

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PS – I forgot to mention Jenn yesterday in my 20SB Bootlegger shout out!! Go vote for her!

Pack Rat and Purge August 10, 2009

Posted by jeneypeney in all growed up, life, love bites, new years resolutions, the famn damily.
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I have no earthly idea if this sudden onset of sappy-face crap is because I’ve been alone for three weeks or because Aunt Flo sent her monthly present, but I’ve been really down all weekend.

How did I resolve this? By watching Dead Like Me on Hulu and throwing away copious amounts of stupid shit I have collected over the past five years.

While packing up my apartment (again) to move (again)*, I’ve run across a lot of above mentioned stupid shit I kept because I figured it was a way to remember all those “great” memories they are related to.

What the bloody hell was I thinking?! Do any of you know? OK, you can think about it. I’ll wait.
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Nothing? Seriously? What good are you?!

Jeesh.

Anywhoo — as I have been tossing out all the faded pictures of high school friends, pressed flowers from dances, cheap jewelery from old boyfriends, and random trinkets that used to make me smile, I’ve been reflecting on a lot. Way more than you really want to know.

First off, I threw out my “Jimmy Box”. This was the box full of things that my high school boyfriend gave me. He was the one I gave my V-card to. He was the one I dated for two years (in high school that equals eternity). He was the one who dumped me when I left for college (I’ll blog more about that some other day). For any of you that ever had one of these boxes/relationships, you know what kind of milestone this is. I thought I would cry, chicken out, or even shove his “promise ring” in my pocket. I didn’t. I was strong. And he is now laying is a Fargo landfill.

I also tossed out all my old planners from high school and college. I kept these because they were almost like mini diaries. Old memories and notes were scattered all through the pages. My friends wrote dumb things in them too like, “Ashley likes dinosaurs. And Jeney!” These were actually harder to get rid of than the box was.

I purged all of the cards, birthday banners, notes, and other random things most of my college friends and roommates had given me. I came to the conclusion that I have a lot of awesome memories from college — and most of these things kind of bring back the bad ones. No need to keep them around.

Speaking of cards, I used to keep every single card that was given to me. Birthdays, Christmas, Easter… I even kept all of the “thinking of you” cards my Grandma would send me. I threw the two shoe boxes full of these out, too. I only kept my “going away to college” card from my family, the card the managers gave me for confirmation, and a card Little Shit gave me when he was in the 3rd grade.

I have purged a lot more than what is listed above. A lot more. Like, a pick-up truck worth. But I think those are the most important ones.

It’s time for me to move on and become the woman I was meant to grow up to be.

Well, shit.

I’t not even going to try… July 9, 2009

Posted by jeneypeney in i'm a moron, life, new years resolutions, post grad dilemma, shenanigans, the midwest, workin girl.
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…and be funny about not blogging for so long because I am so thoroughly embarrassed by it.

On the bright side, I do have some good posts lined up for when I actually have internet access outside of my work place including subjects such as:

The codswallop that is my student loans.

Taking my roommates to the Dollar Tree.

Why I cannot do laundry if my roommates are home.

Interns and the stupid shit they do to piss me off.

My tenth tattoo (and the other nine that came before).

In other news, I got a new job! I am moving to North Dakota in ten days! More on that later.
Th-th-th-that’s all (for now) folks!