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I'm a 32 year old mother of 2 fantastic little boys, ages 5 and 10. I'm a retail lackey who dreams of running away to San Francisco where I'll live on my trust fund and take photographs of the city all day.

Currently Reading

  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Movies You Should Check Out

  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Good Shepherd

Rocking My iPod This Week

  • Eminem
  • Hinder
  • The Fray

Categorically Speaking...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Obligatory Blogthings for the Week!

You Are Cookie Monster

Misunderstood as a primal monster, you're a true hedonist with a huge sweet tooth.

You are usually feeling: Hungry. Cookies are preferred, but you'll eat anything if cookies aren't around.

You are famous for: Your slightly crazy eyes and usual way of speaking

How you life your life: In the moment. "Me want COOKIE!"

You Are 62% Fake

Well, you certainly aren't one for natural beauty, and that's okay!
You at least are keeping it a little real.

What Your Sleeping Position Says

You are calm and rational.
You are also giving and kind - a great friend.
You are easy going and trusting.
However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New Music! (You Don't Kow How It Feels - Tom Petty)

Let me run with you tonight
I'll take you on a moonlight ride
There's someone I used to see
But she don't give a damn for me

But let me get to the point,
let's roll another joint
And turn the radio loud,
I'm too alone to be proud
You don't know how it feels
You don't know how it feels to be me

People come, people go
Some grow young, some grow cold
I woke up in between
A memory and a dream

So let's get to the point,
let's roll another joint
Let's head on down the road
There's somewhere I gotta go
And you don't know how it feels
You don't know how it feels to be me

My old man was born to rock
He's still tryin' to beat the clock
Think of me what you will
I've got a little space to fill

So let's get to the point,
let's roll another joint
And let's head on down the road
There's somewhere I got to go
And you don't know how it feels
You don't know how it feels

No, you don't know how it feels to be me
You don't know how it feels
You don't know how it feels
No, you don't know how it feels to be me

Monday, May 22, 2006

Things to Think About

1.You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?
Stupid. He should die. I won't go into great detail as to why I feel so strongly about this person's demise, but I can very safely say that exploding is too good of a death for him. He should have to suffer as I did, only slower and for much much longer.

2. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?
Lil John. I mean really...does he say anything other than "Yeah" "Watch Out" and "Let's Go"? Has America been so brainwashed that the recording industry is actually able to pass this crap off as rap? What happened to the good old days with Dre, Ice T, and all the other "real rappers"?

3. Who would you really like to just punch in the face?
Too many people really. It'd be like one big Battle Royale. In an alternate universe, though, there is one person in particular that I would like to punch harder than I've ever punched any one before. That person has hurt me more than once, kicked me while I was down, and did everything in their power to keep me drowning in my depression. The only reason that they have not felt my wrath is because they are very important to someone who is very special to me...and that relationship means more to me than payback. Karma will get that person in the end.

4. What is your favourite cheese?
Jarlsburg awesome, awesome cheese.

5. You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your immediate disposal. What kind of sandwich would you have and what would be on it?
Turkey, bacon, jarlsburg, green pepper, olive, pickle, pesto mayo, and red wine vinegarette on a nice, fresh sourdough bread.

6. You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie-celebrity of your choice. We are talking no-strings-attached sex and it can only happen once (they will never call you back). Who is it?
Keanu Reeves or Johnny Depp. When I was 6, I told my mom that I was going to marry Keanu Reeves! And Johnny Depp...well that just speaks for itself now doesn't it! He is aging so well. :oP Besides, 21 Jumpstreet is still like the best show ever!

7. You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Same rules as above. Who is it?
Brett Scallions (former lead singer of Fuel), Tommy Lee (drummer of Motley Crue fame), or Chris Daughtry (as in so robbed on American Idol this season)! LOL

8. Now that you've slept with two different people in a row, you seem to be having an excellent day because you just came across a hundred-dollar bill on the sidewalk. What do you do?
New tattoo here I come! I've got plans to get one on top of my left foot that Tyson is designing, and I still need to get the water around my lotus finished!

9. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
Paris, France. Hands down. I've always wanted to visit there, and then permanently relocate! France and French history fascinate me to no end.

10. Upon arrival to the aforementioned location, you get off the plane and discover another hundred-dollar bill. Shit! Now that you are in the new location, where are you gonna go to spend that?
Since I've never been there, I don't know! Perhaps a nice candlelit 5 course meal with some fabulous French wine.

11. An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. "Be brand-specific" it says. Man! What are you gonna say about that? Even if you don't drink booze there's something you can figure out... so what's it gonna be?
Grey Goose Vodka. No question! Such a nice, smooth vodka. It's no wonder that this stuff costs $35 for a 750-ml bottle! The best way to have it is straight with a chill. Deeeeelicious.

12. Rufus appears out of nowhere with a time-traveling phone booth. You can go anytime in the PAST. What time are you traveling to and what are you going to do when you get there?
Back to the late 60s...go to Woodstock...follow bands on the rock & roll lifestyle :oP

13. You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place?
Ignorance and prejudice have no place on my island.

14. You have been given the opportunity to create the half-hour TV show of your own design. What is it called and what's the premise?
Breaking the Surface. It will be a show devoted to helping people overcome depression.

16. One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
Tell 'em to keep it down....I'm trying to sleep. I think they'll be chill enough to do me that favor.

17. Your house is on fire, holy shit! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don't worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what's the one thing you're going to save from that blazing inferno?
My photos/scrapbooks. Everything else in the house can be replaced. Material items cannot replace those photographs.

18. The Angel Of Death has descended upon you. Fortunately, the Angel Of Death is pretty cool and in a good mood, and it offers you a half-hour to do whatever you want before you bite it. Wotcha gonna do in that half-hour?
Make sure all my loved ones know I love them.

19. You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What's it gonna be?
Be able to stop and start time like the girl on that 80s tv show "Out of This World". Ever since I saw that show I've wanted to be able to do that. And every time I'm up against a deadline or I haven't gotten enough sleep that's the first thing I wish I could do!

20. You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
A half hour I spent with someone very special. And that's all I can really say about it other than it meant an incredible amount to both of us.

21. You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
Being alone with Stupid. Enough said. Besides, by erasing this event from my past I can erase my guilt for staying quiet for nearly 10 years about it.

22. You got kicked out of the country for being a time-traveling heathen who sleeps with celebrities and has super-powers. But check out this cool shit... you can move to anywhere else in the world! where?
France. Like I said, I've always wanted to move there. And everytime President Bush does something assinine, I tell my grandparents I am going to revoke my citizenship, move to France, and become a French citizen instead!

23. This question still counts, even for those of you who are under age. Check it out. You have been eternally banned from every single bar in the world except for ONE. Which one is it gonna be?
KO's because you can dance! LOL I looooove to dance! Tyson and I have had some fabulously great times there, too.

24. Hopefully you didn't mention this in the super-powers question.... If you did, then we'll just expand on that. Check it out... Suddenly, you have gained the ability to FLOAT!!! Whose house are you going to float to first, and be like "Dude check it out I can fucking FLOAT!!"
Tyson's. Cuz he'd think it were as trippy as me! After all, he is the only other person that understands the profound meaning of, "I need a flare gun...and some flares."!

25. The constant absorption of magical moonbeams mixed with the radioactive vegetables you consumed earlier have given you the ability to resurrect the dead famous-person of your choice. So which late celebrity will you bring back to life?
River Phoenix. He was such a fascinating person and an incredibly talented actor. A large void was left in Hollywood when he died, and he died way too young.

Monday, May 15, 2006

New Music! (Stupid Girls - Pink)

Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls
Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back
What a Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl

Go to Fred Segal, you'll find them there
Laughing loud so all the little people stare
Looking for a daddy to pay for the champagne
(Drop a name)
What happened to the dreams of a girl president
She's dancing in the video next to 50 Cent
They travel in packs of two or three
With their itsy bitsy doggies and their teeny-weeny tees
Where, oh where, have the smart people gone?
Oh where, oh where could they be?

Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back
What a Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl

(Break it down now)
Disease's growing, it's epidemic
I'm scared that there ain't a cure
The world believes it and I'm going crazy
I cannot take any more
I'm so glad that I'll never fit in
That will never be me
Outcasts and girls with ambition
That's what I wanna see
Disasters all around
World despaired
Their only concern
Will they **** up my hair

Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back
What a Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl

(Do ya think? Do ya think? Do ya think?)
(I like this, like this, like this)
Pretty will you **** me girl, silly I'm so lucky girl
Pull my head and suck it girl, stupid girl!
Pretty would you **** me girl, silly I'm so lucky girl
Pull my head and suck it girl, stupid girl!

Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
Push up my bra like that, stupid girl!

Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back
What a Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back
Push up my bra like that, I don't wanna be a stupid girl

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day to Me!

Mother's Day treated me well this year! Matt & Hunter took me out to dinner last night for Mother's Day to avoid the crowds today. We went to Santa Fe Red's for some super delicious Mexican food and a TO DIE FOR huckleberry margarita. Yum! Yum! I had to work last night, and Matt called me at precisely 12:00 midnight to tell me Happy Mother's Day. Too cute!

This afternoon after I woke up, Matt & Hunter gave me my mother's day present: the camera bag I've been wanting! It holds 2 SLR bodies with attached lenses, an additional 4-5 lenses, flashes, and accessories. I'm so excited. It's perfect for carrying all my equipment for when I go to San Francisco at the end of the month! I'm hoping to get some good shots while I'm there in case I get selected for that exhibition I applied for at school. I've got shot maps made up and some shots sketched out that I know that I want to get. Anal? Maybe just a bit! LOL I've got 20 rolls of color film and 5 rolls of black and white film all ready to go! :o) I plan on taking LOTS of pics! I'm excited because now that I have this fabulous bag, I can take both my camera bodies along and have one loaded with color film and the other loaded up with black and white. No more having to finish an entire roll of film before switching formats! Whoo-hooo! I can't wait. It's so going to totally rock.

Anyways, after I drooled over the bag for a good hour LOL, Matt barbequed me steaks and potatoes. Sooooo good! Then for dessert we had tiramisu. Mmmmmmmm! All & all a lovely day!

All About Me

Name:Jennifer Beals
Birthday:July 14, 1980
Birthplace:Roseville, CA
Current Location:Bozeman, MT
Eye Color:Green or Blue...depends on my mood
Hair Color:Red
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right
Your Heritage:German, Dutch, Danish, French, English, Native American
The Shoes You Wore Today:Brown Sketchers
Your Weakness:Hot tattoos/piercings
Your Fears:Being powerless to help my friends/family
Your Perfect Pizza:Green peppers and olives on nice thick crust
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Making it to the end of the year
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:a/s/l?
Thoughts First Waking Up:Who is calling me now?
Your Best Physical Feature:Eyes
Your Bedtime:Usually sometime between 2am and 7am
Your Most Missed Memory:Um, if I missed it, how can I tell you about it?
Pepsi or Coke:Diet Coke
MacDonalds or Burger King:Burger King
Single or Group Dates:Single
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Um, neither
Chocolate or Vanilla:Vanilla
Cappuccino or Coffee:Cappuccino
Do you Smoke:Yes
Do you Swear:You're goddamn right
Do you Sing:Once upon a time, now mostly just in the car or the shower
Do you Shower Daily:Typically
Have you Been in Love:Yes
Do you want to go to College:I'm day maybe they'll actually let me graduate
Do you want to get Married:Yes
Do you belive in yourself:If you don't who will? Besides, I'm one of only 2 people that hasn't let me down.
Do you get Motion Sickness:Nah
Do you think you are Attractive:I don't think so, but I've been complimented before.
Are you a Health Freak:Not at all
Do you get along with your Parents:For the most part...1000 miles of space tends to help these things
Do you like Thunderstorms:Hell yeah
Do you play an Instrument:I'm working on learning the guitar
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Oh yeah
In the past month have you Smoked:Ditto
In the past month have you been on Drugs:Define drug...
In the past month have you gone on a Date:I suppose you could say that.
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:Ugh. Yes.
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:Um, no.
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:Seafood in any form is revolting.
In the past month have you been on Stage:Yes
In the past month have you been Dumped:No
In the past month have you gone Skinny
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:Define stolen...
Ever been Drunk:Yup
Ever been called a Tease:Yes
Ever been Beaten up:No...I do the beating ;o)
Ever Shoplifted:Sorta
How do you want to Die:Quickly
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:Who said anything about growing up??
What country would you most like to Visit:France
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Doesn't matter as long as they draw me in.
Favourite Hair Color:I'm an equal opportunity kind of girl
Short or Long Hair:Shortish
Height:At least as tall as me
Best Clothing Style:Laid back
Number of Drugs I have taken:I prefer none currently...I've got a kid to think of.
Number of CDs I own:Eh, no one actually buys these things anymore do they?
Number of Piercings:9
Number of Tattoos:6
Number of things in my Past I Regret:Not a damn thing


Friday, May 12, 2006


Your Birthdate: July 14

You work well with others. That is, you're good at getting them to do work for you.
It's true that you get by on your charm. But so what? You make people happy!
You're dynamic, clever, and funny. And people like to have you around.
But you're so restless, they better not expect you to stay around for long.

Your strength: Your superstar charisma

Your weakness: Commitment means nothing to you

Your power color: Fuchsia

Your power symbol: Diamond

Your power month: May

You Are a Peach Jelly Bean

You have a distinct style that you don't really have to work for. You're genuinely quirky, and people love your understated charm.

Your Brain is 80% Female, 20% Male

Your brain leans female
You think with your heart, not your head
Sweet and considerate, you are a giver
But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!

Your Style is 1970s

Bell bottoms, platform shoes, wide belts, and tons of polyester.
You've got a bit of that hippie vibe going on, but you're hip enough to pull it off!

Your Linguistic Profile::
55% General American English
25% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie

Monday, May 08, 2006

Blogthings Day

You Will Die at Age 64

You're pretty average when it comes to how you live...
And how you'll die as well.

Your Deadly Sins
Wrath: 100%
Sloth: 80%
Envy: 60%
Gluttony: 60%
Greed: 60%
Lust: 60%
Pride: 20%
Chance You'll Go to Hell: 63%
You will die at the hands of a jealous lover. How ironic.

You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds

You Are a Blueberry Margarita

Honestly, there's no one quite like you. And believe it or not, most people think that's a bad thing!
You're open, wild, friendly, wacky, and tons of fun. You have a big personality... and a big heart.

You Should Be a Painter

You have the vision, patience, and skill to bring your unique visions to canvas.
And you're even tempered enough not to cut your ear off in the process!

You Are 56% Bitchy

Generally, you're an average woman, with average moods. But sometimes... well, watch out!
Sometimes, you let your mean side get the better of you. And you enjoy every minute of it.

Your Pick Up Line Is

I may not be Wilma, but I can sure make your bedrock.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Moving Along

Well, 8 hours from now I should be just finishing up my final final of the semester. Halle-freakin-ujah. This semester could not be over quicker for me. I am so losing my inspiration for school, but what can I do? Absolutely nothing. I need my degree. So I move along.

I've been sicker than sick since Tuesday. Yeah, nothing says "Yeah, baby!" like being mondo ill during finals week. I've had a migraine that feels like someone drove an icepick through my brain stem. Then, (faint of heart, skip to the next paragraph, because what I have to say next will definitely fall into the TMI category for you) I have been so violently ill I can barely walk 10 feet without getting winded. I have thrown up so violently that it made my eyebrow piercing BLEED. And not just like, "Oh, there's a drop of blood" bleed - I mean running down my face bleed. Lovely, eh? I'm so exhausted that I went to bed at 3pm Wednesday and slept until 12pm Thursday, waking up only to puke some more. Why in the world aren't I in bed now, you ask? Because I'm at work. Why in the world am I there? Because apparently no one can be inconvenienced to work for me. I'll remember that people. Karma's a real bitch. And so am I. But I move along.

I decided to throw my photography out for judgment, too. The University's gallery had a call for submissions for fall semester shows. I turn my portfolio in tomorrow. Hopefully. Part of the submission packet requires me to write an artist's statement. At first, I had no idea what in the heck that meant, so I asked Tyson - my "art connection". LOL Apparently, all it really is is just a statement about your work, what it means, etc. In other words, I need to speak positively about my stuff. Fat freakin' chance. I'm so not able to do that. About anything I do. Tyson said he would write it for me, though. Such a sweetheart! Only problem is, he said he would email that to me tonight...and I haven't gotten it. Yikes! My submission is due tomorrow, so I guess I'll have to try and whip something up while I'm studying for my French History final that I have at 8am tomorrow. Got to move along.

Speaking of's going to kill me. I've got the final at 8am, engagement pictures at 1:30pm, Tyson's graduation BBQ at 6:30pm, and I have to work again at 11pm. Doesn't really leave me much time for sleep. Which I desperately need right now. I'm hoping to be done with my final by 9am, run quick to the mall and get a shirt for pics, be home by 10am, grab a shower, grab a nap by 11am, get up at 12:30pm to get ready for pics, and leave the house by 1pm. Yeah. That sounds doable. Pics should last until 3:30pm, then I can race home by 4pm, grab a nap until 6pm, go to Tyson's, stay a bit, then maybe get another hour nap or so before I go to work. Yeah. It's gonna suck. But I'll move along.

Tyson's BBQ is a whole other issue causing me stress. His family is going to be there. Tyson's parents are awesome. I think they are great people...they are not very big fans of me. I've never met his sisters before, but I'm sure they are great people too. If they've gotten their impression of me from Mom & Dad...they probably won't be very big fans of me either. It's so hard for me to reconcile liking someone that openly dislikes you. I'm assuming that they are aware that I was invited and will be showing up, but I am so nervous about seeing them. I have spent the last 5 and a half months trying to be invisible on their radar, and now here I'll be this big giant blip right there front and center. It makes me want to cry, honestly. I hate that if something "goes wrong", Tyson will be in the middle of it. Just like every other time. I am definitely going, though. Show my love and support for Tyson. And who knows? Maybe this is the olive branch that I've been hoping might be outstretched. I'll just keep my keys close so that I can leave at a moment's notice.

And I'll keep moving along.

New Music (Move Along - All-American Rejects)

Go ahead as you waste your days with thinking
When you fall everyone stands
Another day and you've had your fill of sinking

With the life held in your
Hands are shaking cold
These hands are meant to hold

Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through

Move along
Move along

So a day when you've lost yourself completely
Could be a night when your life ends
Such a heart that will lead you to deceiving
All the pain held in your
Hands are shaking cold
Your hands are mine to hold

Speak to me, when all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through
Move along
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)

When everything is wrong, we move along
(Go on, go on, go on, go on)
When everything is wrong, we move along
Along, along, along

When all you got to keep is strong
Move along, move along like I know you do
And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through

(Go on, go on, go on, go on)
Right back what is wrong
We move along

[fade out]

Monday, May 01, 2006

Hey Look a Surprise!

Your Political Profile

Overall: 20% Conservative, 80% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

How Liberal / Conservative Are You?