Friday, March 14, 2014

Meet jenn of Tina's Terrific Team for #atozchallenge

Today please welcome jenn, one of my first blogging buddies from 5 years ago.  She's one of my minions...

the boring bullshit: i am a forty-year-old resident of the woodlands, texas who works as a sales associate at a children’s furniture store. i studied liberal arts at cottey college in nevada, missouri, where i got my associate’s degree, and english and studio art at sam houston state university, where i got my bachelor’s. in the past, i've worked at a printing company, a couple of newspapers and a handful of bookstores. i've been described as smart, serious and snarky. i dig fiction, film and football.

favorite quote. i think we live our lives so afraid to be seen as weak that we die perhaps without ever having been seen at all (james spader as alan shore in boston legal).

a favorite passage from a book. if i had known how, i would have joined grant in prayer. i would have prayed for him, for his goodness, his loyalty, and his improbable love. i would have prayed for him to give up, to let go, and to start over. i might have even prayed for forgiveness.

but i didn't know how to pray (victoria jones in the language of flowers, p. 195).

i'm stranded on a desert island and can bring one person, one book and one food item (that never goes bad and is in constant supply) or plant: robert downey, jr; eleanor and park by rainbow rowell; chicken spaghetti.

five sources of inspiration: my victorian literature professor, tragedy, stories, rejection, chaos.

the story of my life in twenty five words or less: small-town texas girl struggles with social awkwardness and medical issues. graduates high school, then college despite some educators' beliefs that she couldn’t, and then she flounders.

five of my favorite posts: four letter words, a truth universally acknowledged, little moments (a guest post featured on the life of bon), forty in forty (the first and the rest), and let me believe. let me forget.

couple questionnaires/character studies: isabel and reese, august and seth, piper and matthewabout isabel. about reese.

jenn blogs at quirky pickings


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Likes film, football, and snark - my kind of person!
Would you bring Robert Downey Jr. in his Tony Stark role?
Nice to meet you, Jenn! You're on a kick-butt team.

Brian Miller said...

ha. sounds like quite the personality...and way to show those educators you could make it through school....smiles.

Elsie Amata said...

Tina - I love when people leave links in their signature too. It makes it easier to find them!

Hi Jenn! Great to see you over here. I love football too. Go Giants! Maybe this year they'll do something with their team.

AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

Jane Jazz said...

Some quirky answers here from Jenn, and I really love the James Spader quote... that's food for thought :-)

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Jenn is great! And chicken spaghetti sounds like something I want to try :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn - nice to meet you, and thanks for being part of Tina's Terrific Team. Smart, serious and snarky are always valuable team traits! I like football, too, even if my Broncos got whipped this year. Looking forward to your A to Z posts.

Sammy D at www.

JoJo said...

Hi Jenn! I will definitely check out your bloggy, fellow Tina's Team Minion!

M. J. Joachim said...

Nice quote and book passage...very inspiring and good food for thought. Looking forward to working with you on A - Z this year :)

MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
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Andrea said...

Love that you did it when people thought you couldn't. Ah, a fellow flounderer...good company!

Andrew Leon said...

If I was Mr. Downey, I think I'd be a little upset and being stranded on an island just to keep someone company. (I wonder how many times that's happened to him.)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jenn - good to meet a fellow minion .. and you've managed to stick 5 years with Tina?! Bravo ..

No - I'm joking she's amazing and we've had some fun times emailing each other ..

Well done on finishing your studies and proving you can .. and still can .. that's the main thing ..

I'm looking forward to the A-Z .. but need to get my act into gear and get writing! Cheers to one and all - Hilary

CA Heaven said...

If I was stranded on a desert island with only one book, it should be a thick one. I would probably choose War and Peace by Tolstoy, or Methods of Theoretical Physics by Morse and Feshback >:)

Cold As Heaven

jenn said...

hi everyone. thanks for the comments.

you know what i just noticed? there are twenty-six words in that summary of my life bit. oops.

klahanie said...

Hi humans, Tina and Jenn,

So nice to meet another quirky human. Reading through this pawsting, I note the word, "snarky"!

I've become a big fan of that word.

Delighted to meet you, Jenn. And may you both have a real nice weekend.

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

shelly said...

She is definitely a character.

Hugs and chocolate,

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I wish I had a minion. :(

Chicken spaghetti? Is that a thing? I guess I've never tried it, unless she's implying that the spaghetti is afraid. And let me tell you, Mr. Spaghetti, if you're on a desert island with me, you'd better be afraid. Because you gonna get ate.

Pam Margolis said...

gotta love those English degrees we cant do crap with. nice to meet you!

Glenda said...

Hello, and how are you? I enjoyed learning about you and I hope to visit your blog soon as I can not wait to see what you do in the challenge.