Category: Life

Life happens in the small moments…enjoy and learn from them.

Life Places

Western Open

Well, I had tickets to the Western Open today. I have to say, it was pretty darn cool to see some of my favorite players in action. To see them hit great shots and then to turn around and have difficuly in the sand…well it was priceless. It made me feel much better about my […]

Serenity Now!

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I have to share a converstation about what I do at work with Amy… Amy: This hot weather is crazy. You should feel the temperature change from 12pm to 5pm just becuase of the suns’s position change. Jen: Yeah, thank goodness I work in an airconditioned building and do not have to go outside. Amy: […]



Well, you never know what you are going to find in the back yard…

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This humidity is driving me crazy…how is it that so many others, including myself live in an area that has such extreme temperature changes? I remember a few months ago barely able to go outside to walk Triscuit in the cold, now here I am with extreme heat and humidity. On another note…I have been […]



When I think about my average day in front of the computer and the tasks that I do…it is unbelievable how much different it is and it makes me wonder what everything will look like in 5-10 years. Google’s search engine changed it all. I want to take a moment to thank Dr. McMurry for […]

Food/Drink Places

Tapas in St. Louis

Well, St. Louis is no San Francisco, and definitely no Chicago, but I had some great tapas last night at Mosaic. I have been so busy travelling and creating presentations, I have not had time to sit down and do a few tech tips and HOWTO posts, but never fear, I will be up for […]


My Take On San Fransisco

Feel free to whip out the “wrap it up” box, but I have to give my summary on San Francisco in ten thoughts or less. San Francisco…inital thought: “hate the airport” (it is just not O’Hare). Second random thought…”damn this weather is awesome.” Third random thought…”holy cow, there is no grass, just rows of houses.” […]


People In My Life

Just a quick post to thank Ken for helping me (via video conference and telephone). Ken, feel free to call on me for some CSS magic at any time 😉 When I am overwhelmed and need an entertainment break, I often search for people I know, today I came up with a picture and article […]


The Day is Finally Here

Almost six years to the day, Ken bid me and Amy farewell as we left PA for IL. Now I finally can show Ken some cool places in Chicago (as well as show him how to play caps). 😉 That is all I have to say now.


See You Tomorrow Ken!

After years of not seeing each other, a cold war, and then a few more years of not seeing each other it is once again time to reunite. To most people that I have met since I moved away from PSU, Ken is some sort of legend and finally, everyone will be able to meet […]


U2 Concert Last Night

Last night three friends and I went to see U2 in concert. What a show! We had fantastic seats in the 17th row and U2 was as amazing as ever! I have seen U2 in concert a handful of times, but there was something this time that absolutely blew me away…the number of open cell […]


My McDonalds Experience in 750 Characters Or Less

McDonalds is asking old/current McDonalds employees to share their McDonalds experience with them in 750 characters or less so here is what I submitted: I love McDonalds, I always have. Nothing sounded better to me when I was little than a plain hamburger happy meal, in a cool box, with great McDonalds cookies, coke, and […]