I went through 2007 from 2am to 3am

Boyfriend said to get hobby – he didn’t know…

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This is how I blogged in 2007 and it’s pretty much like right now, except I’m on the couch, without my glasses and a towel on. I had a couple people trying to get a hold of me around midnight from ICT and I’m pretty much up except, I really wanted to be in church this morning. I hope I can still make it.

But, without further adieu, the recap:

1. I discovered Kurt Halsey.

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2. I did my first and only (so far) jury duty, while I was still working for The City of Wichita.

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3. I started playing golf.

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4. Quit case desk and started working with Matt and Jen for a tax software company.

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(Jen kept sneaking by to take pictures and sometimes I never even noticed her.)

5. I moved back in with Mom and Dad when they got their new house.

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6. And I did my first round of road trips to Memphis for my best friend’s bachelorette, and then her wedding.

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(We wrapped her up so she could eat tacos.)

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This is also when I started getting into the Martial Arts Films – Ran, Fearless, and The Curse of The Golden Flower. (Nope, no Keanu Reeves in any of those.)

Now, I’m going to see if I can nap a bit more before church. Maybe this afternoon I can spin through 2008.

Let me take you back…2006

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I will begin with 2006: Self proclaimed “Multitasker Girl”.

“I am not Kara of Krypton. I am Jenni of Earth. My super powers are not something alien, nor something I was born with. My power is something that took 25 years to perfect. I am a Multitasker!

Stemming from the fear of being left out I mastered the art of being in more than one place at any given time. I can consolidate lunch dates with doctor’s appointments, do homework while I drive, and successfully attend three or more dinner functions in one night.

Learning from the age-old lesson that Time is Money, I do laundry, wash dishes, vacuum and watch TV all at the same time.

Determined to play all the roles I have in life – daughter, sister, mother, friend, employee, student, etc. – seemlessly and simultaneously, I am Multitasker Girl!”

And I had just discovered the joys of having a digital camera:

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And photo editing my bitterness:

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My poem for the phase, from my one of my now all time faves, Dorothy Parker:

Finis

Now it’s over, and now it’s done;
Why does everything look the same?
Just as bright, the unheeding sun, —
Can’t it see that the parting came?
People hurry and work and swear,
Laugh and grumble and die and wed,
Ponder what they will eat and wear, —
Don’t they know that our love is dead?

Just as busy, the crowded street;
Cars and wagons go rolling on,
Children chuckle, and lovers meet, —
Don’t they know that our love is gone?
No one pauses to pay a tear;
None walks slow, for the love that’s through, —
I might mention, my recent dear,
I’ve reverted to normal, too.

And as always, ends with a lesson learned through a quote I read (before memes and Pinterest):

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for; but, rather something to be achieved.”- William Jennings Bryan

And I’d like to note that quote and see if I can carry on with that in mind, but first, more reminiscing in the following posts. Because I said so.

My 2006 looked like this:

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And sounded like this (a couple of my poems):

(1)
Today…

The wind whispered something suspicious
And the sun smiled with knowledge of some inside joke
I sat inside waiting for it to rain convinced that the world is against me
I watched a flock of birds bath in a pool of mud
The world is against them too

(2)
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What is done is done
And we shouldn’t look back
At what we could’ve gained
And what we always lacked

As Rome lays in ruins
So must our souls
For a chance to try
We all pay the toll

No need for the struggle
Nor to lay any blame
We were just pretending
And this was just a game

A sordid lesson
Everyone must learn
Promises are always broken
And hearts always burn

WELCOME(…again.)

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Attempting a complete revamp of the website. Of course, because I am a true chronicler of times (I’ve kept all my journals since 7th grade) I imported my past posts into an ebook version using a free program Fast Pencil. I’m not sure how effective it will be. Apparently, I had accumulated 241 posts and that’s just from WordPress, I am currently at 198 of 241. I’m not even going to try to convert Blogger and Tumblr. While that was going I got a new template that might be more reader friendly, I hope.

Why the revamp? Because I said so. Just like “washing that man out of your hair,” just like “spring cleaning,” we are programmed to rid ourselves of things passed to refresh ourselves, and because the website is a big part of my life, it is being affected. I’m sure most of you are relieved. Let’s see what new things I can come up with now.

Also, because I am a genius, there are some posts I might be salvaging, because they are meant to stay online, because they are works of art, because I said so. (Seeing a theme yet?) I’ll be going through chronologically, of course, from Blogger to this to Tumblr and maybe some Tweets and FB posts. Because I said so. “Tis all I have to say for now. If you’ve been here before, I hope you enjoy the coming changes. If you are brand spanking new, warning! I will begin with an actual post once this revamp is officially a success. Thanks for your patience.

P.S. WordPress 241 posts, 540 PDF pages. Geez! Well, deleted from online, and since I’ve borrowing cyberspace from my sister, I’ll have to ring her and see if that freed up some space to create a whole new set of shananigans.

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