HOSPITAL DAZE

Last Monday was the two year anniversary of my surgery.  On October 9th, 2015 I had a shunt put into my liver that connects the portal vein with the hepatic vein to bypass the liver in the event of Cirrhosis and hypertension in the liver.  TIPS is the jargon for …

JENDER BENDER

Ben and I liked to consider ourselves the original Will and Grace.   Our sarcastic personalities and codependent intertwined friendship is where the similarities stop, however.   Our Los Angeles residences were never very swanky although I can attest that Ben’s digs were always way more vogue than mine.  He …

Fun Foto Friday!

Of course you run into Drag Queen Carrie when you are ALSO dressed as Carrie on Santa Monica Boulevard.  Back in the day, West Hollywood was THE place to be on the high holy day in the gay community known as Halloween.   It’s a magical day.  I remember when …

DROP AND GIVE ME ZEN

So I’ve upped my yoga game lately as it just seems like a good proactive thing to do towards my wellbeing.  I mean, we’re living in uncertain times and I’ll take my serenity where and when I can, right? I’ve been trying different studios in town, checking out teachers of …

Fun Foto Friday!

Well, now. I have been told before that I put the “ass” in “class” and I think this photo really exudes class, don’t you?   I mean, we’ve all been forcibly removed from a bar, right?  RIGHT?!?!  OH COME ON PEOPLE. I’ve often said that the two saddest words in …

Hello and welcome!  I’m Jen and that’s me up there learning to tap my first keg.  Ah, such a proud moment.  Y’all remember tapping yours, no?  NO?!?  My father artfully pumping the keg so that I can get a perfectly foamy pour…my mother looking on so approvingly…and Uncle Al….well, Uncle …

THE PARADOX OF PIZZA

Yesterday I traveled to a rural town in Kentucky to attend a celebration of life ceremony.  Despite the somber purpose for the trip, I was thrilled about spending the night in a hotel solo.  Having a busy life and a husband and kids and whatnot, this is a rare occasion …

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW

Over the years I’ve received a lot of tips when it comes to writing.  Advice, guidelines and multiple do’s and don’ts.  As a burgeoning young writer I would read and write voraciously and desperately wanted to write a novel of my own.  As I got older I kept journals and …