these are a few of my favorite things…

I was tagged in two different “favorite/happy things” memes, so I decided to combine them into one post. (Thanks, halcyonsynthesis and perpetualtoska) ❤

One song: Rhyme & Reason – Dave Matthews Band

Two movies: The Big Lebowski, Skeleton Key

Three TV shows: Game of Thrones, It’s Always Sunny, The Walking Dead

Four People: Jax, Dave, Ann, Danielle

Five Foods: buffalo wings, ribeye, almost any cheese, Sabra Supremely Spicy hummus, burrito

Six Books: The Thirteenth Tale, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Red Tent, She’s Come Undone, The Shining, All The Light We Cannot See.

and now…

Just 5 random things that make me happy right now:

  1. candles with crackly wicks
  2. lorazepam
  3. my new iPad mini
  4. Lush Rose Jam bath bomb
  5. tulips

a little q&a

I was tagged by the awesome perpetualtoska

1. Why did you pick your URL?

It’s a lyric from a song called Pin that I really identified with when I created this blog back in 2012. I’m always feeling things out/pushing my limits, so it felt appropriate. 

2. What’s your middle name?

The one I was given at birth was Rose.  I changed it to my maiden name after I got married back in 2004 because it sounded more lawyerly. Ha.

3. If you could own a fictional pet, what would it be?

I fantasize from time to time about getting a fat orange cat to add into the mix. I fucking love cats.

**though a raven like Maleficent has would be pretty bad ass.

4. Favorite color. 

Pink.

5. Favorite song. 

I can’t pick just one. Impossible. 

6. Favorite fandoms?

Game of Thrones. I’m a huge GoT nerd. I’m planning a viewing party on April 12th, which will require costumes and themed food. I’m confident only myself and the bf will attend.  But really that’s absolutely perfect. 

7. Why do you enjoy Tumblr?

I love having a place to journal/blog.  I look at Tumblr as a digital scrapbook of my life.  It’s made even better by the fact that it’s a social media site. I’ve met some amazing friends here. 

8. Tag 9 others.

atwistedlittleshow, itsjustcarrie, justanotherinternetbitch, causticgrip, walruswidow, beerformysunshine, eclectic-blvd, julietsmuse, hadesonthedancefloor

Sorry if you’ve already been tagged for this. Tagging causes me anxiety!!

it’s the little things

LIST FIVE AND TAG FIVE. LIST FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY.

I was tagged by justanotherinternetbitch.

  1. Singing with Jackson in the car.
  2. Feeling the bf pressed against me when we wake up in the morning.
  3. Watching the snow fall from my cozy bed.
  4. New dresses.
  5. Owning it at court. 

I tag: itsjustcarrie, atwistedlittleshow, hardpatch, perpetualtoska, and incexual.

movie meme

List 15 movies that you love as quickly as you can, then tag 5 people.

I was tagged by thelifesporadic

  1. The Big Lebowski
  2. Gone With The Wind
  3. Adventures in Babysitting
  4. Sixteen Candles
  5. Dirty Dancing
  6. The Skeleton Key
  7. Sinister
  8. It’s A Wonderful Life
  9. Requiem For A Dream
  10. Office Space
  11. An Officer And A Gentleman
  12. 50/50
  13. High Fidelity
  14. The Fault In Our Stars
  15. Unfaithful

I tag: hardpatch, walruswidow, gbphoto, talknboutluvdancnboutarktecture, and honoluluorbust.

what would you say?

I was tagged by justanotherinternetbitch to answer the following questions:

  1. In general terms what do you do for a living? Why did you choose this career?  I am a lawyer. I practice primarily in the area of consumer bankruptcy law. However, I also do traffic and minor crim.  I manage my own law firm.  I chose this career because I love the law and I wanted to do something that could help people.
  2. You are having a mid life crisis. If you could change two things about your current circumstances what would they be?  I’d fix my health problems. Cancer related nonsense and psoriatic arthritis are the two biggest problems in my life.  Aside from health issues, I guess I’d say I’d make more money because who doesn’t want more money? I’m not saying money can buy happiness, but it can certainly buy opportunities that lead to it.
  3. Why did you follow me? I believe I randomly clicked on your blog and liked what I saw. I prefer following blogs that share details about personal lives versus blogs filled with cutesy or funny pics/reblogs.
  4. What is the straw that would break the camels back for you in a relationship?  Violence. I watched my mom be abused throughout my entire childhood. I’m never going back to that, and I would never subject my child to it.
  5. If you had the opportunity of a bucket list vacation where would you go? Money is not a factor.  This is tough. It’s between Iceland or Tahiti. I guess I’ll go with Tahiti because it’s more expensive and much further away.
  6. Hugs or three feet of personal space?  It depends on the person, but for most people I’d have to say personal space please. If you are talking about my son or my bf: all the hugs please.
  7. Do you have a hobby or a passion? My biggest hobbies are reading and running/exercising.
  8. Who is the person who has had the greatest impact on your life? Explain why.  My grandmother. She helped shape me into the person I am today.  Without her influence, I’d probably be a crack whore. 
  9. Pick a city where we should meet, see the sights and eat the food. Where would you chose and why? Would it be weird to hang out?  I’d say here in Saint Louis b/c it’s a very fun place to visit, and I could show you all the sights. I think we would have lots to talk about and would have a great time once we got past the initial awkward period that comes with being me.
  10. Fruit filled donuts or creme filled donuts? Creme filled. No contest.
  11. What was the happiest moment of your life?  The moment the doctor pulled Jackson out of my body and placed him on my chest. I cried like a baby and it was the first time I ever experienced pure joy.

I was also tagged by lcunn88 to answer the following questions:

  1. Favorite dessert? This is hard. I like so many desserts. I’m torn between vanilla bean cheesecake & gooey butter cake. I had a piece of amazing gooey butter cake with cinnamon ice cream last night. I was hesitant b/c I haven’t worked out since before vacation, but my boyfriend told me to go for it since it was our end of summer vacation dinner. YUM. I wish I had some right now.
  2. Best date you ever went on?  I don’t really know if this counts as a date since we had been together for over two years at this point, but the birthday dinner on the beach in Mexico was by far the most romantic experience of my life.  I will remember that night forever.
  3. Dream job?  I have it: owning my own law firm.
  4. Worst job you ever had? Back in college I was a waitress at TGIFriday’s. It sucked, and I was bad at it.  Customer service is not my calling.
  5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Still managing the firm, which will hopefully be even more successful.  Hopefully I will have been appointed as a trustee as well.  I’ll be the mother to a happy & heathy 9 year old boy (OMFG I’ll be 40!).  I’d also like to be remarried, assuming things continue along their current path.
  6. Website besides tumblr you spend the most time on? Twitter or Instagram.
  7. Last movie that made you cry? The Fault In Our Stars.  I sobbed.
  8. Favorite birthday party you had? My 35th birthday in Mexico was by far the best birthday I’ve ever had.  See #2.
  9. Favorite meal? A well cooked ribeye with some sort of potato side dish and a glass of wine: best meal ever.
  10. Favorite smell?  Sandalwood
  11. One word to describe yourself? Happy

I’m supposed to think up my own questions now and tag people, but I suck at that, and Jackson wants to play Infinity, so I’ll do it later. ❤

book meme

I was tagged by karaisafourletterword. These are ten books that have a special place in my heart:

  1. In Cold Blood (by Truman Capote)
  2. One L (by Scott Turow)
  3. Gone With The Wind (by Margaret Mitchell)
  4. 100 Years of Solitude (by Garbriel Garcia Marquez)
  5. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (by Alison Weir)
  6. The Handmaid’s Tale (by Margaret Atwood)
  7. She’s Come Undone (by Wally Lamb)
  8. As I Lay Dying (by William Faulkner)
  9. The Red Tent (by Anita Diamant)
  10. The Red Devil: To Hell With Cancer And Back (by Katherine Russell Rich)

I tag: hardpatch itsjustcarrie honoluluorbust talknboutluvdancnboutarktecture walruswidow

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The Essentials
Name: Jennifer
Nickname: Jenn. Never Jenny. Only my grandmother got away with calling me that, and she’s dead now, so…don’t. 
Location: Missouri
Age: 34
Height: 5’6 (and a ½)
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Favorite thing about yourself: My determination. 
Worst habit: My general awkwardness. It’s painful.
Fun fact: I once accidentally brought pot into the courthouse. It was in my purse and went through the scanner and past the drug dog. I got lucky. 🙂

Identity, Sexuality & Personality
Gender identity: Female
Sexual preference: Penis, though I’ve had some experience with the ladies in the past. 
Romantic preference: I love romance. I adore cutesy texts, cuddles, saying I love you, special date nights, and getting flowers. That stuff makes me happy. 
“Kinsey Scale” score: 2. (Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual.)
Relationship status: Divorced. Currently in a two year relationship with the love of my life. 
Myers/Briggs type: INFJ
Introvert(89%)  iNtuitive(12%)  Feeling(50%)  Judging(78%)

Hogwarts house: Gryffindor

Routine
“Early Bird” or “Night Owl”: Night Owl. I hate getting up in the morning. 
Morning routine: Hit snooze at least 2-4 times, pee, shower, put on make-up, fix hair, get dressed, get the kiddo ready if he’s with me, walk the dog, grab a diet pepsi, and leave.
Bath or shower: Shower
First thought in the morning: Motherfucker really?
Last thought before falling asleep at night: I always calculate how much sleep I can get before the alarm goes off, and then I usually think about work or sex. 

School/Work
Do you work or are you a student: Work
Where do you work/study: My law firm.
What do you do: Lawyer. Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Criminal Defense. 
Where do you see yourself in 5 years: Cancer free, rich, and happy. Hopefully living in a super fancy house with a swimming pool. 

Habits (Do you … )
Drink: A lot. Beer and wine mostly. 
Smoke: No. Yuck.
Do Drugs: Some. 
Exercise: Walking, running, and the occasional yoga. Wanna start PiYo, I think. 
Have a go-to comfort food: burritos and cookies.
Have a nervous habit: clenching teeth and tapping my foot. 

What is your favorite …
Physical quality (in yourself): eyes
In Others: Smile & eyes. Then the ass. 
Mental/emotional quality (in yourself): Strength of will. I’m a fighter. 
Food: burrito
Drink: Diet Pepsi
Animal: fat orange tabby cats. i want one. 
Artist/Band/Group: DMB for life. 
Author/Poet: I can’t pick just one. Sorry. 
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Actor: I don’t really give a shit about such stuff, but probably Jeff Bridges because The Big Lebowski. Duh. 
Actress: Kate Winslet or Angelina Jolie
Blogger: Bitches Gotta Eat.  You’re welcome. ❤