New Jen's Horde

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Spending the day on the toilet. Hope I didn't spread this to anyone...

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Friday, May 29, 2009


No break in sight, but I wanted to share this with you all...

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Can't blog

Family in town.

We did get a minute to go see Terminator Salvation. It was a decent action movie. Meh.

Also, we took a trip to the Wildlife Sanctuary and saw tigers, bears, wolves, a camel and I think they were ostriches? The Sanctuary is not set up like a zoo, where the cages are organized in a way that allows you to get a pretty good look at the animals. They have it set up so the animals are safe and comfortable, but that makes some of them very difficult to see. That's OK, though, they're doing amazing work!

Oh yeah, and we toured Red Rocks a local concert venue and beautiful natural amphitheater. If you're out here, you really should check it out, it's just a fascinating place between the geological significance of the area, and the history of the musicians who've played there.

Well, for being so busy with family, I sure found a lot to blog about!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Back to the 70s!

These are the shows I used to LOVE when I was 10 and under...

The Hardy Boys-I had such a crush on Shaun Cassidy that I cried myself to sleep one night because I realized that I would never meet him. That's pretty deep, considering I was 6 at the time :-(

Battlestar Galactica-I freaking LOVED this show! I was so sad when it went off the air, then they replaced it with that shameful wreck Galactica 1980. Ugh. The new one was pretty good, but this is the one I grew up with, and I still can't get used to Starbuck being a girl.

The Six Million Dollar Man-I used to make that weird ch-ch-ch-ch sound when I was running, and pretend I was bionic too.

The Tomorrow People-This was a super cheesy British show, but the idea was interesting. The main characters seemed like normal people, until some time in puberty when their powers emerged. Turns out they are the next step in human evolution, and they can read minds and teleport themselves. Fun show!

Star Trek-This was in reruns by the time I got a hold of it, but it was probably the favorite TV of my entire childhood! I so wanted to be on the Enterprise, wearing one of those miniskirt uniforms and kicking butt all over the galaxy. The Prime Directive? Bah! They just did whatever (and in Kirk's case whoever) they wanted.

Here's a guy playing the theme on ukulele. Why? Who knows?

Nose flute? OK!

Apparently people just love the heck out of the Star Trek theme song, because here's yet another version. This time, it's the theremin. It's fairly cringe-worthy, but I applaud her tenacity.

There were a bunch of other shows, but this is enough nostalgia for one day! Plus, I don't want you guys to think I spent my whole childhood in front of the television...

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Things you shouldn't have to tell your children.

Never bet a kid who just farted that he can't fart again. There will be cleanup involved...



Friday, May 15, 2009

This gave me a giggle!

This just made me laugh today.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Star Trek

Some 'Star Trek' gadgets no longer futuristic

Forty years after the original "Star Trek" series was canceled, warp drives and transporter beams remain more science fiction than fact.

But some of Star Trek's 23rd century gadgets, such as handheld medical scanners, language translators and high-tech weaponry are becoming a reality in the 21st century.

For one thing, almost every moviegoer attending the latest Star Trek film that opened in theaters last week must remember to turn off their communicators - better known as cell phones.
I have to admit that my Treo does make me feel pretty darn space age...

We all went to see the new Star Trek movie this weekend, and we thought it was great! No complaints.

Also, did you see this great clip of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy on Saturday Night Live? Update Feature: Star Trek Hee hee!

Reminds me a little of this, of course. (It cuts off a little early, but it's the best copy I could find. If there's a better one out there, let me know and I'll fix it.)

I always do what Captain Kirk tells me, so I'm signing off in an attempt to get a life. Live long and prosper...

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Not Mexican Independence Day

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo (which is today) is not Mexican Independence Day? I always thought that it is.

According to Wikipedia:
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

The outnumbered Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army that had known no defeat for almost 50 years. However, Cinco de Mayo is not "an obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily.

While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. However, a common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day, which actually is September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish), the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.
So there you have it, if you needed a small Mexican history lesson today, you can go ahead and check that off.

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Monday, May 04, 2009

I freaking hate sinuses.

That's all. Carry on.

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Friday, May 01, 2009

Which would you pick?


Flu Masks in Fashion as Virus Nears Pandemic Stage

If you don't want it, flaunt it.

As swine flu approaches the pandemic stage, a new fad is going viral: the swine flu fashion mask.

Graphic designers and online retailers are offering swinophobes everywhere the chance to make a fashion statement - even as they ward off the deadly bug.
I would pick the skeleton. What would you want?

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