Monday, February 21, 2011

"Crazy Meredith!"

I could watch this video every five minutes for the rest of my life and not get tired of it.

video

Saturday, February 19, 2011

the big video editing experiment!

video

Confession: I've never edited video clips before. I've never even tried.

Yesterday... I decided to try.

Please don't laugh at my lack of editing skills. They're pretty rough.

Also, the video is kind of...stupid. Before you judge me, please take into account that the purpose of this video was not to entertain, but to give me something to piece together....

Although, if you DO want to leave a question like I encourage in the clip, feel free to! It'll give me something to practice editing on :)

two things...kind of..

first: I heard a song on the bluegrass radio program this morning....it was a guy telling the story of how he watched the girl he loved get married to another man, and then her husband cheated on her. And then the chick married the first guy. Then she died.

It was really touching.

second:



I forgot what I was going to say.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I googled my name, and this is what the internet thinks Jenna Light looks like:




Second result for Jenna Light:


The third result was my duckstamp entry from last year:


It's not that great. Don't look at it too closely :)

So, yeah. Silly Google!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

When a person calls something you are doing/saying "childish," it is because they are jealous that they aren't having as much fun as you.

True story.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

shopping problems

I believe that I have stated this before, but I am going to restate it now:

I am not a very good shopper.

I don't know why, but I am just awkward and weird in stores.

Well, this morning my mother sent me into town with money, a coupon and an order to pick up some dog food at Walmart after picking up Matthew from preschool. I picked up Matthew and the girls (they are helpers at preschool) and we headed to Walmart. I carried in my hand my keys, my phone, the coupon and the $20 bill. Because the girls and Matthew were staying in the car, I headed quickly to the back of the store.

The mistake: not getting a shopping cart.

I get to the back of the store and call Mom to ask what size bag she wants. The biggest bag? Awesome. Great. No problem

Before I pulled the bag off the shelf, I made the second mistake: not checking the price.

You would think that, out of habit, I would check the price of the item I'm planning to purchase.

Well, for some reason, I forgot to check this time.

I hoist the bag (it feels like it weighs about 80 lbs....actually about 45) over my shoulder and walk as quickly as I can to checkout. The bag is slowly sliding out of my grasp as I do this.

I drop the bag with a resounding thud on the ground in front of the checkout lady. She scans the bar code and the price rings up on the screen....$20.97.

Great, I think to myself, I don't have enough mo....Wait! The coupon is for $1.50 off!! It's all good.

I hand the lady my coupon. She scans it.

Mistake number three: I didn't take sales tax into account.

"Twenty-one sixty seven," the lady says cheerfully...."no, wait," she looks at the coupon, "This coupon expired on the 12th." She takes off the discount. I'm three dollars short.

Mistake: not taking wallet in.

I apologize profusely, run to my car (in skirt/flats/glasses/semi-crazy hair that was flying around in the breeze), and grab my wallet, grumbling to myself about not thinking ahead and how I hate shopping.

Mistake (well, sort of): not grabbing a cart on the way back into the store..

I pay for my dog food. I thank the nice lady who probably thinks I'm an idiot (perhaps I am!). I hoist the bag of dog food over my shoulder and strut towards the door.

I can only "strut" about twenty feet, then the bag starts to slide down my shoulder and I have to do the awkward quick walk/jog thing in an attempt to get to my car before the bag becomes too much for me to handle and I have to set it down like a sissy.

Mistake: Not having handsome, strong boyfriend to carry heavy stuff for me.

Haha. That's a joke.

All that's to say, if you're ever shopping with me, be prepared for awkwardness.

And remind me to take my wallet :/

Monday, February 14, 2011

love

Band I love: The Lovin' Spoonful



Book #1 that I love: The Chosen


Book #2 that I love: Jacob Have I Loved


Tenor that I love: Andrea. Mmmm.






And....don't laugh....this guy is, like, my pretend valentine since I don't have a real one.

Alan Rickman.

Actor that I love: Mr. Alan Rickman.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day is a week from today.

For some reason, February 14th makes me want to read Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights, and sing "My Funny Valentine." Strange.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

yay for conquering fears!

I gave blood! Did I tell you that already? I can't remember.

I gave last October, and it was kept a secret because I wanted to surprise my best friend with a photo book documenting my blood donation journey for Christmas.

We have a strange relationship.



I was going to post the picture of the needle while in my arm, but I didn't want to make anyone woozy, so I posted the picture of my looking a little out of it.

The nice lady gave me a pink bow on my purple bandage. I liked it.

Giving blood was not as terrible as I thought it was going to be. I almost passed out, but still. I'm looking forward to donating in college with my best friend...we can race to see who fills the bag first.

Friday, February 4, 2011

bag

I'm going to need a new backpack for college next fall. I like this bag.

I just don't know how many books it will hold....:/

And it's expensive. Money...gross.

I also like this bag.....but not as much as the first one.

It would be cool to have something that was a cross between something cute and something that gives off an Indiana Jones vibe....this one is pretty cool.

I don't want anything that has a geeky or western feeling.

Not that I don't like the West. I do.

And...I might-probably-maybe-could consider myself a geek.

But I don't want a bag that screams "I'm a geek!" to the world...like this tshirt I want.

...or this laptop decal that I'm seriously considering purchasing...

I've been browsing Etsy a lot lately...

to etsy or not to etsy?

I am trying to decide if it would be worth the time/money to start selling on Etsy. I've been making lots of crafty things lately, but most of my creations are just sitting around my room taking up space. I thought, Hmm..it would be nice if I could sell this stuff and make some money.

So I'm trying to decided if it would be worth it, with the fees that you have to pay for listing and selling. What do ya'll think?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

three things

three things that I love love love about winter:
1. snow
because it's fun and cold

2. sunsets
because they are always more spectacular during winter

3. stars
ditto comment 2

Have a fun snow day, everyone!

This was taken last year when Matthew was still wearing pink hand-me-down snow pants. Haha.