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Taste of San Diego, 9/2006
At the yummalicious Dussini in the Gaslamp.




[::..archive..::]
:: ARCHIVES
[::..ABOUT ME..::]
Just Watched:
Reading:
[::..Dailies..::]
:: A Work In Progress::
:: Bacon & Ehs::
:: ectophensis ::(Taco Shop Psychic)
:: Geese-A-Plenty::
:: Grillboy.net ::
:: Insignificant Thoughts ::
:: Crazy Island ::
:: Leftbanker ::
:: Outhouse Rag::
:: Tyler ::
:: xxcentrik ::
[::..Sometimes..::]
:: Six Different Ways ::
:: Sam-I-Am ::
:: Freak Girl ::
:: Easily Amused::
:: Badmouth::
:: Picnic, Lightning::
:: In Passing ::
:: Home Brew Adventures ::
:: KAYMC ::
[::..JenBoggles..::]
:: The Jencyclopaedia ::
:: Jenn Blogs ::
:: All Things Jen(nifer)::
:: Jen Bennett ::
:: Jenny Apple ::
:: Jen Speaks ::
:: Piehole ::
:: SnarkSpot ::
:: Very Big Blog ::
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:: Welcome to Jennville ::
:: What's Brewing ::
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:: Stocker Mentality ::
:: Interesting Google Searches ::
:: PEEP Research ::
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:: Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About ::
:: Nude Carrot Man ::
:: Something Awful ::
[::..NASCAR..::]
:: NASCAR.com ::
:: Jimmie Johnson Fan Club ::
:: Lowe's Racing ::
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:: Jimmie Rules 2 ::
[::..Stuff I Like..::]
:: Pinball Promo Plastics::
:: Fellow Jeopardy Junkies, CLICK HERE! (This is Jennings)::
:: Found Magazine ::
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:: Placebo Productions ::
:: Nick's NTN Site ::
:: News Askew ::
:: Honeyslide ::
:: Neil Gaiman ::
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:: Everquest.com ::
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:: WalMart Watch ::
:: My stupid personality test results ::
[::..Audiobooks..::]
11/07/2006
7 ~ The Innocent Man,
John Grisham
09/30/2006
8 ~ The Lovely Bones,
Alice Seebold
09/26/2006
6.5 ~ Rage,
Jonathan Kellerman
09/22/2006
8 ~ Girls in Pants,
Ann Brashares
09/15/2006
9 ~ Twelve Sharp,
Janet Evanovich
09/06/2006
7 ~ The Icon,
Neil Olson
08/20/2006
10 ~ Daughter of Fortune,
Isabel Allende
04/15/2005 7.5 ~ Envy,
Sandra Brown
04/12/2005
7.5 ~ The Crush,
Sandra Brown
04/13/2005
6.5 ~ The Conspiracy Club,
Jonathan Kellerman
03/08/2005
4 ~ Double Homicide,
The Kellermans
01/26/2005
5 ~ Courting Trouble,
L Scottoline
01/25/2005
1 ~ Full House,
J Evanovich
12/02/2004
10 ~ Small Town,
L Block
12/02/2004
3 ~ Darkly Dreaming Dexter,
J Lindsay
11/08/2004
5 ~ Cold Case,
S White
11/08/2004
8 ~ Four to Score,
J Evanovich
09/27/2004
9 ~ The Last Juror,
J Grisham
09/09/2004
0 ~ The Taking,
D Koontz
09/02/2004
7 ~ The Last Girls,
L Smith
08/31/2004
7 ~ Brave New World,
A Huxley
08/31/2004
4 ~ The Virgin Blue,
T Chevalier
08/31/2004
7 ~ Therapy,
J Kellerman
08/12/2004
3 ~ Good Faith,
J Smiley
08/12/2004
8 ~ The Survivor's Club,
L Gardner
06/29/2004
6.5 ~ The Second Summer of the Sisterhood,
A Brashares
06/29/2004
7 ~ Portrait in Sepia,
I Allende
03/29/2004
6.5 ~ Thr3E,
T Dekker
03/22/2004
6.5 ~ Blue Highways,
W Least Heat Moon
03/05/2004
8.5 ~ The Face,
D Koontz
03/05/2004
6.5 ~ Eyre Affair,
J Fforde
01/12/2004
8 ~ The Murder Book,
J Kellerman
01/12/2004
7 ~ A Cold Heart,
J Kellerman
01/02/2004
7 ~ Ambush at Fort Bragg,
T Wolfe
12/12/2004
5 ~ The Beach House,
J Patterson
12/12/2003
10 ~ The Bonfire of the Vanities,
T Wolfe
11/12/2003
10 ~ To Kill A Mockingbird,
H Lee
11/04/2003
6 ~ The Brethren
J Grisham
11/03/2003
5 ~ Hemlock Bay,
C Coulter
10/21/2003
8.5 ~ Jonathan Livingston Seagull,
R Bach
10/21/2003
6 ~ The Old Curiosity Shop,
C Dickens
10/14/2003
7.5 ~ The Sisterhood..
Traveling Pants,
A Brashares
10/01/2003
1 ~ Isle of Dogs,
P Cornwell
10/01/2003
9 ~ The All True Travels...Lidie Newton,
J Smiley
[::..Movie Grades..::]
10/2006
5 ~ Crash
09/2006
9 ~ Rent
09/2006
7.5 ~ Little Miss Sunshine
08/2006
10 ~ Talladega Nights
07/2006
9 ~ Cars
12/02/2004
0 ~ The Grudge
12/02/2004
7 ~ The Incredibles
12/02/2004
4 ~ Ray
12/02/2004
8.5 ~ National Treasure
12/01/2003
7.5 ~ Timeline
12/01/2003
4 ~ Haunted Mansion
11/03/2003
2 ~ The Hulk
10/12/2003
7 ~ Kill Bill, Part One
07/08/2003
7 ~ Terminator 3
07/08/2003
6.5 ~ Bruce Almighty
06/03/2003
6.5 ~ Amelie
06/03/2003
8.5 ~ The Italian Job
06/10/2003
6.5 ~ Matrix Reloaded
04/29/2003
6.5 ~ Identity
04/29/2003
6.5 ~ Anger Management
04/01/2003
6.5 ~ Dreamcatcher
03/25/2003
4 ~ The Banger Sisters
03/18/2003
4 ~ Bringing Down the House
03/18/2003
6 ~ Tears of the Sun
02/25/2003
5 ~ Daredevil
02/09/2003
7 ~ How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
01/24/2003
8 ~ Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
01/10/2003
2 ~ Mr. Deeds
01/10/2003
5.5 ~ Lord of the Rings: TTT
01/10/2003
7 ~ Star Trek: Nemesis
11/12/2002
1 ~ The Transporter
10/29/2002
6 ~ One Hour Photo
09/04/2002
6 ~ Goldmember
08/27/2002
8.5 ~ Signs
08/13/2002
6.5 ~ Bloodwork
08/13/2002
5.5 ~ Vanilla Sky
08/13/2002
5.5 ~ Monster's Ball
08/7/2002
7.5 ~ Interstate 60
08/7/2002
7.5 ~ Escape From New York
08/7/2002
4.5 ~ Elvira's Haunted Hills
07/30/2002
4 ~ K19
07/17/2002
6 ~ The Bourne Identity
07/17/2002
5 ~ Halloween (8?)
07/8/2002
7 ~ Men In Black 2
06/25/2002
8 ~ Minority Report
06/18/2002
6 ~ Scooby Doo
06/11/2002
4 ~ Undercover Brother
06/11/2002
7 ~ The Sum of All Fears
05/28/2002
8 ~ Insomnia
05/21/2002
7 ~ Star Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones
05/14/2002
9 ~ Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
05/14/2002
4 ~ Snow Dogs
05/14/2002
1 ~ Gosford Park
05/06/2002
6 ~ Spiderman
05/06/2002
6 ~ Jason X
04/30/02
3.5 ~ Murder by Numbers
04/16/02
7 ~ Panic Room
04/09/02
7 ~ Van Wilder
03/26/02
5 ~ Ice Age
03/12/02
4.5 ~ The Time Machine
03/05/02
2 ~ We Were Soldiers
02/28/02
7.5 ~ Blackhawk Down
02/19/02
7 ~ A Beautiful Mind
02/19/02
5 ~ Hart's War
02/12/02
4 ~ Collateral Damage
02/12/02
2 ~ Mothman Prophecies
02/12/02
7 ~ I Am Sam

:: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 ::

Yadda

Stressed at work. Trying to be less anal and delegate to others, but the truth is no one does things as well as I do. It's the truth. I swear.

Running out of postcards. had to buy some random types at a store. Bleh.

Tired. Need more sleep.

Mom bought my silk bouganvillea plants for my "arch" at the wedding. The only flowers I'm having is bouganvillea on the arch, two vases with tropical arrangments on either side of the arch, and the bouquets. I love bouganvillea. It's gonna be purty. =)

Guess I'll go eat some more of the BEST FREAKING CHOCOLATE I'VE EVER TASTED IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE. Me, a not a chocolater girl. I LOVE this stuff. Called Trufffets de France Truffles Nature. Absolutely delicious...I ate about 10 the other day. They taste like Godiva dark chocolate ice cream. I was wired for sound. 'Bout ready to have a second go-round.


:: Jenn 2:29 PM [+]

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:: Monday, January 12, 2004 ::
Laughlin

One more thing, before I pee and hit the road. Mr. San Diego and I are going to Laughlin for the upcoming weekend (we're doing a 4-day weekend) and thought I'd ask and see if anyone has any good suggestions for things to do out there BESIDES gambling, shopping and laying by the pool. I'm probably going to vote for a trip out to Grapevine Canyon fora hike and photo op, but any other ideas?


:: Jenn 5:12 PM [+]

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Here I go sliding again...

You know, I really do have a lot to say, but well... you know. So, a quickie audiobook review. The Murder Book, but Jonathan Kellerman. Hard to find the newer stuff at the library, but I was successful in finding both this and A Cold Heart (which I am now listening to). Coolness. Of course, I enjoyed the murder book and it had the added interest of going a little more in depth on Milo, rather than most of the focus being on Alex. If you don't read Alex Delaware books, you have no clue what I'm talking about, but if you like mystery type novels, you might want to give them a try. I give it an 8.

The thing about Kellerman books, is WHO WOULD PLAY THEM IN THE MOVIE!!!??? See, my mom and I are always trying to figure out what actor or actress would play the roles of people in books we read. We both tend to enjoy books that have the same characters from book to book. I can't really figure out who should be Alex OR Milo. It's tough. Anyone read these and have an idea? I can tell you that putting Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls was lame. I figured that role for more the Avery Brooks type. Kind of hot good looking guy, NOT the ick, Morgan Freeman type! Bleh... poor casting. I could go on and on about poor casting, but I gotta pee and start my drive home. Good night. Until tomorrow (maybe).


:: Jenn 5:09 PM [+]

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:: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 ::
That was a CLOSE one!

I almost missed my own birthday! I just happened to check my stats before heading over to look at myself on my blog and saw I had a hit from Eatonweb/Birthday. Hmmm... what's that? OH! Today is my blog's 2nd birthday! How about that. happy birthday to my blog... happy birhday to my blog... happy birthday dear bloooooog... happy birthday to my blog.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this to anyone, BUT, I need to go in and change my "100 things about me"! I work SO hard every day now at work that I amaze myself. I think I've worked harder in the last 4 months than I have worked in the last 4 YEARS! But, besides that, shock of all shockers, I have cleaned my desk and am back on the "Daily TO DO list" kick. In other words, Jenn is getting organized at work. It's weird, scary, strange... all of that type of adjective, but it is true and it freaks me out. Of course, better yet, it freaks out everyone AROUND me! But, life is a little weird around here. Now if I could just get a little more organized at home, huh? The things is, I kinda like it and I feel good about it, too. Next I'm going to get all of my STAFF organized. Oh, they are going to LOVE me.


:: Jenn 4:34 PM [+]

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:: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 ::
My favorite part of getting up early

I now see sunrises. Beauty.


:: Jenn 4:51 PM [+]

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HA!

Thought I wasn't going to post today! Didn't you!?! Well, I did! So there!


:: Jenn 4:51 PM [+]

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:: Monday, January 05, 2004 ::
Our Tax Dollars at Work

A (ahem) friend of mine (you may have heard me refer to her as My Boyfriend's Other Girlfriend) had a baby on the 28th (5 weeks early). It's a boy and we stopped in on New Years Day to congratulate the happy parents and have a hold of the tiny lil thing. He looked pretty good for being so early. A little skinny, but tall and good color. When she got pregnant, I tried to figure out why a chick who can't hold down a job and already has a fatherless child would want to go through this again, but we're all crossing our fingers that THIS baby's daddy sticks around (ummm, not that he's a big provider, but at least he tries). I adore her first son and this one was pretty cute for a newborn, but I have to say when she told me she had her tubes tied this time, I celebrated my tax savings with a Toast and a Beer. Here here to tying tubes! Let's all raise our glasses. Cheers!


:: Jenn 4:01 PM [+]

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:: Sunday, January 04, 2004 ::
Weird

I have lately started fiending for chocolate. I'm still not too crazy about milk chocolate (I'm way more into the dark chocolate if I'm going to eat chocolate). I've never been a chocolate person, but lately I can't stop eating it!!!!!!!!! Fully bizarre.


:: Jenn 6:58 PM [+]

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:: Saturday, January 03, 2004 ::
Time for a Quickie

Sometimes it takes someone sending you a hello to remind you to get your ass over to the ol' blog and do some posting, so I'm here. I'm posting ;-)

I also want to mention that I totally love Greg. Reading him makes me laugh until I cry. I just read some of his recent posts out loud to Mr. San Diego.

Mr. San Diego and I made our final visit to the San Diego Zoo before our annual pass runs out on January 31st. We will definitely squeeze in at least one more trip to the Wild Animal Park, too, before then. It really is nice being able to run over to those two parks for an afternoon whenever we want to, but we're going to do a Sea World season pass next and will be waiting until summer for that. The cool thing is that the new Heart of the Zoo exhibit should be opening right around the time that we get passes to the Zoo and WAP again in 18 months or so. One thing is for sure, he and I... we're never bored. Last weekend we used our free passes to Legoland before they expired on 12/31. We have a hell of a time together. Lucky us! I guess I'll go give him hugs while he watches teh Cowboys get their asses kicked in the final quarter of this game. The good news? No more football!!!!!

Perhaps I'll be back tomorrow.


:: Jenn 7:14 PM [+]

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:: Friday, January 02, 2004 ::
I Picked a Fine Time to Blog

My hand hurts because I just typed a long email to the baby brother. I stopped posting my postcards, but I still send him one almost every day. I miss a day here and there, but mostly stay on top of them. I also send him little packages like a 2-liter bottle of Squirt soda and a hand held football game - the one from when we were kids. I gotta give the guy some small pleasures while he's over ther in Iraq, ya know? SO far safe and sound, though... whew.

Happy New Year to all. I'm keeping my resolution from years ago and not making New Years Resolutions so I feel good! Well, much better than I felt YESTERDAY! Bleh! See, I made this rule a while back... it's been over a year, I suppose... that I will not mix my alcohols. Why? Becuase mixing boozes makes a girl do stupid things. These things can include, but are not limited to removing articles of clothing and puking. One side effect to drinking champagne AFTER a night of drinking beer is this loss of memory thing. This is one I learned on New Years Eve, well... New Years Day anyway. I guess it is about 12:15 when I last remember anything from New Years Eve. Not pleased with this, but luckily not only did I keep on all of my clothes and not puke, but I didn't do anything else stupid while in my fugue. Whoo Hoo! I'll chalk this up to a learning experience.

So, I have a lot of audiobooks to review, but you know my new self... I keep not writing. It's sort of late for me right now. Yeah yeah... even for a Friday night. I go to bed early. I'm old! See I have to get up so early these days, even on weekends, that I go to bed early too so that I'm not a total bitch from hell when I get up. So, I will try to get my reviews in soon. I'll do a quickie of a great novella I just listened to by Tom Wolfe. It's called Ambush at Fort Bragg and was actually a really good story. It was about the media, really, but the media was focusing on a story about a gay soldier who was beaten to death and then there was the story of the guys who beat him to death. The interesting thing was that you really hated these three redneck soldiers who killed the gay guy. They were such a stereotypical group of villians. But then, when one of them tells his story about being shot down in Bloody Sunday (Somalia), it sort of changes and all of a sudden you can empathize with his side of things. It was really a weird feeling. Even though I still didn't like the "Bad guys", I could understand them. Great writing by Mr Wolfe and the story was read by Edward Norton who did a fabulous job of it. Man, I like that guy. A hell of an actor, ya know? Did you know he went to Harvard? Trippy. It was a short one, but enjoyable. It gets an 8.

~night night~

:: Jenn 9:41 PM [+]

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