Thoughts of Jennifer E.

I'm a random thinker…learn to love it.

It’s not a diet…

No, I’m not starting another “diet” or “new year-new me” resolution I am simple changing the way I eat and living healthier. It has nothing to do with a new year or some type of goal I need to met. I just want to do better. I’ve put myself on a strict 1600 calorie a day diet and most days I don’t even met that. I have also implemented exercising on a regular basis into my new lifestyle. An hour three to four times a week is not that hard or time consuming so I feel that it well worth my health’s sake. So far I’ve lost 5 lbs but that might have something to do with the fact that I had the flu because that weight fell off very fast. I log everything I eat everyday to keep track of my calories with an app called Lose It. I LOVE IT! I can even store recipes and discuss with other users about their progress. One issue that I have come across is due to the fact that I am a picky eater. Since I’m so picky with food it limits me to only a few dishes that I know how to prepare that are actually not fattening. My next goal is to look up healthy recipes with the foods that I enjoy eating. I’ve gained some new friends since the last time I blogged and they are great! I’ll keep you updated on the weight lose. Until I blog again…Love, peace and ICE CREAM…uh fat free ice cream lol!

Jennifer

Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc.

Today my sorors and I mourn the death of our beloved founder, Wava Banes Turner Henry.  She stood up to the ones who believed that women were not meant to lead and proved them wrong. Thank you so much for your legacy…I wouldn’t even know some people that are very special to me and that I hold dear to my heart even existed if it wasn’t for you. Rest In Paradise…

Jennifer Johnson
Tau Beta Sigma
Delta Pi
Fall 2006

Steel Magnolias 2012

Steel Magnolias. I LOVED it. A cup of Queen Latifah, a pinch of Phylicia Rashād, a dash of Jill Scott and a whole lot of Alfred Woodard was enough for me to realize that this movie was going to be a success. This movie also stared Condola Rashad and Adepero Oduye. As stated, I LOVED this movie minus the fake southern drawls. True, it did not live up to the original but I don’t think up-staging the original was ever the director’s intentions. In my opinion, this movie was re-made to portray an African-American perspective, that’s all. *SPOILER ALERT* This movie had me in tears mainly due to the fact that when Shelby died it reminded me of my Aunt Pinky who died 3 years ago…Alfred Woodard took the show for me. She did a fantastic job.  Her and Drum’s relationship was hilarious, not to mention the mystery lover. Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rahad were also enjoyable. I love Jill Scott, but that fake southern drawl just didn’t quite do it for me. In my opinion, Loretta Devine would have done so much better as Truvy but she didn’t and I still enjoyed it. I just might get this on DVD. Until I blog again… LOVE, PEACE & ICE CREAM.

Jenn

Boondocks vs. Black Dynamite

I freaking LOVE both of these shows. It’s been a while since I’ve had my fix of unadulterated, hilarious, racist yet very truthful comedy. The Boondocks is like one of my favorite shows but since there haven’t been any new episodes and the decision on a fourth season is still pending, I’ve started tuning into a new show called, Black Dynamite. I enjoy both of them probably because they both are very similar to each other. They both are inspired by Japanese anime drawings and both play on sensitive and controversial subjects which in turn makes for a hilarious and entertaining show. I watched the Race War episode last night and it was hilarious!! The conspicuous undertones and innuendos made it that much more hilarious. Nevertheless, I love Black Dynamite but I really hope The Boondocks have another season…LIKE REALLY!!! Until we blog again…Love, Peace and Ice Cream.

Jenn

P.S.-I had so much fun at the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis a couple of weekends ago! I got braids in my hair this weekend and I LOVE THEM! I plan on going to the Boombox Classic this weekend…oh yeah and I still haven’t said anything to mystery guy….oh well :-)

Labor Day Weekend 2012

Howdy!! Ahhh man what a weekend!! It started off great! My boss let me leave early to make it to the Dru Hill concert and it went great!! LOVED IT! Troop, Dru Hill and Cameo did great! We won our first football game! We beat Langston 17-14 at the very last minute….literally lol but hey a win is a win. It rained real bad here in Pine Bluff Friday. It flooded the city but it had went away before the concert started which made it easy for me to travel to Little Rock. Well Monday comes and my parents come into town. I met them in Little Rock and we go shopping and end up eating at Chili’s. On the way back my radiator goes out and I had to end up getting it towed back to Pine Bluff. It was $150 but my mother paid for it. I end up taking my car to the shop this morning and paying $328 to fix it! OHHHH IT HURTS!! I just wanna cry! I had to use my rent money to pay for it. I’m going to talk to my landlord tomorrow and see if she’ll let me pay my rent late. I’m praying it works out.  Oh well I’m here and I have a great weekend planned ahead for me. Next up The Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis! Let me finish my work….I can’t stay late at work today I have class at 6. Until we blog again Love, Peace and Ice Cream.

Jenn

Black & Gold

I FREAKING LOVE THIS SONG!!! The song has like one of the most dope beats ever! This song can be interpreted in many ways. The lyrics are as follows:

If the fish swam out of the ocean
And grew legs and they started walking
And the apes climbed down from the trees
And grew tall and they started talking

And the stars fell out of the sky
And the tears rolled into the ocean
And now I’m looking for a reason why
You even set my world into motion

‘Cause if you’re not really here
Then the stars don’t even matter
Now I’m filled to the top with fear
But it’s all just a bunch of matter

‘Cause if you’re not really here
Then I don’t want to be either
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold

I look up into the night sky
And see a thousand eyes staring back
And all around these golden beacons
I see nothing but black

I feel a way of something beyond them
I don’t see what I can feel
If vision is the only validation
Then most of my life isn’t real

‘Cause if you’re not really here
Then the stars don’t even matter
Now I’m filled to the top with fear
But it’s all just a bunch of matter

‘Cause if you’re not really here
Then I don’t want to be either
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold

Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold
Black and gold…..(Repeats)

I interprete this song as a person who believes in God and is not necessarily questioning his existing but making it known that if your not real neither am I. I love this song because you can dance to it and relax to it.  Until we blog again… LOVE, PEACE & ICE CREAM

P.S.—Mystery man is still on my mind….ugh!!!

Jenn

I’ll never tell…

Howdy yall…I’m getting off to a slow start today. I almost forgot to write in my blog. So….as much as I hate to talk about this I will. The last thing I blogged about yesterday was this guy that I’m seriously crushing on but I just don’t have the nerve to say anything. 1.) I NEVER approach the guy! I’ve NEVER done that. I’m 27 years old (Thank you JAH) and I’ve never approached a guy before so I’m not about to now. 2.) I just got out of a screwed up relationship with a guy and I’m over him but not necessarily over the fact that I allowed it to happen therefore I still have a few unresolved emotions I need take care of regarding myself. 3.) REJECTION. I HATE IT! I don’t know if I’m strong enough at this point to deal with it. My self-esteem is not very high right now and regardless of the reason for him turning me down I would take it negatively. He could say the reason for not wanting to talk is because he just got out of a relationship and so on…but I would take it as I don’t wanna date that ugly girl. Finally, I just don’t think I’m his type and with us knowing each other for some time now, if he liked me I think he would have said it by now. The crazy thing about this situation is that I can’t shake my feelings for him…I’ve been told over the years that I’m a very detached person and I can agree on that to a certain extent but in this case I can’t get this guy off my mind. I thought I was doing pretty good but this past weekend I saw him and now the dreams and random thoughts are back and this time with a vengeance lol. I really don’t know how to stop/control my feelings for this guy and it’s confusing and frustrating at the same time! AHHHHHH! My friend Toya is vehement about me telling him. She believes I should let him know how I feel but I just can’t…I’ll never tell. Until we blog again. LOVE, PEACE & ICE CREAM…

Jenn

Weekend Fun

Good Morning!!! I decided to write in my blog early today while the weekend is still fresh on my mind….I have a terrible memory. Anyways, I had a very interesting weekend. Check this out, Friday when I got off work I went over my friend Tiffany’s apartment to show her the movie Alice I blogged about on Friday. I was real excited about showing it to her even though in the back of my head I thought that she wouldn’t like it. When I initially told her about the movie she said she wanted to see it even after I told her I thought she wouldn’t like it. Well she talked through-out the entire movie and asked a million questions, needless to say, I was pretty irritated. I ended up falling asleep and leaving later on that night. Well Saturday comes and my good friend Toya is throwing an All-Blue Affair and she begs me to come. Toya lives in Memphis and since it was on such short notice I initially said no. Well she kept begging so I told her if I could catch a ride with someone I would come. Well a idea came to mine… I looked up how much a round ticket from Little Rock to Memphis with the MegaBus would be and it came out to be less than $20. I called Toya to let her no and she informed me that I could catch a ride back with my friend Darshun since he had to take my other friend Calvin back to Little Rock as well. So I ended up leaving at 4:30pm from Little Rock for only $7. THAT’S A DEAL!!! The Blue Affair was great! I had soooooooo much fun! I got back yesterday with time to fix dinner and go to sleep at a reasonable time. This weekend should be a blast as well. I’m going to the Dru Hill concert on Friday. Our first football game is Saturday and then we also have Monday off because of Labor Day. Not to mention I get paid this Friday!! *fist pump* I have another issue though…I like this guy but I can’t get the nerve to say anything…oh well that will be tomorrow’s topic, until then…. Love, Peace & Ice Cream!!!

P.S.—I really need to go buy my ticket for the concert!!! The word of the day is PROCRASTINATION! lol

Jenn

Alice

I order this movie off of my Netflix about a month ago and I’m just getting around to watching it. I watched it yesterday when I got off work and loved it! I’m such a Alice In Wonderland junkie. I *heart* Lewis Carroll’s story and pretty much all of the movies. As a young teenager all of my screen names had something to do with the MadHatter lol. Obviously he is my favorite character. I don’t know why I love this story so much but I do. It’s just as wacky as I am, I suppose. This movie has a different twist to it though. It’s taken in modern times. Alice is dating a guy named Jack that gets kidnapped by the White Rabbit Society after offering her a “special ring” and she refuses it due to her trust issues with men after her father left when she was ten. She goes through a giant looking glass (mirror) to Wonderland to get him back but this time Wonderland is totally different from the children’s story. It is ruled by the evil Queen of Hearts and things have gone terribly wrong. It’s a lot of twist and turns and humor. I love Alice’s relationship with the Hatter and the twist on the March Hare. I just might watch it again and this will definitely be added to my DVD collection.  Until we blog again… LOVE, PEACE & ICE CREAM

Jenn

Last Year Of Grad School

WOW!!! I haven’t wrote in my blog in like FOREVER! I read my good friend, Lauren’s blog and it motivated me to start mine back up. Today is Thursday, August 23, 2012. Today is the first day of instruction for Fall 2012 classes at the University of Arkansas @ Pine Bluff. I’m pretty sure you know by now ( the blog title) that this is my last year of grad school. I had anticipated on graduating this December but I did not pass the Praxis II exam and in order to student teach you must first past that exam and in order to graduate you must student teach. No worries…I’m already calling it…I WILL PASS THE PRAXIS II EXAM AND GRADUATE MAY 11, 2012!!!! I’m pretty excited, as you can see! I’ve always wanted a masters degree and I’m real close to achieving that goal! But….I can’t help the feeling that all this hard work might have been done in vain. The economy is terrible and true enough my degree is in a thriving field you just never know because things change so fast. What if I don’t get the job? I’m moving to Memphis when I graduate and it has a big field for teachers but what if I don’t make the cut? I’ve never been the type of person to “win” or “get it on the first try”. I’ve always had to regroup and try and try and try again…Maybe things will change but I still can’t shake thit feeling of uncertainty. I say I’m going to pass this exam but the chance that I don’t is still possible and that is just a devastating thought. My boss told me to take off two weeks before  the test to study which I am going to do. I’m going to study and take all of the necessary precautions but we shall see…

I’m pretty excited about my last semester of grad classes. I took General Methods and a first time ever offered course named Characteristics of Special Ed. Students. Everything is seeming to work out well. The General Methods course is centered around different types of methods used by teachers to get through to their students. It’s an undergrad course but since I was a political science major in undergrad I didn’t take that class and it is required in order for me to graduate. The G.M. course was offered at 9:30-10:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays but I talked to my professor and she said I could do it via the web so now I don’t have to take off work!!! #WINNING I hope since things are starting off well they will stay that way. Now of course minor bumps are expected but I pray that nothing too major happens. This is the most crucial school year of my life! I have to make good grades and past this exam. This determines my future as an educator.  Why? Because I have stay focus and pass my exam and maintain a good GPA in order to get into the doctorate program at Union University. I want to still have fun this school year…but I gotta remember to work hard so I can play hard. I plan on blogging about my final grad school year on a regular basis…until next time. LOVE, PEACE & ICE CREAM :-)

Jenn

LOL That’s funny!!