Jenny Wright



15 in 5

15 in 5

1. I did jinx myself last week. Everything was still great in Augusta, but when we left Chicago, there were cancellations, oversold flights and a 24-hour delay. At the time, it seemed stressful, but if that’s the worst thing that happens all summer, I’ll consider us pretty fortunate. 2. Hey, US Airways? If you don’t […]

It’s Just an Airport

It’s Just an Airport

Last Saturday, I woke up at 6:59. In the morning. On the weekend. Our kids are great sleepers, so I can’t remember the last time I had to get up that early on a Saturday. Most of you are telling me this isn’t that bad. It was. We had a 7 a.m. flight. I hopped […]

Be Kind. Rewind.

Be Kind. Rewind.

My kids are always telling me I’m not old. I tend to agree with them. I’m only 37. While that might’ve seemed ancient to 20-year-old me, it’s just a number now. It’s a little strange to think about the years past since, say, high school. It can’t possibly have been almost 20 years. It doesn’t […]

Please Don’t Break the Ice

Please Don’t Break the Ice

Tell something unusual or memorable about yourself. What’s your favorite color? If you were stranded on an island with just one thing, what would it be? Would you rather drink sour milk or eat rancid meat? Ice breakers. I think the only people who like them are seminar coordinators and orientation leaders, and that’s only […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. Every year I say it, and every year I mean it: how are we already in July? Summer break is halfway over. Summer break isn’t long enough. 2. We’ve been as lazy as promised. Lazy has such a negative connotation. I prefer “relaxed.” 3. Like soccer (futbol) or not, having an American team do […]

Maybe I Should Get a Whistle

Maybe I Should Get a Whistle

I have a new job. I’ve had temporary summer employment in such a position before, but it’s as if I’ve earned an undesired, surprise promotion without pay. The hours are unpredictable and, so far, it seems vacation is scarce and unpaid. I have no formal training, and there don’t appear to be any continuing ed […]

Road Rage

Road Rage

In a week’s time, I’ve been a victim of road rage twice. Victim is probably a little strong. Some people yelled at me while I was in a car. Two times. I’ll be the first to get annoyed if someone doesn’t use their blinker. It’s such a habit for me, I’ll turn in on going […]

Sugar and Spice Is Nice

Sugar and Spice Is Nice

In the South, we’re known for many things. Ask for tea, it comes on ice and with sugar. It’s hot in the summer. We say “y’all,” which means “all you people.” “All y’all’s” is possessive, and it refers to something (or things) belonging to all y’all. “I picked up all y’all’s towels at the pool.” […]

To Nama

To Nama

Pardon me. I interrupt your otherwise peaceful (and relaxing?) summer to talk about death. I suppose it might be more about life. Funerals are sad, right? Even seeing traffic pull over and stop for the procession makes me cry. It’s hard to go to one without tearing up at least once. Sometimes we’re sad, because […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

Have I told you how much I love summer? So far, we haven’t enrolled in a single organized activity. I’m sure we will, but sleeping in and being lazy hasn’t made anyone complain. I never slept in much as a kid. If I went to a sleepover, I’d always wake up before my friends. Sometimes […]