Jenny Wright



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 […]

Summertime and the Living’s Easy

Summertime and the Living’s Easy

School gets out this week. By Friday, I’ll have a third grade girl, and a boy in fifth. If I think about fifth grade too much, my chest tightens a bit and I might cry. I’ll deal with that when it’s really time. For now, it’s summer. I love summer. The heat doesn’t bother me. […]

The Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road

I went to see the Wizard this weekend. Nine times. I’m not complaining. We were exhausted after all those trips, not to mention the practice runs. In the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t actually make the journey. The Kids did. I got to play Stage Mom. I’m not That Stage Mom, though. I won’t […]

Because I love a list. Especially a random list.

The weather is finally warm. I won’t complain. Many will. Welcome to Augusta. It gets hot. You think it’s hot now? This is nothin’, y’all. It’s May. Just wait until July. If you think July’s hot, buckle up for August. Your brain might explode. Speaking of brain explosions, I thought it was happening to two […]

Augusta Sucks: The most amazing story you’ve ever read

Augusta Sucks: The most amazing story you’ve ever read

Oh! Ha. You’re here. It worked. With flashing headlines and endless tickers across TV screens, and pop-up ads and text messages to distract us from those, it’s no wonder our attention spans are shot. It’s harder to focus. I used to be an avid reader of books. I still love books. It’s a lot harder […]