Jenny Wright



Manners, Do You Mind?

Manners, Do You Mind?

We live in the South. Southerners love manners. Women pride themselves on raising the most proper children, what with their yes ma’ams and yes sirs. I’ve lived in the South most of my life, only spending about three years above the Mason-Dixon Line. My parents, hailing from Altoona, Pennsylvania (Mom), and Burbank, California (Dad), raised […]

Famous Person Moments

Famous Person Moments

People are funny about celebrities. We get nervous, excited and act downright stupid in the presence of our idols. They inspire us and make us laugh. Who’s your Famous Person? Come on. You have one. It doesn’t matter if you read People magazine or follow Perez Hilton. Maybe your Famous Person is a clarinetist with […]

Really?

Really?

There’s a waiting room I visit often, and some of my favorite things have happened there. I’m not telling you where it is, because I want things to keep happening while I wait. I will disclose one fact. It’s not a doctor’s office. Like most, this waiting room brings all different sorts of people to […]

2015 — Looking Back

2015 — Looking Back

Azziz is gone. It’s not exactly the greatest news, considering he accomplished what he came to do. It’s too bad we can’t ever go back. (February 2015) I’ve heard people complain about the new jobs downtown and the parking issues the additional people will create. Well, folks, you can’t have it both ways. If you […]

Quality Over Quantity

Quality Over Quantity

When it comes to holiday shopping, do you plan ahead? Wait until the very last minute? I guess I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. I never start before Thanksgiving, but starting on Christmas Eve would make me panic. I don’t even mind braving the crowds in December, on the prowl for the perfect […]

Getting Over a Case of the Guilts

Getting Over a Case of the Guilts

How’s your holiday decorating going? If you’re Jewish, I’d guess you’re all set, since Hanukkah is well underway. Who am I kidding? You’re probably all finished. It’s December, after all. I’m behind. Haven’t started. I went through this last year, too. It was different, though. I couldn’t catch the spirit. This year, I simply haven’t […]

Chore-ography

Chore-ography

What’s your least favorite household chore? I don’t think many people actually enjoy mopping, scrubbing toilets or doing laundry, but most of you probably have something you hate over others. As an aside, I do have a couple of friends who might enjoy cleaning. It may be that they appreciate the end result; a clean […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

I’m thankful for technology. Really, I am. I can’t quite appreciate the full breadth of my thankfulness, but I’ll get there. My laptop died. Our backup plan, an iPad with a bluetooth keyboard, failed, too. I sound spoiled, and these are first-world problems, but I can’t do my job without technology. Gone are the days […]

Vive La Paix

Vive La Paix

For my 16th birthday, my dad took me to Paris. I’d taken French for a couple of years at the time, and though I wasn’t fluent, I loved the language and spoke it pretty well. I understood it fluently but was afraid to converse. We were warned about Parisians not caring for Americans. If we […]