Jenny Wright



15 in 5

15 in 5

What a year it’s been. Through the good and bad, the funny and well, not-so, we made it. All of us. At least we can say that much. Let’s review. The Beer Fest was people-watching at its best. My favorite story of the day (well, that I can share here) was when a man was […]

Peace and Eggnog

Peace and Eggnog

We typically get a Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving. If I’m gonna spend that much time decorating, we’ll enjoy it for as long as possible. I’ve tried to follow the tradition of our church, which is to keep the tree up through Epiphany, but, by Christmas day, we’re done. Sorry, Father Fain. For those who […]

You don’t have to go all out to pay it forward

You don’t have to go all out to pay it forward

I don’t always go to Starbucks, but when I do, someone pays for my coffee. Well, not every time, but it seems that way lately. We were out of coffee at home, so I dropped the kids at school and went to the long drive-thru line wrapping around the shop. “Welcome to Starbucks. How can […]

Don’t be That Girl

Don’t be That Girl

Years ago (decades, really), I went to the Eric Clapton concert at the Omni in Atlanta. Some summer during the same awkward hair and clothing phase, 99X had a Summer Blastoff at Lakewood, and a bunch of us bought tickets. Milli Vanilli had top billing. It was epic. Besides a Dave Matthews concert years later, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

My daughter got bitten by a snake last week. Until I heard the details I was worried. Days before, a friend of ours was bitten by a copperhead in his driveway. The Girl wasn’t bitten by a copperhead. The snake was, however, in our house. The Boy told me he loves me more than steak. […]

Classless

Classless

I like adventure, but I’m a creature of habit. I’m willing to try new things, but only with a detailed description of said things. My friend Erin has been teaching an exercise class for two and a half years. She has asked, begged, insisted and suggested I attend from the first time she taught. Most […]

The good old days

The good old days

What’s your Thanksgiving routine? Everyone’s set in their ways. Some always eat at 3 p.m. There are people who have rice instead of mashed potatoes (they are crazy, BTW). Big families gather, and others of you sit at a table of four, enjoying the peace. However you do it, it probably includes your loved ones. […]

Teenagers already?

Teenagers already?

My son and I were at odds this morning. It wasn’t a first, and it certainly won’t be the last. He’s only 9.5, after all. He’s starting to question my judgment and authority. I’ve had it easy thus far. He’s my passive and mild-mannered kid. Until now. He’s still nice. Don’t get me wrong. He’ll […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

A couple of weeks ago, someone asked me when I’d be writing another 15 in 5. The person next to them asked, “What’s that?” I realized that it’s been a while since I told y’all. It’s a list of 15 things that should take about five minutes to read. A couple of years ago, someone […]

It’s Not That Difficult, Guys

Gentlemen, let me set the scene. You’ve conceded and gone shopping with your wife. She’s trying on clothes, and you’re in the dressing room waiting area. She comes out every once in a while, asking what you think. “It looks good, honey!” is really all she needs. Easy enough, right? Not for this guy. I […]