Jen

I keep a quirky and (sometimes) humorous blog, mysemitruestory.com, where I... read more

Eight Thing We NEED To Bring Back From the 80's

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Semi True Jen Oh Jake Ryan, yes!more

The Story of an Elevator Fish: My Kid Picked the Weird Fish

As I mentioned several weeks ago, my daughters each received fish tanks for Christmas. You can read about my oldest daughter's ultra romantic fish couple here. I've held off blogging about my youngest daughter's three fish because, well, they're ... kinda odd. Weird, actually. ...more
No such thing as a "not weird" pet.  ;)  Really, though, I believe this is the first story I've ...more

The Story of an Elevator Fish: My Kid Picked the Weird Fish

As I mentioned several weeks ago, my daughters each received fish tanks for Christmas. You can read about my oldest daughter's ultra romantic fish couple here. I've held off blogging about my youngest daughter's three fish because, well, they're ... kinda odd. Weird, actually. ...more
No such thing as a "not weird" pet.  ;)  Really, though, I believe this is the first story I've ...more

And That's Why I Was Shellacking A Potato In My Cul-De-Sac

My sister found the most exquisite potato ever grown. Yes, I know that I tend to speak in hyperbole, but dudes. No joke. This potato is a fine, fine specimen. Naturally, she texted a photo of the potato to me. Naturally, I decided to rush to the grocery store, buy the potato and put several coats of shellac on it to preserve it for generations to come.What? Like you've never had the desire to shellac a potato. Plus, the shellacked spud was going to double as her Christmas gift. Two gifts, one potato....more
Denise Oh Denise! I so needed your expertise on the potato matter before I shellacked it. Resin ...more

Currently I'm ...

… listening to: the new food dehydrator. No, seriously. I am listening to the soothing sounds of eighty peaches shriveling up under the gentle 135 degree air circulating in our new Nesco food dehydrator and jerky maker....more
@Karen Ballum Thanks! That is a fabulous idea!  :)more

20 Signs Your Pop Culture References Are Probably Falling Flat

A lifetime ago I worked for a madman (all of the sexism and alcohol of Mad Men but without Jon Hamm) in an office with an eclectic cast of characters....more
Can I get The Facebook and The Twitter on The Windows 8?more

13 Songs My Parents Probably Shouldn't Have Let Me Listen To as a Kid

I was driving in my car yesterday, and the song "Dead Bite" by Hollywood Undead came on the radio. I adore this song. It's catchy, the beat is awesome, and I'm constantly finding myself singing, "Good night, sleep tight, Don't let the dead bite." That's when Hubby informed me that the song is about one guy hunting down and killing another guy, and possibly mass murdering many others. Dammit, I liked that song. No more playing it around the kids, that's for sure. ...more
Hmmm, I allow my children to listen to the radio, and listen to some songs that are a little ...more

I Am a Crappy Mom

According to my 20-something childless self, I am a crappy mom. Before I had my two boys, I had a vision of the kind of mother I would be. The reality has turned out nothing like that pretty picture in my young head. ...more
I was absolutely delusional before I had my girls.  My oldest just turned 2 today, and I'm ...more

Bless Your Heart: A Defeated Mom in the Shoe Aisle

Bless your heart. Thats what a lady told me today in Target while my youngest was on the ground screaming on top of her lungs. She too was a mom of younger kids probably around 6 years of age. ...more
@nikonMom Thank you so much! Well put!more

Menopause is for the Birds!

@Semi True Jen Thanks Jen.. You are my first reply.. I feel like wonderful. hahahahha Have a ...more