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Search for a Maid of Honour

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2011 by jenshearer


So as people already know… not that anyone reads this thing. I’m Jen. I’m a student. I’m engaged. It’s now 2011 I’m getting married in 2012. you know what the scariest thing about that is… I don’t have a Maid of Honour (MOH). It’s scary and depressing. My fiance is my best friend of all time (we’ve been together since I was in the 10th gr.) and he managed to get himself a couple best friends… but me.. nope.

I’m a nice person I promise! I just have a) a short attention span and b) little patience for drama. when someone starts acting like a high school student I give up. has this lost me possible best friends.. probably, but most of the time I’m okay with that.

Not having a best friend can be compared to not being in love. you start to notice that EVERYONE around you has a best friend.. and it SUCKS. You know when you watch all those movies where “the girls” go out.. or they can always call their best friend? ya I lack that… and again I’m BEYOND THRILLED that I’m marrying my Best Friend in the entire world.. but it’s sad that I won’t have a female best friend to stand up there and celebrate the day with me.

So over the next few months I’m going to be trying to find someone who I can entrust with the responsibility of helping me plan one of the most important days of my life.

wish me luck, if I remember I will update this blog with how it’s going.

P.s. Don’t get me wrong I have friends… a normal amount of them who are amazing and awesome… but no one who I just call to chat, or that wouldn’t be CRAZY shocked to have me ask them to be my MOH.

let me know if you have any suggestions on the topic! it’s rather stressful!

thnx for reading




Me day!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2010 by jenshearer

So yesterday I had a migraine. Which I am an unfortunate sufferer of. I knew I would still have it today so I planned ahead for a day home. Finished my homework and sent it to my teachers, crawled back into bed and prepared for a long night.

I was luckily able to fall asleep in decent time, and when I woke up the migraine had downgraded to headache. But it was already 930 so I had slept too far into my first class and had no ride. SO I decided to spend the day at home anyways!!

I cleaned the kitchen, tidied the apartment, did some homework and then I got to GO FOR A BATH! 🙂 It was my last bath bomb and it was wonderful! It turned out to be filled with sparkles.









I was able to start my new book Next and I’m definitely enjoying it!

Later on in the day I was able to head over to my sisters to hold my new baby nephew 🙂









So overall I had a pretty great day! My headache is all gone and I’m slowly getting ready for the week ahead.

I’m slowly getting back to blogging, it’s been awhile!!

Thanks for reading!



Pumpkin Recipes

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2010 by jenshearer

I have officially fallen in love with 2 fall recipes

1 for a pumpkin spice latte that rivals the Starbucks addition

I used 5% cream instead of half and half and I put foam on top instead of whip cream!

the other for pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese filling 🙂

I promise these recipes do not disapoint!

here I go again

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2009 by jenshearer

So I lasted an entire summer + semester… but I’m going back to school in January. My degree has gotten me nowhere (big sur-freakin-prise). I’ve tried since last april to get some form of office job in order to get enough experience to.. well do anything. Instead I landed a God AWFUL job at a jeans store where I actually had to quit because the boss was so immature. And now I’m at M&M and it’s a good job. The only thing is, as a University Graduate I’m not supposed to work a job I could have gotten in high school… right?

well anyways.. now I’ve come up with a decent back up plan, doing something I have thought about for a long time, and something I have been told I’m perfect at. Working with kids. I’m taking part time courses at college starting in January while still working and volunteering in classes.

Yay for 3 yrs of university that got me no where.

P.s. I want snow.. work on that.


Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 by jenshearer

So I have finally gotten a MacBook. I’ve wanted one for so long, and now that my university laptop died out my wonderful fiance fulfilled my dream. Odd to consider a new computer a dream, but as someone who is interested in art, creativity and design, it is definitely an asset.

As I transfer CD after CD into my new ITunes, so I can load them onto my new Ipod Touch, I think about whether or not this will be the tool that gives me the confidence to find my dream job… if only I can figure out what that is.

Now I’m off to watch Glee……

Graduated… so now what?

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2009 by jenshearer

Technically I graduate on June 12th.09, but I have received my final grades and because I passed all of my classes I have officially been graduated since I finished my last exam: April 30th.09.

What does this mean?

I don’t HAVE to attend school in September, unless I choose to go onto college. (Which I can’t do because I can’t afford to, thanks to being in debt from getting my degree)

I’m supposed to have moved on to a “real” job where I would be somehow advancing my career. (But because I don’t know what I want my career to be, or anyone who can get me a job in an office this is difficult…)

I have found a full time job…. working retail getting paid minimum wage and selling clothing that I will only be able to afford because of my discount. (But I get a discount so that’s a bright side right? a discount.. to buy clothing I HAVE to wear at work anyways…)

So in conclusion I have graduated and will be working with high school students in a retail job all summer, as opposed to “launching my career” and somewhere along the way I am supposed to figure out what career I want.

Final thought, when they are making a movie about what I am going through it shows I’m not alone… but I’m banking that at the end of the movie the main character, played by Alexis Bledel, gets a pretty decent job, and lives happily ever after. There is also something about her getting the guy and that making everything better, I’ve got news for ya I’ve got “The Guy” and that doesn’t help me figure out any career goals… postgrad

OC Transpo

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2009 by jenshearer

Three years I have been living in Ottawa and really only relying on the transit system for 2. That’s not a full 2 years because of the wonderfully inconvenient strike last winter. I would like to preface this by saying my following comments to not apply to all OC transpo drivers, some are genuinely nice people who work hard and have to deal with some pretty horrible people who ride their buses.

Unfortunately there are bus driver’s who are so bitter about their jobs that they treat people who are paying to ride the bus like complete crap.

I have been personally yelled at by a bus driver who tried to drive away from Hurdman station while a woman’s purse was stuck in the back doors, while she was on the outside of the bus attached to the purse and chasing it. The entire bus yelled at the bus driver to stop the bus, and he then proceeded to yell back that maybe the person should have had enough time to get on the bus and it was her own fault.

Today at the Metcalfe stop the 85 stopped for a total of 30 seconds, an old woman was trying to get to the front doors and the driver started to pull away the woman tapped on the bus, probably thinking he didn’t see her, as it was her RIGHT to board the bus, but he turned looked at he and drove away. This is rude and disrespectful.

I may be too young, not yet jaded, and someone of an idealist when I say this but if your job makes you that unhappy maybe it’s time to find a new one, especially when you work in the customer service industry, because I promise you if you don’t want to be there we don’t want you there.

Thank you. That is all.

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