about me


well, if you’ve made it to this part of the site, you are a) lost or b) have a burning curiosity to know a bit more about myself. in either case, you’re here now, so i’ll take the opportunity to indulge in a little harmless self-aggrandizement.

as you may have surmised, my name is jen. i’m a 37 (eek!) year old bostonian/new yorker/neurotic, currently living in london, uk. been here since march 2003, and work in social services. which should be more than proof enough that i am a bit on the warped side.

i grew up outside boston, went to school in montreal for a few years, had more than a few formative experiences in nyc (brooklyn in da house!), and harbour a fervent, not-so-secret desire to become a canadian. in the meantime, i’ve flung myself across the pond in order to get as far away as practicable from the blathering moron that calls himself my president.

i spent the first five years of this blog raging about the direction my country was headed in. with the advent of a new, more intelligent, more thoughtful, but much more centrist president this year, i’m sure i’ll still have plenty to praise, protest, and ponder. whether you agree or disagree with me, let me offer you the door. tell it to someone who cares.

no really. they do.

this site is a hobby of mine, originally as a way to keep in touch with family and friends back in the states. it has since grown into a repository for not only the rundown of the mundane details and photos of my life, my frequent kvetching about london weather, and my gems of wisdom about the expat experience, but also anything else i happen to find amusing/irritating/freakishly wierd. pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. we cool? cool.

hmm, more about me…

well, i like travelling, rock climbing, punk music, playing with fire, and furry kittens. (not, it should be pointed out, at the same time as the fire.) i suppose i should also add my husband to that list.

i dislike water chestnuts, splinters, and mean people who make me cry.

other than that, i seem to spend a lot of time throwing myself at new things. like snowboarding, fire-walking, sometimes-marathoning, and learning to drive from the right. because life is an adventure.

welcome to my little corner of the world.

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