27 Jan

Podcast You Should Be Listening To: Throwing Shade

Posted by Jenna, Under reviews

After listening to 41 episodes in less than a month, I think it’s time to write up Throwing Shade as a podcast you should be listening to. First, you should know that this is definitely content that would be rated R if it was being evaluated by the MPAA. Second, you should know that there have been several instances where I laughed so hard at the banter between Erin and Bryan that I folded in half on the back extension machine at the gym and wasn’t able to stand up straight again. Or today, giggling so much that I started to think I might need to pull over for my safety and the well-being of the other drivers sharing the road with me.

Throwing Shade Podcast


Maybe you’re like I was last month and don’t know what throwing shade means. Who can keep up with whatever lingo the kids are using of late? Stuff Mom Never Told You sums up the development of the phrase very well, but this quote referenced by Gawker’s Rich Juzwiak is the best concise description I’ve seen: “Shade is, ‘I don’t tell you you’re ugly, but I don’t have to tell you because you know you’re ugly.’ And that’s shade.

Erin describes herself as a Feminasty and Bryan has declared himself to be Homosensual and they are constantly playing off of each other as they discuss current news related to feminism and homosexuality. Sometimes she loves gays, sometimes she can’t stop talking about butts, sometimes he pretends that he agrees with whatever ridiculous anti-feminist arguments/news the mass media is currently reporting. Even their ads are hilarious! It’s the best improv I’ve ever heard.  Read more →

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26 Jan

One Quick Take

Posted by Jenna, Under Personal

Eating sushi in the park after we finished our grocery shopping. Taken awhile ago, before he cut his own hair while watching TV in my bed. He tried to hide the evidence in the garbage, but didn’t think about the evidence seen just above his face. We’re starting to deal with more mischievous and naughty behavior, along with falsehoods, and it’s more difficult to deal with than I anticipated. I try to reflect back often on the Nurtureshock chapter on lying, asking myself “What would Po do?


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20 Jan

One Quick Take

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Contax 645, Portra 800, pushed 1 stop

My sister is here this week! We’re going to go hiking, maybe up to Napa, possibly over to the beach, I’m thinking San Francisco sounds delightful. Whatever we decide on, it will be a vacation from reality for both of us. She’s one of my best friends and I love having her staying in my house with me.

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14 Jan

Scaling Back From a Sprint

Posted by Jenna, Under Personal

portra 800 contax 645

After a 10-pound weight-gain over Christmas break I’ve been forced to accept that the day I turn thirty is not going to be a day where I present myself to the world as the together, svelte, balanced person I thought I could mold myself into over my 29th year. Why does this arbitrary number hold so much power over me? I’m going to blame Jennifer Garner and her many repetitions of “Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving” in 13 Going on 30*.

There will be no transformation by thirty. I can accept that. Now to make a few adjustments in my life, mainly in relation to my diet and exercise program. I had been approaching things as a sprint, feeling like it was possible for me to finish by the magical 30th if i just pushed a little harder each day, and the past few weeks have been about accepting that isn’t going to happen. I need to scale back to something that feels sustainable for the long term. Read more →

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10 Jan

One Quick Take

Posted by Jenna, Under Uncategorized

portra 800 hawaii scuba diving


Mamiya 645, Portra 800, pushed 1 stop

My color film from Hawaii came in this week. The delayed gratification that comes from waiting for the film to be processed is such a nice way to relive the trip all over again a few weeks later! This is my mom, moments before she disappeared under the water and left my sister and I to snorkel while everyone else went scuba diving. The next stop of the boat was our chance to risk our lives and rely on a tiny tube of air 30 feet under the water!

I have a new laptop, which should give me the structure I need in order to be more consistent about blogging the story of our life in pictures. I’m going to switch to doing Jenna Cole and film editing on my desktop, and personal editing on my laptop. Someday I’m going to be so sad when I look through the blog and see all the gap years where I fell behind! I don’t want to commit to going back and making up for lost time, because I’m not sure that will ever happen. So for now I’ll start with December 2014 and see if I can keep up. Maybe there will be a point in my future when I’m sitting around wistfully trying to fill up my time (yeah, that will never happen) and I’ll fill in the record of 2013 and 2014 on That Wife.

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