Monday, March 28, 2005
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Chocolate Mountain Canoe Trip
It's been a few years since I've been back to canoe this stretch of the Colorado River known as the Chocolate Mountains. Our guide was Chuck Reynolds who I've canoed with for the last 14 years. My friend Marc signed up with me on this trek.
Spring comes early to this desert wilderness located within the Cibola and Imperial National Wildlife Refuges. This canoeing adventure took us 34 river miles through varied desert scenery. Good currents allowed us plenty of opportunity for drifting, not to mention the near-perfect weather and tailwind that accompanied us on this trip.
Despite the 5-hour drive through LA traffic, time seemed to go so fast. After canoeing 21 miles on the first day, it didn't seem that hard. Because of the recent rains, this once shades-of-brown-only desert has been transformed and draped in green. Wildflowers and grass cover every inch. The downside is that the river, which is usually a deep blue-green was dirty due to all the silt from all the rains.
Much to Chuck's chagrin, Marc appreciated my gourmet approach to camping. Chuck told me once: "Jenny, you give a camping a bad name." Hey, I can't help it if others want to heat up cans of soup or eat cold hot dogs. I opted to serve Marc marinated Rib Eye grilled to perfection!
Anyway, we had such a good time, we talked so much about our past and present lives all the way home. We found ourselves eagerly planning to do more trips in the future. We both enjoyed each other's company so much that... we came to realization that we're a couple.
There. It's official. As a result of one of the best times I had in a LONG time... Marc's now my boyfriend. Wow. Still can't get used to saying that... Marc's an amazing guy; I consider myself very lucky.
Click to view our Chocolate Mountain Canoe Trip Photos
Thursday, March 17, 2005
How Jenny Got Her Groove Back
Happy St. Patrick's Day everybody. I have a section of his prayer that I like very much... it reads like a poem to nature:
"I bind to myself today
The power of Heaven,
The light of the sun,
The brightness of the moon,
The splendour of fire,
The flashing of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of sea,
The stability of earth,
The compactness of rocks."
Big news coming up on the Horizon, folks.
Stay tuned as Jenny confirms her re-entrance into Couplehood.
(Try not to scream.)
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Jenn Update - Working for Wine
Here I am thinking, I need to get a shout out to my little bro, Kyle.
Happy Birthday!! You're the best brother any gal could ever ask for!
It's March already. I am at a Starbucks, drinking my Split (half-caff) Grande Vanilla Latte, No Foam with Whip and realizing that I am addicted to blogs. Well at least the "Next Blog" button at the upper right hand corner. No, don't click on it yet... read on.
My next assignment is for one of the largest wineries in California. I will be meeting the client next week and leading workshops to go through their Compensation and Time&Labor requirements. Standard stuff, I guess if you're in my shoes. (Size 5 1/2 and cute as hell!)
Anyway, my Manager called and said that the people at Oracle reviewed my resume and something caught their eye and they want to talk to me. Could it be my accordion skills? *shrug* I know when I'm in trouble.
Am listening to iTunes radio -Club 777, 80's radio. Salt n' Pepper is singing "Oooh Baby, Baby... ah Push It!!" God, I remember teasing my bangs as high as it could go, the black lace, neon ripped shirts, all those bangles and earrings that got me detention. Where are those days?