Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
January 23rd, 2008
Becoming Brainy


Ok, I got my glasses in.  I am pretty sure my IQ shot up about forty points as soon as I put them on.  Now I look like a real homeschool teacher.  I guess “look” is the operative word.  Now if I can just keep from opening my mouth and ruining the effect




Speaking of mouths, gracious heavens… just call me WiiiiiiLbuuuuur.  Neigh.



And, I am trying to figure out how to scan pictures in with my printer.  My dad sent a letter to Ryann and it had a picture of him and me when I was ten.  He is in his blue Air Force uniform and I am in my navy blue British school uniform (did I ever tell you that I went to a British school when we were stationed in England?). Anyways, it’s pretty sweet, and holy moly is my dad a knock out.  He is *such* a handsome man.  My kids are preparing a huge blow out celebration / song and dance production when he comes in June.  It’ll be pretty special.  They are all determined to become his personal ‘favorite’.  Silly little pigeons.  Anyways, if I can figure it out, I will try and post the picture.  But I warn you, I am one goofy looking kid.


In other news, I was excited for Ryann because the set of Mandie books (that she stole from Coie) sold for $17 on ebay… but then I saw where we needed to ship them and just died laughing.  Just guess who won them?  Jessica’s husband, Charley. 


Charley, I hope you enjoy the series and that you find Mandie to be an inspirational role model.

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  1. Charley said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 3:19 pm


    Role Model: *insert barfy face*

    Juvenile entertainment – YAY!! *insert cool studmuffin face* I think my sister got me started on them originally while we were out fishing during the summer. Then I started checking them out at the library… And the rest, as they say, was 15 years ago.

  2. onfire said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    well well

    did YOU actually read the book you are holding? I still haven't read the whole story I posed with yesterday AND our backs were burning up while we waited for the picture to take.

    good glasses nerd.

  3. JenIG said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 4:19 pm

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    yes, Kristina, matter of fact, i am right in the middle of it, and it is super excellent. i even posted about it in my last entry. i recommend it highly. get a copy and have neal explain it to you. tell him to read reaaaal slow. heh heh. my new glasses are making me sprightly. good thing you live in Canada or i'd be afeared of getting two of my four eyes busted in.

    and Charley, when you come down, we will have Ryann's set of American Girl books out for you. ha ha ha snort. just kidding. it takes a very manly man pull off wearing pink beanie hats and reading Mandie books. Matter of fact, you should bring them when you fly out on your next business trip.

  4. debbiecorley said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

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    I love your nerdy glasses! I have nerdy glasses, too, but our dog chewed on them, so now they get stuck in my hair when I take them off. OUCH!

    Tell Emmiko I loved her alligators!

  5. His4life said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I love!!!

    your nerdy glasses!!! They remind me of my nerdy glasses!!!

    Love you!


    Amazing lizards!! Loved them!!

  6. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Check you out

    Your looking good girl. Now you can make people think your really smart.LOL.

  7. Anonymous said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 4:51 pm


    You do realize Wilbur is the pig?

  8. foxvalleyfamily said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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    I LOVE the new glasses!

    You look very studious. 😉

    …and that is WAY too funny about Charley winning the Mandie books!

  9. tnmomtomanyblessings said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 5:10 pm

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    Will the real Jenn stand up.


    Love the new glasses and you do look smarter…at least not anything like you did the last time i saw you. heheheh

  10. JenIG said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 5:14 pm

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    is there not a horse named Wilbur? oh, am i thinking of Mr. Ed? was Mr. Ed's farmer named Wilbur?

    there goes all the smart points i'd gained from putting the glasses on….

    i just knew it wouldn't last

  11. jess4him said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 5:52 pm

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    HAHAAHA ROFL "wiiiiiiiiiilber"… ok, "hi wilbur".. oink. snort.

    it's Mr. Ed.

    And I'm sure my husband will be enjoying those Mandy books very much. He reads soooooooo fast. i'm a sllllllllllllow reader, still. remember when you'd try to get me to do any homework that required reading more than a sentence? yup. nothin's changed.

    you're very perty in your glasses, Mrs. Iggy. They're not "geeky", you just look like a japaneesey school marm- which IS somewhat fitting. But not in the second picture. please don't eat me. please! J/k. I'm actually envious of your big pretty smile. It's one of those actress smiles. I could never pull it off. You wouldn't know that, however, with the way I can't ever shut up.

  12. drewsfamilytx said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 8:52 pm

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    Great glasses, Jen! They do make you look super-spelling-bee-winner-calibur-of-smartness.

    Have I mentioned that I have always wanted glasses? Ever since I was in first grade or so, I have wanted glasses. And to take them on and off and have a little case for them. A part of me still wishes to have that accessory, but I am pretty fond of my 20/20 vision… and I have this horrible lack of a bridge to my nose… so sunglasses and smarty-pants glasses are a no-go. I can never get them to stay on my nose.


    Marshie– a horse is a horse, of course, of course, unless of course he's a talking horse…

  13. SmallWorld said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 9:08 pm

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    You're wearing lipstick!

  14. Anonymous said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    sorry, sorry

    i was just reading your blog to dh and he did inform me that there is someone in mr. ed named wilbur 🙂

    you get your smart points back.

    i only know wilbur from charlotte's web.

  15. Anonymous said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    My Goodness…

    You look skinny and smart!!!!!! I need to come figure out what it is youins is doin' up thar in them ole' Tennessee Mountains!!!!!!

    Love and miss you my friend!!!!


  16. skdenfeld said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 10:23 pm

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    I think I need to see a before and after sequence. I'm not convinced you did not look smart before the glasses. No fair removing the book from the photo either.

  17. said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 10:56 pm

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    you look great. so smart!

  18. wardssward said,

    on January 23rd, 2008 at 11:05 pm

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    Ha! That's funny about Charley buying the books! We did something similar to my dad once when he was selling a cute M&M dispenser. No one was bidding on it, so we thought we'd have some fun and buy it. He laughed when he realized it was just us. Since we lived 3 hours apart at the time, we met half way at a restaurant. We owed him 50 cents for the dispenser, but since it was close to one of our boys' birthdays, he just gave it to us. 🙂


    P.S. I like your glasses. They do, indeed, make you look scholarly… or maybe it was the book you were holding. Perhaps if you were washing dishes or scrubbing flours, it might not have the same effect. 🙂

  19. Anonymous said,

    on January 24th, 2008 at 7:59 am

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    Is Charlie serious about reading those books? Or is he just going to send them to me for my birthday?


    Lewick awt myw fwawce

    I'm sorry, what?

    (That's my favorite part)

  20. Anonymous said,

    on January 24th, 2008 at 9:31 am

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    You are so cute! And apparently you have exceptional dental hygiene!


  21. proverbsmama said,

    on January 24th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

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    LOL! I just *happened* to come across your post about your glasses. I continue to hold the books further and further, trying to clear up that blurriness. Oh yuck, I know it's time to get the dreaded bifocals.


  22. UndertheSky said,

    on January 24th, 2008 at 9:55 pm


    I love those glasses!! I think you look more than 40 points more intelligent – at least 57. :+)

    I miss you SO much.



  23. Kelley said,

    on January 25th, 2008 at 9:16 am

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    You look very smart in your glasses. You know you have a nice smile when people are commenting on your dental health. 🙂

    Wilber is Mr. Ed's handler/owner/hay bale contact….sorry I'm not much with the farm stuff.

  24. keldaris said,

    on January 25th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

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    Wow, with the combination of those glasses and bit book (held at arms length) makes you look like some sort of professor. What would your specialty be I wonder? I just look like a dork when I wear glasses. Oh, maybe I need to get ones that were made in this century. That may be the answer!


  25. kellieann said,

    on January 25th, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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    Love your glasses! =)

  26. Anonymous said,

    on January 28th, 2008 at 10:26 am

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    hahaha on Charly winning your books. It's funny how small our little world is, really.

    I've sent THREE different books via to fellow bloggers. Weird.

    and I love the stern librarian look. 🙂


  27. sockmonkey said,

    on February 7th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

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    First, the glasses are lovely and you're cute as a button (as you well know). Second, thanks for stopping by my blog today and telling me that I'M lovely. That indicates your somewhat questionable NEED for glasses. Third, I must confess, as a responsible member of the homeschoolblogger community, to not reading your blog in a while (my bad, as the kids say)…but my cursory glance assures me you're still in TN and still reading excellent literature (I read that book last year. Well, okay, I got the book on CD, which was FAB. Nothing better than listening to a posh Brit read to me…). Fourth (and not as penance), I commit to keeping in better contact with you and reading fewer political blogs, which overall make me a bit grumpy. You don't make me grumpy. Feel free to quote my on that.

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