Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

….to gramma sally's we go.  We're
loading up the weirdsmobile and trekking across the southern plains,
upwards to Michigan.  Why would anyone want to live in Michigan?
No offense Spunkity doodle
Honestly, it gives me a cheese headach just thinking about it. 
They all talk like this (said in a high nasal whine): “hi, my nyame is
ayengella. iyell be yer way-triss. would you like a say-lid?” translation: “Hi my name is angela, i'll be your waitress, would you like a salad”.

When I get to Michigan I'll ask my mother in law to pick the winners
for our very last Christmas Magnetic Car Dressery contest (you can
still enter below in the Girls Are Weird post).  One of the winners will be CarleyRoss
because I wanted to see what the odds were that someone on blogger
would have the same ugly middle name as me.  And she does. So she
wins out of sympathy / empathy.  Ruth. like ew. Sounds like a dog
barking: “grrrrrr RUTH RUTH RUTH”

However, there will still be two other winners, because I am going to give someone one of my own personal extras.

Love Jenefer Igarashi Who Is Taking Applications For A Replacement Sister Since Gena Dumped Me For Our Company Lawyer On Account Of Said Lawyer Being So Much Smarter Than Me. (thanks Lynan for the idea of a substitute….)

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  1. DandelionSeeds said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 4:58 pm

    Can it be?

    Am I really the first to post? I need to send this uberquickly…


    on November 21st, 2005 at 5:02 pm

    Have a great trip!

    It’s good that you will pick 2 more winners…cause I know there will be a lot of whiners who won’t win. : 0 gf;kgjfdkgjsdflkgjdfslgkj

    Have a wonderfully safe and restful Thanksgiving day!

    God Bless you!


  3. DandelionSeeds said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 5:08 pm


    I did it! I’m your first commenter… I think that only proves my love and uber devotion…

    Love ya,


    P.S. How did your evening go? Did you two chew your toenails?

  4. jayfromcleveland said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 5:08 pm

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    No no no, Mrs. Ig, you have our whiney, nasalized Great Lakes accent all wrong. In some parts of the USA, people wear “pants.” And they take their pants home from the store in “bags.” But in the whiney, nasalized accent used along the snow-swept shores of the Great Lakes, we speak of wearing “peeyants” and we carry them home in “beeyags.” And when we come home from the store, we say “I’m beeyack!” And when my kids see me, they always say “Hi Deeyad.” That’s the famous whiney, nasalized “A” that comprises the “eeyaccent” used along the Great Lakes in both the USA and Canada, from Buffalo to Detroit to Chicago and points north.

    But y’know? Unlike some parts of the country? We can like TOTALLY form a sentence? Without like everything? Sounding like a question?

  5. drewsfamilytx said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 5:31 pm

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    Have a safe trip Jen!

    I have no idea why you would want to visit someplace so cold on purpose. That better be some fine tastin’ turkey and fixin’s…with lots of pie…

  6. crewchief said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 6:09 pm

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    I would like to apply to be your replacement sister. After all, we do totally have the same shoes and stuff. And King James loves me. And so does Ryann. And Emmi. So, yeah, it should SO be me. (besides, I didn’t even get in the jacuzzi so that should get me points too, right?)

  7. Donnabooshay said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 6:22 pm

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    You think Ruth is bad. I won’t argue with you…it’s pretty bad.

    But I am named after a cow. Elsie.

    I was ashamed of it my whole like.

    Then I learned about Elise Dinsmore….

    And I still thought….Cow :o(

    Now I use my Maiden name….and try hard to forget about Elsie.

  8. HappyApple said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 6:29 pm

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    Enjoy your trip!


  9. lynan said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 6:33 pm

    Sister Application

    name: Lyn

    age: 35

    occupation: perpetual mover, and lots of other things

    likes: Jane Austen anything, some Charlotte Bronte–well most that is, piano, Sunday afternoon naps with a tiny baby sleeping on me (why do they grow so fast?), reading, swinging on a rope swing with my princess…. oh and House (the tv show cuz he was in Sense and Sensibility you know.)

    dislikes: packing and moving, unplugging toilets, vomiting children (well, I still love the child just not the vomit), ants, spiders, bats, ticks, waiting rooms, Walmart, and spam.

    Why I would be a good sister: I wouldn’t disown you for any lawyers or for any amount of craziness on your blog. And so what if you snore?! LOL

  10. Donnabooshay said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 6:38 pm

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    Under your silly exterior ( which I happen to love) lies a heart of gold.

    I’m so glad that because of homeschoolblogger, I have had the chance to get to know you Jen.

    Happy Thanksgiving dear one.



  11. spunkyhomeschool said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 7:19 pm

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    I agree with Jay. The accent is all wrong. I’ll betcha didn’t know that news commentators actually practice learning to talk in a midwestern way because most people find it the least offensive. All that is except for valley girl transplants who can’t figure out where their toe nail clipper are.

    And why wouldn’t anyone want to live in Michigan. Up here we know what poison ivy is and so do the doctors. It doesn’t take either of us a week of agony and cream to find out! Nuf said!

  12. vgarr said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 8:00 pm

    Well have a good time

    I’m actually done traveling for a while.

  13. Anonymous said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 8:20 pm

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    Boy am I glad I’m stayin home, here in Florida, where it is currently 59 and I’m very, very cold! Can’t imagine North. And yes, in response to your comment on my blog, my son IS breeding crickets, should be interesting.

  14. gottsegnet said,

    on November 21st, 2005 at 10:22 pm

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    Jen, we’re already sisters in Christ…and I never would describe a sweet potato as “pithy.”

  15. julie said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 12:27 am

    Sister Application #2

    Like w/e crewchief and lynan — I’m applying too….we have the same pants, ALL your kids love me, after Christi and I utilized your driveway for internet access late into the evening I named it Jen’s Beam ‘n Go (that should get the locals lining up and earn you some extra money), I am older than you (dog gone it) but younger than Gena, ummm…let’s see what else…

    we have A LOT in common…I won’t call you a brat or other very un-nice names, I promise not to hug you anymore (even though it is sooooo against my southern nature) I’ll stay out of the jacuzzi from now on and let’s see…mmmm…but wait….why would Gena want Susan for a sister anyway…we all know she gives us headaches when she starts talking about lawyerey things…

    so when will you pick the winner??? And if I win the magnet does that mean I win the sister contest too??? OK….PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!!

    And are you seriously going to MI??? It’s not that far away from IL ya know…..

  16. hippiechyck said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 7:43 am


    pick me!!! pick me!!!!! i’ll be a sister!!! i’m an only child!!!!!

    and i have a short middle name…;-)

  17. carleyross said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 8:46 am

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    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Who woulda ever thought I’d win something off that horrid name?!

    It’s cool we share the same name, I’m just sorry it’s RUTH!

    *Which makes me the best candidate to be your new sister. :0)

  18. Anonymous said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 10:00 am

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    UHHH…. What mother would give her daughters the SAME middle name??? My middle name is Anne! Goes nicely with Ruth! LOL

    Edited by lynan on Nov. 22, 2005 at 8:00 AM

  19. Anonymous said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 11:33 am


    I lived in Michigan for most of my childhood! I lived in Muskegon from ages 6-10 and then in White Pigeon from ages 10 to almost 13.

    All I want to know is what do you other midwesterners call carbonated beverages? SODA or POP?


  20. MySmokyMtnHomeschool said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 12:19 pm

    I would LOVE to have a sister…

    HINT! HINT! 😀

    Hope y’all have a fun & safe trip. Sorry I couldn’t stay longer to help stuff envelopes. I really enjoy doing that. (No joke!) If you even need an envelope stuffer-er again, just call me.


    Amy Beth

  21. TC said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 12:29 pm

    Well, I never thought of Ruth sounding like a barking dog, but…

    …now that you’ve said that, it will *eternally* come to mind whenever I hear the name.

    You don’t want me for a replacement sister. My own sister says I’m bossy. Just because I happen to know more than her.

    Have a good trip to the frozen north. I’ll think of you while I’m basking in the TX sunshine.

  22. jayfromcleveland said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 1:39 pm

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    BTW, where in Mushigan are you headed?

    (If you don’t get it, ask Spunky — Michigan people love to explain this one!)

  23. jayfromcleveland said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 2:09 pm

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    Cool. I have a good buddy in Jackson, MI (birthplace of the Republican Party in 1854). Be sure to wave if you drive by.

  24. ByHisGraceInColorado said,

    on November 22nd, 2005 at 9:11 pm

    like you NEED one more comment 🙂

    You are probably half way to MICHIGAN by now. Hope you have a wonderful time, and hope you had a terrible time without me in TN… well, the cats out of the bag, I know it was more fun than I could have handled….

    Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t eat too much turkey curry.


  25. Anonymous said,

    on November 23rd, 2005 at 1:18 am

    Where in Michigan?

    I GOT the hand thing… I always used to say that Michiganders (or Michiganers or whatever it is) are the only ones so blessed to carry a state map with them at all times… I guess unless you are from Louisiana and wear a lot of boots!

    When I lived in White Pigeon (this is true, I am not making it up!) I had a WART right exactly on the spot on my hand where we lived on the map of Michigan. I had the wart removed right before we moved away, but still have a slight scar there.


  26. wardssward said,

    on November 23rd, 2005 at 1:35 am

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    Have a safe trip and a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’ll be looking forward to reading more of your blogs when you get back! I’m sure you’ll have some grand adventure to write about. 🙂


  27. Dell said,

    on November 23rd, 2005 at 10:10 am

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    Have a great treck and a fantasting Thanksgiving!

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