Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Human nature is funny.  We all have these quirky self-preservation modes, which are apt to kick in at the slightest provocation.  We are quick to see an injustice done to ourselves; if we believe we’ve been the victim of gossip, or feel that we’ve been cheated or taken advantage of, etc, we feel it instantly!  Yet, for the most part, we wouldn’t consider the same behavior ‘gossip’, or ‘cheating’, or ‘taking advantage’ if we were to do it.  Because, after all, we know our hearts, and we know we meant no real harm.  We can always justify what we do, but by gum, we won’t put up with that sort of nonsense from others!

We are great liars.  And it’s a shame we’re so easily self deluded.  It’s not like anybody on purpose sets out to be mean, unkind, irritating or obtuse.  In many cases it happens naturally.  The trick is finding out that you’re an idiot and then doing something productive to change it.  But alas, it is easier to believe we’re basically good and that we mean well in our heart, and so instead we pray that everybody around us will change.

And why am I talking about this?  No reason, really, I’m just reading these books by Anthony Trollope (I am earnestly addicted to this author) and he has a knack for summing up those sorts of distinctives in his characters and it always makes me think.

So are you totally sick of hearing me talk about Trollope?  You wouldn’t be if you read some of his work.  Then you’d want to start a Trollope Society with me.  Actually, we might have to work on the name for our club, lest we’re portrayed as vulgar, disreputable women (the literal definition of a ‘trollop’).  At least his last name wasn’t Hooker… I’d be even less inclined to start a Hooker Society.  I have actually met several people with the last name Hooker.  How come people with awful names don’t just change them?  Change it to Hook, or Hakefield or Hatbury – something classy.  Perhaps people get too wrapped up with sentimentality of the Old Family Name.  I suppose it’s easier being a girl… we know we’re bound to change our last name when we’re young, so we don’t become too particularly attached to it.  No offense to any Hookers or Trollops out there.

Thanks for all the swell Happy Regards for Geoff the Great’s birthday.  He is so marvelous.  We went to a Mexican restaurant today, in Knoxville, and had a lovely time of it.  I am very sorry that you all can’t be married to him because he is truly the greatest man who has ever lived (I mean besides the One who wasn’t also part God, naturally).  Some times I feel sorry for all the other ladies in the world because out of everybody in the whole big earth, I was the one who got him.  Hopefully you feel the same about your own darling spouse, yet, none-the-less, I still think I won the top prize.

Ok, I’m almost done.  I also want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my most tremendously fabulous friend, Angie.  She turned 19 today.  Anyways, she looks like she just turned 19.  And get this… she came over Saturday to let her kids play and while I’m in the middle of wishing her a Happy Birthday, she pulls out a big bag of presents FOR ME, and plus one for Geoff.  She is so nutty.

Lastly, today I found out that my most {quick… somebody find me a word that means more than perfectly excellent and sublimely wonderful} in-laws are coming down this weekend.  We are all beside ourselves with glee.  In addition to getting the most excellent husband in the world, I also happened to get the most excellent in-laws in the world.  I have no idea how I did that.  Anyways, we are totally excited.  It is always a party when we’re with them. 

Boy this is got long and rather rambley, didn’t it?  I suppose I’ll be done for now.  But I feel like I’m forgetting to tell you something.  Ah well.  Till next time, then. 

Love Jenefer Wright Igarashi, who shall not vote in this year’s primaries, nor (most probably) in the general election from want of interest (or inspiration) in any singular candidate.  

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  1. Kris A said,

    on February 4th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

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    Your in-laws sound superlative! Enjoy with abandon.

  2. onfire said,

    on February 4th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    since you belive your post lacked depth …

    I shall simply comment by saying that the above commenter stolded my name.

    well, my used-to-be name until I married THE greatest man on earth.

    Kris A. Campbell

  3. SmallWorld said,

    on February 4th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

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    Back off, Kristina and Jen. *I* have the most spectacular husband on earth! Plus, we are older than you, and so we win. So there.

  4. foxvalleyfamily said,

    on February 4th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

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    I'm glad that your super-duper/wonderful husband had a nice birthday! (And I must say, that I think it is SO nice to hear you building your husband up like that. You really are a blessing to him!)

    I'm glad that you addressed the Trollope issue, too. I must admit I giggle every time you mention that name. (And yeah…I would definitely change it if it were MY name!) 😉



  5. Charley said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 2:06 am


    In the case of disappointment from any running candidate, you should vote far Geoff the Great as a write-in.

    Or Alan Keyes – c'mon!! That way you get your values and Dippy gets his cool black President!! But we know Dippy's not the only one who thinks they're cool.

  6. deedeeuk said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Thanks for the comment!

    And Happy Birthday wishes to Geoff!! Too funny that our hubby's birthdays are so close AND our anniversaries are the same day! LOL! We must be some sort of cosmic twins or something. Of course you are the tall,slender,beautiful twin and I'm the short,dumpy, other twin – but twins all the same! And yes, I have gone nuts!

  7. Anonymous said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 7:15 am

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    There's this woman that works at the insurance agency I was fighting to get coverage for a test for my son… well, every time I called to talk to my "contact person", she would say her first and last name, and then proceed to SPELL her last name, just in case I hadn't caught it the first ten times I talked to her. This is Regina Butts… B U T T S.

    I kid you not.

    It's one thing to be hexed with a name like that, but to spell it every time?? wow…

  8. Anonymous said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 10:34 am

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    So did I miss something? Wasn't your daughters most excellent presenet to her dad set to be known? What WAS IT? I'm missing it I guess…..


  9. Jenig said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 10:41 am

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    Emily… the most excellent present did not come in with the last shipment, so we are actually picking them up today. it's a pair of work shoes that geoff has been wishing for over the last three years. i'm gonna make another pineapple cake for the event.


  10. drewsfamilytx said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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    Hooray for fabulous in-law's! Enjoy your time together, Mrs. Igarashi. I'm glad that you feel so splendidly about your spouse– because honestly, EVERY wifey should feel like that about her hubby! I know I do!

    As to your comment about not voting, you realize that you opened up a big can of worms don't ya? I'm not particularly inspired either, but I will vote nonetheless. I think the perfect candidate is just not out there– so I will vote for the one that come closest to my beliefs and convictions. I know that there will be disappointing things that surface (most likely relating to integrity or lack thereof)… but it's bound to happen, right?

    I'll just have to trust that I will do my part in voting and will have to trust God to take care of the rest. May He continue to bless our country and families and extend His grace!!! Because man oh man, we really need it badly.

    The End.

  11. texasmom2002 said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

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    You know, I too feel sorry for every other woman out there who is not blessed to be married to my wonderful man. Now, you may think this was always the case. But when we were married almost 2 years, I secretly wished upon him a very cruel and untimely death. BUT, we will celebrate year 10 in October, and only the Lord of the Universe could make that kind of transformation. Why He blessed a wretched sinner like me with this man I'll never know. I'm just so thankful that he didn't actually die back there in year 2! Whew!

  12. jess4him said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

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    Sorry. My husband's cooler. Plus he can make stuff.

    Love Jessica Wright Preston (who WILL be voting tonight AND in the general election- doing ANYTHING to keep Hillary far away from the white house).

    Edited by jess4him on Feb. 5, 2008 at 2:07 PM

  13. only4him said,

    on February 5th, 2008 at 7:23 pm


    I know someone who changed their last name from "Hardick" to "Harding". I didn't think the name was so bad,l y'know? They had 2 little girls so….maybe they just thought they were going to save them from some teasing later on. I wouldn't have changed it!

    btw, you MUST vote…..MUST MUST MUST!

  14. Anonymous said,

    on February 6th, 2008 at 8:26 am


    I have to come out of hiding to say that you ha-have to vote! Like someone else said, we have to keep Hillary as far away from the White House as possible, lol!

    April C.

  15. His4life said,

    on February 16th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Thank you!!!

    for the sweet birthday wishes!:):) And boy, it sure does feel good to finally be 19!:)LOL!!

    And my husband is the BEST!!! husband that there ever was!! At least for me!!:)PTL!!

    Love you!


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