Jenn & Moon

The Fairest Week In Review: 7/31

Before ping into the week in review, a quick housekeeping note: back many years ago, when I shared this blog with my girl Moon, we developed two keywords to demarcate our solo posts: Just Jenn and Just Moon. Although Moon left the blog a long time ago, I’ve been continuing to mark most posts as Just Jenn, even though by now that’s going to be a given. Not anymore – the keyword is officially retired. I expect this to have zero impact on anyone at all ever, but I wanted to make note in case unforeseen confusion arose.  As far as you know!...

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Disney Springs

In Which Jenn Shops At Disney Springs & Tries Blaze Pizza

Since I spent most of this WDW trip in a conference, I won’t be doing a traditional trip report, but I definitely still have a lot of stuff to tell you about that will be loosely collected under the July 2018 trip keyword. Read on! When formulating my plan for a conference trip to WDW, I knew I wanted to use my free night to explore Disney Springs. I had merchandise- and food-oriented missions, and what better place to bask in the WDW glow if you don’t want to shell out for a park ticket? Still, I go back and...

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Minnie Ears

In Which Jenn Earns Her Minnie Ears

Since I spent most of this WDW trip in a conference, I won’t be doing a traditional trip report, but I definitely still have a lot of stuff to tell you about that will be loosely collected under the July 2018 trip keyword. Read on!  I don’t usually put post-WDW trip haul posts – not because I don’t think they’re interesting, but rather because I rarely get enough to warrant the dedicated word count. I just don’t generally buy more than a souvenir at a time lest the percentage of my salary I give to Disney yearly dips from...

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Magical Express

The Fairest Week In Review: 7/25

Hello. I am neither at the beach nor at Walt Disney World. Harrumph.   Despite my sullen tone and distinct lack of excitement for life, you’re going to want to strap in: thanks to my two weeks away, we have three weeks of workout logs to catch up on! Yowza! I don’t have many notes for most of it because, frankly, I don’t remember, but boy do I have numbers. Feast your eyes on allllllllllllllllll this: Sunday, July 1 | ran 10.12 miles outside in 1:45 Monday, July 2 | walked 2.09 miles outside in 35 minutes; 45 minute ballet class...

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Twilighter 8K

In Which Jenn Runs A Very Rainy Twilighter 8K

A month or three ago, I convinced Elizabeth to sign up for a 5 mile race. She’s not really a runner (except when I make her), but she gamely agreed to give it a shot when I promised her the Rockville Twilighter 8K would be a festive night race with free beer.  And by God, I delivered a night race with free beer. What I did not deliver was just about anything else that might make a race pleasant.  Guys, it friggin’ POURED all day. I’m talking torrential rains. I was getting emergency emails with flood warnings for portions of the county....

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Swolphin

In Which Jenn Runs A WDW Boardwalk 5K

Since I spent most of this WDW trip in a conference, I won’t be doing a traditional trip report, but I definitely still have a lot of stuff to tell you about that will be loosely collected under the July 2018 trip keyword. Read on! Hello from Orlando International Airport! My flight took off three minutes ago. Haha, just kidding! It was supposed to take off three minutes ago. Now it takes off in two and a half hours. Clearly I have some time to kill, so I’m going to tell you nice people about the conference 5k I ran. This race...

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Swolphin

The Fairest Week In Review(ish): 7/18

HELLO! I have been hella busy at this magnificent conference IN THE FRIGGIN’ SWOLPHIN all week, and I scarcely even have time to write this post – hence the weird time and what, as you will see, will be a very truncated version. Rest assured I am doing it all in the name of amazing WDW exploration and will be coming at you with tons of new girl-on-the-scene updates over the next couple weeks. So! I am – and prepare for possibly the greatest sentence I have ever written – I am literally about to run right out the...

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Swolphin

In Which Jenn Is Coming At You LIVE From The Swolphin

Since I spent most of this WDW trip in a conference in the Swolphin, I won’t be doing a traditional trip report, but I definitely still have a lot of stuff to tell you about that will be loosely collected under the July 2018 trip keyword. Read on! Hello! I am in Walt Disney World! RIGHT NOW! I’m conferencing at the Swolphin!!! Already it is going very well. I’ve walked on the Boardwalk, chilled in the hot tub, and seen the tippy-top of the IllumiNations fireworks over Crescent Lake. Can’t beat that. I’m only halfway through the trip, and I...

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Weird anniversary card

In Which FRoA Is 5 & WDW Is Imminent

Hey hey hey! Here’s a fun fact: as of yesterday, this blog is 5 years old! FIVE!   And to celebrate, I’m off to the beach with Pat’s family. PEACE.   Oh, but – as soon as I get back from the beach, I’m immediately heading to the airport for that convention in Orlando. That’s right; I’ll be coming at you LIVE from WDW. Hotcha!    As is traditional, here is my pre-trip bucket list: Go for some runs on the Boardwalk Search out some of that rose gold stuff that I’m basic enough to want but am never fast...

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