Jenny Lynn's Blog
Laforet Harajuku is on a mission to spread some girl power! The popular shopping district in Japan will be hosting a massave Disney event called, "Disney Girls Project Laforet Collection". For three months this shopping area will be selling special items with Disney characters to promote women and women's fashion. I've been swooning over some of the items they will be selling...
And my favorite item has to be these Jefferey Campbell Minnie Mouse heels...if anyone is going to Japan soon please bring me back a pair...I NEED these!
Do you like the Disney items in this collection?
One of the great things about being single and dating is all the crazy and hilarious stories you'll have to tell your grandchildren one day. I've decided to start blogging about all my single experiences because well, I have to tell someone all the stupid things I do to try and find love. I hope you find them somewhat amusing. Here is a experience from Valentines Day that I found kinda funny...but it's probably not...
On Valentines day my best friend and I went to this resturant that only sells Mac and Cheese, believe me, its the best mac and cheese you will ever have (but don't get me wrong, kraft blue box mac and cheese is also perfection). So we go to this restaurant and our waiter is kinda cute. I lean over to my best friend and say, "I'm gonna leave him me number tonight, it's Valentines day so why the hell not!" A minute later our waiter walks by the table next to us and throws something at the girl sitting at the table. It was a table of girls who couldn't be a day over 18. They were young, hip, and cool...and made me feel pretty old and not so hip and cool. Our waiter threw her a free ice cream sandwich. Did the universe hear me and not want to give me a chance with this waiter?
The girl at the next table was so giddy. Her and all her friends giggled and batted their eyes at Mr. Waiter. I overheard the hip girl who got the free dessert saying, "oh my god! He's so sweet! But is he cute? At least I could have a good smash session with him". To make a long story short, I had to sit there and hear them flirt until the hip girl left her number on the back of their recipt. Mr. Waiter was smiling from ear to ear the rest of the night. The guy I wanted to leave my number for got swooped up just like that.
As we were about to leave my best friend said, "who cares, leave your number anyways!"...this got me thinking. Being the optimistic person I am, I thought of something witty and cute to say, so on the back of my recipt I wrote, "Just in case it doesn't work out with the other girl...(and I left my number)". I thought this was cute and genius! How could he possibly pass this up? If I saw that on the back of my recipt I would be like forget the hip girl, this girl is charming and hilarious! I thought it was the best idea ever.
He never called. But if he didn't think that was hilarious, then I don't want him anyways, right?
Do you have any funny dating stories?
Oh Valentines Day...le sigh...the one day of the year where everyone is overly in love with their significant other, while I'm sitting alone on my couch with my cat, and watching reruns of Sex and the City. Every year I try to avoid this day at all costs. Every time I see a girl walking around with flowers and a oversized teddy bear I want to curl up into a ball and cry just a little bit. As you can tell, I'm not a fan of this day at all. Shouldn't you show how much you love someone every day of the year?
But this year I decided that I would try to better my life by thinking positive and not be a negative Nancy when life gets hard. This is why I've made a little list of positive things to think about this Valentines day for all you single people out there...don't worry, we will all get through this day together....
- You're not the only single person in the world- I know it's hard to believe, especially on this day, but there are many of us and we will all survive...I promise.
- We can sing the 'Single Ladies' song loud and proud today- you know you know that whole dance front to back...
- No expectations- Wouldn't you rather be single than be expecting something huge from your Valentine and they only get you a tiny box of candy?
- You have lots of love in your life, even if its not romantic- I have amazing parents who love me more than I know. I have wonderful friends who will always have my back and love all my weirdness....Your life is filled with love. Tell these people how much you love them today. They will appreciate it.
- Valentines Day candy will be on sale February 15- Go splurge. You deserve it. You've lived through another Valentines Day.
Happy Valentines Day!!
Can you believe it's been almost 20 years since Full House went off the air? I was obsessed with this show as a kid and I remember watching it on TGIF on ABC (does anyone else remember that?). Rumors have been swirling for years that the cast of Full House will be getting back together for a reunion and now we finally have some answers! In a recent interview John Stamos, aka Uncle Jesse, said, "We're working on something that's sort of reunion-like, not with the full cast. I can't tell you too much but it is sort of a reunion type thing with the girls". He also went on to say, "The legacy [of the show] is so important… I don’t want anything to mess what we did up. We'll only do it if it’s something that will augment the show and maybe add a little more happiness to what people get out of it."
On the Jimmy Fallon show this week there was a mini reunion with Bob Saget (Danny), John Stamos, and Dave Coulier (Joey)! Take a look!
The trio will also be making an appearence in a commercial during the Super Bowl, so keep your eyes peeled!
Would you watch a Full House Reunion?
Ok lets get serious, New Years resolutions are very hard to keep. If you're anything like me you have made New Years resolutions that you will keep for about a month and then as soon as February hits you go back to your old ways. This is me every year. You have no idea how many years I've told myself, "I'm gonna do yoga everyday this year" or "I'm gonna eat more fruit everyday" and then about 15 days in I'm over it and grab for the bag of Cheetos. Instead of making these big resolutions that will make you feel bad if you break them, try doing small simple things to better your life. These are simple and easy things to do that if you keep in mind can make you feel like a more positive person! Give them a shot!
1. Keep a journal- You don't have to write in it everyday...write in it when your head gets messy with thoughts. At least writing things down makes me feel a lot better!
2. Be a better listener-Don't talk. Just listen. Sometimes all a friend really needs is someone to hear them out and listen when things get tough.
3. Keep up with current events- The world is a big place and theres a lot going on, did you know theres more to life out there than what Kim and Kanye named their baby? Theres actually really interesting news stories out there if you look. And this will help with the next tip...
4. Make small talk- Ask a coworker how their weekend was. Ask your waiter what the best thing on the menu is. This is an easy way to make friends and possibly make someones day!
5. Stop feeling sorry for yourself- I will stop repeating to myself daily, "You are going to die alone with 15 cats"
6. Make small goals for yourself- As I mentioned before, New Years Resolutions are usually pretty big and something you have to keep up with for a whole year. Well, start off small at first and then make your goal bigger as you reach each mark. Today run a quarter of a mile. Next week run half a mile...work up to your goal of running a marathon!
7. Listen to your body- If you're tired,sleep. If you're hungry, eat. You only have one body, so make it happy!
8. Make yummy treats for people- I mean come on...who doesn't love home made chocolate chip cookies? Another way to make new friends!
9. Give yourself some YOU time- With work and school it can be very tough to find some you time during the day. Try to make it a priority to give yourself some you time everyday and do something you love, even if its as simple as giving yourself some time to read the newspaper (or your favorite blog) while you drink your morning coffee.
10. SMILE MORE- I feel like I have permanent bitch face when I walk around. I don't mean to look so stern and mean I swear! Just smile. Even if something get you down, just smile.
Try to do these 10 things as often as you can. Maybe, just maybe you will see a positive change in you attitude. Cheers to a positive and happy 2014!
Are you making any changes for the better this year?
2013 has been a crazy/exciting/life changing year for me. My best friend and I wrote down all the awesome things that happened to us in 2013 and put them into a jar. Last night we opened our jars up and read them all outloud as we reminised about the great things 2013 brought us. I can honestly say that 2013 was one of the most life changing years in my 23 years of being on this Earth.
In our jars we wrote down huge things that happened in our lives, and also stupid little things that everyone should do before they die. Some of the stupid little things I did this year was "make out with a stranger" and "helped bake my first pie". Even though they are silly and stupid, they are little things that helped make 2013 so great. I mean everyone should make out with a stranger at least once, right?
Some of the big things I put in my jar was "graduate from college" and "got my first 40 hour a week big girl job" As someone who hates school, I'm still in awe that I finished school and I have a degree in hand. On top of that I was never unemployed and got a job right after I graduated, which is almost unheard of in this day and age. I'm very greatful for the oppertunity I've been given, and even though 40 hour work weeks kick my butt, I'm greatful to have a job I enjoy.
This year I also feel like I have grown in many ways. The first being learning to let go of people who don't appreciate me. I've been single for many years now, but have dated many guys looking for Prince Charming. This year I've had a guy who lied to me, and another guy who told me he likes me, but would also like to date other girls as well as date me. In past years I would have clung to them and tried to make it work any way I could. Forgive them when they didn't deserve it and pretty much let them walk all over me. This year I just let them go. I've gain a self confidence I never knew existed. I grew a back bone and stopped letting people walk all over me. I finally learned to take myself out of relationships that I wasn't happy in instead of being unhappy and hoping things would one day magically change for the better. News flash: its not going to get better. If you're not getting what you want out of someone, just leave. It really is better to be single than in a harmful unhappy relationship.
I also grew closer to some friends, and farther away from others. One of my friends got a boyfriend this year and I hardly ever see her. It's sad, but I'm only going to put in as much effort as she puts in, which isn't much. But there is a silver lining to everything and this dying friendship has caused me to become a lot closer to two of my other friends. Its crazy how fast people come and go in your life.
As I look to 2014 I'm going to continue to look for a great love (but still be happy being single, I don't NEED a man, but sometimes it would be nice to have a cuddle buddy), continue to work hard, and hopefully save up some money. I would like to travel and explore while I'm young and able to. I also hope to blog more, and hopefully make more Vlogs as well. I look forward to reading more blogs from all you Buzzneters (is that a word?) and we can all help each other out in this crazy thing we call life.
Cheers to a great 2014!
2013 has by far been the best year for tours and concerts. Every show I went to this year was absolutely AMAZING! So many memories were made and I would like to share some from the 8 shows I went to this year!
First concert I went to in January of 2013 was Lady Gaga. I was lucky enough to see her before she called off the rest of her tour because of her hip injury. I was pretty proud of my outfit too... It was an ode to my favorite song of hers, Just Dance. In that video she wears a disco ball bra (Yes I made one for myself) and a captain hat. Isn't it funny how you can walk around in fishnets and a disco ball bra and still not be the weirdest dressed person in the room?
Next was Maroon 5 in March. My mom really wanted to go, so I surprised her with tickets! (my mom loves going to concerts with me, shes not just a regular mom, shes a cool mom) I was so excited because one of my favorite bands, Neon Trees, opened up for them! It was a very good concert, especially because I got to swoon over Adam Levine the whole time ;)
Next up was Fall Out Boy in June. They played at a smaller venue in Oakland California so it was AMAZING! I was so close to them! Plus I went with my best friend, so it was quite a great night!
In July was the best concert I've been to probably in my whole life...Justin Timberlake and Jay Z! I've seen 60+ shows and I can honestly say that this was the best show I've ever seen. Justin Timberlake is such a great performer, and Jay Z was just so amazing. I came to the show not a huge Jay Z fan, but left the concert as a new one. He raps so perfectly, never out of breath. Even though I was sitting in the nose bleeds, it was one of my best nights of 2013! ...And of course I had to wear a bow tie!
Then was The Backstreet Boys and Jesse McCartney in September. My inner 12 year old self was fan-girling the whole time! The Backstreet boys still have it! They sounded amazing, danced really well, and I think they kick some Nsync butt (well minus Justin Timeberlake)...such a good show, and I totally fell in love with Jesse McCartney! He's SUCH a cutie! (Sorry guys, no pic for this one, I was having too much fin to take a good pic).
In September I almost died of a favorite bands overdose when I saw Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco TOGETHER! You don't understand, I've been waiting for this to happen since I was in high school! Great show, favorite bands. Enough said.
In November I saw Michael Buble. His voice is unbelievable. At one point he didn't have the mic up to his face and you could still hear his voice. It's that powerful. Plus I saw him right after Thanksgiving and he sang a Christmas song. I'm happily crossing off "See Michael Buble Sing A Xmas Song Live" off my bucket list!
The last concert I went to in 2013 was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and it was a great last concert of 2013. Macklemore has SO much energy and is all over the stage. He seemed so greatful to be up on stage doing what he loves and so greatful for all the fans. If you love the song Thrift Shop as much as I do, you need to see them perform it live! So good! I would LOVE to see Macklemore and Ryan Lewis again!
And there you have it! All the shows I went to in 2013! for 2014 I already have lined up P!ATD, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake...so I'm quite excited!
What was your favorite show you went to in 2013?
Every year Pantone chooses the color of the year. This special color is a marketing forecast for the upcoming year that is to be used in fashion and beauty products. If you recall, 2013 color was Emerald...
The official color of 2014 is...drum roll please...Radiant Orchid! Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said, "Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm."
Do you like Radiant Orchid? Are you going to rock it in 2014?
Some people might think superheroes are just in comic books, but on November 15th the city of San Francisco was visited by a 5 year old superhero named Miles Scott, aka Batkid. Miles was diagnosed with leukemia which is now in remission following his last treatment in June of 2013. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the the City of San Francisco, Miles got to live out his dream of being Batman and saving Gotham City. Little Batkid had a long day of fighting crime; first he saved a woman who was straped to a bomb on a cable car track, then he stopped the Riddler from robbing a bank! Not to mention he also saved the SF Gaints mascot Lou Seal from Penguin, and last but not least he got the key to Gotham City as a thank you for all his hard work. Here are some pictures of Batkid in action!
I've never been so proud to be from the Bay Area. San Francisco is truly an amazing city. It's astonishing that 12,000 people from all over the world came to SF to support Miles and his dream. In a world where there is so much violence and hate, its amazing to see that dreams do come true and people are so generous and kind to support one little boys dream.
Thank you for saving Gotham City Miles!
What could possibly be better than Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney in a movie?...Yea...I can't think of anything either...
In the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks, Tom Hanks plays Mr. Disney himself in the story of how he turned P.L. Traver's book Mary Poppins into a movie. I'm so excited for this movie I think I teared up a little bit just watching the trailer! Take a look!
Saving Mr. Banks comes out everywhere December 20!
Are you excited to see it?