The DL on JK's RL

Here's the deal pickle. My big boss decided that our accounting server needed to be merged with the main office server. Along with that comes a whole bunch of shiz that makes a sadz sadz JennyKate (yea, I'm referring to myself in the 3rd person...all the cool people do it). He also dropped the bomb that we could no longer store personal information on our work computers AND there would be a new program loaded to the server that would track the activities of each employee. Meaning, at any time during the day, he will be able to know if we're working in work related programs or surfing the Internet or looking at porn or tweeting or blogging...etc, etc. I swear I almost had a heart attack at the staff meeting.

From the first day that I ever blogged, I've always done so from work. I started my blog from's my main place to blog from still today. We all know that I haven't been the world's best blogger anyway and now what the hellz am I supposed to do now??

Connie (from The Young and Relentless <---typing all of that because I have no clue how to link a blog from this thing) told me about the Blogger app for the iPhone, so that's what I'm attempting now. I have a personal computer, just not a lot of time at home to use it. So, we'll see how this goes. I'm going to post a picture just to play around with some of the functions. You'll probably get some wonky posts from me the first few times. AND you'll have to excuse any spelling and grammatical errors. I'm sure I'll make plenty typing from the iPhone. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Forks 2011 - PSA

Since people are wondering if I was bit by Edward and now living in the PNW as Bella's Sister-Wife, I thought I should stop by and say I survived Forks...or Forks survived me.  I don't know which, but I'm back...and sorting through my 569 photos of my #FORKS2011 trip.  I'm trying to decide how to post them and give you guys the full story without boring you to death with a major pic spam. So, I've decided to break them up into several blog posts. This first one consists of pictures from my iPhone. We all know that the real story is on the iPhone. You take pics with your iPhone (or other smart phone) that you wouldn't/didn't/shouldn't/couldn't take with your regular camera.

Think of these next few pictures as my personal Public Service Announcement for traveling to Forks. 

Plan to *squeeeeee* a lot at road signs.  I don't know what it is...just the tangible fact that you're in the land of Twitardia or what, but it initiates this really lose all control.

Go to Sully's.  They give you fangs with your Bella Burger and/or your Twilight Punch.  BUT be careful.  Fangs lead to hours of ridiculousness...and you could get black listed at Sully's.  I'm guess mine and Jiff's names are on there..."those that shall never be allowed to dine here again...from henceforth..." or something like that.
Frisking is what?  Good.  Right.  Do it.  LOTS.  And document it.  You'll thank yourself later.  And the weird dude in the parking lot will thank you too.  I was wondering if perhaps they have a surveillance camera set up to catch all the shenanigans that take place in the parking lot of the Forks Chamber of Commerce?

Go to the Cullen House...right next door to the Chamber of Commerce, if for nothing else than to participate in more shenanigans in Carlisle's Office...and take cheesy pictures in front of the graduation caps.  And the dude that runs the joint is really nice...and they have a pretty white kitty (so, heads up if you're allergic).

EVERYONE capitalizes on Steph's little story...and I mean EVERYONE...from the Forks Hospital to the little shack that sells firewood on your way out of town (Twilight Firewood...really?!  I highly doubt it was called that prior to 2008.)

Re-enact as many scenes as possible.  Come on.  When else will you be able to just walk to the edge of a forest with a cardboard Edward and say "say it...out loud" and your friends just laugh hysterically with you?!  Let me tell you.  NEVER.  So, take advantage of your location.
(while watching Twilight in our motel room that morning, we decided that this is how the "Distract Me" scene should have went down.)
If you run across a wooden lumberjack in the Forks Motel parking lot, it is NOT mounted properly.  Leg hitch with caution...especially while intoxicated.

Don't poop in The Hoh.  It's frowned upon.

Wherever you are...driving down the 101, venturing out into the Olympic National Forest, cruising through La Push...HONK FOR DEER. It's crucial.

We've found that they are quite lethargic and just asking to be hit.  So, do your good deed for the day and save a deers life.  It could be Edward's next meal.

This concludes my PSA for today.

No Pocket Edwards or deer were harmed during these events.  However,  a wooden lumberjack may be a tad bit more unstable.

I'll be back soon with more pics.  You're excited aren't you?  I can tell. 

I'm linking up today with the awesomely funny Impuslive Addict and Seriously Shawn for their Talk 2 Us Tuesday!  You should rules, just fun!



Talking About Forks


I'm linking up with two of my verrah verrah favorite girlz, Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn, for a fun new meme titled Talk To Us Tuesday.

The purpose of the meme is really simple...just talk...about whatever. Easy-peasy-japanesy, right?!

I figure I'll just use these link-ups to tell you what's on my mind...which could be scary, or weird, or annoying, or (a combination of all three) about sparkly vampires...

Speaking of sparkly vampires, have I told you I'm going to Forks, WA?  If you ask me what's in Forks, WA, I'll slap you...right through this computer.  Don't look at me like that.  I'm serious.  If you don't know, you can Google it.  Then come back and we'll have a nice normal conversation about a lovely place called Forks where sparkly vampires roam.

*day dream with me for a moment*

You guys do realize that I fully expect to have an encounter with Edward...and you do realize how much comforting and consoling I'm going to need if I don't get that right?  So, keep your calendars open for October 2nd at 9:55pm...that's when my plane lands back in Tulsa.

I'm going on another crazy trip where I don't know anybody in real life, except for my travel buddy, Twitter friend turned Twitard bestie, Jiff Simpson.  We're meeting up with a whole slew of Twitards in Seattle.  A lot of them we've met through blogging and Twitter, but we've never met any of them in person.  Fortunately, I've had several of these types of meet-ups and I've always had an amazing time, so I'm say the least. 

I leave in 15 days!!  I could probably tell you the hours, minutes and seconds...but I won't bore you with details.  It's like a pilgrimage to the Promise Land.  I have a check-list a mile long of pictures I MUST take and things I MUST do, but more than anything I hope time slows WAY down the minute I step off that plane in Seattle, so I can enjoy it and soak it all in...and give myself the best chance at shagging snagging a sparkly vampire while I'm there.

Hey, don't look at me like that.  Edward is on my Freebie List!

Want a post card from Forks??  E-mail me your addy!

Hurry over to Impulsive's and/or Shawn's blogs and link to us!


Facebook 202

A few months ago, I wrote a post titled "My Mother Is On Facebook".  In the post, I laid out some Facebook rules and regulations for the somewhat older crowd.  I've spent quite a bit of time on "The Facebook" in my days, so I feel fairly educated and somewhat of a "professional"...completely certified to give a little advice.

So, recently, I dealt out a little bit of that advice to a certain someone on Impulsive's Facebook page.  This guy is an old HS friend of ours and he's new to the social networking world...apparently he's been living in a van...down by the river...and I'm not even trying to be funny.

We tried to be welcoming to him at first, and by welcoming, I mean we made fun of him openly where all of our mutual friends could point and laugh.  What?!  Everyone should be initiated.  It's only fair.

After a couple of inappropriate Wall Posts, I felt it necessary to set him straight...tell him how the cow eats the cabbage...put him on the Facebook straight and narrow.  Besides, the last Wall Post was on my girl Impulsive's profile and I like to watch out for my friends.

This is how the conversation went down.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent...or the guilty, whichever.

LD Stones wrote: Hey there.:) long time huh. i sure remember our good times now it just seems like we're old.:) i seen u and others had somethin to say about what i said to mona. i was drinkin and 1st time I've been in this world plus i just got over a 3yr relationship. longest I've made it since u. i guess i haven't changed much:) how u been? i hear about u every now and again
August 3 at 9:53am Jenny Kate:  Facebook Rule #1 - Do not post stuff like this and expect smart asses like me to leave you alone...'cause it won't happen.

August 3 at 9:54am Jenny Kate:  Facebook Rule #2 - Do Not drink before commenting on someone's page...well, unless your name is *Impulsive Addict* or *Jenny Kate*...then and only then is it acceptable.

August 3 at 9:55am Jenny Kate:  Facebook Rule #3 - To keep the above from happening, use the message button. It'll save you from being heckled and harrassed...HOWEVER, it is not nearly as fun.

If you have some inappropriate Facebookers in your life, pass these helpful hints on and click on the link above to read my original "Social Networking Guidelines for Baby Boomers and Beyond".


Calling Betty Ford

Remember when I used to blog all the time and I had friends...and I got comments and left them comments.  We even would communicate through email...remember?  Yeah, those were the days.

Well, I would love to get back to those days and I'm trying.  Deep down in my heart I'm REALLY trying.  I think about you guys all the time and I think about a MILLION things I'd like to blog about...well, OK, maybe not a million, but a at least 100 or 50.

So, this is my effort to get back to blogging.  I'm here.  And I'm posting.  And maybe you'll comment and maybe I'll visit you and comment...and maybe, just MAYBE I'll get all adventurous and respond to your comment in an email...maybe.

Last week, a couple of my blogger friends who still associate with me, even though I'm not a very good blogger anymore, challenged me to go "unplugged" for 8 hours...EIGHT HOURS.  That's eight hours with no iPhone.  Eight hours without tweeting, facebooking, emailing, or playing games.

You don't really know how addicted you are to those things until you go without.  Let me tell you, I'm addicted...A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D. 

"Betty Ford, how can I help you?"

"Uh, yes...I'd like to check myself in."

So, along with Impulsive, Connie and a few other bloggers; I unplugged.

This is what happened whilst I was not plugged in:

Around 3:15 I went into a comatose state.  I finally came back to consciousness around 4:01.  The feeling of knowing that I was plugged back in was glorious.  I can't describe was like being under water and thinking you weren't going to make it back to the top...and you start swimming feverishly...moving your arms and your legs in rapid motion...your life starts to flash before feel your lungs tightening under the pressure from the lack of's really touch and go...and THEN finally, you break the surface of the water and you take a deep cleansing breath and realize you made it.  Yeah, it was kinda like that, except a tad less dramatic...maybe.

A note to Impulsive and Connie: I'm not signing up for this again.  Next time you guys get a wild hair to go back to 1995 and cut out all social interaction, count me out...unless I can save a starving child in Africa or something equally noble.

Go check out Impulsive's and Connie's posts here: Impulsive Addict and The Young and Relentless

Could you unplug?  Have you unplugged and lived to tell about it?  Do tell.

I miss you guys like a fat kid on a diet misses cake.


Friday Daydreamin'

I'm linking up with Becca from The Texas Darlings AND R We There Yet Mom?, a super fun blog dedicated to traveling with kiddos!! She documents her and her family's adventures, along with those of her readers. Becca is now an IRL friend and she is so much fun to hang out with! Trust me, her kids are lucky to call her "Mom"! You need to go check out both of her blogs.

You may want to cut her for being so awesome, but don't 'cause I love her.

Today, I'm linking up with her Friday meme over at R We There Yet Mom? called Friday Daydreamin'. It's just a post where you daydream about where you wish you were...and post a favorite vacation picture! Sounds fun, right?!

The picture below is from a trip we took to Colorado a couple of years ago.  I'm definitely daydreamin' about being here...

My toes were in the icy waters of Jenny Lake up in the Colorado Rockies.  I think it was a balmy 70-something degrees the day we were there...ahhhhhh, 70 degree days.  I sorta remember those.

We've had so many 100+ days, it's ridiculous!!  The temps have kinda gone to my head.  I blame all sorts of things on the weather...bad hair, no make-up, crabby, bitchy, no cooking dinner...sleeping in the nude.  You really can get away with a lot.  Nobody seems to question you much. 

Hopefully, we have some cooler days ahead, but for now, I'm just gonna kick my feet up on my desk and daydream about those cool waters of Jenny Lake...

That is until my boss comes in and busts me.  I'll tell her the heat was getting to me and I felt faint.

Hope you guys have a great Friday!!


It's Hotter Than Hell

Yesterday, our actual temperature in Tulsa was 116 degrees.  You read that right...ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN DEGREES.  People were frying eggs on sidewalks and baking cookies in their cars, which by the way were completely baked in 3 hours.  Seriously.  (sofa king hot)

I posted my Okie Housewife Triple Digit Temp Survival Tips over at The RHOK today.  This will be my last post at The RHOK, so stop by and visit me!  Tell me how you're surviving this heat any tips/tricks of your own?

Oh, and I googled "hotter than hell" images and this came up in my search...

I'm telling you that Google is so smart.

Hope you're all beating the heat and staying cool! 


Now, What Was I Going To Say?

I swear I was just thinking of something clever to post...and then I get here and I can't think of anything.  Shows how off my game I am.  I think I used to have something I regularly posted on Thursdays, but for the life of me I can not remember. 

I knew if I waited too long to make another blog post, Connie would be cutting me from her A List.  I just can't let that happen.  I don't have many things going for me these days, so being on Connie's A List is verah important. 
You guys probably talk about me when I'm not here, huh?  Am I ruining your fun by stopping in and posting?  You might need to confess that tomorrow, mmmkay?  It's not nice to talk about people.  You know where you go for that, right?  Coweta.  Just ask Becca.

So, let's just chat, shall we?  What have you been up to?  Me? Oh, I've just been workin' and redecorating my office.  The painters came and painted my office one day while I was out and they just piled all of my precious Twilight memorabilia in one heaping stack on my desk.  I went into a mild-to-moderate panic attack and had to grab my spare paper bag from under my desk.  So, I just got around to putting everything back in it's rightful spot this week. 
Wanna see?

I know.  You're jealous. 

The boss said she didn't want any "inappropriate posters" in plain I got sneaky and put my Rob posters behind the door...and on the side of my filing cabinet.

Hope you guys are having a great week!!  *MUAH*


Friday Confessional


I'm linking up with Mamarazzi today for Friday Confessional. It's been a while, so I figured I should repent...I mean, confess a few things, so I can go be bad some more this weekend...I mean, so I can feel better about myself going into the weekend.

Mama told me linking up regularly to Friday Confessionals is a free pass into heaven.

You wanna know the real-honest-to-goodness-no-lying reason I'm blogging today?

Connie made me do it.

I confess, if you ever want to get me to do anything, just threaten to take me off your A List or talk mean to me.  It works like a charm. 

I confess that Impulsive Addict and I were...well, I don't want to go into details, so just watch the vlog...

I confess that I proposed to Joey at the NKOTBSB concert.  If you're up for another video, you should watch this because it's full of epicness...Joey Mc upclose and personal, me and IA fangirling over him, my proposal, and my declaration of love.  It's good stuff.

My husband told me that I should take the video off of Facebook because it's "ridiculous and embarrassing".  I told him he knew what he was getting into when he married me...we should have worked "I promise to love you even when you're ridiculous and embarrassing" into our vows.

I have TONS more to confess, but this is getting lengthy, so I'll save it for another day.  Happy Friday!


Wanna Watch Something Funny?

If you answered yes...or even a "maybe" to that question, then you should immediately click HERE and go to Impulsive Addict's blog and watch our vlog. 

It's worth the click.  It's a hoot. 
Hope you guys are having a great week! I ♥ you. hard.


I'm At The RHOK

I know, I know.  You think I've fallen off the face of the earth...or been abducted by aliens...

I swear I'm still here.  I'm still lurking on your blogs.  I haven't commented and I feel horrible.  I miss you guys so much.

In case you didn't know, my Granny passed away last Saturday and it has been one of the hardest things I've had to deal with.  I miss her so much.  The world just doesn't seem right without her.  My whole 33 years, she's been my constant and my the person I turn to in every situation.  So, it's an adjustment.  I know she is in a better place and she's with my Grandpa, where she's wanted to be since he passed away last August.  I find peace and comfort in that.  I really and truly appreciate each and every one of you who have left sweet comments on my Facebook page, Twitter, and sent emails.  You girls are the best. 

I'm slowly coming out of my blogging funk...being forced out of it today to post over at The RHOK

I'm letting my nerd flag fly high and talking about books and summer reading...stop by and join in!

Hope you guys are doing good!  I'll be by to visit soon!


Out To The RHOK

I'm bloggin' it at The RHOK today.  Stop by and visit me?  I'll love you forever...OK, I already love you forever, but I'll love you forever infinity.  hard.  (<---- that's like a lot a lot.)



Friday Confessional : Cuss Word Edition

confucius say: Confessions are good for the soul.
I confess...this one time, at band camp.  Ok, alright.  I never went to band camp.  BUT I did go to cheerleading camp...and this one time I mooned someone from the 10th floor window.  AND then my roommate and I made a poster with our phone number (to our dorm room) and taped it in the window.  There was also a football camp going on at the same time...*achem* boys roomed in the dorms opposite ours.  Need I say more?
I confess...this one time, when I was 5, I told my Sunday School teacher that my Grandpa and I used "little bastards" for bait when we went fishing.  She asked! 
I confess...that last weekend, I got paid back for my indiscretion.  Isaiah was chasing his cousin around the back yard and he yelled out "come back here you little bastard".  Super. #payingformyraising
I confess...that in a moment of heated frustration I cussed (like a bad cuss word) at Michael.  He started laughing uncontrollably, which increased my disdane.  When the tears cleared, he told me that I'm a bad "cusser" I don't know how. WHATEV, Michael.
I confess...since we're talking about cuss words (how did that happen??  I swear I didn't start this out with the intention of writing a whole post about cussing.), I should confess that I like to use made up cuss words.  For example, "holy shiz", "hellz no", and the mother of all made up cuss words (that is not APPROPRIATE in any way, shape, or form...but I use WAY TOO often) "sofa king"...go ahead, say it...out loud (<---Twi reference, if you got it.)  It's bad, right?!...but sofa king funny. (I did NOT just say that). 
What is wrong with me?! 
I'm going to hellz. 
I need to repent. 
Oh, wait that's right. 
I just confessed. 
Ok, it's all good.
Happy Friday! 
Hope your weekend is sofa king awesome! <---I DID NOT just say that!  Get ahold of yourself, JK.  Geez. 



We Want To Know Wednesday

1. Everyone seems to have a quirky family situation-- what is something unique about your family dynamic? 

I guess what's unique about my family is that I am my mother's only child, but I have 3 half-siblings and 2 step-siblings.  Also, both mine and Michael's moms are twins...kinda crazy, huh? 

2. What is the most stressful aspect to blogging (aside from the network going down)?

Comments.  Commenting...replying to comments...making the rounds.  It gets stressful sometimes keeping up with it all and then you do what I do and just become a total blog fail for a while. 

3. We all end up on a blog at some point in our day, but name your top 3 favorite websites you flock to daily (non blog)! and

4. What’s your sign? Believe in it or not, does any part ring true to you?

I'm a Libra. 

This is what I found when I Googled "characteristics of a Libra" :

The objective of a Libra is to spread harmony and co-operation in his surroundings. Libra symbol is a pair of scales. It is the only Zodiac sign to be represented by an object. The basic characteristic of Librans is fairness and justice. They focus all their energy in balancing everything and are very good at maintaining a perfect balance. Librans have the ability to view complex situations with an unbiased consideration. After weighing all the options, they always come up with an impartial solution.

They are socially active and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Due to their basic nature, these people are creative and love art in every form. They like to experiment with colors, form and elements in everything they do. With regard to interpersonal relationships, Librans are specialists. They have the habit of putting others’ needs on a higher priority than their own. They can diplomatically find the solution to any problem however serious it may be. “To every action there is an opposite and equal reaction” – this explains the behavior of Librans. They can easily control ‘cause and effect’ which make them perfect strategists.

I'm not sure how much weight I put in my zodiac sign, but I do see some of the things listed about in myself. 

5. IceCream!! ICECREAM!! We all scream for icecream! Name your favorite flavor/brand!

Mint Chocolate Chip.  I prefer Braum's or Edy's.

BONUS QUESTIONS if you dare..

A. Name the blog you credit for linking up with us today? Impulsive.  She has blackmail information/pics/and vids on me, so I do what she most of the time.

B. Suggest a question you want to see in future WWTK’s! - Hmmm.  What's your favorite song right now?  What song makes you think of high school or another special time in your life?

If you're looking for a midweek fix, go link up with

Impulsive AddictJanette, Mamarazzi and Shawn



Monthly Vlog : Summer Plans and Organizing


I'm linking up once again for Shawn and Mamarazzi's Monthly Vlog!

This months vlogging topic comes to us courtesy of the amazingly wonderful Becca from The Texas Darlings! She wants to know what we're going to be up to this summer...

If you haven't tried this whole vlogging biz, you should! 
It's fun. 
If you give it a try and link up, be sure you tell them JennyKate peer pressured you into it! 
They give out a prize for the biggest bully!Photobucket

I'm Playing Housewife Today

I'm out to the RHOK today! 

We're playing In My Neck Of The Woods...come play along!

Click HERE!

aka Mrs. Edwards


Friday Confessional : The Austin Edition

I'm linking up today with Mamazrazzi for Friday Confessional.  'Cause Lord knows I need to!
There's a few things from my trip to Austin that I need to get off my chest and what better time to do it than Friday Confessions.  Remember, nothing said in this post can be held against me at any time.
  • This one Austin, I laid down on a couch in a gay bar.  Thank goodness for friends like Becca who remind you what someones might have done there...and for Germ-X...and for knowing how to sing the Happy Birthday song twice to get your hands extra clean.
  • Also, this one Austin, I walked around downtown without any shoes on.  Impulsive forced me to wash my feet in the bathtub before sleeping in the same bed with her.  She even called Shawn for some back-up.  Thank goodness for friends who make you wash your feet.
  • ALSO, this one Austin, Vivienne gave me the 'mom look' and tried to make me wear my seatbelt in the back back seat of Becca's van.  It worked on Impuslive, but not me.  I'm a rebel like that.  But thank goodness for friend who care enough to give you the 'mom look'.
  • AND this one Austin, I woke up at 5:30 in the morning and I was laying on the floor inbetween the two beds where Impulsive and Becca were fast asleep...with my phone smashed to my face.  If you got a text and/or tweet that night/morning, I apologize.
  • This one Austin, I told our waiter that he looked like a porn star.  Then I proceeded to tell him it was due to his "phonytail" and "9th grade mustache"...AND I called him "Jake the Pornstar" from then on.
  • This one Austin, I autographed someone's chest with a blue sharpie.  Sorry, Shawn.
  • I kissed a girl(s)...
  • One last thing...this one Austin, I met some AMAZING people who are now my REAL LIFE was one of the best weekends EVER.