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Happy 4th of July Y’all!

Posted in Journal with tags , on 04/07/2012 by Jen Healey

Here’s wishing friends across the pond a Happy 4th of July!  I hope it’s a great day for you, your friends and families!

I’d really love to hear how you are celebrating, or not, today – please comment to share your stories x

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Zombieland – not for kids

Posted in Comedy Genius, Films, Food, Reviews with tags , , , , , on 20/05/2012 by Jen Healey

Despite the title, this post will not be dedicated purely to the most awesome zom-com film of the same name.  No.  I’m also going to ‘give a shout out’ to Twinkies and Kool-aid.

Firstly, those of you who have not had the pleasure of watching Zombieland, you have missed a real treat.  To the rest of us, enjoy the opening scene –

What a perfect matching of zombies and Metallica – epic start to a film!

How does this link to Twinkies and Kool-aid I hear you ask?  Well, Twinkies feature pretty significantly in Zombieland, at least the search for them does for Woody Harrelson.  Now, ever since I watched Ghostbusters as a young ‘un I was always curious about what a Twinkie actually tastes like, exacerbated by the watching of Zombieland last year for the first time.  Recently, thanks to a lovely lady in the States (Arkansas), hubby and I savoured our first ever Twinkies!  To your average American this probably sounds daft, but it was actually really exciting.  We washed them down with some Kool-aid!  I felt like I could have been in America!!!  We watched Zombieland whilst eating a Twinkie!!!  “You gotta enjoy the little things”  – it’s the rules!

I’m back!

Posted in Comedy Genius, Journal with tags , , on 07/08/2011 by Jen Healey

Thanks to having a catalogue account, I’m using the cutest, teeny-tiny wee little netbook to write this blog.  It works for hours longer than the poor, over-worked laptop that my hubby bought me years ago, which will now cut out and turn itself off after half an hour.  That, understandably, did not lend itself to my blogging, which takes quite a bit longer than half an hour, usually.  So now I am able to lounge comfortably on the sofa and easily balance my sweet little compooter with gay abandon for as long as I need to.  Hurrah!

I’m hoping that this is going to help me post here more often, as I have really missed writing this blog in the time I have ‘been away’.  God! – that makes me sound like I’ve been in prison!  Actually, that’s not that far off the truth in a way, I’ve been at work!


There is much catching up to be done here, but that will have to wait, as my hubby found this little homage to true blood that I have to share with y’all –



See you back here soon x

Ha! Here we go!

Posted in Comedy Genius, TV with tags , , on 22/07/2011 by Jen Healey

Here is one of my current favorite things on TV at the moment.  I also can’t stop saying it in the office.  It can’t be very reassuring for people to think that mental health professionals spend their time quoting people from the swamps! 

Ah well… here we go! 

I can’t help it, they’re my favourite…

Posted in Music, TV with tags , , , on 12/06/2011 by Jen Healey

I’m sure that you are all a bit fed up of my gushing over Type O Negative and their frontman Peter Steele, but all week long I’ve been driving (many miles) to their last album ‘Dead Again’, which I am in love with completely.  It baffles me that this week is the first time I have listened to it in its entirety!  I’ve just learned that it was released in 2007!  Guess I’m no longer a child-less teenager with hours to devote to music, which is absolutely fine – who would ever want to go back to those years?!  Hell no! 

One song in particular was playing in my head on waking Thursday and is still in there now on Sunday morning.  Here it is… She Burned Me Down

Speaking of favourites, hubby and I are loving the History Channel at the moment.  I can get my fix of the South (of America) most days without having to pop on a True Blood DVD.  Check it out… 

Ax Men – “Here we go!” 

Swamp People – Troy Landry is brilliant!  He just makes me smile.  I would love to have the theme tune for a ring tone! 

Also, there’s Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Storage Wars and – a new series that looks pretty cool – Hardcore Pawn.  TV – sorted! 


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