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On the outside I’m a hippie freakshow, on the inside…About Jen Kehl

Living Outside the Box You may think I’m a contradiction. I listen to the Grateful Dead, I buy only organic when I can, I vote conservative. I don’t wear makeup, I buy expensive shampoo, I owned a Bugaboo and I buy most of my clothes at Target. I read my bible everyday, old and new […]

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January 23, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Janine Huldie - I love that you are both Jen and that is totally what does make you just you. And you are so right about being our kids biggest and greatest advocates, too. I like you would do anything for my girls and that is just a huge part of who am i, too.

January 23, 2014 - 10:06 pm

Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life - I think I am both as well. Probably more traditional but not afraid to buck the tide for something I think is right.

January 23, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Jean - As I read you describing yourself at the top, I started thinking about how all those “contradictions” are troubling to younger people- it makes them cut out some of those aspects of their life so they can fit into their image of who they’re supposed to be. A gift of adulthood for many of us is that we can say “I’m all those things and that makes me a BETTER person for it.” Like you said. I totally agree. And yes, knowing how dynamic all people are, makes it harder to judge. I loved this post!

January 23, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Janine! I’m amazed about the people who don’t feel that way about their children, but they are definitely out there!

January 23, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Michelle, this was a great prompt, totally made me think!

January 23, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Jean! You are so right! These days it seems like younger kids are so afraid to think for themselves, they want to fit in so badly that they will wear the suit of whatever group they are trying to be part of. Not realizing you can just wear one piece if you want.

January 23, 2014 - 10:39 pm

Koa - My absolute favorite post of yours ever. I feel this way about myself a lot of the time. Raised in the jungle in Maui, so happy to watch monster trucks with a bunch o redneck friends. Eating a Big Mac while I shop for 3x more expensive organic fruit snacks for the kiddo. Etc. Etc. Etc. Love it. We’re just us, and us is great and wonderful.

January 23, 2014 - 11:06 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Koa! It’s so awesome to just be who you are and not someone others think you are, isn’t it??!!

January 24, 2014 - 1:12 am

Kristi Campbell - I think that so far of the posts I’ve read that this might be my favorite so far. I love love it. Like LOVE it and am so proud to be your friend. I wish we could meet in real life, up the street, with our boys. THey seem so the same in many ways (except that Tucker HATES swinging back and forth although he will spin to the puke point – me, not him). Seriously amazing post, sweets.
ttt x 10 x everything

January 24, 2014 - 1:36 am

Tamara (at PenPaperPad) - Did you feel like the odd kid out growing up, or were you one of those kids who was friends with everyone? Or somewhere in-between?

January 24, 2014 - 4:49 am

Kate Hall - I love this in so many ways. I love the beginning and all the things about you, how awesome. I love your son in the giant Rubbermaid tub (we have one of those). I love your openness to differences and your encouragement to others. Love it!

January 24, 2014 - 6:16 am

christine - With every post of yours I read, I like you more. This is a great post, especially for those of us who are new to meeting you. I enjoy someone who likes to venture out of “the box”.

January 24, 2014 - 7:32 am

karen - LOVe your answer…we should be a contradiction, we should not have to conform to one side or belief. we should be who we are…beautiful.

January 24, 2014 - 10:21 am

Teresa Danner Kander - What a great post….as someone new to your blog, it was a great way to get to know you, and your son. Thanks for sharing!

January 24, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Echo - I love the fact that you stayed true to you. You adapt yourself for new to new situations but you never lose yourself.

I love it!

January 24, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Sarah - What an interesting post. I’ll be honest: there’s some stuff on here I vehemently disagree with. My first instinct was to turn away. But I came back because I agree with you that more tolerance is needed in this world. In fact, more than that: more acceptance is needed.
I love how you practice advocacy for your child in your blogging. As a former special education teacher and now parent of a child with special needs, I agree, but it is a real challenge for me.
I’m not sure what you mean by this sentence: “I am not tolerant of people who create drama with their children to bring attention to themselves.” What do you mean?

January 24, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Stephanie @ Mommy, for Real. - I love all the not-contradictions that make up who you are. Your complexity and self-awareness are inspiring, and you are such a great role model and advocate!

January 24, 2014 - 2:07 pm

That Girl Ryan - By far my favorite post this week. I love the direction you took on this.

PS: Random fact…I also believe in mad cow disease but do not believe in global warming.

January 24, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Sarah - I’m feeling a little regretful about my previous comment. To clarify, I wanted to come across, not as a hater, but as someone trying to practice what you preach (and I agree with) even though we have some differences. I hope I didn’t come across as rude.

January 24, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly - Oh my goodness, I love the swing your son has :-) And I agree, why using a label like traditional/non-traditional if one can have the best of two worlds :-)

Have a great weekend, Jen!

January 24, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Don Re - You are quite the conundrum! My boys have some nasty eczema. Have you found anything that works well to keep it at bay?

January 24, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Rachel - I loved hearing about YOU, Jen! I played the flute, and I TRY to pick it up every now and then. I’m jealous that you are still at it!

January 24, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Lisa Forever Five Blog - WOW! I thought I had contrasts, but you have covered ALL of the bases! I love that and I think it often reflects a high-functioning mind. Your son is beautiful and I can imagine most kids would count their lucky stars to have a parent as open and loving as you. Excellent and thoughtful post!

January 25, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you Kristi! You know how much I love you, it’s like the mutual admiration society! We are both so lucky and blessed. And Thank YOU!!! tttx10 to infinity!

January 25, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Totally the odd one out Tamara, a perfect Clark.I was friends with everyone but felt comfortable with almost no one.

January 25, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you Christine! That is so nice of you to say!

January 25, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you Karen, I completely agree!

January 25, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you so much Echo!

January 25, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Hey Sarah – I’ll comment to this post here, and then your other comment up there.
What I mean by creating drama, is so many moms say “why is this happening to us” I can’t believe “we” have to go through this. They spend so much time feeling sorry for themselves, and posting their “upsetness” on Facebook and not focusing on the important thing, their child. If they put as much energy into being an advocate and less in to the woe is me, a lot would change.
ALSO by creating drama around a diagnosis you are sending a message to your child that there is something wrong with him, which really affects their self esteem.
I by NO means apply this to all parents, just the few that I meet or have contacted me that behave that way.

January 25, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you Stephanie! What an amazing compliment!

January 25, 2014 - 6:07 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Yea Ryan!!!!

January 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Don’t feel regretful Sarah, I was not offended at all. I do practice what I preach :-) I am totally okay with someone who disagrees with me!

January 25, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you Stephanie! The swing is awesome! We’ve gotten a lot of use from it!

January 25, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Jennifer Kehl - I mostly only play the flute when my son asks me too now!

January 25, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you so much Lisa, you’ve got twins so you win no matter what! But your comment is much appreciated!

January 25, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Sarah Almond - I love this. Absolutely love this! How many thousand places can I share it? :-)

January 25, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Jennifer Kehl - He he Sarah, all of them!

January 25, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Katia - And this is why I love you so much. I find that so many (even some of my friends) opt for the easy way out, meaning having a certain taste in music of movies should come with a certain certain religious beliefs or a lack thereof. People use existing personality constructions instead of creating their own and this is usually done in service of their ego and a desire to come across as someone instead of being someone. LOVED, loved, loved.

January 25, 2014 - 11:02 pm

Rich Rumple - And, most importantly, you are a “loyal” friend. Don’t find many of those these days. You’d have enjoyed the 60′s immensely. But, your purpose is now, for your son. Enjoy it while you can. They grow way too quickly. :)

January 26, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Rich, and right back at you about the friend thing!

January 26, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you Katia, so much. I completely agree, but you say it so much better!

January 26, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Gary Sidley - You clearly are a resilient, well-balanced individual who has leaned much from past challenges.

January 26, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Kimberly - Wait…is he in a blanket with duct tape? You need to show me how you do that…
Yes we are the best advocates for our children yet some don’t do it because they’re too busy wallowing. yes, having a sick child, wild child, healthy child who will eat nothing but carrots…ets…put that energy into your child for the love of all things holy.
I love you in all of your contradictions. We all don’t fit the cookie cutter and that is totally ok

January 26, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Sarah @ left brain buddha - I love this – we are all bundles of contradictions. Such a great way to describe it. {Though I kinda want to talk about the global warming thing… but I’ll let it go :) }

January 27, 2014 - 7:38 pm

Angel The Alien - I’m like that in a lot of ways… I’m like a work of opposites. I think in life we try to categorize people, like, “You’re a hippie so you need to listen to this music and dress like this and eat this type of food and have these views…” and sometimes it doesn’t work that way. If you’re true to yourself, instead of being true to the profile of a certain “type” of person, you’ll often end up being all over the radar!

February 6, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Alicia - My son has Sensory Processing issues as well. I was wondering where you got the CD player carrier he is holding on his waist. I need one as well for his TLP therapy. Thanks!!!!

February 6, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Hey Alicia! I actually got it at Best Buy. It was just a neoprene one, even though it was adult I was able to tighten it enough to fit! It only cost like 9.99 :-)

February 6, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Alicia - Thank you so much for responding!
I’m so happy to have found your blog. It was recommended to me by the administrator of a Waldorf school in Costa Mesa, Ca that I’m looking into for my son with Sensory Integration disorder. I already thanked her for it. I love your blog!

March 12, 2014 - 4:51 am

Jackey - You are a unique person and that makes you a unique parent. You don’t parent by tradition rather by your own unique ways. :) God Bless you more.

March 12, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Jackey!!

March 18, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Inion N. Mathair - Where can we buy your life story?? This read better than fiction! And we mean that in a most complimentary way. So many times, when we pick up books, we look for diverse characters with flavor & depth and yet it falls short. Your entire life is seasoned with flavor & depth. ;) You said: “You may think I’m a contradiction.” We say you are a puzzle and a most unique one. A conservative Liberal. A hippy/yuppy A Jewish/Christian?????! You go girl & rock the always original Jen! So happy you’ve started following our blog & most happy to follow you!! BTW~Your child is beautiful!!!!!! ;)

March 18, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Inion Mathair - Where can we buy your life story?? This read better than fiction! And we mean that in a most complimentary way. So many times, when we pick up books, we look for diverse characters with flavor & depth and yet it falls short. Your entire life is seasoned with flavor & depth. ;) You said: “You may think I’m a contradiction.” We say you are a puzzle and a most unique one. A conservative Liberal. A hippy/yuppy A Jewish/Christian?????! You go girl & rock the always original Jen! So happy you’ve started following our blog & most happy to follow you!! BTW~Your child is beautiful!!!!!! ;)

April 14, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Deb @ Urban Moo Cow - I don’t know how I missed this one, but I really enjoyed it. I feel like you are so guarded with your contradictions. But why? As you say, it makes you the whole, unique, utterly lovable person that you are. [Except for global warming... wtf, Jen?? Just kidding. Sorta. ;-)]

Anyway, I really liked reading this and I’m still waiting to read part 2 of your religion post, when you get back to being healthy. So glad you are my friend. xoxo

The Beatle Who Vanished

Is there a band more recognizable than The Beatles? When searching for the Best Rock Band of All-Time the answer was unanimous. But search for the answer to this question, “Who is the fifth Beatle?” and amazingly you will not find the real answer. On June 3, 1964 the fate of a successful, but small-time […]

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April 17, 2014 - 8:08 am

Janine Huldie - Totally never knew this story and yet I know quite a bit about The Beatles, still this was totally new to me. So thanks for sharing and sounds like a pretty good book too :)

Twisted MixTape – Last Dance

Well folks, this is it. The band is packing up, the punch bowl is empty and the balloons are swimming on the dance floor. This is the last Twisted MixTape Tuesday for a while, and I’m feeling nostalgic already. This week’s theme is Missing You or Farewell.  I will be missing all of you these […]

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April 14, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Janine Huldie - In My Life, but The Beatles is still my all time favorite Beatles song and absolutely perfect for a last dance song. Couldn’t agree more! :)

April 14, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Louise - Ah! I know I wasn’t doing it weekly by the end, but I am so going to miss your blog hop! I love your choices for the week – I almost posted the Sound of Music one myself :) And I love that Beatles song. Such a great end post for what’s been such a wonderful addition to the blogosphere. I know it’s just a break – but we’ll miss it! Good luck with your new projects!

April 14, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Bianca @ Rant Rave Crave - I really can’t thank you enough for creating this blog & making me feel so welcome. I’ve enjoyed listening to everyone’s mixes. It was so great to have a blog hop that focused on one of my most favorite things. I wish you the best of luck & I look forward to see what you have in store next!

April 14, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Janine! It is a favorite of mine, and really fit just right.

April 14, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Jennifer Kehl - I’m going to miss it too Louise, so much…. And thank you!

April 14, 2014 - 10:31 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you so much Bianca, I have felt so blessed to have so many wonderful people be a part of this. I hope you will join me when I come back with a monthly hop, I would certainly miss you!

April 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Stephanie - Okay, ditto Bianca and Janine. I almost thought about skipping because I hate goodbyes but I forced myself to step up and not be a loser. Loved being a part of this and meeting all the others who love it too. Thanks Jen! Looking forward to Mix-Tape’s return (in the fall, right? ;-) )

April 15, 2014 - 1:27 am

Debra Cole - Okay, Jen. Here are five songs that make me cry because they remind me of farewells. 1) Il Volo by Zucchero, 2) Brokedown Palace by Grateful Dead, 3) The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra, 4) The First Cut is the Deepest by Sheryl Crow, and 5) Che gelida manina by Puccini from the opera La Boheme. Here’s Pavarotti singing the last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxXlhTP8os

April 15, 2014 - 2:49 am

Sarah Balding - I love this post. :) So many good songs, though I’m personally partial to the Jackson 5. What can I say? :)

April 15, 2014 - 6:44 am

SAM - Funny. The title of my post is based off the same Sound of Music song, which I actually considered adding to my mixtape, too. I will miss this, Jen, so I hope you don’t keep the mixtape away too long. Thanks for the good tunes and the good times.

April 15, 2014 - 8:05 am

Sandy Ramsey - I didn’t get to link up every week but when I did, I loved it so much. Music is the glue :) I do hope this hop returns one of these days and until then, I hope to see you around and will definitely be keeping up with Isaiah! Thanks, Jen!

April 15, 2014 - 9:10 am

Kerri - Adore you. Sorry I broke the mix tape :) I will still be embarrassing you on FB though

April 15, 2014 - 10:08 am

Kristi Campbell - Did Kerri screw up this week? And dude. I’m kindof sad. But I wrote you a song. Sortof.

April 15, 2014 - 10:30 am

Kristi Campbell - Ok after typing this comment, I went back and sang it.

April 15, 2014 - 12:55 pm

tweetless - I was *this* close to using the Van Trapp’s as well – great minds, Jen, great minds…

Thank you for this, my friend.

April 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Clark Scottroger - see?!? that’s the thing about this bloghop!… I included a Zeppelin song (well, duh, music blog) but I went with a different one, but the cool thing is I like your choice and it’s been a while since that particular tune turned up on my ears! Most of the TMTTs that I’ve been a part of have had that benefit.
it will be missed, but thank you for the times

April 15, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Melissa Stepp - Thanks for all the fun weeks Jen! It’s been a blast!

April 15, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Angel The Alien - Great song picks! I always loved the show Cheers when I was a kid, but I never knew all of the lyrics except for the refrain… they are kinda weird! And the Beatles one has been one of my favorites forever! I can’t wait for the monthly version to start. This has been a lot of fun!

April 16, 2014 - 12:04 am

Jessica - Oooh, I adore this mix! :) I will miss the MixTapes, but hope to see everyone on Facebook or elsewhere.

April 16, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Donetta - Amazing list of songs, Jen. Who can top The Beatles, The Jackson 5, Zepplin, and the theme song from “Cheers”?? I love this hop, even the weeks I forgot to link up or life got all crazy and I didn’t know if my days were Tuesday or Sunday. I love music, and I have learned so much from this hop. I have listened to artist I never heard of. That’s thanks to Lance, Linda, and Kat too. I love that you followed the Grateful Dead!!! The themes were great. Music can portray feelings when we just can’t seem to get the words out. This makes me so sad, though I understand why you need to focus on other parts of your life. I do hope this isn’t goodbye forever and that soon I will notice I’ve had a mention on Twitter that I overlooked for weeks, and it’s be from you, naming the theme. Hugs!!!

Twisted MixTape – Hold It Up To The Light

Sometimes a song speaks to you. To your innermost workings and seems to know exactly how you are feeling and what you are going through. Sometimes a song captures absurdity and hilarity so well you can listen to it anytime and be in a good mood. Sometimes a song’s lyrics can just be so odd, […]

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April 7, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Janine Huldie - Huge Steely Dan fan here, too. So, I totally could have picked a few free them, too and honestly love your choices. Cannot believe one more week only and looking forward to seeing your choices for that one and have a few thoughts as to what you will pick, but will have to wait to see :)

April 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Stephanie - I feel like each of the artists you chose above could have a list of 5 of their own songs for great lyrics. I know I’m over-thinking the prompt when I’ve written several different drafts (one is still in my head!)I’ll figure it out, though. Love your list, looking forward to reading the others.

April 8, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Jacqueline Tierney DeMuro - Great song choices, as always. I love Elvis Costello! I will be late this week AGAIN – UGH! Very busy helping put one of the last fundraisers I will ever have to do for my daughter’s school to rest. Of all the things I’ll miss about having a child, the fundraising is NOT one of them, LOL! :)

April 8, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Bianca @ Rant Rave Crave - A pretty well rounded post! I always loved the way the singer in Cake sounded so deadpan when signing. Also gotta love some Steely Dan. I thank my dad for exposing me to them at a young age.

April 8, 2014 - 11:27 pm

Lois Alter Mark - Love this list, and am a big Elvis Costello fan. Lyrics are so important to me, I could have spent forever on this theme!

April 10, 2014 - 3:39 am

Troy Patrick-Michael - Jen – as always, Brilliant post! Everyone else – as always, I apologize that my ‘puter won’t allow me to visit your video-laden posts without crashing every 10 minutes or so.

April 17, 2014 - 7:44 am

Getting Literal - We’ll miss it, Jen! Come back soon!

Complacency Can Kill or Nut Allergy and Anaphylaxis are Kissing Cousins

If you’ve read my blog, you know by now, that my motto is “You are your child’s only advocate.” You may also know, that I have done my best to not create drama around my child by over reacting, and playing the “why me?” card. What I may not have shared, is that after 6 […]

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April 3, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Sarah - What a moment! You even exceeded your expectations since nothing was quite as organized as usual! Congratulations! And peace.

April 3, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Sarah. I’ve gotten my act together since last week thank goodness!

April 3, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Sandy Ramsey - First, let me just say that I’m glad that he’s okay and hope that continues to be the case. You did good under the circumstances and now at least you have the comfort of knowing that it won’t happen again…I’m sure you’ll see to that! Hope all is well.

April 3, 2014 - 9:47 pm

Jennifer Kehl - All is, for him it’s water under the bridge. For me, I’m a little more alert. But we are all good.

April 3, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Angel The Alien - I know the feeling of being loopy on Benadryl! I have bad allergies, and when I was younger, a few times I took probably twice the amount I was supposed to, when my allergies were so bad and I thought more meds would equal a faster recovery. He is right about everything looking and sounding kind of weird! I also felt like I was sleeping in a water bed, even though it was just a normal bed… it felt like it was floating and rocking! So glad Isaiah is okay now though. :)

April 4, 2014 - 12:14 am

Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families - I am so glad that you found some benedryl to give to your baby boy. We keep benedryl on hand all the time too, not only is it great for allergies it will work in a pinch to help control nauseous.

April 7, 2014 - 8:57 am

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution - Jen — I grew up with severe food allergies to nuts and eggs. And this is when there weren’t Epi-Pens and Benedryl to carry around. I don’t know how my mom managed it. But early on I learned I was responsible for my food and keeping in touch with what my body was saying. It can be scary for the moment but as a kid with food allergies, I learned that I couldn’t be scared of eating. Instead, I learned to be proactive and not take an adult’s word that the food was okay unless I saw the label myself. And if they made it, I always asked if they used a nut extract (which they sometimes did but forgot about). Glad Isaiah is okay — but now both of you know you can handle whatever comes down the pike.

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

April 7, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Christy! Yeah, I knew I had a secret stash. But now we’ve been to Target to stock up!

April 7, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thanks Jennifer. I know what you mean, he’s really good. I remember when a friend took him to get pizza at the mall when I ran to the bathroom, and he asked the guy if there was mayo on the pizza! That was when he was anaphylactic to egg and he knew he couldn’t have mayo :-) He’s a smart boy, and I know he can watch out for himself too!

April 9, 2014 - 6:52 am

Kimberly - My son’s friend is allergic…deathly allergic to peanuts. If he so much as gets oil on his skin, he has a reaction to it. Since I’m a Peds ER nurse, his mom trusts me to have him over for play dates. It’s still fucking scary yo. I wash EVERYTHING down and we use paper plates and utensils because well, no one is dying on my shift. Can’t be too careful in a house of a child who eats peanut butter as if his life depended on it.
I will never forget being with my best friend when we were in grade school. Her mom called frantically telling her to get her ass home. Earlier in the day, we took her four year old sister to the park. My girlfriend brought the epi-pen with her to the park and then forgot it was in there. Her mom misplaced the one in the home and my friend was the only one who had it. You can never ever ever be too careful. I am always mindful of that tragedy.

April 9, 2014 - 9:59 am

Jessica - I suffer from bad allergies myself (including a food allergy to shellfish), so I know how scary they can be. But I imagine it’s 100x scarier when it’s your child that is suffering from them. I am so glad Isaiah is OK!

April 9, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Stephanie - My heart stopped when you said the scratchy throat part. One of my sons has had that happen twice and it is so scary. It’s hard to not panic in that situation. So glad it worked out in his favor and you were able to find enough Benadryl.

the Time I Almost Tweeted John Cusack or When Reality Infiltrates Fantasy

  Insomnia will do funny things to your brain. I know. I’ve had a lot of experience with it. Last night in my insomniatic fugue state I had an imaginary conversation with John Cusack. In my head it all started with a tweet. @JohnCusack did you ever hang out at No Exit over on Glenwood […]

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April 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Kate - I don’t blame you for choosing the memory swipe. If only everything in life were that easy to rewind :)

April 2, 2014 - 10:10 am

Kir - I loved this and I have had a serious maddening crush on Cusack since, oh well, I was 13ish. ;)

But when I started following him on Twitter years ago, I was stunned with how political and opinionated he was. I liked reading him but it was “a lot”

hey I still like him, and I choose to love him in the Runaway Jury, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Sixteen Candles for better or worse.

it’s interesting to see actors we just adore turn into real people (with LOTS of opinions isn’t it? )

April 2, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Kelly - Ha! I’m so happy (relieved?) to hear that I’m not the only person this happens to. Most recently, I had a similar encounter with Loki. Not Tom Hiddleston (though I wouldn’t mind that one bit)…but freakin’ Loki. I woke up ready to check myself into an asylum.

April 2, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Jessica Herndon Worgul - Hilarious. The most recent Cusack movie I watched is Hot Tub Time Machine. Every time Serendipity is on TV, I watch that.

April 2, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Inion N. Mathair - You stand strong girl! I (Mathair) am a republican as well, as is all my family! Inion, used to be what I would call….a moderate liberal! That was moons ago though! She just registered last election, Republican! We do not mix politics with our business, only because of the impossible debates that would spawn from such mingling! So we keep all our networking sites, religion & political free! I admire your stance & courage to speak your mind. As for John Cusack, Inion is a massive fan of the mans acting (bit of a crush on him)! We we’re surprised when a year ago, we got a tweet from him! NO FREAKING JOKE! It said: Bad Ass Tagline! That was it, she was finished!! He liked our book’s tagline & tweeted it!! when she responded her thanks, he sent another. Good luck!
So yeah, he’s a pretty regular guy & when we looked him up & checked him out, he is a conservative! Great post

April 2, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Janine - I would totally go with the memory wipe, because seriously could use one now myself, because always had a bit of a crush on John Cusack and knowing this kind of depresses me just a bit. So memory wipe for all of us!

April 2, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Ha! Totally Kate!

April 2, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Jennifer Kehl - I still have a huge crush on him. It’s just weird that he is so much like my husband. I guess that means I chose right?

April 2, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Isn’t that funny Kelly? It happens so much, but this one was definitely worthy of a blog post!

April 2, 2014 - 10:18 pm

Jennifer Kehl - Thank you Mathair! And I am soooooo jealous! I don’t live far from where he grew up and keep thinking I might run into him one day! My favorite Librarian actually double dated with him for their prom! Ahhhhh!!!
Also we have something else in common, my sister and I write together too!

April 2, 2014 - 10:19 pm

Jennifer Kehl - LOL Janinie. Memory wipe it is!

April 3, 2014 - 9:27 am

Natalie D - Don’t let ANYTHING disturb the John Cusack dream. Ever. ;)

April 3, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Jennifer Kehl - You got it Natalie!

April 3, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Sandy Ramsey - Don’t let him go. Ever. Just pretend it never happened :)

April 3, 2014 - 9:47 pm

Jennifer Kehl - LOL Sandy. No worries, it’s already done!

April 3, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Melissa @ Home on Deranged - I lurrvvee Grosse Point Blank. One of my faves of his. But do you sometimes feel like he’s just playing a looser version of himself in all his movies? I mean, that’s what I like about him. But yes, the Twitter just forced in reality, so I’m going to ignore it. Like I do anything that makes me unhappy. :)

April 7, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Jennifer Kehl - LOL Miss. I guess I wished he was playing a looser version of himself, now I’m not so sure.

April 9, 2014 - 6:45 am

Kimberly - The Bloggess tweeted me…so there’s that…and I died.

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