email 10.31.99 // Thanks for writing!

From: Jenn
To: Brandon
Date: 10.31.1999

Brandon~

 

I really guess I didn’t expect you to write back, especially so quickly. It was good to hear from you. I can imagine that you are having a wonderful time…partying all the time and I bet you have girls hanging all over you. :o) Do you really miss home? Most of the people I talk to don’t. They are having too much fun. I went and saw Stewart the other day. He had been bugging me and I had a free moment. He was in a hurry though because he was going to get his bike painted yellow, just like his car. So, did you have a good summer? I know you went to Germany, did you do anything else that was fun? I had tons of plans, but they all feel apart when I broke my foot. I was walking though the garage and managed to twist my foot when I stepped on the hose. That was about the middle of June, so the rest of my summer wasn’t too great, but I still had fun. School is going okay. I got into the Honors Program at Metro and they gave me a nice scholarship. My classes are small and have a lot of the same people in them, so I’ve gotten to know a lot of new people better. My Psychology class is the only class that isn’t small and I haven’t talked to anyone in there, but you know how I am. Well, I’ve really been putting off writing this essay, so I guess I should go and write it.

 

Happy Halloween!

 

Jenn

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email 10.30.99 // Hi!

From: Jenn
To: Crystal T.
Date: 10.30.99

Hi Crystal! Missed you last week. Whatcha been doing? I feel like we hardly know each other anymore. We’re both always so busy. Life’s been going pretty good recently. I finally feel like I’m doing fine in school. I was really stressed because if I get lower than a 3.5 this semester, I lose my scholarship and that bit of extra money has come in handy this semester. It’s hard for me to believe that I only have 5 weeks left of this semester. It’s gone by so quickly. I’ve met some really cool people, and some really strange people. But it’s been fun. I haven’t regretted staying home instead of going away. I thought I would transfer next year but I don’t think so anymore. I’m pretty happy. Well, I’ll talk to you later.

 

Jenn

email 10.25.99 // Hi!

From: Jenn
To: Mr. Stewart
Date: 10.25.1999

 

Hi! I just thought I would write you and let you know what’s been going on over the past week. I figure you probably would like to know, even though you don’t write me. Okay, on Monday one of the sweetest guys I’ve met on campus gave me a poem. It was so sweet. Since then we’ve been talking a lot and getting to know each other. He’s so much nicer than any of the other guys on campus that have asked me out. Then on Tuesday I almost quit my job and now I’m looking for a new one. As soon as I find a job, I will quit. On Wednesday I got my Psychology test back and I got 100%. Only four people in the entire class of 40 even got A’s. I was so happy. But then when I got home I found out that my dad let Quinbie out of the house in the morning and no one had seen her since. I was so mad, I didn’t know what to do, so I just started walking. I was walking past a house and I heard her. She hates when we turn our backs on her and that’s what I had done. Eventually we got my dad there and he climbed up the tree and caught her. I’m so glad we got her back. It was one year ago today that we got her and if I lost her I don’t know what I would do. She’s definitely my little baby. Thursday was pretty uneventful, except that I worked 11 hours straight with no break. It was my choice but I was sure tired when I got home. On Friday I got my history paper back and guess what? I got a 10 out of 10!!! I was so thrilled I could hardly sit through the rest of my classes. Since we don’t have English on Fridays I went out to a late lunch, early dinner with two of my friends. We went to the Odyssey Cafe on 16th Street. We shared appetizers and were stuffed when we left. Well, I need to get back to my reading. I just thought I would share my wonderful news of getting 100% on two of my assignments. Hope your having a great fall break. I can’t wait until Thanksgiving.

 

Jenn

email 10.24.99 // Hello!

From: Jenn
To: Crystal S.
Date: 10.24.1999

Hi Crystal! Sorry I haven’t responded in a while. My life is very chaotic this week. I expected it be slow and not much to happen, but it wasn’t like that at all. On Monday this guy that I’ve been kinda interested in gave me a poem as he got off the lightrail, telling me how much he likes me and would like to get to know me better. That kinda threw me off. He’s a really nice guy and we’ve been getting to know each other better since Monday. I almost feel like I’m back in middle school. Then on Tuesday I got really mad at my boss and tried to talk to her, but that didn’t work to well. She said it was all my fault and I burst into tears. Then on Wednesday I almost missed the bus, the beginning of an exhausting day. Then I got my Psychology test back and I got 100%. I was so happy. That was the good part of the day. Then when I got home I found out that my bird, Quinbie, had flown out of the house at about 8:30AM and it was 4:30 and no one had seen her since 9. I was so upset and frustrated and mad that I didn’t know what to do. I started walking and praying. 2 hours later, Quinbie was safely back in her cage. I’m so glad I found her. Thursday was my only uneventful day. I worked 11 hours straight without a break, so I was really tired. Then on Friday I found out that I got 100% on my history essay and I’ve been trying really hard for the whole semester and my grade kept going down. So, I went in to get help from my teacher and then I got a 10 out of 10. I was so excited, I became really hyper and could hardly sit still. After school I went out to dinner with two friends from school. We walked up to the 16th Street Mall and ate at the Odyssey Cafe. It was really cool. Well, I hope you don’t mind my really long explanation. I really do hope we can get together sometime. I don’t know when though. I’m pretty busy for another week. But give me a call and maybe we can work something out.

 

Love ya,
Jenn

email 10.19.99 // Re: Hello!

From: Jenn
To: Bianca
Date: 10.19.1999

Hi Bianca! I’m glad you wrote back. I think it would be wonderful if you and Seun got married. You make such a wonderful couple. But that could change if you find someone better. So, how’s the guy situation down there? I can’t believe how many good looking guys I see, and a couple have shown interest in me, but it doesn’t seem worth it. I have my same job at the daycare center. I don’t know how long it will last. I would tell you the whole story, but it would take me a zillion years. Basically I was upset because my boss isn’t communicating with me very well and hasn’t since the day I started, so I finally decided to go and talk to her. She basically said it was all my fault. It was all I could do to not say “I quit.” I knew I would regret it because I need the money to pay for school. But now I’m looking for a new job and as soon as I find one I’m out of there. Well, that’s basically how my life is going. But I’m hoping it will pick up. I’ll talk to you later.

 

Love ya,
Jenn

email 10.18.99 // Howdy!

From: Jenn
To: Tammy
Date: 10.18.1999

Hi Tammy! How are you doing? I’m doing okay. Tired, but I always seem to be tired so it’s not a big deal. I have a story I think you will like, plus right now I can’t really think of much else, so I thought I would tell someone. Well today on the lightrail, I was talking with my three friends (Alicia, Donna and Nathan), like always. Then Nathan’s stop was up and he said, “Here take this.” I thought it was trash so I said, “Why do I want it?” He told me to just take it and then threw it at me so he wouldn’t miss his stop. It was a poem he wrote about how he likes me and would to get to know me more. It was so sweet. Not to mention the fact that I really enjoy his company. He is not the best looking, but he is real fun and fun to be around. I was kinda interested but I wasn’t going to do anything about it. That’s about where the story ends. I called him a few minutes ago but got an answering machine, so we’ll see what happens, I’ll let you know. Well that’s about the only interesting thing that has happened recently, so I won’t bore you with the rest of the details of my life. So how are things progressing with you moving back? I miss you so much, I wish we could go shopping and hang out like we used to. Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Love ya,
Jenn

email 10.17.99 // HI

From: Jenn
To: Grandma Helen
Date: 10.17.1999

 

Hi Grandma. I have been really busy. I can’t seem to get focused. I’m starting to get the hang of balancing college, work, homework and fun, but not quite there yet. Yes, I go to Wisconsin December 27. I’m so excited. My friend Susie and I are thinking of going to see Riverdance downtown for my birthday. We’re also going to see Fiddler On the Roof at the Boulder Dinner Theater at the beginning of December. I can’t wait. I love seeing performances. Stacy just got an e-mail address. I don’t know how much she will check it. She’s not much like me in that way. We have been getting along pretty well recently. We have always been so different and interested in different things because of our difference in ages, but now we are starting to lik the same things. We like to go shopping together and see movies. On Friday we went to a concert together and had a wonderful time. She’s also been coming with me to my youth group and to church with me on Sunday mornings. It’s helped us bond. Well, I need to go and finish studying for my test tomorrow morning. I’m glad Grandpa is doing well. Tell him Hi for me and give him a hug.

 

Lots of Love,
Jenny

email 10.14.99 // Sorry I missed you.

From: Jenn
To: Leif
Date: 10.14.1999

Hi Leif! I’m sorry I missed you. I wasn’t ignoring you, I had just gone upstairs to get the door and then my bird started flying around the house really fast, so I had to get her settled down. Then my mom and sister came home and we ate dinner. By the time I got back down to the computer I had been kicked off for being idle too long. Hey why weren’t you at youth group or college group or whatever you call it? Last week at our youth group the young adult leader drove a Harley around the sanctuary. It was so funny. I wonder how they will top it tomorrow. I guess I’ll find out. Well, I’ll talk to you later. Have fun in Mr. Jim Joy’s class…I’m sure I’ll miss a lot. I decided to go ice skating with my best friend instead of going to class tomorrow.

 

Jenn

email 10.12.99 // Are you happy?

From: Mr. Stewart
To: Jenn
Date: 10.12.1999

Jenn,

 

Are you happy? That is more important than a boyfriend. Don’t worry about being frustrated. It happens to everyone. I get frustrated every day. Then I figure out how to unlock the door to my room and it isn’t so bad. You are the best student I ever had! Not the one with the best grades or the most intelligent. You were the best! You have everything you need to be the best. Western Civ is a crock! Don’t let the bastards wear you down! The only important thing is that you know who you are. I know who you are. Jennifer ….. is a person who all fathers and mothers want their daughters to be. She is a quiet, unassuming young lady who leads by example. Of course she doesn’t have a boyfriend, but…don’t get down on yourself! The next time you think about dropping out you come and see me. I will show you my grades in college. You have something special. Don’t give up on it.

 

Who is this Jeremy? Do I know him? He doesn’t drive a van does he? Jeremy? Isn’t that a gang name? I think I have to approve of this guy. Is he rich?

 

Please come and visit. I miss you. The best time to come is from 11:00 to 12:00 or after 1:45. I will take you to lunch or feed you a bagel on Wednesday. Com and see me over Thanksgiving. Don’t you get that whole week off? Come to see me anytime. I really don’t teach anyway.

 

Stewart

email 10.11.99 // Re: Do You Have a boyfriend yet?

From: Jenn
To: Mr. Stewart
Date: 10.11.1999

Hi Stew! I don’t have a boyfriend, I’ve just been really really busy. I don’t know what to do about school. I got really frustrated on Friday and thought of dropping out. After taking the weekend off and not working on school work at all, I feel much better. Western Civ. is killing me. We have an essay due every week and I’m not doing too well, but I went and talked, well cried, on Friday and he said he’ll help me, so hopefully things will get better. The good news is I have an A in English and in First Year Seminar, and I have a high B or low A in Psychology. Jeremy and I talk everyday on AOL or ICQ and usually talk on Saturday or Sunday. It’s nice. Stacy is convinced he’s my boyfriend and maybe someday if he moves out here, but not now. I’ve met some people at school. They are all in my First Year Seminar class and some are in my English class (the one right after 1st year). Since we don’t have English on Fridays we either go tot he Honors club meeting or to the Sixtenth Street Mall and get something to eat. We do that because my bus doesn’t come for an hour after class on Friday, so they all keep me company. Well, I’ll talk to you later. Hey let me know what your schedule is so I can come and visit. I don’t want to interrupt a class. Talk to you later.

Jenn