I'm Jessica. Nice to meet you. This blog came about in July 2010 when I was ready to sell my three little darlings for a nap and nice Chardonnay. (Sorry, no Chianti and fava beans.)
I'm a book contributor (hey it's 6 words, but it's there and it's mine), published poet, former newspaper reporter, and constant complainer. I hold a BA from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, where I was a happy little English major and Resident Assistant.
I love Jen Lancaster and Anne Lamott books, have a weird lifetime crush on Weird Al, and once got to interview Loretta Lynn over the phone.
I live in Wisconsin but am not from here originally. Neither is my husband. We're just confused transplants living in the Land of Beer and Cheese.
I try to be a good person, but sometimes I have an overwhelming urge to tie someone up to my apple tree and make them listen to crappy 90s novelty rap songs. And when this happens, I funnel my urges to this blog.
I keep waking up in Wisconsin, wondering how I got here. Mom of 3, wife of 1, object of detest by most of my neighbors.
It's like I'm in high school again, but with more Lia Sophia parties.
(Okay, for real...I'm a nice person, but have a very skewed sense of humor. And accomplishments. And self-worth. And general you-did-me-wrong-ness. I'm working on it.)