My mom found a ring that belonged to my grandmother, and Smitty and I have decided to use it for our engagement ring. My mom’s coming into town in about a week and a half, and she’s bringing the ring with her.

It’s seven white crystal opals in a gold setting, and it looks like there are some small diamonds set around the middle opal, though I can’t tell from the picture.

Smitty woke me up, violently, around 3:30 this morning. In the background, the sound of a car alarm blaring in our apartment complex parking lot. He quickly grabbed my keys and ran outside, only to find my car, honking away, with the passenger-side window busted out.

Thankfully, there were cops around it, processing the scene for evidence. I wasn’t alone, though, as a couple other cars were hit in just our parking lot. They caught one of the guys, and I’m planning on showing up to the trial, no matter what. I’ll post more information as it comes out, but for now, expect to see me out a little less frequently. :/

I know what I want to accomplish in about a year: graduation from college.

After that, I’m going to be working towards my Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT). I’m hoping to teach History and Japanese Language at the high school level, or teach in elementary education (something about the idea of working with 5 and 6 year olds all day makes me smile.)

As much as I used to dislike Indiana in general, I’m now hoping to stay in Indianapolis and teach for a few years. Along with that, I’m also hoping to get married and start a family, though that’s going to wait until after I’ve graduated.

My longer term plans include getting a PhD. in History, specialization in Japanese History. I’m also tossing around the idea of writing a book on the Occupation period of Japanese history (August 1945 – 1952), focusing on common people’s opinions and day-to-day life, the War Crime Trials and Hirohito’s exemption from them, and the repercussions of the Occupation in modern-day Japan. Sounds boring to some, but to me, it’s one of the most interesting things about Japanese history.

I think the next five years are going to be a good time in my life, full of happiness, love, and learning. :)

So, as some of you have both noted and congratulated me on, I’m finally 21 years old!

Woo!

This basically means that you will all be seeing a lot more of me. Smitty and I are going out to Landsharks tonight, and we’re going to be going somewhere (I don’t know where quite yet) on Friday night, possibly Saturday, too.

To avoid confusion, though, I’m not going to be getting completely trashed until Friday. So, if you send me a drink tonight, it may or may not actually be consumed (by me, at least.) Save your money for when you can see me completely gone! I promise, it’s usually worth it. :)

Anyway, thanks Mojo!

Hey mo’fos!

My name’s Jen. I’ve been to an IndyMojo event or two, even bowled with a couple of you guys, and I’ve finally caved and joined this site.

Woo.

I’m living in Indy this summer, so I expect I’ll be seeing a lot more of you guys as I’m able to stay here for longer than Saturday night. Hopefully, we’ll become best friends, and when I leave for school again in August, you’ll all wish I was staying.

Or I’ll just get drunk with as many of you as I can and see who remembers what. :)

Anyway, just wanted to say hey to you all, and I’ll be seeing you around.

-Jen