Friday, October 17, 2008

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

I am just going to start writing in this blog. I will put a link to it on my facebook page but other than that I will not advertise. People may never read it or people may read it everyday. We will see. But here we go.

What do you write about in a blog? For my first official post I will write in stream of consciousness format about three things I am currently obsessed with.

1). Fantasy Football and Picking Games Each Week: Who knew this could be so funn?? Who knew it was not as hard as it seemed the last three years. Who knew that I could be tied for second place in both leagues with just a little effort and the help of Yahoo Sports and Chris Cooley's blog??

Last week was a horrible week for me in terms of fantasy. I lost my game bad and had one player get me negative points. It is not looking much better b/c of bye weeks and injuries but I am a new coach and my goal is to have funn. However, Riddle me this - what is more funn than winning?

In terms of Picking Games for the "non-pool" (the only thing at stake is a Steak dinner) I am in - I am rocking it. I start with Cooley's picks as a base, then look at Vegas, Yahoo & ESPN expert picks, and then go to the male experts I know - Pat L., Dave C, and Brian my Boo, and get their input. And then I usually go with what Cooley says.

2). Tracking My Spending Habits: I started an excel spreadsheet last year to track my spending habits. I itemize into the following categories:

Yes. Target has it's own budget category. What can I say?

I figure out what percent each category has in my overall spending for the month. I will tell you that Target is generally 3%. I love that place. I have recently started comparing the categories for each month and averaging them so I can start a budget based on those averages.

I wish I was more Excel savvy b/c I would DOMINATE with charts and graphs. I am no financial planner but it is nice to be able to look back over the year and say that I have spent an average of 2.7% a month on sports or 52% on bills.

3). BRAVO Tv: I could watch Bravo 24 hours a day. Love it Love it Love it. I recently discovered the Rachel Zoe Project and could not turn it off. Project Runway and Top Chef are no-brainer favorites with public acclaim. But who knew the Real Housewives of Atlanta could be so captivating? Seriously, how can you turn off the TV when you find out that Kim spent $11,000 (yes, ELEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS) on her daughter's 12th birthday party??

And let's not forget Tabitha's Salon Takeover. It's like Super Nanny meets Jerry Springer. You laugh, they cry, and you walk out with a life changing final thought, "I'm glad I don't have a boss like that."

If I could have a fantasy football team made up of Bravo TV personalities my lineup would be:

QB – Tom Collichio, Top Chef – this Top Chef takes crap from no one. He will help you win but only b/c he’s getting paid.

RB – Heidi Klum, Project Runway – Klum is the perfect combination of style and sass. Say “Auf Wiedersehen” to this chick as she finds the holes in your scheme. With Heidi – you are always “out”. Let’s start the show...

WR - Kathy Griffin, My Life on the D-List – In T.O. fashion, Griffin is the perfect MediaHo, pulling crazy stunts like dating Adnan Galib and making everyone in the industry mad. You know you love to hate her.

TE – Tim Gunn, Project Runway – A versatile player. He can mentor. He can judge. He tells it like it is and will come through in a clutch....and let you know whether you should have been carrying that clutch at all...

Defense – The Real Housewives of Atlanta – You better watch out for these girls. They will eat you for breakfast...along with their mimosas.

K – Rachel Zoe, The Rachel Zoe Project – Roughing this little “lettuce cup” might snap her in half but she’ll “die” before she lets your team down.

That’s Bananas.


Sara Kane said...

Jen, you rock. period.

Also, I love your Target category in your budget. I think that alone could make a huge impact on our country's financial crisis!! People would plan ahead for the wonderful finds at Target!

lizbaker said...

I'm so happy you have a blog. I think you're great. And only like 5 days til HSM3!