O Hai! My name is Jeanine and I’m the resident news addict/social media enthusiast of this little ‘ol website. ‘Tis true, I’m completely and utterly attached to my daily Internet routine: Sift through Google RSS reader, check Facebook, open Tweetdeck and read the many Twitter lists I’ve compiled, open my four email addresses, check WordPress for comments (that’s where you all come in), read the Seattle P-I (yes, I remain loyal), and repeat throughout the day… obsessively. I’m one of those people that doesn’t leave work with unread emails laying around!
One thing I haven’t gotten into, yet, is Foursquare. I’m opening this up to you all. Should I join or should I avoid?
Phew. Despite all the time I dedicate to Internet reading, I really am an interesting person. I ride the bus everyday and read tons and tons of books to avoid talking to the weirdos that also ride (currently, I’m burning through Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series). You’ll never find me at the grocery store without my reusable bags, or advocating for this simple way to reduce your carbon footprint. I love, love, love red wine. Once I purchased a bottle in Italy for $20 only to return to find out it was worth nearly $500 in the U.S. And no, I did not sell it. I happily drank it with two of my closest friends. Not bad for a beginning wine connoisseur, right? I guess it was similar to how gamblers become addicted, I was instantly hooked! Latest favorite is Shingleback’s Black Bubbles Sparkling Shiraz ($18). Give it a try! I also love happy hours… if you know of any good ones, please share!
Because of my social media addiction, I’m painfully aware of all the amazing, fun events happening in Seattle. Many of which, to my dismay, I simply do not have the time to attend. I’ll show up at as many tweet-ups, fundraisers, etc. as humanly possible. My goal is to impart the knowledge of these events upon you, so I may live vicariously. Check back on Wednesdays for my weekly list, or watch Twitter for my real-time findings.
I’m also a mega sports enthusiast. My boyfriend and I have season tickets to the Mariners and I am no fairweather fan. I’m proud to say that I reupped my tickets BEFORE Jack Z. spent the off-season making some killer trades for players such as Cliff Lee, Chone Figgins, resigning Felix to a multi-year deal, and on and on. Don’t make me sports geek out on you! Ok, I can’t promise to avoid the sports subject on here, and in the interest of full disclosure, you should know I’m a rabid Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball fan! If you are a hater, Wednesday probably isn’t your day to read this blog.
Finally, you should know I’m a huge animal lover. I am the proud mama of two ornery cats, Jack & China. They keep me busy beyond my wildest dreams. However, I love that they don’t mind (or pee in the house) if I don’t get home late due to my spontaneous happy hour shenanigans, or when I run off on an overnight adventure. Take that dog lovers! How long can you leave your dog without a mess? Booyah!
So let’s see… social media, wine, sports, books, tweet-ups, happy hours, animals… yep, that’s about it! Strap in and enjoy the ride.