Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cupcakes or cursing.

My birthday is next week. Like every year I look forward to it with more joy than I can ever tell you. I am the only one, as no one else gives a crap. (Can I at least get a card from my kids, come on!?) To celebrate, as I do every year, I am having a giveaway - yay, free stuff for YOU! The prize? Well that depends...

When I laid out my inventory recently I realized that my cards are mostly sweets or swearing. Such is my life. So it's your choice -


package A
:
1 individual cup-a-cake holder, cupcake sprinkles, cupcake liners, 'cupcake crumbs' cards, cupcake tags

package B:
your very own sh*tlist, 'curse-ive' cards, pack of buttons

I am taking the next few days off to go on a baking marathon for the shower. From now until Sunday leave a comment. Tell me which package you'd choose, tell me who you are, why you come here, why everything tastes better with bacon, I don't know, whatever you want. I'm always astounded that people take the time to come by and read everyday. Thank you so much, your fake internet friendship really means a lot to me. Well, not you silent-lurker-hater, but the rest of you, yeah.

So delurk, it's my one birthday wish, and you get a prize for it! Here's a secret, most likely you'll receive both package A and package B. Unless you are super offended by cupcakes, then, you know, screw it.

Cupcakes and cursing. Two of the best stress relievers ever.

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84 Comments:

Anonymous doahleigh said...

As much as I like the swearing, I'd have to choose the cupcake package because there's french. Love french. And cupcakes. So those two loves win over my love of swearing.

I'm not really delurking because I've commented before, but hi! Happy birthday next week!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:04:00 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog. Your recipes are great and I have "stolen" a few. I tried the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes and they were a hit. People are asking me to make them all the time! That being said, I would love the cupcake package. I have been looking for a cupcake holder and can not find them anywhere here.

Congrats on being Cupcakes Take the Cake!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:37:00 AM  
Blogger LostinPlaceKim said...

Happy Birthday! I love reading your site because you have amazing food ideas, great recipes, but mostly, I come for the sarcasm that oozes through every entry. So many people refuse to show that part of them and I love that you're just keepin' it real. Especially with the stories about your extended family and your kids! Makes me feel right at home. Humor, great stories, and food. You can't beat that combination!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:46:00 AM  
Blogger deanna said...

Happy, happy B-day!!!!! I hope you have a great week and do something for yourself. Of course I would pick the cupcake prize, I love your creative cupcake sprinkles and wrappers.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:49:00 AM  
Blogger APlanet4Creation said...

Happy Birthday!! I would pick the cupcake prize since I do have a cupcake cookie jar and cupcake placemats.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Annika said...

Hmm, as much as I love cupcakes, my shitlist is getting really long and I need somewhere to write it down. I am a bitter, bitter human. (So it could be argued that what I really need is MORE CUPCAKES.)

I hope your birthday is awesome and everyone else turns out to give a crap after all. Maybe we should have JustJenn Day on the internet.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Heidi said...

Heidi in Pylesville, MD delurking here! I love the cupcake package, but the swearing package tickles my fancy as well. Like lostinplacekim, I love the sarcasam, I find myself laughing out loud at work sometimes. People think I'm crazy. But, mostly it's for the love of cupcakes!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:11:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hi Jenn,

I visit because stories of your families antics crack me up. And your baking talents are awesome! YAY! And well quite frankly I spend my days alone in a tiny office... :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:12:00 AM  
Blogger Sizzle said...

I appreciate your fake internet friendship too.

;-)

I'd go for the sh*t list because I have a lot of people to put on there right now AND I have a mild obsession with collecting buttons.

I read your site because you're a crack up and you get more done in one day than I do in a week. It keeps me on my toes.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:25:00 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Hi Jenn! Not entering the contest, but did want to wish you a happy early birthday!

Many more to come!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:27:00 AM  
Blogger j said...

Happy Birthday Jenn! Ok, i am delurking! My name is Jenn! No serious! We have the same name. I'm also just Jenn, not Jennifer. So this is how i kinda found your site. Anyhoo, i think i would have to choose Package A - cause who doesn't love cupcakes!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:37:00 AM  
Blogger The Zink's said...

Delurking for your birthday! - Happy Birthday!! I have been visiting your site for quite a while now. I love your take of life I guess; you do it all - job, kids, blog, etc. and still bake! Freaking amazing!! I hope one day when I have kids that I will be able to do it all to. As far as bacon is concerned, I think the Foo Fighters Rider says it best "Bacon. I call it "God's currency"."

p.s. Thanks for all the great recipe ideas!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:40:00 AM  
OpenID discotrash said...

I have commented on here before and actually bought some of your gorgeous goodies. All the ladies in my office are jealous of my sh*tlist so... i passed your card along! :)

Anyway I found your blog through will and nina and i come here because you're freakin hilarious. and my boyfriend agrees about bacon. im more of a fish gal myself.

happy birthday!

(p.s. swearing package all the way)

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:42:00 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

happy birthday!

i'm de-lurking to say i love your site because i love to read about your adventures around la. i love in socal too, and am always looking for new things to do/places to eat/recipes. and you update so regularly - i don't know how you fit all that you do into a regular day!

and the snarky comments are the icing on the cake!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:54:00 AM  
Blogger MaybeSomeday said...

I'd have to go with Package A because I your baking posts inspire me. Although I do like to swear like a sailor, too.

Happy Early Birthday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hey there!! Happy early birthday. I come because you make me laugh and who doesn't want to hear about food. Mostly though, I come because you are SO different from me and I like to peek through that window and see what it's like. So that's what you can acheive if you're not lazy, huh. Seriously, you're kinda the best mom ever, plus so creative and talented.

p.s. Either package would be totally cool.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:14:00 AM  
OpenID tasty said...

Happy pre-Birthday! I am delurking to say that I love both cupcakes and cursing so either would be lovely.

I hope you have a great birthday and get *handmade* cards from your kids plus a very relaxing day. Treat yourself to a spa day! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:29:00 AM  
Blogger thatShortChick said...

happy pre birthday!! i delurked myself a couple of months ago, basically laying out my complete adoration for you and your creative designs. i subscribe to your blog and read it every day for the witty O.G. stories, the mouth-watering pictures of your latest culinary masterpiece, our shared love of all things 'The Office,' your insanely creative stationery and designs, and my favorite? the song lyrics that make up your latest blog title.

oh yeah, my pick? the 'cursive' pack. stationery with curse words, need i say more?

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:45:00 AM  
Blogger Hillary said...

Happy almost birthday :)

I would choose the cupcake package. I love cupcakes. They make me happy.

I'm Hillary. I come here because I love your recipes and I enjoy your writing style. I think you are kind of snarky (in a good way) and it brings me joy. Everything tastes better with bacon because bacon is salty - it adds a whole new dimension to food. Unless you add bacon to salt - then you're just crazy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:48:00 AM  
Blogger jen said...

hi jenn!! im reading, and i think i'm not quite a luker :) i always love your titles. love the snoop D O double G :) i love both packages. love stationary. a lot!!
happy bday to you!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:55:00 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Well, I don't want to be a silent-lurker-hater, so I guess I'd have to pick the cupcakes. I mean, I love swearing as much as the next person, but I love cupcakes FAR more than the next person.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:13:00 AM  
Anonymous marci said...

Happy early Birthday Jenn!
Love cupcakes! And well, I'll be
honest, I'm a major curse freak! :P

Hope you have a great birthday and I can't wait to see the pics of your work from the shower!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:23:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

happy happy early birthday!
I'd pick the cupcakes- for sure..

I love coming by to check out your great titles and see the yummy treats that I won't be baking for a long time, because, well. for about a year now my arms are going to be full of baby, or toddler... or both.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:31:00 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Jenn! I too have a birthday no one observes (dang close to Christmas date!), so I feel your pain. Hope you do something fabulous to celebrate.

Bacon, it really is the best. Salty, crispy, porky. What more can you want? I'm sure Alton Brown has a reason why it goes well with everything that he'd demonstrate with a sock puppet and packing peanuts.

I'm partial to the stationery, but would never turn down any gift. I love to bake, but I'm on an extended road trip and all my pans and mixers are in storage right now.

Happy Birthday, and good luck with the shower!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Okay, I'm forced to de-lurk. The lure of cupcake and/or swearing-related items is too great. :) My birthday is Saturday and I wish I had as good an outlook as you do. I'm usually in a funk saying, "It's just another day." This year I'm determined not to be an Eeyore about it, though. I'm going to IKEA to run around gleefully and touch everything.

I check out your blog because you're a fellow "Office" fan, I love cupcakes and you make me laugh. Hope you have a great birthday!

Oh yeah, although I'm trying to cut down on both swearing and cupcakes, I'd choose the cupcake package.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:36:00 AM  
Anonymous alibaba37 said...

Hey Jenn, Happy Birthday! I am Alison, I delurked at comic-con, and you are just as awesome in person as in your blog. I come her daily to get a dose of your awesome writing style, a glimpse at all the yummy things you bake, and create.

Good luck with your bake-a-thon and I hope you get a card from the kids this year! I will choose package B, even though I picked up the shit list at con, I failed to buy the buttons!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:59:00 AM  
Blogger Lilcee said...

Happy Early Bday!

I can't wait to see what you end up baking for Nanner's shower.

Squealing w/ delight for the contest prizes. Le sigh. Two of my favorite things that make me happy, cupcakes and profanity.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Jenna Z said...

Ooh, what a generous birthday girl! I would choose the sweets package because I don't swear. And because I SO need a cupcake keeper! I think things taste better with bacon but I don't eat meat. How did I solve this age-old riddle? I bought bacon salt, in three flavors!
http://www.baconsalt.com/
Completely vegetarian, makes everything it touches taste like bacon! Perfect for a BLT sans B.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

Hi Jenn! I found your blog when I came across the "inside my Target cart" blog. that was about 6 months ago...I come visit you daily! you crack me up and LOVE LOVE LOVE your cupcake recipes. I would have to pick package A, but honestly either one would rock! I love the titles you put on all your posts. Happy Birthday, I hope your day is stress free!!
~Mandy

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

De-lurking to say: Happy Birthday!! Don't worry, your kids might not give you birthday cards, but if you disappeared on them, they'd cry for days. :) If I had to choose, I'd pick package B... because I love swearing... and because I hate my kitchen so I never bake anymore. :(

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Happy Birthday!! I to love my birthday. It's our own special individual days where we recieve all of the attention. I'd really like the cupcae package but I'd also would like the swearing one too. Because that too is how I roll.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Christie said...

Happy Birthday! I too get no love on my Birthday. DH (and the kids) cooked me dinner. Fine.... Is it too much to take me out to a restaurant on my birthday you cheap b******. So obviously I'd go with the cupcake package because the swearing offends me;) and because I've had the cupcake carrier bookmarked for 2 years now and still haven't bought it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Hi Jenn,

What a clever way to have your blog fans give reasons for your awesomeness. :) Ha ha, kind of like a birthday present for yourself.

Alas, since I'm one of your blog followers (so creepy sounding, yet approriate), my reason for reading is your ghetto fabulousness. I appreciate your type of humor - a little vulgar, but with family shout outs thrown in there for good measure. Plus, your song/movie/tv quotes are quite random. And I like random.

Happy Birthday. Holla!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENN!!!
No love for me on my birthday, oh well. I check you out because you totally CRACK ME UP!
I would pick the cupcake one, too cute.
Thanks,
Michelle

Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I'd take the swearing for sure.

I come here because doahleigh and I make your recipes. Sometimes. When we decide to attempt cooking.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Carol Browne said...

I want the effing cupcake package. And I enjoty the swearing as well. I also enjoy farts.

I come here for the wittiness. You're funny.

Happy Birthday in advance! W00T! Oh wait, I also enjoy your robot stuff.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger jami said...

I'm not sure it's really delurking since I post on here pretty regularly.

Hmm - freebies - I'd pick either one. I like cupcakes, and as my kids can tell you, I also like swearing. (Bug tells me all the time not to use bad words like sh*t and damm*t and stup*d.)

Happy birthday! What day is it?

Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger La Pixie said...

Happy Early Birthday, Jenn.

I check your blog out because I can usually use a laugh while Im at work. Love the kiddie stories and the OG stories.

much as I love swearing, I have to say I would like the cupcake package best. I just made your strawberry cupcakes, and now my boyfriend loves me even more!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Happy birthday! I am not sure if bacon tastes good on everything
but here is an idea that is... interesting...bacon rice krispie treats. it is real I swear.
oh and I would choose the cupcakes if I won.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger sky said...

Hi! I'm de-lurking only because you said it was your birthday and I felt guilty not giving you a birthday wish that was so easy to give. I'm Susan from Los Angeles. I read your blog because 1. I get inspired by the fun things you bake; 2. I enjoy your writing style which makes everyday life more interesting; 3. I like hearing about places in LA I could visit but probably never will; and 4. you update your blog almost everyday always giving me something new to read about. Um, I guess I said everything I wanted to say so I'll end with you and your blog are cool!!! Oh and I like package A better than B

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger bored@work said...

Creative designs and witty lines, you make me laugh at work
Skulking “JustJenn’s Rants & Raves”, it’s time to stop my lurk

Came out of hiding, just in time to honor your birthday
A silly rhyme to say hello – I hope not too cliché

Trying out new recipes with cupcakes make from scratch
Your pictures prove it can be done while I just burn each batch

Artistic with your cookery and so skillful with a pen
Another year of living well, “Happy Birthday to Just Jenn!”

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger dapotato said...

cupcakes, please. I was trying to give up both I have given up on giving up cupcakes but am still working on the swearing thing. I come here because I am an internet creeper who likes reading all about people I am only fake friends with.

Can't wait to see what goodies you bake for the shower.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Oh I see. Offer damn good prizes and you get tons of comments. Shit. I'm not a lurker, so probably not even frakkin' eligible. What the hell--I'll take the cursing. Cupcakes are so f*&king overrated.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Super Mom.Soon-to-be Wife. said...

First of all, yay! for Birthdays!I just discovered the "My Target Cart" blog today which led me to your blog. I love anything with cupcakes! JustJen designs is so F*@%n cute!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:45:00 PM  
Anonymous kat said...

it's just a traditon to sign up for the givaways I'll never win. but if I did, I'd go for the sweet one and appreciate the swearing one.

and bacon is bacon. can't say any more about that. unless a robot is cooking it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:56:00 PM  
Blogger suburban housefrau said...

Huzzah! I come by because I like sarcasm and Depeche Mode.

and cupcakes. and cursing. EFFING CUPCAKES! I want them both. ;)

Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:38:00 PM  
Anonymous karoons said...

Hello!

I am a lurker, but not a silent-lurker-hater. I promise.

I come here to marvel at your baking skills but I'd have to go with package B. I couldn't justify using Package A's pretty stuff on my monstrous creations. Last week I attempted to make cookies using an American recipe (I am not American). The result was basically baked butter - I used double what I should have done. I REALLY need to find out what the metric equivalent of a 'cup' is.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:40:00 PM  
Blogger Island Mummy said...

I come here every day because I love the stories and your recipes. You inspire me to bake more often, and I made an ice cream bombe for my husband's birthday after seeing it on here a few times.

I don't comment as often as I should but I do come every day. I love the cupcake stuff.
Especially "ceci n'est pas un cupcake"...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 5:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I SO need the cup a cake for my daughter who starts kindergarten NEXT WEEK! I forgot to order one.

I read every day and never comment. I can't believe how much you do with two kids. I have one and can't find the time to do half of what you do.

Happy birthday :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:46:00 PM  
Anonymous P. said...

Happy Birthday Jenn!
I've delurked many times. I am a foodie who is too lazy to try your recipes cuz well, 1) I'm lazy, and 2) I live alone, and work with skinny minnies who would NOT appreciate baked goodies. So I just come here cuz you're funny and I like that.
I have to agree. Cupcakes and cursing are pretty much all you need. For me it's cursing and french fries. Lots and lots of french fries.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:55:00 PM  
Blogger agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

you know what i hate more than no card... the "you get yourself what ever you like' tag which never happens cause when was the last time you ever spent anything on yourself?
1. happy birthday stranger
2. i found you by doing my favourite thing when my baby sleeps and my 4 year old rests - blog surf(found you on my little moochi)
3. bacon turns me on when i can enjoy it hot with my husband over a pot of tea. needless to say i havent enjoyed bacon for over 6 years now (age of my eldest)but i have enjoyed my hot hubby:)
4. i would love either giveaway, i was given a cupcake book for mothers day but i do curse on a daily basis (albeit under my breath)
5. cant wait till i am confident enought to give something away and more importantly have enough people to read my blog and would be interested in getting something from me.
have a great birthday
mmwah rosey

Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:57:00 PM  
Blogger farre said...

De-lurking to wish you a Happy Birthday!

My friend and I were showing each other blogs one day, and she showed me yours! I love your recipes, stories and most of all your snarky wit!

I would chose the cupcake gift set because I love the individual cupcake holder. Sometimes a girl just need one little homemade cupcake to get her through the work day!

And Bacon (yes, capital B) goes with everything. Even ice cream. Or so I've heard...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:11:00 PM  
Blogger camille said...

happy birthday!

i found this blog while googling disneydoki .. and then i got hooked on the recipes and cracked up everytime you threw in a Kid/Baby story. i've commented before, so i'm not really de-lurking. i guess i'm re-lurking. haha. anyway... I'm a sucker for the kid stories.and your lemon chicken recipe is off the hook. but if I HAD TO pick between the cupcakes and the cursing.. i'd go with cupcakes.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger cookingqueen said...

Happy Birthday!
I am delurking after reading for a couple of months. I enjoy reading your blog because I can relate on many levels and you crack me up!!
I love both options, but I have been really wanting the cup a cake holder for a while, my son has food allergies and its perfect for toting his "special" cupcake to parties... oh the joys of food allergies... anyway, I also love reading your kid stories, it sometimes makes me think my crazy everyday life is funny too!!

Friday, August 22, 2008 4:41:00 AM  
Blogger ButterflyChica said...

I visit often and I come for the O.G. stories. She's a fighter. Plus, she reminds me a lot of my Grandma who passed away last year. And knowing someone has a funky arse Grandma like me makes me feel so not alone in the world. Ha! Okay, so the O.G. stories aren't the only reason I visit. You are funny as heck and those recipes of yours(well, the ones I've tried)have all rocked the house. Thanks for sharing them for free and not writing them all into a book with a really cool cover and making us pay $21.95 + tax to enjoy your creations.
In addition, I like the giveaways. If I won, the cupcake package would look so cute on my desk.
Happy, Happy Birthday!

Friday, August 22, 2008 6:16:00 AM  
Anonymous kitajimasan said...

Happy Birthday Jen!
I first started visiting your site when I googled some mochi recipes and found your excellent collection of recipes (savory and sweet).
I love your OG and MIL stories and though I don't have kids yet, I feel like you're helping me prepare by knowing what to expect when I pop out the babies.
Casting my vote for the cupcake A option. Mahalo!

Friday, August 22, 2008 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger lindsay said...

Happy Early Birthday, from me, a person that you probably will never meet, but who likes to read your blog 'cause a) it's funny, b) you have great recipes. (I really like the lemon oven baked chicken) and c) you inspire me to bake (even though I don't end up doing it b/c I'm lazy). Hey, the thoughts are there, right? Don't worry, I'm not a weirdo, I just end up procrastinating at work and I like reading your daily thoughts. Oh, that did sound like I'm a weirdo. I'm not, I swear!

As for the cupcakes or the cursing? What about cupcakes that curse? Again, really, not a weirdo...dork maybe, weirdo, nah...

Friday, August 22, 2008 1:15:00 PM  
Blogger lilsprinkles said...

Happy Birthday, Jenn!

Why I visit? Your sarcasm/sense of humor reminds me a bit of my husband. AND I love your recipes, although I have yet to try one.
Why is bacon so yummy? It's so greasy and so bad for you! I try to make myself feel better about eating it by buying mine from Trader Joe's :)

I can't wait to see what you have in store for the shower. Please post lots of pictures!

Jae...aka, big sis of lil sprinkles

Friday, August 22, 2008 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Lawndale Art Classes said...

happy birthday jenn,
i read your blog to spy on you. i can't believe this many people read your blog either... it's f'ing amazing. i am so proud of you getting your products in stores. when i was in boston last year i was in davis square but i could find the shop where your stuff is. i want the profanity gift... BTW this is Mike P remember we used to work together? Happy birthday.

Friday, August 22, 2008 1:21:00 PM  
Anonymous kat said...

oh yeah. happy birthday next week and stuff.

Friday, August 22, 2008 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger celia said...

happy birthday jenn.

i read your blog so i can tell my husband which recipes i would like for him to try and because you're very funny.

i like package b.

Friday, August 22, 2008 5:32:00 PM  
Blogger Yum-e said...

Holy crap - someone actually talked about Bacon Ice Cream! They stole my thunder. :( haha - Gotta say, when I think of Bacon, I think of CUT LA when we braved the bacon ice cream...yeah, an experience wouldn't you say?

And what did I tell you about the Lemon Chicken?! It's da bomb according to the comments!

Though I would love to get either of your gifts, I'd rather the many de-lurkers here get them cuz they are AWESOME! So good luck DLs!

Good luck with the shower and before you know it, it'll be bday time and time for tons of packages to start arriving at your door...won't that get you into the proper birthday mood? Who doesn't love getting packages...if not - we'll go on a dessert fest, whaddya say????

Friday, August 22, 2008 7:16:00 PM  
Anonymous cc said...

you're funny, you're smart, you cook awesome food, a lot, and you have cute kids. what more does one need to make interesting blog fodder.

Friday, August 22, 2008 9:39:00 PM  
Blogger SAJ said...

ha ha HAH! I come here because you are funny. That's all I got.

Friday, August 22, 2008 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous bethany actually said...

Honestly, I come here whenever you mention baking or new designs on twitter. :-) I really should come here more often because both your twitters and your blogs posts are hilarious and interesting.

If I won, I'd want the cupcake one.

Friday, August 22, 2008 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Janine said...

I know I started reading after clicking on your name on "Inside my target cart" site. The site hadn't updated and I realized 95% of the entries I enjoyed were yours. So I jumped the middle man just started reading here.
You are talented, sarcastic and funny. You do great things whether it's cooking, designing or just telling what happened in your day.
Happy Birthday Jenn! Hope you get what you want on that day.
And if I had to choose I'd take the stationary.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:20:00 AM  
Anonymous threeisplenty said...

I first clicked over for a recipe long long ago and now come for the funnies. I enjoy it all! And I'm going to send package b energy out into the universe for this one. Thanks! And Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I'm a total lurker for your recipes, ideas, and personal stories about your family and outings in LA. Your greatness amazes me!! Thanks to you, I now have a greater interest in baking and entertaining--not to mention the great Rick Astley. I'm actually about to go and make 'burger bites' for a bbq tonight!
I could definitely use the assortment of cupcake fun!!
Good luck w/the shower and happy happy birthday girl!

Saturday, August 23, 2008 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Que Sera Sara said...

Love your recipes and your pics and all your family stories, but i especially like that you update regularly!! Do not go all MIA on my ass, your recipes make for good convo, usually, how they hell did she do that and do i have skills to do it too!?!?

I'm all over the cupcake gift like the kid is all over indiana jones, i dream of baking at night, i wake up and wish i had better cupcake tools to make feel all special and bakerlicious. (too much project runway.....oy!)

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:04:00 PM  
Blogger Que Sera Sara said...

Happy Birthday Jenn, thanks for sharing gifts with us lurkers.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:06:00 PM  
Anonymous McCrum said...

I came for the robots and stay for the recipes. It's also inspiring that you're able to work in architecture (great time suck that it is), still bake like a mofo, raise a family, find time to put out your own line of design and update a blog. Daily.

Hell, I'm worn out just from typing all of that! Inspiring, I tells ya.

Plus, I like cupcakes and bombes.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jen14221 said...

Oh you, I DO give a crap about your birthday. What will this one be....32? You are in for an amazing treat from me, just watch your mail.
xoxox,
Jen

Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenifer said...

Package A

Hi! My name is Jen (I'm a one "n"-er, like Jen from Quarter Life). My purpose for visiting this site is to giggle. A lot. Also, to look at cupcakes and drool on my keyboard.

Bacon tastes better on everything because the saltiness enhances the flavor and it's hard to make cupcakes crunchy unless you slap a piece of fried bacon on top.

Nothing more to say here. Go back to reading the other comments. I doubt that I'll win. You can tell I'm an optimist.

Saturday, August 23, 2008 7:27:00 PM  
Blogger Monkey Bean said...

Another one delurking here. And yet another Jen at that! I stumbled across your blog while searching for pirate birthday ideas and have been hooked since. I so enjoy your smart writing style. I also enjoy the insider's view of California...I live in the midwest and have only been to CA once...and that was as a tourist in San Francisco.

My husband and I recently had a conversation about why bacon is so delicious. (I then had to share the bacon dog story...never heard of them before.) The funny thing is I always feel guilty after eating it.

I would select the cupcake option. I have such a sweet tooth, yet terrible luck when baking cupcakes. It's so unfortunate but at least we get to support our local bakery!

Thanks and happy birthday!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008 7:57:00 PM  
Blogger Patrizzia said...

Gosh I love the internet. Not sure how I found your blog but am VERY glad I did. Hope you have a great birthday.

I am sweet and sour so I like them both! ;0)

Saturday, August 23, 2008 9:10:00 PM  
Anonymous lynn said...

Hi Jenn,

Just wishing you a happy birthday!

The kids loved the personalized circus notepad. Thanks!

Saturday, August 23, 2008 9:32:00 PM  
Blogger Lissete said...

Well, I come by because 1) you're funny 2)you love cupcakes 3) you go to all these cool restaurants 4) you love cupcakes 5)you're party planner extraordinare 6) you love cupcakes 7) you share recipes 8) you love cupcakes 9) you love the Arclight {I only get to go while on vacation} and 10) you love cupcakes!

Guess which one I would choose!
Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 23, 2008 9:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I come here becuase who doesn't love cupcakes mixed in with a little sarcastic humor. Of course, the O.G. stories are always the bomb diggity!

Keeping my fingers crossed that I win and have a great birthday!

Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous John said...

In celebration of your birthday - more O.G. stories please.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:17:00 AM  
Blogger Chessie said...

De-lurking to say happy birthday and I really enjoy reading your blog! I love seeing all the creative things you come up with! =)

Sunday, August 24, 2008 2:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Babs said...

I come here because your sarcastic humor is hysterical. I also love to salivate over your scrumptious treats.

My birthday is Tuesday! What day is yours?

Sunday, August 24, 2008 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger madelyn said...

Hmm, why do I come? Habit? Really, though, I find nothing goes better with frozen waffles than a nice side of sarcasm. And, you have two kids and a job and bake yummy things, so on days when I feel overwhelmed and undermotivated, you are a good kick in the ass.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 3:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

I clicked over from the Slackmistress one day, and thought that your blog was very witty and creative. I love your mixture of clever and snark; that's what keeps me coming back.

I want both packages. But if you're making me choose, I want... BOTH! Ha! See if you can make me pick, go on, just see!

Sunday, August 24, 2008 3:09:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

The contest is closed.
Thanks for the entries!

Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:13:00 PM  

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