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Joining The Club

hey!

I have been nonstop all day, cleaning and packing. I hate, hate, HATE (!!) coming home to a dirty house. So, whenever I travel I always do my laundry before and wash my sheets so I have nice fresh sheets on my bed when I get home. I also clean, do dishes and organize. There’s nothing worse than coming home to a messy house when you are exhausted after a long day of traveling….and I already know that I am going to be exhausted next Wednesday when I come home after a looooong day of traveling.

The weather is AWFUL outside! Freezing and pouring rain. I did get a nice 2 mile run in though before it started to rain and also did some lunges and crunches. Before my workout I ate the only thing in my house—

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That’s right—a classic almond butter and jelly sandwich on quinoa bread. Hits the spot, you know? After my workout I made a big green smoothie with spinach, 1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 scoop chocolate SuperFood and 1 tsp maca:

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I also had an unpictured cappuccino and a few gummy bears. Gotta keep my energy up! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We were supposed to go out for Ethiopian food tonight with my friend Michaela and her husband but Michaela went home from work sick so plan be was Indian! I think Indian food Wednesdays are a common theme in the blogworld? Hehe

We started with some “indian snacks” (not quite sure what all exactly was on this fun little tray but I tried a little bit of everything!)

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Baigan Bharta for dinner! mmmm + 1 piece of naan ๐Ÿ™‚

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Must sleeeeeeeeeeeep!!! I have a LONG day of traveling set for tomorrow.
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In response to your comments earlier….sorry to keep ya hanging about the ever mysterious boyfriend. I have a feeling he will opt to come out of the blog closet soon…but you can’t rush these boys, can you? They have to come around on their own time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the meantime, I’ll tell you he’s totally cute and makes me smile.

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The winner of the Avocate gift set is……Jessica Starkey! Jessica, send me your mailing address and we’ll get your products right out to you!

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81 Comments

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    Mama Pea
    March 31, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Wow, in a matter of hours, we’ve gone from “cute boy” to “cute boyfriend.” I expect to read an engagement announcement in the morning. Good night to you and your fiance! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Lauren @ A Fit Foodie
    March 31, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I love coming home to a clean house and sheets after traveling. It makes all the difference in the world! Hope you got some good sleep and are geared up for today!

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    Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES
    March 31, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    ooooooooh, you dropped the B-bomb. i like him. and i can’t wait for his debut.

    also, green smoothies + gummy bears = powerhouse combo.

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    Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    March 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I am exactly the same way with coming home to a messy house.. it’s just stressful! Another reason I’m in need of my open place :p

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    Tilly
    April 1, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Nah Mama Pea … you know she’s totally heading to Vegas tomorrow. You know, like, totally. :p

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 1, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I hate coming home to a dirty house too, but I don’t like my sheets to be totally fresh after I’vve been away a long time, cos then they don’t seem as familiar :p
    Quinoa bread!Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    April 1, 2010 at 12:44 am

    You can never go wrong with an AB&J.

    Aww, I love that this boy is making you HAPPY =]

    Safe travels tomorrow, Miss Jenna!

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    ida
    April 1, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Yay for the boy making you smile!

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    Christie {Honoring Health}
    April 1, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Jenna’s gotta boyfriend.
    Jenna’s gotta boyfriend.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad he makes you smile.

    Travel safe.

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    Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear
    April 1, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Now I totally want some of that naan bread! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Jennie {in Wonderland}
    April 1, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Congrats on the cute boyfriend! I am excited for you ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have a cousin named Jessica Starkey, lol. There can’t be that many of them out there!!!!! Is she Canadian, by any chance? I would ask her, but if it’s not her, she might think I’m nuts, bahaha.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    April 1, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Have a safe day of traveling, Jenna! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    April 1, 2010 at 3:57 am

    I always have to come home to a clean house, it’s a must.

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    April 1, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Hope your travels go safely and smoothly! That Indian food looks mah-velous! Any kind of Indian food themed day gets the thumb up from me.

    And yes, just like with slow cooking steel cut outs, boys can’t be rushed. Take your time!

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    eatmovelove
    April 1, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Wow – bringing romance into the blog!
    Do you ever worry about sharing your life with so many Jenna or get “tired of it” – or is it just another thing for you?
    I recently seen a book called “A Homemade Life” about a blogger turned into a book writer (Molly Wizenberg I think) – might be interesting too…uh, could someone pay me for that deal?! haha – I’d actually have to blog daily to do that…alas work and life detracts from that…Happy vacay.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 1, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Ahhh, I love cute boyfriends who make you smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Come out and meet us, cute boyfriend! We’re not THAT scary!

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    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    April 1, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Aaah Indian food! Looks delish. And I can’t wait for the big boyfriend reveal =D

    xo
    K

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    Kelly
    April 1, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Hmm from cute boy to cute boyfriend… haha how exciting! Glad he’s makin ya smile.

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    Jil
    April 1, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Awww – glad you’re happy!! And that Indian meal looks amazing!

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    April 1, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I need your motivation about cleaning the house before leaving. I hate coming home to a dirty house too but I’m always running around like a crazy person packing before I go so I never make the time to clean, too!

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    MMiller
    April 1, 2010 at 5:25 am

    That’s what it’s all about…a boy that makes you smile! Can’t wait to find out who it is! I also love coming home to a clean house and clean sheets! And I have got to find that Quinoa bread! It is a must try! Loved the millet bread when I found that!

    Safe travels Jenna…enjoy your Spring Break!

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    M.
    April 1, 2010 at 5:31 am

    happy Jenna is what makes us readers smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    And it’s not like introducing the boy to “a few friends” when you have a popular blog and we all somehow think in our minds we are a virtual pal of yours-hee hee! Silly blog readers us!!

    On a serious note,thinking of your family and sending you lots of prayers and thoughts as April approaches. I can’t even imagine how much you and your parents miss your beloved brother.Very tragic and I am inspired by your family’s strength and love pulling you all forward in life’s journey.He is with you all obviously wherever you go,surfing away and watching over you.

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    Mom
    April 1, 2010 at 5:36 am

    See you at midnight! XXoX

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    Jenna
    April 1, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Have fun at home and yaaa to the boy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Whit
    April 1, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Ah, the boyfriend thang makes me happy. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m smiling for you!

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    Jenny
    April 1, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I lurve Indian food Wednesdays!

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    Ann @ Appalachian Appetites
    April 1, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Come out, come out cute boy! We’d love to meet you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    April 1, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Yay for the cute boy!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also I totally agree about coming home to a clean house. There is nothing worse than coming from a vacation to a dirty house!

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    April 1, 2010 at 6:09 am

    My husband never understands my rational for cleaning the house before we leave for a vacation. He always asks, โ€œSo are you cleaning in case someone robs us? Because thatโ€™s dumb.โ€ Yeah, so guys donโ€™t get it. But I totally agree. Coming how to a messy house is so stressful!

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    diana(mymarblerye)
    April 1, 2010 at 6:11 am

    i should join in on indian wednesdays. Anyways, I’m sure cute boy will wanna be on your blog soon..I mean, he doesn’t wanna disappoint thousands of readers…does he?

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    Krystina (Organically Me)
    April 1, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I was thinking of making Indian food for dinner and this blog is totally making me crave it even more.

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    diana@mymarblerye
    April 1, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I should join Indian Wednesdays with you…mmm…so creamy. Anyways, I’m sure cute boy will wanna be “outed” on your blog soon..I mean…he doesn’t wanna let down THOUSANDS of readers..does he?

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    Jessica
    April 1, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I might be getting Indian with my mom for lunch. ; ) I’m the same way with cleaning before a trip too!

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal
    April 1, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Mmm. Our Indian restaurant is currently closed for renovations and it’s driving me mad! I want my Indian food!
    Glad you have found someone who makes you smile:D

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    Andrea
    April 1, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Good luck traveling! So nice to go home and spend time with family and best friends!

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    Gina G
    April 1, 2010 at 6:27 am

    aww im so happy for you jenna! =)

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    Kait
    April 1, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Have a great time on your trip home!! Hopefully you’ll get some sunny/warm weather

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    Jenn @ Livewellfit
    April 1, 2010 at 6:30 am

    There should be an Indian day worldwide blog meetup! Imagine all of us crazies gettin together for Indian and fabulous convo. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Angharad
    April 1, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Oh boy, I am exactly the same way about coming home to a messy house: I don’t always completely get my shiz together in time but no dirty dishes is a MUST!

    Also: Indian food – yessss! I’ve made Baingan Bharta at home but I’ve never ordered it out: need to rectify that! Have an amazing trip home!

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    maura
    April 1, 2010 at 6:38 am

    oh la la- cute boyfriend?! love it & love that he’s making you smile! oh and i totally understand the cleaning before vaca thing. who wants to come home to a mess?? wish my roommates felt the same way! oye. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Jess @ MTL Veggie
    April 1, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Hey Jenna and (Jennie),
    Jenna- Thanks so much for the prize!! I’ve emailed you my info.
    Yes, Jen- it’s me, your cousin from Canada, who’s the Jessica Starkey that won ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’ve also recently started a blog! Guess it runs in the family?

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    Lauren @ louisianagrown
    April 1, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I hope all of your traveling is safe today!

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    Katharine
    April 1, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Can’t wait to find out who the mystery guy is! But it’s so awesome that he makes you happy – that’s what matters most. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    OK Chick
    April 1, 2010 at 7:06 am

    I just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading old post. I’m always looking for new in Blogger World that love healthy food! I sometimes steal their recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    April 1, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I’m not the neatest person in the world (by far) but even I like to straighten up and clean before leaving town. Makes coming home so much nicer.

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    Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    April 1, 2010 at 7:23 am

    well it’s very kind of you to let him “come out” on his terms. My bf doesn’t get a choice, I feature him on the blog all the time and it’s hilarious hahaha!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 1, 2010 at 7:25 am

    i’m just glad you found a guy that is cute and makes you smile…that’s so exciting! hope you have a wonderful day!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    April 1, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Awww, so happy for you that you found someone who makes you that happy!!! Good guys are HARD to find these days!

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    Samantha
    April 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Congrats on the boy!! You deserve to be happy!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    April 1, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I’m glad you have a boy who makes you smile. I’d be scared to be revealed to all of us too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your travel. I’m totally cleaning my house today since we will be gone overnight and don’t want to come home to a dirty house.

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    April 1, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Exciting about the cute new bf ๐Ÿ˜‰ And indian food is ALWAYS a good choice!

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    Midgetkeeper
    April 1, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I hope you have a great trip!

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    Kathleen
    April 1, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Have a great trip and I’m so excited about the boyfriend! I have been dating mine for 5 years and been blogging off and on for a majority of that time and he has refused to come out of his blog closet…he’s in there with chains and huge locks on the door!

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    Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries
    April 1, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Jenna, where do you found quinoa bread?

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    Stephanie
    April 1, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Cute boys make me smile too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy traveling and travel safe!

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    *Andrea*
    April 1, 2010 at 8:35 am

    i love cute boys and stories about other girls’ cute boys ๐Ÿ™‚ lovely eats! i love indiannnnnnn

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    Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    April 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Boyfriend!?! Does this change your plans to leave California? Safe travels!

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    grace
    April 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

    yes, please…where did you find the quinoa bread?

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      jenna
      April 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

      Quinoa bread is from Trader Joe’s……and my neighbor is watching Dexter! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    kalli@fitandfortysomething.com
    April 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

    i like things to be nice and tidy too when i come back. who is watching dexter? hope you have a good flight ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kelly
    April 1, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I have been meaning to try baigan bharta at our local Indian place sometime but I don’t know if I’ve ever had eggplant so I am a bit worried that it will be a bad choice if I end up not liking it! I keep seeing it around the blogworld though so it must be good! I don’t think I’d be led astray! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Love hearing about the cute boy aka boyfriend! Have a great trip home!!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    April 1, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I’m totally the same way about cleaning before leaving for a trip. Totally sucks coming home to a messy house.

    I don’t need to know who your boy toy is so long as you’re happy:) So adorable. hehe

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    April 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Obsessed with Indian food… I love those little crunchy cracker sheets that come with the apps… I like to dip them in the green and red sauces… mmmm

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    Laura Georgina
    April 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I’m the same way about cleaning before I travel. It’s a pain because it’s not like you don’t have enough to do before leaving, right? But so worth it to come home and actually want to BE at home ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    April 1, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Mmmmmm! Love Indian food!

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    April 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Am wondering if mystery BF’s name starts with an ‘A.’ I guessed your other big surprise–the reason for NY trip, so if this is correct, think I should get a prize. Suppose it will be an invisible prize going with the theme of non-existent contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl)
    April 1, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Ugh AGREED- I hate leaving for a trip and returning to a mess! Who wants to clean after returning from a fun vacay?

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    Sarah-Mae
    April 1, 2010 at 11:32 am

    One day he’ll wimper when NOT included in a blog post… ha… oh boys ^_^

    Congrats on uber-smiles!

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    Judy (Fitness4Looks)
    April 1, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Congrats on the new man ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve been dying to try Indian Food…it looks delicious!

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    Claire
    April 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    oh the SUSPENSE!hehe…cc

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    Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    April 1, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    That Indian dinner looks yummy — nothing like a good curry to warm you up. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Adam
    April 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I love indian food, and a pb & j hits the spot any time!

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    T
    April 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I havent been keeping up very well. I thought you were moving to France for a few months and I thought I remembered you saying you were moving back home. Of course, these could all be in my imagination or confused with another blogger =)

    If one of these is true — are you taking your new boyfriend with you?

    It’s always my luck to meet someone just as Im leaving.

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    Cole
    April 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Mmm, Indian food. Safe travels!

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    Michaela
    April 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I am so incredibly sad about last night! Let’s try the Ethiopian place when you get back. Enjoy your spring break!!

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    Astrid
    April 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    so happy for you!

    love astrid (longtimereader) x

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    Fancy
    April 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    SO excited to find out who the new boyfriend is! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    stephanie
    April 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful, enjoy your special friend (aka boyfriend:) and keep smiling. Enjoy the sun and yummy food, RELAX a lot you deserve it!!!

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    Amanda
    April 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I agree with you there: coming home to a messy house sucks!

    Congrats on the ‘mysterious boyfriend’! All that matters is that he makes you happy : )

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    Still Life in Southeast Asia
    April 2, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Boyfriend? Congrats! I thought he was just a date. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a beautiful time with your parents, Jenna. I hope everything goes smoothly.

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    amy
    April 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    is it adam? why is he hiding??

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