Roll Tide

Good afternoon 🙂

As usual, y’all rock. Thank you so much for the sweet and encouraging comments this morning. Your comments always bring a smile to my face!

Church was awesome this morning…it was PACKED and there was a great, almost magnetic, energy in the place. The band totally rocked out with electric guitars and my bad mood was completely erased. Even better, the bbq was sooooooooo good!!!!!



I am a true Southern girl at heart and LOVE LOVE LOVE my bbq!!!! Good ol’ Southern bbq always reminds of Alabama football!!! I found this crazy old photo of my friend Amari and I before one of the games. This was taken six years ago! 🙂

awwww a roaring 20s date party!

(ps–I really miss my long hair!)
Anyways, today I filled up on all my very favorites—pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, hush puppies and washed it all down with some sweet tea 🙂 It was marvelous. I rarely drink sweet tea anymore just ’cause its so filled with sugar, but dang! the stuff is delicious….my favorite drink by far.
I’m off to the coffee shop to write for a few hours. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  • Errign
    August 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love, love, love BBQ.

    I wish we had a coffee shop around here that was cool enough to go sit in!

  • Michelle
    August 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Oh man, southern BBQ sounds soooo good! Cute pics too! I totally know what you mean about missing the long hair, every time i cut mine I miss having it long, and when it gets long I want it short again!

  • Emily
    August 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    SO glad that you’re feeling better after church and some yummy BBQ. 🙂

  • Jenna
    August 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Nothing like good ole’ bbq food! I haven’t tried sweet tea before, but it is popping up in Minneapolis EVERYWHERE. I swear, every few weeks I see a sign on a restaurant window talking about sweet tea. Maybe it is a sign telling me I need to try it 🙂

    I know the feeling about the long hair vs. short hair issue. Whenever I have short hair, I want long hair. Whenever I have long hair, I want short hair. What gives? I currently have long hair and am content, but it is only a matter of time my friend, before I want to chop it off and do the whole long vs. short debate again!

  • Lizzy
    August 30, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    isn’t it amazing when you can go to a place that totally just cheers you right up! Especially when you follow it up with great food! so glad your feeling better Jenna!

  • Sheri
    August 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Love you with the long hair! That Southern BBQ looks so good! Glad you had a great time.

  • Liz
    August 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    BBQ is the best! I’m glad you had such a good morning in church. That energy is infectious! Good luck with your running. Blisters are frusturating, because your not “injured”, but you still can’t run on them, especially when they’re as bad as the ones you got! They will heal though, eventually!

  • Lee
    August 30, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    Sorry to hear about the blisters … I can get them pretty bad too. But throw away that moleskin! Moleskin is terrible! I’ve found that the stickiness of the adhesive actually pulls on the skin and creates new (and bigger) blisters! Instead, blister band-aids ( are heaven sent! They’re gel-padded and the adhesive doesn’t pull the way moleskin does. I did a three-week hike in Nepal and had blisters on my feet for most of it, and someone I met on the trail gave me some of these and they were awesome! Seriously love them … and, no, I don’t work for Band-Aid. Hope you can find them and hope they work as well for you as they did for me. Good luck training!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I’m so glad things turned around for you today. What a lovely bbq, and it sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    And I totally agree that your long hair is GORGEOUS, but life is too short to keep your hair one length! You have to play around with it! And I think short hair suits you just as well. 🙂

  • Megan
    August 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    As a southern girl myself I know what you mean about lovin good southrn bbq!!! Hush puppies are my favorite 🙂 I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!!

  • angieinatlanta
    August 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I’m glad you’ve shaken off the bad start to your Sunday! Church has quite the knack for helping that to happen!

  • Lauren
    August 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Sounds like just what you needed to lift your sadness…
    Jesus with a side of soul food! Sounds like the perfect remedy to me. 🙂

    Hope your day is outstanding and full of happiness.

    Take care sweet girl!

  • JW
    August 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Roll Tide is right!! I am a huge Bama fan and proud of it! Hope you have a great Sunday Jenna!

  • simpledaisy
    August 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Oh…I love your long hair too! but long hair is always such a pain in the who-hah to take care of!! Don’t beat yourself up too much about running…sometimes taking a break is GOOD even when it’s not planned:)

  • Evan Thomas
    August 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Pulled pork at a BBQ is always irresistable

  • Haleigh
    August 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    aw, i love seeing the old college photos! you look adorable!

  • Meghan
    August 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    So happy you are feeling better and had such a great BBQ! LOVE the pics…that flapper look was totally one of my halloween costumes!

  • Sana
    August 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    YAY! I am glad your day went well!!! BBQ eats are the best!

  • Jess
    August 30, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I cut my hair short and now miss my long hair I know the feeling you get when you look at old pics and see those long locks 🙁

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    mmm I had pulled pork at dinner last night-yum!

  • Sarah
    August 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I love sweet tea! When I moved to Orlando, I was shocked to find out that they usually don’t serve it down here, just unsweetened 🙁

  • Tay
    August 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    mmmmm BBQs are my fave!!! I have an odd obsession with BBQ sauce and baked beans are amazing!

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    August 30, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I’m going to have to make pulled pork this week since that sounds SO GOOD!

  • Maria
    August 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Glad to hear church was a blast 🙂 BBQ looks delicious!

  • Kristin
    August 30, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve never had an authentic southern bbq, but dang you are making my mouth water!! I do love sweet tea though =)

    Have a wonderful night!



  • Sara
    August 30, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    BBQ looks great. Glad you’re feeling better. I think the unofficially “end” of summer leaves even the best of us feeling a little down in the dumps. Then again, you’re in Florida! Take care 🙂

  • K
    August 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling better – hang in there with the blister! Your dress looks so cute, I love it! Hope the rest of your afternoon went well 🙂

  • Susan
    August 30, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Yay for feeling better 🙂 Love the old pics! I always get a kick out of people in the south calling it “sweet tea.” Here in Canada, we just call it “iced tea.” Guess we just assume it’s sweet 😉

    Hope you had fun shopping!

  • Amelia
    August 30, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Ohh man you’ve totally got me craving some good Southern food now. It’s probably for the best that I can’t get sweet tea in NYC! 🙂
    Cute dress!

  • Simone
    August 30, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Love the flashback photos. As for the long hair, I just recently (last week) cut 9 inches of hair off and I am LOVING my new ‘do.’ I really love you with short hair because I think it frames your face very well, but I know what you mean in missing the long hair. The only thing I miss is being able to fit it all in a ponytail or swoop it all into a messy bun. But honestly, I am SOOO glad I cut it. It was very liberating!

  • sherri
    August 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    firefly sweet tea is so delicious…

  • Jolene (
    August 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I have never had “true” Southern BBQ – it sure looks good!

  • Jenna
    August 30, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    you looked so different in those younger year pics!!

  • muffy
    August 31, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    gorgeous dress girl! where did you get it?

    • jenna
      September 1, 2009 at 11:26 am


      That is the oldest dress in my closet! I got it on clearance from Anthro in 2003….still loving it!

  • Molly
    November 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I was just in Tuscaloosa for a football game.. All these pictures made me smile and laugh! So awesome. There really isn’t anything that compares to an Alabama/Auburn rivalry week football game. So excited to see what the future holds for U of A!

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