The Real Me

Today I discovered the perils of registering for California car insurance. I’m talking DMV waiting lines, smog centers and car inspection checks.

Prime example and the first of two rare glimpses into my real life. This is the look I give when I’m REALLY HUNGRY and I’ve been on the phone with the insurance agent for an hour and a half.
Don’t mess with me. Just feed me…

Thank God.

Monster salad at East West with roasted veggies, baked tofu, hummus, brown rice and slivered almonds.
Second rare glimpse.

This is the face I give when I’ve been fed a main meal but now feel like its time for a snack.

Crisis averted and moving on.

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Haha, I know that first face very welll….I’m the same when I need a good meal!

  • Evan Thomas
    June 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    That really is a monster salad. It looks sooooo good!

  • Claire
    June 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    That salad looks pretty amazing lady. My boyf is from northern cali and was talking about how easy where it is now at the DMV, etc. I had no idea until then that it was such an awful process out there!

  • Kellie
    June 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I am being totally honest when I say that salad looks like the best salad ever. I wish I had something like that where I live.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    hilarious! love that salad…i kinda want it for breakfast 😉

  • skinny latte
    June 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Ha ha! I made a similar face when I was on the phone to the council this morning! I hadn’t had breakfast yet, and I was GRUM-PY.

  • Lisa
    June 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I get super cranky and grouchy when I’m hungry. Like don’t mess with me hungry, I might eat your arm off! 😉

  • lola
    June 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    You are looking very slim and pretty!! 🙂

  • Corinne
    June 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    hahaha i recognize the first face! yikes! now i know what i look like! sorrrrrrrrrrrrry the dmv was so awful. does the dmv EVER go smoothly? meh.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    haha love that fac!! I too have my hungry face and it is not pretty!!!!

  • Ash Bear
    June 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Those guns are amazing in the top picture! 🙂 I am about to go through the same issue in NY! Boo!

  • Erin
    June 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve been putting off calling the DMV about changing my address. I’m in the same state and same county so why does it matter?!

  • sarah shep
    June 14, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Good thing you had such a pretty meal to save the day! Looking gorgeous, per usual. Hope you passed!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I always tell people not to mess with me when I’m hungry either. It’s not pretty. 😉

  • ida
    June 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    changing over the CA plates and insurance is a bear! At least you got a target trip in afterwards though.

  • Laine
    June 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Nice arms!!

    I’m working on my yoga arms. I’ll be there soon.

  • Suzanne
    June 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Just for future reference, you can make appointments at the CA DMV. It still sucks, but it’s MUCH faster.

    And I agree, nice arms. 😀

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    June 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Your arms are smokin’! 🙂

  • theemptynutjar
    June 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Your so lucky to eat a lot. It looks nice. You look very pretty Jenna. A model-like.

  • Sharon
    June 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Love the food at East West, but every time I go there the service is BAD. Impossibly slow and you are basically ignored by the wait staff.

  • theemptynutjar
    June 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Oops. I meant its nice that you eat “out” out cafes and restauants a lot…not a lot.

  • eatmovelove
    June 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Love the dress!!!!

  • CW
    June 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Can we just talk about the gun show that is definitely happening in that first photo? Day-um, girl! Inspired me to pick up my weights this evening, that’s for sure.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    June 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I am a MONSTER when I’m hungry. And that’s me being polite about it 😉

  • MMiller
    June 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Glad it is all done with! You are even cute in your Grumpy or hungry face! Enjoy your mom’s last evening in Cali!

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness)
    June 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I love your dress!! Wear did you get those shoes? They’re adorable!

  • Tina
    June 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    At least you got to go to Target-it always make everything all better! At least for me.

  • Ellie
    June 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I know that face- had it many times in my life 🙂 My Mom is all about the still need a snack face

  • Susan
    June 14, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I vote Jenna best pipes in the blog world!

  • Stacey
    June 14, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Hate the dmv:( But what a good salad.

  • The Cilantropist
    June 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Oh I have that face too, my boyfriend and my boss have both said they need to keep little candies and chocolates in their pocket so they can keep me fed and happy. (sort of the way you give a treat to a dog, sad really.. ) 😉

    And that salad looks AMAZING.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    June 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I get the same way haha! Love those beautiful orange roses!

  • Kaz
    June 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Yeah, when I get hungry, I get *mean*. Don’t ever come between me and my next meal!

    That salad looks so good!

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    June 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Haha, I do the same thing when I’m hungry. My boyfriend knows that “code red” is the danger hunger zone. . . Now that you’ve reminded me, I need to restock the snacks in my glove compartment. 😉

  • Midgey
    June 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Ahh yes the joys of California.. People think all we are about is beautiful weather, beaches and disneyland… Well little do they know our DMV and Insurance offices are more dangerous than the safari. Glad your crisis was avreted.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    June 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    haha I’m soooo glad I have a hubby who takes care of the insurance/dmv/etc crap for me. I used to HATE that.

  • Laura
    June 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm


  • Betsy
    June 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I spy Jack Rogers!!! my favorite sandal!

  • Jessica
    June 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    That salad looks soooo good.
    I am not so friendly when I am hungry. I actually keep emergency snacks on me all of the time to keep me from turning into an out of control meanie!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 14, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Nothing says ‘I’ve summered in ‘Palm Beach’ like Pilates arms and Jack Rogers sandals!! OMG salad!!!

  • Amanda
    June 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    hahaha! You are looking BUFF in that picture! Buff and hungry!

  • Kait
    June 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    that salad look incredible, I want one!

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    June 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Switching over to CA insurance and license was the worst ever! At least you had an awesome salad to make up for it. 🙂

  • Erinn
    June 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I know you were cranky and hungry in that first pic, but damn! your arm looks amazing! That’s going to be my inspiration when I don’t feel like working out 🙂

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    June 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I cringe at the thought of having to deal with that crap! hehe
    Good looking meal! Very colorful!

  • zoe
    June 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    i am so glad you live around the santa rosa area because you post eateries i can go to! that salad looks AH-MAZING. for sure hitting up east west soon!!!!!

  • Katherine
    June 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    ugh got my Cali insurance and license two months ago. It was awful. Luckily, salads always save the day!

    June 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    the many faces of lovely jenna!! hehe. i love the “i need a snack asap” face 🙂

    too cute!

  • jenny (green food diaries)
    June 14, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    jenna… youre brilliant.

  • Marina
    June 14, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Wow how that salad looks like! Amazing, I’m sure it was delicious 🙂
    You look adorable btw 😉

  • Anna
    June 15, 2010 at 12:44 am

    dang girl! I think you just gave us a ticket to the gun show. Also, I need that salad. Hummus, tofu, brown rice…all my favorite things together in one amazing looking salad. I’m jealous. Not so jealous about the DMV crappola. I hear you though, today I had to wait to renew my passport and I nearly died of boredom and frustration.

  • Cassie @ Tasteful Tales
    June 15, 2010 at 3:12 am

    love the face! Hate the dmv too 😛

  • Annie D. @ Annie's Simple Life
    June 15, 2010 at 4:08 am

    LOL we ALLLLLL make those faces hehehehe 🙂

  • Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    June 15, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I love that last picture – the flowers are so pretty! And is there anything worse than the DMV? Maybe only a hungry Jenna lol

  • Carolyn
    June 15, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Nice arms, watch out Michelle! Enjoy your last minutes with your mom…There is nothing better.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 15, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Hm, you look a lot nicer than I do when I’m waiting at the DMV. That place is a nightmare!

  • Katherine
    June 15, 2010 at 4:57 am

    “the real you” :: at Target. I love that place!

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South)
    June 15, 2010 at 4:57 am

    you are too cute!!
    i absolutely despise being stuck on the phone with the bank/dmv/customer service drones. sooo boring.

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 15, 2010 at 5:32 am

    The food looks delicious – and I’ve heard the horrors of CA DMVs…basically it’s a ‘take the day off from work’ type of deal…yikes.

  • Helen
    June 15, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I so have that face when I’m hungry! I bet your salad really made you feel better, it looks so delicious!! I hope you get your car insurance sorted soon.

  • Amanda
    June 15, 2010 at 6:07 am

    I’ve seen that look before. Hunger makes us do funny things 🙂

  • Amanda
    June 15, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I have been loving your blog for the past month or so…so glad I stumbled across it! Do you ever hear that you look like Lauren Conrad? Sooo pretty, and your arms = my goal!!!

  • kristina
    June 15, 2010 at 10:45 am

    ah yes, get used to it! CA is a big pain for the DMV, and for a lot of other “not fun” stuff like that. and like everyone is saying, you’re looking really buff!

  • Emily
    June 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Ok- Jenna please tell me how I can get my arms to look like yours.

  • Sana
    June 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Hahahaha like the Snickers commercial. Diva alertttt :)!

  • ari
    June 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    we have the same iphone cover what upppp