Warning: randommess to follow!

I'm Jen. With one 'n.' Jennifer is reserved for formal occasions (and for people who don't know me that well), and Jenny was bestowed upon me when I was a little girl, by my dad, in the nickname-form of Jenny-Penny. Nobody else can get away with calling me that.

I grew up in small-town Pennsylvania, but currently live in New York with my fiance, Mike, and our two cats, Scruffy and Littles. [Unfortunately, Scruffy passed away in 2014, and Littles in 2018. The two kitties who now reside with us are Ms. Meowgi and Loki.] When I say New York, I don't mean New York City, which is the general assumption. I don't live in a glamorous-always-something-to-do-city-that-never-sleeps. And if I did, I would hate it.

I collect socks. I have more socks than what most people would consider normal. I have themed socks (Monopoly, Stranger Things), toe socks, holiday socks (Christmas, Valentine's Day), character socks (Family Guy, Peanuts, Jason Voorhees), the list goes on and on. I actually like getting socks for Christmas.

I have obsessions with turtles and penguins. I have a pretty big turtle collection, ranging from stuffed animals to salt-and-pepper shakers. Many people have contributed to this collection over the years. My penguin obsession is a little more recent, therefore, the collection is smaller. One day I would like to display everything (non-stuffed) in a curio cabinet.

I love old sitcoms; stuff from the '80s and '90s. Shows that we look back on now and think how cheesy television was back then. But I love it. I love the nostalgia they bring. To be able to revert back to my childhood in thirty-minute blocks is truly amazing. The same can be said of movies. Horror movies from the '80s will always be some of my favorites.

Speaking of, my favorite movie genre is horror, and I think that makes me a bit of a rare girl. Most females, even if they like horror, probably don't rank it as number one. I particularly love slashers, with the Friday the 13th series being a favorite there. The same can be said of video games. I'm a big survival horror gamer, with the Silent Hill series being at the top of that list. My favorite non-horror series is Kingdom Hearts.

I love music and concerts. I've been known to travel up to four hours to see a show. That might not seem like a lot to some people; for others, that might be insane. For me, that's just who I am. Sometimes you have to do what makes you happy.

I love to read. I prefer physical books to e-reader forms, but I guess I'm old-fashioned like that. It actually saddens me that bookstores are becoming less common as electronic forms of reading are becoming more popular. For this reason, I tend to pick up a new book or two (three or four) when I visit a bookstore. I'd rather own them outright and read them down the road than have them not be available at all. True crime, fiction, mystery and horror are genre-favorites.

Fears, you ask? Bugs. All kinds. Every kind. I have a massive bug phobia. I get panic attacks if I'm even in the same room as one. Flying and jumping bugs, especially. A lot of people don't understand this fear and will tell me, "it's just a bug; it won't hurt you." I don't care. I don't want any part of any bug. Ever.

I have girl-crushes on Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis. Mike is okay with this, haha. ♥