Random Musings: Jen is Thankful

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Wow, you guys.  I have to say, 2016 has been one hell of a year.

This is a bit of an unusual post for me to write – people who know me well might tell you that I’m the opposite of a sappy, emotional person (but then again, they may also tell you I’m full of crap and just as sappy as the average female main character in a Lifetime original movie…hard to tell). Either way, I wanted to get some thoughts down here and share with you all what makes a Jen thankful on this Thanksgiving holiday in 2016.

First and foremost, I want to thank our very own Future Monkeys podcast crew: Los, Skari, and Beardy. Many of you might be aware on some level that I went through kind of a rough time at the beginning of the year with some personal life changes that needed to occur for the benefit of all mankind (or at least one specific member of it). These guys were there for me at a time when I really needed support…and to be honest, I should probably apologize to them for putting them through all that. But I wouldn’t be where I am today if it hadn’t been for them listening to all my ranting, late night tangents, and general insanity.

Of course, we wouldn’t be able to be the Future Monkeys podcast without the amazing community backing us up and listening to us every week. I know, I know. This is cheesy, cliche, overused stuff. Please, put the pitchforks and torches away…I have to say it, you guys. THANK YOU SO DAMN MUCH. I hope that our podcast does something for you in the same way that it does for me. Even if it’s just that we elicit a tiny little smile on a rough day. If it weren’t for YOU, we wouldn’t be here doing this. And that’s unthinkable to me right now – the positive impact that doing this cast has had in my life is immense. And interacting with all of you, in the Hangouts/Slack chat/Twitterverse/voicemails/community nights getting my ass kicked in Battlefront…you’ve been good for me, future monkeys community members. Even if you don’t realize it.

Well, that’s the serious business out of the way. Let’s run through some of the other things I’m thankful for, shall we?

  • Friends & family (duh)!
  • Bubble tea!!!
  • Destiny and all of the guys I get to raid with!!
  • My rediscovered love of whiskey!
  • Yummy beer!
  • Using random amounts of exclamation points on items a bulleted list! 😉
  • I’m sure there’s something I’m forgetting…
  • …this is silly…
  • …alright, I’ll stop now.
  • Oh, and this pillow:


-Jen <3

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Jen is a self-proclaimed supernerd who would happily debate such topics as the correct pronunciation of "gif" and the color of Hera's hair from Disney's Hercules. She's been gaming since age 3 and enjoys everything from RPG's to shooters.

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