Anything Goes

Email to Siobhan

10 Jul 2012 17:53  |  by Jenna Donovan
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FROM: Jenna Donovan <ude.uynhcsit|navonodj#ude.uynhcsit|navonodj>
TO: Siobhan Knight <ude.drailliuj|thginks#ude.drailliuj|thginks>
SUBJECT: Wardrobe Emergency…. STAT!

I have a class tomorrow morning, and plans tomorrow night, but I could totally use your help and opinion. I need a different dress for the AK Enterprises Mid-Summer's Ball than the one I'd been planning on wearing.

I need shoes to go with it.

Accessories; purse, make-up, etc.

And I need your opinion on whether I should wear my hair up or down.

Chance asked me to be his date to the party, and I want to knock his socks off.

Love ya,
J <3


10 Jul 2012 17:49  |  by Jenna Donovan
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Today was amazing! Absolutely amazing! It doesn't even matter that I had a surprise rescheduling of my Wednesday class or anything. The class was actually quite fun, and it let out early enough I could slip in to my standing appointment at the spa. A nice mani/pedi, and then…

… lunch with Chance!

Okay, it wasn't a date. I mean, he tossed the invite on Twitter. Any one of his friends could have replied to it. Only, Quin was going for lunch with Shiv, and Harper was probably at the park again. So I went. I don't know if he was comfortable with it just being us, but after I got over my nerves, everything seemed pretty comfortable. We talked a bit. I explained the whole third-wheel thing to him.

Logically, I know I'm not. It's still myself, Shiv, and Harper. Except now, they're starting on this whole new adventure that I can't be part of. I don't mind, but I do know that they're going to want some time alone and I know that while their in this giddy stage it's probably best that I don't hang around them too much. They're both really projecting their feelings, and I don't want to go through what I did on the boat again. So Chance offered a movie night.

It sounds fun. Just something low-key and friendly. A couple of movies, snacks, possibly another really badly failed attempt in the kitchen again. Quin's going to be gone to Vegas at that point, which is too bad. It would've been fun to hang out with the both of them without having sauce and mushrooms in my hair, or being wrapped up in a towel.


That's not the most important news!

Chance asked me to the AK Enterprises Mid-Summer Ball! It took me a few minutes to realize that he didn't know mother and daddy had been invited and were insisting we accompany them this year. Going with Chance is infinitely better than walking in with my parents while Harper takes Shiv. I'd been thinking of asking Quin to come with me but I don't know how comfortable he'd be in that situation, being trussed up in a tuxedo and pranced around as he was introduced to people.

Now I've just got to find a killer dress and heels, and decide how I'm going to do my hair. Up or down. I'm going to make myself crazy, but it's going to be worth it.

Chance Harper, be prepared to pick your jaw up off the floor!

Lots of Stuff

08 Jul 2012 13:50  |  by Jenna Donovan
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This has been a long time coming. I mean, it's taken me a week to figure out exacly how and what to write, and a lot of confusion in between, and I guess I better just start on last Friday.

The Party

So, last Friday at work I seated this British celebutante; Amber Bardot. She was nice, and flattered by the fact that I knew who she was. She was throwing this party at the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel and invited me to come after work. Quin was working, but everyone else came.

Of course, Shiv and Harper paired up and left me to mingle. Which I did, but I wound up hanging with Chance most of the night anyhow. Not that I'm complaining, because Chance is really fun to hang with. He's flirty, and even when he's being an equal-opportunity flirt, he always makes me feel like I'm the center of his attention.

He's definitely good for my ego.

Anyhow, I really should've realized what was going on before I said or did anything stupid, but I forget that when I'm around a whole lot of drunk people that even just the tiniest drink will make me incredibly drunk. It's the abundance of what they're feeling too. Sort've like a contact high, I guess. It happened a few times at high school parties, and I generally only drink water since then. But long story short?

I kissed Chance.

It sucks because I'm totally awkward at kissing. I've not dated as much as everyone else has, so Chance was like… my third or fourth kiss. I think I caught him offguard or whatever. I told him I liked him. He told me that he's not into anything serious, and I mean, I do get that. I don't know if I'm ready for a hot and heavy relationship either.

At one point, Shiv and Harper disappeared. I don't know where they got off to. I'm just happy that they're happy with each other.

Chance was nice enough to ensure I got home safely. I thought that would be it after our talk. But then he went and confused me more by kissing me goodnight. It was soft, and sweet. Afterward, I remember bringing my fingers to my lips. Trying to lock it to memory.

I went to bed dreaming of that kiss.

Which brings me to…

Cooking Lessons

Monday was my cooking lesson with Quin. I don't know if he really meant to be helpful despite my telling him I really suck in the kitchen, or if it was meant to be a date. I kind've got the feeling that it was both. Because…

While we were chopping things for the sauce, he asked if he could kiss me. I've never had a boy ask me that before. The kiss was nice, and he pushed all his emotions at me. But, I'm a klutz. I got flustered and wound up knocking the pasta sauce all over me and the floor. Which only made me more flustered and upset, and I wound up throwing half-cooked spaghetti at Quin.

Well that part was kind've fun and silly, and it made my klutzy kitchen bonanza feel almost normal.

But! This is me we're talking about. So things couldn't just stay nice and almost normal. Nope. Not in Jenna-World. I disappeared to have a shower to get the sauce out of my hair. Can I just say that mushrooms are definitely not my best look?

I left my sauce covered clothes in the tub, and I was supposed to wrap up in a towel and toss on some clothes of Quin's while mine were cleaning. Except… I went into the wrong room, and Chance walked in on me in a towel. So I panicked, which made things awkward. Chance lent me some bimbo's track suit. I didn't even ask who it belonged to. Not my business anyway. I'm going to return it to him once I get it washed.

The Fourth

Let me just say that I really tried to get out of going on Chance's boat on the Fourth. I really, really did. I was almost convinced that Shiv wouldn't go because Chance's cousins invited themsleves along.

Only, she didn't not go. So I didn't have a good reason to bail.

I kind've wish that I had bailed, to be honest. Not because I don't love hangng out with my friends, but the beginning of the day was such a mess. Only one of Chance's cousin's showed.


But from here on out, I'm referring to him as Jackass.

I mean, he wasn't just a jerk to Shiv (which I would've expected because of the whole witch/sorcerer thing), but to all of us. Even though I tried to be friendly and make him feel comfortable, he did everything in his power to make us feel beneath him.

Also? He's the worst spellcaster in the entire world, because he knocked me overboard. He ruined my dress. Ruined my hair. I quite likely could've drowned if Quin didn't jump in after me, and someone didn't toss life jackets and preserves down to us. As it is, I think Quin nearly killed himself helping me get back on the boat, because once he got on the boat? He literally fell asleep for most of the day. He was crashed. Hard.

Well, he crashed hard after I stripped down to my underthings and yelled at Jackass. And, uhm… well… something weird happened. I don't know if it was residual magic or what, but I was thinking of Jackass getting completely soaking wet as payback, and the whole boat got doused in water. Shiv and Chance said it wasn't magical, but I don't know. I mean, what else could it be? Harper and I don't have that kind of power.

Once we left the dock, Shiv and Harper were all over each other. Not that I care that they were. I'm happy for them. I really am. The problem is that, well, I could… uhm… well… feel what they were feeling. It was weird, because I've never felt that before. I mean not that I've never been that turned on or raring to go, but it's different when I'm feeling it from both sides of the equation I guess. Weird too, because one of those people was my brother.

Chance helped with a privacy spell.

He also told me I had a pretty smile. He noticed my smile! It's a silly thing to mention, but I like that he noticed it.

He also taught me how to drive the boat. We went slow, because Quin was sleeping on the deck, and Harper and Shiv were down below in the sleeper cabin and we didn't want to jostle anyone but it was still fun.

We all watched fireworks by the Statue of Liberty after going to the club and swimming for part of the afternoon.

The Diner

Saturday, Quintin invited me for brunch. I think he thought I wouldn't come. I don't know why he'd think that. I guess it's because I ran out on him after the cooking lesson? I know I shouldn't have done that but I was just really embarrassed and I needed to get out of there to clear my head.

We had a really good conversation. I… told him that I kissed Chance. I think he was a bit disappointed in that. I know he really likes me, and I do like him too.

But that's the problem. I like both of them. I can't help being attracted to them. I told him that I wasn't ready for a relationship. Dating is fine. I don't mind dating him and Chance, but I so don't want to come between them. Besides, I think Quintin wants a relationship… and I know that Chance doesn't.

That's not all though.

Quintin told me that he's a werewolf. He was afraid to tell me. Afraid of how I might react. But, you know? My best friend is a witch. I can feel other people's emotions. My brother can hear thoughts. I don't know why he was so worried that I'd think he was a freak.

I mean, sure, he changes into a hairy wolf once a month. But I'm not exactly Little Miss Sunshine for several days out of the month myself.

He's still Quintin. This is just another facet of who he is.

I did promise him that no matter what happens while we see where things go, that we're going to stay friends. Because first and foremost, he's my friend. He's a friend that I'm attracted to, but he's my friend. I'm not going to lose that if I can help it.

I think we both feel a lot better getting everything out in the open like that. I know I do. I hope he does too.

Movie Night!

29 Jun 2012 15:57  |  by Jenna Donovan
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All I have to say is awesome night. Totally awesome. Not everyone got to go (i.e. I was there with Chance all by myself), but it was still a perfect non-date.

No pressure.

Except for my outfit, omg.

I had a perfectly casual outfit planned for a group outing, but when I realized I'd be alone with Chance, I had to ramp it up a bit. Still casual and cute, but slightly more on the flirty side. I went from pretty pink jean shorts and a halter top to wearing a white dress, black cowboy boots and a black denim vest. From soft tiny rosette earrings to hoops. From no makeup to just a hint that would draw out my best facial features.

All of that? The new outfit, the makeup, the ponytail? Took up a good part of my afternoon with Shiv. We were watching movies too, but I needed the perfect outfit.

I pulled a quick shift at work for Candace. She had an appointment to go to, so it was basically just covering her for a few hours, but those few hours mean extra money for me which is good. I'm putting all my earnings away while I still live at home so that I've got a nice nest egg or deposit for my own place eventually.

After that though, I was off to meet Chance at the theater. Not only did he show up perfectly on time, he was the perfect gentleman throughout the night. There was a lot of silly laughter before the movie while we were getting snacks (soda, popcorn, peanut M&Ms, and Junior Mints) and while we found some decent seats.

There was a bit of awkwardness when we both reached for popcorn at the same time and wound up holding hands for a few seconds. He alleviated it by pretending to bite me, which was good but… it was at a really quiet part of the movie and my giggle tends to carry. It got us a loud "SHUSH" from a large woman (who I'm guessing was a nanny or something) that was there with a set of triplets and looking annoyed at being there in general. Then I threw popcorn at him and there was more giggling and laughing for another minute. Miss Shusher didn't get up to tattle on us so I'm guessing she realized those triplets were making more noise.

After he made sure I got home safely, I gave him a friendly little peck on the cheek and went inside to bed.

As for the movie?

It was awesome. I mean, Pixar movies are always pretty awesome if you ask me, but I liked that the story wasn't about some weakling princess who was a constant damsel in distress. It was about a very stubborn and willful princess, who knew who and what she wanted to be, and did what she had to to survive. It dealt with family issues that most every teen girl I've ever known has gone through with her own mother; the growing pains of it all and everything.

Okay, maybe without the arranged marriage part but the tension between mother and daughter can be very intense sometimes.

It still had a happy ending. Very few movies designed for a younger audience don't have happy endings.

It's funny, because Merida reminds me a little of Siobhan.


25 Jun 2012 23:46  |  by Jenna Donovan
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Picnic + Roller Disco + Coney Island Amusement Park = A pretty damned awesome Saturday!

There was a lot of weirdness and tension at first between all of us. I mean, trying to feel everyone out and get comfortable. It's not like we all know each other all that well 'cept for Shiv, Harper, and me. But that's not fair since we practically grew up together.

When we finally all chilled out at the rink, we had a lot of fun.

Okay, I totally had a lot of fun. Chance and Quintin are both pretty awesome at dancing on skates, and between being lifted, twirled, and dipped, I can't remember a more enjoyable time at roller disco. There was a bit of weirdness between Shiv and Harper, but when they finished talking they both seemed in better spirits, so that was awesome.

And I'm happy to report that no one harfed on me after chili cheese fries.

I had to work on Sunday, a full twelve and a half hour shift, but I don't mind. I got to take Saturday off. Sundays aren't as busy as a Saturday night, so it was a nice day at work. I switched weekends with Miranda, so I worked her weekend this past one.

But even working last Sunday couldn't kill the absolute good mood I had from the day before. I'm glad Chance caught a few things on video, because it was a pretty memorable day. Then, daddy had gotten us tickets to the Shakespeare in the Park Gala…

… and Chance was there too. Apparently my parents know his father. So do Shiv's parents. I have never been so happy to see another person my age there. It meant I didn't wind up dancing with Harper all night, which is a good thing because Shiv pretty much glued herself to his side. So we danced and chatted for a bit, and it was over all a good night.

I got to meet Meryl Streep! I think that had to've been the highlight of the evening. Well that, and the dancing. I've got a picture of it stuck in my mirror right now.

Then today, when everyone else was out at lunch or being lectured by their coaches, I took a walk down 5th Ave to kill some time. Window shopping. I blew my shopping budget on shoes earlier this month, and mother would kill me if I bought anything else without her 'okay' before I picked it up.

Anyway before I start gushing over this amazing Vera Wang I saw on my walk this afternoon, when I got back there was a parcel waiting for me.

It was brought over by a delivery company, and there was no signature with it. Just the following note:

Thanks for the promised fun.
I request the next dance.

I have no clue who it's from. Chance? Quintin? I mean, considering what was inside, I guess I'm leaning toward it being Chance who sent it because he's the only one I told about the roses thing, and after our DM's earlier the dance comment makes sense.

Either way, it's quite lovely. I took a picture of it before I set it beside the mirror on my vanity.

Here it is:



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