Log in

No account? Create an account
jenny han [userpic]

friday five alive, the sequel

May 29th, 2009 (10:51 am)

current mood: calm

1. I just found out Shug is gonna be published in Germany!  I love my German publisher Hanser Verlag!  Germany is now my new favorite country.  

2. You know what sounds so delicious?  A white cake with bittersweet chocolate that has been dripped over it and hardened into a shell.  Doesn't that sound good?  A long time ago, Seventeen magazine used to have a short story section that teens would submit to-- and there was once a short story about a girl with an eating disorder and she makes this cake for her father's birthday.  It was called "Teddy's cake" or something.  Anyway, I want a slice of that cake.  

3. Going shopping today.  On the horizon: flat, fancy sandals that can transition from day to evening.  Also, a pair of high heels that will sit in a box in my closet because I never wear high heels.  I am not one of those wundergirls who can wear heels shopping and dancing and to work and they just walk through the pain.  When I am in pain, I want everyone to know about it and that can be tedious for those having to listen.  

4. Have sent in the sequel to Pretty to my editor.  Am waiting with bated breath for notes.  But am also enjoying this down time.  

5. I often ask people this question.  I want you to play along and answer it.  Would you rather have a personal chef, a driver, or a personal trainer?  For me, it's easy.  I say DRIVER.  I hate to drive.  I am a very anxious driver.  I love having people drive me around.  While I would really like a personal chef, I can cook and also there is always takeout.  A trainer would be lovely because it is, after all, summer-- but I've tried that out before and I just ended up avoiding the gym so I didn't have to run into him and explain why I hadn't come in so long.  Maybe if I had one of those bootcamp people who come to your house-- my house by the beach in LA, with a workout room.  A bootcamp person could not come to my NYC studio apartment.  I would not want to disturb my neighbors with all that.


Posted by: Jeni Bell (jeniwrites)
Posted at: May 29th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)

I would take a personal chef, because I have three kids -- one of whom is just 2 months old, another, 19 months old -- and while I LOVE to eat, and I'm not a bad cook, my brain is so fried these days, I have trouble coming up with meals that are reallllly good and easy to make. Unless the meal consisted solely of yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting and Cool Whip on top. Because that sounds really good right now.

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: May 31st, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)

YUM! i love yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Posted by: When am I not myself? (dac)
Posted at: May 29th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)

Are you going shopping in SoHo?! I work in SoHo, you know...
I'd rather have a personal trainer.
I like cooking and I don't mind driving, but I totally lack the motivation to get myself to the gym and perform as necessary.

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: May 31st, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)

i was midtown-- booo!

Posted by: Courtney Sheinmel (courtneywrites)
Posted at: May 29th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)

I definitely would go with the personal chef -- I live in NYC and don't have a car, so no need for driver (though when carrying books back from BEA today, a driver would have come in handy); I don't like to workout, so there goes the trainer; but I LOVE to eat. I eat everyday. I am not a good cook. A chef would be just fine.

Great to see you last night!

Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: May 31st, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)

you too, courtney!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 30th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)

Oh my Gosh, I don't even live in the city and I LOATHE driving. It makes me anxious and nervous and people hate riding with me. I have to pay my friends to get behind the wheel sometimes, I swear. I've thought about this question before and my goal in life is to make just enough money to have one, even if for only a few days. I dont care about shopping sprees (so much), fancy dinners, and parties, just someobody to DRIVE me to the store will suffice.


Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: May 31st, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)

haha. having a driver would rule.

(Deleted comment)
Posted by: jenny han (jennyhan)
Posted at: May 31st, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)

that is lovely! thanks so much for that.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 2nd, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)

super congrats on german, baby! i have nerdy friends who can read german. they will love it.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 5th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)

Hey Jenny!
Congratulations on the news that Shug will be published in Germany! Glad to hear it; German fans will be excited! :)
Do you remember me? I'm the girl who replied to one of your blog entries way back in late July/early August in 08. After I had a really mind blowing failure, I read Shug to brighten up, and it worked. Remember? :]
Well, when I went to my local library and looked up your name [I visit your site from time to time and knew you had Pretty coming out in May], I saw that Pretty was there! So I checked it out and read&enjoyed it just like I enjoyed Shug.
Lately, I've been falling behind with reading and things, but I couldn't help but fall in love with Pretty.
Glad to hear that there might be a sequel! All the best. :)

12 Read Comments