Not Just Your Garden-Variety Neurotic Smartass.

About Jen

I am a 45-year old disabled woman from the south side of Chicago. I’m legally blind and pretty fucking mental. Those two things may be related.

I enjoy all types of music, particularly indie, punk rock, Motown, and blues; and also Diet Coke, menthol cigarettes, a good beer (cheap is good), reading, swear words, karaoke, shitposting on Facebook, photography, black cats, unnatural hair colors, and Mexican food.

To quote the great Humpty Hump, “it’s kinda obvious, I also like to write.” This site is full of personal stories about my life, dating back to the days when my 21-year-old daughter was just a toddler. I hope you enjoy it. Much love. ❤️ – Jen