Today I received a wedding invitation in the mail addressed to Jennifer Blizzard. Since I have yet to pay for the name change, it’s not my actual name yet, and so I haven’t advertised it around other than online. I immediately thought it must be from someone online, so I opened it and read through the whole thing, and realized that none of the names on it anywhere were familiar. Except for the bride’s last name, which triggered something vague, but I couldn’t place it at all.

The strangest part was that it’s in Virginia, and I hardly know anyone in virginia, and those I do know are already married.

Through extensive discussion with my mother, however, we figured out that it has to be a daughter of one of my Aunts on my father’s side. It was surprising that she could remember, considering she hasn’t been married to the guy for the past 26 years.

At any rate, considering the wedding is May 22nd 2004 and in Virginia, I don’t think I’ll be able to attend. It’s nice of them to send me an invitation. Now I wish I knew the following:

a) How did she know I’m changing my name to Blizzard when I can’t even figure out what cousin of mine they are and whether or not I’ve met them (certainly haven’t seen her in the past 10 years.)

b) How does she know where I live?

c) Is it that super-cool cousin I remember meeting once who looks and sounds and acts like my sister Karen and who was in the military? Cuz she was super-cool, and I have so many cousins that I can’t remember her name. Then again, I can’t remember the names of people I work with half the time, and I see them six days a week.

All of these questions plague me.

The biking to and from work thing is getting somewhat easier every day we do it. Which is good, since we’re doing it every day now. Also I am becoming more confident navigating downtown streets during rush hour on my bike, which is also good, but might make me a little cocky. I will try my best not to get hit by anything. However, I am just a little bit achey.


  • xoobee

    April 8, 2004 at 6:26 pm

    You’re changing your name to Blizzard?
    I don’t get it…

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      April 9, 2004 at 12:09 am

      It’s my mom’s last name (as of a few years ago when she married Merv Blizzard.) I don’t want my father’s last name anymore, and hey, Jenny Lee Blizzard is a fantastic stage name 😉