Brenna from “Suburban Snapshots” Has Issues

It’s Friday, so another blogger is spilling their issues.

Brenna is not only a mom, photographer, writer and Web designer, but she’s also kind of a big deal because she once danced and it went viral. I asked her to dramatically interpret the rest of this post through dance, but instead she just answered the questions.



Name: Brenna Jennings

Blog: Suburban Snapshots

Where, what and why do you write?

I blog on my couch, but I publish on I write about things in my life I think are relatable. I write because I didn’t have enough ways to ignore my family after 7pm. I started writing to keep my family posted on a move, and kept writing because it seemed to make strangers feel less alone, less crazy, and my audience seemed to have a good laugh. It was never my intention to have an audience bigger than my family or to earn an income, which is great, because I make about zero dollars from my blog. That’s an estimate.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning.

“Does my husband want to have sex right now? And if so, how bad is my breath?”

What’s the one “issue” or frustration annoying you the most right now?

Rape and guns. Not to get all heavy, but right now I have friends dealing with stuff that makes anything I could complain about in my life seem preposterous. But I see all this shit going on around women’s rights and gun rights and much of it is infuriating to me.

Three websites you visit every day.

Facebook, then probably some stupid Buzzfeed quiz, then my local paper.

What’s an unusual talent and/or accomplishment you could never put on a resume?

I f*cking rule at parallel parking. (Editor’s note: That SHOULD go on a resume. When done correctly, it’s a beautiful thing. When done incorrectly, it’s still highly entertaining.)

Favorite place to be?

My mom has this big, bright room on her house that’s got a wood stove. Out the window in the morning and evening you can watch deer come out of the woods and eat. Maybe that’s not adventurous or exotic, but it’s hella relaxing.

If you could rule the land for one day, what laws would you create and enforce?

I was going to say I’d ban Internet trolls, but they are really entertaining. I mean, the best. My favorite is how their immediate insult is either something about you being a woman or being a liberal.

1. I’d ban hockey after February because seriously.

2. I’d ban the word “dongle” because it’s gross. Give me “moist” any day over “dongle.” 3. I’d make it illegal for Gwyneth Paltrow to talk unless she inhaled helium first.

(Another editor’s note: I like hockey, so…seriously. But the Gwyneth comment more than makes up for that. GOOP, my ass.)

What TV show would you want to appear on?

Jimmy Fallon, unless he made me go on a roller coaster. No way, man.

Best and worst things I could find in your refrigerator right now?

Best: the leftover Mexican skillet my husband made for dinner last night

Worst: I’m not sure what it is, but it’s covered in pink fur and I keep pretending not to notice it

What question do you wish I had asked you and what would be your reply?

Q. “What would you want people to remember you by?”

A. “Well, I hope my body of work doesn’t get eclipsed by some kid’s Washington Monument dildo.

And really, isn’t that what we all want?

Thank you, Brenna!

Now who will be here next week? (Hint: it’s not the creator of a Washington Monument dildo. I don’t think. I guess I’ll have to check.)

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P.P.S. I had another visit over on Scary Mommy, this time talking about depression. The comments remind me why I write, so thank you much for everyone who read that post.


7 responses to “Brenna from “Suburban Snapshots” Has Issues

  1. I believe my life would improve dramatically if I were also good at parallel parking. You guys are like kings of the road!

  2. Fun interview! I look forward to checking out Brenna’s blog. She sounds hilarious! Side note: in my groggy sleepiness when I saw this title go by on Twitter I felt nervous. I thought, “Oh, no! Someone else named their blog ____ Has Issues? Abby is going to be so upset!” Um… Seems like you’re okay with it. 😉

  3. Hey! Parallel parking is MY secret power! We’ll have to have a parallel park off some day. Amazing what a source of self-esteem laying a car in 2 micrometers from the curb can be.

  4. I love this interview! I (kinda) suck at parallel parking. I think I fall into the “comical” group…. And I also get sucked into them stupid fb quizzes! This morning…I found out I am most like “Aphrodite the Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Sexuality”! Yeah. I was pretty excited about that one too! 😉

  5. This is so weird everything I’ve read/watched today has mentioned parallel parking.

  6. hollowtreeventures

    People who can’t parallel park are just a bunch of moist dongles.

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