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The Fiancé and the author

Jeanette was born in upstate New York, the land of humidity, everything green, and AAH –MOSQUITOES. She attended a local college prep school before graduating and moving on to study science, history, and journalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During those four years at RIT, she began her adventures in blogging with the first rendition of Apartment Eats.

Also during her time in college, Jeanette met the love of her life, who is frequently referred to on this blog as “The Boyfriend,” or, as of autumn 2017, “The Fiancé.” Someday, he may relinquish his anonymity, but for now, he will be known as The Fiancé (and soon to be hubby), who is still learning the ways of the kitchen while holding fast to the title of Grillmaster.

Jeanette and The Fiancé moved out to his hometown of Boise, Idaho during the summer of 2017. It was a long process during which the moving date changed at least three times and also during which Jeanette was really grateful for the scheduling feature on her blog that let her write a post to go up weeks in the future.

The couple are also proud parents of a betta fish named Ginkgo. He does not know how to cook, but he does seem to be unusually interested in professional sports, namely football and ice hockey. He has a snail-brother named Marcel, who doesn’t seem to have much of an interest in anything other than algae.

When she’s not cooking or working, Jeanette is usually either out running or walking somewhere, making music, or hanging out with friends. Her favorite books include The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher; Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury; most classics; and niche history books. She loves collecting antique (but still readable) books, and there are few places she loves more than used book stores. Her favorite movie franchise is Star Wars, her favorite video game franchise is Fallout, and her favorite music genres are classic rock, folk rock, outlaw country, and big band. She admits that she also plays guitar, just not very well.

The next few years will hold some big changes for Jeanette and for her blog, as she makes a move to get on the same level as other large blogs, bringing in video content and greater propagation on Facebook and other social media outlets.

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