Pleased to Meet Me

Hello, readers, and happy 2010! Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Jennifer Henderson and I’m the new editor of Princeton Scoop.

As we get to know each other, I hope that PS and I will become your go-to resource each week; the site where you’ll acquire the culled-down, digestible-bite version of all the goings-on in this great town of ours. I’m excited to tap into my experiences as a dyed-in-the-wool resident of the area, a former New York City commuter, and a wife and working mother so that you can make informed decisions about what to do and see in Princeton and beyond.

Like any good relationship, starting off on the right foot is key, so I thought providing a sneak-peek into what I’m all about—a Q&A format that I hope to make a regular feature with local notables—would be a good place to begin.

Personal status: Married mother of a six-month-old and owner of a “senior” chocolate Labrador

Past life: Born and raised in Princeton Junction; grew up in magazine publishing

Inspirations and motivations: My family; reading fiction and poetry; listening to loud music; ice cream; a good night’s sleep

Favorite simple pleasures: Folding laundry, specifically T-shirts; the smell of freshly printed-on paper; writing the perfect sentence; lying on the couch with a good book

What’s on my iPod: Foo Fighters; Madeleine Peyroux; the soundtrack to the movie Clueless; Rockabye Baby!: Lullaby Renditions of The Cure

What’s in my bag: Wallet containing exactly four dollar bills; iPhone; Ray-Ban sunglasses; small package of tissues; a bag of Lifesavers; four kinds of lip gloss; undone “to do” list

Things I’d most like to try but probably won’t: Surfing; sushi

Movies I’ve watched more times than I’d like to admit: You’ve Got Mail; Singles

Current obsessions: Lip balm; all forms of paper, including but not limited to hardcover books, note cards, greeting cards, journals, and fancy Post-it® cubes; the Fox TV show Glee; mint M&Ms; hand bags

Now reading: World Without End by Ken Follett and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen; the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine

Favorite spot in Princeton: Beneath the oak trees on the lawn in front of 185 Nassau Street—with Thomas Sweet in hand, natch

Any inside scoop on what to do and see is welcomed. E-mail me at jphscoop@gmail.com.


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