Sunday, May 01, 2005


My name is Jenny Noonan. I started this blog in 2005 at the urging of my friend Stephanie. I blog to write, to connect, to laugh, and to share evolving ideas and start conversations. Sometimes I'm funny.

I grew up in a tiny town in the Southwestern corner of New York. At age 19, after a short stint in the Chicago suburbs, I decided to move to Provo, Utah, with a friend to create a band, in which I played bass guitar and sang. Living in Provo was supposed to have been a temporary stop in my journey through life, but I find myself still living there (here) and liking it, now a (divorced) mom to six children (5 alive, 1 in Heaven). Being at home with my kids is what I've always wanted to do, and that’s what I've done, while working from home. In 2013 I got back on stage. Finally.

In the midst of being home and all that goes along with that scene (favorite: laundry; least favorite: floors), I make time for my own interests which, surprisingly to no one more than myself, include preparing for and participating in triathlons. I enjoy music – singing, playing, dancing, listening, you name it, and am eager to have any opportunity to pick up my guitar. I enjoy zumba, traveling (doesn’t everybody?), hiking, comedy, TV (DVR makes me a better mom), writing, letterpress, laughing, farmers markets, Trader Joes, IKEA, radio, concerts, quilts, planning my dream house, red, and getting mail. I comment around town as ~j., my twitter handle is @formerlyphread, and my blog is

My profile picture was taken by Justin Hackworth in March, 2011, at Justin's studio in downtown Provo, Utah.

My previous profile picture, which I used for years, was taken by Chris Kendrick in 2005. I'm aware that it doesn't necessarily - or at all - represent what I look like on a regular basis. Still, it's one of the few photos of myself that I really, really like.

If you're wondering, I've written about how I got the name Phread.

I'm a Mormon.

My blog looks so awesome because of Megan Romo. Here's her button:

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