Who and What


Thank you for stopping by to check out The Mad Dancer. My name is Jenn and this is my latest (and perhaps most intimidating!) foray into the world of social media.

This is P…

He’s pretty new to the world, and even newer to our little unit but he’s the softest, coolest, funnest and best companion you could ever ask for. He’s the life of the party and doesn’t like to let you sleep-in past 8:30. Sometimes he likes to bite, and most nights he likes to sleep on your head but without fail, when you walk in the door he’ll always be there to greet you with a purr, ready for a snuggle.

This is B…

He’s a reformed Phil’s regular, much like myself, and spends his working life helping you navigate. He’s a lover of cards and all board games and always demands knife-safety in the kitchen. In his opinion, the best music has a serious baseline and he will own a Mustang at some point before he dies. He loves being outdoors, if you can pull him away from his Xbox. He’s shy at first but as you can see, that doesn’t last long.

And I’m J…

I’m a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, having completed my Honours Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Communications Studies and Global Studies. Volunteerism is a huge part of how I spend my time – serving as the Public Relations Manager for the environmental non-profit organization Sustainable Waterloo Region as well as the External Activities Executive for Laurier’s environmental awareness committee, the EcoHawks in my fourth year. In my spare time, I love my scrapbooks, taking walks, road trips, new things, camping, reading, cross stitching and curling (Although I’m not very good).

Together, we make PB&J, ready to embark on a brand new adventure that will take us to Canada’s gorgeous west coast.

Why the Mad Dancer?
This blog, formerly known as The Mad Dancer, was first created out of necessity – for a class on political behaviour (thus the rantings from a raging lefty!). The blog’s title was a reference to the quote, often attributed to Friedrich Nietzche, “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” A favourite quote of mine.

But, this blog has evolved since then. Today, it’s part mechanism to assure my family that we’re still alive on the other side of the country, but as a Vancouverite for almost a year now, I also want to highlight the city’s hidden gems. If you’re new to the city, you’ll likely hear that it’s a ‘lonely city’ – and you’ll probably experience it, too. Here’s hoping you find something here to get you out of the house and meeting people. :)

So thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear from you so please check back often and let me know what you think!