Tuesday, September 30, 2008

In case you were wondering...

yes, I got Sammy down this morning. I climbed up on the roof with a board (did I leave it up there??? - probably) and tried to get him to walk across it but he wouldn't. After a few minutes of coaxing I opened up a can of food and he started walking towards me on the teeniest branch... I leaned in enough to grab his collar and it snapped off. I kept thinking either the cat or I was going to fall to our death... I grabbed for the scruff of his neck once more and I'm not exactly sure If I grabbed it, or just his neck but I managed to get him out of the tree. I had brought up a pillow case to put him in for the ride down the ladder... I don't think my knees have ever shook as much as they did on the way down.

He doesn't seem to be in too bad of shape, just some pitch on his fur and some cat diarrhea. I know, you wanted to know that part... I think I'll keep an eye on him and possibly call the vet if he seems to be feeling poorly. He seems to be in good spirits though for spending two nights outside... all I know is that I'm looking forward to sleeping like a log tonight.

No sleep, no cat.

Sammy kept crying and crying... I told him when I finally woke up this morning (for the 15th time) that I would be back out as soon as it was light. If it wasn't so stinking high up in the tree and on a slope I might have had more luck yesterday. I'm going to be late for work, but the cat is more important. If I don't manage to get him down I'm going to call a professional arboreal cat rescuer to come and get him down.

The only positive outcome of this situation is that I haven't really wanted to eat.

I feel like throwing up.

Monday, September 29, 2008

my Heart is breaking...

I found the cat. He's up a tree on the side of the house... I couldn't get him down before it got dark. He's sitting up there now, outside the window crying. He's not even my cat but I feel like crying myself. The tree is on a steep incline so I can't even really get a good position with the ladder - I risk falling to my death.

I fashioned a bridge out of a ladder that goes from the roof to his branch but he wouldn't walk across it. I left it up on the roof so I will try again first thing tomorrow.

My day has sucked the big wean.

Keep me away from your cats.

I just don't have any luck with cats. One of the cats I'm watching has gone AWOL. He was in a cat confrontation yesterday afternoon and now I can't find him. I saw him go across the deck and into the yard and that's been it. I left food out last night and it hasn't been touched... I sent an email to the people I'm house sitting for to see if they know of any hiding places he could be.

I know it's not my fault that he's gone, but I feel bad. That's what I get for letting them outside... they do get to go outside so I wasn't breaking the cat rules. Crap.

I hope he comes back soon. I'm getting a bad cat sitting track record.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I did it.

I just donated money to the Obama campaign. I have never donated money to a campaign before... (okay ten bucks to the DNC - but that's not a big deal).

If I could get away with wearing an Obama t-shirt to work I would, but I don't think that would sit well with co-workers.

I'm going to head to the gym pretty soon and then it's off to breakfast with my lovely assistant Kristen.

My face is better and Mr. Arms is back. What more could I ask for?

A nice boyfriend - that's what I could ask for.... I'm thinking I should act like George Costanza did on that episode of Seinfeld and do the opposite of what I would normally do when it comes to men.... it's worth a thought.

Okay - better get a move on.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's all about the arms.

My prayers were answered this morning when I was sitting there in cycle class and who should I spy across the crowded gym??? IT WAS MR. ARMS!!!

I had one of the best classes ever.... my face didn't hurt, I only gained .2 pounds, and Mr. Arms was back. He left before I could say hi but I promise to you all that I will say hi the next time I have the opportunity.

Now I'm off to sit at the gallery for a few hours... then I don't know what I'll do. Possibly go visit my dog.

Things are looking up! Now if I could just figure out how to eliminate PMS....

I can feel it again...

I can feel my mouth again this morning... it's not as bad but it hurts (just a little)...

This morning I have to step on the scale... it's not going to be pretty - I have fallen off the wagon completely.

It's going to be like a car crash you know is going to happen, but you can't avert your eyes...

Friday, September 26, 2008

I don't want to jinx it...

but I think my face may not hurt. if it does, it doesn't hurt as much as the past few days.... We'll just play it by ear...

I listened to a little bit of the debate tonight. The only thing I know for sure is that I can't handle listening to John McCain's voice for four years. Please people - make the right choice. I need my sanity.

Okay, things I don't think are a good idea...

women over 50 with shockingly pink bangs...

going out without showering...

I think that's it for now.

day 7

It still bugs me (the teeth/jaw)... we're at day 7. No wonder I've been cranky and eating up a storm... I probably shouldn't eat because it probably aggravates the problem - but I'm just trying to make myself feel better.

It's Friday and I'm ready for the weekend. It's too bad I don't have too much free time for it. I sit part of the day tomorrow (good reviews of the show in the Stranger and PI) and then Sunday morning I'm going to have breakfast and walk around Greenlake with my lovely assistant Kristen.

Last night I wandered around the grocery store forever... I was very indecisive. I was looking for "comfort" food... well first I was going to go to Fred Meyer and get a rotisserie chicken - but they were all out - IT WAS BEFORE 7 PM!!! It's on sale, but still... when you want rotisserie chicken you want it now. So, I left Fred Meyer and went to QFC where they had Lean Cuisine on sale. I thought it was going to be cheaper than it actually was. After I wandered around for a while - (I looked at their undersized and overpriced chicken) I left with just the Lean Cuisine... Then I was on the way back to the house I'm housesitting - I managed to talk myself out of pulling into Wallgreens and buying pistachios and chocolate - but I did stop into another QFC. I have a complaint about QFC - too expensive and they don't carry "white trash" style chip dip. I just wanted some cheap-o generic style ranch dip for my reduced fat potato chip dinner but did they have it? No. I ended up buying some Hidden Valley mix and fat free sour cream so it wasn't as unhealthy as it could have been... but still. The good news is that I didn't eat all of it. I guess that's good news.

My life is hell. (or something that resembles it...)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm not going to complain.

I am going to try to not complain about my face anymore. I'm not even sure if it's my jaw or a tooth... maybe I should call the dentist...

The good news today is that the season premiere of the office is on tonight. I'm pretty excited about that. Also Survivor premiers (which poses a conflict)...

I guess an email was sent out about me yesterday at work. It was asking for feedback on how I'm doing in the new position. A few people have told me that they wrote back saying that I was doing a good job. I like being swarmed with accolades. It helps reaffirm my positive self-work-image. If only the other self image would fall in line.

I think Mr. Arms has joined the witness relocation program and left forever... I'm sad. I got the news last night that my cycle instructor is giving up her Wednesday night classes because she's going to school. That's good for her, bad for me. I can still take the class (although it will be with someone else...).

Goals today.

Limit my fun-size candy bar intake.

work without messing anything up.

take a shower.

Find future soul-mate.

jaw/tooth transplant.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Where did it go?

I was driving home the other day and noticed that the leaves are starting to change. Damn... not that I don't like the leaves changing it just means that it's going to be winter soon and I'll be cold all the time. Maybe I should move to Arizona or Florida.

The jaw is still aching... it was better yesterday but it's still not significantly better to quit taking drugs...

This morning I am going to drive to the gym and catch the bus from there so I can get to class in time tonight. I have to get back into the groove of working out regularly...

I've got nothing else to say.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Waiting for the end.

I am still waiting for the pain to go away. I think it might be a little better this morning but I still can't be sure.

No Mr. Arms last night. Knowing my luck, he has probably moved away. Just as I was going to wrangle up my courage and say hi to him. Alas, woe is me.

Today I am having lunch with all my old friends from the old law firm I worked at. None of us work there anymore.

I just got an email from the girl who is having the next show at the gallery in Chicago. She's almost as confused as I was as to what was needed in order to get things ready...

Okay, I have to get ready to go.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I can't take much more...

My jaw has gotten to the point where I don't think I can stand much more. I have taken so many advil today I think I might pee ibuprofen. My eye is even twitching... I don't know if that's related but it doesn't help.

I have a fairly high pain threshold but when it comes to my teeth and/or mouth area I am a wimp. Maybe when I evolve into a superior human being I will be able to handle all types of pain - but until then I'll just have to suffer. wahhhh.

Welcome Fall!

It's pouring today... my face hurts... I don't really want to move. Today is the first day of Fall. yay (I'm being facetious right now...). I ended up going to bed at 9:30 - I didn't take any muscle relaxants because I didn't want that goofy - 1/2 second behind feeling. Yesterday I was standing in line at Starbucks and I was trying to get out of the way of someone and I stepped on persons feet who was standing behind me. I had no idea that he was standing there. I was zoning out.

Okay - to prove that I'm still a bit zoned out - I accidentally typed "spring" instead of "fall" in the paragraph above.... when I tried to change it I typed winter before I finally figured it out...

I'm contemplating weather or not to drive in today. Where I'm housesitting there is not a lot of bus service... if I want to get to the gym after work I'd need to drive closer to where I live and catch the bus from there. There's too much to think about.

Mr. Arms was not at the gym this weekend... maybe he's found a new place to go... the arms above belong to someone else... Mr. Arms arms are better. Maybe he'll be there this week...

I'm thinking I may try to take a core class before cycling... it's taught by the instructor who kicked my behind last week in class.

I guess I better get a move on.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Drunk people need love too.

Last night I washed dishes at a wedding reception. It was the longest, most excruciating experience I've had in a while. It didn't help that my jaw had been aching non-stop.

They served far too much alcohol there and people kept hanging onto their plates - they wouldn't give them up. It just went on and on and on... We kept waiting for them to cut the cake so we could get the dishes going... it just made me cranky... if in fact I ever get married I know what not to do at the reception.

I am a bit groggy this morning. I took a half of a muscle relaxant before I went to bed - the jaw still hurts but hopefully it will get better soon. I forgot how much it hurts to have it out of whack.

Matt Browning's show at Crawl Space is really good. There was a lot of conversation about it on SLOG Friday (SLOG is the Stranger's Blog). Regina Hackett stopped by to see it yesterday and she liked it. Some of those yay-hoo's out there don't know what they're talking about when they let these rash judgments fly out of their fingertips. I suppose it's better to have conversation (even bad conversation) about your artwork than to have none at all.

PJ sent me an email last night asking me when and why I decided I wanted to be an artist. It's a hard question to answer... maybe I'll try to do it later.

Oh, no Mr. Arms yesterday... If I can drag myself out of this chair I may go to cycle and see if he's there.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


My jaw started hurting yesterday. You may recall that I went to a TMJ doctor earlier in the year for this thing... so I guess it's back to taking teeny tiny bites of food, massaging the pressure points in my mouth and taking a muscle relaxant before I go to bed. You may recall the muscle relaxants made me a bit loopy so I think I may not take a whole one.

Today is going to be busy. I have ww - we'll see if I managed to lose anything this week (I doubt it)., then off to cycle - maybe Mr. Arms will finally be there, then I have to wash dishes and then finally, I am starting to house sit. Hopefully I will be too busy to think about my aching jaw.

The show up at the gallery right now got a lot of commentary on SLOG yesterday. Personally I can't wait to see it. I've not seen a show of current members work yet (former members yes...). I'll report back on it later.

I suppose I should run a brush through my hair and put on some workout clothes. I want to look presentable if I'm going to say hi to Mr. Arms.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Things to do on Friday.

Things to do on Friday...

Sit on the sofa with the dog and watch the news.


Get ready for work.


Eat cookies.

Watch What Not to Wear.

Go to bed.

My friend PJ is watching the gallery in Chicago for me today. Hopefully it will be an easy task. Tomorrow my friend Chris is sitting there. I suppose it is all out of my hands... and everything will go fine.

Did I mention that I took a body sculpting and core class from a different instructor on Wednesday? I am sore... and it was two days ago.

I better get a move on now. I think it might be a long day...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Please learn how to spell...

I don't understand why some people purposefully spell words wrong. Like kool or kewl instead of cool. I can't think of any others right at this moment - but it is just a big turn off. If I misspell words it's because I don't know how to spell them - I don't intentionally do it. I think it's dumb.

Yesterday I was supposed to have lunch with my lovely assistant Kristen but there was a problem with technology and it didn't work. That's too bad. I haven't seen her in a long time... I feel like I've been out of the loop for a while because of the show in Chicago.

I just saw a promo for the season premier of the Office. It always makes me laugh and I'm looking forward to seeing it... Ummmmm I'm feeling as though the blog has lost its edge... not that it really ever had an edge but you know....

In the old days I would have commented on the incident last week that put a damper on an already stressful weekend in Chicago - but I'm not into confrontation - this isn't even worth mentioning.

What else - I had a bit of a miscommunication with another friend of mine... it will be worked out - soon I hope.

Work is going well - I realized yesterday that it's been a while since I walked out to leave at the end of the day and made the gesture of blowing my brains out. I think that's a good sign.

Times a wasting... I have to get ready to greet the new day with open arms and a wide smile.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Okay, that's better now.

I'm done catching up on Big Brother and now I am getting ready to start work.

On the horizon today is work, cycling (maybe Mr. Arms will be there and I will speak to him finally) and then Project Runway...

Oh what an exciting life I lead. Maybe I should write a memoir about it. Sure, write a book about myself and then when I become famous for my Today Show appearances it will sell like hotcakes.

You can't probably tell I don't have much to say this morning. Off to work I go.

Short post this morning...

I'm watching Big Brother online... more later.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

my aching feet...

I think I took the wrong shoes to Chicago with me.. sure they were cute and all but NO ARCH SUPPORT. Now when I get up my feet are aching. Oh the price of fashion.

Hmmm... I am wondering about my Washington Mutual Bank account... poor WAMU. They are rated as junk by Standard and Poor...

My dilemma today is that I have a meeting at 7 but then there is also the finale to Big Brother and the season premier of Biggest Loser. Oh how I love the new television season but it's hard to have a regular life with all those shows to watch. Maybe I should get a DVR someday...

I think I'm still in a semi-vegetative state this morning. Maybe I should just get ready now.

I'm still waiting to see Mr. Arms at the gym. It's been a long time (over two weeks...).

Monday, September 15, 2008

I survived.

My flight left about three hours late and there was a bit of turbulence on the way home... but I made it. When I arrived I had to wait a little over an hour for a ride from momma.

I think it's a good thing that the flight was delayed... the blue line was having work done on the tracks so we had to be shuttled around two stops. That added about another half hour to the trip. I did manage to have time to have breakfast at the airport... I had french toast. It was alright... not something I like to have everyday.

Stinky sure is glad I'm home. Currently she's sitting on my lap with her nose tucked in my robe.

I did go to the gym yesterday and walked on the treadmill for an hour... my legs are killing me - but I think that's from walking on the flat ground in Chicago.

What else? I had a dream about Mr. Arms. I can't really tell you too much about it as in that the details are sketchy and I'm a PG rated blog.

Today it's off to work and then to cycle. I need to find a replacement strap for my heartrate monitor. A little plastic dohickey broke off and now it won't stay around my chest.

My dog is whining at me.. I should probably give her some quality time before I hit the shower.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Things to do in an airport for three hours.

I just checked and my flight has been delayed. If Only I had known that before I woke up at 4:30. Now I'm sitting here in the hotel room (I've checked out but I'm still here...).

This may mean I need to take the bus home instead of going to Leo's party. I don't want mom to miss it just because of a late flight.

I'm still feeling bad that I didn't make it to Hannis Pannis's performance last night. I'd have them play at my parties if they lived in Seattle but they don't.

I took a video of them playing at my reception. I will try to post it later.

Right now I just have to wait. Maybe I should see if my friend Nancy could come get me at the airport. I bought her a present for taking me to the airport back in April but I ate it before I could see her... I re-bought what I got her last time. Hopefully it will last.

I suppose I could sit at the airport and wait... but I don't have wifi there do I?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I am a bad friend.

I was invited to go see my friends Hannis Pannis perform tonight and I had every intention of going but I am wiped out. I went to Trader Joe's to get a diet root beer and my friend Chris called me to see if I was coming. It turns out that no one showed up for the show. Now I feel like a schmuck for not going. If I didn't have to get up at 4:30 tomorrow morning I might just try to do it - but I'm not as young as I used to be.

I sat at the gallery today and a few people came in... still pretty slow but that's alright. Tomorrow I have to leave the hotel by 5:30 in order to get airport for my 8:10 flight. When I arrive back in Seattle I get to go to my nephew's 3rd birthday party.

Once again I suppose I should get ready for bed. This sure is a great way to spend ones time... going to bed early on a saturday night.


If I could just lay here in my bed I would. I am not really in the mood get up and move at all. I have managed to take a shower and make some coffee. I have to get up soon and trudge off to my ww meeting. I don't think I will be pleasantly surprised like last week. I have not stayed on track and I am probably up again. I'm prepared for it though.

I'm not sure what's on the agenda today except sitting at the gallery and going to see Hannis Pannis live on the rooftop.

The clock's a tickin so I better get a move on.

Friday, September 12, 2008

the second longest day of my life.

Okay, maybe it's not the second most longest day but it seems like it.

The reception went alright. I got rave reviews for the Tim's Cascade Johnny's Seasoning Salt flavored potato chips. and people liked the artwork as well.

I'm glad it's over though... I sent most of my leftovers home with my friend Benjamin (who I went to the UW with) and Helen (who I TA'd for a few summers ago...). If I got any punctuation or spelling wrong in that last sentence I am sorry. I'm an artist, not a "real" writer.

My friends Hannis Pannis signed a CD for me and started writing songs based off my writings. It's kind of nice. Who knows - maybe I'll get a grammy someday... or not.

I'm thinking I should go to bed so I can get up early tomorrow morning and go to ww.

I guess that's a good idea. see ya!


I am starting to feel the results of working out on Wednesday... my abs,obliques and shoulders hurt. I think I might go swimming this morning to help stretch out my body.

I am meeting my friend Chris for lunch today. He is sitting at the gallery the next two Saturdays (after tomorrow...). He and I went to Spud when he was in Seattle last year. He was talking about fish and chips last weekend... I think we'll go to Elephant and Castle.

Once again I'm back in Chicago and it's murky and muggy and thunderstormy. That's not such a good thing - but I guess I'll be inside for the most part.

I think I should probably get a move on. I have a lot to do today.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

here it is...

I am here... and everything has gone smoothly. with the exception of a few ruffled feathers in Seattle. No need to go into that though. Things are the same as they will always be... you can't change the way some people react to things.


packing is not something I want to do at this minute... I suppose I have to do it soon if I want to go.

I just have to say I love Joyce Taylor on the news... she just did a story about how some school district had to take away the hot lunches from children who haven't paid their lunch bills - they're given a cold cheese sandwich instead. The last line she read was that the district was evaluating their policy and they would at least give the kids some milk to go with their cheese sandwich. The look on her face was priceless - it said "what in the hell are you people doing???"

If they had a window and plaza down at King 5 I might take signs down about Joyce (although Joyce is a hard name to come up with signs for...).

Okay - I suppose I should get off my behind and pack and finish up things I need to do.

Talk to you all when I'm in Chicago.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hello Chicago (tomorrow...).

So, I'm headed back to Chicago tomorrow. I think I might pack soon...

my momma has been so fabulous as to help me pay for a hotel room this weekend... I would love to stay with kg but I think this will be better for everyone involved.

Tonight after cycle class I confessed to my friends that I had a thing for Mr. Arms ... I guess they'll probably manage to get the word out to him. there are things that could be worse... like having your skirt tucked up in your underwear.

oh yes! my haircut was a hit. I received many compliments on it - I am a beautiful human being.

maybe I should think about going to bed sometime soon...

It's an early day...

I am up this early because I am going into work early to help with some filing. I couldn't leave without first keeping you updated on everything.

My hair is now asymmetrical. It sort of reminds me of my hair in the 80's but not as much so Flock of seagulls.... I think I should go - sorry this is so short but I have to go make money to support my extravagant lifstyle.

word to your mother.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Am I still here???

So... I don't think that I have quite recovered from my adventures this weekend. I don't think I will anytime soon.

So, I have some news on the job front - I have moved from my position of file manager to that of document clerk. I have a fancy new title and a new desk with a window. This position is helping the paralegals prepare documents etc for the attorneys. Yesterday I coded documents all day long.

Last night I went to cycle class and I can tell I haven't done it in a week... my stamina is down. Tonight I get my hair done (woo hoo)...

I am looking forward to going back to Chicago on Thursday but I wish I could stay in a hotel again... I wish hotels were free!!! that would be ideal... I am going to stay with kaorlina which is fun but there's something about being close to the gallery and being able to eat and hang out in the bed in your underwear with the computer in your lap. I suppose that I could do that at KG's but Dan might not enjoy that...

I have a few things I have to do before I go back... print out more press releases, print out the mission of the gallery and write down instructions for turning on and off the show... Maybe I should just get ready now and go into work and do it there. I think that sounds good.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Phinaly Photos...

Here is pre-inastallation...

This is the view from outside...

From the other side...

Here is my stalker wall/sign memorial...

As you can tell there's not a lot of space in the gallery and if I could do it all again I would have more of the larger prints covering the entire wall. But considering the fact that I didn't have a ladder or any more of them I guess this will just have to do.

The signs on the windows were chosen specifically for the information on the back of them... such as Ann Curry's lipstick...

or Trace Atkins signature

and these are my shoes...

More tomorrow....

Here we go again.

I think I'll have to wait until I get home before I can post pictures. The connection here from the hotel bed is not strong enough to upload the photos.

I am a bit tired and looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight. I managed to get a blister on my big toe yesterday. It's on the part where my toe meets my foot (that little crevice)... ouch. I walked over 11 miles yesterday - I think that might be why I've got it.

Yesterday I managed to work out in the fitness room here at the hotel. I only did the elliptical for 20 minutes but it did the trick of relieving some stress. I remembered to call the gym and signed up for cycle tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it. I miss Mr. Arms... maybe he'll be there tomorrow night.

This morning I think I'll try to pack... maybe I should check out the rooftop pool... I don't often get the chance to swim. Maybe I should take it...

My shuttle picks me up at 12:25... my flights at 3:30... okay - I guess that's it for now.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

What was I thinking?

I can't believe I haven't posted yet today... (okay it's tomorrow in Chicago).

I tried to post photos but it wasn't working. I think I should just go to bed.

Here's what happened today in a nutshell. I ONLY gained .4 pounds, I have a blister on my toe and I did a teensy bit of retail therapy.

More tomorrow.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Hello again.

One person came into the gallery today. People looked through the windows though when they were walking by... Tonight I went to some of the openings and caught up with some of my friends. It was nice - but I'm not used to it anymore... not that I ever was, but I don't have the stamina that I once did.

I went to Jewell and bought some groceries. I ate salad out of the bag with my fingers for dinner. It was yummy.

I should go to bed. I have to get up early and go to my ww meeting. Fortunately I can catch the bus right by my hotel to get up there. I should probably check the schedule...

I don't really want to weigh in because of all the crap I've eaten... but I will anyway just to face the music...

Oh, people thought my show postcard was the most excellent postcard ever.

I think I'll go to bed now...

The storm is over...

I can't decide how I'm feeling this morning. I have a few things left to do before I go down to sit this afternoon. I have to burn my dvd and reprint the press release. I am also supposed to stop by school.

The worst of the rain is over but I didn't bring the right attire to deal with the aftermath. I think I've dried out - last night I took a bath before bed... I do like my baths. It did the trick to warm me up. I ended up going to Elephant and Castle for dinner, it's in my hotel. I had a nice bowl of French Onion soup and salad... If it hadn't been raining out I would have gone to Jewell of Dominick's and bought dinner there.

I think the best news today is that I managed to brew a full cup of coffee and it doesn't taste too bad.

I have to remember to call the gym today and sign up for cycling class on Monday night. It will be the only one of the two times I get to go in the next two weeks.

I suppose I should make another cup of coffee and think about getting ready.

More to come later.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Stick a fork in me.

I'm done. I will have photos to post later, right now I'm back in the hotel drying out. I guess it was 90 degrees the day before yesterday. it's not now... it's been pouring down all day. Did I bring a raincoat? No. Well actually I couldn't bring a raincoat even if I wanted to because Fedex lost my cute red one.

The only upside to the rain is that it's not a cold rain. It's still fairly humid.

I managed to forget my nightgown so I've bought a Chicago Cubs "W" t-shirt to sleep in. I think it stands for Win (but I can't be sure).

Okay, I'm zoning out now... I should take a nap and then get dinner (some sort of vegetable I think...).

More later tonight or in the morning...


So... my coffee maker isn't working this morning (uh-oh). It's one of those pod type machines that makes one cup at a time. It has a leak and it will only spit three ounces of water at a time. So I am going to sit down with about four ounces of really strong coffee.

On the installation day front... I only woke up a few times first with a bad case of cramps (why does god align things this way? I don't know)... I downed some advil at 3:30 a.m. and then went back to sleep until 7 am. That's 5 in the morning for you Seattleites.

It's raining outside and I need to get a move on soon and face down my demons. Hopefully I can get everything done today. My friend Marty is coming to help me.

I guess I should go. This just in though.. according to the Today Show there are some granite countertops that emit radiation... who knew?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Things I should have done but haven't...

Made a price sheet for my work.

Had children.

Gotten a suntan.

Am I forgetting anything? I'm sure I am... I guess I shouldn't sit on my butt much longer - I should probably take a shower and get ready to go. I suppose I've done about as much as I can.

The only things that worry me now are that I hope the TSA doesn't try to open my suitcase with the artwork in it because I don't think they'll be able to get it closed again... and I hope that my carryon will fit in the overhead compartment. I just need to get the artwork to Chicago in one piece and then it's sort of smooth sailing.

Okay, I better go. I don't want to miss my flight.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Time Out.

I thought I would take a moment to sit down and relax in the midst of packing. I have a feeling that once again I have too much stuff. Luckily half of it I will be leaving in Chicago.

For a continuation of my human garbage can syndrome I ate most of another candy bar today and I bought some oreos... once I get to Chicago I think I will stop.

Big Brother isn't on until 10. That sucks... I don't think I can stay up that late - my eyes are getting droopy.

I guess I should get up and move around so I don't fall asleep.


I think I slept funny. My shoulder is funky.

I'm beginning to feel a bit queezy... I know everything will be fine when it comes to the show but it's still anxiety provoking. I haven't heard from my friend who is supposed to help me install and I'm a bit worried. I could do it myself if need be, but I'd rather have help.

On a less queezy note my dad is doing well. I went to visit him yesterday afternoon. He looked tired but in pretty good shape. He should be going home today if everything works out as planned.

Back to me! I still have to pack everything tonight... It will get done because it always does... I just can't wait for it to be over. Maybe I'll lose some weight because of all the nerves...

Monday, September 01, 2008

I am the human garbage can.

Can you say stress eating? Good! I knew you could.

Bad things I have eaten today.
Microwave popcorn (two bags)
Cadbury chocolate bars (Roast Almond and Fruit and Nut)
Cocktail Pep

I suppose it could be worse, but not much.

My heart skips a beat...

Well, actually my dad's heart skips a beat so that's why he's getting a pacemaker put in today. In reality his heart is just slowing down so they need to give him a jump start every once in a while.

I am going to head over after the surgery - I still have to buy a box to pack some of my work in - my hard sided suitcase will only hold one set of them... I am going to have to carry on the other.

I've been printing out photos for my stalker wall and there are a lot to choose from. I suppose I better get back to it.

More updates later.