Friday, October 31, 2008

Grand Geomatrician's Ball

Here is the invite for the Grand Geomatrician's Ball.

If you want to come or you just want to be a Booster let me know. It should be a fun time for all.

Happy Halloweenie!

It was a year ago today I dressed up as the undead Ann Curry and went to the Today Show. It sure was fun. I wish I could be there again today but finances are such that I can't.

I don't have a costume and I don't have any plans... woo hoo. I think I may actually take it easy tonight. It's been a really busy week and I think I need to rest.

Last night there was a new instructor in cycle. His name is Douglas and he was excellent. Nice calves as well. Although he will never take the place of Mr. Arms.

I'm also very excited that my lovely assistant Kristen joined my gym so we can work out together! We can stare at Mr. Arms together... okay, she can't stare at him because I'd have to kick her ass if she did and I'm the only one who can stare...

My momma is doing fine. Her foot didn't seem to be bothering her too much which is good.

This weekend I have to sit at the gallery, my lovely assistant and I are probably going to a movie and then Sunday I'm going to an Octoberfest.

I know - when did I get to be so busy? I don't know - I guess it's better than the alternative.

A short film.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Those darn Hamilton Family Feet...

This morning I took my momma to the Hospital to have her foot serviced. It turns out she has an extra bone in her foot and they are taking it out. (damn, I should have asked them to save it for my artwork... yeah, it's gross...)...

Stinky is up in her four arms because Grandma isn't here... I think she'll be alright. I can't stick around too much longer because I have to make sure she goes out before I leave.

Also, I've got information about being a member of the Secret Society of Crawl Space if you want the 411.

Word to your mother.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Will you rub my feet?

and my legs? and my arms, and my shoulders?

Yesterday at work I packed and shipped about 30 boxes to go to a trial in Las Vegas. I think I probably burned off a good pound of fat moving boxes around.

My feet have been aching in the morning when I get up... it might be plantar fasciitis. (or maybe it's a tumor...). I just need someone to rub my feet.

Today I get to ship more boxes... and go to lunch with Bryan and Matt to discuss the movie (and a few people's reactions that there's too much bad language). It's a long story...

I realize I haven't talked about my cycling classes lately.... they've been changing around the schedule so I may eventually be able to cycle seven days a week. I don't know if my knee can take it. I know I could never give up my weekends (that's when I see Mr. Arms)... and then I have to take the classes my favorite instructor teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Sooo... when it comes to our fundraiser I'm a bit worried about finding someone to help me fundraise... it's interesting how it all works... as things get closer I'll give more details.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I am nothing without you.

I really am nothing without you... all three of you who regularly read my blog (yes that means you my lovely assistant Kristen).

Last night I didn't get home until after 10:30 so I am a bit worn out. My knee is aching again as well... I think the problem lies in the body sculpting class I take... it beats up on my knees (I may have to modify).

Soooo... last night we had a meeting about our fundraiser at Crawl Space. I need to find people to help me fundraise - do any of you three want to help?

My personal goal is to try and get "my people" to raise $500.00. I can do that can't I? I just need you three to help me.

Well, I guess I should get a move on... times a wasting. hugs and kisses to you all (the three that is...).

Monday, October 27, 2008

Movie madness.

Last night I went to the screening of my friend Matt's movie Daylight Savings Time I was really impressed - from what I saw of the trailers I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out but overall it's pretty good.

I'm tired this morning and it's only going to get worse. I get to work (yay) and then I'll be heading to the gym and then off to a Crawl Space meeting where we will discuss the Fundraiser on the 22nd. I think it might be one of those weeks... too much to do and too little time.

Hey, look at the time. It's almost time for me to wrap this puppy up. Where did the time go this morning?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What should I do with my life?

I'm feeling a bit (I'm trying to think of the word here but it's not coming...) aimless? useless? (useless isn't a good word...) this morning.

I need to do something different with my life... I need to get off my butt and apply for teaching jobs - I need to do something besides sitting around on a Saturday night and going to bed at 9:00.

Maybe I'm just feeling a bit stagnate... that's the right word. Maybe after I get going this morning I'll feel better. Then again maybe I won't.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I would never abandon you...

Did I spell abandon right???

I'm here, but I'm late... It's ended up being a busy day. It started off with ww (I was up 2.4 pounds), I then went to coffee and then to the gym. I was supposed to go in to work and get some things done but it turned out no one had signed up to sit at the gallery... so I ended up sitting the second half. I sit the first half next saturday too...

I get to go back to work tomorrow and finish up what I was doing today. Tomorrow night is the screening of my friend Matt's movie.

Mr. Arms was there this morning... no, I didn't talk to him but I had a good view of his legs during my class.

Maybe I'll go to bed at 8 tonight...

Friday, October 24, 2008

I wants me a free haircut.

Okay, I realize none of you (no, most of you) have not seen my hair but it's cute. My hair salon is having a referral contest and I WANT TO WIN!!! The prices are right and YOU GET 20 PERCENT OFF YOUR FIRST SERVICE! The prizes I could win are excellent.

If you want to see my hair let me know... if you want a referral card let me know... if you want to tell me you love me let me know...


oh yeah, the salon is in Kenmore and they offer waxing, facials and massages too...

If I win the getaway to the Hotel Monaco I might take you with me and we can watch television in our pj's.

Crampy, gassy, ball of goo.

The title pretty much describes the way I feel this morning. Happy Friday.

Last night I watched celebrity rehab. Well at least the first 80 minutes, then I fell asleep. My life could be worse.... I'm feeling a bit scattered this morning so this may not last long.

Today at work some people from a class are going to observe me while I work and make recommendations about the technology I use (maybe they'll recommend a bionic hand for coding documents in the database???). Tonight I am supposed to go see a movie with my friend Margie - we're thinking of seeing Tropic Thunder at the Crest. Nothing like a cheap movie...

My friend PJ asked me what I was working on art wise. good question... PJ - I don't know.

I'm feeling a bit barfy. I think maybe I'll go.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My second stomach says hello.

Last night my second stomach made an appearance at dinner. We went to Black Angus and I ate far too much. I had some appetizers, salad, steak, mashed potatoes, a few veggies and then half of my momma's birthday brownie sundae.

Just roll me out the door please. I didn't finish it all because I started getting a pain in my side. I guess that's a bad sign.

Today I am going out to lunch as a welcome to my new job (although I've been doing it for seven weeks)... we're going to Wild Ginger. Hopefully there will be some healthy options and then I can hit the gym tonight.

The knee is a bit stiff but it doesn't hurt like it did.

Oh, I officially signed up for my website HERE it is... I'm still working on getting things put together but it will do for now.

Last night I had a dream that I was going to be testifying in a legal case... it seems that Rene Zellweger was not happy with my photo of her from I heart Ann. It was a bit sketchy in my dream but I knew for some reason I was in trouble.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I don't think it's going to happen.

I've realized that I'm not ready to cycle at 5:45 in the morning. I could if I had time to get back home and get ready for work... but considering that I have to be at work at 8 and it takes time to look respectable for the public... it's just not going to happen anytime soon.

Anyways my knee could use the rest. It's feeling better but not 100 percent.

Today is my momma's Birthday. She's the best mom in the world... who else would have honked their car horn all the way down the street when she knew I was home alone with my boyfriend? No one... there are other things she's done for me that I won't go into here. she's swell... tonight we're going to Black Angus for dinner to celebrate.

No weird dreams last night... that's too bad. I miss Tim.

Hair is done... (I got it primped last night...) it's a bit lighter than normal. That's alright... maybe it will make me look younger. I don't know...

they're calling for black ice... I guess I should break out the long underwear... I hate being cold. Well - I guess I should go. Since I don't have my butt on a bicycle seat I guess I should do something...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Dream Floorplan

I'm sorry that isn't that clear. I guess you'll just have to imagine it.

I doubt if there will be a post in the morning. I'm supposed to go to the gym at 5:45 for a cycle class. I hope I make it.


I could sure use Tim Gunn right now. I have a sore muscle in my shoulder. Yesterday I drew a floorplan of the apartment in my dreams. If I get my act together I will scan it and post it here.

Last night at the gym my knee started going wacky... it's a bit stiff this morning. I know I've said it before, it sucks getting old.

Today I'm going to lunch at the WAC. It should be good... I should start saving money though so I can start looking for the apartment of my "dreams".

Tomorrow's my half Birthday. If you haven't got me half a present yet you still have some time left to shop.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Contact Established.

Yesterday after my cycle class I got off the bike and headed to the aerobics room and he talked to me. Mr. Arms talked to me.

I think he said something like "that's quite the workout" or "you sure got a workout" or "hey, I want to father your children"... okay maybe not that last one... but I managed to force some words out of my mouth.... I think I said "it always is". I should have asked his name but I was dumbstruck...

The only down side is that his voice doesn't quite match what his arms (or body) make me think it should sound like. I was thinking he'd have a more "professional" sounding voice. What does that mean? I don't know.

Oh well, since we've established contact I can now freely talk to him... the fairy tale is over.

On another note - I had a dream with Tim Gunn in it. I had moved into a new apartment and it was really cute... big and really inexpensive. I was experiencing a lot of shoulder tension though... Tim came over to my apartment and did some sort of chiropractic move where he lifted my legs up and put all the pressure on my shoulders until I totally relaxed and fell asleep. He then let himself out and I had a restful nap.

It was a very nice dream - I had a cute apartment, I had Tim Gunn at my service... what more could a girl want?

A date I guess.... but I think they may be overrated.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Good Morning.

So far, so good.

Not much to report this morning. My triceps are still feeling the burn from a week and a half ago. Maybe they are permanently damaged. I hope not... it's hard to live without triceps.

Today I am meeting my friend Malyn for brunch and a walk around Greenlake. I went out to lunch/breakfast yesterday so I should probably take it easy on the breakfast products. Although a big slab of bacon would be nice to gnaw on.

I'll try to check back later.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

let me explain that last post/link...

If you follow that link you will find a review of my work from Miami. I don't know who this person was but I'm glad she liked my work.

Crawl Space show is excellent. So are my tires. And my dog.

Remind me to tell you about the big would-be set up last night...

Adventures of Hoogrrl!: Miami Basel 2007 Report (Part 2) - Art I Liked

Adventures of Hoogrrl!: Miami Basel 2007 Report (Part 2) - Art I Liked

Good news. Only good news.

Today has started out pretty well. I went to ww and was down 3.4 of the 4.4 I was up last week. I went to the gym and smiled at Mr. Arms. I got new tires for my car while I was having lunch/breakfast with my friend Melinda, then I went and got my emissions test (I passed). All that's left is an opening at Crawl Space tonight.

I just got done advising a friend on a relationship... sometimes I think it's just easier not being in one. Get a dog - they won't break your heart... that is until they die or go missing.

Yeah, I know - just what you wanted to hear today... I'm just telling you like it is.

I guess I should go now and work on my website some more. I might be famous someday and I have to have my website in order when it all goes down...

November 2nd is coming soon and I might be famous in parts of Russia.

Friday, October 17, 2008

More flashbacks...



okay - nevermind... it seems like all of a sudden everyone is on facebook. A lot of people I went to high school with have joined and now I am getting all of these pictures. The top one was at our senior prom (which sucked... and my face reflects that) and the second photo is from our 10 year reunion. Oh the memories.

Last night I was in a grumpy mood and had a carb=fest. For dinner (if you can call it that) I had a small bag of Dorito's, some goldfish crackers, tortilla chips and a few pieces of turkey for some protein. I ended up taking a bath at 6:30 and then lounging for the rest of the evening. I'm feeling a bit achy still... maybe it's a tumor.

Well, at least it's Friday. We're having a potluck for lunch - I think part of my problem last night was trying to figure out what to take (I decided on nothing)... my momma came to the rescue this morning with some shrimp and cocktail sauce. Who doesn't like shrimp?

I guess I should move along...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I've succumbed...

I decided to test out a Website hosting/creation site called Other People's Pixels... some of my friends have used it for their websites... here's mine. WEBSITE!

I still have to reorganize it a bit and find some more images of my work... the problem with that is that most of my images are on an external hard drive and the firewire plug doesn't work anymore on old crusty.

In other news I don't think there is any... if I come up with anything else I'll let you know.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The best intentions with mushrooms.

I was going to go to a new cycling class this morning but I chose to come to you live from the sofa instead.

It's national Mushroom Day... get out your crimini's and portabellas, shitake and morels.... make a fritata.

I like mushrooms... someone told me recently that mushrooms have no nutritional value... she was wrong. she also is a micromanager so what does she know...

oh oh oh! I bought some new long underwear last night. You may recall that I get very cold in the Fall and Winter months... I like to wear my Cuddle Duds long underwear... it looks "real" none of that waffle weave crap for me.

Sometimes I think it would be nice if I could just stay home and curl up with the dog. Today is one of those days... but I can't. I'm having lunch with Matt. That should be interesting. I better go... got to put on that long underwear...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

About last night (again).

Yesterday was a bit strange. All day at work I was feeling a bit achy. My arms and hands were just really tired. I decided to not go to the gym and take it easy... I ended up taking a bath and sitting on the sofa with the dog.

They just showed a picture of the ice rink at Rockefeller Center on the news. When I was in New York I would walk past the rink when I went to Starbucks to get my coffee and breakfast sandwich in the morning. Sometimes I miss that time. Sure, I like having a paycheck and a warm place to live but being in the big city was fun.

Oh yes, yesterday I also registered a domain name for a website. This is it. Sure, there's nothing there yet. I have to find a web designer to put together a basic site for me. Nothing fancy.

Overall life isn't too bad. I can't complain too much. Someone told my mother the other day that I had turned into a stunning young woman. Okay, I'll take that. I guess from where I've come... I don't know what I'm saying.

Monday, October 13, 2008

All I need is this dog.

Stinky says hello this morning. She's sitting right next to me and snuggled up and warm.

Yesterday went pretty well with the information day. I didn't end up doing much - it's a nice gig if you can get it. I ended up walking around downtown with my friend Nate afterward. He currently lives in Ohio.

I have determined that I am zoning out a bit too much to continue with this posting. Nothing witty is going to come out of me.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wasn't I cute?

A friend of mine from high school posted these photos of us.

Wasn't I cute? Or a dork - I can't decide.

Oh the 80's.

Today I am working at a Graduate Information session for school. I should get paid - hopefully it won't take as long as it did last time. (over six months?)...

What else? I am going to the gym - and then I may just sit on the sofa for the rest of the day.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Can you say 4.4?

That is the amount of pounds on the scale that I was up this morning. It didn't help that I had brats and beer last night. Or the pizza a beer on Thursday. Or the two donuts on Wednesday. Or the hamburger and fries last Saturday.

I did see Mayor McArms at the gym. I smiled... I don't think he saw me. Hmmmmm.

Last night I had a good time, I should get out more often.

This is all I can muster this morning.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dear President Bush.

I don't think you talking to the American people about the economy is going to make anyone feel better.

Just my thought.

That is the Invitation for the Crawl Space fundraiser. If you want information on it let me know and I will send it to you.

It' going to be held on November 22 at 8.

I am feeling better today - from the standpoint of visiting the chiropractor yesterday. My triceps are a different story. They are feeling the burn - I don't think I can lift my arms over my head even if I tried.

Last night after work I met my lovely assistant Kristen and our friend Karen at Palomino for Happy Hour... you know how I like happy hours... almost too much. We had beer and cheap pizza (cheap as in inexpensive). How much does it cost to get gastric bypass?

Tonight I'm going to be meeting with some camp counselors from this summer... that doesn't even break the tip of the iceberg of what I've got going on this weekend. When did I get to be so busy?

I don't know.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Get back to work.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

A date with destiny...

Right now destiny is my chiropractor. I get to be adjusted this morning (yay). Since I started taking this other body sculpting and core class there has been a hitch in my giddyup. This is where a nice boyfriend would be handy. He could massage my tense shoulders and achy feet. Then he could take me out to dinner and a movie. Is that too much to ask for? I think not.

I am considering building myself a real website. I have the option to have my website listed with the alumni calendar - and don't get me wrong, I love my blog, but it doesn't necessarily convey my artistic talents. I may do some research today and get back to you.

Goals for today.

Don't eat everything in the office that resembles chocolate.

Get adjusted.

Try not to make anyone cry.

Look cute.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I'm going to be big in Latvia, Estonia and Findland.

The thing I can't really talk about is going to be shown in foreign countries... maybe someone in Hong Kong will really like my artwork and want to buy some of it. That would be nice.

I'm really falling behind this morning. It's almost time for me to get ready for work. I am experiencing severe muscle tightness in my shoulders and upper back this morning. It sucks. I guess that's what happens when you work out.... maybe I should stop. No - that would be using a hatchet where a scalpel is needed... (guess where I got that line??).

I supposed I should go. I'm sorry if this post was less than satisfying for you all. I know it wasn't satisfying at all for me.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Hello, it's Tuesday.

It's windy outside.

Here are a few updates. First off my artwork arrived back from Chicago in one piece (at least I think it's in one piece - I haven't opened it yet).

I was selected for the Alumni Calendar at school. It gives me the opportunity to post my website along with my name. Hmmmm.... maybe I should get a real website. I just don't know.

I have placed a call into my chiropractor - my neck is in a bad way... it's crickin' (I'm working on coining a new phrase there...).

I think I may shave my legs this morning... if I am going to do that I better get moving. I don't know how time consuming it may be.

Monday, October 06, 2008

This will make me famous.

This photo has been selected for the SAIC Alumni Calendar for 2009. I am going to be famous. Well, at least in SAIC Alumni circles.

More later.

I don't want to do it..

I'm not too jazzed about doing anything this morning... I don't want to take a shower, I don't want to go to work, I don't want to go to the gym... I don't really want to go back to bed because my neck hurts and It hurts to be horizontal.

Maybe I should make a date with my chiropractor...

not a real date though, he's married.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Settle down, here I am...

I know, you probably thought I was dead in the middle of the road somewhere, didn't you?

I am here.

Not much to report - with the exception that Mayor McArms wasn't at the gym this morning.

I am thinking about making work about being on a "documentary" television show that was never aired. What do you all think about that? What would this entail??? I don't know just yet... but I think we may find out.

Everyone save the date of November 22nd for the Crawl Space Fundraiser. It's going to be fun! Or at least I think so...

I've started looking at apartments... okay, pick yourselves up off the floor... I know - you thought I wanted to live with my mother forever didn't you? Well, I sort of do, but for the betterment of my social and artistic life I need to get out on my own. Now if only I could afford it. I think the plan is to start saving money so I have a cushion and then take my time to find a place that is perfect.

Maybe in the meantime I will sell some work and/or find a benefactor to help me out.

Soooo..... I guess that's it for now. I took pictures of Sammy and the tree so I will tell the story of my ordeal sometime this week.

Au revoir (or however you spell that...)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

It's Mayor McArms to you...

I did not say hi to Mr. Arms today but I did point him out to my friend Marjorie. She called him the Mayor because Mayors know everyone... and Mr. Arms definitely knows everyone.

This morning I weighed in and I was down 1.8 pounds... that's pretty good. I was going to say something negative - but I changed my mind. That's the power of positive thinking.... tonight my nephews are coming over to spend the night. We are going to go to Red Robin for dinner. I am going to use all of my extra points on dinner tonight but that's okay, that's why they're there.

Later today I am moving back into my house. I will try to take photos of the scene of the crime in the cat rescue. I think I have finally recovered. Sammy wanted to go out today but I am never letting him outside ever again... not matter how cute he is I can't risk it.

Right now I am watching Tabitha's Salon Takeover on Bravo. She rocks... being that I used to work in a salon I can relate to what she's aiming at... who wants to go into a grubby salon...

which leads me to my latest pet peeve. I love the cinnamon rolls from Fred Meyer... but the past few times I've gone over to the self serve bakery case there have been fruit flies in it... swarming all over the donuts. If that's not a weight loss deterrent I don't know what is.

Okay, my laundry is done - I should go.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Let's go to the Olympics! (games that is...)

Tickets go on sale today for the Olympic games in Vancouver. They're going to be so close... why shouldn't I go? I could watch the luge, or the bobsled... ice dancing? Short track speed skating might be fun... I may have to consider it.

I'm really glad it's Friday. This week has been very very very long. I think the only major things I have to do this weekend are go to WW and the nephews are spending the night at our house on Saturday. I bet you I have something else to do but I don't remember just yet. Sunday I'm going to try to sleep in for a little bit.

Sammy the cat seems to be doing just fine... the pitch on his fur is not as messy looking as it was...

I'm thinking maybe I should start looking for studios and apartments... I just don't know. I think if I had a studio I would make more work... I should probably just find an apartment with area for a studio... then I could have a television in it and work at the same time... you know how I love television... it's something to think about...

maybe I'll finish up my coffee and get ready to work...

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I love the inside of my eyelids....

Morning came too soon... yet another night of uneventful sleep - good... I just wish I could go back to bed for a while.

Last night at the gym we didn't have a cycle instructor show up so we improvised our own class... I was ready to leave at seven (class ends at 7:30) but everyone else kept pushing me to keep going.... I stayed for the whole hour... grrrrr... no, it's good that I did it... my thighs have never been firmer (they're still pasty white and veiny though).

Have I told you how much I love coffee? I love coffee.....

Random posts today...

Marty packed up my items from the show and fedexed them back to me... I sure hope they don't get lost. That would really suck. I have to think positively...

Is anyone else as I tired as I am of the political ads on television??? I can just imagine how much money is being spent on these... give the money to me instead... I'll make good use of it.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I will take uneventful anyday...

I'm sitting in the chair, a cat next to me (not Sammy), computer on the lap, slippers on the feet and a robe on my body.

It sure beats sitting on a roof.

Pinch and a punch...

happy October. It's already October? I wish I could afford to save up and go to the Today show for Halloween this year. I had so much fun last year.

Okay, as predicted I did not have any problems sleeping last night. The alarm on my cell phone started ringing a bit too early for my tastes.

I am on facebook and I am constantly updating my status. The status is a little line that says Jennifer is.... and then you fill in the rest. I had many interesting updates recently regarding my relationship with cats. Last night I wrote "Jennifer is never having children or cats." That elicited a few responses from my friends... I was just thinking they are too stressful to own/have. I might reconsider the children - but you know, time is running out.

The cat rescuer guy emailed me back... he charges $75.00 to rescue cats. I would have payed $200.00. He's cute too... I'm sure Sammy would have come down eventually but I'm glad it was sooner rather than later. It sure stressed me out. He isn't even my cat.

My head/jaw hurts a little bit this morning... I took some advil so hopefully it should clear up. I hit the snooze button twice so I better get moving.