Sunday, November 30, 2008

Woe is me...

Yesterday that lonely feeling started creeping in. I'm not going to let it in all the way though.

It comes in when I realize that I have a lot of friends but no "friends". When I say friends I mean the kind that will just hang out with you and do nothing... I do have a few, but they often have other things going on... I could probably go a week without talking to anyone if I didn't have to go to work. Sometimes I think it would be nice to have people to do things with...

Tonight I am going to another screening of my friend Matt's movie... and I am also going to the gym today. Yesterday my friend Ruth Ann was talking to Mr. Arms as I left... who knows what trouble she's getting into. Maybe I'll have more news to report later.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Video from the Grand Geomatrican's Ball...

ggb from Patrick Wright on Vimeo.

All I want for Christmas...

Here is my Christmas list as of this moment:

A good fitting bra.

Sclerotherapy. (that's a procedure to get rid of veins - I'd have it in my legs).

Another pair of Groove Crop pants from Lululemon, size ten black.

A lack of desire for sweets.

I don't think that's too much to ask for do you?

Friday, November 28, 2008


This morning I am back in the swing of things and getting ready to Marshal the holiday parade. I'll be keeping track of the inflatable cupcakes, bakers and oreo cookies. I will also be keeping my eyes open for possible dates for me.

Thanksgiving went well... I went to have "dinner" with dad and then I had dinner with mom etc... I think Thanksgiving spaghetti is a good idea. It was very yummy.

This morning after the parade I think we might be going out to breakfast and then maybe some shopping. I'm not sure though... maybe I'll just come back here and lay on the sofa... or is that lie on the sofa? Someone told me a trick on figuring out which word to use in that situation but I have forgotten...

I better get a move on... I want to look good in my marshal coat and I want to smell good so I better take a shower...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The curse of the big calves.

Yesterday I went to Nordstrom's and tried on a pair of boots that I'd been eyeing for a few weeks. They went on perfectly until I hit my calf and the zipper came to a halt. All of my cycling has had this lone disastrous effect (affect?).... I guess I'll just have to continue wearing flats.

Famous Turkeys through history.

A visual journey of turkeys through the ages...

Okay, I'm not really a turkey but the skin under my arms does jiggle like the waddle under a turkey's beak.

This morning I think I am going to go to the gym... maybe Mr. Arms will be there. I can do a preemptive workout although I don't think I'm going to be overeating today.

Right now Stinky is snuggled up next to me and we are enjoying the Today Show although Ann is not on this morning. I also get to clean today...

I am happy to report that I slept in until 7:30 this morning... I feel a bit rested.

If anything exciting happens I will be sure to update you.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TGIW (Normally I would say Friday).

It's Wednesday and it's the last day of the work week. Yippee kay aye! I'm going cowboy on you all.

I am looking forward to not doing a heck of a lot this weekend. I may go to a movie, I am going to Thanksgiving dinner at the Hearthstone with my sister and Dad... I may troll for men at Greenlake afterward. I may even go buy myself a new pair of shoes if the payroll was done. (I just checked online and it didn't get deposited... who knows, maybe it will go in on Friday...).

A year ago today was my last day at the Today show. I also remember last year my annual list of things I was thankful for... Mark Kostabi was one on that list... I sure miss that time in sick twisted way.

Okay, I should move... the caffeine is kicking in and I have to go.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I don't know which is worse... waking up with swollen gums or being single and childless for the rest of my life?

Right now the gums are more painful... I had a crown started on my tooth yesterday and the gum around my tooth is a bit inflamed... hopefully it will stop soon. I also had a flu shot yesterday so as Kelli says - I have John McCain arm... I can't raise it above my shoulder.

The hand is doing much better... I think I will survive...

Here are a few photos from the fundraiser... Maybe I won't look so bad when I'm old and gray... I just don't think I'll have a ponytail.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Some photos from the ball...


Monday - is it worth it?

It would be nice if I could just sit here in my robe until I have to go to the dentist this afternoon... I'd watch soaps and hang out with my dog and nap on and off. Wouldn't that be the life?

I thought I would give you the heads up that I am going to be working the Macy's Thanksgiving parade on Friday (this is not the "real" parade in New York - it's the Seattle one...). I get to be a float Marshal. My float is going to be the inflatable cupcake float - I get to guide it down the parade route and keep it going. I'll be walking next to Oreo cookies and bakers. What a perfect float for my love of sweets...

I forgot to mention that when I weighed in on Saturday I was down 1.8 pounds. I guess that's what happens when you don't have time to eat on Friday nights.

Ummmm... now my big decision is what to wear to work and what movie to go see on Thanksgiving...

Have an excellent day and enjoy the short work week.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New blog?

maybe I should start a blog called

What do you all think?

It's been a long weekend... my hand is now turning sort of a redish purple on the knuckles ... I think I may go to bed soon so that I can wake up refreshed and ready to get my crown tomorrow afternoon.

I am exhausted and I think might be on the verge of losing it.

Oh, yesterday I found two (count 'em) two cute jackets at my favorite store - Target! I am going to be so stinking cute with then on... I think I'll wear one tomorrow.

See you all in the morning.

I suppose you're wondering....

why in the hell am I up at 6:42 am the night after our fundraiser?? Good question... I think I was a little overheated and needed to get up.

I had a good time at the party last night... everybody danced and had a good time... ate some yummy food and overall it was a fun time.

My only complaint is that none of my friends came. My lovely assistant Kristen had a bye because she's dealing with a flooded kitchen... and M had a slumber party / Twilight Birthday to throw. Other than that all my other friends are lame. It's these times that I miss my Chicago friends because they would have all been there for me. I guess that's the problem with my friends here not understanding the art side of me. I also feel bad that I didn't raise more money... alas, there is always next year if I make it that long...

I think I'm going to go ice my hand. It's all swollen from the keg accident. More later.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hand plus keg plus car = ouch.

Only one injury today. My hand got stuck between a keg and a car. It's not broken - but it sure hurts like the dickens.

I have to get ready to go in about a half an hour... it should be fun. I hope to stay up until it's over... I will update you tomorrow.

Costume Dilemma.... HELP ME!

So, we've got the majority of the set up done for the party tonight but I don't have a costume... there's going to be a mix of costumes and fancy dressing up.. I'm afraid I'll be stuck somewhere in the middle - sort of business casual and mason/colonial. I don't think it's going to be pretty. At least I have my artwork all set up.

Last night went pretty well and I got home and to bed at a reasonable time. I almost feel rested this morning...

What might you ask am I doing for myself today?? I am going to cycling and then I'm going to try figure out what to wear... that's not necessarily for myself - well yes it is... I have to look cute tonight don't I??? Okay, I guess I better get going before I run out of time.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Come to the Ball!

I was told that I should blog more about the Grand Geomatrician's Ball so here it goes.

go to it! It will be fun, you'll help out young struggling artists (okay - I'm not that young but I'm "early career".) There will be good food and drinks and artwork - oh crap I have to decide on the artwork...

Regina Hackett posted on her blog here about the fundraiser.

Maybe there will be a cute single male art collector there who wants to sweep me off my feet and take me off into the sunset with my Ann Curry obsession. Maybe I'll dance so much that I'll lose four pounds. Maybe I'll sell something or be picked for the Whitney Biennial... Okay, I'm getting carried away here...

Maybe I'll just have a good time if I can stay awake.

I'm getting off work early so I can help set up. I have to stop by the gallery and pick up a bunch of stuff so it should make for a busy night...

I'll try to keep you all updated.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Is it time to sleep yet?

I'm not sure I'm going to make it until Sunday. Last night no one showed up to teach the cycle class so I went wig shopping instead.

I now am the proud owner of three wigs. Two of them Colonial inspired. I still have to figure out what I'm wearing and what exactly I'm putting up artwork wise for the fundraiser.

Okay, here's a bit of a tangent. It's about Jesse Jones on King 5. I've been thinking I should get his help in finding a date. It says if you need help get Jesse. I think maybe there's an art project in there somewhere.

Next tangent... I ordered a smaller point and shoot camera yesterday - it's pink. It's a Canon Powershot digital elph.... I realized last weekend that I don't take the same amount of pictures that I used to because the camera I have is a larger and doesn't fit in my bag... this way I can carry it with me...

Today I have to figure out what to wear on Saturday... and figure out my ten year plan... and shave my legs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I heart hump day.

It's just one day closer to our fundraiser and I am not ready. I have no idea what to wear and I don't know if any of my friends are going to show up... I know my lovely assistant Kristen will be coming so that's good. She can answer questions in regards to our collaboration on the Ann project.

Today at work we are having a Thanksgiving lunch. The firm is buying a turkey and everyone else is bringing the sides etc... it's a bit odd, but nice I guess. Different places have different traditions. One of the best Thanksgivings I had was in Rome when I was studying back in 2002.... or in 2006 when I ran in my first Turkey Trot. That was interesting and sore-leg inducing...

I got a late start this morning so I guess I should get a move on....

Everyone start getting your costumes put together for Saturday!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ice fishing huts.

I had a dream this morning that I was driving behind a car that ended up stopping fast I accidentally ran into the ice fishing hut that was being towed behind it. I tried to be charming when we pulled over to talk about it... I just put a little dent in the ice fishing hut but the guy wanted 500 bucks for it. It was a dented piece of wood! I offered a check for 100 and 20 bucks cash. he was sticking to his guns - but then I woke up half way and realized that it was a dream and I didn't have to pay him anything.

I guess I won that battle didn't I?

Let me see.... do you want to be my booster? The booster I had lined up for the Fundraiser is out of commission for the next few weeks so I have to figure out how to raise $500.00 on my own.

I am happy to report that I am no longer crampy. I don't think I told you all that yesterday but I was crampy... it seems to have dissipated. Today I am going out to lunch and cycling my butt off tonight... the exciting life I lead.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Good news in the underwear department.

I actually wore a pair of my smaller sized underwear yesterday (I was doing laundry and I didn't have access to the larger ones) and they didn't get caught under my belly roll. Maybe my belly roll is getting smaller? I may not be losing weight but I think my tummy may be shrinking.

I guess that really is good news.

On Saturday when I was at the gym a woman came up to me in the locker room after class and said she couldn't believe that I went to class on Friday night and then was back on Saturday morning. She said that it was paying off though and I looked great. I said thank you. I still think of myself as the fat girl (some of you know that about me)... so it's nice to hear those sort of things to remind me that I'm not. Now If I could just get a guy to pay me that sort of compliment...

This week is going to be busy - getting ready for the fundraiser, cycling, getting a costume for the fundraiser... testing out my smaller underwear theory...

Yesterday I spent some time going through images on my old hard drive so I can update my website. I also came across this (shield your eyes)....

Oops - never mind. I can't upload it... good thing, I've spared you all from nightmares.

I guess I should get ready for the day. I have money coming my way so that's a good thing... that makes life almost worth living.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The final countdown.

Time is running out for me. I have to figure out what I'm doing for all my shows coming up... and I need to start making new work (or continuing projects I've already started but not finished).... It's a dilemma. I think I'm in a bit of a rut... I've become accustom to having a steady paycheck and spending all of my other time at the gym or in front of the television. I'm not really worried... just a smidge... maybe I'll get some inspiration soon.

Okay, I have to go now and watch a story on sex addiction on CBS Sunday morning.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The hairless wonder...

I have gone and done it. In my never ending quest for physical transformation I have had my mustache waxed.

You may be say to yourself "Hey, I didn't know that Jennifer had a mustache???" I'm sure you never really noticed, but those long and sometimes dark hairs growing above my lip were getting to be a problem... now I have started down that slippery slope of where I'll no longer be able to just let it grow.

It's like the time back in 1985 when my very first boyfriend Trevor Gong dumped me the first weekend I came home from Central Washington University (I found out he had been seeing my friend Tara's friend Gabby). I decided my act of rebellion was to be never shave my legs again... that lasted only about a month because it was itchy and unsightly against my pasty white legs. The moral of this story??? I guess it's once you start shaving or waxing you just can't stop or it's don't move away and trust that your boyfriend is going to remain faithful...

Either way - that's my story and I'm sticking to it. If any of you, my faithful readers want to experience the joy of lip waxing I will give you a referral card for Shelby at Salon Zeka... she's is the best!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another week has past.

What do I have to show for it? Not much... another set of wrinkles, a build up of skin on the callus on my left foot...

Have I mentioned that my slow weight creep has forced me to wear bigger underwear? Not that it's "big underwear" by any means but it's a size bigger than I used to wear... if I wear the smaller size my roll of belly fat rolls over the waistband and it's uncomfortable.

ARGHH! Maybe I should just go back to bed.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


The past few times I've been at the mall I have seen a bad selection of boots on the young people of America. I have to go out and take pictures because I can't find images of these horrendous atrocities to society.

Just imagine - cable knit, mid-calf hitting, beige flat boots with pom poms attached to strings.... maybe I'll draw a picture and scan it. I've also seen high heels with down fabric up to the knee.... oh man, I need to find photos.

Okay, back to my humdrum life... yesterday I picked up some photos I had mounted and unfortunately on the trip back to the office I dinged up the corners of some. I think I can camouflage the dings but it means that I can't really sell them. Not that I've ever sold anything... but there's always a first time.


I need better luck.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Okay boosters!

I have a feeling that this fundraiser Crawl Space is putting on is going to be fun. If it doesn't kill me (and I don't even have that much to do)...

Now my goal is to raise money. It will be well worth the price of admission... contact me if you want an invitation.

I think I could use a nap. I know, I just woke up... but I'm still tired. I think I may have a hard time getting started today.

Okay, here's a quick rant... to that car that just had to pass me while I was driving in the arboretum last night BITE ME! Did you get to where you were going any sooner? probably not. did you risk people's lives? yes... are you a dumb-ass? yes. It was raining and it was dark... I was going the speed limit. Did you have to flash your lights at me? like I could have pulled over anywhere.... I hope you get a flat tire!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Life is getting in the way...

My life is getting in the way of my television schedule. I have a meeting tonight and I'm not going to be able to watch the Biggest Loser.

I suppose there are worse things in life... it's times like these I wish I had a dvr.

Well, let me see... yesterday I got a phone call from the manager at Marie Calendars. I tried to call him back but he was in a meeting... I will try again tomorrow.

This is the image that those publishers want to use in the book (I told you about it last week I think)... it's my sister's and Katie's feet. It's cute don't you think???

Okay, what else is going on today??? we're taking the new paralegal out to lunch today, her name is Jen too! I might wear fancy pants today... I wore a nice skirt and top yesterday and got lots of compliments... not that I had been dressing poorly- but I think I'd been on the more casual side... I have to step it up if I want to attract good work karma (and a possible date).

Oh yes, Stinky peed in her bed last night... I guess this is the beginning of old age for her. Maybe we should invest in diapers....

Monday, November 10, 2008


I unplugged my television/alarm yesterday and it delayed my clock so I got to sleep in 40 minutes this morning... that's why this is going to be short and sweet.

Monday here - no wonderful news. Went to Marie Calendar's last night for dinner - WORST SERVICE EVER! down .5 pounds this morning...

I love everyone and everything - god bless america!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

What am I doing here?

Happy Sunday morning...

I went out shopping yesterday to find something to wear... I found shoes. They were on sale. That's a good thing...

The fundraiser went well... I stayed out a little late but that's alright... I definitely found out that I am not a good face painter.

Today the only thing on my agenda is cycle class and taking a shower... ahhh - the simple life.

When I have more time I'm going to rant about boots. There are a lot of bad looking boots out there... there needs to be an intervention.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Saturday - blah blah blah..

I'm trying to figure out what to do... I have to work at a fundraiser tonight doing some face painting... I don't really know how to paint that well but I'll figure it out.

I'm not sure I'm ready to stay up that late but it's for a good cause.

I am really enjoying sitting here on the sofa... I don't think I'm in the mood to move much today... I do have to figure out what I'm going to wear though... maybe I should put on some clothes....

Friday, November 07, 2008

It can happen at any time.

Yesterday I was sitting at work coding documents until my hands went numb and I got a message from my friend Bryan. He was laid off yesterday. Not that it comes as a big surprise to him but still - I guess when it hits it can be a shock.

A group of us took him out to lunch. I'm sure he'll find something - if anyone out there needs a paralegal let me know.

Last night I took a break from the gym. I think it's been a few weeks since I did that. My legs still feel like they've been put through the ringer though.

I've decided that I am a social misfit. Maybe I'm not exactly a misfit - but I feel like one. I just don't like being in social situations sometimes.... tomorrow night I have to work at a fundraiser...

oops I just found out that there's a jackknifed semi on I-5 under the Convention Center so I should probably get ready now....

Thursday, November 06, 2008


I think I may not go to the gym tonight... it is First Thursday and I haven't been to one of those for a while... I can't decide... my legs are still killing me, my heart is breaking because of the lack of sugar-free gingerbread syrup at Starbucks and yes, I'm still single.

I am happy that I actually managed a full on rant yesterday with my Starbuck's entry last night.

Okay.... it turns out that there's an image on my blog that the publishers of this book want to use. I think it's one of my sister and niece's feet (did I say that yesterday?)... I think I may let them use it if they want (I asked my seester for permission).

It's raining but it's still a beautiful day... some people were a bit gloomy at work yesterday - but I wasn't! yippee!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Listen up Starbucks!

Hey Starbucks! Who said you could get rid of your sugar-free gingerbread syrup??? You are going to have a bunch of Weight Watcher crazy women (me included) boycotting your seasonal offerings. Do you really think you can risk losing the three-plus dollars you'd make off each latte you'd sell to one of these calorie counters???? I think not


What an exciting day!

With all of the gloom and doom of the past few years it's nice to wake up and feel a bit of relief for once.

I was thinking of wearing my "Democrats make Better Lovers" t-shirt to work but considering that the majority of my fellow employees are Republicans it's probably not the best idea. Maybe I'll wear blue to represent my "blue-state-ness".

I am glad all the ads are gone... I can enjoy television just a little bit more this morning.

Yesterday I received a comment on my blog from someone who is working on a book about blogs. They asked if they could use my blog in their book. MORE PUBLICITY! This might be a way to get more than three fans!

I think I may send her an email and find out what it's about.

I'm ready to get a move on... my legs are aching once again... tomorrow I'll take a break.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Free Stuff!

It's election day and people are giving away free stuff.

Starbucks is giving away coffee.

Ben and Jerry's is giving away a free cone from 5 - 8pm...

People are giving away their unruly children....

okay, maybe not that last one.

This morning I get to go to the dentist and have my teeth cleaned.

Last night at the gym I thought I might die... my legs are killing me - maybe I should take a break someday soon. Maybe on Thursday I will take it easy....

What else can I talk about this morning? Well, I already voted, I'm still undiscovered artistically and my legs hurt.

Okay, everyone remember to vote. I bet you can probably guess who I voted for...

Monday, November 03, 2008

I was a lump.

Yesterday I became a social recluse. I decided not to do any social activities I had on my schedule... I feel bad but I get anxious sometimes when I have to spend time with a large group of people (no, I don't think I need medication).

It's weird, because for the most part my life is where it should be... I'm educated, I am littler than I used to be, I am fairly happy... but on the other hand I am single (which isn't a bad thing), I don't have a family, my mother and I live together (that's not a bad thing either but it's strange)... I just feel a little non-adult in that aspect of my life. Sometimes I just don't think I'm that interesting(?)...

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to get used to it.

This week I am working, working out, trying not to overstuff my face, and paying my credit card bill. woo hoo! good times.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I must be losing my mind...

I think I thought yesterday was Sunday... I must be losing it. I've just had too much to do and too little time.

Last night I went to see Burn After Reading. It was pretty good and there was a glitch in the screening so we got free movie passes so I can go see another movie at another time.

Today I am schedule for an Octoberfest but I've been feeling a bit croupy. stuffed up that is... maybe I should just take it easy...

I'll have to see how I feel.

I need to go get changed for Mr. Arms... until we meet again...

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Tomorrow is the big day when I hit it big in other parts of the world.

Tonight I am going to see Burn After Reading with my lovely assistant Kristen.

No Mr. Arms this morning... no weight loss or weight gain... no problem.

What else do I know? Not much.... I guess that's it until tomorrow.