Saturday, February 28, 2009

Good Morning this fine Saturday!

Why am I in such a chipper mood? I think it could be because I woke up this morning and my arm isn't killing me for once.

It still hurts but this morning it was significantly better. I also lost 1.6 pounds this week! I would have lost more if I hadn't eaten that half a can of chocolate frosting last night.... or the Cheez-it party mix... that's really yummy if you haven't tried it yet.

This morning at the gym Mr. Arms wasn't there... I miss him....

I better get a move on. I have a lot of things to do for tomorrow's workshop at the gallery.

I'll try to post more tonight.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Elbow update.

I mentioned yesterday that I was going to the doctor to have my arm checked out again. Well, I did and she decided to give me a cortisone shot in my elbow... hopefully that should take care of it. It still hurts this morning but hopefully it will start getting better soon.

I think I have gotten over the whooshy leg feeling brought about by Mr. Arms yesterday... I just wish his voice sounded a bit different. It's really hard to explain but it sounds gravelly and a bit rough.

On Today's agenda I am going to take my friend Zaida out to lunch for her birthday and this evening my friend Jenna is playing at Third Place Books. It's close and it starts early so I am going to go see it. Tomorrow I get to organize things for my workshop on Sunday.

I better get moving...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mr. Arms Part Deux

He talked first tonight!

Let me recreate the scene for you.... I had gone to the gym early because of my Dr. Appointment... after an hour of cycling on the bike I was cooling down and stretching my quads (and conveniently not staring at arms) when he waved his hand in front of my face (from a distance) and said "you in your own little world?" I replied "yes"... he then said "I hope it's a good world" and I said "It's excellent!" I WANTED to add "It would be more excellent if you were here right next to me in it... heh heh heh..." but I didn't... and I didn't ask his name....

I still can't get over the voice...

Holy Stinking Snow!!

It's snowing this morning and I need to go to the doctor today... I'm trying to decide if I need to drive today or not. I was going to so I could get to my appointment on time.

I can't decide.

Last night we had a sub in our cycle class... after class was over she told me I had really good form. That was nice to hear.... maybe someday I will get off my butt and learn how to teach.

I don't have time to hang around this morning. Talk to you later.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crampy gassy bundle of love.

The title of this post explains it all... I'm feeling a bit rough this morning (do you like that term?)

Let me see what I've got for you this morning... yesterday I went to our harassment seminar. I ate far too much and did sort of learn what constitutes harassment.... lunch was pretty good - I managed to score of bunch of baby bel cheeses and some apples.

Last night I got a new hairdo - kind of shorter and more Survivor - esque if you ask me. I also picked up a new purse that is giraffe patterned.

Before the haircut....

What we were going for...

The end result...

I think it's pretty close... I usually have raccoon eyes by the time I get to my hair appointment... so I apologize for that.

I think I might head to the showers now... I'm feeling gooey inside.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Harass this!

Today at work we are having a mandatory sexual harassment seminar at work. I'm solely going for the free lunch. I guess I might be able to learn something useful from the whole thing...

My insides are very uncomfortable this morning... maybe it's too much fiber in my diet...

Okay, last night I took a cycle class as well as body sculpt and core and I think it's the first time in a few weeks that I've worked really hard... I'm a bit sore this morning... my elbow though isn't getting any better... I've made an appointment to go see the Doctor on Thursday to get it checked out again. Maybe they'll give me a shot of cortizone to make it feel better.... I'm tired of it hurting... it's also cramping my survivor style.

What else??? Crusty II is a beautiful piece of machinery... her trackpad is like butter and her keys are sleek and black.... I love her.

On the agenda today - I need to work on a new artists statement and figure out things for my workshop this weekend.

Okay, I better get a move on...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Good Morning!

I just wanted to check in before I get going at work. Today may turn out to be not so bad. The only bad thing happening this morning is that I'm a bit crampy.

Other than that things look good.

I will try to check back later with my review of the Oscars (yawn...).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hello and good morning.

How is everybody doing this morning? I am doing alright. My arm is sore so I've been icing it for the past hour or so... I have to make an appointment to see the doctor again because it's not getting any better. Just what I need - more crap to get in the way of training...

This afternoon there is an afternoon of playing games and puzzles at the gallery. I hope a few people come... It not, I'll have Jordan the intern play with me - assuming she doesn't have Art History homework to study... I could help her with that...

After the workshop I am going to head over to Dad's to go out to dinner... then I have to beat cheeks to get home for the Academy Awards... I love watching the awards but I must admit I haven't seen too many films this year. I did see Rachel Getting Married and that was really good... Maybe if I had someone to go to movies with me I would go out more often.

Oh well, I better move if I want to get to the gym and then organized to go to the gallery.

More later.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Saturday!

I am feeling alright today - there was a mention of my show on Slog yesterday (the Stranger's News and Arts blog) and some of the comments weren't so nice. Someone called it self pretentious garbage... that kind of hurt but then I clicked on the link of that person's website I come to find that they are some person who is anti conceptual art and they also have bad fashion sense.

They can just suck it. I'm still going to do what I do and I'm not going to apologize for it. I think everyday people will relate to the work....

I went to ww this morning and was up 2.2 pounds. That's not too much of a shocker - this trying to get over caffeine is not so easy... when I feel bad I eat.

On the agenda today - organize tomorrow's workshop and try to get things lined up for next weeks events. It's hard doing double duty... I think for my next show I might go back to object making... it seems less complicated. I'll see if I can do it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sleeping in.

I decided to sleep in until 5:56 this morning. Since I have given up the caffeine I don't really need to spend all that time in the morning caffeinating myself now do I?

I am coming to you from Crusty II. She is beautiful, but I have the wrong firewire cord now so I still can't do video... if it's not one thing it's another.

I am really tempted to drink caffeine, but I know I shouldn't. Oh I hate training sometimes.

Today I am going to lunch with Matt and Bryan, I've eaten crap all week long so it's not going to be pretty when I step on that scale tomorrow morning at ww.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Crusty II comes today.

Hopefully she won't have any issues...

I am pooped... I've been having a hard time keeping the I will survive blog and my blog separate in my mind... maybe I shouldn't... I have been off the caffeine since Sunday (with a small sip yesterday) and I am having a heck of a time staying up late and getting up at my normal time. Last night I ended up falling asleep at 9:00. I missed the majority of Lost. It's a good thing they repeat the previous weeks episodes beforehand so I can catch up.

I think I may have to lie down for a few minutes before I get ready for work...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Where's Crusty II?

She's been on her way from Anchorage for the past 36 hours or so and I want her now!

I've been having a rough few days (lack of caffeine) and I need some good news in my life.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm giving it up.

Today I have given up caffeine... and shaving my legs.
I'll let you all know how it goes.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Even Jane Fonda blogs.

Who knew? It just means that I am far ahead of the curve.

Today I have to go get my tires checked out... can't be out of balance can I?

I am enjoying my last day of caffeine for a while. If I'm going into training I have to be on the top of my game....

More later.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's hard to compete with the day of love...

The opening went pretty well. Not as many people showed up as I would have hoped for but when you're competing with the day of love what can you do?

I think the show looks pretty good and now I have to focus on the events coming up.

I slept in until 6:10 this morning... that's pretty good I think. Today I plan on going to the gym and then I have to clean up my crap so my friend Matt can do filming in the house.

I'm exhausted. Good thing tomorrow's a holiday.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Crusty II is on her way.

I managed to make it through the week and only gain .8 pounds. Considering I only went to the gym once I think I'm doing pretty well.

For the most part the show is set up (I may have said that last night but I don't remember).... now I only have to decide what to wear. It's hard for a would be survivor to pick the right clothing for these things...

Mr. Arms was at the gym today - I should have invited him to the opening... oh well, I'm a big fat chicken. This was my first workout Since Sunday and I didn't die... I didn't work as hard as I normally do but that's alright... I need to work up to it.

I better get off my backside and get back to things.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Please Forgive Me.

I left the house this morning at 5:45 am and just got home 14 minutes ago.

The show is up for the most part and there are just a few things left to do.

I went to work today and I think I'm over the cold for the most part... I just have the residual phlegm and funny dry red patch under my nose.

I think I might crash and burn tomorrow night. (not during the opening - after.)

I sucked it up and ordered a new new crusty... maybe we'll call her crusty II. Okay, I think I will go now and spend time with my dog.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A big ball of phlem.

I'm staying home again today. I feel a bit better - but still a bit phlemy. I'm feeling better about the show. I think it will be alright if I can just shake the cold.

I was looking on my credit card statement and I have found that they have credited my account for the return of new crusty. I guess I can order a new new crusty now... what to do... The only bad thing is that they didn't refund the thirty extra bucks I paid for faster shipment. That sucks. Maybe I'll call them today and try to get the money back.

I should go check on my video and see if it has rendered yet.

Later gators!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The green star.

See here.

The green star means they recommend it. If they only knew what they were getting into.

I'm home sick.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I think I might pull through.... I actually got a dvd to burn which is the best thing... it only took me seven plus hours to figure it out.

I think I'll go to bed soon since I am worn out.

I left work early because the cold is getting worse... I may lay low tomorrow and try to beat this thing before it gets any worse. I have to be in peak physical shape to get this training program started.

I've noticed in watching the videos of myself (oops I let it slip) that my teeth need some whitening...

okay... the biggest loser is making me cry... I better go.

I'm here.

It's crunch time and you might not hear from me for a while.

The cold is hovering in my nasal area - I'm tired and I feel a bit barfy. Nothing like sickness to get someone into full training mode.

According to the news this morning one thing that can make you happy is to start a blog.


Monday, February 09, 2009

I might not make it.

I have been a video editing fiend. I just have to figure out how to burn everything so it works.

I have a sore throat - that's not good... I need more power in my laptop.... I need a benefactor... and I need a mac expert.

I need an extra week to work on things.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

word to your mother.

Right now I'm icing the arm... it's a bit sore this morning - partially I think because I didn't ice it yesterday.

My throat is sore - now is not the time to get a cold. I have to train!

I got waxed yesterday and made appointments for other waxing to be completed later.

I wish I had more of a handle on video related things...

I'll be back later - I think. Throat hurts....

also, people on Facebook need to learn how to spell.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Video Blowout.

I have to get videos done this weekend. No time for anything else (okay, well maybe cycle and getting my brows and lip waxed) but then it's all videos.

I actually managed to stay up until 10:00 last night - but then I was out like a light.

I've been so stinking tired lately and it's only going to get worse.

I guess I should get up and do something with my life.

Friday, February 06, 2009

I'm legit!

For all of you out there from the UW Psychology program I am a legitimate artist and I'm not too crazy. Please help me out!

There has been some interest in my show shown by a web site (they are thinking of writing a blurb about it). That means I need to shore up my schedule of events today. I have too much to do and too little time. I don't want my activities to be duds. The only thing I'm not 100 percent sure of is the first weekend's theme outwit. How does a nice afternoon of skill building in the puzzle area - we could also make fake immunity idols... all whilst watching past seasons episodes. What do you all think?

On another note... I found out that Apple has labeled Old Crusty as obsolete. She was made over 7 years ago and they won't manufacture or service her anymore. I guess I should get her checked out soon and see if I can get her ports fixed before she can't be saved. That also means I should get on the ball and order a new new crusty.

For those of you from the Psych department at the UW Old Crusty is my laptop and sometimes best friend. That's not too abnormal is it?

Okay - anyone out there with other ideas for workshops for my show let me know. also, if anyone has mad video skills give me a holla! (yeah, middle aged white girl trying to act hip) I need you!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

New Crusty - you lived a good short life.

New Crusty has to go back to the computer farm. She's beyond repair.... which is good news because this way I can get a laptop that has a firewire port. The bad news is that I won't have a new laptop in time for the show. I will get a new crusty soon though...

I am trying to arrange people for my panel... it's hard trying to get anyone to take me seriously.

Today I am going to lunch with my coworkers at the Union Square Grill - it's closing soon... to be replaced by a Mexican place... oh, I remember the good times I used to have there after work sometimes...

Too much to do too little time.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New Crusty Meet Old Cranky.

I got new Crusty yesterday and was very excited until I realized that there is no firewire port on her. This means I can't transfer videos from my camera. How stupid is apple for eliminating this necessary item?

I guess I should have verified what was included before I purchased it, but my motto is low tech, full effect. I guess my impatience has gotten me in a bind once again.

In case you were wondering I am using Old Crusty to post this... there seems to be an issue as well with my screen freezing up on new crusty... What do I do? oh, and new crusty powers down intermittently. That's inconvenient. it just happened.... argh.

In general this is an all around sucky situation... especially if you're going to do a video intensive project. I suppose I could get a new camera that is compatible - but what the fudge??? I can't even plug in any of my old external hard drives even if I wanted to....

I sure hope this week gets better soon.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I don't have to rent myself out...

Not that I thought I would have to but you never know...

I don't know if I mentioned it before but my mamma was looking for a job and she got one yesterday. She will be working at a law firm as a part time receptionist. I'm not sure how all of the women in my family ended up working in the legal field... I'm not complaining though...

I am trying to get the lineup for my show nailed down. I need to find me some boyscouts who know how to make fire. I need my survival skills...

Did I mention that I'm at negative 19.5 points for the week now? I had a rough couple of days. Hopefully once I start my training regimen the out of control eating will go away...

Also, I want to warn you all now that I will probably not be keeping up with the rant while I'm in training. I love to blog but I don't know if I'll be able to keep up both of them at the same time.

I guess I'll wrap it up early... I need to contact some people and try to get my work together for my show.

hugs and kisses!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday is my fun day.

In the immortal words of the Bangles today will be my fun day.

I checked the status of my new laptop and it's currently in China. Maybe I'll name it ping or wing or something like that...

Yesterday I ate far too many things that were less than good for me. I am at negative 15 points for the week. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to hit the gym. I only need two cycle classes to make up for the deficit.

I don't think this post will be too long this morning, I'm icing my elbow and it's hard to type and balance a bag of ice on your arm at the same time.

Today I have to get cracking on my schedule for training so it can be posted on the Crawl Space website... Oh, what have I gotten myself into.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

New Crusty is on her way!

Maybe new crusty is a boy? I don't know what I'll call him then.... buster? Buddy. Mac?

Buddy Mac? slim?

What does one name a new laptop?

It should be here by Wednesday.

The shortest month of the year.

Welcome to February - the month of love, Superbowls and my show. Who knows? Maybe I will meet the man of my dreams this month and have yet another thing to fit into my busy, yet mundane life.

Last night I experienced wii fit. My wii fit age is 36. That's pretty good - but wii also told me that I was overweight... that's fine and good - but I don't think I'm overweight... according to wii I would only have to lose about three pounds to not be.

I can see how I could become addicted to it all - doing that hula hoop game could be addictive.

I met with Joanna yesterday to talk about my show and she thinks it sounds interesting. She doesn't necessarily think I'm crazy (well, not in that way). So I feel a little bit better. The only thing I wish is that I had better video editing skills. And someone to teach me survival skills...

My arm strap for my tennis elbow is proving problematic... I can't get it on right. It's either too tight or too loose... I don't want it to cut off my circulation but I want it to support my arm. What is a girl to do?