Tuesday, March 31, 2009


No tooth repair until Wednesday... I slept like a crazy woman last night... that means I slept hard.

This is my peep entry. There were a lot of peeptuplets and the octopeep... I like the diapers.

Today I don't really have anything on the agenda. I have to work... it's payday (yay) and at some point I need to find a new phone as mine is dying.

Maybe today I won't eat my way through the day... maybe I'll say hi to Mr. Arms at the gym tonight... he cycles on Monday and Wednesday at 5:00. Too bad I have to work until 5. Boo Hoo! Maybe I'll manage to make it through the day without crying....

I'm just being dramatic here - I don't cry.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday moring is.... Mr. Arms interaction number 3 (or is it 4)?

I'm not exactly sure if I'm excited about greeting the day. Maybe I'll get my tooth fixed, maybe I'll finish my peep entry, maybe I'll successfully get off the sofa and make it into the shower!

At the gym yesterday I once again almost asked Mr. Arms what his name was... I'll recreate the encounter with you.

I was filling up my bottle at the drinking fountain and Mr. Arms walked out of the locker room and said "how many times do you cycle?"... I had my earphones in and so I turned off the music and said "what?" He repeated "how many times do you cycle?" to this I replied "I take four classes, but I usually do it six times". He said, "be careful or you might become addicted." I said "Might become addicted???" in a voice which inferred that I was already addicted - He then walked away..

What I should have said to that last statement was... I'm addicted to cycle like I'm addicted to staring at your arms! hey baby, what's your name??? But I did not...

After class I was talking to the instructor who knows I like to stare at him and she asked me if I was going to ask him his name - we're friends on Facebook so she knows my dilemma... I almost went over but he's very popular and is always talking to people. After a short discussion Irv, a guy who cycles quite a bit told me that I shouldn't have any trouble meeting someone - That was nice to hear coming from a guy. I think it's all just a lack of self confidence. I have to get over it all.

Now I have to get off the sofa and get ready - are you ready?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Sunday!

I'm sorry I'm just getting to you right now.
Here are a few photos from last night's opening...

There were a ton of people - I'm serious - two thousand pounds of people there last night...

I sat in the gallery this afternoon and had to clean up after those two thousand pounds! We / They drank a lot of beer. Now I'm home and the sun is out so I think I may go take a walk around Greenlake and then go work on things of the art variety...

I must admit that I am once again excited about making things. I just need to find a place to do it.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Please step down....

Someone out there in Seattle is a regular reader of my blog. Who are you? Are you a stalker? Are you one of my friends? Are you a family member?

Do you have any cute single friends???

Spill! Let me know who you are!

Inquiring minds want to know.

Another trip to the dentist.

Yesterday I was eating a cookie and part of my tooth fell out. I know, I shouldn't be eating cookies before 10:00 am but it was free and good.

It doesn't hurt so I left a message for my dentist... I'll probably have to go in on Monday and get it fixed. I'm thinking I'll have to get another crown (there goes another 500 bucks).

I'll be back later... I have to go weigh in. I think I should be down but I'm not sure... I didn't do a good job of tracking this week.


Friday, March 27, 2009

MIi and the Wii...

This morning has been taken up with the wii fit. I got in 20 minutes that's why I can only do this short post. Today I have a lunch meeting at work and then I may try to make it to a pilates class at 5:30. Hopefully I will be out of work on time - I don't know why I wouldn't.

Tomorrow night we have an opening at the gallery. It's called Call and Response (it's our Centennial) and it was juried by Jeffry Mitchell. He's a swell guy... did I happen to mention that he gave me a personal critique of my Solo BFA show all those years ago? (okay, it was five years...it seems like a lifetime). You should all come... I might even see if I can get my mom to make cookies for the opening.

I am sitting at the gallery for part of the day on Sunday. I think that will be fun. Since we now have interns we don't have to sit. It's something that I miss a little bit...

I better hit the road.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm not a sour puss - really.

I think people think that all I do is complain... I am generally a pretty upbeat person I think... I'm just not shy about saying how I really feel. Some people keep everything bottled up inside and never let it out... I have a steady stream of letting it out.....

There are a few things that I would like to change about my life... I would like to go out and meet people and do things more often, but that would entail me overcoming my shyness (yes, I'm shy...). I would like to not be a chicken... and I would like to not think that I am fat anymore (I'm not and I know I'm not, but I still sometimes think I am...).

I think right now I'm just a bit sad... and in a dip... okay, not sad... just not doing what I think I should be doing...

Please use full sentences!

Do people not know how to use complete words? I hate it when I get email that say u r cool... or r u really 41? Yes, I am really 41 and I wouldn't give you the time of day because you don't know how to use complete words.

I got this email on one of the singles web sites.... if u evr wnt to fnd grlfnd learn hw 2 spl.

I've had about all I can take....

Yesterday at work my friend announced that she was leaving... she's the one who hired me so I'm a bit sad, but I'm not going to fret about it. She's got to do what she's got to do.

Last night I did a little bit better in the eating department. I only broke into the peanut butter and a can of frosting.... it's still not good though. I feel like a slug.

Maybe once the weather gets better I'll straighten out.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Au gratin potatoes are not the answer.

Do you ever do things that you know aren't good for you but you do them anyway? I'm sure you do... last night for me it was eating a box of au gratin potatoes and pudding. It was definitely stress/tired eating.

Too much going on... I don't necessarily feel like I have control... I do have control over what I eat though. Even if it is bad for me.

Today I should work on my Peeps entry.... I can't divulge exactly what I'm doing yet, but I'll post a photo once I'm done.

Let's look at donuts... they make me happy....

I find myself increasingly dissatisfied with my life right now... I'm not unhappy - I'm just not exactly doing what I think I should be doing... it's time to point the car in the right direction and get it out of the garage (I'm the car here in this metaphor). (is it a metaphor I'm thinking of here??? - I don't think it's a simile...)

I guess I should shake a leg and get going.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Body Hurt, Me Tired!

too many lunges last night.... my body needs a massage I think... that would be nice. It's been a while since I've had one. The person I used to go see at the salon was canned... they have a guy doing them now... I'm not a prude but it's just not the same.

Today I don't have anything in the hopper. I am going to be entering the Peep photo contest so I think that's what I'll be doing during lunch.... dressing up peeps.

These are the flowers I got for my 1st anniversary at the firm last week...

It's such a big arrangement - I must be someones "favorite" (I think I'm going to hurl here....)

Long story...

This is just a random shot I took the other day...

I guess I should go.... I did my body test this morning and I'm up .4 pounds. If I could just stay home and play on my wii I think I would be happy... but alas, I have to go to work.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My name is Jennifer and I'm a Wii addict.

Did I mention that I found a Wii Fit on Saturday and I've become obsessed? It's worried about me because I've lost 2.5 pounds since Saturday night. What it doesn't realize is that this last time that I did a body test I had an empty bladder and stomach and the first time I weighed in I had a belly full of spaghetti.

I'm going to have to figure out how to balance the Wii and blogging in the morning...

Here are some random photos....

the moisture on my car window yesterday....

Stinky after she got back from the vet the other day.... She's zonked out.

My toes before the pedicure....

And after..... aren't they beautiful???

I have to go now... more later.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Claw

I've gone and done it...

I don't want to talk too much about it but I did something I've been griping about for a while now...

Here is a video that Max and I made last night while he was visiting... I think he's going to be a star someday.

(okay - the video is not uploading correctly so I will try again later)

It's a good thing. Even if nothing comes from it I don't care... at least I've taken a step forward...

I have scheduled myself a pedicure this afternoon so that will be nice... I have a gift card left over from last years birthday... it's been 11 months - why not do it now... maybe tomorrow I'll show some toe cleavage..

I'm still stiff from my fall the other day - I think I may have to make a date with the chiropractor this week. It sucks getting old.

Here are some photos I took on my computer last night as well...

Max getting his teeth brushed....

A thermal image of Max, Leo, and Melissa....

Max, and the claw, with mom and Leo in the background...

Looks like a lot of fun doesn't it???

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sick of it all...

I'd like to just say to hell with all of it right now...

I'm just not in the mood to deal with anything right now...

As I said the other day I don't think I could manage having children. This is because they make a lot of noise and are messy... but I suppose if they are your own it doesn't matter that much.

Here's a special effect picture of my cleavage from yesterday... it was looking pretty good for 41 year old cleavage... I think I should bring it out more often.

Get out the wheelchair.

This morning I am feeling the results of my fall the other day... it just hurts to move.

Last night I sucked it up and bought a Wii. Now I just need to find a Wii fit so I can work out at home... not that I don't work out enough as it is but, you know...

Tonight the sister and the nephews are coming over for dinner...

it's nice to not have to really do anything today... except clean.

I'm going to go roll myself into the kitchen now and get some ice...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Stinky is on the mend.

I am happy to announce that Stinky didn't have any accidents last night and I think she's on the road to recovery.

I think I mentioned yesterday that I don't think that I could ever have children... it would be too stressful.

I am actually looking forward to this weekend... no workshops to put on, nothing that I have to do... I'm feeling a bit crampy but I can get over it... Maybe I'll go see a movie or start getting my act together and work on my teaching cv. I think I might put my name in for the faculty pools of Central Washington and Western Washington Universities... it's a start.

I could commute and or live in Bellingham or Ellensburg... maybe it's cheaper than Seattle... Hell, I could even commute. It's a start.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pointy gold shoes of death strike again.

I fell down again today while wearing the pointy gold shoes of death. I think I'm going to throw them into the dumpster.

My hip hurts and my toenail as well. Beauty Kills.

Stinky is back from the vet... she had bacteria in her tummy and she has special food and drugs to take care of her belly. They had her on fluids all day and she is now resting comfortably on my lap. She ate a big bowl of her new special food when she got home... they took x-rays so they will call with those results later... I don't think I could ever have children... having a dog is hard enough...

Okay - I'll post more tomorrow... I have to give Stinky a squeeze.

Things Suck....

Stinky has a bum tummy... the past two mornings we've woken up to diarrhea in the kitchen... when I came home yesterday it was all over the floor again. She's sitting next to me right now and she's shivering. I don't want my Stinky to be dehydrated.

I think my momma is going to try to get her into the vet this morning...

Other thinks suck besides Stinky being sick... I can't go into them right now...

I think I'll get a move on now and spend some quality time with my dog.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hump day is here.

Bus hit me... or at least it feels like it...

I've been thinking about what I want to do with my life... I contacted the career development department at school and think I'm going to set up a meeting with them to go over what I need to do to apply for teaching jobs. I like having a steady paycheck but I don't feel stimulated at all...

I also mentioned to the people in charge that I would be interested in learning how to teach cycle class... that would be interesting - teaching art, teaching cycle, making art... I could never move out of my mothers house....


Tuesday, March 17, 2009


My post disappeared so I'm pissed off.... happy stinking St. Patrick's day.

It was all about getting off my butt and applying for teaching gigs, but it disappeared so I'm not going to re-write it.

Goodbye P-I.... I'll miss you even though I"m a Seattle Times girl.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I've lost that feeling again (in my legs).

I woke this morning and I coudn't figure out why my legs hurt and then it came back to me... yes, you did run a 5k yesterday.

This is the outfit I decided to wear...

This is what my feet looked like when I was running...

This is the view from the race...

I managed to get through the whole thing without stopping or falling down... I think all the cycling I do has helped my endurance immensely.

In another arena - I forgot to mention that I only gained 1.6 pounds on Saturday when I weighed in. I was pleased with that....

I think now that my show is over I may get back to getting on track eating wise.... I have to now start thinking about what I want to do for my show in July.... I think I shall go back to objects / things instead of events.... I like aspects of video but I don't know what I would do with that...

Oh, more pressure... just what I need.

I just took some Advil so hopefully it will kick in soon.

Oh, here's a rant... to all those people who signed up for the red wave of the dash and then walked - GET OUT OF THE WAY!!! I just don't understand it... either sign up for a slower wave or move to the side.... I WILL RUN OVER YOU!!!

Okay - here's another thing that pisses me off... I'm tired of hearing about people going all these different places and I can go because I HAVE TO PAY OFF MY STUDENT LOANS!!! I can't afford to take fancy trips, I can't buy a condo, I can't move out of my Mother's house because I CAN'T AFFORD IT!

Do I feel better??? Not really.... I feel the old, semi-cranky Jen coming back...

Oh how I've missed you...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Once again I am not ready...

This morning I have to run in the St. Patty's Day Dash and I'm not really looking forward to it because it's cold and raining outside. I have not had sufficient preparation time to get together my outfit, nor am I feeling any motivation.

I suppose I could wait until the very last minute to get ready and leave the house... I'm not very good at being cold.

If I manage to get through the race I will be going to a camp meeting this afternoon.

I think it's raining outside... I don't want to go (but I must)...

I suppose I should just suck it up and go.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's not going to be pretty.

I have to weigh in this morning and I'm guessing I'll be up at least five pounds. I ate over four boxes of Girl Scout cookies this past week, not to mention a few donuts (at least 8) and the other normal crap...

It's not going to be pretty.

This is pretty though...
I took these photos of the EMP yesterday when I was picking up my t-shirt and timing chip for the St. Patty's Day Dash.
Some people think it's ugly but I kind of like it...

I better head out... I've got things to do, places to go and people to see!

Friday, March 13, 2009


It's Friday the 13th, it's payday and it's the last weekend of my show. I'm back at home which is nice... I like house sitting but I like my dog and my own bed more.

Today I have to go pick up my race number and shirt at the Seattle Center during lunch and I also have to be at the gallery to get the treadmill picked up.

Here's the video in case you missed it....

The pervs like it.... I still think I look like a horse walking in heels...

I have successfully eaten all my girl scout cookies I ordered... I think I'm going to be in store for a big weight gain this week at ww. It's alright I think things will get better once my show is over and done with.

I guess I should get going... if only I could sit here all day... no commitments - a nice boy to rub my achy high heeled feet....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I thought the worst was over.

I was thinking my legs were getting better but they are still sore today.

I head back home tonight but I need to pack up everything from where I'm housesitting (the damn cat wanted me to get up this morning before I was ready to...).

My show is almost over at Crawl Space - overall I think is gone pretty well, but I think I may go back to making things for a while... or maybe I'll make more videos - get better at them... as I was putting them together for my show I realized that they are a lot like my blog.. I can't really tell you how just yet though.

I posted my treadmill video on Youtube yesterday and it turns out two people really like it (in that type of way). The two people who subscribed to my videos have a collection of high heel videos and /or pole dancing videos. I watched one of the pole dancing videos... not too exciting. Oh to be admired for my high heeled feet! I think I look like a horse trying to walk in big lady shoes.

I better go. I have to start with some of the clean up before I head off to work.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Still on Hiatus

My legs are still in a holding pattern when it comes to operating correctly. Maybe they will be fully recovered by Sunday morning.

I've been working on videos from my workshop Saturday and am happy to report that I have (or will) be posting them on I Will Survive. I also have a follower on YouTube! If only I could get followers to my blogs.

Here's another picture from Sunday...

It looks grueling doesn't it?

It was - luckily I have fairly strong shoulders and I wasn't too incapacitated.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I think I've lost the feeling in my legs.

I woke up this morning and I think my legs aren't working. I went to body sculpt and cycle last night and I think I have overused them. I guess that's what I get for walking around in big lady shoes right?

I slept like a log last night... I don't think I woke up at all. I started falling asleep in the chair last night before I dragged my butt off to bed. I've been housesitting and I didn't hear the cats at all.

I'm thinking it would be really nice if I could just hang out all day and not go into work but alas I can not.

Let me see.... what do I have going on the rest of the week??? Oh, I have the St. Patty's Day dash on Sunday so I guess I should take care of my legs... Friday I have to go down to the Seatle Center and pick up my number and my shirt. Saturday is my last training event at the gallery - a roundtable discussion about how to be the best reality show contestant.

I am still tired - I'm zoning out while I sit here... I better go.

Monday, March 09, 2009


That red thing under my toenail is a blood blister. It hurts a little bit this morning.

My endurance challenges went alright yesterday... I'm just really tired today. I didn't have any downtime this weekend. I will be happpy when this is all over (or will I?).

Oh yeah, my calves and butt hurt a lot today too... I'm not used to walking in high heels am I? No I'm not.

I'm not sure my brain is working at full capacity this morning... I am drawing a blank on what to tell you... I guess that means I should go.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Am I ready?

I spent most of yesterday on the go. Picking up treadmills, putting together treadmills, getting waxed, celebrating birthdays, weighing in, cycling, drinking beverages, feeding cats etc...

This afternoon I have a workshop at the gallery. I think you should all come out and participate. It will be fun.

On the waxing front... it turns out that my thighs are not that hairy. Just a few hairs just above the back of my knees. I am afraid that I am just going to have to continue to get waxed... I think I might have to get another job to pay for it all... (or find me a benefactor).

At WW I was down 1.2 pounds... I'm almost back to where I was pre show. It's good... I'm looking forward to getting back to goal and not having to pay. It' s been over a year I think.

I guess I'll get moving now... my body is telling me to do things...

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Too much to do too little time.

I don't know if I'm going to make it.

too much to do too little time.

Anyone want to help me put together a treadmill?

No snow....

I don't have time for it to snow today.

I have to move treadmills, get waxed and attend a birthday dinner.

I also have to write my artist statement over again.....


I need to get rid of this...

Sure, it doesn't look so bad in the photo but in real life...

Okay, I've got to go.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Don't mess with the Girl Scouts.

Did you all hear about the people who tried to buy Girl Scout Cookies with counterfeit money? What is wrong with people.... I know the cookies are good but using funny money to buy them? You should be ashamed of yourselves...

Another exciting Friday is here... I've been slowly going crazy. Yesterday I thought I was going to have to reschedule my waxing appointment for tomorrow... it turns out that I have to pick up supplies for my workshop at 11:15 and I thought I was going to have to reschedule my appointment... it turns out that my appointment was at 1:30... I just wrote it in my calendar and it looked like 11:30. Whew. I was worried there for a second.

I'm sitting here and the sofa and my mother isn't up yet. (that's not normal...) the thought did cross my mind that she might be dead... but I just heard her cough so everythings alright. That would not be a pleasant thing to have to deal with.

On that pleasant note I guess I should pack it in and get ready to face the day...

Thursday, March 05, 2009

That's Ms. Barista to you...

I think a barista at my Starbucks likes me....

He often gives me 50 cent refills on my Americanos... It was half decaf... sorry I couldn't stand it anymore... I had to have some juice!

Hello Everyone.

I have a few more minutes this morning to devote to you....

I am going crazy... too many things to do, too little time. This working full time is bringing me down. I do appreciate having a job, it just gets in the way of artmaking sometimes.

I'm really looking forward to having my legs waxed on Saturday - they are getting pretty hairy. Not that it's uncomfortable - it's just unattractive.

Tonight is first Thursday (art walk).... do I go? Or do I go to the gym? If I were a good artist I would go to the Art Walk... maybe I don't mean "good" artist - I should say "more dedicated" artist.

Oh what I go through....

I'm also trying to work on a new artist statment written in third person... man, that's hard.

Okay, I better go... as I said, too much to do, too little time.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Late Start this morning...

I can't type long, one thing has lead to another and I have to take a shower - I have no time to blog!
I'll try to get back to you later.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The dreaded Romanian dead lift.

Yesterday at the gym we did a heck of a lot of dead lifts. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about they look like this.....

This morning the back of my legs (hamstrings specifically) are very very very very sore.

I managed to figure out how to extract stills from my videos so here are a few from my workshop on Sunday...

Here I am sheltering myself from the rain in my home made shelter...

Here is the fire I made....

hmm toasty.....

Today I plan on having another fun filled day at work. At least three people were sick yesterday - so I got to help out around the office with various tasks.

Tonight I have a meeting which means I am going to miss the biggest loser (argh)... I guess it's alright if I miss it every once in a while.

What else have I got this morning??? I have a little bit of a gas bubble in my lower intestines - hopefully it will dissipate before I get to work...

Monday, March 02, 2009

She Makes Fire!

I know this photo should go on my I will survive blog but I thought you might like to see it....

I made a fire! I'm sure it would have been better if it hadn't been raining... I could have gotten more of a fire going. I bought an aluminum roasting pan to build it in and it wasn't working so well so I resorted to a paper plate. (it burns easily)....

The only think I notice about my workshops is that not a lot of people come... I invite my friends but they don't come. As I said before - I don't think my friends here in Seattle realize that my art life if important (a few do but for the most part they are losers).

It doesn't do a lot for my self esteem when no one I invite comes.

Thank goodness for the interns... they come and participate and have a good time. I love them.

Today I don't think there's too much exciting going on... I may try to do some Survivor Shopping during lunch (swimsuit, bra, shoes)....

Only five days until the hair on my legs goes away! Yay!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Dreaming about mice.

Have I told you all that Miguel the rat is back? I saw him in the basement a few weekends ago. We've been keeping the door to the basement closed but sometimes it creeps open.

Last night I dreamt about mice in my bedroom. There were five that I grabbed with my bare hands and wrangled out from under a clothes pile. I hope this isn't foreshadowing anything.

My arm is feeling pretty good today - I am pretty excited about it all. I don't want to overuse it though - I don't want to have to get another shot.

Today I have a workshop at the gallery, I'm going to make fire, build shelter and eat bugs. I'm not really looking forward to that part but I will do it because I am a Survivor.

That's my leg... and the hair growing on it... it will all be gone by a week from today (yay!).