Sunday, May 31, 2009

Not much to show...

This is what happens when you have extra plastic wrap and fat thighs...



This is what one of my pieces will look like (I think)...





I managed to watch two movies at the studio... La Strada (Fellini) and Iron Man. Both were pretty good... My headache came back towards the end of the evening... I think I bend my head forward too much... it stresses out my neck.

Oh how I wish I had it all figured out... and felt confident.

Is 3:30 to early to get up?

I woke up this morning at 3:30.... luckily I was able to go back to sleep for a while...

I spent most of the afternoon in the studio yesterday... I think I'm doing alright but I still have doubts (which are totally unfounded).

Here are some photos of the gallery... the show that is seen here is Buffalo Trace (Zack Bent)...

He did the studio intensive residency at Crawl Space Last year...









I think I might barf...

Last night my headache returned... that's not good.

I know in my head that things will work out... I just worry too much. I think I'm going to have to start spending weekday evenings at the studio... cycle can take a break (boot camp too...)

I just did a fit test and I'm 26 wii fit years old. That makes me feel a little bit better.

One thing I haven't done this weekend is work on my proposal for the Madison Park thing.... maybe if I need a break today I will work on it...

I am happy to report that my waking went well... I love waxing... I think Shelby my waxer is going to test out sugaring on my... I love being a guinea pig!

Okay, I think I'm going to go now... I ain't got time to worry or wait.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cramp-tastic.

I woke up at 4:30... luckily I was able to go back to bed for almost an hour... Now I am crampy - great, just what I need.

Last night my headache came back. I ended up not doing anything. I'm a dud.

Yesterday I went down to the gallery during lunch and checked out the space. I'm not too worried (but just a bit). I have less than five weeks to get everything done. While I was there Esther the gallery director was sending me an email saying that my image wasn't as high as a resolution as it should have been. Luckily I had the jump drive in my purse with the original image on it so they just took it off there.

Solidify solidify solidify! that's what I have to do this weekend... argh. I may end up washing dishes tonight which will be good for the pocketbook but not so great for the artmaking.

I have to get going... I'll try to post more later. With some photos of the gallery.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Friday!

It's nice to wake up without a headache. It's supposed to be in the 80's today... I wonder what I'm going to be greeted with when it comes to outfits today. I think I'll wear a skirt because they can be cool and casual. Not too trampy. Maybe I'll wear one of my cute undergarments today...

Tonight I think I am going to head to a memorial fundraiser for the former print/fiber tech at the UW. He died about six weeks ago. Larry was a great guy. Very helpful and I would like to support his causes in his memory.

Tomorrow I am looking forward to getting my legs and armpits waxed... I am really excited about the armpits. They are getting a bit hairy (but not unsightly which is cool). Since It's been four weeks since I had them waxed you would think think they would be unsightly but not so.

Tomorrow I am also going to be working in the studio as always...

Today we get training on our new automated payroll system... I am hoping my eyes don't roll too much as I have to listen to the inane and moronic complaints that will inevitably come up... I think I may need to have a drink beforehand.

I think that's it for this morning... I'm happy to report that I don't have a headache this morning. The neck is a little stiff but I think I will survive. Now if the PMS would just go away.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another night time post.

I broke down and went to the chiropractor this afternoon and he fixed my neck. It has relieved my headache although I can still feel it (it's getting better though).

I decided to stay home this evening and take it easy. I'm trying not to get too stressed out... tomorrow's Friday and payday (yay). Actually the money went into our accounts last night... I'm not going to complain though.

It's nice outside and should be tomorrow as well. I am wondering what outfits will be brought out in our office tomorrow because it is casual Friday and it's hot. That is just ripe for bad outfit Nirvana... maybe I'll take my video camera.

These are some photos I took when I went down to Madison Park on Monday (I almost wrote down Saturday... I'm tired...)... I have to come up with a proposal to send in for that show...

Here's a bakery...



This is a hardware store.. I really like the shelves in the window...



this fabric store would look nice with some of my pushpins in the window...

This kid's store has a nice performance type platform in the front...



Oh the ideas....

I think I'll stop now... I'm tired. I don't know if I'll make it until the end of so you think you can dance...

Thursday.

I'm trying to edit photos in photoshop... old crusty sure is slow...

After a discussion with the gallery director we have decided to do a closeup of my piece with a larger view on the inside. It didn't make visual sense to have the two separate pieces on the postcard.

I am going to be having a studio visit with her on Tuesday so that will be good. I just have to pound out some things this weekend to show her.

I'm becoming a big ball of stress... I wish I was one of those people who can't eat when they're stressed and not one who eats everything.....

I'll try to post more later...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Now I've gone and done it.

I just sent off the images for my postcard for my show. They don't necessarily "go together" visually but in theme they do. Now I just have to crank out the work.

Yesterday I was feeling all weepy, sad, out of sorts.... I think it may be PMS and stress about getting those images emailed... Now I just have to work on my statement.

I think I'm also worried about money a bit... I'm beginning to feel the squeeze... I may have to give up my waxing regimen soon... maybe if I could just stop eating things would be better... but then I'd have to buy smaller clothes and who can afford that?

Here's a photo of me and James from Miami....



I posted some of these on Facebook on the Artstar Page. The photos were on Old Crusty (she sure is slow...) but she'll always be the first laptop in my heart.

I have to save my pennies and get a firewire cord to transfer things from Old Crusty to Crusty II before she kicks the bucket.

Today at work I get to pack up a bunch of boxes to be shipped to Hawaii. I have to wear my elbow brace so I don't stress out my arm too much.

Oh, did I tell you the title of my show yet? it's called has been:becoming. I think it's a good title... I think that's one of my strong points... I usually come up with pretty good titles...

Later.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fat Atrophy of the Elbow.

Since I had my elbow juiced (shot full of cortisone) it has lost the fat stores in it. It is noticeably smaller and the bone sticks out. I just noticed it this weekend... the skin is dry too. Not a pretty picture.

I forgot to set my television to wake me up this morning so I am having a late start. I could have just stayed in bed and I would have been just fine.

Okay, I suppose I only have to work four days this week so I shouldn't complain... but I must admit I really like working in the studio and would rather spend my time there. I just need a benefactor.

Here are some photos of my weekend activities...

Pedicure before the hair got stuck in my big toenail... the second toe also got all smushed up...
Cute toes though...



Dad enjoying a humongous bloody mary on Sunday.... If I drank I might have had one myself...



This is what my studio looks like...







These are some things I'm working on - I don't know if they'll end up in my show... The question is why am I printing on what I'm printing on...





Okay, I'll tell you later about my foray into the bowels of the city I like to call Madison Park. I have to get ready for work now...

Monday, May 25, 2009

It's too early to be awake!

It's a stinking holiday! Why am I awake at 5:54am? I should still be sleeping.

I figure since it is a holiday I can take a nap this afternoon sometime.

Maybe I'll just head over to the studio early this morning.

Yesterday I got the okay from my dad to do the piece about him. Not that I really needed permission but I thought it was wise to ask.

Okay, let's see - what can I say... I really really really wish I could go on a nice vacation somewhere... Italy, Hawaii, Spain??? I want to go somewhere! I want to bask in the sun and drink low cal froofy drinks and work on my tan.

I took a which Office character are you quiz and here are my results.



I guess I'll take Phyllis. At least she gets some action on a regular basis from her husband Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration...

This afternoon I am going to walk around Madison Park and look at the stores... see if something catches my fancy to propose artwork for a window.

My friend Shirley says I should make artwork about bras. She says since I have this obsession with undergarments I should do something about it... I was thinking maybe I should organize an event in conjunction with Nordstrom where we take women with ill-fitting undergarments and organize a fitting party... maybe we could get a discount on bras and there could be appetizers and drinks... I could post before and after photos on a blog... hmmmm... what do you all think?

Here are eggs again



I took a bunch of photos yesterday for a postcard... I don't particularly like them.. I like these older ones I took even though the finished piece will look like the first photo rather than this...



Okay, I guess that's it for this morning... I could write more but I might lose some of you readers out there... Maybe I should get up and move.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Welcome to Sunday.

How are you all doing this morning? My headache went away after the painkillers. I think I need to make a date with my chiropractor soon... I think it's something in my neck that's out of wack.

Today on the agenda I have boot camp and then I'm having brunch with my father. This is a belated birthday brunch.

After brunch it's back to the studio. I am having a heck of a time burning my screens for screen printing... I'm also going to start working on a sound piece but I have to have the consent of my dad first. It's about our relationship (sort of).... it's a series of voicemail messages that he has left me over the years... it sort of chronicles our relationship (or maybe it just tells a story). I think it will be really good. I just want to make sure he's alright with it...

Okay, what should I have for breakfast???

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I need to do more...

I'm watching the Suze Orman show.... I need to save more.

Here's a rundown on today's activities...

WW - up 1.8 pounds.

Cycle - sore legs

Studio - Screens won't burn (argh)

Spur of the moment pedicure - smudged a toe an hour later (damn)

Back to Studio - Screens still won't burn...

Headache - grrrr...

Grilled Cheese - shared with Stinky

half carton of ice cream

Painkillers - headache going away...

Snuggle with Stinky

Bed soon - boot camp in the morning.

Saturday!

I'm not looking forward to weighing in this morning. I have not been very good at eating on plan this week... I have to get back on track this week.

After ww and cycle I'm going to head over to the studio. I'm going to try to get a screen burned so I can do some screen printing.

Tomorrow I am having brunch/lunch with my dad. It will be good to see him. It's been a while (Easter maybe???) I'm a bad daughter.

I have more things I can tell you but I don't think I'll divulge just yet.

I think I should go and get ready to face my bad food choices.

Friday, May 22, 2009

my claim to fame...

this is an episode of Title This in which I was a panelist... if you have some time you should watch it. I'm quite the suckup. You can't see the whole thing.... sorry... watch the half screen.

Why am I up so stinking early?

I hate it when I wake up this early... it was 4:40 when I opened my eyes. I thought about going back to sleep but I didn't.

Happy three day weekend. If I can make it through the day I have the following to look forward to... working in the studio. working in the studio and working in the studio...

I mentioned last night that I managed to snag Mr. Arms license plate number... I'm thinking I could find someone to run a check on the number and we could find out his name. Maybe I could just ask him...

So here's how it all went down... I was driving on Lake City Way and I was just going past the gym when out of the corner of my eye I saw his car pulling out of the parking lot. I decided to wave him in ahead of me... he waved thank you. As we slowed down I got out my pen and paper and wrote down the info. I was really tempted to follow him home (and I was going to do it...) but he turned into Fred Meyer (damn). Hmmm... Maybe I'll just ask him his name someday soon.

Okay, back to waking up early... I think I'm starting to get nervous about my show... that's usually the M.O. when it gets close to these things... (five weeks is sort of close)... This weekend I have to take photos for the postcard. I think I might barf.

here's a photo of my flip flop tan when I was back in Chicago... oh how I miss those days...



Notice how my second toenail on the left is a bit black... oh the curse of the Hamilton family feet...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Quick evening update

I am happy because SYTYCD is on. I managed to succesfully stalk Mr. Arms and now know his license plate number and I saw a hummingbird. Things couldn't get much better than that.

If it were Friday evening it would be better but I'll take what I can get.

I'll be sure to give you a better run down in the morning.

I heart my dentist...

This morning I have what I hope will be the last visit to my dentist this year. I got the bill the other day and I have reached the maximum benefit allowed for the year... it hasn't even been six months!

Tonight I am looking forward to SYTYCD (that is the acronym for So You Think You Can Dance). It really inspires me... seeing people with talent use it...

This week is shaping up to be a snoozer. I have to spend the weekend cranking out stuff in the studio. I asked a friend of mine if she wanted to go check out the windows in Madison Park with me. She said no. It kind of hurt my feelings... oh well, I can go by myself.

I wish I had more friends who wanted to do things with me when I asked. I'm getting a complex.

There's a new movie theater opening at Northgate. Maybe I'll use some of my gift card I got for professional staff week and go see a movie this weekend. Maybe I'll meet my future husband, maybe I'll clean up my crap off the dining room table??? Maybe I'll just hang out in the studio.

Maybe I should just go now...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Glee full



Last night after I got my hair done (see above)... I watched Glee on Fox. It's a television show about a teacher who is trying to restore his high schools glee club to it's former glory. I always am a sucker for these type of shows... it's got music and it's funny.... I think it all started with Fame for me... Here's an extended promo for you if you want to watch it.



Today I am working working working working.... and then I'm going to the gym.

I found out last night that So You Think You Can Dance Starts on Thursday! I am soooo excited. I love that show almost as much as Survivor or the Office.

Okay, back to the hair... it's back to an old style... I kind of like it.

I think that's it for this morning... I'm still very excited about my new favorite show.. too bad I have to wait until fall to see it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Great Gurgly Murgly

My tummy is making funny noises this morning... Hmmm. Maybe it's swine flu tummy.

Maybe I just ate too much chili last night for dinner.

I'm sad because all the nice weather went away... it's raining. Maybe I'll wear one of my new undergarments today. That will definitely make me feel better. The only good thing about this weather is that some of the questionable outfits that people wear to the office will go back into their closets. Oh the tales I could tell.

Here's the window washer I flirted with last week....



Tonight I am getting my hair done. It's about time... I am getting tired of the grey stripe... I think I may go back to a short funky style... it's getting a little long for my liking. If the weather gets better I will be quick and easy to fix... yippee...

What else? I don't know.

New HR person started yesterday. He seems very nice. It sucks that if I am my normal friendly self I will likely be labeled as a suck up and people will start talking about me again... I have a heck of a time not behaving like a normal person should. I genuinely like to help people and it get's me labeled as a brown noser. You can all suck it you nay-sayers...

Monday, May 18, 2009

One day down, four to go. Undergarment Monday a Success!

I'm going to go to bed soon but I've gotten sucked into watching Charm School on VH1.

My studio visit went well. There is going to be a show in Madison Park in the storefront windows. I am going to go take a look at them this weekend and then write a proposal. It goes along with my theory that art should be seen in Grocery Stores and Shopping Malls.

Let's see what else... Undergarment Monday went off without a hitch... I bought s few new things... now I just have to find someone to show them to.

I guess I'll go now... I'll be back in the morning to greet you with my witty musings.

Undergarment Monday

Hello everyone! Today is Undergarment Monday!

I am planning a field trip to Nordstrom during lunch today... I got the scoop! Last night they marked down all the bras in preparation for the Half Yearly Sale that starts on Wednesday. I am going to head out and find myself something cute. I invited a few people from work to go with me so it's a field trip.

You know how I feel about people wearing ill fitting bras. I hate it. Get fitted and the girls will be nice to you!

Yesterday I did boot camp and this morning I can tell that I did pushups and bear crawls. The upper body is felling a bit stiff.

Other that Undergarment Monday we have a new HR person starting at work and I have my studio visit at 6pm. I've never had a serious studio visit before... I'm not going to worry about it. If he likes my work, he likes it. If I get a show out of it cool, if not, it's good practice.

Survivor last night was good. I'm happy that JT won. He is an all around nice guy and he deserves it. I have to start editing together my new dvd for the next season. Yay! I know my holding trays of donuts out to the side of myself is surely to gain their attention!

Okay, I have to go. If you get a chance you should go to Nordstrom and get bras today!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Missions accomplished (sort of)...

I did go to the studio.

Did clean up a bit

Couldn't burn my screen. Argh.

Wrote a bit about my show.

Didn't overeat too much. Yet.

Yesterday was one of the longest days of my life...

I woke up this morning thinking it should be Monday because yesterday took so long.

I had a nice dinner with my friend Shirley - I ate far too much though. I thought I might bust a gut there for a few minutes.

After dinner I went to wash dishes at Church. The auction that was going on there had Indian food from Taste of India. I got to take some chicken home with me... it was yummy. I ate three pieces while I was there too...

This morning I woke up and decided to pick up my room a bit. If I'm ever going to invite a boy over I can't have a messy room... not that I would ever have a boy in my room but you never know. I feel a little bit bogged down with my crap. I have urges to just huck it all into the truck and take it to the dump sometimes. I don't know...

This morning I am going to go to boot camp and then to the studio... I have to figure out what I'm going to do... I also have to write my statement about my show today. Maybe I'll start now.

aye aye aye...

It's supposed to be nice again today...get out the self tanner. Thank god I'm getting my hair done on Tuesday... it's getting wonky.

video

Saturday, May 16, 2009

So I'm having a visit.

Monday 6pm. I guess I should clean up my studio.

Stayed the same weight this week.

going to dinner and then off to wash dishes.

It's going to be a scorcher...



It is supposed to be 71 or 72 degrees today! Those of you in Chicago who read my blog will probably not think much of that but I think it's exciting. Too bad I have to spend the majority of my time in the studio.

I may have dinner with my friend Shirley today. That would be fun. I haven't seen her since April 15th. We need to catch up on each others love lives (what love life you may ask?)... okay, so I don't have a love life but that's alright... I can deal.

This morning I am going to ww and then cycle... studio and then possibly dinner and then washing dishes. Hopefully I can stay up that long.

I don't know much else this morning... I woke up a little after 5 am so hopefully I can hold out for the entire day.

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's just a stump.



This is what's left of what used to be the plum tree in our front yard.

With all the crazy rain and wind last week it started uprooting and we had to cut her down. It was a really great tree. It was planted back in 1977 or so... it's a bit sad - but then again we didn't want the old tree to go toppling over onto my momma's car. That wouldn't be good.

Well, It's Friday finally. I'm not exactly sure where the week went. Last night I ended up going to the studio quickly and I realized I haven't been there since Sunday. I need to get there more often.

Yesterday I got an email fro Bryan Ohno of the Bryan Ohno Gallery (which is no longer in existence). He is putting together a show this fall and wants to have a studio visit with me... (good thing I have a studio now). I figure it's good practice for me to talk about my work.

Next thing, it's payday! Okay, I've only had the money in my account for a few hours and the majority of it's gone. Maybe someday I will catch up. What can I sell to make money??? hmmm. Maybe someday I can weed through my old clothes and have a yard sale... or an ebay fest. I've never actually sold or bought anything on ebay... maybe I'll try.

Okay, I better get going. Please send me money!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The mind is the first thing to go.

Last night I totally forgot a gallery meeting we were having. I hate when I forget things like that.

I must say I was very pleased with the outcome of Lost... tears fell on my cheeks...

I'm feeling a bit scattered today... I need to find time to work in the Studio...

Hopefully today will go quickly - I am ready for the weekend.

If something exciting comes to me before I start off to work I will post about it... otherwise I'll talk to you all later.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Severe dissatisfaction

I have to admit that I was severely disappointed with the results of the Biggest Loser last night. I wanted anyone but Helen to win - and she went ahead and won... ick.

I had to wait up three hours for that? blech.

Last night I went to Boot Camp and our fearless leader didn't show up... I hope everything is alright... it kind of sucks - if I had known she wasn't going to show up I would have gone to the studio instead.

Anyways... coming up tonight is the season finale of Lost. Fortunately it starts at 8:00 and is only on for two hours.

Here's some interesting news... there are some changes being made at work. They are implementing a new timecard system where we have to punch in on a website. Some people are in a tizzy.... why don't you all just see how it goes before you rush to judge it...

If you have something to worry about maybe you should look at your actions...

The trash will all be taken out eventually.

I need to find myself a benefactor... or win the lottery.

I guess I can go now, I woke up early...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Did I ever tell you about the time....

Did I ever tell you about the time I rode a skateboard across the CWU Campus screaming at the top of my lungs that I wanted to have a baby???

I don't think I was serious at the time. I think I was just drunk.

Ahhhh, the memories.

Hello!



This is the week of season finales... finally I will be able to do something besides rushing home to watch television in the evening.

This week we have the Biggest Loser, Survivor on Sunday, The Office.... I think those are the biggies. On the Survivor front I didn't ever hear from the producers so I think I will be working on editing together a better audition tape for the next go around... I have a bunch of good footage so I think I have a better chance...

Today I am not exactly sure what I'm going to be doing - I think I have to go to work - booooo... who want's to really do that? Then this evening I can go to boot camp or work in the studio until the Biggest Loser is on.

I need to get cracking on my statement about my upcoming show.... Too much to do, too little time!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Another Monday - Can we do it?

I am sitting here trying to decided if I really want to get up and do anything today... I accomplished a few things this weekend - but I would have liked to spend more time in the studio. I did spend time there but it I don't really feel like I accomplished too much.

Oh well, I guess that's alright... I am trying to figure out how to screen print etching compound onto glass without the result being uneven. I'm still trying to figure it out... If I had an extra ten hours during the day it would be great....

Hmmm... what do I have to do this week? Well, it's payday on Friday (yay yay yay), I have my regular workouts planned (boot camp has been kicking my butt)... I should work more in the studio and I have to gear up for bra shopping next Monday (they markdown all the bras at Nordstroms to get ready for the Half Yearly sale - or is that the Anniversary Sale???)... I look so cute in all my new undergarments... If I could walk around without a shirt on I might - but I might be arrested for showing all the excess skin on my belly...

It's time for me to go... where did the time go this morning? Tell me why? I don't like Mondays.... (oops - falling back into high school songs there for a minute...)...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yo Mamma!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mother's out there... I hope you are all doing something nice today. My family is going to the Italian Spaghetti House for dinner tonight.

This morning I am going to boot camp if I can bend over and put on my pants. My midsection is a bit sore from boot camp on Friday and then body sculpt yesterday. I am having leg cramps again... I think it may be overuse.

It's very nice out today - I may have to plan a field trip in addition to going to the studio... it will have to be artwork related though... I need to find some plaster. hmmm...

Okay - I guess things won't happen with me just sitting here.

Talk to you later....

Saturday, May 09, 2009

I know it's Mother's Day tomorrow but....

Here's a picture of me and my dad!



Aren't we cute?

Eggs and things...







These are eggs... well, they're not really eggs - they're egg replicas.

I'm doing something with them...

I probably shouldn't stay too long... I have to ww - go to coffee with the ladies (and Bill) - cycle - clean up where I'm housesitting - studio - opening at Crawl Space.

Then I get to go home to my doggy Stinky. I sure do miss her when I'm gone.

Last night I went to a boot camp and this morning my neck and legs are a bit sore.
aye aye aye...

I think I will probably be up a bit this week when I weigh in... it's been a long week.

I should go.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Better but not normal.



This morning I am feeling a bit better but not 100 percent.

I saw on the news last night that Drew Peterson was charged in the murder of his third wife. Good... I saw him when he was interviewed on the Today Show. He sucks... Maybe he'll get what he deserves.

The eggs up above are from an old piece I made in 2004. I am thinking about reworking a different older piece for my show in July...

I realize by spending time in a studio just how much I missed it all. If I could just get a flat screen television to go in there life would be complete!

On the agenda today - take some ibuprofen - get ready for work - work - boot camp (assuming my neck holds out) - shower - what not to wear - sleep.

This weekend I don't think I have too much on the agenda so I am going to spend a bunch of time in the studio... there's an opening at Crawl Space and then it's Mother's Day on Sunday... we're going to the Italian Spaghetti House... other than that it's work work work in the studio...

Okay, I better get going.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

A few flower photos...





If I had one wish...



I would wish that something would not hurt when I wake up tomorrow morning. The neck is feeling a bit better but still not 100 percent.

I did manage to get to the gym last night and cycle - it doesn't require too much twisting of the head/neck.

Today I am planning on spending the majority of the pre-Survivor time in the studio. I have to get to work... this weekend I am going to try to spend a bunch of time in there as well. I have to write a statement about my show and revise my artist statement to fit the show a little bit more.

Last night I succumbed to a bunch of fried chicken... this morning I don't feel so well... too much chicken skin. I think I'm going to throw the rest of it into the garbage before I put it out this morning.

I am back at the cat house.... it's nice to not have to go back and forth between two houses... I'll be back at my house on Saturday.

I'm just sitting here zoning out... Too bad it's not Friday night... I could use a break.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I think my mind will go next.

I have woken up with a horribly stiff neck. I started to get it yesterday after the chiropractic visit... I've had it happen before - I think It's called tortoise head (you can only move it side to side not twisting it...).

I wish I could just have someone carry the weight of my head around so I don't have to feel the pain in the neck.

Just when one thing clears up another creeps up. Maybe they should just take me out back and shoot me. At this rate I may start losing my mind next.

I don't think I can keep my head in this position anymore.... aye aye aye....

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Have you ever???

Have you ever done something you know you shouldn't have but you just couldn't help it?

.... and by doing so it makes you feel a whole lot better?

Well, I did just that. I feel pretty dang good.

Some people can just suck it.

: )

Defect.



I had a defective crown - it turns out that every so often a crown has a defect in it which causes it to break... my dentist said he gets about two a year... I was one of the lucky two. So... now I have a temporary crown back on and they're starting from scratch. No cost to me (whew).

Now my tooth hurts from where they did all the work - they had to cut the old crown off and it's all porcelain and metal... they have o work hard to get it all off...

This morning it is raining like crazy - if you are in Seattle you know what I'm talking about... Stinky came and woke me up at 3:30... she needed some consoling so I gave it to her.

I can't stick around long - I have to go to the chiropractor and the dentist again... I had a teeth cleaning already scheduled... fun fun fun...

Monday, May 04, 2009

My dentist is a lucky SOB..

He's not really an SOB but that's the first thing that crossed my mind last night as I started chewing a pretzel and realized that I was also chewing part of the new crown I had put on less than two weeks ago... damn.

I sure hope I can either live without the piece that broke off or I am not charged for the defective crown. I can not afford to pay for another one. Gosh darn it (my blog is P.G.).

I am sitting here with Stinky - she got to sleep with me last night... Mom, H, G and Katie are in California - they are going to Disneyland.. that means that I get to take care of both Stinky and the Cats... that's why I'm up so stinking early - I have to head off early to feed the cats.

On another note we had a Crawl Space meeting last night. Things are really moving along. We are going to be organizing and creating a board of directors. It's going to be interesting... If any of you are interested on being on the board or know of anyone who is let me know. We are just at the very beginning of deciding what we need. It's exciting actually... Maybe we can get a single male board member who has a lot of single male friends.... that would be ideal.

Here are some photos I took in my studio this weekend... sorry this first one is sideways.... something's wrong with my camera (or iPhoto).









Finally this morning I would like to report that my legs are feeling better... at the suggestion of my cycle instructor I decided to get some electrolyte drink mix... basically it's Gatorade that you add to water. I've only taken it twice but it seems to have done the trick. My left but cheek is still a teensy bit tight but not too bad. At least I don't feel like my legs are going to seize up at any moment.

I guess I should call it a morning and start getting ready for my long day. Talk to you all later.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

I think I've officially become a slacker.

I can't believe it's almost 3pm and I haven't posted yet. Considering I was up at 5:30 I don't know what's going on???

I started out the day with breakfast at Patty's Egg Nest. Pretty good, but the hashbrowns could have been better - at least the company was good.

Next the gym and cycling - back to the house to feed the cats and then three plus hours at the studio. I have a CS meeting at 4 and I needed to come visit my dog beforehand. I really wish I could spend more time at the studio (like a real artist...)... I'm feeling a bit better about everything. It will all work out.

I shouldn't dilly dally I have a dog to squeeze and then I have to get a move on.

See you all tomorrow.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

I bet you thought I had abandoned you.

It has been one long day... let me recap it for you.

First things first - I went to WW, weighed in and lost 1.6 pounds. I'm actually at my newly revised goal weight. I got all the bling that goes along with it. The high quality constructed silver-like star charm that goes on my 10 percent key chain broke within an hour and a half of putting it on...

After WW I went to the gym and managed to get through cycle without my leg cramping up too bad. I have since purchased some electrolyte drink mix crap that should possibly help with the problem... if that doesn't work I have also picked up some of my leftover muscle relaxants from when I had my jaw problem.... no body control, no problem....

After the gym I went and had my waxing job done... I sucked it up and got my underarms waxed... I was going to say armpit but I think underarm sounds better... I got a deal on the waxing 20 percent off my visit....

After waxing - I came back to the house (housesitting house) and fed the cats ... I then proceeded to go to my studio and work... I had a little bit of artist block... I think I'm getting over it... I just need to make some decisions on what I'm going to show in July. hmmmm.... While I was at the studio I burned my foot in the wax while I was making molds... no blisters but my tootsies are a bit sore... (but not as sore as my armpits...).

I left the studio at 7:30 and now I'm here with you and your computer (and my computer)... waiting for the clock to strike 9:30 so I can go to bed.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to breakfast at 7am with my friend Ken. It's a belated Birthday breakfast. I have to decide what I'm going to have - we're going to Patty's Egg Nest. I'm pretty excitied... I love me some breakfast.

Okay - I think that's it for today - I think I'm going to put on the jammies - ice my foot and then go to bed.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Bum legs...

My backside feels better this morning but my legs feel like they could cramp up at any moment. Usually it my tummy that is all crampy - what a change.

Too bad I have to go to work today - I'd like to just take a nap and hang out with my dog at the studio. I wonder if I took a bed there she'd hang out with me there??... I think she might like it.

I have to get a bookcase or storage cupboard in the studio soon. I have too much stuff on the floor...
this is what it looks like...





I think I could use another table too...

Tomorrow I have my last full service waxing appointment. I can't afford to do it anymore.... maybe if I have a yard sale I can raise enough money to start a waxing fund... it's an idea.

I have to get going... TGIF!

Oh, a side note... have you noticed the new ads on my site? I've started using adsense - I'm doubting it will ever generate any income for me but it's interesting to see what kind of ads are generated... a lot of bum leg cures and I guess now insurance??? we'll see when I publish what it generates...