Monday, June 29, 2009

Here we go!

I am sitting on the sofa with Stinky and some coffee.. I will sit here for a little while longer until I decide to hose myself off, load up the car and get ready to install.

I got home last night a little bit before 10:30 and went right to bed. I was very tired... (still am). The bags under my eyes are about the size of small children.

I will try to take photos as I go along today and post them later. If everything goes well I will head back to camp tonight. If I'm still too tired I will go back in the morning.

I'm not really worried (too tired to be worried)...

I think Camp is going to be good from what I can tell... I didn't have a lot of time to evaluate properly though...

Okay, I think I should just vegetate for a while here before I start moving.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Here we are...

No photos just yet. I sort of slept last night.

I'm crampy. not a good thing.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I think I'm ready to go...

I've packed, I was down .4 pounds and I think everything's ready...

I said it before and I'll say it again. I am tired!

I will try to take some pictures today and post in the morning. If not, come by the show on Thursday and see the Sculptural side of me.

Here we are...

I think I posted last night... so I may repeat myself... (oh yeah I will...). I'm sitting here with Stinky. This will be the last time for a while. I'll haul myself to ww in about a half an hour and then I'll have coffee with the ladies and Bill. Then instead of cycle (and looking at Mr. Arms...) I will come back home and pack for camp and do last minute things for the show.

I will be off line for a while... although there is internet access at camp it is camp and I should be communing with nature.

I know I've said it before but I am really tired. really really really tired.

I think I'll go now...

Friday, June 26, 2009

I've got that feeling.

I have the feeling as though I could sleep for a week straight and then some. I think I'm ready. I only have directions to print out for one of the pieces.

I should probably also work on an artist statement and resume for the show.

I realized about an hour ago that I hadn't had any water to drink today.. that's not a good thing. I'm afraid to step on the scale tomorrow morning... the crap I've been eating paired with the lack of water can only bring bad news. At least I have two weeks to get back on track. I have been eating poorly and I need to get back on track. At camp I'll eat more "regular" food. hmmmm... turkey sausage!

I think I should go to bed soon and figure out all the last minute stuff tomorrow (including packing...). Who knows... maybe I'll actually be able to sleep in a few minutes.

It didn't happen...

I had every intention to sleep in this morning but it didn't happen. I only made it until 4:50.

Things to do today... finish up plans for install and pack. Visit the chiropractor... leg wax... go over install with my lovely assistant Amber. Fill out paperwork... pack for camp.

Can I do it? Yes I can (I think).

I think I should go now.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Woe is me...

The King of Pop is dead. I'm thinking bubbles is dead too... it's a sad day.

I on the other hand, had a pretty good day. Went to the Doctor... my plumbing is fine... Got a tetanus shot and had my blood drawn for tests. She looked at a few spots on my face and said they didn't look suspicious... just a bit of discoloration.

I ate a box of mini donuts on my way to the studio and managed to get the majority of things done that I need to.... I think I may make it. I watched True Blood (Episode 3 and 4 of season 1), Revolutionary Road and Doubt. All good things to watch.

I think I may try to sleep in tomorrow morning... I may make it til 6am. I'm guessing I may only get to 5 again...

I think I may go to bed...

I thought I was going to sleep in...

but I didn't. Well, maybe a few minutes. I can sleep in in a week or so...

I'm still a little bit peeved about my postcard misspelling. I spent last night counting pushpins. I need to make sure I have enough. I think I just need a about 2000 more. I think I can do it.

Today I have a Doctor's appointment and then it's off the studio to work on things and finish them up. I need to work on an install kit too...

I have two movies to watch - Revolutionary Road and Doubt. I also have the next two episodes of True Blood.

My tummy is making funny noises... maybe I should go.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This bites...

I went to pick up my postcards for my show and they misspelled my stinking name.

How hard is it to proofread?

I almost cried. When I got home there was my copy in the mail for me...

They also misidentified a piece of work (which isn't even going to be in the show...). It would have been nice if they would have checked.

On a good note, I looked at the gallery again and I think it shouldn't be too stressful getting everything installed.

Okay, I'm done whining now... I'm on vacation!

Busy day!

I'm sorry I'm late this morning... I've had a million things to do. I had to resize some of my images for the media (yikes - the media wants my images) this morning. That involves me getting out old crusty and doing some magic on photoshop (it takes a long time....).

Last night I ended up going to bed at 9:30. I was not being productive and it seemed like a good idea. I feel less exhausted today.

Today I have to run down to the gallery and pick up postcards... yippee! I think everything is going as planned...

All I really need to do is finish up a few things - get everything organized for installation and let er rip.

I need to get going.... more later.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The one in which Barista Boyfriend gives you free coffee.

My Barista Boyfriend did it again... as I was walking into Starbuck's yesterday (I was coming in from a different direction) he told me to stop at the bar... he said my coffee was on him. How nice was that? It made my day! Then I got to work and my friend Cindy brought me roses from her garden because she knew I was going to have a long week.

All in all it was a good day.... my other friend Jenn made an excellent salad for our Crawl Space fundraiser meeting... it was yummy!

Today on the agenda I am having lunch with my friend Shirley and some other people from work (old and new works...). We're having mexican food... it's the same place we went for my birthday. I will not be getting the fish tacos because they weren't that great. I'll figure out something else to get.

Tonight I get my hair done and waxing - yippee! My armpits are getting a bit unruly... not unsightly - unruly.

I should go... things to do and places to be.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The one in which Mr. Arms wants to talk to you...

Yesterday I spent all my spare time in the studio working on things. When I got there I looked at my phone and I had a text message from my friend Holly.

It said.

"I talked to Mr. Arms about you today"

What exactly she said about me I don't know but he wants me to talk to him. Yikes... I can do it... It's just that I am too busy to get to the gym until after the show is up and camp is over...

Will the feathers of the big chicken that I really am magically appear? Probably... maybe I'll just "pretend" I have confidence and move forward...

If you scroll down a bit you will see the youtube video of my friend Jenna. She is singing her bacon song. She auditioned for America's Got Talent but didn't make it onto the show... she did get filmed so she might make it onto the show in some of establishing shots. (sort of a montage of the auditions..) We decided we should be prepared for the onslaught of people wanting to see bacon girl.

Today on the agenda I have to work, go to a Crawl Space fundraiser meeting and finish up my audio piece.. I actually figured out how to edit it a bit so hopefully I can finish that up today. I am feeling 90 percent done... a few things I actually have to "finish" but for the most part it's ready to go. Now I just need to not worry too much... that's what gets me in trouble. I do need to work on my artist statement and get things together for the installation. I want that to all go smoothly.

This weekend at the studio I watched The Reader, Milk and Half Nelson. All pretty good movies. I'm glad I returned to Netflix... it makes me feel not so out of the loop and it keeps me occupied while doing mundane tasks.

I guess I'll sign off now... I'm still tired (but not as much as I was)... maybe I'll be busy today so it won't be so bad...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bacon Girl

Tired, tired, tired, tired....

If you couldn't tell I'm tired...

I had a good time last night with all the festivities but then realized I just have a week to get ready. I can do it! I have to figure out my audio piece today - no ifs ands or buts (I don't know if I spelled that right). Luckily Jenna is coming to my studio and she knows a bit about Garage Band. Maybe I'll just check in with the garage band discussion page after I post this...

Today I am all about the studio... then more studio...

Happy Fathers day to all of you out there...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cooking and sleeping

I think the bags under my eyes are going to be permanent. I am so stinking tired.

I didn't work too much on stuff yesterday - I did some shopping for food for the opening last night and then made a tapenade.

This morning I have to cut up some bagettes and make buschetta (or something similar). I don't know how much time I"m going to have... golly - I would just like to go back to bed. I should spend a few more hours in the studio working on things AND I also have the wedding shower.

When I step on the scale this morning I fully expect to be up even more... that's what stress eating will do to you. It hasn't gotten too bad just yet.

I guess I should go... I need to try and get my brain in gear.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The countdown begins....

Less than two weeks til the opening.

Last night I went to the studio and worked on the one piece I am most worried about. I think it will be alright... it's a variation on an earlier piece I did in school and it involves coffee filters and text.

While I was in the studio I started watching the first season of True Blood, the vampire drama on HBO. I rented it on Netflix. I'm pretty happy that I decided to sign back up. I have a feeling I'll be able catch up on all the movies I have missed the past four years. One great thing about it as well is that you can watch movies online as well.

Okay, now here's the update. I am going to the Chiropractor this morning for a tuneup. I need to get the hip and the neck fixed. I've been limping and I've started getting the headaches again. Not as bad as before but still... Tomorrow I'll be spending a bunch of time in the studio and then going to the opening of Liquid Crystal at Crawl Space. I am in charge of food for the opening.. I think I'll have to go tonight and pick up some stuff for it. Nothing too fancy. After the opening I am going to a wedding shower for my friends Rachel and Sean. They are camp people... you might recall Rachel is the one who had the brain tumor. I think she is doing well and they are getting married in August.

Sunday is Father's day but I don't think I'll be able to do anything with daddy... I'll have to call him to discuss... Sunday is my last "real day" in the studio... I am taking next Thursday and Friday off but I hope to use those days to compile all the things I need to get the show installed.

Yesterday at work we had some real unprofessional moves made on behalf of our staff... who ever thinks it's a good idea to sit and chat in the waiting area when there are people in the conference room... oye.

Well, I guess I better go... I get to spend a little extra time this morning chilling with Stinky before I have to leave.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Looking forward

I am looking forward to the day when I sleep more than 6 hours in a night. The internal clock has got me waking up at 4:55ish every morning. If I could make it until 5:30 that would be ideal. Let's just say that I am tired.

I have had a rush of people asking me to house sit lately. Three people in two days. I guess I'm popular...

Yesterday the cake was a success. I also got to practice answering the phones (our Receptionist went home sick again)... we have a new system. Luckily I didn't hang up on anyone. There were only a few problems figuring out how to put people on hold and make internal calls... I figured it out though.

Today I am having lunch with my friend Barb. I used to work with her back in the day... it will be nice to catch up. We're going to Palomino. Yummy! I may have to get their chopped salad.

I need to get going and put some more rhinestones on pushpins.

Can I go back to bed now?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The candle is burning at both ends...

I slept in until 5:30 this morning! I actually woke up at 4:45 but decided I should go back to sleep. Things are heating up... I have to tie everything together...

I think I've come to the conclusion that If I have to I won't spend as much time at camp this summer as I would like to... Ideally I will get all my stuff done in a timely manner and I'll be able to relax a bit beforehand... but I'm not going to count on anything.

I think at some point I am going to have to start working on my statement about the show... it shouldn't be that hard.... (but you know me, I'll make it much harder than it needs to be...).

Last night I made the stinking Birthday cake, went to Joanne's Fabric and worked on things for the show...

I think I should get going because I slept in... I have a few things to work on before I get ready for the day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Busy morning.

It's going to be short this morning... I am trying to take photos of my work for the email that will be sent out regarding the show.

I have to "stage" one piece because it won't be set up until the show....

Tonight I am taking the evening off from Boot Camp because I am making the stinking cake for my friends birthday. So there.

I'm thinking maybe a nap is in order...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Another week is here.

I could use a vacation from my weekend. Two long days in the studio - and I'm feeling pretty good about everything... the only thing that I think is worrisome is getting everything installed within a day.

I want to be able to spend time at camp and get my stuff installed in a timely manner. I know if it comes down to it I'll just have to spend more time getting everything installed...

I have next Thursday and Friday off in addition to the week that I install so I should be able to get it all wrapped up and ready to go.

I don't know if I mentioned this yesterday but I watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly while I was in the studio (I took a little break and reclined on my aerobed while I watched it.)... it was really good and visually stunning.

I was able to watch it through netflix instant watch feature. I like that a lot but it turns out that the once non-password protected wifi signal in my building is now gone. Good thing I got through the movie before it went away...

Good news - today is payday! Too bad most of it will be gone... instantaneously. Oh well, it's the life I lead...

Maybe that's what I'll do today - start my search for a benefactor!

I must now depart to work on more pushpins...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here I sit...

I'm in my studio and I'm trying to pull some motivation up from my toenails...

I get here about 11 am and have done a few things, watched a movie and now am trying to figure out what to do next... I am not panicking but I don't really feel like I want to do anything at the moment except take a nap.

Okay, I just stuck a fresh piece of gum in my mouth so maybe something will inspire me... I am feeling a bit better...

Here are some photos I just took inside the studio...
here's one corner...

here's a bunch of feet...

pushpins test area...

a new use for my aerobed (I haven't used it since my first year in grad school)... naptime!

Okay I think I have some juice now... later gators!

Too tired.

I am really very tired this morning. I stayed in the studio from noon to 7:30 and got a lot of work done. When I got home I did a bunch more stuff and went to bed at 11:00.

I'm trying to decide if I should go to boot camp this morning... I probably should and then go to the studio for another long haul. I basically only have two weeks left to get things done and I have two pieces that I actually have to make materialize...

Maybe I'll check in with you later...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's Saturday.

Here I am once again... Ready to face the day (or am I?)...

Long day yesterday... I didn't get home until after 9pm. I am tired. I'm not sure I'll make it through the day... I have to pound out some work at the studio so I can coast next weekend.

I have a graduation Open House that I am supposed to go to but I'm not sure I'll be able to make it. I do know that I will be spending most of my time in the studio.

I am ready for the Summer of Jen to start... I need to get off my butt and do things.

I'm zoning out here... not a good sign.

Oh, I'm happy to report that I have successfully made it through the digital television transition (so far)... I'll let you know how it goes.

Friday, June 12, 2009

the waiting is the hardest part...

I'm waiting to go to my meeting. Luckily there is always a Starbucks nearby to help me with the wifi...

Nothing too exciting happened at work today... Monday's payday whoopee!

Talk to you all tomorrow.... if I make it.


I got an email from Verizon today saying that my bill was ready to view. It said I had a credit of 99 cents and I didn't have to pay anything this month. I looked it up online and it said that we paid twice. It turns out that my momma paid it even though she had asked me if I was going to pay it and I had said yes... hmmm... at least we don't have to pay anything this month.

If I had known she was going to pay it I would have saved my money for something good... like shoes. Or my visa payment.

Last night they got rid of Paris and Tony on sytycd. Paris was from Issaquah so that kind of sucks... oh well... everyone else is really good so it's going to be rough all season.

Tonight I have a Crawl Space meeting at Shunpike. We are in the process of putting together a board and this is our initial meeting. I have put out feelers to people seeing if they might be interested in being on it but as usual all the people I know are duds.

This weekend I will be spending a bunch of time in the studio.... I have to get my pieces put together so next weekend I can just get everything organized and ready to go.

I think I'll get off the sofa now. I have to drive this morning... it's time for the Wii to tell me I'm overweight (which I'm not)...

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Halfway through the week!

I have made it past hump day! yippee cay aye! I think that's how you spell it?

I know I've mentioned it before but It's worth mentioning it again... There's a barista at Starbucks who I think has a little bit of a crush on me. His name is Joe. Whenever I come in he always tries to get my drink to me by the time I make it to the bar. Yesterday there was a long line so I was just hanging out waiting.. I had made it about halfway through and had just gotten to the case with all the food in it. As I was playing solitaire on my ipod this cup of coffee appears before my eyes. You just can't help but to like customer service like that... He's going to make someone a nice little husband.... I wonder if he rubs feet?

Last night's episode of SYTYCD was excellent. There were a few performances that were less than wonderful but for the most part they all rocked. I really like Evan and Randi... and Kupono and Ashley... and pretty much everyone else!

Yesterday was busy at work... today may or may not be... we will see... I suppose I don't have much more to say this morning... That's alright.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Get your dancing shoes on!

Tonight we get down to the real meat of So You Think You Can Dance.

I love this show... it makes me want to get up and dance around the living room! Oh how I wish I didn't have a bum knee and I was 20 years younger. Not that I would want to do over the last 20 years but I would like to have a pain free last 20 years... no knee instability... it would be nice. Then I could break out my tap shoes and tap around the house and whittle those thighs down...

(stream of consciousness writing here...) Have I told you that the size of my thighs has gone down one inch since I got my cycle shoes? I think I had mentioned that they had gone down but I actually measured them last weekend.

Maybe someday I'll show you my thighs... I know I showed you this picture

or one similar to it... I know it doesn't paint my thighs in a great light but what can I say? All I need to do is get rid of the spider veins and excess cellulite (yeah, that's going to happen) and all will be fine.

Let me see.... what else? Does anyone want to take me on vacation with them? I don't take up much space and could watch your kids for you while were walking on the Ramblas is Barcelona. Just a thought.

I suppose I should get going... I'm off like a Prom dress.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

What's it all about?

I am ready for this month to be over... I am slowly running out of time and I just want it to be done.

I've been waking up before 5:00 the past few mornings. It's not like it was a week or so ago when I was waking up because I was worried... I think I managed to get enough sleep last night so I feel a bit caught up.

Today I think I am going to run up to Crawl Space and pick up a wall mounted pedestal to use in my show... I'm working on a sound piece and need to place the listening device on it. (You'll have to wait and find out what it is...).

I have to get going and start working on the pushpins....


Monday, June 08, 2009


I played hooky from cycle class tonight. My leg was hurting and I was really tired. I think I'll hit the hay pretty soon.

I have enlisted the help of one of our Crawl Space interns to help me install my show. I am hoping to get it all installed in one day and then be able to spend some time at camp before coming back for the opening.

I have three more weeks... I'm pretty sure I can do it all. I'd like to have the majority of it all done by the end of next week... there's just a few more pieces I need to get put together. I just have to take it one day at a time...

Another week has come...

I woke up at 4:45 this morning... I decided to work on pushpins since I was up...

Overall it was a productive weekend in the studio - not so much in the eating department though. That's alright... I'll get back on track this week. I find it's easier to watch what I'm eating at work when I have a well stocked fridge drawer (I have commandeered one at work - it's mine!).

My legs are still recovering from their overuse on Saturday. I also am feeling my right arm (I did a lot of sanding and repetitive tasks yesterday)... at least it doesn't feel like the tendinitis is coming back.

I certainly will be happy when I'm done with this show (or at least have it installed)... I am ready to work on the "Summer of Jen" I also have a few new (old) projects I want to work on art wise.

I never got around to work on the proposal for the Madison Art project... maybe I'll send an email and see if they will still accept one... maybe they will.

I think I'm going to get a move on... give my arm a rest. Stinky sure is warm and snuggly this morning... almost as good as a boyfriend. No - better than a boyfriend... she doesn't talk back.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


is that how you spell ow? I think so... that's what my legs are saying this morning.

I managed to walk around the track for an hour and 37 minutes. It wasn't too bad at the time. My left hip hurt a bit in the middle of it and my second toenails hurt. They'll probably turn black.

What hurts the most is my hamstrings - from Romanian deadlifts... I know I've talked about them before they are a killer.

Right now my eyes are doing funny things... I may be getting a migraine. That's not a good thing... I've got that I can't focus thing going on. Damg. That could be a problem when it comes to working in the studio.

I think I better get going... I think I might make too many typos if I carry on.

Did I mention that I was down 2.4 pounds yesterday? That's what I get for following the program.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Hello and welcome to the weekend.

I think it's going to be a good day. I'm heading to the studio after I go to ww and cycle.

I had a dream about Mr. Arms (Travis) last night. I was walking with some friends of mine (Dan and Karolina maybe???)... they knew him and introduced him to me. (even though he already knows who I am...) He smiled at me. I'm going to have to break down and ask him what his name is... even though I know what it is. That was it for the dream... not too exciting.

Oh the dilemma....

Tonight I am going to walk in the relay for life for two hours... it will be good... exercise and money! I might actually donate some of the money to the cause.

I think I will go now... I have to weigh in this morning and I think I should do pretty well... yippee.

Friday, June 05, 2009

I'm making the cake.

so there...

I just want to make a stinking cake!

It's finally Friday and it's cooled off a bit. Yippee...

I have a friend at work (yes, I know - hard to believe). Her birthday is coming up in a few weeks. I asked another coworker what type of cake I should make for her and she said it probably wasn't a good idea for me to make a cake.

What the???

Our office has a big birthday celebration once a month to celebrate birthdays. I think this was done to include everybody which is nice but should it prohibit me from making a stinking cake for someone I like?

I guess people will feel bad if I don't make a cake for them.... well, if you feel bad good! Be nicer to me and suck it!

I'm going to go ahead and make one anyway... I'll just give it to her and if she wants to share great! If she wants to take it home - great... I am not going to let other peoples poopy attitudes rain on my cake making day!

Okay, I feel a little bit better.

Now onto some less stress inducing news. I got an email from my sister yesterday asking me if I wanted to take over one of her co-workers spot in the Relay for Life tomorrow night from 8 - 10. She was offering $100.00 cash money for someone to take it over... (I'd probably do it for free but the cash will pay for part of my show stuff)... so I'm doing it. Two hours of exercise, 100 bucks, and she's throwing in a mani/pedi at the Queen Bee Salon (I don't know where that is but it's alright...). Not too bad. Maybe I'll meet my future husband there... it will be good training if I ever get on Survivor.

Okay, I think I'll get going... I have to work on pushpins... those of you in the know - know what I'm talking about...

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Mr Arms = Travis?

Well well, Mr. Arms may have the given name of Travis.

I could live with Travis... I think when I get to the "Summer of Jen" I'll actually come out and ask him his name....

Last night we were without internet for two and a half hours. I know, can you believe it? I survived!

Yesterday at work I should have brought my camera and taken pictures of some of the outfits. It was a bit scary. Even if you CAN wear a short skirt doesn't always mean you SHOULD wear a short skirt.

ALSO! PLEASE WEAR CLOTHES THAT ARE AGE APPROPRIATE! If you're not a Junior don't shop in the Junior's department. Aye aye aye!

Oh my goodness! I would also add that if you work in a Professional Office don't dress like a hoochie mama! Do you actually think a client is going to want to look at that???

Okay, I think I feel better now.

Tonight I am going to first Thursday to look at Art... And to scope out the gallery I'm going to have my show.

I have to look cute in case I bump into anyone I know...

I think that's it this morning... back to lounging.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sleep is good!

I am happy to report that I got a good night's sleep. As I said last night my meeting went well. I think I have some clarity on what I'm doing and now I can go ahead full force. I may even have time to relax a bit along the way.

It's supposed to be another nice day out. If I could work outside I would but I don't think my computer would reach all the way out there.

I'm not going to chat long... I have to get going and get everything ready... yay!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Good things.

I had my meeting tonight and I am feeling so much better about my show. I am definitely going to sleep tonight.

I'll expand more later....


It's a better day.

I slept last night! I ditched cycle and then went to the studio instead... I found a wifi connection there and almost successfully watched the first part of the Desperate Housewives season finale.

I got home around 8:15 and took some Tylenol pm... went to bed at 9:00 and slept pretty much through the night. That's a good thing... I think I just get worried about being revealed as a fraud (I know I'm not)... and the brain starts working overtime. I think if we went back through my blog posts we would find that this is a similar pattern in my life. You'd think I'd be used to it by now. The worst thing that could happen is people don't like my work. Then I'll just have to drink heavily.

The weather is supposed to be nice again today - no crazy outfits yet this week - but there's still time!

I am going to get a move on now. I have to pick out a cute outfit to wear...

Monday, June 01, 2009

Bad night (sort of)...

I didn't get a lot of sleep last night. I got a bit worried about the show... but this morning as I was slipping in and out of consciousness I decided to put in a piece that I already showed in Chicago but haven't shown here...

I think I was fearful that my show was going to be too heavy handed but with this piece I think it will lighten it up. It will all be okay...

On Friday we had a go over of our new payroll system. It wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be... people got their panties in a wad because they thought that they were going to have to punch in and out... we don't have to.

Happy June 1st. We're almost half way through the year (can you believe it?). I can't.

This is my foot on a piece of etched glass.

Stinky is sleeping next to me - she's snoring. It's kind of cute. I think I'll pack it in now... Maybe I'll sleep better tonight.