Friday, July 31, 2009

Cover me up!

I actually had to cover myself up in the middle of the night last night. It is currently 59 degrees and nice. You would think that I had sweated off a few pounds this week but I don't think so.

I have been kind of freaking out about finding music to play for cycle class... I also have to figure out routines... I never have problems riding by myself when I'm at the gym... I just have to figure out a few to keep me going... I think that's how I'm going to spend my evening. at the gym working on the songs...

Today is payday and I think the majority of my money is gone already... boooo!

I am still a little upset about the decision last night to eliminate Ade from SYTYCD. Evan is a goofy little dufus (cute and all)... but I don't think he should be in the final... how many times can you do a Broadway routine to Sammy Davis Jr.??? Oh the tragedy!

Sunday I have to take down my show and I'm not really looking forward to taking out all of those pushpins. errrrr.... oh well, it has to be done.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Freaking Stinking Hot...

It is really really hot.... I can't really fathom how I managed in Chicago with all the heat. I suppose it seems hotter here because it's not hot that often.

I don't think I'm necessarily making sense because my brain is overheating.

Now that I can talk freely about my new job life will be easier. Some people at work were a little sad but most thought it was a good thing. I'm really looking forward to it. It will be nice to be in a place where you don't always have to worry about weather or not you're going to say something to the wrong person at the wrong time and whammo! you're pulling the knife out of your back. I think a smaller firm will be better.

I have started to gather together songs for cycle class on Sunday. I'm sure I'm making it out to be more than it needs to be... I'm not really worried but I want people to enjoy my class. I know for sure we've got a Madonna song.... I just have to figure out drills to go with them.

Aye aye aye.... I guess I should go and have the wii fit tell me I'm overweight.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The good news is...

I haven't been on the radar too much about this... actually, not at all...

I have a new job!

I am going to be going to work for the firm of one of the attorneys I used to work with at Miller Nash. I'm going to be the Office Manager / Legal Assistant. There are only five attorneys and three staff. I'm one of the three. I think it will be less stressful and more user friendly.

Last night was pretty hot! I got my hair cut last night and there was no air conditioning... I sweated off about ten pounds I think.

I'm a bit distracted now... maybe I'll post more later.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One big sweaty mess.

I woke up at 12:30 this morning in a big ball of sweat. I had to sleep in the buff with a small fan aimed at me to relieve the misery.

The big news today is that there was the first death at the hands of the link light rail. I'm guessing someone wanted to off themselves and they just hurled themselves in front of the train.

Next item. Every morning I get up, go into the kitchen and get a cup of coffee. Stinky is usually in her bed and she cries at me a little bit wanting me to rub her tummy. After I do this I usually go into the living room to watch the news and write my daily rant... when I walk into the living room Stinky automatically follows me and sits next to me on the sofa. It's so stinking cute and predictable.

The previous post is a clip from the Office. It depicts some of the office attire you see around our firm when it's hot out. Kind of funny.

On the agenda today I have a hair appointment and I will be working like a dog. It was really busy yesterday... I didn't even take an afternoon break.

I might have important news later on... I have to get on the ball and start organizing my play list for my cycle class on Sunday. I'm not too scared... I'll probably be a little nervous but not really. As with everything else it will all be alright.

I think that's it this morning. Remember to keep hydrated. It' s hot out there.

Casual Day

Monday, July 27, 2009

It's a little warm.

This is Luigi... he belongs to my friend Julie...

He sure is cute isn't he?

This is Bella... she's a bit shy

Yesterday I did end up going over the whole cycle thing... I guess it's official. I think I'm going to start on Sunday unless it interferes with the deinstallation of my show.

This week is going to be hot... The last two days have been a two shower day... reminds me of Chicago a bit.... There should be very interesting outfits going on at work... Maybe I'll take photo documentation for you all...

Okay, back to yesterday... my mother has acquired a storage unit and I started going through some boxes that were in the basement... I found some old photos and a lot of memorabilia... man, I have a lot of junk too... It will be nice to get rid of some stuff though.

Today on the agenda I have work and then the gym... I'm going to have to put together a playlist for my first class.... I don't want to suck. I don't think I will though... but you never know.

I guess that's it... if anything happens I will let you know as soon as possible. I think it's going to be a good week.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Too hot to run...

I decided to not risk the chance of passing out on the race course and didn't run last night. It was just too stinking hot. Instead I went to the opening at Crawl Space. A good time was had by all.

I woke up this morning with a stiff neck... that's not a good thing.

Hmmm... what's on the agenda today? I thought I was going to get together and go over how to teach cycling but I haven't heard back regarding it so I don't think that's happening. I should go to the studio and I may go to the gym this morning. I wish the neck didn't hurt. It's kind of putting the kibosh on everything.

Maybe I'll just sit here for a long, long, long time.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


So the Mariners lost last night.....

but I had a good time at the game. Here is the view from my seat.

This is Ronny Cedeno (I think)

This young man was sitting in front of us...

Random fan shot.

You can read the sign Hip-Hop Artist Flo-Rida was there...

I got home around 10:30... I was tired. Overall it was a long, but good day.

Today I have a lot going on. The most pressing thing is the Torchlight Run. I hope I make it... I'm also looking forward to my waxing appointment (my underarms are looking a bit funny).

I should probably move...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Post 1,800.

Man, I've been doing this a long time. I know it's only really been almost 4 years but in the blogosphere that's a lifetime.

Today and this weekend in general is going to be busy. Today we have a date with the Chiropractor, work, (other things), Mariners game and then sleep. Tomorrow we have ww, cycle, waxing, preparing things for the opening, running in the Torchlight run, and then the opening. Sunday I have been invited to a birthday party... I am going to try to make it into the studio sometime.

Last night was a big night on television. Big Brother was pretty good... but I'm most excited by SYTYCD. Jason and Jeannette went home. At this point the only person I'm not too jazzed about is Evan. I really would like to see Melissa win because she is the oldest competitor ever and she's just so stinking cute... I think I will be happy with anyone left winning (with the exception of Evan)... watch, he'll win it all.

Last night I transferred movies from the talent show at camp to my laptop. One of the campers wants to post them online... I hope I burned the disks correctly.

Here is a picture of the foot tan I had when I lived in Chicago... it was pretty good... that's the results of walking everywhere and not being able to afford cute flats (only flip flops)...

Behind my feet you can see a styrofoam tray holding pushpins, also the radiator and the tv tray that my television lived on... Oh the memories.

I have got to get going if I want to get everything accomplished.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Yesterday was one of those days at work which reminds me why I went back to school... it's a long story - I'm just wishing people would get their acts together.

Last night on my way into the gym I passed Mr. Arms and he said "hi, how you doing?" I said "Hi, I'm fine, how are you?... it was nothing more than that... but it's a baby step. I should have said 'Hello Mr. Arms... would you like to wrap yours around me???"

How about I make a t-shirt that says "Mr. Arms it's me!" I might actually do it.

Also at the gym yesterday I ran for a few minutes... I am running in the torchlight run on Saturday so I need to practice a little bit. I have new shoes but I may need a cute outfit to run in. It's going to be really hot.

Today I am meeting my friend Debbie for lunch... I got a project at work so that should keep me busy.

Here's Stinky again this morning...

She sure is cute.

Am I ready to face the day? I don't think so, but I'll do it anyway...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Goody Morning!

I am feeling pretty good today. It's been pretty warm out and today looks like it's going to be another scorcher... I wonder what I can wear which will accent my beauty and keep me cool.

Today at work we are having a fiesta potluck for lunch and I am bringing things for a taco bar. It will be yummy.

Last night the bbq went pretty well for the Lions Club. My momma gets a little crazy when she has a bunch of stuff going on though...

Oh look, I ran out of time... have to get moving....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The day in review.

Me and KG!

Rose Garden.

The photos above are from my trip yesterday. I had a really good time. Why I don't go to Portland more often I don't know why. It's not that far...

It was really good to see Karolina. We walked a ton and got caught up on everything... nothing too earth shattering it's just nice to see someone you really miss and haven't seen in a long time. (Insert happy/frowny face here).

I really like Portland... I could see myself living there I think... not that I'm planning on moving... but you never know.

I managed to leave the house by 7:20 and made it to Portland a little after 11. I stopped in Tumwater for coffee... it was good to see Shirley too... although I see her more often.

Last night I left around 7 and made it home by 10:30. I sure like driving a card with leather seats and cruise control.... maybe my Dad won't notice if I don't return the car....

Today let's see... it's all downhill from here. Momma is having the Lion's Club over for a barbecue... and I have to return the car. I think I should get it washed and fill it up with gas before I do so...

I guess I should move now... more later maybe...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Portland here I come!

It's going to be an adventure today. I am heading down to Portland in about an hour... I am going to stop in Tumwater to meet Shirley for coffee. I think it should be fun. I am using my fathers car so it's less likely to overheat or break down...

I promise to take a lot of pictures of Karolina and Jennifer's excellent adventure.

Yesterday turned out to be alright... I went to lunch with my Dad and then went and bought new running shoes for my footsies. I have to run at least once this week before Torchlight on Saturday. At the gym yesterday I ended up staying on the bike for almost two hours... my legs don't hurt too bad but you never know about tomorrow.

They just had a story on the television about the light rail... I wish it ran up in my neck of the woods. It would remind me of Chicago...

Okay, I think I need to put away the laptop now... I have to get ready to go!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm trying.

I'll try to be in a better mood today... Not that I was in a bad mood - it's just that I don't feel like my life is normal sometimes. I see other people I know going out and doing things... I just feel like I've been left behind (sort of)... maybe this will make me feel better

Yeah, it does a little bit...

Tomorrow I get to see two of my favorite people... Karolina and Shirley. I'm ready for a road trip!

Today I need to do some cleanup around the house for the coming week. Momma is having the Lion's club over for a bbq on Tuesday night and I won't be here to do it tomorrow. I also need to get things organized for a potluck we're having on Wednesday at work. It's fiesta themed and we're organizing a taco bar. Yummy...

Speaking of food I only gained 1.4 pounds last week... I had Phil my leader give me a two minute motivation (it's a ww technique)... I think things will be better this week.

What else??? I am going to a Mariner's game on Friday night with my friend Andrew. That should be fun. I haven't been to a game since last year... I remember when I used to go to games back when they played at the Kingdome.... ah the memories...

Yesterday I tried to stare a hole in Mr. Arms... I don't think he noticed... baby steps...

I think that's it this morning... Maybe I'll check back later.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

What happened to me?

I've had one of those days where I have been thinking about my life.... I was trying to think back to when I quit having friends and going out.... that's not to say that I don't have friends (I do)... but it seems like I have a lot of acquaintances but no really good girlfriends... Nobody ever calls me and asks me to do things... I just sit at home...

It's kind of sad.

It's going to be ugly.

I have lost all control of what I've been putting in my mouth. I think for the first time ever I may not weigh in... just pay my money and pass go. Nah... I just need to weigh in and face the music.

Now on another note - yesterday at work we had a balloon pop for Food Lifeline. You go into a room filled with balloons and pop them. Inside there are pieces of paper telling what you've won (if anything) I won twice. A free day off and a gift certificate for Barnes and Noble.

Today I was supposed to possibly go to lunch with my friends Robert, Carl and Eric but I haven't heard from them... oh well... maybe I should run around Greenlake to practice for the Torchlight run next weekend. Maybe...

I should go and face the music now...

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Perils of Drinking Beer on Thursday...

So, as I mentioned last night we had a party at work and I drank beer. Four of them.... I feel alright today but I'd feel better if I hadn't done it. I ate ice cream when I got home... I had that "I'm beautiful - I can eat anything" beer related glow....

It's going to be a disaster when I step on the scale tomorrow.

Tonight I am going to dinner at a friend of the families house... I am house sitting for them in a few weeks and they want to go over everything with me. I'm not usually invited over to peoples houses and hopefully I won't be too awkward.

On Monday I am taking a road trip to Portland to visit Karolina. Yippee! I don't know where I'm meeting her but I'll figure it all out.

Another problem with drinking beer on a Thursday night? I fell asleep and missed all the good parts of my shows... oh well....

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday - feels like Friday...

We had a party at work tonight.... I drank beer and now I think it's Friday - but it's not.... I'll have to go back to work tomorrow... (insert big frowny face here!).

Animals with Casts

Yesterday on Slog they had a post about this website here . It has pictures of animals with casts. Some of them are pretty cute. There was discussion as to weather it was proper to think animals with casts are cute or not... I think they are.

I slept in again today - but not too long. I didn't wake up in the middle of the night so that was nice. I'm still incredibly sore from body sculpt on Monday but I think my hip has gone back to where it needs to be.

Today I am taking people to see my show during lunch. I hope they like it... I stopped by the studio on Tuesday I need to get back in there and continue working on things. It's a big waste of money if I'm not using it.

That's it this morning... later.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ouch (again).

Last night just before I went to bed I think my hip went out of joint. I ended up waking up a bit before 2 am and had to take some advil. I ended up sleeping in until 5:46 (oops)... now I only have a few minutes here with you....

Here is my report from the barista front... I made my way into the store yesterday and the barista boyfriend was at the register. As I got up to the front (being my normally nice self) I said "I didn't scare you yesterday?" (because I had come up behind him to give him my card)... and he said "no, it kind of made me feel special". Good! I made him feel special.

Moral of this story


Okay, I think that's it this morning... I've got important things to do today that I can't discuss just yet (if ever).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's early.

I am up a bit early this morning in order to get my daily post to you before I take my daddy's car in to be serviced.

I figured I can take a little less sleep in order to bring my rays of sunshine to you.

I realized last night that if I start teaching on Tuesday nights I will have to rearrange my haircut schedule.... if I can't go to my Nancy I might be crushed.

Yesterday I took a baby step towards my liberation. I actually gave the barista boy my card. I feel a bit like a letch... I haven't' been that out of my comfort zone in a long time. It's good for me right? I just got to get over the fear of rejection.... I am not a dud. I am not a dud. I am not a dud (if I say that enough I will believe it...). I do know I'm not a dud... realistically.... I am healthy, funny, I practice good hygiene.... what more could someone ask for. (Thin thighs and toned calves???).

Okay - onto something different. Last night I watched Intervention. It's the show where people agree to be in a documentary about addiction and then are intervened on.... last night's episode was even more crazy than usual... the intervention went on and on and out of the hotel room into the guys house (where they had gotten rid of the loaded shotgun he kept in his closet).... finally they got him to go to treatement and he got better but then it turns out that he had esophogeal cancer and he ends up dying anyway... but he died sober and in contact with his children. Dang - that usually doesn't make me cry but last night a few tears were shed.

Sorry to bring you down. Think about puppies.

I guess that's it.... today besides taking the car in I have nothing on my plate. Maybe I do something else that scares me today...

Monday, July 13, 2009

I think I pulled a hammy...

Reminder.... don't take six weeks off of body sculpt class and expect to not hurt yourself.

Ouch! My left hammy hurts.

I was approached by the coordinator for the classes at the gym tonight and it looks like I am going to be teaching cycle... you know what this means. I GET TO USE A MICROPHONE WHILE I WORK OUT! As those of you who have ever been around me when I karaoke or am on the PA system at camp will know that I love microphones.... hopefully I won't say anything inappropriate while I'm on the bike.

What else.... next Monday I'm going to take the day off and visit Karolina who will be in Portland! yippee! I have things to look forward to now!

I'll wait for my other news tomorrow morning... I have to get back to watching Intervention now.

I'm not ready.

I don't really want the week to start. I'm tired... I shouldn't be though. I spent most of the weekend sleeping. Friday and Saturday in bed before 9pm. Last night in bed at 9:00... I also took a nap yesterday... I was in a funk. One of those days that I just felt like a dud.

Yesterday my nephew Max went to a Birthday party at a climbing place and broke his arm. I think he's the first in my side of the family to break anything.... he has a splint. That's about the most excitement we've had recently.

My body is still killing me... too much body sculpt I think - and too much sleeping.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good Morning and how are you?

I don't really know what's gotten into me... the past two nights I've been in bed before 9pm. I slept 9 hours Friday night and 10 hours last night. I'm glad I did but my body is sore from sleeping so much.

Yesterday I did body sculpt for the first time in about three weeks and I can tell... my body hurts from that as well.

I guess during cycle class yesterday Mr. Arms was staring at Holly (the instructor) and staring at the class trying to figure out who I was... From where I was positioned I couldn't see this happening. If I had seen him looking I might have just flailed my arms and said "IT'S ME MR. ARMS...." but I didn't see him. He left before class was out. I think I will just suck it up and tell him. Easier said than done.

I find it interesting that she who can move to Rome for three months, she who can travel unaccompanied through Europe, she who moves to Chicago for Grad School in her late thirties, and she who can "stalk" Ann Curry can not for the life of her talk to a man. That fear of rejection and lack of self confidence in my personal appearance is messing up everything. All the cheerleading and coaching I receive from all my friends is not going to remedy years of self doubt overnight.

Today I am going to cycle class - then I think I'll go to the studio. I've not been there since before camp. I should start working on something (or cleaning something...). My mom has the idea to get a storage space to put some of our things in so that we can move around the house... the thought of cleaning up the junk from my room is a nice idea...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

little post

I'll post more later... all you need to know right now. No contact with arms yet (almost).... only gained a pound in the past two weeks. Going to lunch with family...


Friday, July 10, 2009

It's finally Friday!

More photos from the show...

I'm so glad it's Friday. I think my body is trying to get as much sleep as it can because it was deprived for so long.

Last night I stopped by the Lake City Farmers Market on the way home. I bought beets and fennel. I don't usually like beets but these were okay. I roasted them in some olive oil spray and then put salt and pepper on them. I'm trying to eat more veggies...

I am a bit down in the dumps because I have to weigh in tomorrow and I know I will be above my goal and have to pay. That really sucks. I just got back to goal and now I'm off the wagon again. It's not that I've been horrible, it's just that I've had weird things going on. I suppose I could try and starve myself today in order to lose three pounds in 24 hours but I don't think it will work.


I guess I should go. It's supposed to be nice today - that paired with a casual Friday could be cause for disaster.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

My legs are broken.

This morning I woke up and my legs are spaghetti. I guess I cycled too much last night.

I also managed to catch a glimpse of Mr. Arms last night. Did I talk to him? No. Jennifer esta una bigga chicken-o. Maybe Saturday I will make contact.

I am excited because tonight is the premier of Big Brother. It is one of those shows that I wouldn't mind trying out for (it might be fun....). Maybe someday I'll get over my desire to be on television.. I just love television though... it's my friend.

I am happy to report that I have been sleeping in past 5:30 ever since my show opened... it's nice. The only problem is that I don't have as much time to hang with you all in the morning.

I guess that means I should go. Too much to do, too little time.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I'm ready for a nap.

I've only been up 22 minutes and I want to go back to bed. I am still exhausted from the past few months.

Let me see - what's going on today. I am working and then I am going to the gym. I do have a date with my chiropractor this morning. Yesterday my friend Shirley brought me maple cookies from Whistler. The whole bag is gone. I managed to give a few away before I hoovered the rest up. Bad Jen.

I think I'll go now. I'm finding it hard to have any motivation.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Here I am at work and I am eating this for breakfast.

It doesn't look that appetizing but It was good. Two pieces of rye toast with light french onion cheese, fake sausage, raspberries, coffee and water. I also took my vitamins (I'm low in D). Bad Jen.

I am psyched because Big Brother starts on Thursday - you know how I love television...

Okay, that's it. I'm going to finish reading an article on the race for City Attorney and then I'm going to work.

One down, four to go.

I made it through the day yesterday. I survived.

The meeting I was going to go to was rescheduled so I managed to take a cycle class. It's good to get back into it but now I'm not moving too fast.

I have run out of time this morning... maybe I'll post something else once I get to work.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Back to an almost unsatisfying life...

It's not quite unsatisfying.. but almost.

I am gearing up to go back to work today. I'm not really looking forward to it... I'm wanting to go teach something - go to the studio... (I never thought those words would come out of my mouth)... have fun!

I guess I always feel this way after camp. Even though this past week wasn't extraordinary - it was good. I always feel a bit changed after being there... I usually figure out that I'm not living up to my full potential.... I'm pretty close to my full potential (but I could be all out....).

I think it all comes down to money... I feel as thought I have to have a "real" job to pay off the student loans I've incurred... I need to find myself a benefactor...

On a different note I went to the mall yesterday and ordered a dress for the wedding I'm going to next month... it's coral... I'm not sure if it's my color but we'll find out...

The one thing that will be nice today is that I get to see my friends at work and at Starbucks... at some point I will get to go back to the gym and finally talk to Mr. Arms. I think I have a Crawl Space Fundraiser meeting tonight so I don't think it will be tonight.

I think I should probably go now and see what the wii has to say about my weight. I was up 2 pounds yesterday... I'm alright with that... my tummy was a bit out of whack when I was at camp and now it's time to get back to it all.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Good Morning!

Hi everyone. I am sitting here next to Stinky. I have had a good breakfast and I'm looking forward to getting back on track... life wise that is.

Today is the first day I don't have anything I have to do (with the exception of delivering my rent check for the studio). I may clean up a bit, go take a walk around Greenlake, go to the mall (even though I have no money...).

I realize I didn't mention anything about the opening. It went pretty well and I think people liked the work. The only negatives were that I improperly installed a shelf and it fell down during the show (it was fixed later on) and a woman told me I should re-think the title of one of my pieces. She just doesn't get the foot issue I have (I guess).

Now I just have to think about what's next with my life... art wise and life wise. I feel pretty good on both fronts.

Okay, it's time to get out and enjoy the day!

oh, according to the wii I only gained two pounds. not as bad as I thought...

Saturday, July 04, 2009

I think I might still be alive...

I just returned back from camp. I think I might take a nap and then work on a longer blog post this evening about everything.

I can officially say that I am done. aye aye aye... it's been a long year. I say year because things haven't really slowed down art wise since August of last year... I think I need a vacation (or a drink).

More later when my head isn't foggy.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Should I be more nervous than I am?

I am reclining on the back deck for a few minutes before I get myself ready for the opening. It's weird going to and from camp like this... I plan to head back after the opening and crash until Saturday. I sure am putting the miles on the old car this week.

I have a bit of a case of nervous tummy which is good... camp food puts the kibosh on my digestive system if you know what I mean... everything is running smoothly again. Yippee.

I do have a headache and am hoping it goes away within the next hour or so..

After tonight I will officially go back to normal and we will embark on the summer of Jen.

I will try to take some photos tonight and post them later.

Be sure you all wear sunscreen if you go out. It's toasty!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Mid week post.

Happy First of July!

I think I am sort of recovered from the install... I actually slept over 8 hours last night! My only complaint is that I have a bum hip and a sore arm.

The blurb for my show is HERE.

Okay, it's almost time for breakfast... I'll check in later.