Thursday, September 30, 2010

Freaking Stinking Tired.

Here is a photo from the concert last night...  It was excellent! 

Why I don't go out more often I don't know??  I know, it's because I have a heck of a time getting up in the morning...

I find myself getting distracted this morning...  I guess it's from lack of sleep...  goodness... I am really not focusing.  I could take the whole day off and feel perfect!  too bad they need me there...

I have acupuncture this afternoon...  I don't think it's helping much... poop.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gearing up for a long day.

I am going to see Arcade Fire tonight.

I am going to attempt to stay awake, bright eyed and bushy-tailed until 11:00pm tonight.

Yeah, I think I don't get to sleep in until November sometime...  I'm tired.

Last night I tried to go to the gym after work but after realizing that I only brought my fancy leggings I decided to just go home...

I can't really stick around - I need to record listener feedback for radio go girl this morning... 

Later gators!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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When did Seattle turn into Chicago?

It was really humid here yesterday.  It felt like Chicago weather.... wet and icky.

I am finding myself to be increasingly cranky... this is not good.  I think I'm just tired.  I am not sure when the next day I'll be able to sleep in... I think it's Thanksgiving.... really - I think that is the first day I'll actually be able to.  It's sad really.

My friend Marty from Chicago found out that she got into the Chicago Art Loop Open and she needs to raise funds... here is a link to her fund-raising page... if you donate you get artwork - and your money back if she wins any of the cash prizes...  

please help her.... she's swell and we have the same birthday - isn't that enough?

These photos are what I looked like pre sickness on Friday... maybe I should be sick more often? ? I don't look half bad.. or maybe it's the sepia.

I am gearing up for Arcade Fire on Wednesday - I am going to have to stay up way past my bedtime... and I'll have to stand up while I'm there...  aye aye aye... that's going to be hard...  I may have to go to bed at 8pm tonight...

Okay, enough with these musing.... it's time to get going!

Monday, September 27, 2010

It's been a while for a really random post...

what I've been thinking about:

cyber stalking people.
sore knees
lack of significant personal relationships.
my aversion to barfing
Lindsay Lohan
heel pain
money (again)

I think this week is going to be slow at work.  hopefully it won't drag.

Feeling better...   I ate real food today.


Here we go, here we go again....

I think I am back - still not 100 percent but definitely better.  I can not say the same for my momma.  She is not doing alright. 

I managed to eat some real food yesterday afternoon... I had some bread, cheese and a potato and a few crackers.  No barfing (or anything else).  The best thing about this weekend is that I didn't use any of my extra 35 weight watchers points...  woot woot.

This week is going to be busy - teaching, work and then on Wednesday night I am going to see Arcade Fire in concert...  I think it starts at 7:30 so you know I will be staying up way past my bedtime.  I can do it.  I'm sure of it!

Yesterday afternoon I made it into my studio and did a little bit of work.  I was still kind of under the weather though, I would sit there and then get all sweaty while I was working. 

At the workshop on Saturday they wanted us to make one goal that we could attain.  My goal was to work on a packet.  A packet is something you submit to a gallery or magazine to show them who you are.  I don't have one.  I am going to make one.  I need to get my ass in gear.  there, I said it.

Now I have to get the ass in gear.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sort of back amongst the living...

I made it back to Seattle last night with a few stops along the way... I don't ever want to go through that again...  I haven't really felt that icky in a long while.  My momma was sick too so it might be the flu (as opposed to food poisoning).  Who knows...

today I am going to attempt to teach cycle and then who knows what.  I should go to my studio and work on things.  It's been a long time since I've done it...  

Yesterday at the workshop I did get a few ideas about new marketing strategies... I need to get going.  I also need to work on my application for a job I'm applying for... okay - I need to get moving and feel better...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Welcome to Portland - have some food poisining why don't you.

I was up from 10 to 3:00 experiencing one of those joys of nature... food poisoning.  I won't go into it but lets just say it wasn't pretty.  I think it will put the kibosh on my post seminar plans... If you know anything from reading my blog is that I need sleep.  I didn't get a lot.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Not quite sure I'm ready.

I am going to be heading to Portland from work this afternoon.  I still have some packing to do... It's just overnight so it shouldn't be a big deal.  I just hope my car makes it.  I realized that I haven't had a lube oil and filter change on my car in a long time...  Oh well, at least I have AAA in case she breaks down.

Last night I ran into two people at the store that I know from the gym.... I had ice cream in my cart.  I need to work on getting my eating habits cleaned up... it's hard though... 

I'm looking forward to sleeping in a hotel room tonight... I like sleeping in hotels... I can walk around in my robe - watch television in my underwear... drink coffee in bed... yayay!

I should probably get going - I can't stick around like I usually do.  I think maybe if I get my act together I will stop by jiffy lube before I go to work...  I will report back later as to how the trip goes.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

looking forward to the end...

Somehow I seem to have fallen off of the good eating bandwagon this week... I'll get back on it sometime soon....  I have a lot to do today... need to do a bunch at work and then tonight I need to pack for Portland tomorrow and get everything put together to go.  The plan is to drive to work tomorrow and then leave from there.  My plans to have dinner with my friend on Saturday night have changed but that's alright...  I've got a backup plan.

Stinky was sick last night... she seems better today...

I have been having a heck of a time staying awake until 11pm... I watch shows and then I miss the last 10 minutes because I fall asleep before it's over.

I have cramps.... it's not good.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Freaking stinking tired.  That's what I am.  I'm really warm too...

Well,  Summer is going away today... it was nice seeing you (sort of)... were you ever really here?

I don't have much to write about this morning... busy day ahead.  I have to do Listener Feedback for Radio Go Girl again and then I am going to look at new photocopiers/printers for the office... all that and teaching and then a new episode of Survivor.


I'm trying to figure out if I will ever have a day when I can sleep in again... it might be nice.

That's my goal.... sleep in one day in 2010.  Actually the week in between Christmas and New Years the office opens at 10 so I'll be able to do it then.  Good News!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oh the wonders of aging!!

How can it be that I work out six days a week and I wake up with a stiff neck?  It's not too bad but it feels like it could get worse...

Acupuncture seems to have made the plantar fasciitis feel a bit better... we will see...

Last night I thought I lost my phone... I had it when I got done with my appointment at the acupuncturist but when I got to the gym I could find it.  I even went back out to my car... no phone.  So I sat there teaching - lamenting the fact that my phone was gone forever....

it was in my car...  it was just face down underneath the emergency brake....


I am going to love you

Today I am having lunch with former coworkers... we're going to Bambuza - mmmm mango salad.

Katie and I played with Photo Booth last night... I look pretty!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Photos - proof that I do clean up.

That girl on the left is my sister... 

I am still recovering from staying up til 11:30 on Saturday night (yes I am lame)...  I did manage pretty well although I am tired today.  

I survived teaching, the gym meeting, and the birthday party for Leo.  I managed to eat too much cake and did some power eating right before bedtime... I should have just gone to bed because I was tired... 

Today I go back to the acupuncturist.  I hope I start feeling some relief soon... I think part of it comes down to shoes.... I think I may have to suck it up and just keep wearing my tennis shoes... it seems to be the only thing that makes it feel better...

This week is going to be busy.  Work all week and then I am heading down to Portland on Friday to attend a conference on Saturday.  I'll be back on Saturday night.  

Okay, back to Saturday night... I have found that I have a good time when I get out.   It's just the getting out part that is hard.  I don't usually have the motivation to get going.  Maybe I'll start to work on that...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Reunion Success

I have a wee bit of a headache, but not enough to keep me from posting.

The reunion went way better than expected....  I guess I shouldn't always have low expectations... some people showed up that I haven't seen in 25 years.  I will try to drag up some photos and post them later... I looked cute.  That's all I can say.  I got home by 11:30 too... not too bad.

Today I have to teach - then I have a meeting at the gym and then Leo's Birthday Party... busy weekend.

Overall - I'm feeling pretty good...  minus the headache that is...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Will I need a disco nap?

I have arisen at my usual time and I am just hoping that I can stay up until a reasonable hour this evening. 

It's raining and icky - but I will still look cute!

I had to go to the Apple store last night and buy a new ipod nano.  it's cute and small and I have dubbed it "cyclopod"  it looks like this...

I think I may have issues with the touch screen during class... I will have to apologize to class beforehand because I am bound to have issues...

Let me see - my sister and brother in law are coming to the reunion tonight... I don't really know how I feel about that just yet.... hmmm.  I'm going to try and remain positive and not let it cramp my style.

I should wrap this up - I've got many miles to go today before I'm done.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The one where I lose my ipod.

Somewhere between cycle class on Wednesday and Thursday morning I lost my ipod I use for the music for cycle.  poop.... not that I am too upset, but I don't really want to spend another 100 plus dollars to buy a new one.  I guess I'll have to.

There are worse things that could happen right?

Tomorrow is my high school reunion... it should be fun.  I am looking forward to it if I can stay awake for the entire thing.

The weather here has turned rainy... it's kind of nice.  I get to break out all my cute warm clothes...  although I didn't get to wear all my cute cool clothes.  Oh well, there's always next year...

Ipod - I will miss you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here's the lowdown.

Yesterday Survivor - old vs. young... oh those youngsters...  I think it's going to be good.  I should have applied - I would have fit right in.

Big Brother - Hayden won... less than satisfying season for me...

I taught cycle - not a lot of people in class...

I found one of my old ipods.  It has a ton of good songs on it which I forgot about... old Death Cab for Cutie, the Killers, Peter Gabriel.... goody goody goody... I have to figure out how to get some of them onto my new computer (while I was typing that - I had a revelation... woot woot) Target Disk Mode here I come!

I don't have much to do today... just work and then I should work on cleaning up the mess I've made in the dining room....

My nephew is five today... Leo Django - we're having a birthday party here on Sunday for him...  should be fun.  That's why I have to clean. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I am a bit tired this morning people.  I had a long day yesterday and the week is only going to get longer.  I have to gear up for my High School Reunion this weekend.  How I'm going to stay awake for it I don't know - but I will try.

Yesterday I went to the salon after work and received some free waxing services... Caleh (one of the girls) is testing out on different services and she needs practice so I got my brows, lip,  AND the bikini area done... I know, you're probably thinking why is she sharing the information about the bikini wax... I just feel people are so uptight about anything that had to do with parts of the body that are normally covered...  back in the old days there weren't any clothes.... people looked at other people naked... no big whoop.  I suppose I might feel different about it if I didn't feel mostly okay with how I looked.  Also, I think since I have taken life drawing classes that it's not so embarrassing to me to see or talk about body parts.

okay, onto the next thing...  Crusty II (my laptop) is having some issues with speed...  I probably have too much stuff on her...  the only thing I wish I knew a bit better was how to get rid of big files effectively.. I wish I had a longer attention span.... I wish my feet didn't hurt - although they are feeling better - I bought a new pair of shoes yesterday with a bit of a heel... I think they make my heel feel better.


Here is Zoe wishing you a good morning....

I need to get a move on... go Jen!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This is how it went down.

Yesterday I went to the acupuncturist and I got poked...  It wasn't too bad - she put some needles in my elbows and then my legs and foot.  Then I got to lay there with the needles for about 20 minutes... It didn't hurt and my legs felt a bit warm when I was laying there.  I am going back next Monday.  She also recommended that I massage my foot before I get out of bed and before I go to sleep... I was doing it regularly before I went to bed but not so much when I got up.  This morning I am turning over a new leaf.

She also told me I should wear shoes with a little bit of a heel... I'll miss you cute flats!

Today - work and then waxing... woo hoo... I have to prepare for my class reunion this weekend...   How am I going to stay up late?  I 'm not sure - but I'm going to try...

Yo - some photos from my past.  Art and the sky...

I am hoping someday soon my life will settle down a bit and I can spend more time in the studio...  that's on my to do list along with finding a new place to live... oh the things to do.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Suprise Party Success.

Yesterday I went to a surprise party for my friend Debbie.  She has directed various camps over the years and I consider her to be one of my best friends.  At times she was even like a second mother to me.  She has been a second mother to a lot of people.  It was fun to see my camp friends.   I also got to see one of my best friends of all times, although it was a bit strained... I'll explain more later... it's just an instance of someone who has taken themselves off the grid purposefully.  Hopefully they are back - even though he didn't really talk to me...  maybe someday he will be part of my life again.

Okay, enough reminiscing...  Today I go to the acupuncturist!  Hopefully my heel will start feeling better and I can start working on Jeneratorrunning again.

Hey, does anyone want to go to the Puyallup Fair?  I think it would be fun.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Me in 7th Grade!

Look how cute I was!

Thank goodness for earplugs.

Around 2:15 this morning I put in my earplugs.. that's because usually around 3 or 4 Zoe usually starts fussing... I made her sleep in until just before 6:15.... 

Today I am going to be teaching and then I'm heading off to camp for a surprise party...

I've been going through some old photo albums uploading pictures to Facebook... it's fun to see all of the good old times. 

Tomorrow I get to go to the acupuncturist so I'm looking forward to it.

I have been watching CBS Sunday Morning and they just had a preview of all the movies coming out this fall.... maybe I should get out more...

Maybe I should get off this sofa.

Maybe I need more coffee...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Late Start This Morning...

I don't have time this morning - ww, cycle, hair, coffee, dog duty (while watching the Dawgs)...

then I sleep.

More later (hopefully).

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Friday Friday!

It is Friday!  This is one of the first four day weeks that hasn't been the longest in history.  I kind of like it! 

Last night I went to the gym and ran for about 20 minutes... it wasn't too bad although my legs are a bit wobbly today.  I am looking forward to my acupuncture appointment on Monday night.  Maybe I will get a bit of relief from this heel pain.  It's getting a bit old.  It's not unbearable but I'd like it to go away.

I might also see about having them work on my knee....

this weekend is a busy weekend... i have to teach and then I have a haircut.  I may be meeting up with my friend Tia and that's just Saturday!  Sunday I teach and then I'm off to a surprise party.  It should be a jam-packed but fun weekend.  I'm looking forward to it.

Yesterday I bought a new pair of black jeans so my mother won't ask me if I am wearing the same ones over and over (I was)....   oh well.

It's Friday!  woot woot woot...  I love it!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

I can make it!

It's Thursday!

Why is it that I'm always more sore two days after  I do a different workout than the day after?  I think yoga day two is taking it's toll... but I don't think that will stop me from doing it again.

Yesterday I wore one of my new tops... dang, I'm cute.  Today I will wear something else new... yay.

I did have a sad realization yesterday... when I went to hawaii back in 1989 we visited a very nice hotel called the Kapalua Bay Hotel...  I thought to myself back then that I would like to go on my honeymoon there (when I got married)... well, it turns out that the hotel closed in 2006.  This does not bode well for my master plan.  Oh well.

Tonight I get to go have my mammogram... how much fun is that?  Actually I don't mind them... it's something we all need to do.  I will report back as to how it goes.

Look it's an old photo from Chicago!  The Graceland Cemetery to be exact...

Okay, let's see what else?  I think that's it...

Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

aye aye aye!

I went to yoga last night for the very first time... and all I can say....

man, am I tight!
 I had a very hard time getting out of bed this morning... my body doesn't really want to move.  I feel good but I hurt.  I think I will do it again.... if only my schedule allowed for it again this week... but alas, the next time I could take a class is Monday morning at 6am.

This morning I filled in as listener feedback girl on Radio Go Girl   I forgot that I was doing it and couldn't figure out why my phone was ringing... oops.  We managed to make it through though.

Yesterday I wore some of my new clothing... today I'm wearing more AND I am picking up my last two pieces from my friend Kitty.  yay - cozy tunic here I come!  The weather is icky and rainy but I will be stylish in my new warm clothes!

Okay, I think I need to get going... I lost a few minutes this morning because of my radio duties...  that's alright.  Fame and fortune will be heading my way any day now!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

People people people....

It is Tuesday which feels like a Monday.  Hopefully it will be a short-feeling week. 

I am trying to continue on the positive attitude thing but it's becoming a little bit challenging..I will do my best though.  I spent a lot of yesterday in the studio... I did some screen printing and cleaned up when a wire I strung up across the room fell down.  I also watched a documentary about Julius Shulman called Visual Acoustics
It was pretty good... he was an architectural photographer who helped define Los Angeles Modernist Architecture through his photographs.  It was pretty interesting and It made me want to design houses and take photographs.

These are some of his photographs.

I really wonder what it'd be like just to travel around taking photographs... might be fun.  I might have been able to do it if I was chosen for the Zion Park Residency but I wasn't... next time...

What is going on this week?  Well, it's payday again at the gym...  I am getting a mammogram this week!  woo hoo... getting ready for the big squishy squishy... then I'm getting my hair cut on Saturday.  At some point I need to work on my letter of reference and cover letter for the teaching job I am going to apply for... maybe I'll take crusty II into work and work on it during lunch.

I don't know what else is going on but I'm sure it will be interesting...  Carry on people.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sometimes sleeping in doesn't turn out as planned.

I managed to sleep in until 6:40.  That's about all I could manage... it's hard to remain horizontal sometimes.

I am going to sit here a while longer and then I'm going to go to the gym and do something... depending on how my foot feels I am going to either treadmill or do the elliptical machine...  maybe I'll go around the time the cycle class is and see if I can get in.  It'd be nice to take a class for once instead of teaching one.

After the gym I plan on going to the studio - and I also need to work on the room... maybe I'll do that tonight.

hmmm.... what next?  I don't know - I guess we'll just have to figure that out.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Sunday night post!

It's been a good weekend... the positive experiment is still working... Mr. Arms was in my class this morning.... he's got a nice face.  My class was full and people said it was good (they said that yesterday too)... 

After teaching I went to the studio.  I spent about four hours there and got a few things done.  Nothing too substantial but it feels good to be in there doing something....

Tomorrow I am going to sleep in and then go work out and then go to the studio... I have to figure out what I want to work on... I'm sure I'll figure something out.

woot woot.

Progress has been made.

I spent the majority of yesterday cleaning out my room.  It's not an easy task... cleaning out entails throwing out a lot of paper... that's what it is... just recyclables and clothes...  I've got a lot of clothing I'm going to get rid of too...

I think today I will work on the room and go to the studio.  Tomorrow it's all studio all the time.  I have the day off from the gym and the office so it will be nice to get in there and work on things.  I need to start working on my letter of recommendation and cover letter for the teaching job I'm applying for.

Yesterday I tested out my positive attitude during class and people noticed it...  I think I will keep it up.  Maybe it will bring good results... I hope so.  Things are looking up.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Things are going to change.

I have decided to be more positive because my negative attitude is bringing me down....  It can't hurt can it?  I don't think so.

I am feeling pretty good about this weekend.  I'm going to take my new found attitude and go to the studio and I'm getting a massage today.  It's been a long time since my last massage and I'm looking forward to it.  I am going to enjoy every minute of it!

See - I'm feeling better about everything just by having a positive attitude.  I started with the positivity yesterday afternoon  and my foot stopped hurting... coincidence?  I don't think so...

Just a few more minutes and I am going to head out to ww.  I am looking forward to it.... even if I'm not down in weight that will be alright because I am feeling good... 

Yesterday I also got my big brother clothing... boy, do I look cute in everything...  now I just need to go out and wear something somewhere!..
okay, I need to get a move on... another report later...


Friday, September 03, 2010

Hello everyone

hmmmm.... what to do.... okay, here's the latest.

I made an appointment with an acupuncturist for my foot.  It's been going on too long and hopefully it will help.  I am expecting my clothing to arrive today - too bad it got back into the 70's yesterday.  No need for warm clothes.  I only ate a little bit of bridge mix yesterday...   I went to one opening last night (and only for about ten minutes)... that's about ten minutes more than any other opening I've been to in a long time.

Today is going to be really really really slow.... only one attorney and three staff... maybe they will let us go home early...

Oh yeah, I also made an appointment for a mammogram yesterday... yay.  more action for Jen.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

four score and three years ago today...

Three years ago today I made my way to New York to stalk Ann Curry... it was a fun time.  Back when I wasn't jaded by the art community in general.  I miss those days.

Tonight I may attempt to go to first Thursday although my previously mentioned jaded-ness is keeping me from it full throttle... there's one show I am going to go to which is near my office - we'll see how that goes and then judge whether or not I want to venture down to other shows.  I got my last rejection yesterday for all the things I've applied for....  I did apply for another ceramics thing (although I don't really work in it anymore)...  I am going to get something eventually....

Yesterday I realized that I was going to owe my dentist about a million dollars (okay, only 500 or so) so that definitely puts the kibosh on my plans of renting that house... unless I get a big fat raise in the next few weeks I won't be moving out anytime soon.  I try not to let it get me down but it's hard.  I go to a good school but I can't get into any shows and can't earn enough money to do things... sucks big time.

On that bright note - I think I will go get more coffee and nurture my wounded ego.

oh, and don't get me started on the lack of a lovelife....

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


It's humpday and I am happy... I slept like there was no tomorrow last night.  I am stinking tired. again...

I though I had a lead on a house to rent but I think it's going to be a bit too expensive for me to afford... so continue to look I will...  If I made a little bit more money and didn't have to rely on my gym income to get by I might be able to make it... I guess I will move on...


The rest of this week looks to be fairly uneventful...  I am uneventful... I am me...

I got another person to agree to write me a letter of reference so that's cool...  only one more to go.