Monday, January 31, 2011

The Complaining Continues.

I am just going to complain about my body a little bit this morning... last night before I went to bed my Achilles tendon started feeling a bit wonky.  This morning I woke up and it's difficult to walk on it...

This has happened before - I think it's just out of whack.... I may have to break down and take the bus to work instead of walking (boo).  I hate falling apart.

I am once again calling the Chiropractor to see if I can get in...

Yesterday the great wiener dog trolling experiment was a bit of a bust.  I must say though, my dog is a very good walker for not doing it that often.  She is so stinking cute!  so what if she doesn't attract the opposite sex.  I may have to take her out on play dates more often.

I have a lot of stuff to do this week... I need to get things ready for New York, I need to teach, I have that big brother clothing party to go to.... pre-order my iphone, a lot of stuff... fun fun.

I don't know much more beyond that this morning... I'm going to go pre-load on the ibuprofen now... wish me luck.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dog as lures.

Today I think I am going to take Zoe for a walk around the lake.  We will see if any cute boys talk to me...

most likely it will just be women who talk to me because no woman can resist a cute wiener. 

ha ha ha ha ha  ha

wiener dog I mean.

Not much exciting news to tell...  I did my taxes yesterday - I get a bit of a refund.  It should cover the expenses for part of my trip to New York.

I cleaned my bathroom yesterday (that was fun)... today I think I will break out the steam cleaner to do the hard woods...  fun fun fun... my life is full.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The word of the day is


That's what I think I will be doing today - cleaning the apartment.  woot woot.  I know you are all jealous.

just admit it.  you want to help me.

Friday, January 28, 2011

I miss the old days.

I miss the old days when my blog used to be a rant.  I don't seem to be as cranky as I used to be - nor as funny.... ah - funny.  What happened to me?

The blog just seems to be a laundry list of what I'm going to do, what body part hurts, what I ate... maybe I should focus on being a ranter...

maybe the ranting doesn't suit me anymore.

Well, It's Friday - no great plans this week with the exception of helping a friend of mine with her resume.  oh, and all that teaching... 

Here's the latest news - Charlie Sheen is in the hospital, Oscar nominations were announced, I am going to eat a bagel this morning.

Here - this is what I can do... I am going to show you the business cards I ordered... I used MOO.COM to order and you can have a selection of images on the front with the same information on the back... so here they are.

There  you go - I threw in an image of me behind Natalie Portman because she seems to be the "it girl" of the moment...

I think the cards will be great for New York...  I can hand them out when I go back to the Today Show.  I am pretty excited about that... hopefully all the guys who were working there in 2007 are still there.  It will be fun.

Okay, I think I need to get back to my coffee and my mental preparations for the day.

woot woot.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some work to be done.

Yesterday I finally got my act together and put together a blog for my latest art project...

here it is  Words on a Shirt

It will probably take me a bit to get it in order... and these are the only photos I've gotten back.

I'm thinking I also need to re-write my artist statement so its more in line with my work at the moment...  ah the life of an artist.

I think I am sort of ready for New York... sort of.  As usual, I think this will be more like a vacation for me instead of a work trip... if I had gotten my act together to line up some interviews that would have been ideal but oh well! 
This afternoon I have an acupuncture appointment  and I just left a message for the chiropractor to see if he can fit me in.  I think my neck is a bit wonky and it's making my shoulder very sore... I keep waking up with a knot in my shoulder blade - it's not fun. 

Gearing up for this weekend - I don't really have anything planned... I should prepare for marketing myself... hmmm..... maybe I'll do some cleaning.  Now that would be a miracle.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


My belly hurts this morning.  There are some things about being a girl that I don't always like - even though I like the opportunity to bring forth life into this world, I do not always like the cramps that come along with that said opportunity.

Enough about that.

Last night I spent the evening doing laundry.  Now that's what I call fun.  I also watched the Biggest Loser - I'm not emotionally invested in this season... I think they may have jumped the shark...  Speaking of jumping the shark - Jersey Shore is going to film in Italy... what is this world coming to?  oye oye oye.

Mr Clunky is back to his old tricks... a few nights ago I think he was re-arranging furniture, and then last night he was listening to some slow jams... okay maybe they weren't slow jams but it was trippy music.

What else do I know?  Not much.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Busy Morning.

I have managed to already order new business cards this morning... mmmmm... 

I am not feeling 100 percent this morning but I will muddle through.  I could go over a list of things that are wrong but that would just bring you down... I has to do with pms I think for the most part.  I am a bit hot and sweaty (and crampy)....  bleh.

Today - what to do??? just work I guess...

I guess I should go - with all this activity this morning I have run out of time...

Monday, January 24, 2011

What to do.

I am not quite ready for the week I think... I did manage to get things done that needed to be done yesterday... I got images sized and I did some shopping for work. 

I did go running around Greenlake yesterday as well... Actually we didn't run too much because my friend is just starting out and we were with her daughter and a dog... but it was fun.  My foot didn't hurt too much.  hooray.

I think it's going to be a good week... I feel good about it.  I think things are finally going my way.  I get to go to a Big Brother clothing party preview on Thursday and I get to go to acupuncture... woot woot.

The only bad thing this morning is that my core still hurts.  boo.

What else do I know?  I managed to watch two netflix movie this weekend which is a record... I have been holding onto one of them since early November... I have another that I've had since August (Monster's Ball)... I need to watch that this week sometime...  I have to get my money's worth or just get rid of Netflix altogether...

I think that's all I have for you all this morning... I get to take a few extra minutes this morning since I'm driving in...

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I am so stinking sore this morning.

Yesterday I took a core class (for those of you not in the know that is a class that exercises your core muscles)...  I am sore this morning!  I am having a hard time moving around but I will get up off the sofa soon and go teach.  After that I am supposed to go running with a friend of mine.  We have decided to run the rock and roll half this year.  aye aye aye...

I didn't get everything done I wanted to - so this afternoon I will be working on resizing images for my New York trip.

I am happy to report that I only gained 2 pounds last week.  I know, you're probably thinking two pounds?  what? only two pounds?  Yes, only two pounds.  I could have gained 5.

Okay, I have to get moving.  I slept in until 7:30 this morning and I don't have a lot of free time.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time to face the music.

I am not really looking forward to weighing in this morning.  I've had a rough week when it comes to food.  I've had no control.

I suppose I could just get back on that wagon like I always do...  I think maybe I need to do a bit of planning and then stick to it.

Today I am working on art stuff... I've had a t-shirt project I've been working on and one of my participants sent me photos of themselves in the shirt... I need to start a blog or a website of some sort.... they've got me excited about something. 

I guess I should get a move on and face the music.  I think it's the death march.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ready for it to be over...

I am going to confess I have had a few issues with food this week... okay, when don't I have issues with food?  I have been eating too much crap.. it's not that I'm unaware of what I'd doing - I am just eating tons of crap...  I know I will get back on track - I just need to do it.

Can I tell you something??  Men are tools.  Okay, not all men - but some definitely are.   A friend of mine was interested in a guy and they would go see movies and hang out... nothing too serious - BUT HE NEGLECTED TO TELL HER HE WAS "SORT OF SEEING SOMEONE!!!"  Don't you think you might happen to mention this in casual conversation???


Okay - back to regular programming... the other Jen Towner is trying to compile dating tips for me...  I think my problem is that I keep getting conflicting messages from my girlfriends... some say - play hard to get - be a bitch!  guys love bitches (okay - you know I can't be a bitch - well, kind of...).  be assertive - (now that's a problem...).   blurgh.  I suppose I should get out - maybe that would help...

oh well... I will keep you all updated as to how it goes.

This weekend I don't have a lot planned.  I have to get some of my I heart Ann Images sized so I can have them printed.. then on Sunday I am supposed to go running with my friend...
Maybe I will troll for men. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011


The other Jen Towner has a job!  She is the new morning host on 98.9 Liberty in Richmond, VA.

That news is the best news I've heard in a long time... it's been a long time coming.  Yay.

Well that's a good thing.  I am happy for her... now the only thing that would make the Jen Towner Universe complete is if I could get a date.  Actually things are looking pretty good.  I have a good feeling about my prospects this year.

I have a funny story which I should have told you about yesterday - but my posting skills were a bit challenged... 

Tuesday night I was a bit sleepy from eating all my chicken wings and french fries (but that's another story for another time)... I was snoozing on the futon and watching the Biggest Loser.  Out of nowhere I received a text message asking me what kind of pizza I like.  Let me set the scene - I'm in a sleep induced fog, Mr. Clunky upstairs has just turned on the thump thump thump of his music AND started clunking around... and someone is asking me what kind of pizza?  My first thought is that it is a Secret Admirer who is going to bring me pizza to enjoy - a prelude to courtship... next I start googling the phone number to see if I can figure out who it is... I get nothing.  Finally I reply back saying that I'm not a big fan of pineapple  and "who is this?"... it turns out that it was a cycle class member who was trying to ask her son what kind of pizza he wanted...  she has a new phone and is having problems with it... oh well...  No pizza for Jen.

Yesterday was a beautiful day - I broke out my camera on my walk to work... let me share some photos.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I am really tired. 

Today is a new day - I got a little bit out of control in my eating last night...

I have come to the conclusion that I don't have anything good to say today...

Maybe I won't say anything...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

another short/long week - I think.

Isn't it always the truth that when a three day weekend rolls around the work-week after always seems to go on and on and on... well, now begins the on and on and on part.

The weekend overall was successful... a lot done, a lot accomplished... yesterday I spent a lot of quality time with the dogs and they were happy.

I don't have much on the agenda this week which is just fine with me... it will be nice to have some down time.

I am going to New York in three weeks and haven't even started to get things ready.  I need to get some of my photos printed out and my signs selected for display - and then there's the stalker video I need to get ready...  Oh well, even if things don't go as planned it will be alright... I remember last year I made the promise that I would apply for more teaching jobs... oh well - I applied for two more than the year prior.  I guess that's progress.  right?

Oh well...  as always I will get my act together at the last minute...

um..... I'm done I guess.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day Off.

You might be wondering why I'm up at the crack of dawn on a day off... well it goes like this.

I was so stinking tired last night that I went to bed before 9pm. 

Brunch yesterday was fun.  It was nice to see all my cycle friends outside the gym.  Mr. A did not come - something came up and he couldn't make it.

Today I am not sure what I plan to do... I may go see the puppies and see about doing a load of laundry... I have a few things (a rug and  cleaning pad for my new steam cleaner) that need to be laundered which I can't justify just doing a single load... I have no control over the washer here to do a smaller load.

Ooooh oooh oooh!  I just found out that Marty Riemer is back on the Mountain.  That's good - it really sucked the wind the past year and a half. 

Now onto the Golden Globes... I was underwhelmed with the whole thing... oh well - I guess you can't win them all...

What else today?  I don't know - more coffee - eating, teaching..... lurking on facebook... sounds like an ideal day.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

One down two to go.

I keep forgetting that it's a three day weekend.  I guess that's good.  That means I get to sleep in again tomorrow... wooty woot woot.
Yesterday was busy and fun.  I went bowling last night with some old friends - and even though my bowling sucked I had a good time.  We then went out to dinner...

Today I am teaching and then a group of us are going to brunch... after that I don't have any plans.  I will probably watch the Golden Globes tonight because I am a movie fan... 

Tomorrow I don't know what I'm doing.  I think I will sleep in and maybe go see a movie.. maybe I should do something good for the community...  Maybe I should go shopping.

I think now I will drink my coffee and read the paper... there's a lot of coupons to go through...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ready for a busy day.

I am mentally preparing myself for the day.

Coffee in hand, I will now summarize what the plans are.

First, I have to go to ww.  I have been doing pretty good this week (minus the sheet cake incident early on).

Next - I need to go to the house and pick up my bowling ball for what comes later...

Then, I teach and then it's off to the salon to get my hair done and my legs waxed.

Finally I am going bowling with a few of my friends from High School.  It should be fun.  I'm looking forward to it.

I don't know what else is happening... but I think that's enough.

I don't think I have mentioned it here, but I have given myself the nickname Sparklepants.... I'm using strictly on Facebook... I kind of like it.

Sparklepants approves.

Friday, January 14, 2011

ow - but in a good way.

I have woken up with a headache.  It's not too bad - but I'll be glad when it goes.

Today is going to be good - it's payday, it's a three day weekend, I managed to do laundry, and I get to see friends this weekend.  Oh, and I forgot the whole hairdo/waxing appointment.

When I got home last night a check was waiting for me... it was the one from school for working at the Grad Information day...  I am putting it in savings for my trip to New York next month.  woot woot...  

Oh, I also forgot to mention that in addition to payday I have my raise on this paycheck...  it's nice to not have to worry as much about how I'm going to pay for things...

I am contemplating whether or not I should try to go to Pilates this afternoon...  I do need to do some shopping for work, and If I picked up stuff on the way to work I could just park in the building and go from there... I have at least a half an hour to contemplate my moves.

I met one of my neighbors last night.  Her name is Anika - and she seems pretty nice.  Finally - I know someone.

I think that is all I have to report today - I need more coffee to try and shake this headache.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Made it over the hump

I am having a pretty good week.

Matt is taking me out to lunch today.

Tomorrow is payday.

I have a full pot of coffee.

Three day weekend.

okay - the only thing that is bad is that Mr. Clunky is tromping around upstairs...


Things are looking up on the social front too... Malyn and I are going to do something on Saturday and I've got brunch on Sunday... woot woot.

Did I happen to mention that I told my friend Candace that I would run the Rock n' Roll half marathon with her??? what am I thinking?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


It snowed last night - actually I think there's a few inches out there... now it's raining (woot woot).  I am not a big fan of snow.  I would be okay with it if I didn't have to go anywhere... hopefully it will melt by the time I need to get to the gym tonight.  I will be wearing boots today so I can walk through the slush...

This morning I am doing listener feedback for Radio Go Girl... I've been so busy I haven't listened to the podcast in a few weeks... (okay I take that back - I'm listening to it now).

I was going to do laundry last night but the machines were full - I'm just going to have to wear a pair of big lady underpants and then turn a pair of my workout pants inside out

(no- I'm just kidding) well, at least I'm kidding about the workout pants.

Things I am looking forward to this week!


Three day weekend!

Brunch with my cycle friends!

That's it I think.... carry on people.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'ze a little tired.

I have no real reason to be tired.  I just am. 

I have to get my rear in gear and figure out what I need for my trip to New York next month.  I need to get business cards, resumes printed, figure out how I'm going to show my work at the conference... a little too much to think about, I just need to do it.

Today I have acupuncture and then I have to come home and do some laundry... I'm going to run out of clean underwear... that wouldn't be pretty...

Here are some photos from Saturday night... nothing too exciting but you know...

I think everyone had a good time...

Up this weekend (three day weekend I might say...)... I am having a wax fest and on Sunday a bunch of people from my cycle classes are taking me out to brunch (including Mr. Arms)... it should be fun.  We are going to the Coastal Kitchen which is by my new place... I need to keep the place clean so people can come by after and see the new digs...   after my beautification appointments on Saturday I think I'm going to see my friend M.  I suggested walking around Greenlake... who knows.

I am impressed with myself... I've created quite a post this morning...

Now I shall rest.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Another week - another attempt to find love...

Okay, I'm not really attempting to find love - it's just what came out of my fingers this morning...

Actually I am looking forward to this week... no specific reason, I just am.  They are saying that it's going to snow again this week.  I have mixed feelings about that.  I like to look at the snow, but I don't really like to drive in it.

Let's take a moment to reflect...  I am thinking about how my life has changed in the past few months...  I still sit around with crusty II on my lap too often, but I have found myself getting out and doing things more than I used to.  I think people (okay, me) get stuck in a rut and it's just too comfortable to change.

I am looking forward to what's coming up this year.

Last night I was perusing my igoogle page and saw that Verizon has scheduled an announcement for tomorrow... rumor has it that they are going to start offering an iphone later this month.  Those of you who know me, know that I love my Apple products.  You may also know that my trackball on my Blackberry hasn't been working for a while.  I think if the rumors are true I will be in seventh heaven.  I have wanted an iphone but am not willing to switch from Verizon... eeeee!  I'm almost as excited about this as I was about getting my new tennis shoe roller skates when I was in the 5th grade.

What else do I know.... I have to drive out to the gym this morning so I can teach tonight... last week I got rides both Monday and Wednesday so I saved some dollars...  I like not having to drive... hmmm....  I think that's all I have this morning...  yay.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

What Happened?

I forgot to post this morning... I guess I'm losing my mind.  That's alright - It has served it's purpose..

This has been a full weekend with parties and teaching, emergency armpit waxing... aye aye aye...

My get together last night went really well.. everyone seemed to have a good time and I got the thumbs up on my new apartment.... 

I need a rug.

okay, that was random - but what else is new with me...  

More in the morning.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

The wait is over.

I am now back on FB...  good thing - I think... although, I'd gotten pretty good about posting songs that told people how I was feeling or what I was up to... pretty cleaver if you ask me.

Today I am having camp people over to the new digs.. should be fun - I am also using my Trophy Cupcakes Groupon for the occasion...   which leads me to ww... today will be the first time I weigh in in two weeks... yikes.  If I can get away with only gaining two pounds I will take it.

I think I said it earlier - new year, new Jen.  woot woot.

Friday, January 07, 2011

It's the final countdown.

Less than 24 hours and I can get back on Facebook....   Thank goodness.  I think I would get a little lonely if I didn't have that...

Last night I ended up not going to first thursday - I was too stinking tired.  maybe someday I will get my act together...  Last night I did manage to take a bath and get some cleaning done.

I am not sure I'm going to have enough places for people to sit tomorrow.... oh well, we'll figure something out.

I don't know what else to say...

Thursday, January 06, 2011

We are almost there.

It's almost the weekend.  I can't wait...

I am very very very tired.

Things that are pissing me off this morning...

My blackberry's trackball isn't working.  I have three months until my contract is up and I don't think I can handle not having a useable phone.

Actually I think that's the only thing that is pissing me off actually...  I guess I shouldn't complain.

Tonight is first Thursday Art walk.  I am planning on going because I don't have any reason not to... for goodness sakes, I can walk home.

Last night I had another full class which was nice.... oh to be busy.

I am recording listener feedback today so I need to go.... oh, yesterday my horoscope was a 9 - it said love was just around the corner... I'm a bit skeptical, but you never know.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

How easily I forget...

I had gotten so used to sleeping in during my "break" from work I don't know what to do...   it's only Wednesday and I am exhausted.

Only three more days and I can go back to the fb status updates... I know, I talk about it alot but it's one of those things I got into a habit of and now I find it hard to stop.

I am getting a ride home again tonight - woot woot... that is, a ride home from the gym.  Let me tell you, now that I'm not buying a pass for the bus I have to think twice about when I ride it. 

Next random thing - I am having people over to the new place on Saturday... I have to figure out what I'm going to fix...  I was thinking I would get out my crock pot and make some soup or something... I think that sounds like a good idea...   in all my preparations I don't think I have enough places to sit.... oh well.  We will manage somehow.

I could really use a nap right now - It would be nice just to take a day and do absolutely nothing... 

Tomorrow I'm going to be doing listener feedback for Radio Go Girl... I think Jen and I will skype on Sunday - it's been a while since we've done that....

I also need to start getting organized for my trip to New York next month...  I need to start making a list of prints I want printed out to show at the conference... I also have to start thinking of signs for my return trip to the Today Show...

Oh, oh oh...... whoaaa whooo whoooa!   Sorry - Just thought I'd sing a little bit... 

Don't you all miss the old days when I actually ranted on this blog?  Maybe I should change the title of the blog... but it's been this way for so long... 

I guess that is it this morning...

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Almost over the hump

This whole resolution thing is hard, but getting easier. 

I think I am having difficulty because when you come down to it I am a writer (not always a good one)... but it's part of who I am (and often comes up in my artwork)... trying not to write is challenging at times.

Today I am going for acupuncture on my foot.  It has been feeling pretty good lately which is nice.  I don't think I could go another six months with a bum paw.

Last night at the gym wasn't too bad.   Fairly busy, but it looked like there might be a few parking spaces in the parking lot.  My class was almost full... just one bike was free.  It's only going to get worse before it gets better...

I don't really have much to say this morning...

Boys suck... have I said that recently? well, they do.

Monday, January 03, 2011


I made a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner and then I dropped it on the floor as I took it out of the pan...

Most of the cheese fell out of it.  It was good cheese too... Tillamook Sharp Cheddar.

It was going to be the most perfect sandwich ever.

First Monday of the New Year...

It's back to the old grindstone... I have made it through a weekend without status updates... it's been a bit hard - I didn't quite realize how integral it all was to who I am...   but I'm not going to cave.

I did get a bit of questioning regarding whether or not I was keeping to my resolution by posting songs...
People, I only said I was going to not do official status updates - people need to make sure they've got all the facts before they make assumptions...  one thing I am sure of is that I'm committed.  I am a Taurus you know.

New year, new Jen.... My friend Marlo is giving me a ride home from the gym today so I will be able to walk to work... I am back to the savings game... I am going to New York next month and I need to save so I can eat while I'm there.

I am really tired this morning... I guess I'm done sleeping in for a while. It was nice while it lasted.

hmmmmm... what else do I know?  not much.  I think I will get back to my coffee now.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Who knew I would face all the judgment and assumptions as to what my Facebook New Year's resolution was.  I had just intended not to do all the regular status updates... people keep jumping on me (okay, it's what I feel to be "jumping on me")... if people aren't satisfied they can just suck it.

I am sitting here waiting for my laundry to be done so I can get out and enjoy the day... I had gotten down to my last pair of pants for teaching this morning... it was do or die.  Luckily when I went downstairs the washers were open.... good thing because I am now cranky.  Hopefully it will clear up... the mood that is.

Okay, I"m going to go eat my chicken vidaloo and see if that helps.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

I'm back...

As I thought it might be it's a two poster day...

I am doing alright without the facebook status updates - I have found what I think to be a suitable alternative - song postings... so - I decided to go downtown this afternoon to go shopping (it was highly successful) and I posted Petula Clark's song downtown...  just dropping hints... Tonight so far I have shared Saturday Night by the Bay City Rollers and Can't get you out of my Mind by Kylie Minogue. 

One day is almost down, six more to go... maybe I'll just go to bed early.

so - what else did I do?  I went to teach, went to coffee, went downtown, used my gift card from nordies on jeans and underpants...  THEN I bought a burr coffee grinder so I can grind my own beans (it was on sale).

Tomorrow it's cycle and cleaning my apartment... I also need to do laundry or it's not going to be pretty.

I think that's it for today... more tomorrow.

Trying to control the urge (and Happy New Year)...

I have given up Face Book Statuses for the new year... I am finding it hard not to talk about myself... I'm only giving it up for a week though....

Last night I went to my friend Matt's house.  I didn't make it until midnight though... I headed home around 11 and then went to be right after midnight.  Mr. Clunky - my upstairs neighbor was having a party... I just put my earplugs in and then went to sleep right away.

Today I am teaching and then I'm meeting a friend for coffee... I am going to try and do laundry... I tried to do it yesterday but it didn't work out... maybe I could see a movie or something.

New Year,  New Jen...  sounds good to me!

I have a feeling since I'm not posting fb statuses I might be blogging more...

See you later.