Monday, February 28, 2011

Long busy weeekend...

Once again my weekend has left me exhausted... not a lot of down time for me after everything was said and done.

My Big Brother Clothing party was a success... not as many people showed up as I thought would - but enough.  I had a few new people too.  I was able to purchase a few items for half price - that's coolio.  I got two cardigans, two tops and a blazer.  It's enough to keep me warm for the rest of this season - and it should work into the spring and summer as well.

This week is more of the same... work, teach, laundry thrown in tomorrow night, sleeping....

I am having a hard time focusing this morning....

Did I mention that I busted my ass getting my fellowship application turned in by the 5pm deadline Friday, only to receive a mass email from Artist Trust saying the deadline had been extended to this morning??  That's a pisser.  Let's just say it made me really really cranky.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Big Brother Clothing Party Dreams

Last night I had Big Brother Clothing Party Dreams Nightmares.  I had my party at a mall I think.. there were former campers (or maybe they were high school people...).... it ended in lives being threatened and a crying consultant.  I hope it's not a premonition of what's to come today.

Okay - look - I've run out of time... all that cheeseball making and cleaning going on this morning..

Yesterday I lost weight at weight watchers... what's up with that?

Saturday, February 26, 2011

not too much time

I will be back later (hopefully) to discuss the application deadline that was moved after I submitted my information (rrrrr)...  weigh in, cleaning - and life in general.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Maybe, just maybe

I hope and pray that someday I won't enjoy eating anymore.

I don't think it will happen... but you never know.  It might.

I did pretty well with my eating yesterday - until I got home... I just need to stay away from the cookie aisle at the store... I won't tell you what I ate because then I'd have to kill you.

Last night I managed to get the majority of the application I'm working on submitted.  Now all I have to do is finish up my artists statement and get that uploaded...  I think I will always be one of those people who takes all the time allowed to get things in... when I was in school I would write and rewrite and revise my papers up until the very end.. I guess that's alright.  It's just like the food thing - I don't think it will ever change.

This weekend - cleaning, teaching, weighing, hair cutting, clothing partying, oscaring... eating.  My life is full.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The storm that wasn't

So... it didn't really snow that much.  Whew.  I said it before and I'll say it again.  I hate snow.

We dodged a bullet - at least for now.

It's almost time for me to get off this futon/sofa and get ready for work...  It would be nice to just hang out at home I think - but I can't... there's work to be done.

This weekend I'm having a big brother clothing party - I have to get things cleaned up for it.... last weekend I broke out my floor steamer to do my floors and the handle broke.  I guess I'll be taking that piece of crap back to Macy's... I'm a bit bummed about it because it's a spiffy little machine! (with a broken handle)... 

My health seems to be improving a bit... my headache is still around but I think it's getting better.  I'm still tired but I'm managing it... just take more drugs I think.

When I was in New York there was news of a Congressman - Chris Lee who had to give up his seat because he was caught in a "scandal" on Craigslist... he answered an ad and sent a woman a photo that looked like this

okay - in his photo he didn't have shirt on - I thought I should do my cell phone mirror picture with my shirt on... and I pooched out my upper belly a bit too....  I was wondering if this would get me a date...  I don't know - probably with a creepy guy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What now?

It's Wednesday and I am trudging my way through the week.... I have been feeling less than par and I'm a bit cranky about it.

It's supposed to snow as well.  That throws a little bit of a monkey wrench into everything.  I would just like to crawl into a hole and sleep.  I can't.

Let me see - what else can I complain about?  I've got a bruise on my knee from doing the worm the other day...  I'm a bit crampy and sore...

I've been thinking about starting tours based on my sex life (it would be a short tour)...  who knows - can the shyness inside of me be overcome by the visual and performing artist?  maybe... I'd have to rent a van though, and get a cordless microphone so I could drive and tell stories at the same time...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Feeling Better

I feel better this morning... Yesterday I came home from working on my application (which of course isn't done) and put my pajamas back on and watched the Social Network... it's a pretty good movie.  Now I just have to watch inception and toy story 3 (I have them on Netflicks) before the Oscars on Sunday.

Last night I taught (and survived)... I also remembered that I needed to do some shopping for work so I loaded up on soda at Fred Meyer... I will drive in this morning so I get to spend a few more minutes with you.

I don't have much on my plate this week except work and finishing my fellowship application (which I didn't do yesterday because I felt like crap)...  work will probably be crazy like last week... I will probably want to curl up in a ball and cry myself to sleep by Thursday night...

I am trying to arrange the purchase of a painting by a friend of mine from Grad School... I'll let you know how it goes... ooooh... I love art!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I don't feel so good.

I am sitting here in a fancy Starbucks and I feel like I might barf.  My headache hasn't really gone away since I did the worm yesterday.

I have cramps.  I feel gross.  I should just go home and take a nap for real!

I slept in this morning until 7:30ish... that was nice.  would have been nicer if I had had someone to make me breakfast right?

I think I may head back to my place and take some antacid... maybe that will make me feel better.  Maybe I just need get out and take a walk...

i fall apart

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Can I take a nap?

The other day at the gym I mentioned that I knew how to do the worm... if you don't know what that is look it up.  Today I had to prove that I knew how to do it.

Now I have a headache.  I think I might need to take a short nap.  short as in 1 hour or so...

Tonight I am going to my momma's house for dinner - the niece, sister and brother-in-law will be there.  It's been a long time since I've seen them all... fun times.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I made it.

Here I am sitting at Saturday morning.... I am not sure how I made it here.... this past week was a killer.  It was just nonstop all the way every single day.  Today I am going to go to WW, then teach and then head to my mom's to do some laundry (then there's a quick stop at the salon for some hair maintenance)...

this afternoon I need to clean the floors in my apartment... I spotted some dust bunnies and they need to be taken care of before they overrun the place.

Well, I better put on some clothes and face the ww music.

Friday, February 18, 2011


We have arrived at Friday.  Yeehaw!  I am so stinking tired (still).  Every time I get semi horizontal I fall asleep.

I am ready for the weekend... I have a bunch of little things to do, but nothing too big.  That's good because I don't think I could handle big.

I am completely exhausted still.

Last night I ran over to the house to see the dogs.  Zoe sure did miss me... she started roaring around and giving me kisses!  It's nice to be loved.

This morning I have to pick up doughnuts... I know, life is rough.  I am slowly expanding... need to straighten up.  Things will get better - they always do.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Will somebody teach me to use the remote?

I have a DVR but nobody ever told me how to use the remote to more effectively watch my shows.... it kind of sucks.  I need help.

Okay, what do I know?  I know that I have continued my bad eating habits since I've come home... it's not as bad as it was in New York, but still.... I am waiting for the moment when the "aha" hits me over the head and I realize that I need to reverse what I'm doing.

I am subbing the cycle class tonight so that's a good thing... I also have an acupuncture appointment.  It's been a few weeks since I've gone - I am looking forward to it even though my foot is still a bit ouchy - it's not nearly as bad as it was.

It's Thursday - This weekend I don't think I have a ton of plans which is nice... well - there is the teaching and weighing in and I have an appointment at the salon... maybe I'll go running around Greenlake... I haven't done that in a while.  Monday morning I'm planning on sleeping in.  I also need to clean and work on an art application.  Good Times!

Okay, that's it for this morning...  Now I'm off to conquer the world.  Just need more coffee first.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

After a few thousand posts it's hard to come up with a good title.

I guess it's random acts of kindness week... at least on King 5 it is...  If somebody wants to be kind to me go ahead.  I like coffee and doughnuts.

It's hump day - that's a good thing... I managed to get my laundry done last night - and I cleaned up around the apartment a bit.  It's not 100 percent but it's getting there.  I'm having people over the weekend after next so I think I can pull it together by then. 

I have officially given up on the Biggest Loser this season... I missed last week and I'm just tired of watching it.  Too many people, too many trainers (I only love Bob).... it has jumped the Shark.  I tried to watch what not to wear, but I made the mistake of getting horizontal and promptly fell asleep... I guess I'm not completely recovered from my trip.

The rest of my week hashes out like this.

Balance checkbook
pay bills
work on artist grant application

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Better than what?

I am feeling a bit more human this morning.  Not a lot but a little...

I managed to make it through the day and teach class (that was hard)...  I could tell that I hadn't worked out in a week... I'm a bit sore this morning, but not unmanageable.

Things at work weren't as horrible as I thought they might be... not too many fires to put out.

Tonight I am looking forward to an evening of cleaning and doing laundry.  I am running out of clean clothes to wear...  I think I have enough to make it through the day.

Um.... I think that's all I have this morning.   I must say that I do feel better than yesterday - not quite as foggy... woot woot.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Holy Crap I'm tired.

My brain isn't quite put together this morning... I am very very very tired...  The flight last night took a lot longer than expected because of strong head winds. 

Sure, I've had about six hours of sleep but my brain is mush.

Before I left for the airport yesterday I went to MOMA

It was a bit overwhelming but I'm glad I went... While I was there I got a chance to see some of my favorite things from the Art Nouveau movement and some other things that I can't think of right now (brain doesn't work...).

I am officially back on the good eating bandwagon again.  I've been eating nothing but crap the past week... I don't even want to look at the scale.

Okay - here's some photos...

I will go through and edit later - but these are from Central Park and the big-ass terrarium at MOMA

Sunday, February 13, 2011

it's been a long trip..

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day going to museums and walking. 

First off I walked up to the conference and dropped off my residency application and then I proceeded to the Whitney Museum of American Art.  They had a few exhibitions going on there...  The Singular Visions Show was one of my favorites.  A piece by Eva Hesse actually brought me to tears.  Now that doesn't happen that often - but it's nice to know that a piece of work can move me like that.  There were a few other shows there like the Charles Ledray Show (I just checked and he was born in Seattle - there you go!)... his work is all hand made miniature suits and pots and objects - it was mind boggling.

After the Whitney I stopped by the Gagosian Uber-Gift shop on Madison Avenue and got scolded for picking up a $900.00 book.  What?  I can't pick up a book?  what if I wanted to buy it?  I could have whipped out my credit card and done it... rrrrrrr. stupid security guard.

After that experience I went to the Guggenheim for a show from their collection it's pretty good - but there were too many crowds...  I hate having to deal with morons who don't know what they are talking about... I also hate those audio guides that they give to you so they can help you understand what  you are looking at.  It just aggravates me.

After that, I walked my way back down to the hotel - making my way through Central Park - I managed to stop by the Whole Foods at Columbus Circle...  fun fun...  I then got back to my room at 6:30 or so... then later I met my friend Maria for dinner.  It was fun - but I am pooped.

Today my flight doesn't leave until 6:30 so I can wander around a bit before I go.  I think I might go up to MOMA and cram some more art in... 

I will post photos I took at Central Park later... I'm too comfy right now to rifle around looking for my camera stuff... I think it's time for coffee.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Let me list everything I have eaten. (in no particular order)

Rueben from the Carnegie Deli
spinach feta wrap
lean cuisine
Pirate's Booty
Chicken with Flatbread and Hummus
french fries
greek salad
vegetable soup

Friday, February 11, 2011


I am worn out. 

I realized last night that it's today that I am showing my work at the conference... hmmm... am I ready?  sure I am.

Should I get up now?  yeah, probably...  I'm tired though...

Yesterday I went to see galleries with my friend Julie... I saw the Christian Marklay piece at the Paula Cooper Gallery it's called Clocks...

Okay, I'm really distracted...  I think I'll go now.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

um - it's 6:00 am... (3:00 Seattle Time)...

I managed to wake up and I"m going to go to the Today Show.  I realized that I don't have to be there when they start... I can get there at 7:30 and it will be alright... nobody comes out to greet anyone until 7:30 or 8:00 anyway.  Hopefully Ann will be there (she doesn't come outside usually until 8:30 I think. 
I will just sit here a few more minutes before I get up and moving.

Yesterday was full...  I went over to the conference and listened to a panel on Great Art Cities (Seattle was one of the cities)...  It did remind me of some good things... I think my problem is that I'm just cranky.  The best piece of advice I received from that panel was "get over it"... that's true.  I just need to get on with things and make it happen.

Today my friend Julie is coming down from Philly and we're going to go look at art.  Yay.

I haven't seen her for a long time...

Okay, I should get up and move... there's a breakfast meeting for the Students and Young Professionals Group... I should go to that...

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Good Morning New York.

I didn't manage to get to the Today Show this morning...  I will go tomorrow! 

I am sitting here in my nice cozy bed... it's nice and soft and comfy... I could probably stay in it all day...   but that would defeat the purpose of my trip.

Yesterday the flight went pretty well... not as longs as I though it might be... on the shuttle ride to the hotel I met a couple of art faculty from Whitman College (hey Karen that's your alma matter).  One of them was staying in my hotel so we hung out and got dinner and she showed me some of her students work.  It's nice talking art with people who understand it.

Today I am going to head over to the conference and listen to a session on great art cities... One of the professors from the University of Washington is going to be talking about Seattle - let's see if she can convince me that Seattle is a good city for art.

Here is a photo from the plane yesterday...

that was me waiting for the line to clear for the bathroom...

I only went seven times...  I have a small bladder..

I know TMI

I will take some photos today and post them later... One thing I do have to do today is to get a new Worlds Best Boss mug from the NBC experience store... my old one broke.

Okay - I just poured the rest of my coffee... I think I shall finish it and then get ready to start the day...

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Countdown to success!

okay, I'm awake, showered and packed.  I'm not sure about my ability to get to the airport without having to go to the bathroom before I get there...

I'm trying not to drink a ton of coffee...

We will see how it goes.

I will probably not check back until sometime tonight.

I love you all..

Monday, February 07, 2011

The morning to recover...

I have to get back into my healthy eating ways... I ate nothing but crap this weekend. (okay, I ate a salad) but other than that it was all junk.

I am waiting around this morning for my new phone to be delivered...   I just checked and it's out for delivery... It's supposed to be here by 10:30.  woot woot.  Hopefully it will be here earlier and I can get it set up to go...

I slept in an hour later than I normally do...  I like sleeping.  Tomorrow morning I have to catch the bus to head to the airport at 5:40...  I can do it.

Okay, I should go hose off and wait for the phone.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Super Sunday - Super Stuffed.

I don't think I've eaten a single vegetable this weekend.  It's not pretty.  I think I should barf.  I might feel better if I did.

I have done laundry and I'm in the process of watching the Superbowl and packing... I'm also working on a sign for the Today show next week.  I think I'm ready to go (more or less)... I'm looking at this as more of a vacation I guess...

I really could use a nap.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

here here...

I am here - I've just had a busy day. 

Things are better now... my iphone is coming on Monday.

My prints showed up.

I got my tax refund.

I only gained .6 pounds this week.

I ate a lot of chicken tenders and cookies.

Now I just need to pack, get stuff cleaned up and get my act together...

It will all happen...

Oh, an older semi-weird guy asked if he could buy me a drink... I said no thank you.  hmmmmm..

Friday, February 04, 2011


I have had one of those weeks.
Here's just a sampling for you...
Yesterday I spent over two hours taking photos of someone's cell phone for a work thing (not fun people).
I realized that I gave the wrong zip code to the guy who made my prints for my trip to New York so they are floating around the postal system... hopefully they will get to me, or sent back to him by Monday... oh well -- if they aren't those are the breaks.  I suppose there is nothing I can do.
My lack of sleep the previous night made me extremely tired and irritable....

I sure am glad it's Friday...

I can make it through today...

On a bright note (there is one)... I get to go back to my Chiropractor this morning (no charge) to make sure I'm in tip top shape for my trip.
I get to pick up bagels for the office...
My ankle is better...
my iphone is ordered...

I will look towards the positive...


Thursday, February 03, 2011

What was I thinking

I made the mistake of staying up last night to order my new iPhone... and then I couldn't go to sleep when I was done.  I think I had a total of three hours of uninterrupted sleep...  this does not bode well for my co-workers or myself... oh the price I pay to have a mac-centric life...

so here's some good news... my ankle is better!  that is a relief.... I was a bit worried.  Now if I could do something about the larger than life thighs...  ha ha ha

I have been having one of those weeks.  It's always the way it is - the week before you go on vacation is always the craziest at work.  I have been going nonstop since Monday (it's only Thursday people!)....

I don't exactly know when I have some down time (okay - it's Tomorrow night)...  Tonight I have the big brother clothing party preview, then I have assorted packing, cleaning and conference preparations...  I can sleep on the plane Tuesday right?


I think the coffee is kicking in finally... I think I shall go now.

ta ta!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

It was almost a miracle.

Yesterday the trackball on my Blackberry decided to work... I take that as a miracle or one last gasp by my little phone before I send it off into oblivion when I receive my new iphone (which I am going to order at midnight tonight).... the success of the trackball was only short lived because it's now back to it's non-functioning ways.  Oh well, it was nice to see the glimmer of what she once was...

Anyway - back to my normal ranting and complaining - my ankle is still acting up, although it is better (and my chirpractor looked at it)... I sure hope it clears up before I go to New York.  Nobody wants to hobble around the big apple do they?  Last year in Chicago I had a bad hip and thought I was going to die... it really sucks getting long in the tooth....  I know, I know, an almost 44 year old woman is not considered long in the tooth but I sure feel long in the tooth...

Yesterday I purchased some Bristol Board at Utrecht's so  I can create new signs for the Today Show next week... I also need to set up the recording on my dvr so I can take photos of myself... oh it will be fun to see all my old friends (if they are still there)...

Well look what happened... I totally forgot I was doing a post and went off and got ready for work!  I must be getting long in the tooth.  I think I'm ready for vacation...

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I love you.

Dear Mr. Chiropractor,

I love you. 

Please put me back into shape.  I would appreciate it and I will give you $25.00.

Love and Hugs,