Wednesday, December 31, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 366

A good vet's report, a good tip, co-operative parking and not having to blog like this much longer.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT OR...DAY 365

More rest and New Year's plans proceeding as planned.
KARDASHIAN #1

Kim Kardashian was the most Googled celebrity of 2008.

Monday, December 29, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT OR...DAY 364

A surprise visit from E. And at least $25.00 worth of Starbucks gift cards.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, December 28, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT OR...DAY 363

My home and my car are intact.

Friday, December 26, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT OR...DAY 361

A successful return day. And A thinks I'm younger than I am.

janedoe@seductive.com
WEEK 52

From my aunt and uncle: "we wish you a merry christmas & a happy new year. I hope the new year dosen't turn out to be another dud like this year was. If it is I'll never say happy newyear again to any one. I'll say-expect the worst and hope for the best and keep plugging away my friend. That way you will be happy forever no matter what."

Lots of sour faces and web-surfing clerks at the mall. Okay, business is bad, but looking sour won't bring in any more customers.

If you at least act as though you cared, it might attract more business. If the woman at Staples hadn't been so nice and helpful I would never have got the book for Mom bound the way I did. And as it turned out, Staples did a better job than I would have just putting something together and it cost the same or less.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, December 25, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT OR...DAY 360

"G-d sent his only begotten son to die on the cross to redeem mankind."

Jeff Anderson

And we got the mass thing over with Christmas Eve. And H spent Christmas elsewhere.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 359

No one called from Wachovia while we were at mass. And the emergency vehicle out front wasn't for any of us.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 358

I got the computer to work at Mom's. And there was a 66-inch watermain break in Bethesda but as far as i know we still have water.

Monday, December 22, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 357

Made it to Tampa OK.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, December 21, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 356

G brought me a TV dinner.

Friday, December 19, 2008

WEEK 51

Man, only one week left in this precious year. Some reflections, enumerated:

1) Things are definitely better than they were one year ago, other than my beloved
Pippin being dead and being royally screwed over at one of my jobs. Me, that is, not Pippin.

2) This week I met people going through apparently horrible divorces, dealing with stage three cancer and other things they won’t mention. Yet they acted so upbeat on the first meeting one would never have thought it. Maybe Dennis Prager is right – inflicting your misery on other people is as offensive as inflicting body odour on them – you should act happy even if you don’t feel happy and you should bathe even if you don’t clean. Hmmm, maybe if you act happy you will BE happy.

3) A kind of Zen thing: last night I went to a party, earned more money than expected and had a nice time. Minutes later in the parking garage I knocked the sideview mirror off my car, which will probably take all the money earned at the party to repair. Yet I am trying not to let it get me down. On the way to the party I saw what looked like an accident or a violent crime scene or something. So maybe if I hadn’t been to the party something worse would have happened to me. And having been to that party may have positive ramifications, too.

4) After knocking the mirror off my car things went downhill. Then they went uphill, or at least didn’t continue to go downhill. I guess they kinda coasted.

5) Maybe imagined slights are really imagined. Just because people question me doesn’t mean they think I’m wrong. Or worse yet, don’t like me.

6) Sometimes to make things happen you have to be proactive. Other times non-active.


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 354

Got this e-mail from a fellow Youtuber:

''baallllss toooo'' (One of the best lines in Clerks II).

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, December 18, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 353

Seventy-five dollars extra.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 352

Sent out my last generic winter holiday cards.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE... DAY 351

I missed the "wintery mix" on the way to work.

Monday, December 15, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 350

We had a nice office party. And Baby Perpetua is now fully insured.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, December 14, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 349

Got a break from work.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Memphis Daily News.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

JANE DOE'S VIDEO PARTY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=002eXYcgml8&feature=channel_page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgzSNu1dSK4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M_XyEzNlIE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsat4e8jgHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRgC3CA38g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRm5qofw5vs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxIuPEouEIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WCXnlFWaIY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovKG0EX52IU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mXVHmmXdSE&feature=related

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 348

I found my watch. A said he would pray. It restores my faith in the power of prayer, as mine haven't been answered recently. Or at least the answer is usually "no."
CAROLING FOR CATS!

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria says:

You're invited to our Caroling for Cats Holiday parties as we stay open until midnight on three special Saturdays to help our homeless cats find homes just in time for the holidays! On December 6, December 13, and December 20 we'll be here from noon until midnight -- join us for caroling, refreshments, and fun activities for the whole family!

See: http://alexandriaanimals.org/~awla/special_events.cfm

Also, the shelter is accepting unopened bags of pet food to help animals in need.

(My late beloved Pippin and "baby" Pandora are also included in the 2009 Pets of Alexandria Calendar, available at the shelter)

Friday, December 12, 2008

WEEK 50

Well, I guess it’s been a week of having versus having not, the glass being half-full vs half-empty, getting what you want vs wanting what you’ve got...

I guess also about taking people and things for granted – people and things you’d always thought would be there. And not appreciating them until they’ve been taken away or have become significantly less. Things like the Starbucks gift cards I got last year from my boss and my landlord. And Christmas parties. At one of my jobs we probably won’t have a party and if we do I probably won’t be invited. At another job most of our parties have been great (I didn’t go to last year’s) but this year it will be potluck in the break room.

What sane boss thinks his/her employees actually have time time/money to bring a fucking covered dish this year? At least at my third job the boss realized potlucks are cruel and unusual punishment to people with multiple jobs/children /limited funds or all of the above.

Honestly I have been dragging my heels on the potluck thing not as much as a matter of time/money/energy resources, but as of nursing hurt feelings, read “grudges.” My thinking: “with some of the hurtful things you’ve said/done why should I be expected to show up, let alone bring food? Let the favoured ones bring a covered dish – they can afford it more than I can.” But then I figured what kind of Christian am I if I can’t bury the hatchet for Jesus’ birthday?

And it is also a matter of coveting my neighbour’s spouse, goods etc. I was doing reasonably well this morning until I found out the friend of a friend who is younger than I am is getting married. My thought was “why them, not me?” Why haven’t I caught the fucking brass ring yet? Several hours later I put on my car radio and hear a younger guy who worked at the same place as me now working as a network anchor. Ouch!

Again self-pity kicks in “why did I diet myself into anorexia, glop makeup on my face, work 12 to 20 hours on end to end up single, broke and underemployed?” Sure, I’m not a quadriplegic and I don’t live in Haiti or Malawi, but I wouldn’t mind a little more money. Or air time…


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 347

Three cheques in the mail. Not three kings or three ships, but certainly welcome.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 346

I have all my front teeth. And enough self-control not to kill anyone.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 345

The guys at Starbucks and Shoppers let me in front of them in line and B. carried my chair for me.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 344

Plenty of parking and a free ice tea from Starbucks.

Monday, December 08, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 343

Three parties next week.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, December 07, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 342

A nice time at the Fulbright party.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Oklahoma Gazette.

Friday, December 05, 2008

WEEK 49

More doctor's appointments. A year ago it was
Pippin, but why should he have all the fun? As Joni Mitchell said, "you don't realize what you've got until it's gone." How true. While we've established I don't have cancer (come on, look at me, do I look like someone who's wasting away?) the issue of my having, or not having children came up. Until now, it wasn't that I couldn't have them or didn't want to, I just happened not to have any. Part of this comes from the saying that the greatest thing a father could do for his children was to love their mother. I think it goes conversely -- it is a great thing for children to see their mother love their father. As I think a husband should be more than a sperm donor and a meal ticket, I never got married, being that the only men who would have married me would have been little more than that.

And so, I'm assured the chosen course of treatment won't prevent me from having children, even though the clock is ticking big time. So we are safe for a while.

I guess another issue this week is taking people and things for granted. While the economy was reasonably good, the main source of my income was massage and public relations, both of which, like it or not, are seen as forms of prostitution. Now those have both dried up pretty much and I would be happy for the money no matter how emotionally unfulfilling I find both fields of work. I saw some internet article that said you have to love, or at least believe in what you're doing to have a fulfilling career. Unfortunately that's not how I feel about massage.

Today the shoe was on the other foot. My doctor had a student from Georgetown in his office. It was interesting to have someone else be the third person in the room, to be the one to sit there and shut up and offer to make photocopies. She was nice and asked all the right questions. I hope she gets a good grade.

janedoe@seductive.com

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 340


My mom and I are doing better than a lot of my doctor's other patients.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 339

A $25.00 tip. And a good parking space. And...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 338

I don't have cancer. And I sealed my plans for New Year's Eve.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 337

My TV is ready for February 17th, which coincidentally would have been my father's 85th birthday.

Monday, December 01, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 336

We got paid

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 335

I got sound onYoutube again.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the St. Augustine Record.

Friday, November 28, 2008

WEEK 48

I guess Thanksgiving of all times is the time of year to realize your life doesn't suck too much, or even if it does, that other people's lives suck more, so you should be thankful for that. Sure, things aren't as great as I'd like them to be, but they are better than they were a year ago. Definitely something for which to be thankful.

janedoe@seductive.com
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 333

Got matching carriers for the pigs and a five-dollar gift card free.

janedoe@seductive.com


Thursday, November 27, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 332

A good dinner, light traffic and nice weather.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Hmmm, let's at least hit the basics:

I am thankful that we live in a country in which democracy rules, even though I don't always agree with it.
I am thankful that even though most of our latest winners weren't elected in a landslide there is no rioting in the streets. Trains are still running and there is still milk for the children. Somehow "milk for the children" seems to be a REALLY important measure of a country's well-being for some people.
I am thankful for food, so much of it that I have to lose weight.I am thankful for shelter, even though it looks like Oscar Madison's apartment before Felix moved in.I am thankful for clothing, even though I have outgrown some of it and some of it is threadbare yet I am reluctant to part with it. I think we've covered the basics.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 331

A guy apologized for something I don't even remember.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 330

I found my Christmas card list from last year. And the last two years. The last 17 years, in fact. This after I had decided it was lost for good and I should try to reconstruct it from last year's cards received, my e-mail address book etc. My Christmas card system is systematic to the point of being brutal. I guess it would have been 1990 I bought a cheapo tablet at Happy Harry's for about two dollars. It was coloured lined paper. Every year I made a list in column form, one for cards, one for gifts. This is how it works:

If you sent me a generic winter holiday card in the last two years, you will get a card from me unless I am REALLY pissed off at you. This does not apply to charities, commercial institutions etc. If you are a bIood relative, if I like you a lot or if I feel a real need to share something with you, you will get a card regardless of whether you have sent me one recently. At my highest point I had over 90 people on my list, ranging from my current housemate to my best friend from high school to my 85-yearold grandmother. I send more cards in even-numbered years than in odd-numbered ones. Two years ago, an even-numered year, there were about 63 people on my list. This year it will be about 60 but for the first time in years I will have someone in Australia on my card list.

Monday, November 24, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 329

The guy at the service station was nice to me. So was the woman at Two Sisters and the technician...


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Sunday, November 23, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...328

Camomile tea. There is something so soothing about it, the smell alone...
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Boca Raton News.

Friday, November 21, 2008

WEEK 47

Not a bad week. Hopefully the most unpleasant medical tests will be over with in less than a week and soon I will only occupy one zip code. Watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof last weekend. In addition to the the latent homosexuality, family dysfunctionality and career frustration was the song
"Jesus Wants Me for A Sunbeam," which is really not a bad thing. Really, are we put here on earth to make people's lives miserable? I should certainly hope not.

Also, Oprah had a guest named
Jill Price, who has total recall, probably a thousand times better than I do. Apparently Jill is looking for people with similar abilities to share experiences. Until recently I thought everyone could remember things the way I do. A web search shows that in spite of her elephant memory, Price is not a terribly happy person. Understandable, in a way, to not be able to forget hurts heaped on you by family members, bosses, teachers and "friends." she says school was a miserable experience for her and now she works in an unremarkable job and lives with her parents. Still, she has a book published and was on Oprah, neither of which I have managed to accomplish.

janedoe@seductive.com

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...326

I got lucky not once but twice with parking spaces. And the girls and I got a write up in the Citypaper.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...325

I don't need a new phone cord.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...324

The assistant managing editor of the Citypaper e-mailed me. And I scheduled a hysterosonogram.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...323

I got my parking validated.

Monday, November 17, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...322

A guy at Safeway let me get ahead of him. And my first Youtube video has over 500 views.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, November 16, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...321

I don't have to get my clothes from charity.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Greensboro News-Record.

Friday, November 14, 2008

WEEK 46

A pretty good week. I have done four company events in the last two weeks. It’s interesting to see what’s meant by “company culture.” Or maybe it goes beyond culture. Some companies seem like repositories for the walking wounded. Their employees are like walking open wounds – it doesn’t matter what industry they’re in. They can’t wait to recite all their medical histories and past injustices heaped on them. Nothing you do is good enough for them – they feel they’re entitled to more for whatever reason. Being around them is draining and if I weren’t paid for it I wouldn’t hang around them unless it were some sort of charity project.

A couple days ago I did a web search on Wendy Bergren. She was the stay-at-home mother of three who died of cancer at a young age – when she was rendered unable to care for her children it was probably doubly hard as that was what she had chosen as her career, not just as her lot in life.

Her example is cited in the book
Having Your Baby When Others Say No! It is meant for women facing a crisis, unexpected or unwanted pregnancy. One chapter says “You may not be happy with the way your life has turned out to this point. Perhaps you feel that there has to be more to living than what you've experienced or felt. Maybe you want things to improve for you and your baby. You can find the peace you're looking for.”
No shit. But it’s good to know peace is to be found.


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LAST NIGHT I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM

Or maybe it was this morning. Whatever. I dreamt I was back at WILM and R was training me. She made me hunt for some big, huge dusty reels that hardly anyone uses anymore. There was no paper log and she gave me something that looked like a cart. It was Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin or the Eagles. I forget which.

I needed to take a bus to Tyson’s Corner so I stayed overnight at B’s house. J was still alive. I ended up driving the ’67 Valiant. I was afraid it would die on me but I kept goosing it along and it kept going.

Mom was in Leechburg. Dad got a grapevine from Capper’s Nursery. He said it was from the same root stock as the one we got when I was about five years old.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 319

We got paid.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 318

C-SPAN gave us a great lunch. And my massage and reflexology chairs have paid for themselves.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 317

I didn't have to work TOO hard.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 316

I sealed a deal on a car rental and scheduled a biopsy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 315

My pigs were treated like visiting celebrities at Pandora's alma mater.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, November 09, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 314

I finished all my post-birthday thank-you's. And my newest Youtube video.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Nashville, TN Register.

Friday, November 07, 2008

WEEK 45

So many emotions, so little time. Right now I am so tired and hurting from the last couple days and the last eight years I don’t trust myself to even post properly. While the Obama-Biden victory is not all bad, it’s not all good either. What is somewhat surprising/refreshing/disappointing is the right-wing media’s reactions. While the people at one radio station have reacted by using fowl language on and off air and throwing stuff around off air, my ultra right-wing boss said “he’s [Obama] our president. We have to pray for him.” At least I have Beavis and Butthead to cheer me up.

janedoe@seductive.com

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 312

The parking lot attendant helped me put my chair into the trunk.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 311

I probably won't have to buy next year's Halloween/Mardi Gras costumes from a drag queen supplier.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 310

The people who have fucked me over are pissed. Good.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 309

America has its first Catholic vice president. And one of R's guests' put a dollar bill in my cleavage. A female guest.
PUBLIC SERVANTS ANNOUNCEMENT

Vote. Doesn't matter whether it's Republican (though it wouldn't hurt), Democratic, Libertarian, Green, DC Statehood, whatever, just vote. Otherwise don't complain about what you got.

Monday, November 03, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 308

I saved about $350.00 on condo repair bills.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, November 02, 2008

SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Duke Chronicle.
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 307

My
Youtube page has more than 500 hits.

Friday, October 31, 2008

WEEK 44

“Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone”

Joni Mitchell

Not a bad week considering how poopy the last two have been. This year is five-sixths over, and I feel a lot of the good things I’ve written about sound like weather or stock reports, getting extra sleep or getting stuff free, or at a discount rate. Not terribly profound, I’m afraid. Still, I would say other than my beloved Pippin being dead, things are better than they were a year ago.

One thing I’ve learned about is the “power of nice.” I think that may have cost me a lot. In the house I grew up in there was little room for “nice,” either you were right or wrong, there was little apology or forgiveness. Some days it’s all I can do to keep from telling potential clients to go fuck themselves. I’m wondering if I had been nicer to people in the past (with or without different parents, psychotherapy, anti-depressants) if I’d be an anchorwoman now.

It is Halloween as I type this. I can’t remember a Halloween on which I didn’t work. Next year Halloween will be on a Saturday and I plan to take it off if I’m still in the same job. And I plan on wearing a costume I like – I’m shopping online. Unfortunately, the styles I’m looking for for a woman of my height awake seem to be in the plus size or drag queen
sections.

janedoe@seductive.com

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 305

The lady at CVS let me use her Extra Care card and the market ended up in positive territory.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 304

I can walk to my next reflexology job. And all I have to do is bring my own oil.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 303

The Phillies won the World Series. And I had a nice time at Bible College.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 302

I saw a really miserable-looking woman smile.

Monday, October 27, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 301

Made it to work on time in spite of the rain.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, October 26, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 300

The Redskins won, Hot Guy is back and I won a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Austin Catholic Spirit.

Friday, October 24, 2008

WEEK 43

I feel like shit, what with last week’s ass-kicking and this week’s ass-reaming. Saw the cardiologist Wednesday. He sais “you have a hard life.” Also read an article about adult attention deficit disorder. The guy who literally wrote the book is here in DC. The book is over 300 pages long. How do they expect an attention-disordered person to read that?

About a week or two ago I found a new web page. Interestingly a lot of things I have read in the last week seem to say the same thing – if you don’t show love and respect to/for yourself, why should other people? Unfortunately, there’s only so much makeup you can glop onto your face, and so many birthday/Christmas cards you can send to people in the hope that they’ll reciprocate.


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 298

A lovely crisp fall morning in which to run my errands.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 297

Free wine tastings.
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 296

Another good doctor's visit. For myself, not the pigs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 295

Kevin asked me to be his friend.

Monday, October 20, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 294

Gas prices are still comparatively lower. And they turned our heat on early.


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Sunday, October 19, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 293

The pigs were very happy to get their veggies. Watching them eat is such a Zen experience -- they live in the Present with no thought to the past or future.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Virginia Pilot.

Friday, October 17, 2008

WEEK 42

Well, I got fucked over royally at work. No polite way to put it. All those weekends, overnights, holidays for nothing. The economy is at least not doing any worse than it was this time last week. And fuel prices went up slightly, but oil is well under a hundred dollars a barrel. So flight prices have gone down some, definitely less than they were before I lost my job in 2001.

I am taking advantage of this and going to Sarasota as usual for Christmas. Let the guy they promoted over me work Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ...DAY 291

The guy at Safeway was nice to me.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ...DAY 290

They fed us lunch at work.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

HILTON #1

Paris Hilton is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 289

More sleep than usual, a nice client who tipped and Chamber of Commerce Weather.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 288

Another doctor's appointment and more tests out of the way.

Monday, October 13, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 287

The Dow posted record gains.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 286

Both pigs got blessed.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Indianapolis Criterion.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

JANE DOE'S VIDEO PARTY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxcFWnS-Jw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jB-wuTHC2c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78jUBRio3So

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKGrXr6zNws&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVEIHqa7wDA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/Nicecatholicgirl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XjIZ0uosFo&feature=related

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 285

Baby Perpetua is eating enthusiastically and gaining weight. So is adult Pandora.
JANEY'S NEW BABY!

Janey and Pandora proudly announce the newest addition to their family. She is a brown and white Abyssinian sow, adopted from the Montgomery County Humane Society, and is anywhere from four to ten months old. Her name is Perpetua after Bridget Jones’ boss and after St. Perpetua who was also a nursing mother. Unfortunately for her, her shelter name was “Beet,” her two children, whom I believe will be adopted by someone else soon, are “Beet I” and “Beet II.”

Here is her picture, she is much cuter up close:

Friday, October 10, 2008

WEEK 41

Salem stock is down to one dollar and one cent per share.
XM stock is 43 cents a share.
Citadel stock is 35 cents per share – serves them right.

So why am I not freaking out? Why am I not lower than a duck’s behind? Maybe because out streets are not being patrolled by soldiers. Trains are running on time. Children still have milk to drink. At least for now.


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 284

A birthday cupcake. And the Nasdaq was actually up.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 283

G sez N asked about me. I didn't think he cared.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 282

I found my cell phone.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 281

A nice client who told me I am cursing properly in French.

Monday, October 06, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 280

The market rallied after dropping more than 800 points.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 279

Had a nice time at the pignic. And the Redskins won. And there were two cheques waiting for me.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Warwick Beacon.
ADOPT A PIG! OR A BIRD! OR A BUNNY!

Four piggies and at least one cute bunny in Calvert County:

http://www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org/animals/available?animal_type=other

Friday, October 03, 2008

WEEK 40

Not a bad week. My red cell count is back to normal, so that can't be why I'm so tired. Hopefully I will feel better now that the bailout/recovery/stimulus bill has passed.A realization: not everything at work is a Plot To Get Me. And sarcastic, paranoid remarks stifled/unsaid certainly can't hurt.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 277

The bailout/recovery/stimulus bill passed in the House. And I have Internet in the BOC again. And I finished my novena to St. Jude.

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 276

Sarah Palin didn't act nearly as asinine as I had feared she would.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY THERE

Wow, this year is three-quarters over. This blog is not going as planned. There is nothing really profound in it, nothing terribly positive, uplifting or earth-shaking. Nothing profound or inspiring. A lot of the good things have to do with free stuff, food, sleep and automotive matters. Still, as the title goes, I am finding my life doesn’t suck too much. For starters, I can say I probably don’t have cancer, I’m not on dialysis, I haven’t been foreclosed on or fired and no close relatives have died this year. I guess it’s a start.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 275

The bailout/recovery/stimulus bill passed in the Senate.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 274

Another doctor's visit out of the way.
APPLES AND HONEY

Happy New Year 5769!

Monday, September 29, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 272

A good doctor's visit.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 272

I am over 70% done with my reflexology documentation.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Home News Tribune.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

JANE DOE'S VIDEO PARTY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9grzn-tlhA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfmWbK8DJwQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olSkL4urEic&feature=related

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsCudrG5ezU

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 271

My adoption application has been approved. And Pet Pantry is apparently not closing.
PIGSTRAVAGANZA!

The date for the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue annual pignic has been set!

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2008

Time of the Event: 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Location: Reisterstown Regional Park Pavilion 401 Mitchell Drive, Reisterstown

http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/recreation/countyparks/regionalparks/reisterstown.html

This is a fun-filled day for all--including your piggies. For those of you newbies out there, our Fall PIGSTRAVAGANZA! Pignic is held under a pavilion, and next to a grassy area. There is plenty of room for piggie playpens. And, no need to worry about the grass, as it's not treated. Those of you who have piggies sensitive to clover, though, may want to be careful where you place your pen or bring a "pignic blanket" to place under your pen.

This event will include: - A Bake Sale with yummy goodies, and maybe even cookies for your piggies! - Our MGPR t-shirt will be availabe for purchase, for both members and non-members. - Various educational materials such as books and health journals will be available for purchase. - Supplies such as Oxbow products, and Carefresh bedding will be available for purchase to members and non-members at a rate cheaper than most retail stores. - We will also hold TWO raffles this year! - And of course, our quirky but fun piggy awards will be handed out to those irresistable little piggies in attendance.

Contact info at info@mgpr.org

http://www.mgpr.org

202-478-9663

Friday, September 26, 2008

WEEK 39

"I will not let thee go, except thou bless me!" (Genesis 32: 26)

Which is how I feel -- I have got too far to give up. Hoping not to bring bad luck upon myself, I would say things are looking up, and while things are not moving as fast or as dramatically as I would like, at least they are going pretty much in the right direction.

Of course, I have to be the best, the most, the biggest, the everything, and when I see my territory being encroached on I get uneasy. And it's hard to not compare myself with other people and their progress.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 270

A client called my follow-up "awesome."

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE... DAY 269

Free burrito. And a flashlight

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE... DAY 268

Got plenty of sleep and still got some things accomplished.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

THE FALL OF THE YEAR

I hope it's not the autumn of my years. No beach this year, no summer romance, but that's nothing new, at least the no-romance part. I hate to say it, but deaths, illnesses and vacations at least made it semi-profitable. Now we're entering a new school year, TV season, football season and a new Jewish year. And some years fall has been a good time for new jobs...
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE... DAY 267

I missed the demonstration going to work and the shooting coming home.

Monday, September 22, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE... DAY 266

Clients I didn't think would are talking about coming back.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE... DAY 265

I am over 15% done with my reflexology documentation.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Columbus Catholic Times.

Friday, September 19, 2008

WEEK 38


"No matter how much you care, some people are just assholes...Most everything can seem humorous...eventually"

From http://www.youmightbe.com/pages/nurse.html



A much more rewarding week financially, Thank G-d. Mom sez the Pennsylvania relatives are seeing me in a new light – they think I’m FUN. I never cared much about being fun, it was more important to be seen by them as successful, they way they do G – he farts and the family has orgasms.

Maybe to some people being fun is more important than how much money you earn, or how many people see/hear you on the radio/TV.


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