Thursday, July 31, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 213

I paid my property taxes. And we had a beautiful, balmy evening.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 212

The possibility of more money.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 211

An easy day at work. And my neighbour found her camera.

Monday, July 28, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 210

My server is back up.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 209

A
Youtube guy called me a celebrity.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

JANE DOE'S VIDEO PARTY!


http://youtube.com/watch?v=dYs-tVUWHzg


http://youtube.com/watch?v=tAp9BKosZXs


http://youtube.com/watch?v=SclQZ4W2VZ0


http://youtube.com/watch?v=TR1XLqWixDQ


http://youtube.com/watch?v=1HPTBzp75nQ&feature=related


www.jibjab.com


http://www.jibjab.com/originals/this_land


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiUhEviQ6BE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO97oZbu9Sg


http://youtube.com/watch?v=xS3WkOUdbWA&feature=related





TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR...DAY 208

I actually lost some weight. Okay, maybe it was fluid, but hey, I can get my rings off.
WEEK 30

“By the gate now, the moss is grown, the different mosses,Too deep to clear them away!”

Li Po/Ezra Pound

Too many mosses, indeed. Unpaid bills, neglected medical problems, a messy car, a messy condo…Will I ever catch up?

janedoe@seductive.com

Friday, July 25, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 207

Gas prices are down.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 206

A break in the heat.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 205

I have completed 75% of my reflexology practical requirement, 75% of my classroom requirement and 100% of my aromatherapy classroom requirement.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 204

Both pigs wolfed down their parsley.

Monday, July 21, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 203

More than six hours' sleep.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, July 20, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 202

My boss surprised me with a sandwich. And I got off work early. And after having my fingers swollen for over a week my rings came off. And the pigs are eating.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Friday, July 18, 2008

WEEK 29

I think I have worked 20 out of the last 21 days. Monday will be my first break in weeks, but it’s too early to tell.

Wednesday night at Mom’s (and Dr. S’s) suggestion (badgering?) I went to the urgent care center. It turns out I am borderline anemic. Maybe that’s why I am getting so pale. So I ended up getting an IV, which did not leave me feeling any better or any worse. I can’t remember the last CBC I had. I was told to eat more meat, eggs, spinach and cereal, which I eat anyway. All I could think was, “gee, how bad would I feel if I DIDN’T?”

A web search revealed the following symptoms “irritability, mood disorders, inability to think, speak clearly etc.” That would explain it. I apologize for my inability to put together a decent English (or Spanish) sentence.

I am at work drooling over videos of Robert Plant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfdbUoSJ9tY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBdlAR4fE0w&feature=related

He is such a charming guy. And it’s interesting to hear how he sez he’s “come and gone” a million times with the press (which has not always been so kind to him). And that he’s won one Grammy in comparison to Alison Krauss’s 20.

It reminds me of what Casey Kasem (I think) said about how some artists break concert attendance records yet have never had a number one album or single and that others sell bazillions of records (CD’s?) yet can’t get their own families to come to their concerts.

Come to think of it, I don’t think Prince Charles could get his own family to come to his 50th birthday party.


janedoe@seductive.com


TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 200

An easy four o'clock hour.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, July 17, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 199

Free Pizza.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 198

The price of light sweet crude is down and the market is up.

janedoe@seductive.com
HILTON #1

Paris Hilton is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 197

I have now completed more than two-thirds of my reflexology classroom requirements.

Monday, July 14, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 196

Sunshine and relatively cheap gas.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ... DAY 195

Got through the day.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Friday, July 11, 2008

WEEK 28

Trying not to make this into another deathblog. My boss's father died, so that means more work for the rest of us. A woman was hit and killed by a garbage trip a couple blocks from where I live. I go over that exact spot at least twice a day. I was there 20 minutes before it happened. It was a good thing I got my bottom in gear in time, otherwise I would have been there.

I found out a graduate school classmate of mine died of cancer in February. She actually went back to Gainesville and stayed there. Ugh. It was like Teddy Kennedy -- she was driving her car, blacked out, and found out she had a brain tumour. Like a lot of us, she was squeezed out of her job and eventually left to spend more time with her kids. A former co-worker said maybe it was good -- she got a raw deal, but at least she had more time to spend with them before she got sick.

janedoe@seductive.com
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 193

Made it to work in record time.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 192

Had time to grab a nap.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

HILTON #1

Paris Hilton is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.

janedoe@seductive.com
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 191

I work in a beautiful building with working elevators. It's cool in summer and warm in winter. It's closer to home than the old one and I can use the restroom any time I want. And we can go to Starbucks, Subway and McDonald's without going outside. And don't have to share the elevator with service equipment.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 190

The prospect of more air time, a good vet visit, a beautiful breeze and a beautiful blue sky.

Monday, July 07, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 189

The prospect of more money.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, July 06, 2008

AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD

Yesterday afternoon I got an e-mail saying the woman who owns our school died Friday. Ironic, since we associate reflexology and aromatherapy with good health and long life. I feel slightly disillusioned. Also, from a purely selfish point of view, I think "what's going to happen to us? Will we be able to finish our program? Will we have to go to school somewhere else?"

Sometimes things happen for a reason. And somtimes things DON'T happen for a reason. My massage business has been slow, and I've been panicking, even though my other jobs are going well. I take it as a Divine sign to slow down.
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 188

The guy at Cosi was nice to me.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Friday, July 04, 2008

WEEK 27

I am exhausted and more sleep-deprived than usual. And not completely satisfied with my work, but I don't think Michaelangelo was satisfied with the work he had done on the Sistine Chapel, either.

If I remember correctly, he had misgivings about even DOING it in the first place.

Whenever I see a movie or TV show or hear a radio show or piece of music I wonder what went wrong during the making of it and how satisfied the people who made it were with the end product. And if they had fun doing it.

janedoe@seductive.com
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 186

I live in a free country. I am free to live as I like. And that means I am obliged to respect other people's right to live as THEY like.

And I opened a Youtube account.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, July 03, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 185

My new summer purse arrived and I had two kinds of ice cream at Baskin Robbins.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

HILTON #1

Paris Hilton is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.

janedoe@seductive.com
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 184

A new cell phone, Chamber of Commerce Weather and a nice client.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 183

A free gas card from the boss.