Friday, February 27, 2009

WEEK NINE

Three days down, 44 to go. Of Lent, that is. One of the nuns at our High School reminded us that Lent is also springtime.

janedoe@seductive.com
“YOU TWIT! EAT SHIT!”

Gregg and Evan Spiridellis

Took a Twitter class at the Press Club. My address is www.twitter.com/snipercatcher. I don’t like it as much as my other networks, but everybody’s doing it.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

ALMOST LENT

Lots of misery on three of my four forums. You would think it was Lent already.

Monday, February 23, 2009

THE GOOD CHIMPANZEE

I have often said you could train a chimpanzee to do my job. Years ago a coworker actually said "you're a good chimpanzee."

I think it was H.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, February 22, 2009

BIG NIGHT

Went to the Oscar party at Cinema 'N Drafthouse. You could make a movie about that alone.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Friday, February 20, 2009

WEEK EIGHT

The other night I heard the word “disaster” comes from the Greek and means “bad star.” No, I wouldn’t say this week has been a disaster, just a confluence of weird things – President’s day, Dad’s and Aunt Margie’s birthdays, the great digital changeover. At least Lent is not for the next couple days.

I would not attribute the last couple days’ happenings to “bad stars,” just maybe weird ones. Didn’t go to the Press Club buffet Thursday night because I had a client and was too tired afterwards. Friday morning planned to go to lunch with the Fulbrighters, then got the opportunity to earn 200 extra dollars. Friday afternoon forgot (and wasn’t reminded) that I was supposed to work from three to seven PM. By the time the phone rang just before three if I had had a blunt object I would have hit someone with it.

Mom and I agreed it was better to be earning money than socializing, but are the guys who do the hiring, firing and promoting at the parties? Do they even notice who’s back at the station running the board? Cinderella didn’t get to marry the prince who made her life a heck of a lot better by sitting home during the ball – she was actually AT the ball. Of course she had the fairy mother to suit her up with a nice outfit and a car and I guess sit the cat and the mice while she was at the ball. Maybe that’s what I need – a fairy godmother…

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A BOO RADLEY DAY

“Dill had hit upon a foolproof plan to make Boo Radley come out at no cost to ourselves (place a trail of lemon drops from the back door to the front yard and he'd follow it, like an ant).”

“from the Radley chickenyard tall pecan trees shook their fruit into the schoolyard, but the nuts lay untouched by the children: Radley pecans would kill you. A baseball hit into the Radley yard was a lost ball and no questions asked.”

Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

I guess having people terrified of you is a good way to get them to leave your stuff alone. But then if you lose friends or the cleaning lady won’t come into your room it’s a bad thing.There was an alternative rock group during the ‘90’s called the Boo Radleys. Don’t recall them having a lot of hits.

One of my Facebook friends says the pecan is the Texas state tree. The first time I ever saw a pecan tree was in North Carolina. I told E I had never seen one and she said something like “yo’ standin’ under one” or “try lookin’ over yo’ head.” I guess you had to be there.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ANOTHER DAY

Another dollar? Euro? Ruble? Zloty?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'M SO EMBARRASSED

I thought it was Lent already and almost quit drinking a week early. S, G-d bless him, sez in that case maybe I could START drinking a week early, too.

janedoe@seductive.com
YOUTUBE #1

Youtube is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

DAY OF DAYS

Today was my late father's and living Aunt Margie's birthday. Not that I could forget it if I wanted to -- it is also the day hundreds of TV stations switched from analog to digital signals. As of about six this evening my set was still receiving.

For the past year I have been bombarded with PSA's telling Americans their TV's would be switched over on this day and they'd better get converter boxes if they didn't have digital TV's, cable or satellite. Why did it have to be this day of all days? Ironic, as my father worked for the FCC. I sent this video to Aunt Margie, who doesn't have a computer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJQM5xBaRXI .

Hopefully she can watch it on Joe's phone.

Monday, February 16, 2009

PRESIDENT'S DAY

Well, it's been a rather uneventful President's Day, kind of in the vein of Millard Fillmore, Chester A. Arthur or Zachary P. Taylor. Actually, maybe they were really fun guys who did a lot for the country, it's just that history portrays them as being really dull.

Not sure how President Obama spent President's Day, can't imagine it was terribly thrilling for him, either.

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, February 15, 2009

SUCH A DEAL!

For the next month California Tortilla is giving DOUBLE STAMPS on its Burrito Elito cards. I plan eating there more often and would eat there even more often if they were open later at night. Or if I didn't work so much at night.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Friday, February 13, 2009

WEEK SEVEN

Lincoln's Birthday, Friday the 13th and Valentine's Day, all in week. And Presidents' Day in two more. I am eating the elephant the only way one can -- one bite at a time.

janedoe@seductive.com
WEWATIONSHIPS

Years ago Barbara Walters asked Hilary Rodham Clinton "what was your relationship to the late Vince Foster?" A loaded question to be sure -- one of the Mensa guys said maybe Barbara just liked to say "wewationship."

And what are my relationships -- work, church, Mensa, Press Club, Facebook, Guinealynx, Pigloo, and to some extent, Yahoo?

And what about the Press Club member I've known since I was ten years old who was friends with my latest love interest's co-worker? And the Mensans, pig people, elementary and high school classmates, present and former co-workers on Facebook? As they say on Facebook, it's complicated.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, February 12, 2009

GUESS WHAT?

Maybe life is full of simple pleasures and pleasant surprises. And maybe people are not all bad.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

BUMMIN'

My darling Lightning died four years ago today.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

YOUTUBE #1

Youtube is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.
FUCKIN' A

My vocabulary is really deteriorating. Last night boss asked me a question and I said "fucked if I know." I said "fuck no" to my mother (I was telling her a story, I didn't answer her that way.)

I am starting to sound like a character from Clerks/Clerks II. Or The Sopranos.

Monday, February 09, 2009

THE GOOD, HOPEFULLY NOT BAD, SEED

I used to work with a guy named Cedric. His on-air name was "C.P." N called him "Seed." N is very dead now. Not sure about Seed.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

THE NUMBERS

My first Youtube video has over 600 hits. My second one has 500. I have 240 Facebook friends. Onward and upward.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

JANE DOE'S VIDEO PARTY!

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

http://adage.com/superbowl09/article?article_id=134136

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWjlqAD2Li0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW4avPhbdOw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWymXNPaU7g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trRmcnLaUQk&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTC0C9BZSJE&feature=channel_page

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZp_2Rv0nBw&feature=related


IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD...

...the total cost, the tip, transportation/parking, you can't afford the massage, luncheon, dinner, happy hour etc. Unless it's your birthday, anniversary or going-away party, don't expect your friends to pick you up and drop you off at your front door AND pay your tab.

And don't expect the massage therapist/reflexologist/aromatherapist to reimburse you for parking after taking a loss for letting you pay with American Express. Thank you.

Friday, February 06, 2009

WEEK SIX

Lots of time at the Press Club and on Facebook. Enough to give one the illusion of being loved. Or connected. Or at least headed in the right direction.

Stupid phone woke me up about six or seven hours ago, spent the next several hours tossing and turning in the dark, never got back to sleep. It's gonna be a fun night.

janedoe@seductive.com
A SYNCHRONISTIC EVENT

I saw D's father's boss (or former boss) on TV. Then I go online and find D has friended me. I have not seen D in more than ten years, maybe more like 15.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

LAST NIGHT I DREAMT I WENT TO MUNICH AGAIN

And I ended up in a mental hospital. It really wasn't so bad -- it was comforting to just lie there and do nothing.

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

LAST NIGHT I DREAMT I WENT TO MANDERLEY AGAIN

Ok, I went to Munich, not Manderley, and dreamt about essentially the same neighbourhood I usually do . But this time I went up the Schellingstraße and ended up on Leopoldstraße. My undergraduate advisor told me recently the Leopoldstraße had become "notorious." It just looked dingy. I could hear cinders and ashes which fell from the eaves of the roofs crumbling under my feet, like volcanic ash.

I wanted to cry.

As in all my dreams, I had to fly out within the next day or two, so I hit all the pastry shops.
YOUTUBE #1

Youtube is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.

Monday, February 02, 2009

GROUND HOG'S DAY

Happy Ground Hog's Day! My beloved Pippin was the closest I had to a ground hog:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2s7am1y.jpg

I would like to hibernate for the next six weeks but have not succeeded in growing a fur coat all over my body.
IN THE LIBRARY

Went to the New Member's Luncheon at the Press Club, then buried myself in the library for several hours after that. Kind of like graduate school.

One of S's friends said to me "S is worried about you, he hasn't seen you for days (weeks?)" The reason was every day after lunch I went to the library to study. If S had gone to the library himself he would have known this....

janedoe@seductive.com

Sunday, February 01, 2009

HOW NOW BROWN COW

This week marks the Chinese year of the ox, sometimes also known as the year of the water buffalo or the cow.

Most internet sources say it's the year of the earth ox. I guess that also makes it the year of the brown cow?
SUNDAY PAPER

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