Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

GREAT MOMENTS IN RADIO

Got DRENCHED in the rain on the way to work. A found a staff T-shirt in the prize closet (left over from last year's Memorial Day Parade.) That is a TV/photo back drop wrapped around my waist:





My wet stuff hanging to dry in the control room:



WRC-TV ANCHOR JIM VANCE DIED OF CANCER TODAY.

He was 75. He seemed to enjoy one of my shows. 

Saturday, July 08, 2017

"EVERY GERMAN WORKED LIKE A DOG"

Alexander Woroniak on the German Wirtschaftswunder or "Economic Miracle."

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TOLD C ABOUT A PROPERTY IN SPRINGFIELD

His response was "You would be miserable there - no real public transportation is just the tip of the iceberg. I can't really see you living outside of DC, except for maybe Takoma Park." I wish everyone knew me that well. And if I had a nickel for everyone who said "you could move to Maryland or Virginia and save money" I could buy a new condo.

That's not true for a couple reasons:

1) I'd lose my medical insurance and UDC resident tuition
2) From what I've seen the suburbs aren't that much cheaper, except for Takoma Park. I'd lose my benefits and some parts of it aren't that nice.
3) I don't have a car. If I saved any money probably most of it would go into cabs, Ubers, buses, trains etc. And I would have to get up earlier and go to bed later because of travel time.

janedoe@post.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WOW.

I dealt with gross incompetency at THREE banks today. Unbelievable.
Don't get on the Red Line train in the direction of Glenmont. Trains are backed up at at least five stations. #wmata 

EMAILS, WE GOT EMAILS

I got a response to my Craigslist posting saying "How in the World someone from Mensa who's been at the same Job for 15 years & in a Home for 20 years lose her home --So you basically wasted 20 years of your Life for Nothing --Sad real sad --Good Luck to you" My response was "go fuck yourself. Apparently no one else will." What a dickhead.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PATRICIA KRENWINKEL HAS BEEN DENIED PAROLE AGAIN.

She was "Big Patty," Madeline Cottage was "Little Patty." It is disturbing that I remember all of this. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sunday, June 04, 2017

BEST TWEET ALL DAY






I am NOT making light of the tragedy, making fun of the victims, their families or England in general. It's the media creating drama when there is none.  

Remembering Pandora and Pepsi, whose birthdays would have been today.

TODAY IS PENTECOST SUNDAY

Friday, June 02, 2017

ART IMITATES LIFE

Idea for an Adams Morgan Sitcom: Two and a Half Drunks.

Tommy K says P kicked T out. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

HAVE A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Or not. It's a free country. And yes, I realize people died so we could be free and I am grateful for that. But now it's so easy to offend people. If you wish them happy Memorial Day they say it's not supposed to be a happy day because we're remembering dead people. And if we thank LIVING people (veterans) for their service they say "that's what Veterans' Day is for." 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OMG, OMG, OMG!

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in double over time to take the Eastern Conference Championship and advance to the Stanley Cup finals. Just as I was about to retire my Pens T.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I LOVE THIS SONG




It has a haunting quality to it like Zager and Evans’ In the Year 2525.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ROGER MOORE DIED

I remember him as The Saint--Mom used to watch it. Mad Magazine referred to his "urbane sophistication. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

AT LEAST 19 DEAD, 50 HURT AT ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT IN ENGLAND


I was first heard this on Telemundo and was only halfway listening--I heard Manchester and thought it was something about soccer. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Possibly week, month, year, etc: 

"You got some weird-assed shit going on."

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

G-D IS SO GOOD

Apparently the Wells Fargo Attorney got tired of hanging around so I don't have to be in court again until the 31st <

Friday, May 12, 2017

M ASKED ME IF I HAD EVER TRIED FENUGREEK.

Or flax seed. I forget which country he comes from but he is always telling me what kinds of natural crap people over there take. Never mind their life expectancy is about eleven or twelve years less than ours. I told him all the fenugreek and flax seed in the world are not gonna get me a new job, a raise or a promotion, help me save my condo, cure strep throat or hepatits or solve Mom's or my other medical issues.

janedoe@seductive.com 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

HUH

I must ride the five percent that never work. Kind of like the comedian who said "98 percent of the people are for Hitler. The problem is, I keep running into the other two percent."


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I GOT CHILLS



But not the kind Travolta is singing about. 

Monday, May 08, 2017

SAW THE CARDIOLOGIST

It was also 14 years ago today I adopted my beloved Pippin. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, May 04, 2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Autocorrect is my worst enema." That after I accused someone of ducking me over. 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

SAW MY PRIMARY CARE

Everything is okay except liver enzymes. I don't drink during Lent and I was to busy/sick to drink much after Lent so that is probably not the reason. More likely either the anti-inflammatories or the beating my body and brain have taken in the last three months. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A CHINESE WOMAN SITTING NEXT TO ME IN THE OFFICE OF TAX AND REVENUE ASKED IF I COULD TEACH HER SOMETHING

I taught her Laurel is the name of a woman, a tree, a city in Maryland, and a city in Delaware. Virginia is much bigger than Maryland and Texas is a very big state.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

TORNADO WARNINGS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST

See www.twitter.com/twcbreaking 

NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS

A very nice person tagged me in this and I don't want to hurt her feelings so I guess I'll keep it up until the event is over. It's nice that they want to help homeless people (I'm probably about to become one)  but not sure about the way they do it. Sure, menstruation is a natural thing but I don't consider it "beautiful." Should we maybe have a "movement" to collect for homeless people with diarrhea? Toilet paper? Kaopectectate? Bumwipes? Incontinent pants? Ironically they're part of a group called "classy.org." 




An organization that apparently doesn't have a political agenda. Or at least not an anti Trump, anti Republican, anti conservative one: https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/page.aspx?pid=375

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WENT TO THE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER

Was really dragging but didn't want to miss it as I hadn't missed a single one since 1996 or '97. Was probably the tamest (read lamest) one I've ever been to. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY!

Pepino is three years old today. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

K TOLD ME L WAS DISRESPECTFUL TO ME

That was good to hear, even though it was years ago. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED

About a month ago I had a horrible sore throat, toothache, earache. Went to Promptcare in Adams Morgan. Guy did a strep culture which was negative, told me I had an allergy, said take Claritin, which did no good, and Flonase, which just made my nose bleed. A week later I was worse. This time the strep culture was positive, fever went up to 103.3. They gave me an antibiotic which did no good. When I asked for another one they told me to go to my primary care or to the ER. Going to my primary care was a mistake—I could have got out of the ER faster. Then I got what they said was a reaction to the Z-Pack—I think it was another infection.


Missed four days of school, probably a week of work. Didn’t go to mass Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday or take flowers to any of the places I usually do. I DID take the train to see the cherry blossoms, even though I could barely stand up, so as not to break the streak. And that’s what’s been happening. Or not happening. Another blood draw Wednesday. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

PASSOVER ENDS AT SUNSET



Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


But I am feeling some nausea. 

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

APRIL FOOL'S DAY

Didn't really feel like much foolishness, though, other than making Kim Kardashian into my profile picture. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

HAPPY ST. JOSEPH'S DAY!

My father was baptized on this day, my grandfather, great-grandfather, several great uncles and cousins were also Joseph, so it's a big day in our family. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MARCH MADNESS, BABY!

Ok, so I slept through the first part of it. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

MAJOR LATE-WINTER STORM PUMMELING NORTHEAST WITH HEAVY SNOW, HIGH WIND

The National Weather Service says:

"A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency."

janedoe@seductive.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

GRRR

One of my Facebook friends with SERIOUS medical issues posted pictures of her wounds and got a slap on the wrist to say the least. Yet people can post porn and ads for sunglasses on my wall REPEATEDLY and Zuckerberg and company do nothing about it. 

Thursday, March 09, 2017

ONE REASON I WENT TO WORK ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

There are only two other overnight board ops. Both are men, both have families, both have been sick in the last four weeks. And I don't get paid for holidays, sick days, personal leave, vacation. Would my taking the night off as a way of "showing them" have helped any of us?


Another reason: five and a half years ago I was working about 28 hours a week until WVRX became WMAL-FM. Then I only worked on an as-needed basis. I was lucky if I worked ten hours a week--some weeks I didn't work at all. Four years ago I was working twelve hours a week. I consider myself lucky to have a job.


WHY I WENT TO SCHOOL:



I consider myself lucky to be in this program. I applied three times to get in. The first time I was turned away because I wasn't on food stamps. I am not paying a nickel for a course that would have cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars--the university receives funding from the city and federal government. Our professor, a man, gave us Tuesday off so we could study for today's test and then moved the test to next week. Where my gratitude be if I stayed home like a spoiled child? And to those of you who accuse me of "passing judgment" -- fuck you. I'd like to see some of these "brave" women GO to work and give a day's pay to the tree-hugging charity of their choice instead of staying home and sitting on their asses all day. Or spending eight hours or more at one time teaching English to immigrants. Any asshole can march in a march, put a sticker on his/her bumper, wear a button or post a meme on Facebook. 


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY



This woman observed it by working, going to school and buying stuff.  

janedoe@seductive.com 


Tuesday, March 07, 2017

FUCKING XFINITY

Trying to do the simplest thing with them is like trying to launch a missile. 

Monday, March 06, 2017

HOT DOG!

At least one person scored worse on the test than I did last week. Well, I guess someone has to be last. D said "if you set your sights low you're bound to not be disappointed. H said "he's no Vince Lombardi."

Sunday, March 05, 2017

HAPPY LITTLE FUCKS



Maybe I should order this T-shirt: 


Or this one: 


Friday, March 03, 2017

HEY MON!



During the '90's it was funny--now having multiple jobs is a fact of life.

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, March 02, 2017

TOOK MY FIRST A+ CERTIFICATION TEST

Got 38%, which was about what I expected. We were supposed to have it yesterday but the building was closed due to a power failure. That's kind of like an HVAC test being postponed because the heat was shut off, a plumbing test being postponed because a pipe burst (happened all the time at my old school), a medical office assistants' test being postponed due to a flu epidemic or a food service management test being postponed to an e-coli outbreak. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

MY MAKEUP IS SMEARED

I look like either Ivanka Trump or Sarah Michelle Gellar on a bad day. I guess it's better than the Clockwork Orange, dude, though. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH. LITERALLY

Ok, in the last couple days I've seen some TV spots involving bodily functions that "irritated" me. Maybe I'm being inconsistent but I LIKE these two: 

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/APq4/colace-tough-customer?autoplay=1

and https://www.ispot.tv/ad/APj5/colace-tough-customer-biker 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!

Happy New Year of the Rooster, or as a server in Sarasota said "Year of Chicken." Hard to believe we had my father's memorial service during the last "year of chicken" twelve years ago.

Friday, January 27, 2017

WEARING THE RIGHT STUFF AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

An old guy who was lost at the March for Life  thought I was a security guard. I was able to get him to a Capitol cop and tell his family he was okay.



janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

TO THOSE WHO CAME TO OUR CITY WHETHER TO CELEBRATE, WHINE OR FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF:

Thank you for not trashing it (most of you) 



And thank you for spending money here, no matter what your reason.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

DONALD TRUMP IS OFFICIALLY PRESIDENT

Thank G-d. 

janedoe@seductive.com

AS CEE LO GREEN WOULD SAY....

Fuck you. Collectively. To the Promptcare doctor who blew me off and told me to take Claritin/Flonase, the receptionist at the next urgent care who wouldn't take my insurance and told me to Google another urgent care, the moron at 7-11 who tried to get me to buy a doughnut when all I wanted was some tea to settle my stomach, the receptionist and the old lady in the ER who told me to sit down when I was in too much pain to sit still and the transport guy who called an hour before pick up time (twice): Fuckanedoe you. And to the Washington Hospital Center ER staff: when you put an IV in someone's arm, you're supposed to take it out before discharge. I ended up pulling it out myself and bleeding all over the floor. At least cops will be able to identify me that way.


janedoe@seductive.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

O2 SATS WERE 92

A couple weeks ago they were 90 or 91. Yeah, I realize I'm lots of fun recently. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Monday, January 16, 2017

ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE

Someone asked if I was a police dispatcher. I forget why. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Friday, January 13, 2017

MOM IS SUPPOSED TO COME HOME TODAY

Not because either of us wants her to or she's 100% better but because Medicare won't pay for it anymore .

janedoe@seductive.com

35 YEARS AGO TODAY AIR FLORIDA FLIGHT 90 HIT THE 14TH ST BRIDGE

Three people were also killed on the Metro. It was on the Orange Line. I was on it but going in the opposite direction. 

janedoe@seductive.com

Thursday, January 12, 2017

SCREENED LARRY O'CONNOR'S CALLS

Talked to Sean Spicer. And Ann Coulter.

NO ONE HAS ANY WORK ETHIC ANYMORE

Caller: Is this Jane Hautanen? 

Me: Yes it is. 


Caller We've found something in your computer...


Me: And you're gonna ask me for my credit card numbers, right? 


Caller How did you know?


Me: That's an old scam. 


Caller: Ok, thank you. >Hangs up<


I've NEVER had a scammer give up that easily. I was disappointed--I would have liked to play with her some more. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TODAY IT WAS 34 DEGREES--THAT'S TWICE AS WARM AS YESTERDAY

This cold weather takes the starch out of a person as much as the 90+ degree wx in summertime. 

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Идёт снег

First snow of the season. And of the year. As I speak Russian better than anyone here, R says it was probably ME who did the hacking.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

THIS IS AWESOME



This kid is incredible. And also, Pamela Adlon, who was the voice of Bobby Hill, is the voice of Halley on the Big Bang Theory--two of the greatest shows ever.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Monday, January 02, 2017

TOUGH CALL

Last week it was Law & Order SVU vs a Breaking Bad marathon, this week it's Downton Abbey: 




MY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

To learn one new Spanish word or phrase every day. Found a great web site: https://www.spanishpod101.com/spanish-phrases/01262017?meaning  

Three new words I have learned so far: estrella de mar, patas and murciélago