janiejones: (detectives :: em_meredith)
...put on a happy face.

Well, things are looking up! I haven't been around much lately; I've been a bit overwhelmed with life in general. But [livejournal.com profile] lazlar and [livejournal.com profile] zandras_court have helped me over the worst of it, [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle's sent me an email of awesomeness, we FINALLY got our electrical problem fixed FOR FREE!!!, in less than a month I'll get to spend some time with [livejournal.com profile] mcsister and [livejournal.com profile] austin360, and S has promised me fabulous presents to make up for the fact that he'll be gone on my birthday. Wheee!!!

Also, Small Anne has taken two naps today. That may be the best thing of all. It's a close call.

I'm a little worried about S traveling to California so soon after all this terrorism brouhaha, but I'm not going to let it freak me out.

On the whole, things are definitely looking up.

PS. Is anyone else watching Life on Mars on BBCAmerica? OMG, SO good!!! Well, British detectives, what's not to love? But it's really great.

PPS. Did anyone watch the re-telling of Much Ado About Nothing with Damian Lewis? I was a little 'meh' about it. Damian was v cute, but it was sort of disappointing. Though I did like the way they ended the Hero/Claudio plot, as I always thought Claudio was a tool and didn't deserve to win Hero back.

I can't wait to see what they do with Macbeth next.

PPPS. Seriously, Life on Mars: SOGOOD.
janiejones: (FU comment :: qill13)
This is disturbing on so many levels: Britney Spears' labor immortalized in sculpture. (Warning: Link not work-friendly.)

  • Firstly--and this is the least disturbing thing about it--it looks nothing like her.

  • Secondly, if you have to choose someone to represent your "family before career"/Pro-Life/anti-Hollywood propaganda stance...Do you really have to choose a slack-jawed, second-generation-Madonna nymphet? Is that another point you're trying to make?

  • But lastly, I am most disturbed by the rod driving itself through her stomach. I realize it's there for the purpose of supporting the sculpture, but it looks grotesque and it freaks me out.

    But really, these are only a few of the reasons this is completely appalling. I'm sure you can all think of some more.
  • janiejones: (luke huh? :: lafemmeicons)
    Brokeback Mountain, as told by the Bunnies.

    Of course, it seems to totally give away key elements of plot progression and, you know, THE ENDING, but still: Funny.

    Guess I don't have to see the movie now. Hee.
    janiejones: (bitch please :: dianora 2)
    A friend of mine just made me feel like a freak. She's having complications with her pregnancy that have made her determine this is probably the only child she will ever attempt to have (but both she and the baby are now doing really well). I asked her if she thought the complications she's having would probably mean she'd need a C-section. She said, "It better not! If I'm only going to have one child, it had better be a real experience."

    WTF? I went through 14 hours of pain and fatigue and complications, but just because I didn't have to push the baby out, I didn't really give birth? Gee, I thought 10 months of pregnancy and those 14 hours made the experience pretty real. That, and, oh I don't know--PULLING THE BABY OUT OF MY BODY. But what do I know?

    I assume that's not exactly how she meant it...and yet, it probably is how she meant it. It's not the first time I've heard something like that, and she was saying crap like that before she had any difficulties. I get how the hours of pushing make the experience 'real,' I really do; millions of women before you would attest to that. But don't totally disregard the percentage of us who had C-sections. I think being cut open, and recuperating from that over a period of weeks, not to mention having a baby to show for it, still earns us our stripes.

    In non-ranty news, we finally took my laptop in to be fixed. I should be back in business soon! Yee-haw!

    In other non-ranty news, I've been glued to the winter Olympics. I loooove the Olympics, especially winter. I'm digging that mouthy figure skater Johnny Weir. (I keep wanting to type that Johnny 'Weird.' Hahahaha.) I'd never heard of him before, but I like when he said "Those people--especially those Republican-types, worry about what I mean to the sport" (paraphrasing). And I thought he had a great routine in the short program. I'm still rooting for Pleshenko though. I'm partial to those Russians.

    * * * * *


    And, belatedly:

    If there is someone on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met, in real life or without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

    That would be all of you. Thank you.

    Awww...

    Nov. 29th, 2005 09:54 am
    janiejones: (pregnant :: cru5h)
    My mother-in-law may be a nutbar sometimes, but she can also be very sweet. I have been craving deviled eggs, but have no idea how to make them (I'm sure it's not beyond me, but I am not a cook), and my mom doesn't either (my mom? So not a cook), and S told his mom, and so she's making me some today and bringing them by. She also offered to make me anything else I've been craving, if I just let her know.

    Man, I shoulda been milking this pregnancy thing long ago.

    Also, I'm still looking for homemade gift ideas if anyone has any more!
    janiejones: (alice feathers :: prissywitch)
    This makes me want to weep for mankind. Way to encourage our future generations to be lazy and illiterate. It's a travesty, I tell you, and nothing less. I am appalled.

    In MUCH better news: Ginormous congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] thestickywicket, esq. I think her flist has run riot with the news today. Seriously, we're all kvelling over here. Way to go!
    janiejones: (sarcastic redhead :: pureglasscup)
    To all my fellow 'Masterpiece Theatre' buffs, you HAVE to check out this link.

    'The Forsyte Saga' set to Depeche Mode! Ioan Gruffudd (mmm)! Damian Lewis (mmmmmmmmm!) Pretty, swirling ballroom dresses! Unrequited love!

    You will not be sorry, I promise!

    PS. For my fellow 'XMen' fans, the same girls also made this one. Caged!Hugh alert.
    janiejones: (lynley havers :: pickledpython)
    My unpopular fandom opinions: )

    One random thing about Gilmore Girls: When Kirk did his interpretive dance to that ominous, chanty-type music? Twenty bucks says I was one of about ten people to know what the hell that piece of music was. It's called "The Hopi Prophecies" and it's from this film--Koyaanisqatsi, which means "Life out of balance." It's a documentary-slash-art film that my dad absolutely LOVES. He caught it one night on the PBS affiliate in Anchorage, and he recorded it, and he watched it endlessly, and that freakin' music HAUNTED me as a child. Because if you hear it once, it gets stuck in your head, but if you hear it over and over again, especially at night when you're trying to sleep, then it's with you forever and all you have to do is say "Koyaanisqatsi" and watch me cringe.

    But then my mom 'accidentally' recorded over the tape, and my dad searched for the movie for about fifteen years, and finally found it on DVD last year. So now that music is haunting my younger sisters instead of me. I've been lucky enough to go the past fifteen years without having to hear it (except in my nightmares), and then I turn on GG, and there it is? Koyaanisqatsi...Koyaanisqatsi...

    I swear, I thought my dad was the only person in the world who had heard of that film.

    I know GG can get obscure, but really...Did they need to dig into traumas from my childhood?

    Um...what?

    Apr. 18th, 2005 02:45 pm
    janiejones: (Default)
    I just gave a guy thumbs-up over the phone. Both thumbs. Like I'm Fonzie or something. 'Eeeeyyyyy.

    Over. The. Phone.

    WTF?
    janiejones: (Default)
    I had a dream about Prince Harry last night. It was kind of romantic. I am vaguely disturbed by this. Isn't he, like, 19? 20? Please don't say he's younger than that.

    I feel dirty.

    My friend B said someone found me at the PAC site by Googling my name. My first Google!

    [livejournal.com profile] pookha! Check out the icon! Yay! Still thinking positive. *g*
    janiejones: (Default)
    There is this very nice-looking, well-dressed woman here who BATHES HERSELF in perfume. I mean, you know, not literally, but damn close. And she re-douses herself about twice a day. When she walks in first thing in the morning, or after her break, your eyes start watering. I want to tell her--Maybe you couldn't smell your perfume anymore, but trust me, we still can.

    Yeah, that's my biggest gripe today.

    In other news, my new Song of Obsession du Jour was a free download from iTunes. It's called "Telescope Eyes" by this little group from Texas called Eisley. I have a feeling they might be emo-esque, but I'm an old fogie, so what would I know? Maybe the kids are calling it something else these days.

    Anyway, the song is way cool, and I covet the singer's voice. Man, I wish I could sing, but as my pappy would say, I couldn't carry a tune in a bushel basket. This was brought home to me when I was trying to sing "Telescope Eyes" this morning. It wasn't pretty. Small animals were howling. The bitch of it is that I love to sing. So unfair.

    Here I go again, posting just to post.
    janiejones: (Default)
    Nothing exciting planned for the weekend. We gave S's mom my copy of S1 of 'The Office' so that I could justify getting the complete series (with Christmas special), and I think I'll make a point of picking that up this weekend. ::nods:: That's the only real 'plan' for the weekend.

    We might go trolling used bookstores. Because we need more books, you see. The Crazy Book People always need more books. Piles of books on the library floor, and in every room of the apartment--including both bathrooms--are just not enough, you see.

    I still maintain that there will be an Oprah special about us one day, a profile on the married couple that were crushed to death by a gigantic stack of unshelved books. A warning to other bibliophiles for those who love not too wisely, but too well.

    In other news, Furry Murray, the fuzzy little sausage, is behaving much better. I think he was wanting attention, even more than he usually gets. Now we can leave him in the hallway without worrying we'll find special little Murray deposits all over the carpet.

    That's Furry Murray in my icon, with his enemy, the stuffed mouse.

    (Not to my surprise, I got sick of all the yellow in my layout. It was too bright and chipper for me. This one is better: nice and mellow.
    janiejones: (Default)
    Forgot to mention: [livejournal.com profile] kiss_me_cassie, guess what I bought last weekend? 'Keen Eddie' on DVD! Huzzah! I haven't watched any yet, but I'm excited to have it. I really did love it, and now I have all 13 episodes. It's so lame that it never got a chance: That show totally should have had an audience, if only when they put it on FX. ::grumbles::

    I called [livejournal.com profile] pookha last night and we talked for quite a while. Y'all send her your sympathies, 'kay? Among other things, she had to hear me go on lengthily about my parents' musical taste, the size of my sister's feet (Em would have loved that), and Bernie Ebbers.

    I am a winning conversationalist, oh you betcha. Who wants my number?! Come on, don't be shy!
    janiejones: (piss it :: indylilme)
    A cold hit me suddenly yesterday afternoon, and by last night I was feeling like all kinds of hell. I even had to skip my Cherokee lesson, which I will forever be pissed about.

    I am especially enchanting when I'm sick. You should check me out now, in a braid long since fallen apart, a giganto Duke tshirt, sweats that have been around for at least 10 years, and the reddest nose this side of the North Pole. Oh, and also, I sound like Bea Arthur right now. And it hurts to talk.

    So I stayed home. And slept till 11.30.

    Murray, who is usually a crazy little hyper dog, has decided to stay sedately by my side and gaze up at me every once in a while with these looks like, "Are you always going to look this bad from now on?"

    Hope y'all have a great day. I think the NyQuil is kicking in again, so I'm going back to bed. If I die, I'll make sure the Snippet alerts y'all.
    janiejones: (Default)
    If talk about dreams bores you, you should skip this entry. But if you like hearing about totally freakin' random and bizarre dreams, you should click here. )

    flashback

    Feb. 7th, 2005 10:02 am
    janiejones: (Default)
    I've been listening to "Wonderwall of Broken Dreams" a lot lately, because that's what I do: I discover a new song and then I play it TO DEATH. And it made me break out my Oasis CDs and dust off my old Liam Gallagher crush. I know he's a total wanker, but I love his whingey little voice and I always thought he was dishy.

    A couple weeks ago, [livejournal.com profile] mcsister asked me who my Crush o' the Moment was, and I said Clive Owen, but I knew it would change, and it has. Now it's Liam Gallagher. Because I've set my Time Machine for 1994.

    Hugs to my new pal, [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle.

    In other news, Friday was my supervisor's last day, and now we're under new management. Let's see how this goes...

    Ossie Davis

    Feb. 5th, 2005 02:28 am
    janiejones: (Default)
    Another great man gone: Ossie Davis, 1917-2005.

    He was such an elegant, inspiring man. And what a great voice. I have always had a soft spot for Ossie and Ruby.
    janiejones: (Default)
    This is mostly for my new friend, [livejournal.com profile] dianora2, because now I can talk about Project Runway. Hurrah!!! )

    In other news, it was my pleasure to friend two new people yesterday--dianora and [livejournal.com profile] kelbelle, whom [livejournal.com profile] pookha has previously told me I should friend. I pretty much want to friend everybody on my friends' lists, because you all know such awesome, funny people.

    I may start stalking their journals. Be sure to warn them. I expect to see 'Friends Only' popping up all over the place. *g*

    In other, other news, I apparently hit my snooze button five times today without waking up once. This is bad.

    Grrrrr...

    Feb. 1st, 2005 12:38 pm
    janiejones: (piss it :: indylilme)
    Why why WHY do I wear skirts in the winter? There is no worse place to do the crazy, tug-your-pantyhose polka than in the miniscule stalls in the company bathroom.

    ::hates pantyhose::

    misc.

    Jan. 8th, 2005 09:42 am
    janiejones: (Default)
    Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] cjcregg:

    THE DIRECTIONS

    1. Go To Mapquest.com
    2. Click on Directions
    3. Enter your Current Address and the Address of your Childhood Home (or at least the town if you don't remember the exact address)
    4. Put the time and distance in a post like this.
    5. Don't forget to repost these directions. (Not the door to door ones)

    Tulsa, OK to Wheat Ridge, CO:

    Total Est. Time: 10 hours, 35 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 705.44 miles


    Total Est. Homesickness: 8 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Not that anyone is counting. ::sniff::

    In other news, last night S and I signed up with Cingular and took advantage of their online-only offer for free phones. I didn't want a flip phone this time around, and the coolest free non-flip phone was this one, so that's the one we're each getting. It's so cool. I'm blinded by a pretty phone and the word "free."

    I always said I wouldn't get a camera phone, but here's me going, "Oh it's so cool! I'll take it anyway!" I'll probably use the camera phone, but I'll hate myself for it. Who needs a camera on their phone? My dad will make fun of me. He still hasn't shut up about me having a cell phone in the first place.

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