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September 2010
Mon, Sep. 6th, 2010 01:56 pm

Pi in the sky
Originally uploaded by Jannygirl
Yesterday was a bad day.
This was a good part though...


Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 01:08 am

Hey everyone, my loyal followers... after 9ish years on Livejournal, I made the switch today. 1,644 posts since July 2000, imported to WordPress. Why would I do such a thing?!

Because it was EASY. Okay yes, but…

I’ve used WP for my massage blog on massagebyjan.com and have grown to love it. I’ve also grown to hate LiveJournal ads. They are now showing up even on the Early Adopters’ journals and it’s ugly. Good-bye, LJ.

Readers, you can find me here: what do we do now



Wed, May. 20th, 2009 02:10 am

View from the porch



Mon, May. 18th, 2009 12:52 pm

Hi. I've been moody— feeling defeated because I wasn't seeing an end to living in this place, with all my boxes still packed. I haven't written because I didn't want to say anything I'd end up wanting to retract later, and I'm glad I waited.
The negativity was stemming from the fact that I don't feel like I've landed yet. I haven't gotten my license or my car registered because I didn't want an old address on everything, so yeah. I still don't feel rooted. At all.

Besides that, people are surprised I moved here only a month and a half ago. I guess I blend pretty well...? I've missed a couple SF events (How Weird and Bay to Breakers) because I've been working or have just preferred a restful day. At least I've managed to make it to a few parties. Still getting adjusted...

Marty's fine. Better than fine, really... he's a happy Cal-cat.
Vampire kitty toy pro
That's his smile, I guess.

Some may think I'm not taking advantage of this city yet and being boring, but I'll get into everything more once I'm truly settled. I just can't seem to work, get enough sleep, take care of everything, and be social 5 days a week on top of it. Can't afford it either.

Here comes the good part:

Yesterday, we finally looked at an apartment that I liked. It's in Bernal between two parks, has a porch with a pretty good view, and there's parking. There's attic storage, plenty of closet space (including a linen closet for my 10 tons of massage sheets), washer/dryer, dishwasher, and a gas stove. The address even sounds very majestic. I doubt we'll find anything better for the price... it's a great space and the landlord is a sweet lady.

Even if we don't get it, the experience puts me in a better mood. Knowing that there are 2-bedroom apartments out there for non-completely ridiculous prices makes me happy!

Also, I've/we've planned two trips in June. The first is a flight to Denver for Kim's graduation party and the second is a flight with Mike to Calgary/Medicine Hat, Alberta to visit Mike's family (it's his grandma's birthday!) and to meet his best friend Jessica. Definitely psyched for June.

Integral Body is great too. I'm still working Tuesdays and Thursdays, but my boss lady Giulietta is saying she'd like to give me a Saturday or Sunday to learn the front desk and have some exposure to the weekend crowd. Not exaggerating with the word crowd either— that place is busy. I'm there whether I have massages or not so I've been talking to a lot of people in the waiting room and even went up and down Cortland Ave. on Thursday, stopping into shops, introducing myself, and handing out my sexy moo.com business cards. My existing clients have offered to take them to pass them out, too, which will help me referral-style.

Also, my hair stylist has agreed to barter massage for haircuts and color. Whew! Now I can afford *her* at least. :D And if she likes my massage, maybe she'll spread the word to her friends in the field and I can make massaging stylists a major part of my business...

Always thinking ahead out here. It's necessary and I like that.

This morning, I made pancakes:
pancake foodshapes
What do you seee!? :D

After we've settled into (yeah, that's what I said... INTO. Right in. to. ha.) a new place, I'd like to get my friends out here for a visit. :) Rawr?


Mon, May. 4th, 2009 02:02 am

Found on the sidewalk


Wed, Apr. 15th, 2009 11:57 pm

"Who are we being as we go back out into the world... it's not about wealth and fame and power...it's about how many shiny eyes I have around me."

Who am I being that my friends' eyes are not shining?



Mon, Mar. 30th, 2009 02:24 am

Almost done. The moving truck will be here on Wednesday.... fingers crossed. Sold my futon tonight and might sell a couple things tomorrow. I still need to go to goodwill and drop off another carload of stuff. Every day is the same, it seems. Sort, pack, get a little bit of sleep... sort, pack, destroy your finger in a shelf, pack, sleep. Sort.

Today, Mom and Dad came to town to give me my table heater I'd left at their house on Friday and take a few things that I don't want to bring to San Francisco. We ate a late lunch at Creekview and had a great time together.

I'm so exhausted. Looking forward to seeing Jill one more time on Tuesday night at Butterwood. (That will be my last night in town if the movers come when they're supposed to... the morning of April 1st at the latest. I'd love for them to come Tuesday, really, but these are moooovers we're talking about here.) She stopped by briefly today but we were interrupted by some hooligans coming upstairs to collect some things. We didn't get a chance to talk about her at all.. I took too long answering her questions about why I'm moving out there. She loves Jan Drama and there's been a lot of it lately. ;c )

She left and the hooligans were then interrupted by two stranger hooligans coming to pick up my futon. Sollllld for $200. It's sad that that futon might not even pay for my utilities for March. Oh well. I don't want to think about that. What I know is that I'm driving to Chicago as soon as that truck is loaded! I'll be stopping at Andy and Erika's for some rest, then driving to Denver where Kiiiiimmy is and meeting up with my lovely man who has offered to tough out the last 18 hours of the cross-country trip with me. Then I'll be there, hittin' the ground running with my new job and massage capabilities.

Know what I'm not going to miss? Rick's loud video games going on and on all night. It's especially loud tonight because I don't have a TV to cover all the noise. I should just go to bed. Early rise tomorrow because my goal is to get everything done by 8 p.m. Can I do it?! Good night!


Fri, Mar. 27th, 2009 12:20 pm

Harry Woodpecker: "I"m gonna jump!
Other bird: "Go ahead... you're a bird, you dodo!"


Sun, Mar. 22nd, 2009 01:58 am

Goodbye : one word

Good night : TWO WORDS


Sat, Mar. 14th, 2009 03:13 pm

"In my view, not only is science corrosive to religion, religion is corrosive to science. It teaches people to be satisfied with trivial, supernatural, non-explanations and blinds them to the wonderful real explanations that we have within our grasp. It teaches them to accept authority, revelation, and faith, instead of always insisting on evidence."

-Richard Dawkins, TED, 2002