Friday, March 31, 2006

I got a new job as a systems coordinator at Reach for your Potential. This is a residential and day center service provider for adults with disabilities. I'm very excited about this new opportunity to learn, meet new people, and start making life better for Kent and myself. So, everyone pray that it works out! My first day is April 17th.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Some friends and I have formed a team for Heart walk! Please, join us or pledge us! Our team's name is "BaaDonkaDonk" and I'm the captain.

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Beware Iowa Citians!!!! Have you seen this person?
This crazy bat out of hell has been let loose in Iowa City!
Do not get too close as she has been know to bite the heads off small dogs and chickens...
Reward for the person who captures her and puts her safely into captivity!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Inspiration and creativity

"It was right that I had gone to Europe, if only because I could look again with wonder. Past certain ages or certain wisdoms it is very difficult to look with wonder; it is best done when one is a child; after that, and if you are lucky, you will find a bridge of childhood and walk across it. Going to Europe was like that. It was a bridge of childhood, one that led over the seas and through the forests straight into my imagination's earliest landscapes. One way or another I had gone to a good many places, from Mexico to Maine, and then to think I had to go all the way to Europe to go back to my hometown, my fire and room where stories and legends seemed always to live beyond the limits of our town. And that is where the legends were: in the harp, the castle, the rustling of the swans." - Truman Capote.

Tonight, I watched Capote. As with almost all biographies I get pretty deeply involved. Here is a list of people I have been obsessed with, from either books or film or artwork, in the past:

-Carrington (by Gretchen Gerzina) about Dora Carrington (love of Lyntton Strachy).
-Vincent Van Gogh... I can't even list all the things that inspire me about him.
-Georgia O'Keefe and her love affair with Alfred Stieglitz
-Rosa Bonheur
-Judy Chicago
-Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (I've always been fascinated with the artist in love with artist stories - escp. If the man is somehow unattainable such as gay, womanizer, or simply not a woman, ect...)
-Jim Morrison
-Francis Ford Coppola
-Da Vinci
-Elisabeth Eaves (stripper who wrote a book).
-my grandparents, my parents, my brothers, my family

Anyway, I love feeling inspired by things. I could use more inspiration in my life. I am most easily inspired when I have time alone. Its very ironic because lately I have been harboring a fear of loneliness. Maybe I'm afraid to be left alone with my thoughts... Anyway, blogging has been highly therapeutic for me. I hope it does something to improve my writing abilities. I used to write friends and family great letters. My letters were real prizes. Since e-mail that has been lost. I should write a letter to someone, again.
Major Update time!

My good buddy JR is finally back from France and I am happy for it. I was sad that he was gone. When I do get a moment with him I look forward to hearing first hand everything that happened there. I have been dreaming of going back to Europe for some time now.
In the meantime Kent and I have been suffering the terrible cold that has taken Iowa City by storm. It starts as a dull pain in your chest and then moves up to your sinuses, ears and eyes. Such a horrible way to live. I'm pretty much over it other than the green sludge I've been blowing through my nose these days and lingering ear blockage.
As for wedding news everything is more or less finished. We still don't have ceremony music so I'm thinking of just getting a boombox in there and play a cd with all the important music on it. I have been advised by the Longbranch Best Western to inform everyone to get their reservations in as early as possible. My invitations have come in. In fact, they came in over a week ago but Kent failed to relay the message that they came in from the answering machine. Men... Can't live with 'em -can't kill 'em. So I should be able to get that out soon. The planning of the rehearsal dinner is still in the works but not settled as of yet. I finally booked a DJ,
Rock and Thunder DJs. That was really the last thing on my list. Mom and I are still working on centerpieces. They are a bit challenging but I will see her next weekend probably and we will get it figured out then.
I cleaned most of the apartment today so that has been a good feeling. I have a short list of things to do today: Deposit BG check, rent Capote, wash linens from our sickness (bleach), print out resume for job applications. I need a single job that will make me a living wage. I'm too old and tired to be working multiple jobs and I need more time for myself, working out, eating right, preparation for marriage. Someday, I may want to make a baby with Kent too and I will need to make a nest egg for that, too. Also, I need to pay off my credit cards and start building a savings account.
Well, I've gone off enough for one day. I think I'm going to get ready to really start my day!
p.s. My birthday is coming up (April 4th!). I'm going to be an old and crotchety 29 years old. I'm having family and friends at Cafe Dodici in Washington, IA. I'm very excited about it! Good food (voted best in the area), good wine, good company, and good dessert.
p.p.s. I found out my Aussie friend, Kara, won't be back until June or July!!! That's too long!!! I'm really missing her. Good for her for staying out of this black hole we all call Iowa City, tho'.
p.p.s.s. My friends here and I are working on a Baby Shower for our dear friend Genevieve. She due to have a boy at the end of May! I pray she has a safe delivery. She was so thin and she is so uncomfortable. I see now how much women suffer to bring their families into the world. I also pray for a happy future and world for the baby, and all my friends' children to live in. Watching the news makes me nervous to bring new life into the world as much as I want to. But life must go on! They are much stronger than I am, however. I'm too much of the sensitive artist type.

Friday, March 03, 2006

You Are Los Angeles

Young and fun, you always know where the best parties are.
And while you tend to keep things carefree and casual...
You certainly can glam it up when you need to.

Famous people from Los Angeles: Tyra Banks, Jake Gyllenhall, Freddie Prinze Jr.

"hmmmmm.... well, I really do like Jake Gyllenhall and I'm a G-n-R fan...."

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I got a new fish. His name is George. He looks a little like the fish above. I can't remember what he is (genus, ect.). I already have dead fish fear, however. I might not want to have kids. I'll just always worry about whether they are dead or if I was killing them. That might be too much stress on my everyday. However, kids are a bit heartier than a goldfish ;).