Monday, July 30, 2007

Jane Says: Some Like it Hot

For those of you that don't know me you will think this is an odd post. For those of you that do you will be in amazement. You see I prefer my drinks at room temperature. I store my water in the garage (see pic-what a cool garage floor huh?).

In Phoenix it is difficult to keep it at room temperature so often the water is often very warm. It suits me well and I'm fine. The problem has become peer pressure with visitors and the 4 other people that live in my house. So this morning I put a whole case of water and gatorade (which also is usually stored in the garage) in the fridge. In the past this has been a problem for me because the other members of the household being in such joy that there is cold water will take one and then another out of the fridge. Not only am I annoyed that there are half finished water bottles all over the house the case is consumed fairly quick.

This will definitely be a social experiment.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jane Says: Brave Britney

At 1130 Britney's surgery is complete. They placed an "8" template in her left proximal tibial bone. This will stunt the growth in the longer leg with the intent of the right leg catching up in the next 2 years.
They started an hour and a half late (we all fell asleep watching the Goofy Movie) and she got to take her new Zebra stuffed animal with her. She will be on crutches for the next couple days and should be back to normal in a week in a half. She thanks everyone for their well wishes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My Half Birthday

This post has nothing to do with my half birthday (except that this story and epiphany happened on Wednesday, July 25 which just happened to be my half birthday).At 937 am I was sitting in a conference room at work. I got some news that was very exciting. I yelled, not once but 4 times. I yelled in such glee that it was hard to tell if I was happy or sad or in danger. All of a sudden there were several people from the next conference room over running to me to see if I was ok. In that moment I laughed and went downstairs away from the embarassment and commotion.

A little while later the ephiphany came. I wasn't yelling help, more of a general scream. Why would they run to me and not away from me? What if there was danger in the room, these well wishers would be running into a doomed fate.

Just a thought.

Jane Says: Song in my head

When I worked at Wendy's in High School I used to always sing Guns and Roses "Welcome to the Jungle" in my head. I discovered years later that this was my survival song when things are crazy at work. Some other songs that often stick in my head:

-Air Supply," I'm all out of love"
-Jonah's brothers,"I've been to the year 3000"
-Flock of sea Gulls," there is always something there to remind me"
-REM, "It's the end of the world"

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Jane Says: She made me do it for beauty

The topic of the week has been my sister made me do it. My slight revision is, she made me to it for beauty. My sister, 7 years younger provides the appropriate fashion advice to keep me beautiful. Cut the bangs, grow the bangs. This is how your arch should look when you wax your brows. No, no; do not wear those exercise socks! Most important was the permanent eyeliner that she did and in an attempt to have eyes as beautiful as hers in any situation I endured this painstaking beauty activity (note the word pain) to have the freshly placed make up look.

I have never regretted the permanent eyeliner (tattoo on your eyelids, above and below). It has served me well and the hour and half time commitment (oh did I mention you have to go back 3 weeks later for another hour of pure torture?) of hell has paid make many dividends in compliments. So much so that my sister in law then did it, her sister did it, her cousin did it, Ann did it. And now Kim has done it.

The bravest so far was the champ. No twitching at all when the tattoo needle was entering in and out of her skin like that of a sewing machine needle. She did not scream aloud after the needle goes back over the same area which is already raw and red. She laughed in the face of danger and continued to text throughout the painful ordeal. The results are amazing. Though a little swollen at the moment (and a little goopy from the Vaseline) her eyes already look gorgeous. I can’t wait to sit in a hot sauna with the new and improved Hot Champion.

And what did she say after I made her do it. “That wasn’t so bad.”

Jane Says: Mass Chaos

Congrats to Melody! She made it to swim finals on Wednesday in Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly! (Call me if you want details to attend).This is the mass chaos behind the scenes of the swim semi-finals.We are so proud of you shooter! Love you!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jane Says: Don't you wish you were my neighbor?

The house on the corner was on the market for less than 34 days. It sold and a young couple moved in last weekend. Saturday the lady of the house was doing yard work (that in itself is interesting). Quote of the year is John saying this morning, "I think I will fertilize and water the yard for them so it can be mowed more often."

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Jane Says: Who Wants to be A Super Hero

Six months and sixteen days ago the sixth superhero returned to the City of Perot. Joining the Riddler, Robin, Cat Woman, Captain America and Green Lantern, Zan, my shape shifting brother of another mother has allowed my super powers to be activated and the completion of a Super Team.
This got me thinking of superheros everywhere. What superhero are you?