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today's random picture

just to prove this really is random. i only eschew repeats, and this, obviously, is not one. it is Chipley. Posted by Picasa

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tomorrow i will be writing in a new blog, the story of e, and untitled will revert to its original purpose as an artblog. stay tuned for the new site!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

the book meme

via poppy

Most of the underlined (or just plain type) books are ones I know little or nothing about, but if someone gives me a book, I'll always at least consider reading it. The italicized books are ones I own but haven't read yet. All the books but one on here that I have read, I read decades ago, which may just mean that i'm old. I have no idea why these particular books--hey, it's a meme.

Have read
Intend to read
Won't read (as much as there is any book that i won't read)
might consider reading if somebody gave it to me (or just plain type, ditto, because i can't figure out how to make this thing underline)
started but never finished
*finished but hated

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6) - J.K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) - J.K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) - J.K. Rowling
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5) - J.K. Rowling
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown*

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1) - J.K. Rowling
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson*
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) - J.K. Rowling
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ender's Game (the Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jefrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert

Thursday, January 12, 2006

so today

I wasn't home. I had to get out, having been in for two days, so I ended up talking to Karen about her ebay store. Plan to set that up this weekend. Still haven't heard anything from Dennis, so it doesn't look like I'll be driving to New Orleans this weekend, which is just as well. Saw Gina at the knit shop, to which I'd taken Debbie in the afternoon. Doing some ebay research and errand running tomorrow.

Every morning i get up wondering what the hell I'm doing. I'm concentrating on three primary things and three secondary things. Primary: teaching art, selling the land and the ebay thing. Secondary: the thesis, the house and garden fixup, and learning to spin. I gotta do something on a primary every day and also work in artmaking too, at some point. Aargh. nothing really seems to be happening, and yet if I do something each day i'm hoping a pattern will form. Tomorrow: the ebay thing and the house again, and the knit shop at 3:30. next week, maybe the land sale and artmaking, I don't know. hopefully I'll hear from unemployment. sigh. saw Dot at the knit shop, she hadn't looked at her email. she doesn't know anybody, but she'l be a resource anyway. an email when i got home from Rob asking about Mr. Washington, who remains not at home. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow....this is the end of week three (where week 1 was a given loss, I already knew.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


some progress made: i cleaned out the bedroom. i dusted and washed and cleared, the surfaces, anyway, and tomorrow i must do the insides of drawers and the closets. gone, gone, gone! and take Debbie to the knit shop in the afternoon. still haven't figured out the rusted toilet bolts. but I applied for 2 jobs at loyola, nola! can't imagine what might happen there, but I'm trying. "do you think god sees me?"

mary says sam got his sweaters. whew!

i am jo spanglemonkey!

i will post every thought, like she does, I guess. in my case it will serve to make be believe i am doing something besides running the meter. o, to be jo spanglemonkey! :)

more applications

to USF and also to Loyola in New Orleans, which seems to have two professional positions that might look like me? how would I do that? i don't know, i'll cross that bridge if I come to it. Also thinking of driving over there on Sunday, to see what i can find there, but is that just stupid? I'll have to hear from Dennis.

so here i am again

attempting to control the freak. sell the land, will the land sell, even? applied for jobs at USF, i haven't even heard on the ones i applied for before, not even karen's, not a word. i'm wondering if somebody in the dean's office is giving me a bad reference, or something, but who? everybody says they're just great, that place makes one so paranoid. made the daube last night. so that was meat, anyway. Mr. Washington wasn't home so i'll try again tonight. control the freak, control the freak...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

freak control

here's my list which i shall annotate with my current progress, in an attempt to keep my sanity:

1. learn to spin: Gina offered to show me how and we were going up to Uncommon Threads, but she hasn't contacted me. CALL HER.
2. restore house and garden: beginning to take things apart, lay junk out. FINISH CLEANING BEDROOM TOMORROW AND GET OFFICE DEPOT BOXES FOR PACKING UP. FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THE %$&*^@(*& RUSTED TOILET SEAT BOLTS OFF.
3. knit all planned projects: working on them, almost finished susan's socks, should be tonight.
4. downsize, downsize, downsize--sell possessions, streamline, stop acquiring: made decision on selling land. sent Dot an email for real estate advice. TRY TO FIND THE PORT CHARLOTTE WOMAN.
5. find work teaching art: CALL MR. WASHINGTON TONIGHT (Rob's connection)
6. continue making art: not yet
7. show art for possible sale:not yet
8. aesthetics thesis: J mentioned this, too, but not yet
9. regain health: still eating crap MAKE CREOLE DAUBE
10.stay afloat: so far

I need to keep looking at this periodically, so i won't run screaming into the void. Also, I must call Debbie today. After I get the Daube started. And I need to go Deposit checks at the CU.

today i

submited 2 USF applications
set up delicious tags
called on an elementary art position at DeSoto (no soap)
tried to register on monster.com to no avail--the computer must be down
started to research seling my land

tonight i call charles washington (retired principal) to see how to go about finding teaching work



(x)=yes ( )=no (*)=only in my dreams

(x) stayed single
( ) kissed someone new
( ) made out in a car
( ) kissed in the snow
( ) kissed in the rain
( ) fell in love
( ) fell in love with a fool
( ) had your heart broken
( ) broke someone else's heart
( ) had a good relationship with someone
( ) questioned your sexual orientation
( ) gotten pregnant
( ) gotten someone else pregnant
( ) kissed someone of the same sex
( ) dated someone you'll never forget
( ) done something you've regretted
( ) lost your true love forever
( ) lost faith in love
( ) kissed under miseltoe


( ) got a promotion
(x) got a pay raise
(x) changed jobs
(x) got a second job
(x) lost your job
( ) quit your job
( ) dated a co-worker
( ) dated your boss
( ) dated your boss' daughter/son
( ) got fired from your job
( ) did something you were proud of
(x) discovered a new talent
(x) proved yourself an idiot
(x) were involved in something you'll never forget


(x) painted a picture
(x) wrote a poem
( ) ran a mile
(x) listened to music you couldn't stand
( ) double-dipped
( ) skinny-dipped
( ) went to a sleepover
( ) went to camp
( ) threw a surprise party
( ) laughed till you cried
( ) laughed till you peed in your pants
( ) flirted shamelessly
( ) visited a foreign country
(x) visited a foreign state
( ) cooked a disastrous meal
(x) lost something important to you
( ) got a gift you adore
(x) realized something new about yourself
( ) tried to gain weight
(x) dyed your hair red
( ) came close to losing your life
( ) someone close to you died
( ) reunited with a friend
(x) made all new friends
( ) made an accomplishment that shocked everyone
( ) realized your truest friends
( ) told a secret that would ruin your life if revealed
( ) threw a party
(x) went to a party
( ) did (a) drug(s)
( ) got arrested
( ) read a great book
( ) saw a great movie
( ) saw a movie so scary that it made you cry
( ) saw your favorite band/artist live
( ) saw someone famous in person
( ) did something you want to tell everyone
(*) Enjoyed this year overall


i'm officialy freaking..

Monday, January 09, 2006

today i

got the insurance guy dealt with
reapplied for unemployment on the phone
3 hours at store
got the mortgage paid with christy
paid and mailed the bills!
received retirement loan proceeds

Sunday, January 01, 2006

a new year

may it be all different, and all your dreams come true