Jan's Introspection

me and my latest - whether they be plans, insightful thoughts, ideas or realities.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004


"Hi, this is my friend Jan." this statement brings about many questions; for example, Where are you from? Why did you move here? What do you do? How did you two meet? and many more.

I discovered today, that the statement, "Hi, this is my cousin Jan." brings no questions to the person's mind.

I guess cousins just aren't as interesting as friends.

Have you met my cousin, Susan?

Monday, June 28, 2004

It's almost Tuesday, but here are my Monday Madness answers....

1. Bed & Breakfast or hotel? It would depend on the area I am visiting; sometimes the good ol' hotel is the best. Other times, the B & B is the best!

2. What determines where you stay? price and location

3. When determining where to stay, do you ever consider the establishment's history? generally, yes

4. Would such considerations sway your decision? certainly! I wouldn't stay in a known undesirable area.

5. Do you try and read the local paper for where you're visiting, to get an idea of what the area's like? I haven't yet, but it's an interesting idea

Thursday, June 24, 2004

It's still Thursday over here, but I'm quite late on Monday Madness!!!!

This week's set of questions are all about you! Have a marvelous week!! =)

Do you prefer....
1. Long hair or Short hair - SHORT - i'm not overly fond of hair

2. Contacts or Glasses - Glasses only because I don't think I am capable of putting something in my eye.

3. Spring or Autumn - In San Diego there isn't much difference, but everywhere else I've lived ??? hmmm let me think,,,,, Spring of course!

4. Mittens or Gloves - gloves if I must - I like being able to use my fingers.

5. Car or Truck/SUV - truck/suv, but my next dream vehicle is more like a car while suvesque - the Subaru Forester

6. Mac or Windows - Windows because i must conform to the majority at times

7. Cats or Dogs - They're all loveable, but i tend to bond more with the dog.

8. Rock or Jazz - old rock, soft rock and jazzy rock; I enjoy many types of music - check out my cd collection next time you're around.

9. Pen or Pencil - it depends on the task of course; for final projects or definite plans, pen while for things on my calendar that may change, pencil.

10. DVD's or VHS's - ahh............. I would prefer dvd if I had the player, but with movies on demand, I haven't rented VHS in the past year either.

that's all folks!

Monday, June 21, 2004


ha, ha, ha, who is in my head now?

(read the comments)
The other day, S and I were standing in line at Sea World; I was getting bored, so I was doing that to Susan - holding my finger close to her face, but I wasn't saying anything. Some woman who was standing nearby, chuckled and said, "oh, are you doing that "I'm not touching you?" We both laughed and the woman proceded to tell us about the things she and her siblings did when they were kids. It was fun.

Friday, June 18, 2004

I always knew that I found pleasure in eating, but it still amazes me realizing how much I miss while having to be extremely careful as to what I eat.

I just had a few temporary crowns put in today and one already fell out while I was flossing. Now, I am extremely paranoid about eating and even cleaning my teeth.

I must make it through the weekend before I can do anything about it, but I did pop it back in to place. I would look pretty funny if it were left open; not to mention the uncomfortable feeling it would be with air hitting the space.

I think to myself, wouldn't it be easier just to get false teeth? I know at least one person who has had them for quite a long time, and she is still pretty. Everyone tells me though, keeping my teeth as long as possible is the best solution.

I know that I didn't take very good care of my teeth most of my life, but in the past two years since I've started getting work done, I have been quite meticulous. In spite of all that, major work is still ahead.

I'm smiling, but for now it just isn't as enthusiastic for fear of something falling out!

It's all good.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

this one will be most entertaining for those who know Bravo - He's a big dog, not extremely smart, but not really stupid. He's cute and full of love. I love him.

After our first walk this morning, I took him into the pool area. I took off his leash and we ran around the pool for a little while. I was confident he would not try to get in the pool because he isn't really a water dog despite being part Rottweiller and part lab.

As he approached the jacuzzi, I thought to myself, "he's going to stick his nose in and all will be well." I wasn't thinking that the cover on the jacuzzi made it look (to him) as though it were just a hard surface. It only took one step and he was in! I called him to the steps, but no, he could only concentrate on the wall in front of him. He managed to get three paws up - I realized he wasn't going to make it easy, so I boosted his butt up and out of the water.

Bravo! for Bravo! He smells good!

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Yesterday at about 3:30, Susan was at the computer while I was on the couch in the same room. We were talking about schedules when the room shook. She said, "I think that was an earthquake." I responded, "it's the only thing it could be because I didn't hear a truck hit the building." I immediately turned on the television and sure enough, there was an earthquake reported somewhere off the coast. The news proceded to make a big deal about it which I thought was foolish.

The first time I felt the house shake, months ago, I thought it was a truck hitting the building; this time I knew it wasn't. The shake was stronger than the previous one, with no noise.

My house would shake sometimes where I used to live in GA, but I would always hear the BOOM! in the distance; it was Fort Stewart playing war.

Earthquakes - one thing I don't have an overwhelming desire to experience at a higher magnitude.
I have not participated in Lulu's lines for quite a while, but when something comes to mind immediately upon reading her trigger, I answer.

Eyes are for seeing but not necessarily for believing. Having faith is believing even without seeing.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

From Monday Madness .......................

Using the following letters, name birthday-related words; nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, phrases; they are all allowed! Have fun!! =)

Plenty of presents are allowed.
Parties can be fun!
Youth is overrated.

Bring on another year!
It has been a year?
Rare beauty
Dare to tell the truth about...
Years and years go by before you realize that it is this moment that is most important.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

From this week's Monday Madness ...

1. In my opinion, the perfect temperature is any between 75 and 85 degrees.

2. If I had a garden, I would plant tomatoes, peppers of many types, leafy greens ... and who knows? What I would really like is a yard full of fruit trees and bushes.

3. My favorite summertime beverage used to be fresca with Canadian Mist, but since I no longer drink alcoholic beverages, I now prefer water - fizzy water - not sweetened, just fizzy.

4. How many times a year do you rearrange your living room? In the past year, I have not rearranged it at all; I don't think I will as long as I liver here either because there isn't much that is changeable.

5. How fast do you drive in a '55 mile-an-hour' zone? I don't see that one much around here, but I would probably drive between 55 and 70.

6. How many minutes per day do you usually talk on the phone? I'm not very fond of the phone for local people, so maybe on average, less than 10 minutes per day.

7. What is your favorite software program? Not applicable.

8. I have about 230 music cd's.

9. How many memes do you participate in on a regular basis? one

10. Name 3 blogs that you have on your 'blogroll' list. (any 3.)I don't know; you tell me.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

This entry was instigated by Otto's Monday Madness !!!!!

1. What was the name of the last movie you watched (dvd, vhs, theatre, or tv)? Just today, I saw "Raising Helen;" it was a very good flick!

2. What were you doing on the internet before coming here? I was playing Collapse at gamehouse.com

3. What color of pen do you usually write with? I generally use blue or black for forms and signatures / red, blue or purple for notes on my calendar.

4. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? I think it was Mikey H. I was calling my sis' to see how all the events have been going; I sure hope he told her I called.

5. When is your birthday? (month and day) February 10!

6. How organized is your computer desk? I don't have one

7. How many calendars do you have in your house? I have seven calendars; in my opinion, they are as important as clocks. You can never have too many.

8. Do you clip coupons and use them when doing your grocery shopping? I certainly do!

9. Are you a morning person or a night owl? During the past year, I have evolved into being more of a night owl; I used to be both, but that doesn't work forever.

10. Did you enjoy your weekend? Did? as in past tense? isn't it still the weekend? hahahahaha, of course I did!