Jan's Introspection

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

Monday, May 23, 2005

Have I ever?

1. ...ridden on a rollercoaster? Yes I have, and I really didn't enjoy it very much.

2. ...performed (in any area of the arts) onstage? Yes again - music of course.

3. ...planted a garden? No, but I planted some trees from the Arbor Day Foundation; I wonder how they're doing. I should call my Georgia neighbor and ask her to check.

4. ...ever had to reformat your hard drive due to a virus/spyware? ..had to? ..should have? I've never done it; that's all I know.

5. ...written a book? A poem? A song? As a child, I wrote a few short stories and poems; I have no evidence of it though.

6. ...sung karaoke? I have!

7. ...been interviewed by a local tv station/newspaper? No

8. ...witnessed a tornado/earthquake/hurricane first-hand? No and that's okay; it's not on my list of must do or see.

9. ...participated in a photo scavenger hunt? No

10. ...traveled to another country? Yes, only Canada and Mexico (so far.)

My reality shows!
Survivor ended with Tom as the big winner; I'm okay with that because he wasn't an evil player and really showed strength (both mentally and physically.) My favorite was Stefanie, but once again women have proven that they don't trust each other and passed up their chance to get rid of Tom.

The Amazing Race is always fun to see because in my opinion, this is the most real of the realities. This particular season was not my favorite because I don't enjoy watching Rob (as in Boston Rob from a previously shown survivor.) I must say though that he probably is a good man because he always treated his woman (Amber) with love and concern. A few of the men on this show treat their women worse than a slug in the earth. I am glad that Joyce and Uchenna won because they are definitely good people.

The Apprentice, my second favorite this season, ended perfectly! A woman won! She didn't impress me at first, but as I watched her more closely, I realized that even though she wasn't always visible, it was often her behind the scenes marketing that pulled off the win for her team. She totally shined during her final project by truly respecting her team. Good job Kendra.

Now for my favorite, The contender! Yes, I am surprised too that I enjoy this one so much. When I first heard about it, I wasn't going to watch it because boxing really is a crazy sport. My favorite, Alfonso Gomez left a week or so ago in fourth place. I think he is a great guy and hope he does one day make a big win for his family. I also hope that he does it soon enough that he doesn't damage his brain too much in the process. Please Alfonso start your back up plan now while you're still young and full of dreams. The finale is tonight between my 2nd and 3rd favorites. I think Sergio is the one who wants to be a writer, so it would be great for him to win. He just may be smart enough to quit while he still has his wits. It would also be great if Peter Manfredo won because he just seems like a great guy and his daughter is adoreable. One thing that I really don't like about this show is watching the little children while they watch their Daddies becoming bloody as the throw punch after punch.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

15 May 2005

From Monday Madness!
How much do you think is the most you would pay for...
1. ...a loaf of bread? $5.00 if it is really great bread
2. ...a gallon of gas? Whatever the price is which is on avg here $2.50/gal
3. ...a pair of jeans? I'm not fond of jeans
4. ...a computer? $800.00
5. ...a camera? $300.00
6. ...a pair of shoes?$75
7. ...a television? $500
8. ...a recliner chair? Zero
9. ...a month of 'lightening speed' internet service? Zero
10. ...a cell phone? $50

I did the name thing; here it is...

Janice - God's gift : Hebrew

With your charismatic personality and persuasive powers you naturally attract all the good things in life which you could want. Kind, generous and sincere you are a good friend and partner with strong attachments to home and family. You are ambitious and have sound business acumen, this together with a natural love of life ensures that you enjoy success financially and in your relationships

In 2001, for whayever reason, I started introducing myself as
Jan - Enigmatic and mysterious you are a profound thinker and philosopher with great analytical ability and strong intuition. Perceptive and understanding you have a wonderful ability to read people. Your creative imagination and eloquence gives you a natural potential for writing and poetry. Very independent and individualistic you follow your own creed.

Hmmmmm... interesting

I am scheduled to check in for surgery at 6am; I think it's a good thing. Hopefully they won't
have had time to get backed up yet.

Here is Susan-Graceful lily : Hebrew

Charming, witty, original and idealistic you have a creative and inventive mind with great intuition. Your broad vision, perceptive powers and compassion gives you an instinctive understanding of peoples needs. You are a natural leader who has a talent for inspiring and teaching others and always display fairness, honesty and integrity. You are always seeking a new challenge for your vast creative potential.

It sounds quite accurate to me

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I broke my wrist last Saturday. It happened at about noon while riding my bicycle. Susan was on 24 hour call which means she wasn't home. She managed to negotiate with a colleague and was able to come home in order to get me to the urgent care. I arrived at urgent care at about 2 or 3. I was finally seen by 8 but not out of there until 10:30. The doc on duty didn't feel confident enough to at least pretend he knew what he was doing. I'm not complaining though; I am thankful for the service that is provided. I have surgery scheduled on Monday. One thing is for sure..I will never become addicted to pain pills. They all give me a hangover feeling so fast and strong. The pain isn't really pain anyways; it's just a throbbing or a pinch every now and then reminding me to be careful. All is well!