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09 March 2007 @ 11:10 am
FYI to all my friends... I lost my cell phone on a roller coaster in Las Vegas. So if you ever want to hear from me again, gimme yer number! (Text it to me, reply to this, whatever.)

And you can find me on Tribe and MySpace most the time now. MySpace for work reasons, and Tribe for personal.

Grooviness, beautiful babies!
- CJ
Current Mood: amusedamused
17 November 2006 @ 12:35 pm
So I was called in to Micro$oft on Wednesday to be a test subject for some new product. Turns out that I was involved in a "user testing" session for the new Zune music player.

Does anyone else think it odd that I was testing a device that is already available on the market? Hmm...

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: My Favorite Record // My Favorite Record by Asylum Street Sp
24 October 2006 @ 10:31 am
The North Country Gazette is a buncha morons who think they can rewrite copyright law at their whim. For example, they say that I can't copy the entire front page of their web site and post it here in my LiveJournal for anyone to read... like this:

Daily News Feeds

Featured And Investigative Reports Editorials and Commentary
Daily News Digest

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Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
17 October 2006 @ 11:58 am
My life recently has been a long series of emergencies that have to be dealt with RIGHT NOW.

I haven't been able to plan anything, or take much of a break. My only time to really get in touch with people and talk to them has been during the 10-20 minutes a day I walk between my car and work.

So I needed to take control. I needed to put a stake in the ground to give myself a solid footing to build on in this ever-shifting sand.

As most of you know, I participated in this weird conversation thing that winds up being a personal-development whatchamacallit. It's called Landmark.

They called me a few weeks ago and asked me to be one of their volunteer staff members for one of their long-term (3 month) seminar courses.

I immediately agreed. Here was a chance for me to commit to something that I simply *couldn't* get out of, and at the same time, be a fundamental part of helping others get the amazing experience I got from the courses.

Also, my last course with them ended in the winter of last year. So I wanted to do a little refresher and see how much of what I learned was ingrained habit for me, and if there were other gems I wanted to bring into my life as it currently stands.

Badda boom badda bing. A win win win win situation!

So last night was the first night of the Forum In Action series, and my first night assisting as the Recorder. There was a lot of admin stuff to do while being trained on all the stuff I need to do, so I didn't get to do much with the class itself. But afterwards the assisting team (all volunteers) sat around and had a discussion about the class and how it went.

The rest of the team had met before at a pre-session get together the Forum Leader put together a few weeks ago... on the same night my family was celebrating my birthday! So this was the first time I got to meet the rest of my team, and they are cool. This is gonna be a lot of fun!

Help other people out? Check.

Get a lot of satisfaction from it? Check.

Develop aspects of my life and personality that I want to improve? Check.

Help build a less insane and more comfortable life for myself? Check.

Oh yeah. This is good.
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: Demain (Jazz) // Princesses Nubiennes by Les Nubians
17 October 2006 @ 11:37 am
I think Jamiroquai's "Half The Man" and Air's "How Do You Feel?" are two of the finest love songs ever. Wonderful stuff...

Yup. Gettin' sappy and listening to love songs. Sheesh!

As if going to Burning Man with my sweetie - CrazyBeat - was not the pinnacle experience of a new relationship, we have been living together for the last week+.

See, I moved out of my old place in West Seattle on Oct 1, but couldn't move into my new place until the 9th. So I crashed at CrazyBeat's house for the week in between...

...or at least that was the plan!

It worked out so well that I wound up staying several extra days. Then moving in to my new place was good on one hand (getting settled in, not living out of a bag, etc), but it was also a bummer because I was not gonna be with CrazyBeat every evening!

(Of course, as a part of my sub-letting this house, I need to take care of the place and the cats for the next 8-12 months. So the cats were a little ticked off at me for not being there and petting them. Rocky even peed on my bed! Bastard. I'll make him regret that by being so nice to him he will feel bad for being so petty!)

Anyway. I know. I'm being sappy about this whole relationship thing.

But ya know what? I'm happy!
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
Current Music: Half The Man // The Return Of The Space Cowboy by Jamiroquai
11 October 2006 @ 05:24 pm
Last night I finally got in to Rudy's to get my hair cut. Sides got buzzed down, so there is no more platinum blonde there. Top got trimmed down, so there's only a little platinum on the tips now.

I really dug my platinum blonde hair.... it was a lot of fun! I think I'll let this grow out the rest of the way (one more hair cut?) and then go blonde again...

... it also gave me an excuse to do dumb things!
09 October 2006 @ 04:14 pm
Life is pretty dang good, ya know? Yeah, I gots my stresses, and I gots my worries, but the dominoes are falling in a manageable cascade. A lovely image is appearing... a life that is full of the things I want it to be full of.

I'm selling my Subaru and getting out of monthly car payments. (Anyone want it for $10k obo?) I have bought an old 1988 Honda Accord DX from my brother-in-law for pocket change... it is a bullet-proof old Honda with lotsa miles on it, and lots more in it. It has a bunch of little things that need attention, which is something I really enjoy doing... wrenching on this or that in the evenings is my definition of a good time...

I start school again this week. One class, meets once a week for an hour. Already have gotten to work on the drawings for my portfolio, and I things are coming together smoothly. Apparently illustrating by hand is a "bad thing" nowadays, so I have had to dump all my beloved pencils and pens, and started using Illustrator to draw... something I have NEVER done before! And ya know what? It is coming out alright, if I do say so myself...

Tonight I move in to the house I will be taking care of until at least June of next year. Finally... some stability, and an AMAZING kitchen to cook in!

Life? It's good. Oh yeah!
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Current Music: Spybreak ! // Star Profile by Propellerheads