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modernjanis
01 November 2006 @ 09:44 pm
So my computer died without notice a few weeks ago and I have been going nuts - no e-mail, no MySpace, and unable to post on here!!! But, I am back in action and ready to go ... expect many posts and comments in the next few days!
 
 
Current Location: Bedroom Floor
Current Mood: uncomfortablein pain
Current Music: TV - Becker
 
 
modernjanis
05 October 2006 @ 07:21 pm
This Sunday will be 70 days with no booze, liquor, wine, drunkenness, shots ...
 
 
modernjanis
05 October 2006 @ 05:40 pm
I love to juice. I'm a juicer. I want to shout it from the mountain tops; though I have found that I have to be careful where I say that as people have begun to think I take steroids. No, the juicing I partake in is the natural, raw food habit of making my own fruit and vegetable juices.

Usually, I make some carrot-apple-whatever is in the fridge combo. Today, however, I looked more into the benefits of each ingredient and made a glass using the following:

Carrots - Vitamins A, C, and beta-carotene for energy, body cleansing, and even tan skin and softer hair!

Garlic - reduces blood pressure, helps with blood clotting, lowers LDL (which increases bad cholesterol), boosts the immune system, reduces yeast growth in body

Radish - helps clear sinus cavities and calm a sore throat

Celery - magnesium, iron and chlorophyll helps with headaches, electrolytes, cleansing out carbon dioxide, cooling body temp, curbing sweet cravings, muscle cramps, fatigue ...

Parsley - sweetens breath; cleanses the kidneys, liver, and urinary tract; aids upset stomachs by stimulating digestive enzymes

Apple - endless benefits including potassium that eases arthritis and rheumatism, and flushing of the liver and kidneys



Overall BEST benefit from drinking a glass of any homemade juice - you get this awesome energy boost and often a tingling sensation all over your body. Juicing: it's a rush for sure!
 
 
Current Location: couch
Current Mood: guiltyguilty-supposed to be in class
Current Music: blah tv
 
 
modernjanis
04 October 2006 @ 02:31 pm
My cats are my babies; they are my best friends. I love them more than life itself - to the point that that statement truly makes sense to me now. When Marshall (one of the boys) was lost in the woods at my parents house for 8 days - in a hurricane no less - I couldn't breathe. I cried non-stop at just the thought of him out there alone, at the possibility of never seeing him again. Last night Marshall (again the one causing me the stress! Julius is so the good child) was sick. He was in distress, and to put it shortly, he couldn't pee. And therefore I couldn't sleep knowing he was troubled.

So what's the point of all this, besides to help you understand that crazy cat ladies don't have to be old and lonely? If I react this strongly to my cats, how will I ever survive motherhood?
 
 
Current Location: couch
Current Mood: worriedworried
Current Music: tv - Grounded for Life
 
 
modernjanis
25 September 2006 @ 07:14 pm
I secretly desire to be someone who needs few possessions. I want to be able to pack up my apartment in a weekend or less and move to a new city. I wish that I didn't feel that I "needed" so many things.

When I moved into the apartment that I currently live in (Aug. 2005), I donated 7 bags of clothing. I wish I could cleanse my life of more than just clothes that don't fit or are years past the fashion. I want to be a minimalist. But I also want my books, my records, my makeup, my shoes, my clothes ...
 
 
Current Location: couch
Current Mood: draineddrained
Current Music: tv - According to Jim
 
 
 
modernjanis
24 September 2006 @ 12:19 am
Boy walks up to me in a bar. We begin having a nice conversation, and I manage to forgive his close talking and obvious pick up attempts. Then he interrupts with "Are you religious?" Not weird yet, but stick with me here.

"Yes," I say.

"Like how?" he asks.

"ummm ..." confused I can only think to say, "well, I am Christian."

"Me, too. I bet I am more Christian than you think I am," says drunk boy.

*WEIRD ALERT* ... but there's more:

You see, boy was in seminary school (to become a minister/preacher/priest) - twice. But both times God told him he wasn't to be a minister. And how, you may wonder, did God let him know that he should leave seminary school and become too-close-talking drunk guy at bar?

"Both times I hooked up with a girl."
 
 
Current Location: couch
Current Mood: thoughtfulperplexed
Current Music: blah TV - getting ready to choose a movie
 
 
modernjanis
15 September 2006 @ 11:36 pm
Amelie: worth spending the effort to follow the sub-titles!
 
 
Current Location: roommate's couch
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Current Music: movie - Deeply
 
 
modernjanis
08 September 2006 @ 11:42 pm
August 2005 - I moved to a new section of the city. At this new apartment I began receiving mailings from a local church. These weren't what you would imagine a church's mailing to be - they were mini magazines that include articles about a christian's take on dealing with stress, raiding children, having successful relationships, and such. Every month I read the mag, and every week I considered walking (I have no car) the five blocks to church at 10 a.m. Finally, come May 2006 - Mothers' Day to be exact, I attended.

April's mailing contained an article that God had selected for me - it was about self mutilation, cutting specifically. I broke down crying. I knew I wasn't going to make it there on my own, but I knew I was being pulled and pushed; so, mommy stayed the night and went with me. Last Sunday we did the same thing - she spent the night and together we went to this church. In between these two times I did not attend on my own at all. I thought about it often, but never went.

This weekend I will be attending on my own for the first time. Should the final motivating factor matter? What if I tell you that there was a new worship leader that has motivated me? A leader who just happens to be a very attractive guy about my age sans wedding ring? I will still be attending church and paying attention and worshiping. Is it so wrong that I am so sick of meaningless relationships with single-minded guys who have little in common with me, that I am turning to church as a possible place to meet husband-potentials? And keep in mind - the desire to attend this church was there before I witnessed the gorgeous Josh with the angelic singing voice.
 
 
Current Location: Roommate's Couch
Current Mood: touchedinnocent thoughts
Current Music: Jay Leno is on TV
 
 
modernjanis
08 September 2006 @ 11:46 am
So I am at the library with one of the munchkins - Amy, age 2 - and wanted to make yet another list since I do not have time to actually write. I have 8 minutes remaining on the library's computer that I have reserved so let's see if I can bang out my ten favorite musical artists in that time ... and 7 minutes to go.

Fave Singers and Bands:

1. Janis Joplin
2. Johnny Cash
3. The Doors
4. Jefferson Airplane
5. Eminem
6. Blink 182
7. Billy Joel
8. Zox
9. The Beatles
10. Spymob

Well I cheated, or the library did I guess. They gave an additional 15 minutes of reservation time (twice actually, how the heck was I planning on doing this and watching a toddler in only 8 minutes??) when I got down to only 5 minutes left since there are no patrons waiting behind me.

And as for what book I started last night - The Haunted by Chuck Palahnuik - my first Palahniuk adventure: so far, living up to the hype.
 
 
Current Location: Public Library
Current Mood: boredatleast it's Friday
Current Music: The musings of 2-year-old Amy
 
 
modernjanis
07 September 2006 @ 10:47 pm
I love making lists. Have you noticed yet? This weekend I cleared all of my books (2 tall IKEA bookshelves full) off of their shelves, dusted, and organized (i.e. alphabetized and categorized) them. Today I finished a super-fab book. Thus, I have decided to analyze my top ten fave novels. And 10 points to anyone who knows what the title references.

Favorite Novels:

1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
3. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (and his other 4 as well)
4. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
5. Me and Emma by Elizabeth Flock (finished it today)
6. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
7. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss
8. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
9. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
10. Banana Rose by Natalie Goldman


Now, I must go pick out a new book to start. I am such a word nerd: I truly enjoy finishing a book for the mere fact that I then get to peruse my shelves and pick a new book to read. Until next time, whence I shall share my decision.
 
 
Current Mood: sorestupid chronic back pain
Current Music: TV