Save Me San Francisco

I haven’t been here in a while.  It’s pretty easy to slap up a happy go lucky blog post when things are going really great in my life, or when a nail polish goes horribly wrong.  But most of the time I suppose life is a messy conglomeration of disastrously wrong and gloriously right mixed in…

Mani Monday: The Worst Nail Polish Ever

I painted my nails this weekend with this, and I’m here to warn you about it.  Just say no.  It is the worst nail polish I’ve ever used in my life. It looks kind of cool in the bottle.  Which is why I bought it.  It seems like it would be kind of white, and it has holographic…

Ogre or Goddess? Plus: The Right Number of Houses

Thought I’d better post about some things, since it’s been a while, and I have news!  Good news! Very soon I shall be the owner of only one house (and only one mortgage! Woot!).  The work is finally done on the house that the renters destroyed, and it’s been on the market officially for about…

Boxes, Boxes, Beauty Boxes!

I got a nice surprise in the mail a few weeks ago, an Allure Beauty Box I didn’t order.  I was puzzled as to how it happened, and I’m still not entirely sure.  I got an email a couple days later saying I was selected to receive a free box.  No more info than that. …

Mani Monday: OPI Infinite Shine Tips and Tricks

How do you know Janet’s feeling better?  She paints her nails red! One of my friends and colleagues (who is also a nail polish hoarder fan) sent me a lovely get well present.  I was really hoping it was polish, and it was!  It’s OPI Infinite Shine in the shade Relentless Ruby. Now, I have…

How I Lost 22 Pounds Without Even Trying!

Okay, maybe I did  try.  I tried  not to either pass out or throw up every day.  I tried  not to bleed on everything I wore, sat on, or walked past.  I tried  to actually stay at work every day.  (A day not spent in the ER was a win!)  I tried  to just survive until surgery…

New and Improved Janet

Now with fewer internal organs and more blood inside! Well, I had my surgery on December 12, and I’m finally feeling up to posting about it.  The only pain killer I’ve taken today is ibuprofen, and so far, I’m making it on that.  First time in weeks I don’t have narcotics in my body while at…

Don’t Do Drugs

I mean, unless you have to.  I’m writing this post on Percocet.  We shall see if it makes my writing better or worse.  For science. Since you know I don’t do recreational drugs, that should be a clue that I’m not doing much better physically.  In fact, since my last post, I’ve had another ER…

One

Well, you can’t blame (or credit) me for the election results, because I didn’t vote.  This is the first election since I turned 18 in which I didn’t vote.  Calm down.  I had a good reason.  I had every intention of voting, but the day’s events instead landed me in the hospital getting a blood transfusion. My…

PJF Trail: The Trail’s End?

So tomorrow is my 45th birthday, and if you have been reading for a while and keeping track of my goals (because you have nothing better to do with your life, and let’s face it, I am fascinating), you may recall my first post about the Peaceful Joyful Free Trail in which I set the…