Tuesday, September 8, 2009

i swear i'm still alive.

life has been a little crazy around here lately.

might as well do a little re-cap/brain dump.


i decided that i was a lot pretty when i was 18. i can't quite put my finger on what's different. but it's sad, regardless.


moving on.

my last few weeks of summer were spent doing the following:
fly home home to northern california.
drive 8 hours the next day to southern california. 3 photo shoots that day. 2 photo shoots the next day. then drive the 8 hours back home.
play for a few more days at home with the family.
fly to the boy's home in oregon to meet his family.
play there for 4 days.
drive 14-ish hours back to utah home with him and a friend.

school started last week. i'm actually loving my classes so far and i am quite determined to be a good student this semester. the fact that my schedule isn't completely finalized may not quite be the best start, but whatever. 4.0 here i come. we'll see how long that motivation lasts :). feel free to wish me luck.

i don't have a parking spot at my apartment complex this year [retarded], so i have to park on the street. i got 3 parking tickets last week. awesome. [no, not awesome].

remember my creative drought i posted about? well, the ideas haven't started raining down yet. that + my crazy busy life would probably explain my hiatus in blogging. i feel a creative spell coming next week though. i've been rain dancing. and in the meantime, i have loads of overdue pictures and even a few paintings to share.

does anyone watch project runway? i saw it for the first time ever last week and i am slightly obsessed. that + my intermediate sewing class have me giddy and excited. seriously :)

so i guess i lied. there actually has been a few scattered showers of ideas. i just have yet to move forward with any of them. the boy and a friend actually inspired me to do a really awesome photo series after an interesting little conversation over clam chowder about following your dreams. it sounds cliche, but i am really excited to start working on it.

speaking of oregon and creative ideas, i met the coolest couple that has been creating and selling pottery for over 30 years. my friends interviewed them for their website and asked me to come along to take some pictures. i can't even tell you how fascinating it was for me. i'll share more details + photos later - maybe when my friend finishes the article he's writing. but now i want to take a pottery class. i seriously have too many hobbies.

i used to hate raw tomatoes. i'm starting to like them now. i don't know why. i think my sister's homemade salsa helped.

i feel like i have a bazillion e-mails to write. i don't really though. let's face it - i'm not that cool. i bet it's more like 10.
my little sister was here last weekend. i love her. 

i made banana cake and cookie dough brownies for my cousin's birthday bash on sunday. there are leftovers on my kitchen counter. someone please come eat them. i have a feeling that cake for breakfast isn't the best thing for reaching my 'lose 5 pounds in 3 weeks' goal.

my internet decided to 'shut down unexpectedly' during the middle of this post. i'm sure it is now missing something incredibly important that was previously here.

yesterday, i went grocery shopping with some friends, and they jokingly told me to put the watermelon we purchased up my dress so it would look like i was pregnant. of course i did it. i feel like i am abnormally baby hungry for a 21-year-old. just saying.

the new season of so you think you can dance starts tomorrow. dear people at fox, you are geniuses for realizing we shouldn't have to wait until next summer for the glory and wonder that is sytycd.

i have to go read for my class tomorrow.
and go running.
and shower.
and eat dinner.
and clean my room.
and do laundry
and edit photos.
and try my hardest to not eat cookies or cake.
[really though, i even wrote it on my to-do list for today].

dear blog,
it is good to be back.


xoxo.
jana

5 left some love.:

Valerie September 8, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

Yes! Project Runway is the greatest show ever!

Kristin Ann September 9, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

i realize you're a very busy girl.. but your sister misses you.. and how sad is that when i have to sign into my blog and see that you updated about your life on here, but you couldn't txt me back today :( you're my best friend matty. and i think we were mfeo, and you're my chocolate covered strawberry, and i miss having someone to watch sytycd with, and i don't watch project runway, but i would if i had you around.. anywho.. good luck with your day tomorrow.. don't forget someone loves you, and her name is kristin :) and you really shouldn't forget that, because i think i'm the only one that really does :) jk

Shannon September 9, 2009 at 7:29 PM  

Not too long ago I was 21 and also thought I was abnormally baby (driven? hungry? lol.) obsessed. Anyway, 3 years later still haven't had a kid and still obsessed. I think its normal till you have one of your own.. something about our species continuing on this planet.

Misha +Tucker Rees September 10, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

dear jana, it's been a long time. harli is [still] dying to meet you and wonders if we will ever get to see you. i [to] know that you are a very busy and talented girl.. but we want to come visit you! all those times you came up here to see us or meet us half way.. we are ready to do our part! can't wait to hear more about the fabulous life of jana. miss you, hope all is still marvelous! love you- m & h
p.s. harli will be 2 months old next week.. perhaps we see you before she is a toddler? jk! loves

Ashlee September 14, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

glad your back! :) if you want, you can borrow my Olive for a while. she is more than a handful! :)