Dirt Series and websites

In the busy happenings that made up the month of July, I completely forgot that the Dirt Series was coming up in August. Last year when I went I learned a whole lot and had a blast, as well as managed a whole new level of confidence with my mountain biking. I really wanted to go again this year, but completely forgot about it and didn’t put the money away for it in July like I should have. Basically that means I’m about 150$ short of going, and that makes me kind of sad. It’s this coming weekend, of course, and there are no paychecks between now and then, so no real hope of income there. Unfortunate, that. I need a sponsor, but no one will sponsor me unless I’m good, and I won’t get good without going to Dirt Series, and I can’t afford to go to dirt series which is why I need a sponsor. Heh.

I have my beta site mostly up, but there are still some bugs in the paypal ordering system. At any rate, JennyLeeSilver.com is somewhat live-ish. People can order stuff at least, I’ll just have to confirm each order manually before I ship anything.

It was so fantastic to come home tonight and relax, clean the very messy apartment, eat dinner with my husband, not rush around madly taking photos. So very nice.

I’m slowly rebuilding my photo journal and Picture a Day galleries too, since they were accidentally wiped. Ick. I’m going to have to find out how you back up Gallery properly on my computer once it’s all up there and complete.


I am still wearing the same clothing that I put on Saturday morning before going to Whistler. There are a few reasons for this: first, we stayed overnight in Whistler, crashing at a friend’s hotel room; second, I did not come straight home from Whistler, instead scurrying around the city catching up on the last remaining sites I had to visit; third, I got home and promptly started sorting and editing whatever photos were left to do, and have been doing so for the past five hours. Holy crap I’m tired.

This is what I get, I suppose, for taking on a contract while having a full time job. However, it is hopefully all done. Hopefully. I’m going through things now to confirm that I’ve finished what I needed to do. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Speaking of fingers, and crossing, or something to that effect, Adam hurt himself out biking tonight while I was climbing the Grind. (more on that later, perhaps.) It seems that when he wiped out he somehow managed to rupture a tendon in the end of his finger – he basically can’t move the top part of his finger. He says it doesn’t hurt really, but it’s on a slant and he can’t bend it or straighten it. The tendon is just gone. Ew. He’s pretty upset, and worried about piano playing and guitar and typing and so on.

So I climbed the grouse grind today. Ew. It was fairly disheartening, since I climbed it with Tara who is apparently uber-fit. I am not uber-fit. She was having all sorts of fun, enjoying the stupid hike up the trail, way up ahead of me and waiting for me around every corner. I was miserable, slow, depressed, and my lung was hurting me. Getting to the top was not at all satisfying – it was merely an example of how bad I am at climbing things, and made me feel like crap. Tara was very enthusiastic and happy and ‘hooray for us,’ but I was hard pressed to respond. Was kind of afraid if I said anything at all, it would be negative, and really, she doesn’t need to hear it.

Adam’s manager at work didn’t submit his head office hours early enough for this paycheque, which means he wasn’t paid for them on Friday. Naturally, we are now extremely short, especially after going to Whistler yesterday (which was required, planned since last summer, and had to happend yesterday or never.) Expensive things, trips to Whistler are, even if you’re not staying at a hotel. Here’s hoping we can get through the next couple of weeks okay. I think we’ll be fine, but I haven’t actually looked at our status right now.

My website is busted and I’m overwhelmed with the task of fixing it. Kind of want to curl up in a ball and cry right now. Definitely don’t want to go to bed and dump this on a sleeping, worried, and injured Adam.

We’re not having a good week.

Horrorscope analysis

The circumstances of your life lighten up now, offering you room enough to figure out how to best respond to what’s been developing. Your dreams feel big, but your ideal situation seems far away. Don’t give up. This is a time of dramatic change and what you do during these next days can impact your life in ways that you don’t yet realize.

Nothing is lightening up right now. I still have work to do. I think it is probably manageable, but it will wear me out badly by the end of the week. I guess that’s the Don’t give up part.

I was definitely up far too late last night, and it’s hit me pretty hard today. I think instead of going in to town tonight I’m going to finish of the North Shore work I need to get done, and then get home at a reasonable hour, and hopefully sleep at a reasonable hour.


Dear Unifers,

I need this shirt.

Thank you,

Jenny Lee Silver

I made an iced mocha at work today to wake myself up. I think it’s working. In other news, I really need to water the plants here more often. I’m a bad plant-waterer, since I forget so often. They’re starting to suffer a bit. It’s not that I don’t think of it, I do – I just don’t actually get up and DO it when I think of it.

Workie workie work

I’m up late tonight although I need sleep. I still haven’t recovered from the weekend. I planned to go to bed a while ago, but obviously haven’t yet. The Colbert Report is on, and I’m awaiting the laundry. Adam started a load a while ago and he was going to stay up for it, but just couldn’t – he wasn’t feeling well tonight, so I said I’d wait up for the laundry, and passed the time editing photos.

The laundry is probably done in the next few minutes. I’ll go check when the Colbert Report has a commercial.

The weekend wiped me out in a very big way. I haven’t had a break yet, either – worked today then had to go out and get some more stuff done after work, didn’t get home till about 8:30. Bleh. Made dinner, cleaned up a bit, worked on photos. I am wishing for sleep now.

Ooh commercial. going to get laundry.


Losing grip a bit today. Not enough sleep, not enough food, exhausted from yesterday, too hot, too much to do, don’t feel like driving but half to, and I really miss Adam right now.

However, too much to do means I am going out to do things. Driving sucks.

I miss you sleep…

I tossed and turned in the overwhelming heat last night, so much so that I barely slept. It didn’t help that I was sleeping alone, and when I get used to sleeping next to someone changing back to sleeping alone is a little bit strange. Plus I spent half the night thinking about everything I need to get done in the next few days, and that in itself was enough to keep me wired and awake. Silly brain, I will make it pay for its insolence.

I’m nearly ready to go out now, just pulling things together and trying to air out the apartment a bit for the kitties before I head out. Haven’t decided if I’m going to bring the computer with me or not. On the one hand, it might be nice to have on the ferry. On the other hand, I might want to just nap on the ferry.

I opened the balcony door and am sitting next to it. After booting the cats away from it five or six times, they seem to have figured out not to go towards it. There’s a light breeze coming in, and Dayle is sitting four feet away from the door smelling at the air. Sera gave up and went to sleep on the couch. If I’m not careful I might do the same. Why is it always that when you can’t sleep all night, the only time you really start to drop off is in the morning when you have to be up to go somewhere? Evil.

All right, I’m going to gather up my stuff and think about leaving the house before I crawl back into bed. This is earlier than I get up for work, even.


I’m sitting in the lunchroom at work with my Notebook. Yay Notebook! Just reading and surfing and currently writing an lj post. It’s something, anyhow.

All I’ve had for lunch is some salad that a co-worker brought too much of and gave me half. That’s not going to be enough, I don’t think, but I’m feeling rather lazy and will quite possibly just go to the A&W next door to get something to supplement it. Greasy burgerworld.

I’m actually running the laptop off the battery for the first time, which is interesting. It keeps the screen dim to conserve power. Apparently I have 4 1/2 hours or so left of battery life, assuming I don’t make it work too hard. I’m glad I upgraded for the longer life battery, even if I haven’t used it much – at some point I will, and having more time on the machine is far better than less.

I still haven’t decided what day I’m going to Victoria this weekend. The ferry should be fun though – I like boat rides. On the other day, I will mostly be driving around the vancouver area, and probably climbing up the Grouse Grind. Ew. I hope to do that early in the morning before it gets crazy-busy and dirty.

Alas, nothing exciting is going on in my brain right now that I can share. I need a laptop bag for this ginormous notebook. Preferably a backpack style, since I hate shoulder bags. Chris lent me his old one, but it’s too small for my ginormous notebook.