Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Monday, December 03, 2007

I feel like Mary Tyler Moore

Good morning,

ok, this is it, the beginning of a new me, I know, I's not new years but I am easing into things, starting with this morning.

you know what I did...I danced for a half hour....and my body is not used to it anymore and it really hurt, but now, now I feel good.

you see after my knee surgery so many years ago and all the pain that came with it and followed, I stopped dancing, afraid that I would hurt myself...but you know what, I think that was more an excuse, I think it was less fear of pain and more fear of looking ridiculous and with that cams bad body image stuff and the like, but today, I turned the mirror around so I could not see myself, and I danced.

baby steps.

so that in and of itself is good, and I am really going to focus on some creating today, and worry about packaging a little later, you see my wonderful bubs is helping me with that, so it will no longer take the whole day...YAY!!

so, did you all have a wonderful weekend??? Ours was filled with mean cheesiness...and yes our Christmas Tree is still standing!!! She did wake up at 12:30am on Sunday morning, shortly after my bubs and I finally got to sleep, she was awake for most of the night after that, with no concept of time she does not really get that she is awake in the middle of the night. She was not feeling well either, she kept signing "ouch" and pointing at her ear, and head...poor thing.

So yesterday we took it easy we were having lunch when all of a sudden we heard sirens, tons of them, and shouting and lots of noise, it was like we were living back in the ghetto...looking out our side window we could see people rushing out of their homes...what the hell is happening, we of course figured something was on fire so rushed to the front porch and you know what we saw?????

a parade, going right by our door, marching bands, the most pathetic floats you have ever seen (seriously they were just people in the back of a pick up truck wearing Santa Hats), cheerleaders, more bands and then finally...SANTA.

kick ass.

My bubs and I were more excited than the mean cheese who could care less really....but come on, Santa drove by our f-ing house.


next year I told my bubs we should get a float because it would surely kick all the other floats asses, he told me that was not "the spirit of Christmas" but you know...that did not sway me.

ok, now to get some work done, I am sorry I have been a bad blog friend lately....I have been very busy with orders and the like..


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Blogger Aaron said...

Seriously, you should get a float. Kate and Fij and I last year decided that we would enter a Charlie Brown float into our local parade this year (with me as Chuck, Fij as Sally, and EK as Lucy), but alas, we never got around to it.

You are like Mary Tyler Moore, J. Good for you on the dancing; I'm proud of you!

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so cool! I want Santa to drive by my house. But it would just be some fat drunk guy in a low rider with red pepper lights hanging off of it.

I am so proud of your enthusiasm and choice to start dancing! Must be easier since you are doing it with Maks!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Yay for dancing! I should make you a dance-tastic soundtrack... ;)

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Noelle said...

I would probably be freaked out if Santa drove by my house. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! The art that you posted on here is outstanding! I love parades but haven't been to one in awhile. The last parade that I was in...lolololol This is a funny story but kinda stupid of me. I was in a musical "The Secret Garden" and I had to wear this HUGE dress with big shoes to match. It was not all that easy to walk on the stones on River Street wearing those shoes let me tell you. We were suppost to hand out these pieces of paper with the title of the show, date, location...etc. they ran out of them. I thought that I'd be nice and go and get more... well when doing soo..the float ran right over my foot!!! POP! Tears were running down my eyes... I need to be quiet...seeing as how I tend to go on and on and on. Well, I just wanted to say that this is a wonderful post! *HUGS*

4:47 PM  
Anonymous nancypearlwannabe said...

In my hometown in NH Santa drives down every street on Christmas Eve on a firetruck and throws candy to all the kids. It's so awesome.

Love that you have random parades.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

santa was in columbus and i MISSED him?! lol

6:28 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

You are sooo lucky! Our Christmas parade was held in 40 degree weather with pouring rain...even Santa couldn't get me down there...

I should have mailed you my Christmas list so you could have thrown it at him for me...

7:27 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Oh, btw, did Santa have his magic sack with him?

I'm sorry, I seriously am twelve. I can't help it.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is totally OT - but you mentioned once that you were working on a custom piece. How does that work? Does someone send you a picture and you just, y'know, do your thing? I'm interested in what goes into creating a "custom" piece.


10:10 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

some of these parades sound great :) we have a big parade in sydney that santa makes an appearance in but we don't have random suburban parades...

7:39 AM  
Blogger Ming the Merciless said...

I love the title.

You should twirl and twirl in the snow, throw your hat up in the air and sing the Mary Tyler Moore theme....or at least, play the theme on the stereo while you do it.

1:12 AM  

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