whirling…

i have been the proverbial headless chicken these last few weeks, running from one appointment to another, doing survivor interviews, working long days at the studio, making trips to buy fabric and to the factory to develop new patterns and place production orders. amongst other things.

and in the middle of this i had the disaster of changing isp’s and wound up without internet service at home for something like 10 days. for a junkie like me, horror of horrors!!!. and of course, now that i’ve cancelled mweb because of their pricing, they’ve gone and announced uncapped internet for a fairly decent price. this after i had to drive back and forth to the  high-heeled, one-legged fairy that is greg nietzsky, so that he could unblock my mweb router so i could use it with my new afrihost account.

anyway, this probably means very little to most people and i really just wanted to check in and say yes, i’m still here. sort of. my head hasn’t quite exploded, it just feels like it has. it gets a little boring saying that i don’t have time, or that i’m too busy, but i guess it’s the truth. i’m all awhirl… feels like i’m caught in the spin cycle… i’m even contemplating employing a friend to be an all-round assistant to help me with my clothing line and just generally help with all the stuff i never have time to get round to. but now that we’re back online, i’ll try to be a little more proactive about my sadly neglected blog.

and before i go, i just need to say that i got invited to my friend verity’s place last night, with some other cool friends i’ve made through her and she served the most incredible meal. i can’t remember when last i ate a dinner that amazing! really. mouthgasmic flavors unlike anything i’ve had recently and all we had to do was show up, sit down and be spoiled. what a fantastic way to end a few rather tense, hectic weeks.

so there.

an unplanned mini brain dump.

so how’ve *you* been?

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off-line…

if this blog were my child, it would be in the custody of protective services by now and i’d be charged with some serious neglect.
my life is in such overdrive right now that i have almost no online time. i’ve been seriously MIA on the interwebz and that’s not about to change.
things that have been happening:

  1. after all that hoo-hah about being self-employed a few months ago, i went to the states for 2 months, came back and promptly got re-employed till february 2011. yes, folks, i’m back on contract and jennifer adams rides/wields her stethoscope again. whatever, after a short stint in the “buiteland” i’m back in “binnelanders” and on your tv nightly at six.
  2. my clothing line, sass designs has been launched. stock will soon be available at “burgundy fly” in maponya mall, soweto (i was psyched that my first order came from soweto – the place to be!), “koco bino” in sandton city  (so stoked!) and an exclusive boutique near you. i’ve been getting no sleep trying to keep all the balls in the air, but i’m trusting that it’ll all pay off.
  3. i’m about to leave for an unknown destination for about a month on a truly big adventure and much as i’m bursting to tell you about it, i’ve signed a non-disclosure agreement which strictly forbids me to say anything! ack!!! you’ll probably read about it in the sunday papers and the tabloids soon though. suffice to say that my life will be even more off-line for the next month than it’s been lately. no cell or interwebz access to say the least.

ok, that’s it in a nutshell. and hopefully this’ll keep protective services at bay for a little while. i’m a good mom blogger, i really am! 😉

    a life offline

    ok, after months of blogging regularly, of engaging daily on twitter, basically, extensively social networking, meeting cool new people, it’s really strange to find myself with almost no time for an online life right now.
    life is so incredibly hectic as i prepare to leave for l.a. and as i’m trying to set up my new clothing line as well as recuperate from surgery. i find myself going more and more onto facebook, but only because i’m trying to make burning man plans (cos the majority of my burner friends hang out there on the book of the faces).
    for the rest i run from the label place to the various fabric wholesalers, to the cmt making up samples and lines, i spend ages infront of my computer dealing with the images, planning things one way, then having to completely give up on that plan and try things a different way. all while designing crazy costumes for the playa and burning man.

    my equally insane, multi-talented friend verity is also making the trek to black rock city and we’ve spent hours in my freezing improvised outside studio, co-designing and making matching zebra outfits – with manes and tails – to take with us. hopefully she won’t mind me posting this pic of her in the outfit, mid-design. i’ve made an alternate top out of the zebra fabric so we have a choice and the fur boot covers got a re-design. i finally had to drag out the vacuum and clean up the tons of left over fur which was driving me crazy.

    african zebra for burning man

    african zebra for burning man

    now i have to jump in my car and take my handsome, wonderful dog, chai to the spca (the booysens branch, which is where  i was lucky enough to get him). we discovered yesterday that he’s lost a front tooth and the rest of his teeth which were also worn, are even more so. even though he’s very healthy, he’s never quite got rid of the sneeze he arrived with, so, here i go, making the trek across town as soon as i post this.

    dizzy. dizzy bizzy!