Friday, November 26, 2010

Connect . . .

Loyal Readers -

As part of the moving process my Internet service will not be set up for a couple of weeks.

That means new posts will be few and far between.

I will be posting photos to the Just Jon facebook fan page with some captions and status updates.

If you haven't already joined the group; please do; so that we can stay connected while I wait for my Internet service.

The Song Of The Day - Future Lovers by Madonna

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First Train Home . . .

I am finally a homeowner!

Keeping my mouth shut on this blog for the 74 days I have been in escrow has been tough!

I really appreciate the select few people who were aware that I was in escrow and kept it on the down low per my request.

The reality is that I felt like the home buying process is similar to a woman in her first trimester of pregnancy, I just did not feel comfortable talking about the purchase until I felt it was a done deal.

Loyal Readers may remember that I have posted about my home search before.  This process has been several years in the making with one ill fated offer that was retracted before any paperwork was signed sealed or delivered.

After that experience I knew that this time I was going to make sure the deal was solid before I started talking about it.

It has been understandably stressful, and even more challenging when you are trying to do the whole process as a single person.  It is very hard to be in two places at the same time.

But after 74 days of waiting, document reading, signatures, faxes, notaries, emails, design appointments, video shoots (don't ask), wire transfers, walk throughs, phone calls, messages, mover quotes, packing, trips to Goodwill, no parking permits obtained; today I was told, "Congratulations your purchase has been recorded and you can pick up the keys to your new home!"

So Friday morning the movers are coming to take me HOME!

Just Jon will still be residing in the City by the Bay in a new one bedroom + den condo.  In fact I believe I am the first resident moving into the complex!

Shout out to my parents for emotional, physical and mental support!

The Song Of The Day - First Train Home by Imogen Heap

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Start The Commotion . . .

And so it begins...

The Christmas holiday decorations have begun to overtake the City by the Bay!

32 Flavors . . .

Three weeks ago the Just Jon fan page was launched on facebook.  

In the two and a half years prior to the facebook launch only 14 people had signed up to be Loyal Readers through the Google Follow feature on this site.   In just three short weeks 32 people have clicked "Like" on facebook!

Thanks to each and every one one of my 32 flavorful readers!

Oh, and why not go for total world wide web domination while we're at it;  there is now a Just Jon Twitter feed.

My excuse for the Twitter account is that I wanted to make sure that no one else got my Username before me.  I also realize that I am now going to have to get a Twitter translation guide because I don't understand the Twitter Tweet Speak abbreviations.

The Song Of The Day - 32 Flavors by Alana Davis

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Grab A Hold . . .

I recently spotted the above sticker on the roof of a Muni Train.

Yes, it accomplishes its goal of providing a safety warning to passengers so that they will not get hurt in the automatic doors.

However, I think it would be much funnier printed on the back of a Hooters waitress' t-shirt; or just on a t-shirt in general.

Who knows...this may be coming to the Just Jon Junk store 2011.

The Song Of The Day - Grab A Hold by Cyndi Lauper

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Breathe . . .

Today, remember to breathe!

The Song Of The Day - Breathe by Midge Ure (not available on iTunes)

My Elevator . . .

Things that make you go hmmmm.

When the permit for the elevator you ride most often expired almost two years ago.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Parade . . .

All it took was our Senior Director to say, "Who is going to the parade?  You should all try and go."

And with that everyone who didn't have a meeting scheduled piled into the elevators and headed to the first floor to start the 15 minute walk toward Market Street and Montgomery.  This walk was filled with hundreds of thousands of other Bay Area Giants fans hoping for a glimpse of the World Series Champions!

Perched on top of railings, newspaper stands, window sills, and roof tops a sea of orange and black cheered and chanted for the winning team.

And I, hundreds of people deep into the crowd could only "see" vicariously through the eyes of those who stood on the railing near me and shouted above the dull roar of the fans just who was on the cable car passing by...

"The trophy just went by..."

"It's the mayor..."

"Cody Ross..."

This beautiful 70 degree San Francisco day was perfect!  The only rain was that of orange black and white confetti.

The Song Of The Day - No Parade by Jordin Sparks

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whatcha Think About That . . .

I would like to thank my boss for bringing this to my attention.

The above photo shows part of the actual sample ballot in San Francisco.

Please note the fifth candidate for Member of the Board of Education.  Also note his/her qualifications for being on the Board of Education.

This is not a joke!

Only in San Francisco!

The Song Of The Day - Whatcha Think About That by The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Missy Elliott

Monday, November 1, 2010

Just Lose It . . .

Seriously this City has lost it's shiz over the Giants winning the World Series.

We had already changed the lighting on city landmarks like the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, and City Hall to be Giants Orange when our hometown heroes made it into the World Series.

But now that they won...

Sweet Holy Moly!

It has already been three hours of horn honking, people cheering, fireworks blazing, streets overtaken, and buses commandeered.  All that and our boys are not even here; they are still in Texas!

If it is this nuts now, I can't wait to see what Wednesday's Parade down Market Street will bring!

This just might make the Pride Parade and Love Fest look like a church picnic.

Every man woman and child for themselves!

The Song Of The Day - Just Lose It By Eminem