Hi, I'm Jannabelle.

Here's some random shit about me:

- I'm a natural redhead.
- I'm an INFJ.

- I live with Ben and these rotten cats, Buster P. Bourgatron and Mira.

- I'm very interested in lineage. It's an on-going search, but my recent ancestors were mostly from: Scotland/Ireland/Wales, Northern Italy, Sweden, France, and Prussia (now Poland).

My DNA breakdown from MyHeritage.com is:
54.6% English
23.2% Italian
16.9% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
3.2% Scandinavian
1.1% South American, Indigenous Amazonian
1.0% Ashkenazi Jewish

My DNA breakdown from Ancestry.com (as of September 2018) is:
66% England, Wales, Scotland
14% Germany
11% Ireland, Scotland, Wales
4% Norway
3% France
2% Sweden

Ancestry.com used to say I was:
41% Irish/Scottish/Welsh
19% Scandinavian
16% Italian/Greek
9% Spanish/Portuguese
6% Great Britain
4% Europe West
2% Finland/Northwest Russia
2% Europe East
1% Middle East

It's a bit of a mystery, but I look forward to more updates.

- I have synesthesia.
- I like hot baths and cold showers.
- I sing the song "Tell Me" by Groove Theory about ten times a day.

- I think armadillos are adorable, also raccoons, foxes, goats, red pandas, sloths, penguins, and polar bears. I love almost all animals, though I fear those who can fly.

- I like to take photos.

- I accidentally drank a bee once when I was 11. I was at a family reunion so I tried to act like I was cool with it. I was not, not even a little bit.

- I smile a lot, but I've been told that my resting face looks 'angry' (for the record, I'm almost never angry)

- I'm fascinated by this blog. (It used to be a catalog of these gorgeous, dingy photos...now it's just a gif of pancakes...no less fascinating.)

- My current score on Tetris DS is: 15,816,000

- When something bad happens, I say the word "crumb". It just started happening and I can't figure out why.

- This was my favorite song when I was 6...it explains a lot.
- I was once called a "well-read-head" - it felt perfect.
- When I see a bridge, I usually fall in love with it.
- I sometimes take my clothes off in my sleep.
- I'm really good at pouring liquids from one container to another.
- The work of Dan Flavin  makes me feel exuberant.
- I like it when vegetables look like they're having sex together.

- I can crack my neck like nobody's business, also sometimes my sternum cracks and it feels all tingly in my chest for a while.

- I like to draw pictures of robots (they all look really terrible).
- Pantone  gives me a girl boner.

- I can come up with vulgar compound words to call my friends like "VulvaFace" and/or "DickLeg" on the spot. (maybe my favorite talent after the bad robot drawings)

I paint sometimes. Here are a few favorites:

6 cities that I've called home:

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Brooklyn, New York
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chicago, Illinois
Madison, Wisconsin
Dublin, Ireland

I like: 
organic produce
organic tea

yoga and meditation
Bose Noise Canceling Headphones
and this
t r a v e l (especially to Ireland and the U.P.)
book nooks
the smell of rain
little free libraries
specifics (yours, specifically)
Aurora Borealis
rusty things / broken things
Lustron homes
pugs / boston terriers / corgis / beagels

vintage furniture

organizing things (over, and over again)
Hearty White
skirts with pockets
wind generators
grampa sweaters
fiber optics
asymmetrical lips
Nakagin Capsule Tower

the passion of Mario Savio in 1964
saxophone solos
crisp, white linens
the word "tablet"

I dislike:

when people use the word 'gay' to describe something awful
drivers who text  - nothing is that important

owls (they scare me)
cause marketing
the sound of lawnmowers
people who show up late

twist ties / popsicle sticks (gross)
my freckles

If you want to make me really happy, please call this number: 608 301 5264
I'm serious. It goes straight to voicemail, I wont ever pick up. Just say hello, or talk about your day. Also, I really like it when people sing me songs.

The best things that have been said to me:
(if you say something that I love, I will remember it)

"You have tiny teacup ears." -B
"Make a paper airplane and throw it out your window. Make another one." -R
"You might be the ocean." -R
"I'll try to dream in your direction..." -J
"I didn't want to have to ponder you until I was old enough to lose my memory..." -D
"You're an amazing slab of nerves." -R
"I don't know what happens now..." -G
"Sometimes people are just meant to know each other forever." -E
"I wish that brain tumor of yours would get out of your head so the two of us could finally be alone in there." -A
"Raccoons eat garbage...and have witch hands!" -G
"I'm so hungry; but I saw you, so I grabbed two tacos and stuck them in my pocket so I could come talk to you." -J
"If you're awake right now, go look at the eastern skyline." -C
"Where my tea at?!" - G
"Lady bugs are absolute pole smokers." -R
"Your hair smells like a creamsicle." -J
"Everything you see, someone else ignores." -C
"It's staying rusty for a reason, Jan...and the heart, it was painted green on purpose." -J
"Now wouldn't you rather sit in my room with me while I play guitar? I mean really." -M
"I talk to you more than I talk to anybody and about more shit and you live on the goddam MOON!" -K
"We won, how enchanting." -R
"...and let me know if you ever want me to marry you so you can get free healthcare in the UK. " -M
"...then the facebook stalkers will come and butt-bone you in the butt with their boners and you don't want that " -K
"Quick, name a bunch of cat types!" -J

Writers: Leonard Cohen, Ani DiFranco, Miranda July, George Watsky, JD Biff, Chris Roberti, Lynda Barry, Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, Walt Whitman, James Joyce, Bill Hogseth, Zachary Schomburg, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Anis Mojgani, Ta-Nehisi Coates, E Double L, Noam Chomsky, Wihelm Nero Pilate Barbellion, Ilya Kaminsky, Josh Flowers, Mike Doughty, Laura Kasischke, Jericho Brown, Rives, Frank Stanford, Marie Howe, Lucille Clifton, Kai Davis, Charles Bukowski, Beau Sia, Gregory Corso, Gil scott-Heron, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan, Salman Rushdie, Albert Camus, Milan Kundera, Mark Van Doren, Kurt Vonnegut, Allen Ginsberg, William Faulkner, Simone de Beauvoir, Leon Bloy, Franz Kafka, Shihan, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Rafael Casal, Hunter S. Thompson, David Sedaris, Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, Patrick Washington, Michel Foucault, and Carl Sagan

...and this - it's just lovely.

The All Killa No Filla Podcast with Kiri Pritchard Mclean and Rachel Fairburn, Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda, Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai, True North Strange & Weird Podcast, The Heart of It with Estee Lalonde, Entry Level with Brooks Wheelan, A Bit Much, and Generation Why

Music: I'm in love with Damien Rice's voice more than anyone will ever understand. I also like a lot of blues, jazz, and slower, thicker sounds that I can sink into.

Favorite songs: Falling SlowlySomething, and Somebody

These are some others that I like: Bonnie RaittAllen Stone, Gavin James, Pearl Jam, Ani DiFranco, Mark Beasley, John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, Yuna, Amos Lee, Regina Spektor, Clark Beckham, Nicholas Krgovich, Sara Bareilles, Asgeir, Nina Simone, Olfur ArnaldsShelby Lynne, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Aquilio, K's ChoiceWatsky, Rachael Yamagata, Miles Davis, Foy Vance, James BlakeSeu Jorge, the Milk Carton Kids, Maxwell, Sam Cooke, Elmore James, Thelonious Monk, Eels, RadioheadCharlie Parker, Natalie Prass, John Lee Hooker, Ray LaMontagne, Jack Garratt, S. Carey, Nick Murphy, Oh Wonder, Muddy Waters, The Civil Wars, David Bazan, SiaHawksley Workman, Ben Folds, Dry the River, Gallant, The Paper KitesAmateur Love, Bjork, John Gorka, Chasen Hampton, Patrick Watson, Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley, Snow PatrolJames Morrison, Civalias, Jenny O., Jason Mraz, megafaun, Stevie Wonder, Meatyard, John Scofield, Tony Lucca, The Perry Tree, The Tallest Man On Earth, Elliott Smith, Project Jenny, Project Jan, and Color Me Badd (I'm not kidding).

Comediens: John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Mitch Hedberg, Ali Wong, Brooks Wheelan, Maria Bamford, Mike O'Brien, Tig Notaro, Aziz Ansari, Michelle Wolf, Zach Anner, Kathleen Madigan, Hannibal Buress, Kumail Nanjani, Tina Fey, Moshe Kasher, Bo Burnham, Chris Fleming, Dave Chappelle, and Kyle Kinane

Movies: I like documentaries most. I'm also pretty sure that I like Harold and Maude more than anyone.

I also like: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Like Crazy (even though it crushed my soul), Blue Jay, The Science of Sleep, Elizabethtown, Girl Most Likely, High Fidelity, Big, When Harry Met Sally..., the Goonies, Good Will Hunting, Labyrinth, SubUrbia, Obvious Child, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Skeleton Twins, Blue Valentine, Flight of the Navigator, Amélie, Love Actually, The Future, Milo and Otis, Safety Not Guaranteed, Dead Poets Society, the Shawshank Redemption, Happiness, Memento, the Other Sister, and What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Actresses: Jasmine Guy, Frances McDormand, Laurie Metcalf, Sarah Paulson, Kristen Wiig, Jenny Slate, Allison Janney, Jane Adams, Amy Poehler, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kate Winslet, Michelle Williams, Parker Posey, Olivia Wilde, Laura Linney, and Patricia Clarkson

Actors: Jim Carrey, Kadeem Hardison, Buster Keaton, Mark Duplass, Crispin Glover, Gael García Bernal, Bill Hader, Adam Pally, Mark Ruffalo, Jason Bateman, Chris O'Dowd, John C. Reilly, Ben Schwartz, Paul Rudd, and Michael Cera

Television: Finding Your Roots, Veep, Last Week Tonight, Peep Show, Jeopardy, Nova, and So You Think You Can Dance

Old Television:
Def Poetry, Northern Exposure, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men, Felicity, Unsolved Mysteries, A Different World, Twin Peaks, Six Feet Under, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Arrested Development

Artists: the Kate, Levi van Veluw, Francesca Woodman, Georgi Petrov, Anne Lindberg, Vivian Maier, Marina Abramovic, JK Keller, G. Lucas Crane, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, AVDJ, Do Ho Suh, Jim Lambie, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Carl von Marr, Andre Freiman, Andre Karpov, John Kline, Larry Poons, Daniel Rozin, Jaume Plensa, Frank Stella, Josef Albers, John Singer Sargent, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Vincent Van Gogh, Alberto Giacometti, and Cezanne

Sculptors: Ron Mueck, Colleen Baran, Henry Moore, Anish Kapoor, John Chamberlain, Jeff Koons, Claes Oldenburg, Thomas Heatherwick, Katharina Fritsch, Louise Bourgeois, Mark di Suvero, and Seward Johnson, Jr.

Architects: Philip Johnson, Cesar Pelli, Santiago Calatrava, Le Corbusier, and Richard Neutra 

Also, go here...this is very artistic.