Hi, I'm Jannabelle.

Here's some random crap about me:

- I'm a life-long redhead.
- I have a form of synesthesia.
- Afternoon naps are absolutely my shit.
- This was my favorite song when I was 6...it explains a lot.
- I like hot baths and cold showers.
- The work of Dan Flavin  makes me feel exuberant.
- I sing the song "Tell Me" by Groove Theory almost daily.
- When I see a bridge, I usually fall in love with it.
- I often choose to sit on the floor.
- I'm really good at pouring liquids from one container to another.
- I like it when vegetables look like they're having sex together.
- I like to draw pictures of robots (they all look really terrible).

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

- When I was 12, I accidentally drank a bee. 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 think armadillos are adorable, also raccoons, foxes, otters, goats, red pandas, koalas, sloths, penguins, and polar bears. I love animals, though I do fear those who fly.

- 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.

- 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 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)

Hobbies include:

painting, writing, singing, and photography


other things I like:
tea
privacy
harmonizing
yoga and meditation
Bose noise canceling headphones
t r a v e l (especially to the U.P. of Michigan, northern WI, and the North Shore of MN)
specifics (yours, specifically)
the process of autophagy
this and this

bird-watching (I know this makes no sense, I'm a dichotomy)
Hearty White
barn quilts, and yelling out "Barn quilt!" when I see one.
nebulas
my ancestry (I'm mostly Scottish, Welsh, Italian, and Swedish).
book nooks
word play
campfires
frisson
the smell of rain
little, free libraries
patina
photos of liminal spaces
Aurora Borealis
the passion of Mario Savio in 1964

rusty things / broken things
organizing things (over, and over again)
Lustron homes
fractals
unforgettable attraction
grampa sweaters

skirts with pockets
wind generators
asymmetrical lips
Co(te)lette
dinosaurs
saxophone solos
vintage furniture
fiber optics
Nakagin Capsule Tower

crisp, white linens
the word "tablet"
my freckles

I dislike:
racism / sexism / homophobia / xeniphobia
drivers who text - nothing is that important
cause marketing

Monsanto / Starbucks
owls (they scare me)
the sound of lawnmowers (ugh, stop it)
people who show up late (ugh, stahhhp it)
twist ties / popsicle sticks (gross)
my freckles


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
"One might say you're a well-read-head." - C
"I'll try to dream in your direction..." -J
"You might be the ocean." -R
"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
"Everything you see, someone else ignores." -J

"Let's not create a catastrophe." -R
"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
"If you're awake right now, go look at the eastern skyline." -C
"Screw you sometimes." - D
"I don't know what happens now..." -G
"Sometimes people are just meant to know each other forever." -E
"It's staying rusty for a reason, Jan...and the heart, it was painted green on purpose." -J

"Raccoons eat garbage...and have tiny 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
"Wudder buddle." - D
"Where my tea at?!" - G
"Lady bugs are absolute pole smokers." -K
"Your hair smells like a creamsicle." -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, JD Biff, Ani DiFranco, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bob Dylan, Chris Roberti, Charlie Kaufman, Mike Doughty, James Joyce, Walt Whitman, George Watsky, Josh Flowers, Franz Wright, Nora Ephron, Jenny Slate, Gord Downie, Ta-Nehisi Caotes, Bob Dylan, Miranda July, Pete Holmes, Pablo Neruda, David Sedaris, Joan Didion, Fererico Garcia Lorca, Zachary Schomburg, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Anis Mojani, Gil scott-Heron, Noam Chomsky, Kai Davis, Wihelm Nero Pilate Barbellion, Ilya Kamisky, Laura Kasiichke, Jericho Brown, Rives, Frank Stanford, Marie Howq, Lucille Clifton, Langston Hughes, Beau Sia, James Baldwin, Salman Rushdie, Albert Camus, Milan Kundera, Mark Van Doren, Kurt Vonnegut, Allen Ginsburg, William Faulkner, Simone de Beauvior, Leon Bloy, Franz Kakfa, Shihan, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Rafael Casal, Hunter S. Thompson, Jean-Paul Sarte, Fredrich Nietsche, Patrick Washington, Michael Foucault, and Carl Sagan.

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

Music: There's so much, but Damien Rice is my all-time favorite. I love his voice more than anyone will ever understand. I also like a lot of blues, jazz, and slower, thicker sounds that I can sink into. *I'll make you a playlist soon.

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 crushes my soul), Blue Jay, The Science of Sleep, Elizabethtown, Girl Most Likely, High Fidelity, Big, When Harry Met Sally..., the Goonies, Good Will Hunting, SubUrbia, Obvious Child, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Skeleton Twins, Blue Valentine, Flight of the Navigator, Amélie, The Future, Safety Not Guaranteed, Dead Poets Society, the Shawshank Redemption, Happiness, Memento, the Other Sister, and What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

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

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

Television: Finding Your Roots, New Girl, So You Think You Can Dance, Def Poetry, Felicity, Northern Exposure, Parks and Recreation, Pushing Daisies, Unsolved Mysteries, Baskets, Sex and the City, Veep, Last Week Tonight, Nova, A Different World, Twin Peaks, Six Feet Under, and Arrested Development

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

Sculptors: Ruth Asawa, Ron Mueck, Colleen Baran, Henry Moore, Augusta Savage, Anish Kapoor, Barbara Hepworth, John Chamberlain, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Thomas Heatherwick, Katharina Fritsch, and Mark di Suvero.

Architects: Winka Dubbeldam, Philip Johnson, Farshid Moussavi, Kazuyo Sejima, Cesar Pelli, Jeanne Gang, Santiago Calatrava, Elizabeth Diller, Le Corbusier, and Richard Neutra