random thoughts

Thinking of trying out Field Notes for when I need a little notebook, but it feels like I would be betraying my Moleskines.

I held out as long as I could before ordering this film from The Impossible Project, but the time has come. Can’t. Wait.

I also want to try Lomography’s Diana F+ adapter for my Canon.

Wishing I had gotten that orange chenille bedspread at the Paris Street Market last weekend. Even if it did have gum on it. It went perfectly with my vintage pink and orange flowered pillowcases. Maybe it will still be there next time.


the list

Tripped across this in my email today. A list of goals/dreams I had put together a little over a year ago at the urging of a friend. Not really any closer to any of them than I was then, which makes me feel kinda lame, but I think they are all still on ‘the list’.

– have a gallery show my photography

– leave the insurance world behind because my photography and writing have become so lucrative

– find Mr. Right

– have a family of my own (this one is starting to smolder a bit – not sure I want to be raising kids into my 60s)

– write a book of essays and have them published

– lose 40 pounds

– f*ck fear

– paint the bathroom

– work less

– write more

– waste less time

– road trip around the country

– dream bigger

– live more authentically

Snippets from today:

Loved: HFASS’s Nosh, sleeping late, fresh tulips

Hated: Cutting an unnecessary notch in the palm of my hand. Oh, bloody hell.

Drinking: decaf Americano from a tiny cup

Eating: Hershey’s 100 calorie Pretzel Bar

Reading: I Thought It was Just Me (But It Isn’t), Brene` Brown

Listening: Paste Magazine New Music Sampler, Issue 50

Dreading: Monday meetings

Anticipating: A long, hot bath

25 Random Things About Amy

1-my favorite color is orange.
2-i once hitched a ride from Atlanta to Birmingham with a trucker when my car broke down.
3-i love funky eyeglasses and silver jewelry.
4-i have lived in 3 states – TN, AL, CO.
5-i am a die-hard Tennessee Vols fan.
6-my all-time favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.
7-i have a personal goal of reading 50 books this year.
8-i peed on stage during practice for the 1st Grade Christmas Play because I was scared to ask if I could go to the bathroom. I was terrified of the noise public toilets make upon flushing.
9- my Myers-Briggs type is INFJ.
10-faith as i know it is evolving from something legalistic and formulaic to something filled less with certainty and more with mystery.
11-i have an aversion to retractable blades, like box cutters. and an aversion to snow.
12-i love Scrabble and Scattegories. i even took Scrabble with me to Costa Rica last year and my brother and i played it outside in the gardens before bed at night.
13-i have completed a half marathon.
14-i never leave home without my iPod, cell phone, journal, a book, and usually a camera.
15-i love Moleskine journals.
16-i have no parents.
17-i am madly in love with my niece and nephew because they think i am so fun.
18-i miss living close enough to the beach to escape there for a quick weekend.
19-my iPod, my camera, and an oil painting of my dad when he was a kid are among my favorite possessions.
20-i dream of having a job i truly love.
21-i am addicted to caffeine.
22-sleeping in is one my favorite things.
23-sanitary, nodule, legalistic, pus, irregardless, copasetic, chunky, nougat, thong, i-beam, terminal, capable, and doctrine are among my least favorite words.
24-i like to make stuff.
25-i hope this is the year i get my passion back.

picking up the pieces

Vacation Bible School Grape Kool-Aid Poser

I can’t explain it, but this stuff tastes just like it was poured from a pitcher into a Dixie cup at Vacation Bible School. FOR REAL.

Christi Pugh found the old Clifford Atari

What a small world we live in. I received this email today from a friend from childhood/college. The auction company she references is the company we used to dissolve my dad’s estate back in March.

“I buy stuff from _________ Auctions & they do consignment sales every month, so in May I was bidding on a few things & saw this huge Atari lot. I had been thinking of getting one just for fun anyway, so I bid on it & won. Got it home & going through the box were the games & instructions, etc. At the bottom I found a piece of paper that had scores & names for William, Brian, & on the back your scores in your handwriting with your name, which I cannot mistake because we wrote so many letters. It was eerie…I sat on my couch for 30 minutes at first amazed saying to my dogs, “I have Amy’s Atari,” over & over again. I called Dena. I said, “This is the weirdest thing that ever happened to me.” What are the odds that I would get your Atari? We used to play it in your bedroom. Yes, it does work. I cleaned it. A couple of the games need cleaning & don’t work, but Donkey Kong works great. It is a funny stress reliever.”