random wednesday

…Because it’s been a while, and I liked doing it last time. Plus, I feel so incredibly frazzled right now, and it sounds soothing to just sit and take stock of my senses. Here goes…


Two photographs I’m liking right now:

moon and cloud

…Because I feel the need for some serious tranquility, and that’s what this photo does for me.

glad bud
…Because when I came home yesterday and saw my gladiola bud popping out of the soil, it was like all of the sudden everything was right in the world. I’d like to feel that way again.


I’m putting my iPod on shuffle and listening the first ten songs it pumps out. Let’s hope they’re good.

  1. “Hold On” by Sarah McLachlan
  2. “All Along the Watchtower” by Dave Matthews Band (Sigh. Doesn’t Dave make everything better? “There’s too much confusion. Can’t get nooooo relief.” Mmmhmm.)
  3. “Going Under” by Evanescence (Remnants of my first year of college.)
  4. “Blood on the Ground” by Incubus
  5. “Omaha” by Counting Crows (Sometimes shuffle is really hit-and-miss, but I’m impressed with how well this shuffle is matching my mood.)
  6. “Valeri” by the Monkees (Mmm… spoke too soon?)
  7. “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine (Ahhhh, now we’re talking.)
  8. “Middle Man” by Jack Johnson (I think I’ll add this one to the player here on my blog.)
  9. “What’s Happening” by Ying Yang Twins (Ugh. Sorry, but I’m definitely skipping through this one. Is that cheating?)
  10. “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)” by Simon and Garfunkel (Hey, that’s a nice note to end on. Way to go, shuffle. Today I give you an 8 out of 10.)


The lurking smell of old, rubbery acrylic paint stuck on my fingers. There are times when I love the smell of paint—like it ignites the desire to create inside. But tonight, it’s just keeping my stress alive.

THOUGHTS (not that this is a “sense,” but who’s going to stop me?)

~ I hate feeling locked into an identity that doesn’t feel like it fits. But since it’s how other people see me, it’s how they treat me, and it’s how I continue to act. A vicious cycle.
~ Sometimes I ache so much for a change of scene that I nearly convince myself to start boxing up our things.
~ To end on a less dismal note… This little squeaking porcupine is just so adorable, I can’t help smiling. His little claws clutching his food! His little munching sounds and squeaks! Oh man. Wow, I’m in a better mood already.

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