Of Life & Randomness

I’m not admitting anything, but it’s possible that…


….I may have too many notebooks. It started out with just the one and it was all fun and innocent at first. But then I kept buying more and more notebooks and I gave each one of them a purpose and before I knew it I had too many a lot.

Pictured above you’ll find the pile of notebooks on my desk at the moment. Plus the Kindle. Let me introduce you!

From top to bottom:

  • The Kindle – Whose name is Sr. Kinky Linskey Mohammed (Kinky for short)
  • The Logbook/Listbook/Lazy Diary – Which I’ve been keeping up with, miraculously enough.
  • Quotes Notebook – Featured in today’s 30 Day challenge photo
  • Writing Notebook – Wherein I jot down scenes, story ideas, scene ideas, snippets of potential dialogue, editing reminders, writing reminders, research reminders and other writing-related stuff
  • Weekly Planner – Which contains all my goals and aspirations for the rest of the year

So, not too many at all.

Last night I finally finished A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray and you know what? It was awesome. I promptly downloaded Rebel Angels (book #2) off Amazon.

My favorite quote from the book:


“Forgiveness…I’ll hold on to that fragile slice of hope and keep it close, remembering that in each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that.” –Libba Bray

Currently reading: The Fiche Room by Suzie Carr, which I’m enjoying a great deal.

I feel like I should say something about the Calzona wedding. I thought it was lovely. I loved the speech Bailey gave to Callie. I had a lot of happy feelings about the whole thing. I’m mostly relieved no one got shot down/killed.

30 Day Photo Challenge—Day 6: I can’t help it … I like taking pictures of notebooks and coffee


30 Day Questions Challenge—Day 6: What do you want to do before you die?

I’ve never successfully made a bucket list. It’s always one of those things I think I should do and never get around to. I feel like the things I really do want to do before I die are the things I try to do every day: make people laugh, try to make a difference, be a good girlfriend, be a good person, live an honest life, do the things I love to do. If I die tomorrow, I don’t think I’d feel that I’d wasted my life. But of course there’s always so much more we all want to get done.

So, here’s 10 things I’d love the chance to do:

  1. Take a cruise: I took one with my parents when I was about 11 and I loved it, but I’d love to go on one as an adult)
  2. Go to Dinah Shore Weekend: I think it’s something I’d like to do once… maybe next year? (I say that every year…)
  3. Visit Spain: Hopefully soon!
  4. Meet some of my friends in person: you know who you are, and if you don’t, you should
  5. Learn French fluently: Je retournerai à l’école le semestre prochain!
  6. Get a cat: We need to move first, though…
  8. TBSOL movie? A girl can dream
  9. Write all the other books I want to write
  10. Work on a TV series/webseries: Writing is fun, but lonely. I’d love to collaborate on a creative project with others

And today I’ll leave you with something that made me giggle: