Of Life & Randomness

In which I share a picture and answer more deep questions…


This morning, as I was cleaning the kitchen and preparing to make the day’s first fabulous cup of coffee, I accidentally sliced my finger open on a sharp corner. It didn’t really hurt that much. It just bled and bled and bled and K and I spent half an hour searching for band-aids and found none. So I wrapped my finger in a paper towel and went back to making coffee. I’m butch like that.

The annoying part of the finger-cutting incident is that it makes it painful to type. I’m gonna power through, though, because I’m hardcore.

Tomorrow is another Prefecture Day. One of the few days of the year when K and I drag ourselves over to the Prefecture to check on the status of my French stay permit. With luck, the card will be ready and I can take it home, and I don’t have to be back until February 2012. More likely, though, it will not be ready, and we’ll have to go back in three months.

Two important things I did today:

  1. Watched Glee: Young love is so frustrating. “Songbird” was lovely. Santana needs a peptalk. Brittany is awesome. Fondue For Two is my new favorite webseries that doesn’t exist.
  2. Watched The Good Wife: Aubrey Dollar was so cute. Can we keep her? Also, this show likes to stick the knife in and twirl it around a little bit a lot. Bunch of sadists, those writers.

30 Day Photo Challenge—Day 3: I promise tomorrow I’ll take a picture of something else


Pictured here: One of my three zillion Moleskines. This is my quotes notebook where I write down random quotes. Some are famous quotes, some are from books, some are from articles/blog posts, and some are from things people say to me.

30 Day Questions Challenge—Day 3: What’s one of your favorite quotes and why?

Oh how appropriate.  I have a lot of favorite quotes. I collect them like a loon.

My favorite writing quote is this:

“Writing is a socially accepted form of schizophrenia.” –E.L. Doctorow

As one of my English professors once said to our class, “All writers are psychologically on the edge.”

But my favorite quote, if I had to pick just one is this one:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”                    –Mahatma Gandhi

I think it’s probably the best life-related advice I’ve ever heard.