Friday Perspectives
I feel a little random today. In all fairness, my blog is named “RAMBLINGS and Photos” though, so I think I’ll lead with the ramblings today.

In High School, I was infamous for my random stories…they were traditionally known as “Ashley Stories.” And if you were to get all my high school buddies in a room together, I’m sure they’d be happy to take a walk down memory lane and make fun of me for a little while (Candace…I’m sure you can account for the gang). 

In my defense, I have a fairly creative brain and creativity is unpredictable (at least for me). Perhaps you can relate…I have days where ideas are floating around my mind like fish in the ocean – you just reel one in and run with it. I carry around a day planner so I can keep up with them all (seriously, you guys just think I’m soooo organized – can you imagine if I didn’t have a planner?). Other days, time seems to stand still…nothing seems to move forward and I get trapped in a state of duh. I’ve been stuck there all week. 

So, like I was saying…”Ashley stories.” When I’m at my best, an idea or a memory sometimes pops into my head. If I’m with a group of people, I find myself giggling to myself…in which case they want to know what I’m thinking. Rather than tell a story like most people would, I start half way through the story (leaving the first half the story in my brain). This tends to leave people looking at me with a question mark. By that point, the moment has passed and I might as well have marbles in my mouth. And this my friends is why I blog – I’m a much better writer than I am a verbal story teller.
Sunglasses RS
Anyways, on Monday afternoon, I got a text message from Sarah. She and her family were coming into town to pick up something and she wanted to meet up with me for dinner. I got to the restaurant a little early. After fiddling with my blackberry for a few minutes, I decided to pull out my camera and take a few self portraits (I’ll share another one on Sunday). Don’t be jealous of my sunglasses. You know you want some.

To be completely  honest with you, I’m still a bit shy about bringing my camera out in public places. So, when Sarah arrived, she walked up to the car…I nearly peed on myself. It was pretty funny.

Big Wheels
On Tuesday, I was on my way to meet up with Melissa for dinner (yes – it seems as if I ate out a lot this week, but I hit the gym before both dates) when I noticed this a “pimped out hi-riser” in my rear view mirror. I managed to capture it with my cell phone and then manipulate it in Photoshop using Pixel Bender. I’m going to “go out on a limb” and say that the guy driving this hi-riser liked the attention…in particular the car behind me blatantly taking pictures of it.
and then, she {snapped}    Live Every Moment

Toms Polaroid
In other news, I recently got my first pair of TOMS! I’ve been seeing TOMS everywhere and finally got curious enough to purchase a pair. Let me tell you, they might possibly be the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve ever owned…including my Rainbows. If you’re interested in how they feel…imagine you’re wearing a little piece of heaven…yeah, it’s that good (note: if you’re going to order a pair, they run a little small…I wear either an 8 or 8.5 – so I ordered an 8.5 and they fit perfect).

With that said, I think I’ve shared enough randomness for one day. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! If I don’t see you tomorrow, I hope to see you for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.