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.
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.
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.
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.