Wednesday, July 25

Things I think about when I run.

- Blog posts. Which I typically forget about and never write, but that said, I did think about this one today!

- Witty things to tweet which I forget well before I even get back home.

- Emails and letters get composed in my head but again, they usually never get written.

(Obviously I should take a Dictaphone with me or something.)

- The day ahead and things that need to get done.

- Regrets, the past. Two topics that I usually try to shed quickly because they typically don't lead to a good place.

- Photos that I want to take of things that I see while running as well as photos that I want to take in general.

- I imagine what it would be like to live in some of the houses that I pass.

- Things that I need/want to knit/crochet/make.

- What I might eat for lunch. And dinner.

- The sounds that I hear, birds chirping, cars going too fast, snippets of conversations, rustling in the bushes...I never run with headphones and while I understand that tunes motivate people, I like hearing what's around me. And who's coming up behind me.

- I dream about vacations that I wish we could take. Or vacations that we have coming up.

- Books that I am reading or that I want to read.

- Lately, things that I would like to do for my birthday.

- Also lately, what it would be like to hike the Pennine Trail with my dad and Will.

- What I would do if I had $10,000 out of the blue. (Pay off debt! Buy more film!)

- What I would do if we won the lottery, millions of dollars. How our lives might change.

- Other what if games...what if this happened or that happened...what would I do, where would I end up?

- The clouds, the sunshine, the mountains and the critters that I sometimes see.

- Sometimes if I am not feeling great (emotionally), I think about how nice it would be if I could outrun those feelings. Leave it all behind.

- The crick in my knee, the rubbing of my socks, the sweat dripping off my long ponytail.

- I often count my blessings...thinking of things that make me grateful.

- Sometimes I think about how lost I would be if I couldn't run anymore. (That's terrifying to me.)

- I think about how long I have been running (in my life), how it has affected me (and how I should write a blog post about it).

- And sometimes, perhaps the best times, I think about nothing but my legs moving, my arms pumping and my breathing.

Sometimes my head is actually quiet.

[Obviously this list could go on forever. My thoughts fly all over the place and it also depends on what's currently going on, but I guess these are some of the things that come up frequently.]

Wednesday, July 18


[Polaroid Automatic 250 camera + Fuji FP-100C instant film]

Check out the latest Words To Shoot By. So many lovely blues!

Friday, July 13

Birthday wishes.

Lavender (again)
[Lavender | Polaroid Spectra + PZ680 instant film]

I know I've mentioned before that I like birthdays. Your birthdays. My birthday. Even if it does mean getting another year older! (Although this year I will actually be getting  younger since I've spent most of the year thinking that I am 43 when I am actually only 41 so I'll be turning 42. I have no idea how I manage to make myself older some years.)

My birthday is a ways off, but naturally I've already been thinking about how I would like to celebrate. So I thought I'd share my list with the world in hopes that maybe putting it out there will make one of my wishes actually happen! You never know, right?!

- Dinner at Union Pig & Chicken in Pittsburgh.

- Barbeque with friends (preferably in Pittsburgh!)

- Road trip to the desert with Will, maybe back to Joshua Tree or Palm Springs.

- Long weekend in San Diego with my aunt and uncle which would involve a lot of relaxing, walks on the beach, and margaritas and grilled steaks on the patio.

- Long weekend in New York City because I haven't been back since we left in 2005 and I am absolutely dying to visit the Impossible Project space there. (I would also love to stay at the Ace Hotel but that's probably not doable at all even if we did manage to get to NYC.)

- Long weekend in San Francisco because I haven't been there since...good grief, the early 1990's...and so we could hang out with one of my favorite people ever. And go to the leather bar where he bar tends.

- Trash Disco night at Rouge Cat .

- Celebrating a weekend late by going to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos game, the season opener!

Basically I want to travel, eat and dance for my birthday! And of course everything on the list includes being with Will!

Sunday, July 1

What's been going on.

Cats, cocktails, lots of reading, hair cuts, flowers, a few days at the gallery, evenings at Second Street at the Railyard and lots of hot, hot weather.