Friday, January 23, 2009


I did this last year - may as well make it a tradition.

1. Who was your first kiss of 2008?
  • Jordan Wesley Anderson
2. Who do you think will be your last kiss of 2008?
  • No freaking clue
3. What was your best vacation/trip in 2008?
  • New Zealand
4. Who was your best friend through out the whole 2008?
  • Hummmm...I really think, overall, it was Joanne from work. And I love that.
5. How many times did you move this year?
  • Zero - woo!
6. Did you make any new friends in the year 2008?
  • Not really....some work people and a few new mates in NZ
7. How many different people did you kiss in the year 2008?
  • I think 8
8. Were you single or taken most of 2008?
  • Single.
9. Did you lose any friends in the year 2008?
  • I think so...
10. Favorite tv show of 2008?
  • Lost, Law and Order: SVU, anything on HGTV...
11. Any new additions to the family in 2008?
  • Nope
12. Any new tattoos in 2008?
  • Nope
13. Do anything you regret in 2008?
  • I think so....but more internal, personal-type things
14. Favorite new item in 2008?
  • I can't think of anything huge....My "I *heart* NZ" t-shirt and my "Sweet As" hoodie.
15. How old did you turn in 2008?
  • The big 2-8
16. Did you go to prom in 2008?
  • Obviously I did not
17. Favorite memory of 2008?
  • Eating plums with Scottish Stu in NZ
18. Did anyone close to you die in 2008?
  • Nope
19. Do you think 2009 will be better than 2008?
  • It HAS to be...but I'm not holding my breath.
20. What did you do on new years eve?
  • This year I stayed home and cleaned up flood-mess.
21. What is the status of you and the last person you texted?
  • Jim and I are buddies. (Kinda funny that I didn't have to change that one at all.)
22. What is wrong with you right now?
  • I'm unemployed - that kinda sucks because it also means I'm poor.
23. Do you miss your first love?
  • Nah, I see him all the time. Other Amy makes him very happy. :) (Another answer that didn't require any changes!)
24. When did you last cry?
  • A couple days ago?
25. Who do you hate?
  • My old TL
26. What do you want in your life right now?
  • Love, security, happiness, health, money - the usual things.
27. Are you happy?
  • More or less, all things considered
28. What do you smell like?
  • Maybe green apple scented de-tangler my little cousin left here?
29. Drinking?
  • I had some wine tonight
30. What’s your favorite thing to have on your bed?
  • A warm and cozy blanket and a boy to cuddle with
31. What do you wear to bed?
  • Tonight it's yellow flannel pants with little white stars and a navy blue Reel Big Fish t-shirt - it varies, but is generally something like that.
32. Do you tend to make relationships complicated?
  • Probably - I think too much.
33. Whose house did you go to last night?
  • Mine
34. What about the night before that?
  • Mine
35. Do you like anyone right now?
  • I'm not sure
36. What is the last movie you watched?
  • Benjamin Button
37. What are you excited about?
  • Starting over
38. Who was last to touch your ass?
  • He knows who he is.
39. When you sleep do you dream about heroin addicts?
  • No....but I wouldn't mind dreaming about Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting
40. Whats on your mind right now?
  • "Why did I start this silly thing? Sleep!"
41. Who was the last person to make you cry?
  • My mother, I think
42. Name someone whose name starts with the letter "R."
  • Rodia
43. Do you care what others think about you?
  • Yes
44. Do you trust people easily?
  • Maybe....sometimes I don't, but I fake it.
45. Do you think you'll be married in 10 years?
  • Hope so.
46. Will you kiss the last person you kissed again?
  • I honestly don't know.
47. Whats your first text in your inbox say?
  • FL Bill's mailing address from a long time ago
48. Who was the last person you called?
  • My mother
49. Who was the last missed call?
  • Gramma
50. What's your ring tone?
  • Something annoying and generic
51. Do you plan on moving out in the next year?
  • I don't want to, but we'll see what happens w/ all the flood damage
52. What were you doing at 8pm last Friday night?
  • Nothing very interesting
53. What happened at 10:00 am today?
  • I think that's about the time I was getting home from running some errands

I can't sleep.

"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep."
- Dale Carnegie

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Best Granddaughter Ever!

Last week I was feeling like the worst granddaughter ever so I sent my gramma an Edible Arrangement.

Really, I couldn't afford it....

And I know my gramma would never this I was a bad granddaughter...

And there are other things I could've done...

But I felt crappy and doing something nice made ME feel a gazillion times better - especially when she called me as soon as it was delivered. She was so surprised and happy!

She took it around her apartment building to show all her friends and the people who work in the office. Then, she took pictures of the "bouquet" before eating any of it.

Once she did start eating it, she called me right away to say how delicious it was. She didn't want to eat the pineapple daisy, though - it was too cute. :)

It was even a more thoughtful gift than I realized. I know she loves fruit and would appreciate it so easy thoughtfulness points there, but it was also a super-cold-even-people-in-Florida-hear-about-how-super -cold-it-is-her-week so she didn't want to go out. Thanks to me and my thoughtfulness, she didn't have to.

I rule.

Old friends

I've been re-connecting with some friends from the past lately and that makes me very happy. There's a nice feeling that comes with returning to things that were so comfortable and falling right back into that comfortable place.

It's like going to the proverbial home again.

I like it.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I feel scared.

So. Very. Scared.


"What are you SCARED of?!"

How am I supposed to answer that?

I'm scared.

Yet, I'm a happy girl. I'm fortunate, grateful, optimistic.

I really am.

I'm also weird, quirky, artsy, smart, talented, good at hula hooping, nice, amusing - little kids and old ladies love me.

I'm just scared right now.

Give me a break.

Here I stand.

Poised and ready to take on the world.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Other Amy's Bucket List

The Bucket List

Place an (x) by all the things you've done....

(X) Been to Europe

(X) Been on a cruise

(X) Gone on a blind date

(X) Skipped school

(X) Watched someone die (assuming my cat counts)

( ) Been to Canada

(X) Been to Mexico

(X) Been to Florida

(X) Been on a plane

(X) Been lost

(X) Been on the opposite side of the country

( ) Gone to Washington , DC

(X) Been to Vegas

(X) Climbed a lighthouse

(X) Swam in the ocean

(X) Cried yourself to sleep

( ) Seen the Cherry Blossoms in Washington , D.C.

(X) Played cops and robbers

( ) Flown a plane

( ) Owned a boat

( ) Watched grandchildren grow

(X) Recently colored with crayons (they were watercolor crayons....)

( ) Been to the Kentucky Derby

( ) Been to Key West

( ) Been to a rodeo

(X) Sang Karaoke

(X) Paid for a meal with coins only

(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't

(X) Made prank phone calls.

(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose

(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue

(X) Danced in the rain

(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus

( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe-

( ) Watched the sunrise with someone

( ) Seen the green flash at sunset

(X) Blown bubbles

( ) Gone ice-skating

(X) Gone to the movies

( ) Owned a convertible

Ummmm....I think this is a different thing, but I just copied and pasted so I'll just keep going...

1. Any nickname? Aims, Ducky

2. Mother's name? Robin

3. Body Piercing? My belly button is the only remaining piercing, I think...I've had 2 in one ear, 3 in the other, my eyebrow twice, my tongue, and my labret.

4. Tattoo? 2. Meow.

5. How much do you love your job? No comment....

6. Birthplace? North Memorial - Robbinsdale, MN

7. Ever been to Hawaii? Nope

8. Ever been to Africa? Nope

9. Ever eaten just cookies for dinner? All the time

10. Ever been on TV? I don't think so...maybe public access or in the background of something.

11. Ever steal any traffic sign? Do street signs count?

12. Ever been in a car accident? Not while I was driving....unless hitting inanimate objects counts

13. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4

15. Favorite number? ummmm....8

16. Favorite movie? Juno - and lots more that I don't feel like listing

17. Favorite holiday? I hate holidays

18. Favorite dessert? Cold Stone's cake batter ice cream with fudge and cookie dough

19. Favorite food? Deep dish pizza

20. Favorite day of the week? They're all the same lately. I guess Saturday.

21. Favorite brand of body wash? I buy whatever smells good

23. Favorite smell? Cherry-almond

24. How do you relax? HGTV

25. Where do you expect to be in 10 yrs? No freaking clue.

26. Furthest place you will send this message? To the deepest depths of cyberspace.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I feel so scared right now.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Self Portrait

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My cat sparks in the dark.

Static electricity is neat.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

3 Things: 3 Things That Seem Weird to Me.

"Why can't you be more like the trivet that looks like you?
IT doesn't mess up my counter tops!!!"

"Daddy will think of you every time he spends
his Sundays golfing instead of with you!"

At least they didn't put a kid's
picture on the cutting board...

Check out Snapfish for more great gift ideas!
(they're mostly not all so weird)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

It'll all work out in the always does.

That's something Mike and I have been saying since....junior high?

Life is so hard. I wish I could erase the past 6 months. I hate being stressed, anxious, unhappy...


It'll all work out. One way or another.

I have to FOCUS.

F O C U S = my one little word for 2009.

I think once I manage to sort things out in my head, move on, move forward...I'll be fine.

I also think everybody has the right to wallow for a reasonable amount of time.

I have so much creative energy, so many ideas, so much I want to to.

I need motivation.

It will come.

First I will wallow, maybe take a nap (they are, in fact, productive - SARK agrees), then...we'll see.

Friday, January 9, 2009


That was hard to write.

What do a speeding train and a citizen of Moscow have in common?

Give up?

They're both Russian!!!; or, alternatively, They're both Rushin'!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

What makes me sad:

The American health care system.

My dad is suffering from cancer - suffering in ways that modern science could prevent, treat, or at least alleviate - and the awful awful awful health care system in America is the only thing to blame.

So sad.