April 24, 2012

New BART Seats

All the passengers that boarded the Pittsburgh Bay Point train with me at Civic Center had the same reaction, "new seats!" how good they smell and how clean they look.

April 23, 2012


Today, while facetiming with my niece, she noticed the Shepard Fairey poster of Obama on the wall of my condo. She said, "Dada!" My sister and I were amused and said to her, "Obama" to which she responded "Odada!"

April 20, 2012

"I Can't Read You"

I'm in the process of having new floors put into my condo and the salesman said to me, "I can't read you because you're too quiet." How funny considering that I spend most of my week being extroverted and loud. I guess I come across as quiet in my own home.

There are people out there reading this post thinking, "Not able to read Amy? Has she used Botox or something?" Maybe after getting into trouble so many times for showing my emotions on my face, I've now mastered the no-expression-look.

April 19, 2012

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Glee Jumps the Shark

The episode of Glee, after Quinn gets into her car accident, was extremely disappointing. Although there was an attempt to have Rachel confront the situation, the storyline went in a direction that glossed over the seriousness of the accident. I love the actors but it feels nearly impossible for me to have empathy for the characters when they are barely addressing the situation beyond sad faces and shlumping shoulders.

April 15, 2012

Turning Around After Hitting Rock Bottom

While watching the movie Bridesmaids I had an epiphany - that you have to hit bottom before you can make a turnaround. Thankfully, I'm in that turnaround - taking care of myself, setting long-term goals, learning to say, "no thanks, that's not for me." Or, better yet, "this is me!" Ah yes, the Year of Being Present.

April 12, 2012

Farmer Joe's

Week 2 of the quarter is over and I am celebrating with drinks at Farmer Joe's. This could become a good bad habit.

April 6, 2012

Jim Kweskin at Dan Hicks Birthday Bash

A quick self portrait on the way out. What a show at Davies Symphony Hall.

Finally Feeling at Home

My condo finally feels like home. I'm not sure what helped me feel settled into the space. Perhaps it was having to call the plumber to fix my suddenly-unhappy kitchen sink. Or, maybe it was the soft curtains I added to the living room and bedroom. The place changed from feeling lifeless to warmer and cozier.

Today is the first day since I moved in that I am just laying in bed, typing on the computer. Up until now I have been busy with school and travel. Sitting here, propped up in bed with many pillows, the sun streaming in through the lace curtains, I feel relaxed.

April 2, 2012

Looking in a Mirror

Twice this week I've had the experience of looking at current photos of childhood friends and seeing myself in their faces. I'm not sure how to explain the experience. It is like their faces are so familiar and from so far back in my past, I see myself in them.