things for doing this spring: open windows hoard orange jelly beans read books under exploding trees walk down streets in unknown neighborhoods color easter eggs til fingers are sufficiently stained defend marshmallow peeps defend defend defend buy records pick strawberries steam asparagus shoot polaroids share polaroids pack up car get out of town plant things plant things I WILL PLANT THINGS
the sun came up this morning and I got out of bed and I tried again. and, I made it. I made it to the end of another day. tonight: still a little tired not nearly as scared still hopeful still hopeful still hopeful
sometimes when I sit down at the end of the day to write this list, I just feel lost. lost. when this happens, I try very hard to write down the real things. not the things I think might make for a good list, but the real things. tonight: I'm tired I'm scared I'm hopeful tomorrow, the sun will rise and we will try again.
photobooths visited, from earliest personal memory to present:
six flags (st. louis, mo) (1970-something) woolworths(somewhere in illinois) (1979) mall drug store (bloomington, il) (multiple visits,1982-1988) shopping mall (st. louis, mo) (1984) k-mart (milford, oh) (multiple visits, 1988-1989) department store (tokyo, japan) (1989) ed debevics (chicago, il) (1990) hickory point mall (decatur, il) (multiple visits, 1989-1991) forest fair mall(cincinnati, oh) (1991) pharmor drugs (atlanta, ga) (1992) six flags (atlanta, ga) (1992) six flags (st. louis, mo) (1997) soho gift shop (new york, ny) (multiple visits,1996-1999) diner (houston, tx) (2001) star bar (atlanta, ga) (multiple visits, 2003-2006) city museum (st. louis, mo) (multiple visits, 2003-2007) company christmas party (atlanta, ga) (2005) outdoor mall (myrtle beach, sc) (2006) unknown bar (new york, ny) (2006) midtown shopping center (new york, ny) (2006) mall of georgia (suwanee, ga) (2006) ace hotel(portland, or) (multiple, I mean muuuuultiple visits, 2007-2014) little finnegan's (portland, or) (multiple visits, 2007-2012) rose festival city fair (portland, or) (multiple visits, 2008-2011) the florida room (portland, or) (multiple visits, 2008-2012) musee mecanique (san francisco, ca) (2008) haight street vintage shop (san francisco, ca) (2008) house of vintage (portland, or) (multiple visits, 2009-2013) voodoo doughnuts (portland, or) (multiple visits, 2010-2012) archie mcphee's (seattle, wa) (multiple visits, 2011-2014) ace hotel (palm springs, ca) (multiple visits, 2012-2014) rayko photo center (san francisco, ca) (multiple visits, 2012-2015) west egg cafe (atlanta, ga) (2011) bon-ton (paris, france) (2013) novelty shop (port townsend, wa) (2013) gift shop (savannah, ga) (multiple visits, 2015-2016) criminal records (atlanta, ga) (multiple visits, 2015-2018) ace hotel (portland, or) (multiple visits, 2015-2018) ace hotel (new york, ny) (2015) the smith (new york, ny) (2016) cargo (portland, or) (2018) quimby's book store (chicago, il) (2018) ace hotel (new orleans, la) (2018)
a few people I met tonight at my very first silent book club: lauren, who was reading the joy luck club erin, who was reading the power nicholas, who was reading hope never dies cherie, who was reading her veterans health benefits handbook p.s. I love silent book club. I love it. I love it.
ways I will celebrate making one hundred lists for one hundred days: leave confetti in odd places around the house find (and consume) all hidden candies and chocolates give myself an imaginary award that can also be worn like a cape deliver my acceptance speech in the shower plan an imaginary train trip across the country purchase a pretzel at sonic make more lists