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Early Morning Speakeasy


“Third Base” biker bar- early Sunday morning drive-by/50 MM natural lighting/manual

There’s something about typing late at night that’s so very gratifying. Maybe it’s the “me time”, I don’t know. Josh is sitting beside me and everything in life has fallen back into place. It’s funny how that goes; all of the “normal everyday things” that one simply expects to be there over time are there, and they’re very small things not even worth mentioning. But take those little “connectors” away- those small unmentionables and it shakes the very foundation of all that is solid in your life. This proves to me that it IS the little things that are most important to me. When they’re gone- everything changes down to the very way you perceive the world to be. When Josh and I are tight, as we are now- the world is “doable”. I’m careful to give him his space and am even suggesting he get a shed so he can have a bit of a man-cave going on. (Guys need a “safe place” to go where there are no women. It’s funny to think about, but it’s so very true. I support him in those endeavors fully.)

The construction trailer outside didn’t work out so well. The new management approached us and gave us a 2 hour warning to move it or lose it. They had already called the police and a tow truck. We were in a bit of a jam, but that’s when I’m at my best, not surprisingly. Maybe it’s all of those McGuyver episodes (or the hundreds of adventure games I’ve played over the years) but I like to get creative and resourceful with practically nothing. We called the Uhaul facility- they had no trucks with a hitch at the moment. After several other phone calls, we were able to find a guy that hauled it away to storage at the drop of a dime. Josh would have lost his trailer for good- it would have just been too expensive to try and retrieve it. Darn it. That means he’ll have to actually stay INSIDE here with me. (I’ll try to not be disappointed.)

I wonder what Josh thinks about me sitting here typing all of our business to the world. 🙂 He’s a good sport.

We have to be up at 8 in the morning- there just aren’t enough hours in the day! Josh is getting ready to start his semester also- I love it when we’re both in school at the same time. He’s working on General Studies for now but he’s considering moving in the direction of Physics. (He and his sister are both terribly smart.)

I have a Health Psychology assignment to do first thing when I get up and after that, a Public Speaking assignment + 25 more pre-calculus problems and that’s all before 10:00 a.m.! Life is a blur.

But at least I’m using exclamation points again so hey- it’s not all bad.


And smiley faces.


8 responses

  1. I love the way you look at things. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You have a magical way of turning what normally might be considered to be a ‘problem’ into an adventure. Its making me look at my own situations differently. Thank you! 🙂

    Next time I encounter a stressful situation, I shall enter…duh…Duhn….DUHN…. McGuyver Mode.

    May 24, 2013 at 3:04 am

    • Hahaha…this made me chuckle this morning. After so many “serious situations” in life, these other things seem small maybe. But really Amy, you do the same thing. You are so very funny and have the gift of turning catastrophic moments “internally” into hilarious accounts but also helpful ones. I think you do a lot of people good- I know you do that for me.

      I play a lot of games with inventory items and the majority of the time, you’re suddenly in a bind and have to find your way out of locked rooms, or somebody’s chasing you- it’s always adventurous and catastrophic but on the lighter side, they teach you how to adjust to stressful situations, check out your resources and go above and beyond what you think you might be capable of in working out a solution- and there’s ALWAYS a solution. I hope things are good for you today. 😉

      May 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

  2. Nice to hear you and Josh have reconciled. It ‘s true about men needing a bit of space for their own…I use the Falls in this way. I kept looking at your photograph of the biker bar and wondered what the little plastic “pill” cups were for?

    May 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

    • You know, I think they use them for Jello shots (or something like that?). Back in the day, I did my share of bar hopping and stayed pretty much trashed on the weekends.( Lots of whiskey and weed!) But I haven’t been to a bar in 7 years or so- the idea grosses me out now. That’s probably a good thing. 😉 And yes, you men definitely need your “guy space”. We women want to make it all about us and you men just need some space to breathe. It really is that simple..heheh..

      May 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  3. What Amy said! I def AGREE about you turning things viewed to others as a problem into something beautiful. It’s a crazy gift you have. I am going to make an assignment for myself. While im in FL I must find something that someone would normally pass up to take a picture of. It’s something I’ve never really done before. I’m just curious to see what I find lol. And Amy I’m really glad your back to blogging!! 🙂

    May 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    • That’s actually the best way to get good shots, Jen. 🙂 I’ve just sent you an email, by the way. Have a great vacation and I look forward to your return AND your shots. And yes, I’m so glad Amy is posting again too. (I’m 100% sure I accidentally called her Jen for about 5 hours several days ago. Ha…oops..)

      May 25, 2013 at 1:07 am

  4. you couldn’t have made the toilet paper more interesting :p

    May 27, 2013 at 9:42 am


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