I will say I started this post about a month ago and kept it in Draft mode as I had to break away more than once. I’m now attempting to finish it. Look for a period at the end of it…that means I accomplished my goal. If there isn’t one there, feel free to finish the sentence in the Comments and the best one will win a prize. 🙂 Here goes nothing:
I should carry a recorder with me wherever I go. I know “there are apps for that,” but my ADD kicks in too fast for me to find my phone, unlock it, find the app, open it, and press the ‘record’ button. So, what should I do? A small digital recorder? Or one of those key chain recorders for even easier access? I am a bit amazed at the randomness of my thought sometimes, especially during times I should be focusing on the person or task at hand. I can’t help it – I see something out of the corner of my eye and immediately jump into a quick “to do” thought. Or I’m walking by the same window I’ve walked by a thousand times and wonder what was behind it 100 years ago. Usually though they are funny, random thoughts…bizarre even. I entertain the heck out of myself. 🙂
I have a million thoughts a day. I could be exaggerating. Or under guesstimating. Who knows? I’ve never actually counted a day’s worth of thoughts. Most of my thoughts are triggered by something – an event, a person, a project at work. And I dare say that most of my thoughts are inspiration from those same subjects. Let’s take yesterday. I saw our First Lady Michelle Obama speak here in Birmingham. I recall telling a friend, earlier that day, about my pending excitement of seeing the First Lady. The friend’s face registered disdain. And then followed it up with, “I hope you are inspired. I know that’s why you are going. I won’t ruin it for you.” Well, I was definitely inspired. It was everything I had hoped for and I’m so glad I went. It got me pumped about the upcoming election, but more importantly, about being a powerful woman.
Speaking of being powerful, I’m kicking booty at Iron Tribe. Granted, it’s kicking mine too, but in a good way. We just finished a 40 day Challenge to either lose weight or improve our performance. I chose the weight loss division. I didn’t lose as much as I had hoped (on the scale), but I did lose quite a bit of body fat according to the caliper so I’m happy. Six percent to be exact. WOO HOO!
I’m on a Jay Brannan kick these days. I love his voice, songwriting, and playing. I can’t believe I missed him when he came week before last to Workplay. I am not happy about that. I was on the fence and decided not to go because I was tired and needed to rest. Huge mistake. Thankfully I didn’t make the same mistake when I happened upon a chalk-written sign on the way home the other night – “Free Angie Aparo Show Tonight” – outside Tin Roof. Shut the front door! WHA?? THE Angie Aparo? I’ve been a fan for longer than I can remember…early 90’s, I think. I’ve seen him a few times, but it’s been years as he hasn’t been on the radar (or radio) in quite some time. I have no idea what he was doing in Birmingham on a random weekday, but I am so happy. It was a wonderful, intimate show (obviously not many people know him here or they didn’t know about the show) and it was exactly what I needed that day. Good for the soul. 🙂
I have tons more to write, but will save that for another day. I need to get this posted before it turns into a book. I also need to write a post about each fun thing I do in Birmingham. I would have a book in no time! I love this city.
Find peace inside.