Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jerry: 8/1000

That first taste of coffee (two sugars and creme, as always) as it hits the tip of the tongue in the morning.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

vince: 12/1000

smiling in the dark

Jerry: 7/1000

BGL with the "girls" every Tuesday

Monday, October 29, 2007

casey: 6/1000

seeing my best friend on a nice day

neola: 10/1000

having a tangled heart.

Jerry: 6/1000

Thinking of my Lolo every time I wear my new Doctor Who T-shirt.

vince: 11/1000

wanda sykes' applebee's commercial.

Friday, October 26, 2007

neola: 9/1000

getting one of those clear days when i get to see mount st helens from my office window (9 floors up).

Jerry: 5/1000

Having a kitty to wake us up in the morning, even if she's a bad, bad girl.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Jerry: 4/1000

Feeling the little pitter-patter of raindrops on my skin and realizing that, like the plants, I needed the rain to come again as well.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jerry: 3/1000

Having people that I can tell anything to, no matter how ridiculous or dorky, and have them be genuinely interested in what I have to say.

neola: 8/1000

this morning, while walking to get coffee in my school marm outfit with PSP, a bent over elderly man sneaking a harmless "heeey sexy!" to us from behind his sunglasses.

vince: 10/1000

lou reed's "walk on the wildside" on a cold & rainy day.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jerry: 2/1000

Coming back from lunch to find a little love note from the man of my dreams waiting for me in my inbox.

neola: 7/1000

the last time i felt tears was when i was departing jackson. i was sitting at the intersection of jefferson and fortification facing fenian's, listening to the grateful dead's "box of rain," waiting for the light to change. it all hit me, what i was leaving behind and what i was facing. this was the first time i'd ever truly felt frightened, but encouraged by the road ahead.

this morning on my bus ride into work, i felt those joyful and frightened tears hit my cheeks again. the hot, salty tears fell as i was reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

so, in short, getting to feel it again.

vince: 9/1000

getting to the point where one person can pick the other person's nose. without prior warning.

Monday, October 22, 2007

casey: 5/1000

Marjane Satrapi

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Jerry: 1/1000

Feeling the waters of the Atlantic rushing around my feet for the first time.

vince: 8/1000

front porch dance parties

casey: 4/1000

stumptown coffee

casey: 3/1000

getting to the point in a friendship where you talk about poop

Sunday, October 21, 2007

neola: 6/1000

when you live with kitties that have a drinking problem.

neola: 5/1000

even when you get stuck on the 2nd row watching The Darjeeling Limited, having a friend that will turn around with you to watch people make awesome faces at the screen.

casey: 2/1000

Hearing Timbaland's The Way I Are in a club NOT filled with white people

Saturday, October 20, 2007

neola: 4/1000

remembering the only things you liked about high school when best friends come to visit from all corners.

vince: 7/1000

falling asleep at 7pm on a friday, waking up feeling great at 8am on saturday.

Friday, October 19, 2007

casey: 1/1000

A Mexican grandmother calling journalism a "bonita cosa."

neola: 3/1000

sharing a pumpkin milkshake with friends and Tila Tequila on yet another rainy portland night.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

neola: 2/1000

cupcakes (vanilla cake with pumpkin pie-filled centers and topped with cardamom-vanilla buttercream)

and the friends who gladly eat them!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

vince: 5/1000

knowing that "i have to go home" was not what he wanted to hear.

neola: 1/1000

a man whispered thank you to me in an otherwise empty elevator.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

vince: 4/1000

late night phone calls from best friends

Monday, October 15, 2007

vince: 3/1000

turquoise shirts

Thursday, October 11, 2007

vince: 2/1000

being called a health food "nut" or whatever because i drink green tea and i like to eat edamame (soy beans).

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

vince: 1/1000

teaching my 3-year-old cousin Parker how to break tortilla chips into "parker-sized" pieces.

an introduction to what we're doing, where the idea came from...

my good friend patrick started a blogging project this past march. i have been meaning to follow suit since day one, and, well, now i am.

unabashedly copying my creative, talented, brilliant long-distance-partner-in-crime.

and you know what, i also encourage errybody to do it too. for good reason:

i've been waxing poetic for the last few months about not being negative. amy got me hooked on this whole positive thinking, Law of Attraction thing. i just feel that keeping a record of sorts of all the good stuff, big or small, will help keep your mind(set) right.

so. if you're down. do it.