Thursday, September 16, 2010

this girl: an update

thanks to some hints from bambi and her sister barb and their recent this girl posts and because i'm finally feeling like myself again, it seemed like it was time for an update of the this girl post (which, to give credit where credit is due, was started by the fabulous gillian ever so long ago).

~ hates righteousness, but can be pretty righteous at times.

~ needs more courage.

~ needs more discipline.

~ needs more practice.

~ needs less stuff.

~ needs to focus.

~ loves rocks and cameras and feathers and books and art supplies.

~ takes photos every day.

~ hates to capitalize. especially i.

~ talks too loud.

~ gets what she wants.

~ has a sneaking suspicion that it will all work out.

~ likes robots and eyeballs and embroidery floss and brand new pens.

~ wears blue nail polish.

~ watches too much LA Ink, Miami Ink and What Not to Wear on Discovery Travel & Living.

~ has a list of names to submit to What Not to Wear (with Clinton & Stacey).

~ should probably herself be on that list.

~ is superior and humble. haughty and kind. snobby and forgiving. messy and obsessive compulsive. thoughtful and oblivious. one big mass of contradictions. and likes it that way.

~ loves cats and horses and bunnies.

~ wants pigs and a few chickens.

~ goes to bed too late every single night.

~ loves her iPhone. and iMac. and iPad. and her nikon(s).

~ wishes stuff didn't matter so much.

~ wishes sometimes she didn't care so much.

~ is glad she cares so much. because it's what makes her who she is.


Polly said...

i wish i had sneaky suspicion that it will all work out!

again, fascinating list to read! and quite surprising sometimes, especially the What Not to Wear bit

I look forward to reading about the blogcamp Berlin

M said...

This is me. A mass of contradictions. And I do get what I want also. I need to update my "this girl" also :)

Lost Star said...

Lovely post, as well as the previous 'this girl' one. Has me wondering what I would write down about myself.

Connie said...

I adore this list! aren't we all a mass of contradictions?

Lost Star said...

Right. I wrote one at

I'm not sure how it turned out. I may need more distance from it. But it was fun and oddly soothing to write.

Thanks for sharing this! :D

mrs mediocrity said...

i always have that same sneaking suspicion...
i am addicted to what not to wear, but don't tell anybody...
i am having a love affair with windmills, but don't tell anyone that, either...

Joanna Jenkins said...

I went back and read your first "this girl" post before I read this one-- Fabulous all the way around.

And if you ever decide to have a garage sale so you can have "less stuff", PLEASE give me first dibs :-)

Cheers, jj

Deb said...

I decided to play too:

Thanks for the great format, it was fun, fun, fun!

Tara said...

Well, This Girl loves That Girl's earrings. And thinks that That Girl looks absolutely lovely in that photography. Wind caressed and carefree :)

Magpie said...

midway through our canada vacation, we were on a beach that was all cobble rocks. i fondled them all, and brought about 20 egg sized ones home to be my office gifts - you know how you have to do that. i felt like a complete nut leaving them in mailboxes (with CANDY) but people seemed to love them. it pleases me enormously to see "my" rocks all over the office.

Karen said...

This girl loves that girls list... and I can relate to most all of it.

Anonymous said...

I like the list. I don't know if I could make one so clearly about myself. Maybe I'll give it a try next time I post to my blog.