Time will tell you, baby, what you can’t hear now

(I was just showing Elisa ridiculous entries I have had saved for years–literally, years–and she decided I should post this one. “Because it’s adorable,” she says. “It so seems like Carla three years ago–more tentative and wanting so badly to be spontaneous!” So, here. This is from May 29, 2005, at 9:38 p.m.)

You know how there are certain things in life – characteristics, I guess – that just sound like something good to be?

(Or is that just me?)

I think it sounds “cool,” somehow, to be a risk taker, to be spontaneous. And as much as I’d like to paint myself as an exciting person, I just don’t think that’s me.

A friend made a bet with me the other day, a bet that required me to do something a touch daring. He was confident that the bet would pay off in my favor and I’d be $20 richer.

Though it’s a tiny example, it started me thinking. Being uptight and structured is part of my personality, and it’s deeply ingrained.

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4 Responses to Time will tell you, baby, what you can’t hear now

  1. inkstainedlife

    it IS adorable. I am glad that we had blogspot at my apartment tonight!

  2. Missy Marie

    “Being uptight and structured is part of my personality, and it’s deeply ingrained.”

    I remember you jumping in a pool fully clothed in the rain after a full day of unstructured madness…

    I remember a midnight trip to Wal-Mart for Beneath His Feet shirts…

    I remember the belly button ring…

    It’s knowing that you are a little structured but can do some goofy and unpredictable things about that make you the wonderful Princess that you are!

  3. elisa

    A belly button ring?! What!?

  4. inkstainedlife

    Hahaha, I just read that comment and was coming back to say, I almost forget that I ever had my belly button pierced! I think I actually still have the ring in my jewelry box…

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