I'm a pretty organized lady. That said, there are always a couple post-its and/or loose slips of paper rummaging around the bottom of my purse at-the-ready for quick ideas, little seeds of inklings, jokes, notions, funny observations or reminders. They get dirty and creased and thrashed (bottom-feeders like they are) but they are imperative when I'm hard-pressed to jot something down in an inspired moment.
The latest batch I just fished out include these inspirational items:
*Rejected Lara Bar ideas (Peanut/apricot? Nope.)
*A stale chewed wad of gum folded into the corner (hardened now)
*The dialogue for a commercial audition I copied down to memorize ("A 2-in1 anti-wrinkle powerhouse!!")
*A few groupings of unknown numbers
*A few groupings of doodles (including two rainbows with loopy clouds at both ends and one pot of gold)
*Old TO DO list items that never got done ("Get organized with purse-sized idea notebook")
*Observational gems like "man with tin can" and "dog pee right next to tire person" that I can't remember to save my life.
*A hastily scrawled shopping list for gazpacho ingredients (that I was excited about when we were in the throes of heatwave weather.)
Not like we're that far out of the woods in LA on the heat front. I pushed it yesterday with a long sleeve shirt AND long pants AND boots and there were moments while standing in direct sunlight when this was certainly a big fail. Anyway, safe to say the gazpacho ship has sailed. Who in their right mind wants to make gazpacho in October? It's all about fall and pumpkin and soup and gingerbread, no? It's all about orange food right now, even if in LA we are forcing the issue. Sometimes we need to strong-arm Autumn into showing up around here. I feel like if we all cook something orange we can make this happen together. Who's with me?
Fall recipe/orange food round-up--------------------------------------------------->
Pasta with Pumpkin, Sausage and Sage
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Spicy Carrot Soup
Janae's Roasted Cauliflower
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies