who makes your money

I’ve been listening to Spoon non-stop lately. Spoon and The Cure. Three Imaginary Boys is my fall JAM, guys. Fall jam to the max. I love the Cure always and forever. Deal with it.

I mostly just wanted to say that human beings are pretty damn incredible. Sometimes you lose a little bit of that tiny faith in humanity and feel like the world hates you tremendously and you should just never wear pants again and stay home until a new wave of movies arrives on the Netflix “New Arrivals” list.

But then sometimes people like Jes say something so insanely nice about you that it takes you off guard, and you can’t even believe someone that nice and rad actually exists. Or you start a new job and everyone is crazy nice to you and says hey, dude. I’m glad you’re here. And you know? Saying I’m glad you’re here is totally underrated, and I’m going to say it more often. Or people comment here wishing me luck and saying congrats, and my mom calls after my first day to tell me she was thinking about me, and I get three texts from my girlfrans saying good luck and all that jazz.

People are good and kind and caring. Even on days when you’re 98% certain this is a total lie, you have to realize that the haters are just that vocal minority with this bizarre and oft-times entitled vitriol. They’re loud, and they’re angry, but they’re not the status quo. Don’t you forget it.

Humanity will be ok as long as we remember to say good morning, it’s nice to see you, and thank you. Even a smile in an elevator can cool down that raging anxiety attack from a 10 down to a cool 4. And I never realized all of this until I watched THIS VIDEO that you need to drop everything and watch right meow. Because we’re all in it together. Life ain’t easy for anyone. So why make it a total kick in the ass when it doesn’t have to be?

Thanks for being kind and good and awesome and caring. I promise I’ll work on being a more self-aware citizen of renegade kindness from here on out.

Until next time, some film photos of camping. Shot with the Fujica STX-1 and Kodak Portra 400 film.















  • pioneerpat1

    Amen to what you wrote. I think I will be stealing it and put on a power point and use it in a lesson.

  • sierrabritton

    I’m glad you’re here writing on this blog! You’re the coolest.

  • Katie

    I love this. I think I say that about all your posts. I love good people. I love people that say good morning. Or tell me to have a nice day. Especially the people that say, “Have a nice day, Katie.” I mean, if you use my name, you kind of rock. Good people are awesome and sometimes I really appreciate little stuff like that.

  • Megan Spedding

    Wow. I can’t tell you how badly I needed this video, Amy. Thank you!


  • Maria

    you look so happy. and your words always make me smile. i completely 100% agree…telling someone you’re glad they’re there is a huge thing. it can make anyone’s day a lot brighter. love u

  • Ami

    Hi, Amy! Just checking in to tell you that you look so happy and absolutely stunning! Keep it up. :) – Ami

  • http://notetocreativeself.blogspot.com/ Jen

    Are they bagels on the camp cooker?? I need to go camping. And listen to the Cure again.