Friday, June 05, 2009

Wreck this Journal: Wreckage Week 1

Today is the first day of The Next Chapter: Wreck this Journal, and I already have memories I will treasure!

I decided to dive in with what I find hardest - food and the journal (ick!) Well, I started a bit gently with drink: coffee. I giggled as I stuck my finger in my coffee and flicked my fingers, spraying drops across the page. It was fun and felt totally transgressive.

So, I showed my husband.
He looked at me and said, "Jamie, I don't think you're embracing the full spirit of the book. Let's go." And this is what we did next:


I love my husband. He inspired me to play a bigger game!

29 comments:

Holly said...

What I liked best was being able to hear you squeal with laughter...that is fabu!

Leah said...

ha!! i agree, your laughter was the best part! :-)

jennifer lee said...

Yes the squeals were so delightful!!

Hybrid J said...

Well Done, Jamie! And love your laugh :D

Tori said...

Great idea! Your laughter was the best part, though. <3

Kara aka Mother Henna said...

Lovely! Fun getting to hear and see you, Jamie -- here and on TNC site. Yeah, I'm having a hard time with the "sticky" food page -- the gum and all?? AHHHHH! EWWWW! :O Okay, though... wrecking wrecking wrecking -- this will be an interesting summer wrecking with all of you!
miracles,
k-

Alex said...

I love your laugh!! the little video is great :)

Judi said...

Oh you waskly wabbit you! Those giggles were the icing on the cake. You sounded so tickled to be bad.

todayandeveryday said...

THAT laugh, that free spirited laugh Is why we are doing this book. It frees you up to just DO stuff without thinking about it and justifying it. Kudos to your husband and to you! Wreck away.

Samantha said...

Your husband rocks.

I saw the still shot of the coffee pot and I was screaming, "NOOOOO!! You can't do that!!" See? I've still got a way to go to get over my wrecking inhibitions.

Genie Sea said...

OMG! I squealed when I saw the video! HOW FUN! Genius, your husband :)

Sherri said...

Your laugh is the best part of this video! So infectious! I love that husbands are getting involved. I showed my husband the book and he read each page with increasing excitement asking if he could play too.

gemma said...

This is so much fun Jamie!!!
You wreck! I mean you rock!
both!
yay!

Sherri said...

I love that the husbands are joining in. Mine looked at me like I was crazy when I explained the book, then he flipped through it and asked if he could play too!

Tess said...

Oh. My. Goddess. Doing this to a book, how scary - and how fun.

Victoria Brouhard said...

What an infectious laugh. Love it!

It's almost coffee time here. I'll have to see if I'm willing to use any of it on the journal today.

This is just so much fun. Thank you again Jamie!

Mel said...

yup, the laugh was the best....

I did the coffee bit today...it was very liberating...in a terrifying sort of way...:)

Kavindra said...

Yes, the laugh is delightful. ANd I think we ALL love your husband a little bit now!

Pamela Sweet said...

I absolutely loved the squeal! Your bravery gives me courage to muck up my journal with food/drink. :)

Tabitha in Bliss said...

Your laughter was priceless. :)

Kate said...

Jamie,

I loved your intro video and this one too. It was great seeing your face and voice together....

Kate

Suzie the Foodie said...

Rock on! You did it! Too funny, love that adventurous and rebellious spirit of Justin, so happy you made a mess.

pERiWinKle said...

heehee....you should video every page...just for the giggles...I sense that you were still very careful in messing the coffee...heehee...such fun! Love you giggles! xx

Beverley Baird said...

I agree with everyone - your lovely infectious laugh just made me laugh. You are really forcing us to be freer.
Thanks.

KnittingJourneyman said...

You have such a great enabler there!
Awesome!
I handed my book to my boyfriend so he could do the have a friend destroy this page--and for 15 minutes he tried to think what to do.
He handed the book back to me untouched. He said he has to think about it some....
sheesh--
you should have seen his face when I threw it across the room....
what fun!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Sounds like your husband needs his own copy of the book! How fabulous to have his unruly inspiration there with you!

Melinda said...

hahaha...this was great. I am still waiting for my book to arrive. HOPEFULLY today!

Melita said...

of course my boyfriend knows all about this journey and we read your post and watched your video together. he said "i like him" about your husband!! lol.

Danette said...

I love these video posts Jamie, your squealing was too adorable.