Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 14 - Switcheroo

Day 14 - a photo of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.

There are a lot of people whose lives seem fascinating to me. People whose lives are full of glamor and excitement, a never ending list of places they've been and things they've done. People who I'd love to be for a day. Oprah, my mom, significant people from history, Darlene (the lady who used to live above me and stomped around her apartment all day long...I'm just curious - what was she actually doing?), and Tommy to name a few.

But when it really comes down to it, I'm convinced that Jessica's life is the one I secretly wish I had. She has one beautiful child (and one on the way) a doting husband (fresh flowers every week), an adorable shower curtain to take baby bump photos in front of, she enjoys running (what would it be like to crave a "quick 7 mile run"?), travels the world, has an super-cool grown-up job and a degree. She eats at fancy restaurants with her best friends and family, she walks around downtown because she lives close enough and spends summer weekends at the farmer's market and shopping at outdoor malls. Also she is drop dead gorgeous. Always.

I get that blogs are mostly about highlights of people's lives, and I'm almost convinced she has a bad day every now and again, but to me her life looks perfect. Really. It does. And right now my life could use a little more perfection.

But here's the thing, I don't actually own any photos of her because I'm really just a bit of a stalker. So I've done the ultimate stalker thing. I stole a family photo from her blog and am posting it here. Creepy? Yes.* Flattering? I hope. At least enough to balance out the creepy.

I'm curious, who would you switch with?

(Sorry Jess, if you're freaked out let me know and I'll take it down.)


  1. Confession time? I wish I was Jess some days too... She's just that awesome. ;)

  2. how funny! i use to work with reece, probably right before he met jess. :)
    very cute family indeed!!

  3. Yeah I wouldn't mind switching Jessica some days too. It's crossed my mind before. :)

  4. I have thought this too. I love her fashion. I wish I could pull that off. I asked my husband if he wishes I wore dresses and pearls more often, but in the end, I just sit at home most days so I don't really have an occasion to wear those things. Still, I asked Josh for a pearl necklace for valentines day because of seeing her wear them all the time. She always looks so beautiful.

  5. I know, right? It's a good thing she's so darn nice or we'd all hate her. ;)

  6. Um, way to make a pregnant girl cry! Seriously Amy, I am so touched and flattered that you would write a little post about me. ESPECIALLY since every single time I read your blog I think to myself, "I wish I was as witty as Amy" or "I wish I was half the mother Amy is"

    The really funny thing is, I am having one of those days where I feel gross and disgusting and all failure-like, and then I come to your blog and read this and I had to smile. You have no idea how much this meant to me :)

    Thank you so much for making my day -- no, my month! Maybe even my year! You are amazing and I am blessed to know you!

    PS -- The fact that you posted a picture of my family on your blog makes me feel famous, not creeped out in the least bit :)


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