A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Casual Fridays: For the love of lists.

Hi guys, it's Britt.
Are you a list maker? I am. My notebooks are full of shopping lists and to-do lists. If I venture into a grocery store without one, I'm usually lost within seconds. "Do I need tofu?" "Do I have toothpaste?" "Is the toilet paper gone?" 
A list is a plan, a map to what you need.

Lately, I've been collecting discarded lists that I find on the ground. They're pretty neat--I think there's a story in each one. 

Have you heard of FOUND magazine? 
They collect odd and interesting findings that people send in, and publish them both in print and online. Click here to check it out.

In the spirit of FOUND, if any of you discovers an interesting tidbit in your wanderings, send it to me and I'll put it up here. A note tucked into a library book, a discarded to-do list, an old photograph, anything goes! I'd love to see it, and share it. 

Oh, and I don't know if I say this enough, story-makers, but thanks so much for coming here and reading my blog. I really love and appreciate you.

See you back here on Monday for a new story. 


  1. I wonder what "soft stuff" means in the middle list. Fascinating stuff Britt.

  2. Heh-heh. The voyeur lives in all of us. http://aimless1.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/list-life/