So on the left side of my bed, in the spot where someone else would lay if he were around to lay in it, there is:
-the lumpy pillow. I need to have it, just in case I have a sudden desire to completely surround myself in fluff.
-seven books: Natural Acts and The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, by David Quammen; Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman; the graphic novel of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman; The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler; With Billie (a biography of Billie Holiday); Scar Tissue (the autobiography of Anthony Kiedis). I am in the middle of one of these and just starting another. The rest I have read at least once, but keep around to reference or read bits of before sleeping. Except the Handler - I have no idea how that even got on the bed.
-four magazines: Rolling Stone, Mental Floss, Old School Rods (don't ask), and Star (REALLY. DON'T ASK.)
And on my nightstand, to my right:
-a mason jar full of pens.
-all my remotes.
-my iPod speakers.
-two candles, one orange blossom and one bergamot and lime; two lighters, one green, one lavender.
-a glass for water, currently empty.
- five books: Oliver Twist, a rhyming dictionary, 100 Poems from the Japanese, collections of Millay and Cummings.
-three different types of balm for skin: Badger Balm, Lubriderm lotion; the tattoo stuff from the place.
-four different types of balm for lips: Burt's Bees; Kiss My Face Cranberry Orange; Schweppes Tonic Water; Besame Lipglaze in Crystal.
-my empty and long neglected glasses case.
-an assortment of jewelry from the last two weeks, since getting back from Seattle, including my sparrow necklace, two pairs of black hoop earrings, and my fantastic vintage Bulova watch.
-a huge stack of CDs people have burned for me that I have not put on a spindle yet.
-my journal, which is used only for jotting down ideas and phrases - I am not much of a diarist, and my lyrics notebook, which is used for everything from lyrics and song ideas to grocery lists.
-a grocery list with a doodle of a strawberry on it.
-a tourist guide to New Orleans (yes, still. shut it.)
-a bottle of nail polish in Stroke of Midnight, a very very deep red.
-an orange crayon.
-Post-it notes in bright yellow. Like not normal Post-it yellow, but school bus yellow. Dandelion yellow.
I feel like you now know everything you need to know about me.