Friday, October 17, 2008

happy birthday to me...

I had a very nice birthday which included treating myself to an envy inspiring retro look dress from Liberty House, an art opening, a poetry reading, a bag of chocolates, a haircut, a big healthy berry and bee pollen and god knows what else but no milk shake, and a small box from Jim which contained a lovely Venetian glass necklace I had admired at a street fair recently.

I also did no work on my birthday since it is my personal national holiday.

Just in case anybody is wondering, freelance life is going pretty well, now have almost more work than I can handle. All good. And tonight we are going to a lively evening at Drom. The event is the Global Brass Explosion: Titubanda, Environmental Encroachment, Paprika & Hungry March Band. Brass, eats, laughs, and unquenchable beat shared with friends.

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Wonderful joyous music, feathers bobbing on hats, bunny ears on the men, jugglers with glowing balls, waving flags, and as each band left and joined the audience it became a mardi gras parade on the club floor...and best of all a surprise arrival from my daughter Caitlin who I hadn't seen since she left home for college. Happy for such delight.

Tomorrow I go out to my folks and they will make me dinner. Leg of lamb. Ah. Life is good. And my friend Martin tells me that I share a birthday with Oscar Wilde, Eugene O'Neill & Gunter Grass. Go team.

5 comments:

Joseph Reed Hayes said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie!!!

Kris Truelsen said...

Happy Belated! Mine was just two weeks ago, and I took myself to be amongst splendiferous autumn colours. Biggest treat I've given myself in many a birthday. Glad to hear yours was and is a good one.

Labdarugo said...

I'm late as usual...

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday. It's good to celebrate the day, because the world is a better place because it has you in it! I hope it was a great day and I hope this will be a great year!

All the best,
jeff

Claudia Carlson said...

Thanks all!

C

Caitlin Allen said...

I would have traveled twice as far if only to see that look on your face! I'm so glad I got to see you!