(not me, a famous model who is a couple of years older, but we share a strong birthday spirit)
it has been my birthday for 5 hours already
and according to my math
i become less worried
i become more excited
about this day
in the exact same amounts
which equals out.
“surround yourself with people who are more excited about your birthday than you are.”
an early long weekend
a couple of hours drive
and miles away
it’s time to have a
light show/jump on the beds/stay up late
kind of end to the day
tonight we fly.
“it is not the jumps you made in your life,
but mostly the jumps you haven’t made that are the real source of regrets in your life.”
how many bubbles are in a glass of champagne?
french researcher, gerard liger-belair
has spent more than 15 years studying the drink
and has released his best guess:
that is science, trial and error, trying until you get it right.
in support of his very thorough study,
I may be conducting my own research this evening.
“champagne…it gives you the impression that every day is sunday.”
– marlene detrich
credits: veuve cliquot vintage ad, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, bbc
a tiny tricycle
decorated in garlands and sparkles
parked in the bike rack at the library
heard the train come through town
softly whistling the tune of jingle bells
watched the people line up
to catch the bus to the airport
taking them somewhere
where people were waiting to see them
turned to say hello
to the man walking his dog
in his Christmas pajamas
spent the day with family and friends
playing and laughing
simply enjoying the celebration
happy Christmas everyone.
“our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at christmas-time.”
– laura ingalls wilder
fancy dinner and sleepover celebration with friends
not exactly sure what it was
but it seemed to make perfect sense at the time.
on the night before
the Barcelona – Napoli soccer match
takes place in the stadium
the streets close to cars
only to people
with food and drinks
and especially music
as martha reeves
belts it out
under the stars
for the happy crowd.
‘i will always dance in the street.’
feliz cinco de mayo.
“mexico is a mosaic of different realities and beauties.”
-enrique pena nieto
artist credit: eli halpin
what a perfect mix today in town
first spring football game
warm, sunny weather
and hula hoops.
“instead of hate, celebrate.”
how to know when the party’s over.
you haven’t really been to a party
until you’ve been to a kindergarten party
they mean business.
“school should be the best party in town”
’twas new year’s eve at the lake house
and two of our
fellow celebratory foot soldiers
and their loyal dog were down
though they made a miraculous comeback
returning to the fray for the midnight hour
and it was something to behold.
“forgive me if I sleep until I wake up. “