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summer christmas.

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is it one of the hottest days of summer?

is it time for our annual

christmas in july/august celebration?

absolutely.

with long-time friends

turkey dinner

wine

christmas cookies

 stories

and 

odds and ends re-gifts to each other

that we’re highly likely

to re-gift to someone else at a later date

no reason to keep the joy of giving all to ourselves.

‘christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.”

-bryan white

 

 

 

image credit: pinterest vintage, petticoats and pistols

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you say potato, i say patriot.

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“you have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the white house in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy and the flies die from happiness. you may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”

-erma bombeck

 

happy  birthday u.s.a!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: savorthebest.com

celebracion cinco de mayo.

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we came in empty handed and left with quite a colorful array of characters

such a fun day

spent in southwest detroit

shopping at the ‘honeybee market’

with our spanish teachers

for the pinatas

(one of my favorite things)

to take back to school

for our cinco de mayo celebrations.

“the celebration… you cannot practice it or anything.

it’s a moment when the excitement of your goal

makes you react to the moment.”

-peter bondra

blue sunbeams.

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and michigan takes the win in the final second.

moving on to the sweet sixteen.

 the tears and the joy flow freely.

go blue.

‘tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.’

-hosea ballou

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image credits: mlive.com –  mike mulholland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kindlfest/midnight madness.

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at the annual ann arbor city-wide celebration

a wonderful band from russia plays live

and the crowd can’t get enough

with tons of warmth both inside and out

i may have agreed with a couple of little people

after a very fun evening

with daylight savings time in play

that it was ‘midnight’ 

as the bells chimed a different time.

“instead of hate, celebrate.”

-prince

it’s all funny.

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a scene from the road rally in the sideways rain

leap frog in the park 

last night i told a joke to a woman at a comedy club, led a group of strangers in follow-the- leader in t.j. maxx, bought 60 cents of gas, got into a theater box office, danced the sugar plum fairy ballet and push it, had the zingerman’s staff sing happy birthday to me, tried to jam our team into one shopping cart, read a children’s book aloud to an adult in the library, found five different kinds of balls, secretly wrote crossword answers in the new york times and put it back, wore protective hockey gear, held a lobster, paid for a stranger’s purchase, ate as a group at taco bell, wore university of michigan gear that wasn’t mine, added my gum to a public wall art display, read incredible notes, shared food and drinks and blew out candles and it was a night to always be remembered.

teams:

sock monkeys vs. glitters vs. kwames

what a wonderful decade birthday celebration

thanks to all of you for every bit of it

it meant everything. 

“life goes by fast. enjoy it. calm down. it’s all funny.”

– joan rivers