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.”
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.
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
“art is man’s expression in his joy of labor.”
– henry kissinger,
happy labor day, usa
woodward dream cruise, royal oak, mi, usa
el gato hopes that you each enjoy the holiday in your own way.
“i will eat anything mexican – a sombrero, hacienda… anything.
they’ve perfected the combo of bread items and the grill. “
image credit: google images
at the nature center for grandie v’s 6th birthday celebration
the scientist helps us to measure our wingspans
before we take a stroll outside to find this beautiful bird
rescued and healing a broken wing
whose wingspan we hope will return one day
and we are grateful to have our wings.
“happiness makes up for height for what it lacks in length.”
“mardi gras is the love of life.
it is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity,
our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living.
all at once.”
― chris rose
art credit: frenchy
what a birthday for grandie j
on an afternoon spent with family and friends at
imagine a mash-up of
barnum and bailey
guiness book of records memorabilia
carnivals, cotton candy, prize tickets
coin-operated animatronics, mechanical games
collections of very imaginable oddity
along with some
you could never imagine.
it was a boy’s dream come true.
“once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.”