met up with my bookclub
for a late holiday brunch
in one of my favorite places
some of my favorite people
lots of bad gifts
a full morning of laughter.
a couple of people even read the book.
“laughter is an instant vacation.”
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
it’s well into the night
when it becomes apparent
that one of our players
has fully slipped into a
‘one card short of a deck’
state of mind
and announces –
“i can’t play anymore, all of my cards say the same thing.”
“as long as there are games to play it is not over. “
time to relax now
long weekend brings calm and fun
friends warm the spirit.
“i don’t have anything to prove anymore. i can relax.”
image credit: daily mail
at the asian new year birthday celebration
of our young friend, y
wearing her traditional korean holiday dress
and bowling shoes
basketball, rock and roll, and football
playing on the big screens
of the american bowling alley
celebrating with grandies and more friends
indian, african-american, lebanese, irish, iranian, korean
adults, children, babies
all enjoying the fun
all sharing a meal
all blowing out the candles
“preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”
the power went out
just before our dinner party
so we had it anyway
candlelight, a warm fire, and great friends made it even better.
“what is a soul? it’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.”
imagine my surprise
when i found out
that the party i was going to tonight
at my sweet irish friend’s house
had already happened last night
when i stopped over today
it looked like
a great time was had by everyone
especially those who were there on the right night.
i think this may have been a trifle.
“it gets late early out there.”