Tag Archives: friends

laugh.

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met up with my bookclub

for a late holiday brunch

in one of my favorite places

with

some of my favorite people

lots of bad gifts

beautiful food

morning drinks

strong coffee

live jazz

a pinata 

and 

a full morning of laughter.

 a couple of people even read the book.

“laughter is an instant vacation.”

-milton berle

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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

one card short.

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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. “

-alex ferguson

all.

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at the asian new year birthday celebration

of our young friend, y

wearing her traditional korean holiday dress

and bowling shoes

with

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 bowling

all sharing a meal

all languages

all blowing out the candles

all toasting

all.

“preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”

-cesar chavez

a day late and a trifle short.

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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

and

 when i stopped over today

 it looked like

a great time was had by everyone 

especially those who were there on the right night.

img_7493-2i think this may have been a trifle.

“it gets late early out there.”

-yogi berra