Tuesday, April 03, 2007

birthday, no blues

my roman-symmetrical birthday came and i felt no blues - except for the moment i stopped to remember how marvin gaye died on my 10th birthday. i even wrote a haiku in the morning - a sign that my zen is maturing:

barrage of goosebumps
a corporeal down payment
for afternoon sun

otherwise, all goes well in California. i visited a remarkable middle school, Nimitz in Huntington Park, CA as part of the university's outreach programme and had the fullest day ever - from 7:25 until 15:13 reading poetry, running workshops, answering questions - i was completely hoarse when i got home. but, to balance that i had ice cream yesterday - cold stone creamery in long beach, CA - it was sooo good (see their website for pictures :)). i made my own mix of banana/coffee ice cream with pecan nuts, almonds and caramel, with the thickest crunchiest waffle ever

and who said we have to age gracefully? here's to 33 going on 3

6 comments:

kallioppe said...

Happy belated Bday. Hope you are having fun in Cali.

Tara Betts said...

Coldstone Creamery is deadly, I tell you. I know from experience. LOL In any case, if you're ever hoarse like that, definitely have some hot water with fresh lemon, honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper. It will definitely help.

Tara Betts said...

Silly me, happy birthday too, Nii! Play some Marvin Gaye for yourself, maybe dance close to somebody cute.

Nii said...

thanks, niki and tara. i definitely had fun on my birthday, and since my sweetheart came to visit, i've been celebrating all over again!

Fran said...

Happy belated one from me too. We missed you last night at our Liars' Cramp gig. We got a good crowd in though so we're set for the next... bring the sunshine back soon.

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