My birthday is coming up. Not just any birthday. My GOLDEN birthday. The one where I turn 24 on the 24th. And maybe it's the youngest child in me, but I'm excited for it. I love occasion. I completely relish feeling special. Maybe that's childish, and maybe it shows a lack of humility, but dang-it-all, it's my birthday! If not now, when? When else is there an excuse for circumstance and pomp? Especially on this, the one and only Golden Birthday!
So, just in case you feel inclined to celebrate in the joy with me, here are some things to spark gift-giving inspiration. I'll just leave this here:
|This took me a while, and I'm inordinately proud of it. I should take a class to be artsy and design-y.|
1- Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, by Lucy Knisley
3- The Revolution was Televised, by Alan Sepinwall
4- RKives, by Rilo Kiley
5- Hands of Glory, by Andrew Bird
6- YOU. I don't care if it's letters, cards, Facebook messages, carrier pigeons, whatever-it-is, I want to hear from you. Since moving to Seattle I've learned to value friendships on a deeper level. And I'm trying to be a better friend, and to show those people that I care. Because guess what? I know a ton of incredible people. And often, I miss them (by the way, those people? It's you. It's definitely you). I've carved out a great little niche here in Seattle, and I'm optimistic for Boston, but that doesn't mean I sometimes ache with all the missing of my gangs, roomies, crews and pals. My homies, if you will. With everything going on right now, and today in particular, I just want to hold you close, hold those magical connections near and dear. And while these books and musics have been bouncing around in my head for a while, what would really make my Golden Birthday super golden is hearing from the people I love.
So. 7101 Roosevelt Way NE, #206. Seattle, WA 98115.
Nine days and counting.