Friday, July 1, 2011

It's My Birthday Month and The Gifts Are Already Pouring In

Images Taken From Here.

That boy and that girl are playing tonight at the Mockingbird, downtown Tallahassee, tonight starting at seven.
With some lovely, loving friends to accompany them.

Just wanted to tell you that in case you live around here and are pondering your choices for a Friday night.

Just as I started writing this, Lis called me. I told her we were coming but that I hadn't made a reservation and so we'd just sit at the bar.
"I made you one a few days ago," she said.
She knows me all too well.

What a very kind day it's been to me.
I had a good walk. And okay, yeah, that old man who drinks a lot was pissing in the road as he walked but thankfully, he was in front of me and by the time I caught up to him he'd zipped up. I just looked at him like, "Are you fucking kidding me?"

I think he's like Honey Badger. He don't give a shit.

And Kathleen came by and we ate lunch and she brought me a beautiful heart-shaped Gouda cheese and a shawl which is red and fringed and embroidered. Oh my. It's breathtaking.

And then my friend Tom came by with enough corn to feed Lloyd and while we were visiting, Miss Dolly laid a nice brown egg for me in the rose pot right outside the kitchen.

And I WAS going to go to town to take Mother some things this afternoon but Mr. Rabbath called and asked if I wanted to go to lunch tomorrow so I decided to wait until then to take Mother her things and when I called her to tell her that, she was completely fine with the delay. She doesn't really want a thing. She's so happy. I swear. She is LIVING THE LIFE, Y'ALL!
The other day I talked to her and they were making her bed up clean. "They're treating me like an invalid," she said. "And I love it! I am going to get so fat! They have dessert at every meal!"

Ah yah. So now, since it's Friday, I might can take a nap if I want to.
And you know I want to.

And tonight we'll be gifted with Lon and Lis's music and well, my goodness. What a day.

So...if you're out and about this evening, stop by the Mockingbird. Get dinner or a drink or a drink and dinner and sit and enjoy.

Say hey to me. I'll be wearing the one wearing the red shawl. Possibly drinking a martini, possibly weeping with a smile on her face.

Yeah. That'll be me.

It'd be fine to see you. Another gift in this day already so full of them.


  1. All I can think of to do is send a hug and my love and wish you more of whatever is making you happy.

    Happy BD. Love, Lo

  2. Enjoy every fucking minute of it while it lasts my friend.

    I've been that man in the road in a past life. There is hope for him too, you just never know.

    All the very best to you Ms. Moon.

  3. I am so jealous of your mother. Please tell her I said that! (Leave out the part where I live in a war-torn country without regular electricity or running water, because even if I were in civilization I would think her life is fabulous.)

    Oh, and I think your life is fabulous too, but mostly YOU are fabulous.

    And by the way, the day I don't see 15 men throughout the day taking a leak in public is the day I don't live in Liberia anymore. (OK, that's not true. I don't even notice it anymore.)

  4. I so wish I was going to be there tonight drinking a martini with you. I can't wait until your visit up here.

    Have so much fun in red tonight! And of course give my love to the best fairy godparents in the world.

  5. Hugs to Lon and Lis of the East. Hope ya'll have fun.

    We never go out no mo. Hopefully soon that will change.

  6. I am loving following the story of your mother settling into a good place, and I am appreciating the continued opportunity it affords me to consider my own transplantation.

    This here Pacific Northwest is sure a long haul sometimes. No fireflies and no redbirds. But as I said, I am growing an appreciation for the gradations of gray and grey (boy you are really on the receiving end of my garrulousness today... must be the sunshine and the torch songs on the phonograph: as always, no reply expected, really). And the green just knocks me out. And now when I dream of going home to red clay and kudzu and pine forests, I dream I bring Mount Saint Helens and Mount Hood with me.

    If y'all are ever out this way, holler. I know some pretty spots and some great martini places as well. Happy Birth Month.

  7. Lo- No kidding. Phew.

    Andrew- I do not think that old man is hopeless, even in the way he lives now. I don't even see his empties on the road any more. I think he's just old and weird and had to take a leak. But who knows? I am glad, though, that you are not him any more. REALLY, really glad.

    NOLA- Maybe it's genetic, this peeing in public thing. This guy COULD be Liberian! Ha!

    HoneyLuna- Me too, me too! Lis and I are firming up our plans for the end of the month. Yippie!
    I love you so!

    Ms. Fleur- Thanks, babe! Will do.

    X-Ray Iris- My brother lives in Sumas, WA. Maybe we will head out that way one day. We took a great trip out there some years ago and it was beautiful and I loved it. But I am here for your Southern peaks, if not peaks, and when I take pictures, I'll think of you.

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  9. There are many times when I wish I could pee on the side of the road. I guess I have penis envy.

  10. Happy birthday month dear Luna-tic.

  11. Birdie- Thank-you, but the actual birthday is almost a month away. Still, I am celebrating.

    Madame King- And to you, dear. And to you. Why do I feel we may share a birthday?

  12. It wouldn't surprise me for one hot second.

  13. Congratulations, you sound content and happy. You'll be beautiful in the red shawl.

  14. I am sending y'all a hug big enough for everybody. And lots of love to you. xoxo

  15. Peeing while walking. Now there's something.

    I like your attitude in taking a birthday month. I must do the same next year.

  16. Kathleen- I felt like a queen in it!

    Angie C- Thanks, baby girl.

    Mwa- Works for me.

  17. What a lovely day! You deserve it. Your shawl sounds gorgeous. Hope you had a wonderful evening with your friends xx

  18. Enjoy it all. Wish that I could be there. Maybe someday. We are out all weekend on the sailboat. Loving it.

  19. Christina- I did. It was a beautiful evening out. Love you.

    Syd- Love it for me.

  20. Glad your Mom is so happy. That must be a damn relief.


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