Sunday, April 20, 2008

10 new things I love

or at least 10 things i haven't said before

1. Battlestar Galactica. There, I frackin' said it. Am I embarrassed? A little, but you're missing out if you don't watch it as well. I even dreamt last night that there was a Cylon attack!
2. birdies singing
3. Jon's nephew David's big huge cheeks

4. the Derby is in 2 weeks and I have the best Derby outfit yet!
5. Wilco's latest album Sky Blue Sky
6. BBC Planet Earth
8. the cannonball stuck in building above Wyler Gallery on Upper Exchange: original cannonball from Brit. Cap. Mowatt who bombed Portland around the time of the Revolution.
9. There is a tree on my way home at night whose twigs and ever-enlarging buds (it bloomed overnight!) cast a shadow down on the sidewalk from the streetlight above. It is so strange to see shadows at night, after 6 months of seeing this several nights a week, it still stops me.
10. I am joining a women's field hockey league!

spring springgity spring springitty spring spring spa-ring

The sun has shined and shined and shined for a straight week now. Short sleeves even! Tulips and daffydils bloomed overnight. Jon and I saw the greenest of snakes and a kestrel at Kettle Cove today. We also saw some fox doody and rubbed milkweed down on our faces. If you have forgotten how silky and soft milkweed down on your cheek is (because you are old and do not rub nature's things on your face anymore), I suggest you find a field tomorrow. Find that whitest of white things inside, and rub it on your cheek liberally. Then go home and ride your bike in cowboy boots and put on your baseball glove and throw the ball. Because spring is here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

in the future

I was really in the mood today to come home and write some blogs. There has been such great material lately, which you will of course see in the near future: riot police all over Munjoy Hill, Battlestar Galactica, a cannonball stuck in a building on Exchange St., new antics from Mabel and Etienne, shoe shopping, cute nieces and nephews, and dressing to the nines for cheap sushi. However, I was swallowed by the Old Port today (the sun was shining nicely) and have no time left.