Wednesday, August 20, 2008

birthday girl

i've a birthday this weekend, on saturday. i love birthdays...

tintin sent me a copy of an email that i sent last year, where i mentioned what my birthday doings are. it was a really nice surprise to read my own words a year later.

when i was a girl i was good friends with a friend of my mother's. sounds strange i know, but she was like a big sister to me. once she said to me that i was going to make myself crazy by thinking so much.

sometimes i consider myself a philosopher, a poet and storyteller. we think about things.

but not so much this birthday weekend. it's kind of frivolous in the best way.

1. i'll let the hair stylist do my hair
2. manicure in pedicure in soft pink nail colour
3. dinner party with friends tonight
4. dinner with f. from rome tomorrow. friends for 8 years. i want to hear about his venician holidays
5. dinner and a show on friday... (ok i'm a foodie)
6. and back to my old neighborhood in brooklyn on saturday. there happens to be a block party on the very day of my birthday. actually they have this party every year. if my birthday happens to fall on a saturday then it is the same day as this party. it's nice. lots of us who grew up in the neighborhood come back and laugh and joke about being kids and growing up. it's a nice trip down memory lane. and i think my first boyfriend will be there. i haven't seen him since i was 19 years old.

i can still remember being that 16 year old, lost on my way to the sat exams in the rain, and he helped me find my way. we introduced ourselves and found our way to the exam. he waited for me afterward. i think it did not take a rocket scientist to figure that he fancied me.

after, it will be nice to venture into manhattan after this journey back in time. if i give in to myself i'll have oysters and white wine for dinner. i love the idea of stepping back in time, remembering the girl i was. as well as enoying white wine over dinner with people i love.

it's wednesday and my birthday is on saturday. my mom celebrates birthdays the whole month. for example she'll call early august and say...'you have a birthday this month.' and the little festivities begin. i didn't start so early because of the repairs. but even a new to me living space is a wonderful gift. and now is a good time as ever to begin.

thinking of you. i appreciate your presence. and knowing, though many of us have never met and we don't know one another. still in the privacy of our blogs, we very often share sides of ourselves that we don't easily share with persons we do know. funny how that works.


P said...

That sounds like an amazing birthday weekend...get as much mileage as you can out of it and enjoy every minute!

Lavinia said...

I am amazed at what I see happening on your is going full steam ahead.....your birthday will be wonderful, I know, with all the great celebrations and friends surrounding you....oysters and white wine sounds so very fine....

Thank you for your kind words in this post, sensitively written...

Justin said...

enjoy your birthday weekend!

smilnsigh said...

A very Happy Early Birthday wish to you!

It sounds as if you have perfect plans in place. I hope it all works out wonderfully for you.

Gentle hugs,
Miss Mari-Nanci

l'air du temps said...

thanks P, as you mentioned on your blog, summer feels like it's slipping away. i will try to be present and enjoy birthday summer stuff.

Lavinia, you see this blossoming too of my days? it's pretty amazing. you know that feeling when you don't want to enjoy too much because sooner or later things will go wrong? well i will try to enjoy anyway, life has its ups and downs anyway. so i cruise along the ups gladly... i appreciate your kind words.

hey Justin... thanks!

Mari-Nanci, as you can see i've got my little list. for some reason i am fond of lists this year. and i know to leave room for surprises and to be fluid and flexible.

got my hair done yesterday. it looked pretty and then i got caught in a water sprinkler. surprise!