chalkboard attendance - ev and caro's new place - oakland, ca
i would like to formally welcome evanne and caroline to their new oakland [neighbor]hood. their space is so special and eclectic and good-feeling--ripe with color and texture and soul. if last night is any indication, i have a hunch that the good times will keep on rolling and rolling and rolling.
the things you see while roaming - somewhere near the notre dame - paris, fr
this morning on my way to work, about four blocks into my ten-block bus ride, i realized that i'd left my phone at home. the anti-device-dependency half of my brain said, you can do life without that thing for a day. not even a day. eight hours. the business-minded half reasoned, girl! who are you kidding? remember the last time you forgot your phone? yeah? and? and??
so i hopped off the bus, which i'm sure had a few people wondering what my deal was.
in any case, i walked a block back toward my place only to realize that my phone was in a small side pocket of my purse the entire time.
rather than hop back on the bus, i walked more-or-less next to it all the way through chinatown. and you know what? my day was better for it.
who says that valentine's day is for the coupled? i say it's for lovers. so if you feel, give, or receive love, then celebration is warranted. i don't care if the whole holiday is a corporate scam. you, thoughtful friend, know how to purchase and craft pink and red construction paper into a masterpiece. and if you don't, i suggest you bribe that little, precocious kid in your neighborhood. he or she will love an excuse to pry into your mysterious adult life--who's it for? are you married? why not? because why? can i use the scissors? really?! mommy says that glitter is an outside game. mommy was lying? et cetera, et cetera. bring your ammo. and write from your heart.