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Steady As She Goes

Overall it was another excellent birthday. But, like last year’s, it’s unfortunate how the brief bits of bad can make more of an impression than the heaping hunks of good. I kicked off the morning with my Dad singing “Happy Birthday to Us” (I was born on his 29th bday). All day I was flooded by birthday wishes from people I adore. At work I was surrounded by my Clockwork family and treated to a Punch lunch, then had dinner with my son and a few close friends before going to see Shellac. I do love birthday shows. But notably absent? Any contact from a couple of people I care a great deal about. Not at all surprising, but seriously disappointing. What was surprising - yesterday’s bizarre rash of celebrity deaths, and subsequent strange celebrity death rumors piled on top of that. And tonight I will be landing at LAX in the midst of all the Michael Jackson post-mortem chaos. Alas, I am the queen of procrastination so now it is on to the last minute packing frenzy, for myself…and for the boy, who will be spending the weekend with his bio-dad. But I will not be packing my laptop. I am leaving it behind. Honest. I haven’t been to Los Angeles since 1998 so visiting without my laptop will be sort of 1998-style (except my iPhone is very now, I guess). I’m curious to see how much has changed, and how much of the MJ madness will be in the air. But really, I think Sky Saxon’s death was much sadder. Goodbye, Sky. But hello La-La Land!

so this is what 36 looks like


  1. e. wrote:

    YAY. Give my hometown a big sloppy kiss!

    Friday, June 26, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    We totally Frenched.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

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