May 1st, 2006


Go shout it!

Way hay! I finally got to open the big box! And what was inside? I know you are all waiting with bated breath to know. Well. First was a present from Tommy that he'd made. It's a window, in a frame, with glass and everything. He's painted it blue and put a stencil cutout of a horse's head on the frame. It's got a slot so I can put any scene I like in the window. How cool is my kid? Also, from Mum, a scrying mirror. I kid you not. And as a card, instead of an actual card, she's made a miniature maypole, complete with woven ribbons and traditional May Day rhyme painted calligraphy-style around the base. Who else's Mum gives them a scrying mirror and a maypole for their birthday? I have the coolest family..

Another cool thing I got given was a large green bucket. A bucket? Yeah, a bucket. It came from segrada, with the words "Out of all the people I know, you're the most likely to appreciate this." "Why's that then?", said I. "Well," he said, " It's not so much the bucket, but the empty space within it." Hehe. Sean, you're cool. He then proceeded to pick a huge bunch of fennel and put that in too. *smile* I love the smell of fennel.

And then there was Charlotte, who finished my skirt. I've mentioned that Charlotte designs and makes clothes and has basically claimed me as her clothes-horse, right? And she just got given a huge pile of fabric samples. So in true Charlotte style, she spent the weekend drawing, sewing and measuring, so she could have something ready for my birthday. Today, I am wearing the curtains. ;-)

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Happy Birthday to me! *skip* And also, Happy Birthday nzguero
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Birthday lunch

Know how you should never eat anything bigger than your head?

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(I told the guy it was my birthday. *glee*)

In other news, the joys of wearing a short skirt:

I'm walking up the street on my way to and from lunch, watching the people as you do. And I observed a strange phenomena:

Young guys perv openly, look appreciative and smile directly at you.
Older guys look, look away, look back and smile coyly in another direction.
Asian guys try not to look.
Young women look then pull faces and give you the evils.
Older women look then look at your face and grin.

It cracks me up.