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officially thirty


I turned thirty on Thursday.  I know a lot of people have had a hard time with this number, but it didn’t really bother me. I suppose because it all feels the same to me.  Except that what used to seem “old” doesn’t really seem old anymore. And I seem to be growing these new hairs that are white. I really hope they are silver.  I have always wanted silver hair.  Or silver hair with a white stripe, but I think you already have to have a streak to begin with.

I had a great doble quincenera.  Shout out to Craig who hired a mariachi band.  And Stephanie for all the preparations she did for the party.  Steph is an amazing cook and baker/bakeress?  And Jacy for stuffing the pinata.  And Wendi for letting me have the party over there.  And Joy for loaning me her wedding dress.  And Carrie for the quincenera bouquet.  And Brenda for the quincenera shoes.  And eveyone’s really thoughtful gifts.   And the level of participation in the costumes!  (Please send pictures to my email if you have them!)

On my actual birthday, I had a few free meals and tried to see a free movie, but I found out it’s only free popcorn now-boo!  It was a really relaxing day spent with David.  The picture above is from Yuptha’s Thai Kitchen which is one of my favorite restaurants.  They brought me a coconut ice cream with a candle in it.

And speaking of David…he got me a bicycle!  Yay! This is something about which I am really excited.  My old bike is from the seventies and it’s hard to ride.  It is so heavy that it makes my legs ache.   This new one is made for commuting, so I plan on riding to work.  I’ll post pictures of it soon.

holy blazes

It’s really hot outside.  I’m certainly not complaining (although I wish it were seventy or eighty degrees), but it’s given me sympathy for those who walk and bike and bus.  I try not to go out in the middle of the day, but I had to meet my knitting group at six this evening, and sweat was dripping down my face.  And my jacket needs a good washing and deodorizing on the interior if you know what I mean.

I did expect this heat, but I am happy to do my part to downsize.

town hall

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 6-8p.m.

Chandler City Council Chambers/Downtown Library 2nd Floor

Help shape Chandler’s transportation future. What direction should we take? What should our priorities be? Wider streets and intersection? Improved pedestrian walkways? More bicycle lanes? Urban trails? Light rail, trains, buses?