Monday, January 12, 2009

Confession Tuesday....early edition

**This is what 40 looks like - And note the perfect Book of Kells gift (thanks, Susan!) **


Confession Tuesday

Where I've been--

For my birthday, I had a literary party where friends came dressed as poets and writers (I'll post a group photo soon). I dressed as a glam Sylvia Plath is a vintage 50's dress I found at a consignment shop. We had great food, wine, and conversation, and of course the evening included something that's classic to my birthday parties-- we did a craft. (We each made a frame and I'll be ordering the group print for all of us to place inside it. Mine frame is below.)


Confession: I don't mind being 40 at all. And I kind of like it. I feel it almost gives me an excuse to be ___________________ (fill in the blank.) Many words fit in there. I may be many words this decade with no apologies.


Confession: I have been reading More magazine (the magazine for women over 40) for at least 3 or 4 years now. I picked up in the supermarket because I thought it was a magazine for curvy women. I read a few issues before I realized it was something else...but still, I liked it.


Confession: I'm thankful I finally have someone to brag about sharing a birthday with-- Dave Matthews. For many years, my top birthday mates were Richard Nixon, Gilligan, and Crystal Gayle.


I found out today I was another finalist (1 of 30) in another poetry contest (New Issues) and instead of celebrating I growled. Is it better to lose the race by 2 seconds or not even to place? Sometimes, it's these close "almosts" that are the most heartbreaking.


More than I'd like to admit, the sentence "And you want to be my latex salesman" goes through my head when dealing with annoying people.


I don't know what others think, but when I see my photo, I still don't think I look 40.


Lately, some of my best snacks include rosemary crackers, brie, and goat cheese.


My favorite people tend to be people off on their own path and not following the rest of the crowd. They like vintage, tarot, solstice, and books. Most of them tend to live in private rural settings with trees and chickens or unique neighborhoods in Seattle. What I like about them is how much they are themselves. Uniquely unique.



January said...

You don't look 40. Not at all.

Congrats on being a finalist in the New Issues contest.

Lyle Daggett said...

Somebody else with a January 9 birthday is Joan Baez. (This according to her official website.) Now surely that's something to brag about, at least a little?

Alison said...

You are just the best. Carry on!

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