Friday, June 09, 2006

third day's the charm

i guess blogger got my letter--shit seems to be working again. 'bout time, if you ask me. so. this is a post that should have aired on wendesday, but has been delayed over and over and over again due to factors beyond my control. no, i haven't got anything to show you from europe yet. yes, it's still coming. i am actually going to drag everything to the beach with me and do it there.

did i say beach??? YES I DID! the beach trip this year has kind of snuck up on me, i must say. there's been no time for a countdown or ANYTHING. we have just been too busy, and the planning of the europe trip sort of trumped the beach until we got home. then being sick and having surgery trumped the beach. but now, the beach is upon me!!! jeff and carrie and ella are already in town. the sam, she will be here today. brent, too. meredith tomorrow morning. and then, by tomorrow afternoon, i will be sitting on this here porch with a drink in my hand and a smile on my face. did i happen to mention that this year's beach house has both a hot tub and a golf cart? i can't wait to get down there and just chill. i can't wait to see everyone. and to kick things off right--tonight, the hippie, the sam and i are going to see nine inch nails--we should all be totally deaf by morning! and as a bonus to that, i found out just this morning that bauhaus is opening for them. i swear, i thought peter murphy was dead. i mean, he's always LOOKED dead... anyway--bauhaus is one of the beloved bands of my youth, so getting to see them is an unexpected bonus! i may have to double the amount of eyeliner i was planning to wear... wonder where the hell my combat boots are... hmmmm...

and speaking of concerts...we're going to see big bad voodoo daddy the weekend after the beach! whoo hoo!!! i absolutely adore them! and last night, as i had dinner with my friend amy, she told me she and kelly were going, too, which is a TOTAL bonus. it's an outdoor concert with the NC symphony, and it promises to be absolutely fabulous. there will be snooty tailgating with my little teak picnic table, real dishes, and lots of wine and cheese. hopefully it will be like last year's pink martini concert experience, redux.

this part's utterly random. i have this thing about rainbows--my mother and i always looked for them together throught my childhood and youth. the only time my mother calls me when someone is not dead is when she sees one. and they still make me wantto call her, too. i saw this gigantic triple one on the way home from work on tuesday--it was simply glorious, so i pulled over on the side of the road to take its picture. of course, i utterly failed to capture just how bright and beautiful it was, but i still love the picture because it fills me with hope and good thoughts. i thought maybe y'all could use some of those, too.

just think people--next time y'all hear from me, it'll be from the beach. :)


allegra918 said...

Have a GREAT time at the beach! How fun! I meant to write in my latest post about the knitters tea circle we made, you me and laura. how funny! i think it all turned out really great!

Kristin said...

Thanks for the rainbows...I totally needed them since my day has been nothing short of shitty. Have a super time at the beach. I will think of you while I am working my ass off getting cottages ready for the lovely tourists preparing to come to our corner of paradise.

Flaurella said...

Have a wonderful time! I remember last year's beach pictures so I look forward to more.

Relax and have fun. We're off for a long weekend on a gambling cruise to nowhere and then Cocoa Beach with friends. I haven't been to Cocoa since astronauts and Jeanie lived there! [g] Enjoy the beach and your friends.

amy said...

we can take wagers now - i say the golf cart will be stuck in a sand dune by tuesday ~ any takers?!?

have a smashing time at the beach - i'm entirely jealous but we'll have some fun when you get back w/ the big bad voodoo daddies.

going out for a drink last night was exactly what i needed (to avoid doing housework)

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