another year older

Today was my birthday, so my turn for birthday breakfast of choice. I asked T. to make me pop-overs, and he did a fabulous job (helped along by a birthday present from my best friend, a pop-over pan.) They were amazingly delicious.

popovers

popovers

We spent the last two days at the beach (a quick birthday get away,) and the weather was thoughtful enough to be perfect for me today.

beach

Back home tonight my parents came over for Thai food and champagne and birthday cake.

cake!

I’m really looking forward to this next year in my life. For one of the first times ever I truly have a sense of everything falling into its place. Life is good.

weekend

Lisa Congdon’s show opening at Candystore on Thursday was great – the shows up for at least another month, so next time you’re in the Mission stop by and check it out. I especially loved the giant branches she painted on the wall.

branches

Last night (Friday) I saw one of my favorite musicians play my favorite ever song (first one on the video) at one of my all time favorite venues. Throw in some free apples and it doesn’t get much better than that.

Today there are lots of small things to get done around the house, the farmer’s market to go to, some errands to run. Annie Galvin’s new show, “Better Go in Disguise” is opening at The Salon is tonight, and promises to be great, followed by a birthday party for one of my oldest friends. I’m working on several projects this weekend, hopefully I’ll have pictures to share of at least one of them by Sunday . . .

And school! It’s been great so far, thanks to all of you who’ve asked. Life in general is good right now, things are really settling into place. There’s a feeling of coming full circle, of things making sense in a way I wasn’t expecting. It’s pretty nice.

Tonight in Oakland

I’ll be at both of these events tonight, if you’re in the area come check them out (if you spot me come and say hi, I’ll be the one taking a million pictures with the huge camera I carry around.) I’ll post highlights on Saturday.

Feria Urbana – 5-9pm at the Oakland Museum. An “urban fair made up of local artists and designers.” Should be good.

Oakland Art Murmur – officially 7-9pm, throughout downtown Oakland galleries. This is Oakland’s gallery walk, click here for a map – always great art as well as a great party.