Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Weather Pixie is Hot!!!!

Look at the temperature in Grand Forks today! It's an incredible 97 degrees and the clothing that Weather Pixie is wearing is absolutely scandalously SKIMPY! I truly can't remember the last time it's been 97 degrees here, and it was rare this summer for it ever to get above 75 degrees. We North Dakotans MELT in this weather. We need asbestos clothing to deal with it.



And look! I'm on theme with part of my hand. . . because I want to show off the bracelet I got for my birthday on Sunday. I am pleased to be 56 years old and Bonnie (at almost 15)along with me revels in the "oldness", or the appreciation of getting to have our life experiences. Early on my birthday, my sister Rina called me and told me an incredible story about her praying mantis adventure (a future blog post.) Doug and I celebrated by driving down to Fargo (the big city), riding a funny little neighborhood train (that's another blog!), wandering through a Barnes & Noble (oh, bliss!), going out to eat, and then going to see "Julie and Julia."

I loved "Julie and Julia"! I especially enjoyed the birthday references in it, but also the blogging! Julie blogs about her experiences of making Julia Child's recipes over the course of a year. She talks about the "narcisism" of blogging, but also the addictive nature of it and how much it can insinuate itself into your life.

Sound familiar, anyone?

Oh, and that narcissism thing? So what! A little narcissism is good for having passion about life (and yourself in it). And here's a quiz if you're trying to figure out if you are or aren't one (I'm normal, says it!): test

16 comments:

Maria said...

My goodness, so many things I want to comment on: Just today, the Chicago Tribune published an article by Garrison Keillor about bloggers and I quote: "Nobody who compares newspaper writing to the swashbuckling world of blogging can have any doubt where the future lies. Bloggers are writers who've been liberated from editors."

I'm dying to go see "Julie and Julia." "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" was one of my first cookbooks. The recipes for crepes and Quiche Lorraine are unparalleled.

Love your bracelet (is it just me or does it match your new car?). I hope you had a happy, happy birthday. You are right to celebrate your 56 years - and you wear them well!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday!!

Amy said...

Happy birthday and I LOVE your bracelet.

e&ariggs said...

Happy birthday!!! I know what you mean about the weather!! us washintonions got all the way up to 110, are summers are usually at about 75-80. Hope your staying cool

Cindi Koceich said...

Beautiful bracelet!! Happy, Happy Birthday! Please don't melt! That is way high for you guys!!!
Now...I'm off to take the test!!

Mom2Drew said...

I love your bracelet.

Charleen said...

Happy Birthday. Nice bracelet! :)

Reds said...

Happy birthday late - glad you celebrated in style!! And love the bracelet!

Jeanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! I love your sense of adventure, fun and whimsy! We could learn a lot from you (and I do).

Your bracelet is gorgeous! Lucky you!

Don't melt in all that heat, please. We'd miss you too much!

Nicki, said...

Beautiful bracelet and sounds like a wonderfully fun outing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 56 - wow! would have NEVER guessed it - you do it proud.

Oh, took the test and I register "normal" as well - hummmm...not so sure about that test!

pat said...

Oooh, Happy Birthday, Angela! What a beautiful bracelet!!! Sounds like you had a rip-roaring celebration, you wild thing. I am looking forward to seeing "Julie and Julia", if only for Meryl Streep as Julia Child...

Marcy said...

Nice bracelet, and Happy Belated Birthday!

Beth said...

For one, the bracelet rocks! I love it:) And your blogging is so much fun to read! Happy birthday!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! Love the bracelet!

Suzy said...

Love your bracelet and Happy Birthday!!

Barb said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. The bracelet is very pretty.