Friday, December 30, 2011

A Birthday Walk pt 2

After visiting Melissa's abode, I ventured off to my furthest destination, Miss Sonja's house. By this time I was getting quite dehydrated and a bit hungry so I decided to stop by Grand Central Bakery to pick out something delectable and portable. With a tiny leek and cheese quiche I munched onward toward my third destination. Being the person that I am I was instantly distracted when I stumbled upon the New Seasons on Division. I went in looking for presents for others but left with a candle, nail scrubber(shaped like a hedgehog!), and mini holiday cookie cutters. Ah, alas one of these years I'll be able contain my excitement for tiny things.

Sonja was getting cozy by the fireplace when I arrived; with tea mugs in hand we chatted, got warm, and reminisced. Our time was cut short due to previous engagements so I continued my journey and she continued on her day. Heading away from her I was stalled by an extremely long train.

Instead of waiting for this monstrosity to pass( and to escape the continuous ding), I waited until it slowed to s screeching halt and tromped right over the thing. With traffic and a train behind me I ventured through Ladd's addition towards my final destination. Always loving Ladds I skipped through alley ways and found foragable edibles!

Look Closely Now.

Those are kiwis! I tried to pick one but they were hard as stone, just like the last time I found a kiwi vine in southeast. Any who, after pocketing some figs I exited Ladd's and got an exciting call that jessir would be at stina's house for my last stop. 

Tea and cupcakes began and ended my venture. On was vegan and the other was from a vegan. Stina, jessir and I talked and laughed at eachother and promised that we would meet latter for even more dessert with those unfortunate souls who couldn't be a part of my magical journey.

All in all, this was one the best birthday ideas I may have ever had. I really do cherish the one on one time I get with those I love and it seems more and more difficult to get that as time goes on and we all get busier. From this birthday walk I have learned to appreciate the serenity and friendship that a single cup of tea can reinforce.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Birthday Walk Part 1

So it was my 24th annual celebration of birth a few weeks ago and I had a brilliant idea to go for a long and contemplative walk to commemorate my gaining a year in age.

This was no ordinary walk, it was one where I visited various good friends and sat down to have a single cup of tea accompanied by a chat. I had no idea how this experiment would actually turn out, especially because a few of mes amis had to work and couldn't benefit from my birthday visit.

The morning started out quite well, aside from the sniffles and snot that lingered from my head cold. It was brisk, but the shining sun gave hope that the day would be brilliant. My first stop was Sage's, where she fed me vegan baked goods, breakfast tea, and a new(for me) sweater! Woot woot, stop one and I had already scored some knit wear.

The next stop on my birthday bus was Melissa and Nolan's house. Now they currently have a house guest soooooo there were four, but only Mel and I were awake. We shared secrets and some green chai tea. Then came out my birthday present, a photo book entitled Images You Should Not Masturbate To. I'll let you guess just what kind of pictures it contains.

(I have to sleep, I'm feeling waaaaaaay too crazy)TBC...