Today is my lil brother’s 20th birthday (yay!) and also St. Patty’s day. I live in a college town super close to campus, on a one way street that sort of quiet because of it. It was made into a one way street because people were driving to much on it, and the parking situation (because we’re like a 3 minute walk to campus) was becoming an issue. So we have grown fond of our quiet little street… the one thing that could possibly be a downside is the bar right behind us. It’s kind of hole-in-the-wall, so you don’t get the noisy clubbing crowds, but there are certainly crowds sometimes. This morning there has been screaming and yelling and singing and laughing… I think it’s really funny that people want to get wasted this early, but it’s fine by me. I’m sure we’re in for a treat tonight. I sleep like a rock, but poor Jeff is bound to be up. Because he’s a drummer he says that whenever theres any beat to music he can’t fall asleep. So basically that means any loud party.
I just feel bad for my doggy, earlier she was barking at nothing, I think all the yelling was confusing to her. She’s given it up for now.
I’m going to a peace march today at 1pm. That will probably be my 365 for the day. What’s a better picture than peace in action? After that I’m gonna work on some projects that I have to finish, then probably going to a party down the street where Jeff’s band will be playing.
Okay, i forgot to finish that update. I guess it’s just as well, I have to play some catch up with 365 and I might as well do it all at once.
My life tends to take on themes from time to time… like it’s trying to push something into my head that I thought I knew, but didn’t really know. Not in the way I need to. The theme that it’s taken on lately is peace in turmoil. The eye in the storm. That kind of thing…
I do apologize for the lame picture, but it was late, and I realized I hadn’t gotten a 365 for the day so i snapped this without doing any kind of quality control whatsoever. I went to a panel discussion that my dad participated in. It was for the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, and while there weren’t many people there, I truly felt a vibrant energy in the room. We were buzzing with goodness and peace… Anyway, my dad is part of a movement called Seamless Garment
. It tends to ruffle feathers, it’s sort of radically non-violent.
I took my mom on a date on Friday. We got Vietnamese food, went and saw a free showing of The Last Mimzy, and got really fancy dessert at this swanky restaurant downtown. I got a hazelnut torte. Mmm-mmm. The movie was free because the writer/producer is a University of Michigan graduate- he apparently owns New Line Cinema. So he was there with the other writer to answer questions. Fun!
Peace march was good. Cold but good.
We celebrated my bro’s 20th last night. He’s the farthest to the left. Yay for his birth.
Working on my third batch of kombucha. I love it. I’m a total convert. I was just making one jar’s worth, but we needed more, so i’m now doing double batches. Read about this stuff! It really is something I will drink everyday for health, and would recommend to anyone.
It seriously took me 3 days to get this entry out. Just a testament to my stupidly busy life right now.