About Me

Ithaca, New York
MWF, now officially 42, loves long walks on the beach and laughing with friends ... oh, wait. By day, I'm a mid-level university administrator reluctant to be more specific on a public forum. Nights and weekends, though, I'm a homebody with strong nerdist leanings. I'm never happier than when I'm chatting around the fire, playing board games, cooking up some pasta, and/or road-tripping with my family and friends. I studied psychology and then labor economics in school, and I work in higher education. From time to time I get smug, obsessive, or just plain boring about some combination of these topics, especially when inequality, parenting, or consumer culture are involved. You have been warned.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

And now, a very special Cafe Hazelthyme

With apologies to Visa, a random 40th-birthday-inspired list:
  • 08 Toyota Matrix, 30k, April 2010 - $12,000.
  • Taughannock Park pavillion rental - $40.00.
  • Wegman's heart sushi tray - $54.99.
  • Lucas Cabernet Franc - $12.99.
  • Value of damage to 08 Toyota Matrix, 32k, en route to 40th b-day party - $11,999.95.
  • Year in which I'll next need to buy soda, beer, or wine - at least 2012.
  • Lovely, heartfelt cards now gracing the mantel - 17.
  • Facebook b-day wishes - 42
  • Fancy coffee drinks I'll be enjoying, courtesy of one of my best friends - at least 10.
  • Oldest party guest - 71.
  • Youngest party guest - 3 months.
  • Grade schoolers who helped the 3 month-old's big sister have the time of her life getting wet and dirty - 3.
  • People around the world who share my birthday - about 18 million.
  • People who received the King Zucchini as a present - probably just me.
  • Celebrating a milestone with the perfect crazy-quilt mosaic of cherished family and friends - priceless.

Thank you, everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry for all that happened to your car. That's horrible. But hey...at least you'll never, ever forget your 40th!
    I'm glad you had a great celebration anyway. :)