Three Ukeleles, Three Guitars, A Harp, Some Chili, And Too Much Estonian Liqueur
Yesterday was a really tiring day! Wednesdays this semester are tight for me and involve taking the train lots of crazy places and talking until I’m hoarse and last night at 7pm, when I climbed the mountain that my condo sits atop and walked the dog, I was like “oh hell no, I do not want to go out again right now.” But I had committed to attend a weeknight chili eating/jam session with a bunch of theatre nerds that I love, so that was that. My friend Tasia picked me up and off we went, to eat delicious vegetarian chili and drink lots of things and sing songs together. And you know what? I’m really glad I went! I’m always glad when I say yes to things and I have a busy, full life. Sure, it makes me tired. But what’s the point of being wide awake if you’re not jamming with theatre nerds? WHAT IS THE POINT OF ANYTHING IF YOU’RE NOT JAMMING WITH THEATRE NERDS?!
Last weekend I went to see this crazy micro circus in a bar in celebration of the autumnal equinox and I was talking to my friend Mike and I said “I have a lot of friends who do puppetry, I bet they would love this use of non-traditional space.” And he was like “if I didn’t know you I would be rolling my eyes so hard right now.” As if he wasn’t already watching a micro circus at a bar to celebrate the autumnal equinox, who’s rolling eyes at who now?! Anyway, these are the friends who do puppetry. They also like to sing songs and play instruments and eat vegetarian and somehow they’re not insufferable!
In conclusion, I’m glad I said yes to life last night. I’m glad I drank that Estonian liqueur that smelled like turpentine and tasted like maple syrup and I’m glad I overslept this morning and probably blew my chances of going for a run. Because I’m LIVING MY LIFE goddamnit. Isn’t saying yes great?
(My friend Ilana hosted the evening at her lovely home and I stole these pictures from her facebook, thanks Ilana!)