Yesterday Ant surprised me with a book of poetry by Nikki Giovanni, so after I was done becoming a red head (did you notice the new hair color?) I lounged on my favorite stoop and read the whole book. Here's one of my favorites:


Midnight poems are bicycles

Taking us on safer journeys

Than jets

Quicker journeys

Than walking

But never as beautiful

A journey

As my back

Touching you under the quilt

Midnight poems

Sing a sweet song

Saying everything

Is all right



Here for us

I reach out

To catch the laughter

The dog thinks

I need a kiss

Bicycles move

With the flow

Of the earth

Like a cloud

So quiet

In the October Sky

Like licking ice cream

From a cone

Like knowing you

Will always

Be there

All day long I wait

For the sunset

The first star

The moon rise

I move

To a midnight






The dangers

Like it? I sure do.

Having spent the last 2 months or so dropping less-than-subtle hints about a cute little cajun restaurant on Irving that I really, really wanted to try, I finally decided to take matters into my own hands and made a reservation, then sent Ant a text that said, "I made reservations for the date you're taking me on tonight!" It didn't take him long to figure out that if he put in a few hours with me last night I wouldn't be able to say anything when he decided to spend the rest of the weekend surfing. Smart boy. So we went to dinner and had a great time. The food was good and we somehow ended up in a conversation about quantum physics, which happens to be one of my favorite topics! After dinner we headed into Japantown for some live music at The Boom Boom Room. They had a slightly above average sounding bluegrass band playing. Their timing was a bit off, and they seemed to lack energy, but they weren't terrible so we stayed for a few drinks and a little dancing. When we got home we found Matt and Garen hanging out in the kitchen, so we hung out with them for a bit before heading to bed. It's a tough life, but someone's got to live it! ;-)


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Sassy 'do, sister!

I'm only calling it that because I have a feeling calling your new hair color "sassy" and a "'do" will majorly annoy you at a basic feminist level.

Am I right?

Yeah, that is a tough life right there. Are you like independently wealthy? or did you just drum up a lot of money selling those beer toasts a few posts ago?

You remember - when you toasted me with ROLLING ROCK!1!?

That still stings a bit, sister!

Jes said...

At least it wasn't Tecate!!!

The feminist in me is totally growling at the sassy 'do comment, but the compliment whore in me is saying, "REALLY?!? I'm just not sure...Do you think it's TOO red???"

A representative from NOW is probably on her way to tear up my lifetime membership card.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

"Too red"? Nahh. But don't be surprised if you and your best friend neighbor, Ethel, start having some zany adventures together!

ZOMG11!1! Sister! I just noticed! Is that the WTF Blanket in your lap? The one Sarah (I-OR) blogged about the other day?

achilles3 said...

She was JUST on Bill Moyers promoting that new one AND she read Bicylces (which she called her favorite) on the show!
Check check check it out:

Shells Bells said...

Love the red!! Looks rad!! xoxo