Today is the 4th of July. Independence Day. I woke this morning, cooked myself patriotic pancakes (purple ones, a combination of the distinct lack of red and blue food coloring), then took a long, meandering wander along the canals. I watched people BBQ on their back decks, clothed in red, white or blue (or a combination of both), proudly flying the Stars and Stripes from their second stories. And really, you couldn’t have asked for a more glorious day here in the Bay Area. No one does patriotism quite like Americans. Listening to: Anthonie Tonnon’s new album Successor. Eating: Purple coloured pancakes with Canadian maple syrup Drinking: Chai Doing: Doodlin’ for ‘Murica. It’s a beautiful day for doing as much or as little as you wish. This year, it’s low key. I plan on spending the rest of the day in a food coma, only rousing for some night filming for a new short film I’m working on. Happy Birthday, ‘Murica!
It all made sense to me as a I walked home from Netball Olivia’s impromptu Christmas get-together. I understood what these cold, snowy Northern Hemisphere holidays mean to me.
So, it’s Christmas Day here in Chiang Mai and it was a pretty low-key day. I wasn’t able to fall asleep until the sun rose. The UN Bakery was fresh out of baguettes and French loaves, but had plenty of mince pies. I returned with the last four bread rolls and chocolate croissants to enjoy with our powdered coffee for the celebratory breakfast at 2pm.
Why hello, Seattle! And what do you have in store for our long-long-weekend now that the Annual Report is off at the printers? Looks like we’re in for some true Pacific Northwest weather! (And yes, I still operate in degrees celcius). Any tips for places to eat, things to see?
[Source: Princess Lasertron] I’ve decided to join the Radvent 2010 movement, which was a concept created by one of my design heroes, Megan of Princess Lasertron. It’s a blogging project leading up to Christmas and the New Year, serving as a discussion platform for various topics as well as for exploration and reflecting on my own growth up to this point. I’m really looking forward to living up to the commitment to write more, and am curious to see where this adventure in blogging takes me. [Source: Princess Lasertron] *** Anyhoo, after months of planning, my plans for Christmas are confirmed: I will be returning home to visit my family and friends in Sydney. So instead of curling up by our imaginary fire, and wearing jackets and scarves and gloves when we head out into the cool San Francisco environment, I’ll be out and about in the Australian sun, waterskiing and kicking back in my parent’s new holiday house. I haven’t been home in 18 months and I’m really starting to miss everyone. Sadly (primarily …