If you've been following this blog for a while you know that, despite being a bit of a shutter bug, Mr. Man and I are rarely in front of the camera at the same time. It's entirely possible that the picture below is the first one we've taken with just the two of us since Valentines dinner - last year. Before I was even pregnant with my now 9 month old.
We both took some time off of work, to recharge, do some things around the house, have a few meals, finish a few sentences. We did it up, true stay-cation style.
I love living in the Bay Area. A friend of mine was recently visiting after having moved away some 5 years ago and we were reflecting on what a different type of place the bay area is and how much she misses the 'feel' of the Bay.
Which is why I'm still here.
Don't get me wrong, I love traveling, and there have been places I've gone to that have tempted me to stay - but I always come back :)
I've thought about whether or not to post something about the death of Michael Jackson. I wasn't sure if my two-cents would add anything noteworthy to the already ear-shattering din of mourning from fans around the world; including the women we met at the Fillmore Jazz Festival this past weekend who, unprompted, filled us in on her thoughts on MJs death (faked to escape creditors) and his marriages (staged due to blackmail).
And, thanks to the repeated airing of videos I haven't seen in years I've been reminded so songs I'd long since forgotten about - Liberian Girl is awesome!
Instead of posting my favorite MJ video (there are too many to choose) and waxing poetic about one of his early choreographers' love affair with West Side Story - - today, on the day of his public memorial, the likes of which I'll never see see again in my life time, I'd just like to say that I still have the same Michael Jackson poster I got when I was about 9 years old. It's not in mint condition - it's been taped and re-taped and rolled up with rubber bands that have dried out and crumbled from neglect in the corner of many a closet. I haven't been saving it to sell on ebay, I've kept it this long because it's Michael Jackson.
There are a lot of theories and I'm sure many a book deal will be signed by former MJ door openers, umbrella holders, animal handlers and best friend's-next-door-neighbors. But what they all will say, is that he was a talented, troubled, fragile, and amazing person.
this is an old picture (and a very bad one of me), but I just wanted illustrate that my MJ poster travelled with me to college - a good 10-plus years after I got it :)