I tweeted this on Monday morning:
The greetings were duly passed along to the birthday boy, who was very pleased to know that the blogiverse was celebrating along with him. Thank you all! If you’d like to hear all about his big birthday party, the story is at the LA Moms Blog today.
On that note, here’s something for “Teaser Tuesday” from book #11:
“I had seen this man around for a few weeks now. His handsome, intelligent face and dignified bearing reminded me of the actor Morgan Freeman, minus a few teeth.” (page 133)
– Home Girl: Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block, by Judith Matloff
That “dream house” is in New York City, which might not be all that surprising – but it’s in the West Harlem neighborhood, which is. I’m not too far into the book yet, and I’m curious to see how this all comes about.
It’s a personal tradition of mine to take the day off from work on my birthday – and I don’t let a little technicality like having it fall on the weekend get in the way! I’m having a birthday of my own this coming Sunday, and we’re spending it – and the day before, and the day after – at Disneyland. (And then I’m taking Tuesday off to recover from Disneyland.)
This year, Disneyland is offering free admission on your birthday, which was what gave me the idea in the first place. Then we decided we would buy multi-day tickets and make a weekend out of it, since the kids have a school in-service day on Monday; we live just far enough away from Disneyland to make an overnight stay appealing. The catch is that with a multi-day ticket, your birthday is already paid for, so you can choose from several alternatives to the free admission;
- A birthday FASTPASS® exchange card for a certain number of attractions at both Disneyland® Park and Disney’s California Adventure® Park for birthday celebrant and up to 5 members of his/her party; or
- A birthday fun card in an amount equal to the price of a 1-Day/1-Park ticket for certain purchases including select merchandise, tour experiences or for Disney’s PhotoPass® on-site services at participating locations at Disneyland® Resort; or
- A 1-Day/1-Park ticket for you to use any time until your next birthday.
I’ll be showing up at the ticket booth first thing Sunday morning to stake a claim on Option #1.
I’m not planning to bring my MacBook, so I’ll be taking a few days off from this place and Google Reader, too. I haven’t decided whether I’m going to schedule posts for that time, though, so you may or may not even notice that I’m gone.
So…what are you thinking about this Tuesday?