Cool Friends

Have I got cool friends or what? As many of you know, tomorrow is my birthday (yes, during finals week — sigh!), but the gifts have already begun rolling in. Pictured is the book from my friend Alessandra in Rome, who knows well my obsession with Wombats and found the perfect book to appease that. Simons’ tome addresses “Pre-Raphaelites and Australian Animals in in Victorian London” and is chock full of wonderful illustrations. I love it!

Not to be outdone, the Boojums sent a lovely package — those of you who’ve received such packages know that the outside is every bit as lovely as the contents — with a fantastic map of London, a jar of Marmite and the most amazing card with a photograph of a magpie quill pen.

Big smiles here, as you can imagine! Besides, when I got home a few minutes ago I had another package: pecan chocolates from New Mexico. Thanks, Mom and Dad!


  1. Todd Mason says:

    Happy natal anniversary, in two hours at least!

  2. marja-leena says:

    Happy Birthday! May it be a great day and great year!

  3. K. A. Laity says:

    Gracias to you both! I plan to ring it in with ice cream.

  4. HippiePagan says:

    I hope you have an awesome birthday! I saw your birthday post on the Goddess Circle.. i see you live in NY now but i wished you a happy birthday on the group anyway! )O( ♥

  5. K. A. Laity says:

    Thank you! You're so kind. I have kind thoughts of Houston right now as it's supposed to be only 17 degrees here in NY today. Brr!

  6. If you get a birthday cake,And you get a tummy ache,And you moan and groan and woe,Don't forget I told you so!I know you've been waiting all year to hear that.:-)

  7. The IsIt5Yet?!? Zone adds:Barring the *previous* jingle…there is no poetry that compares w/*M A R M I T E*That Victorian Wombat book l00ks great! 😮

  8. K. A. Laity says:

    LOL — Cranky, I want to hear it performed LIVE on Saturday!Joey, it is indeed a way cool book. If I bring it Saturday for you to look at, do you promise not to drool?

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