March 28, 2010

I’m still a weekly adventure behind, but

Posted in Adventuring on... at 1:52 pm by adrienne

here’s the 12th – a sweet little one.  My birthday was this past Tuesday (don’t suppose turning 38 for the first time counts?), and I decided to celebrate the whole week.  Some of my Northie friends threw me a birthday party, and I love them all for it!  Wednesday, I met up with my cousin Josh at The Pru and went to The Cheesecake Factory.  That’s the adventure – my first time there.  I cannot complain if the majority of my adventures this year turn out to be eating at new places; in fact, that would be quite brilliant!  🙂  I doubt it, but you never know!


March 22, 2010

Some New Haiku…

Posted in Writing tagged at 12:03 am by adrienne

If I ever write a book of poetry – I think I shall call it “Stash Haiku.”

The inertia hits
A wave that pulls you under
Soft and unyielding.

To Patsy Ann – a canine ship greeter in Juneau
who, though deaf, always knew when a ship was coming in. A statue
of her now sits on the dock to forever greet the ships:

Immortalized soul
Whose strange, gentle gift brought joy
to all travelers.

Thoughts flow unbidden
Blinding, enshrouding, until
All warmth surrenders.

Two-parter on – What it’s like to think you might be about to have a seizure:

Throat tightens, hand grips.
Threat of the simple partial
Slaps me in the face.

Panic stops my heart.
Cannot have anyone see,
Cannot be alone.

March 21, 2010

The 8th and 10th are linked, with a shot of 9th in between

Posted in Adventuring on..., Writing tagged at 11:01 pm by adrienne

My 8th adventure this year was to get one of my haiku poems accepted into the Simmons literary magazine, Sidelines. It was my second acceptance, though I had two last year (I must be slipping!).  It’s a nice feeling, though.

My 10th was to join the Facebook group Haiku A Day.  I hope to test my creativity – give it more of a push than I have recently.  I reserve the right, however, to fall back on my older stash, and I firmly believe that haiku poems can be in two parts, like chapters.  Themed haiku. 🙂

And the 9th – Going to Boston Beerworks for the first time on 12 March.  I decided it was no longer fair that I wasn’t supposed to drink at all (thanks to issues from a brain tumor I didn’t ask for), and so after nearly 12 years of nothing more than a couple of  sips of alcohol, I drank two beers and a little vodka (over the course of the entire evening).  I’m not going to go crazy, of course, because that would be stupid, but I’m not always going to say no.  A defiant adventure, it was, I suppose.  Although the Beerworks is nice, and it was a fun evening with friends.

11th – First time at a JPLicks for ice cream.  Newbury Street.   19 March.  Kahlua – try it.  Be sure to get a cup – it’s very drippy.