What an awesome birthday I had. I really have the best bunch of family, friends, and online buddies around. But let's back up a step...
BEST LITERARY GIFT EVER. Two tickets to see David Sedaris speak last Tuesday.
The program was part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Arts and Letters Live series, and it took place at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. They were really hardcore about not taking pics or video during the event, so unfortunately, all you get is a promo shot. Ha!
From the moment Sedaris came onto the stage, he was absolutely hilarious. He read all unpublished material, one essay of which, "Leviathan," was especially touching in his warped, roundabout way. It'll be published soon in The New Yorker, if I'm remembering correctly. I'll share a link when I see it surface.
He read for about an hour and a half, talked off the cuff quite a bit, and did a short Q&A with the audience. I've loved David Sedaris for ages, and now I love him even more. It just doesn't get any better than hearing him speak in person.
But back to the actual evening of my birthday. David, Greyson and I had dinner with my mom. There were burgers, cake. Plenty of laughs. And then...the gift "from Greyson." A signed first edition of Naked! While there was a signing after Sedaris's speaking event, I was so dang tired, there was no way I was willing to stay until the early hours of the morning in line. Luckily, I don't have to feel bad since I already have a signature all my own. :)
My husband is officially the King of Gifts. My mom is pretty close, as she gave me a very nice cash gift to go clothes shopping...one of my favorite things lately. And a big thank you to all of you who wished me well on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere. You made me smile all day long.