The Night the Lights Went Out in My Vernon
I don't know why I would be calling it that other than that Jas requested it. Tow days ago , Tuesday, it was my birthday. I have learned not expect anything on my birthday and I have also learned that my old way of thinking was pretty dumb.
While saving you all the particulars I'll just say that Jas made my birthday very special. She actually cooked food and we had a picnic style dinner in our living room with lingerie and wine and some good kick ass Mediterranean style food. I got a great necklace which I've wanted for a long time and a beautiful, suedeish/leathery bound journal to capture all my inane thoughts. (I guess I didn't really save you any particulars). Then we went to Aldo's to have desert and after that to Turners to crush a couple shots (I'm not that old just yet...)
But what was weird was when we got home all the lights were out, and not all the lights IN Mt. Vernon, just the lights on 2 square blocks. We sat on our front stoop and talked with one of our new neighbors. We let my Manchester City colored balloons float into the night sky and the local police assured us that the helicopter and their presence was only to shed some light on our tiny borough.
Anyway - I love Jas and I would like to thank her for making my birthday special despite my wishes not to have it done for me.
Maybe next year I'll actually look forward to it...