11 December 2008

numbers numbers

and the last of what I was able to cross off the list. because today is the day, you know. that's all I'm going to say.



number 22 and slides are magic. especially this one.





number 12 and have I ever told you how much I love anna halprin's work?





especially as seen through the eyes of one very wide-eyed ava.



I believe in work like the city dance of lawrence and anna halprin. passionately, emphatically, I believe in the power of work like this.





number 24 and how did I pull off three whole hours alone at the portland art museum? mother's day, that's how.



I spent a good deal of time dodging museum security. they had it in for me and my harmless little camera. ah but they couldn't catch me, friends. because I'm slippery like that. I'm surprisingly stealthy. for the record, there's a rauschenberg piece there that's probably worth going to jail for.





number 35 and we almost missed the strawberries. but we made it up for it with loads and loads of blueberries and raspberries. we were swimming in berries by the time it was all said and done.







number 29 and it probably shouldn't count, seeing as how it was at amy's house and not mine. but this past summer we decided to throw a girly party together and can I help it if her garden is the most amazing garden in the history of the world? no, I cannot.



my specialty: chocolate-dipped strawberries.



oh, the frocks. pretty pretty girls.






p.s. number 11 and I love books. one new author (thank you jen lee) and one not so new. done and done.

p.p.s. roughly nineteen items officially crossed off the list. well, okay then. okay. but I really don't want to talk about what didn't get crossed off the list. not today I don't. there's one undone item in particular that's really eating at me but I'm letting it go today. because today is a day for new lists. today is shiny and new.

68 comments:

  1. Dear Andrea-
    De-lurking to wish you a H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y! Though it is thrown around so much on the web these days, I mean it when I say: YOU inspire ME! Hope the next year continues all you b-hind kicking!
    Summer

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  2. happy day my beautiful inspiring spirited and very good friend. happy day indeed.

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  3. today is the day?? as in today is your birthday?? happy birthday!! your birthday lists inspired me to do my own, and in turn, have made life so much more fun. :)

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  4. Oh, how I love reading your blog and viewing your beautiful photos. Happy Birthday Andrea... I hope it's a good one!

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  5. so, m'lady, i suppose a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY is in order. i hope it's the most wonderful and fantastic day and i cannot wait for the new list. sending love and hugs and sunshine and smiles your way!

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  6. happy HAPPY sweet birthday. love natty xo xo

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  7. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful year and here's to another year and another list!

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  8. Happy Birthday!


    Namasté,

    Carmen

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  9. happy birthday andrea!
    i think your list progress is damn impressive, thanks for sharing it.
    gorgeous post, gorgeous pics, have a lovely day!

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  10. sweet, gum drop sugar glittery, magnolia blossom scented birthday wishes to you, beautiful woman. shine, shine, shine....tWIRL....BE cherished!

    loves,

    jennifer :)

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  11. happy happy birthday! i love the idea of this type of list. i've got a "1001 in 101" list going right now, but it seems so daunting to me. too much time between making the goals and having to complete them. i may make one for "before i turn 32" instead.

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  12. happiest of happy birthdays to you!

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  13. the happiest of birthday wishes to a beautiful, inspiring and lovely lady. xoxo

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  14. happy happy happy happy birthday!!

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  15. happy shiny and new day to you!
    SO looking forward to seeing what is on your new list.
    happy day and happy you. lurve this whole idea and so am stealing it come february ...

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  16. Happy Birthday !!! I don't think you should look at what is not done on your list and regret ! Celebrate all you have done - you made intentions and saw them through ! What an inspiration you have been to so many ! What didn't get done can just be plans for more living to do !

    You are enough just as you are in this very moment ! Talk about something to celebrate !

    PS - Love that frock - just gorgeous !

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  17. garden parties and dance in fountains and the book thief! oh, 37 sounds grand. happy 38 and new list making! xo

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  18. oh i loved your list and the photos that go with them. i hope you have a lovely birthday andrea! :)

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  19. This is really amazing. Happy birthday to yooooooo!

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  20. Happy birthday! Thank you for all this listy-goodness that inspired my own first blog post. :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Congratulations and Happy happy Birthday! Savor it.

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  22. Happy Birthday. I hope for your special day you don't give yourself TOO hard a time for not crossing everything off the list. It's a pretty amazing list of things you did get done!

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  23. Happy Birthday!
    Snaps for new lists.

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  24. Happy Birthday Happy Birthday!!

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  25. also delurking to wish you a happy birthday! I find your blog so beautiful and inspiring :) looking forward to next year's list!

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  26. micheline@golden.netDecember 11, 2008 5:26 PM

    This is my very first comment and I couldn’t resist. It's not often I run into people who share the same birthday as me.

    So… Happy Birthday from one December 11th baby to another. I thought that it was funny that you would post about your trip to the art museum (even though it was on Mother's Day it was still birthday related) since that was how I spent the better part of today while the girls were at school.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with a new list.

    Happy Birthday.
    Micheline

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  27. I'm de-lurking as well to wish you a happy, happy day. Your photos brighten up the cold, gray days here in London.
    And I hope there'll be a new list soon.
    Jo

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  28. 19 makes for a year well-lived! happy hula day!

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  29. Why don't you add "slow dance to Happy Birthday Baby" to your list? Have a fantabulous night and year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. a big happy birthday to you. and i hope this next year is better than you could ever imagine.

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  31. Andrea,
    Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is filled with smiles, songs, and sweets of all sorts. Congratulations for documenting your list and for completing so many new things. You seriously inspire me (I'm still working on a list of my own). Enjoy your celebration, girl!
    xo,
    Linnea

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  32. Happy Birthday! I wonder if you will ever know what a difference you make in our lives - all these comments should be an indication! You truly are amazing and I thank you for the difference you have made in MY life. The main being.....my lists have come out of hiding and if I could I'd wave them above my head shouting "woohoo
    this ones for you andrea!!"
    have a great day, sue w.aust

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  33. happy happy birthday andrea!
    thanks for all the good juju you put out into our world. you are a gem!

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  34. happy birthday beautiful! here's to a wonderful year, behind you and ahead of you!

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  35. Happy Birthday, Andrea!! May this new year in your life be filled with joy, delight, success, and love!

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  36. I have always loved your lists. Happy Birthday. And congratulations on the etsy shop.

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  37. mama.
    oh gorgeous one,
    happy birthday!

    love this post.
    you rock in so many ways, my friend.

    keep on keepin' on.

    xo

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  38. Happy Birthday Andrea. You've done fabulously well to get more than half way through your list. I was inspired by your list last year, so I created a list. My birthday was this week (Dec10) and I haven't checked them off yet, but I don't think I've achieved half of what I listed! I'm looking forward to your shiny new list.
    Wishing you peace.

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  39. to a wonderful year of daily inspiration and another on the way. happy birthday!

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  40. happy birthday... imagine what wasn't on that list that you were able to do. so really, they are just the starting point. and, you have inspired me to start a list myself - thank you.

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  41. Another one de-lurking here. I have been enjoying your beautiful snippets of life for a little while, and you are brilliant, funny, honest, and oh soooo talented. Happy belated birthday to you. We share the same birthday! I am taking this as a sign, and I am going to write my very own list, and hopefully it will be as interesting and as successful as yours.
    LOL my comment moderation word is FUNDIP! You have to love it!

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  42. Happy birthday you productive, creative, wonderful gal! Here's to another fabulous list in your next year.

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  43. I just looked at your "52 Strangers" photo set on Flickr. You are such a great photographer. Those pictures are gorgeous!

    Oh, and happy birthday!

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  44. happy belated bday, fellow portlander! my 39th bday is monday, and you've inspired me to make my own '39 things to do before i'm 40' list. much thanx for the inspiration.

    may your 38th year be your very best yet!

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  45. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope the day was filled with people and activities that made you smile!

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  46. I am so in love with this blog, after recently discovering you, and these photos! So beautiful. I can't help but get caught up. I am planning on sitting down soon and doing lots of back reading. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  47. Happy Late BIRTHDAY! Looking forward to hearing all about it and wondering what adventures you'll pen for your new year.

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  48. 19 is a LOT to accomplish.

    happy very belated birthday my friend
    xo

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  49. Have a wonderful birthday!! Thanks so much for your in-spiring words and gorgeous pictures. It is such a joy to visit your site!

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  50. ...not even sure how i got here today, but HaPPy BirTHdaY!! LOVE your list...so need to do that for 2009! thank you!

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  51. Happy Birthday!!!!
    I am so glad and so blessed to know you, I hope this next year is one of your best!


    Hooray! Happy Day!

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  52. Nice photos! What are the settings you use? Perhaps, the first question should be, do you use manual mode?

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