Yep, I'm turning 30 on May 22 and THIS is the place to get information on how I'm going to celebrate it...pretty easy:
come to Kells on Wednesday, May 24th
7:30pm for dinner (pasties, Irish stew, etc.)
8:30pm for some Irish song and dance
Kells was the last stop on my "21 Run" nine long years ago. I've gone there every year since on my birthday. Liam, who will be playing on Wednesday, played on my 21st and does a great job with both Irish and American Standards. The crowd always joins in singing and dancing so its a great time all around.
Thoughts on 30...
I feel pretty good about where I'm at at 30. When I look back at all the places I've been, the people I've met, the friends I've made and the family I have, I'm pretty darned pleased.
Things alwasy turn out differently than you expect. Here are some things I thought I might be before 30 (including what I wanted to be when I grew up): opthamologist, psychologist, zoo director, conservation biologist (still working on this one), professor, ranch owner, fire fighter
Travelled to USSR/NIS, India, Pakistan, Germany, England, Poland, Mexico, Hong Kong
Tea with Asif Zadari (Benazir Bhutto's husband) while attending a snow leopard symposium in Islamabad, Pakistan
Looked for snow leopards in Ladakh, India
Appeared on Ukrainian national television
Saw Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow
Stay tuned for more...
Things I treasure at 30
The Jane Goodall letter I received while at UW. I had written her regarding starting up a Roots and Shoots Program in China as I was doing Snow Leopard conservation work at the time and China was one of our biggest areas of need as far as environmental educations.
The sock monkey Grandma Rosie made out of my Grandpa's socks. The real sock monkey, not the kind you buy in Restoration Hardware. The tail has fallen off many times (that would be from me twirling it around) and has lots of green stitching patches.
A patchwork quilt of my great grandmother's.
The wooden salmon Grandpa Martindale gave me.
Letters and postcards from friends and family abroad
Collection of wine bottle corks with notes on when, where and with whom I drank it. Last year I tied them all together with a gold ribbon and made a trimming for my Christmas/Yule tree.