The sky is clear & blue today. When I smile there are glinty animated sparkles on my teeth. My hard cast came off on Tuesday—it was removed SIX WEEKS EARLY. I screamed in the doctor’s office when I heard the good news. Roger was sitting outside and immediately guessed that the doctor had surprised me & my leg with a new purple cast—or maybe one with happy dinosaurs. (A reasonable assumption based on months of being my friend & witnessing my girlish behavior). Ah, who could fathom it would have worked out like this? LIKE THIS!
I feel happy and sappy and reflective this afternoon. Frankly, the entire experience shocked me from start to finish—folks were continually kind, people ran to open doors and help me on staircases, strangers went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. And my friends, my goodness ….. I love you guys so much and you made this experience more bearable than I deserved.
I want to thank my mother for waiting on me hand & foot after my surgery—you dropped everything to fly out and take care of me and I’ll never forget it. To Roger, who drove me to my doctor’s appointments, went grocery shopping every week, swept my floors, did my laundry, took me to the beach on my birthday, and brightened my day at every turn: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. And thank you dear Amy for the surprise morning chai tea deliveries, Eric Thunderclap for the fun, lazy afternoons of gangster movies & stout,Azin for being a sweetheart & shuttling me to lunches in a golf cart, lovely Doniece for the puzzles & games, Captain America for transporting me to my favorite ice cream, and dear Jason for driving me to work when I needed to stop in. I want to thank Geoff for everything—especially for cheering me up when I felt girly and pouty and woeful and regretful. I want to thank my doctor: You did an amazing job! And finally, I want to thank my beloved co-workers for their flexibility and understanding. I missed you guys so much …. I’ll be on crutches for 2 more weeks. Then tiny tall Tim will walk & drive & be a real girl once more!
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a few days: Broken Social Scene has a new album coming out this year. Moreover, it is dropping sooner than I expected—May 4. If you’ve been a long-time reader of the blisslist, you already know just how much I love this band. The still-untitled album will feature guest vocals from Leslie Feist, Amy Millan (of Stars, check out her beautiful voice in the previous post), Emily Haines, and more. YES. It’s felt like forever since the BSS crew recorded something new.
Here’s a recent interview with BSS frontman, Kevin Drew. And look, there’s a tour too.
May 1: San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
May 3: Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre
May 7: New York, NY, Webster Hall
May 13: London, UK, Brixton Academy
May 14: Minehead, UK, All Tomorrow’s Parties
May 17: London, UK, Heaven
May 18: Amsterdam, NE, Melkweg
May 19: Cologne, GR, Burgerhaus Stollwerck
May 21: Paris, FR, La Maroquinerie
June 19: Toronto, ON, Toronto Island
Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
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