Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Madness

A piece that my High School friend Steve Craig, (steve makes noise) gave me over 30 years ago.  I thought it was such a weird item that I dragged it around with me all over Long Beach and San Francisco.  Somehow it wound up in Mildred's garage.
Partners in Crime

This has been a turbulent summer, so far.  After two years of longing, my daughter Makiko got her wish to stay with my mom, Mildred, in LA, all by herself... without me.   I knew what Makiko and my mom were up to.  I envisioned a lot of illicit behavior, like watching "Mama Mia four times in a row, till 2 in the morning and unbridled Dim Sum eating.  However, when the day arrived for me to go back to San Francisco and leave them alone, there was palpable feeling of anxiety for both Makiko and me.  However, Makiko was determined, declaring that this was something she just had to do. As a result, and in spite of many tearful late night calls last week, she still managed to have a wonderful time with her plethora of second and third cousins.  I, on the other hand, am a wreck. I think it has actually taken a few years off my life, which is just parenting as usual.  

Makiko at Obon in Venice

Tom and Elmo in Venice Beach
Summer is far from over.  We still have an 11th birthday party to plan at that new Mission Bowling Club, 3176 17th St @ S. Van Ness, SF.

Then I hope to get out of town for a week.

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