Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Hoarse Whisperer

I seem to have lost my voice overnight, probably not an unexpected result of too much smoking and drinking the past few days on the island of Boracay (click on the link for a few more pics) in the southern part of the Philippines. Apart from the fact that I sound a bit like Marge Simpson now, I have no complaints. I had a most pleasant and relaxing time. I may have temporarily lost my voice, but that doesn't mean I've been silenced.

First off, thanks to all of you for the thoughtful and sweet birthday greetings you sent here, via email, SMS, or on FB. Pic below was taken at sunset on my birthday in Boracay - the fastest sunset I've experienced in recent history. Lovely, but fleeting, just like many things in life.

I had a nice time there with friends like Madonna English, who fulfilled her dream of opening a Moroccan-themed restaurant/bar called The Kasbah.

And with Victor, a wise, kind old soul who's been educating me about the importance (necessity?) of living in the Now, among other things.

And with several other cool characters from near and far whose names have slipped my mind but whose stories and mannerisms I'll remember for a long time, and of whom I think I'll be speaking or writing, hoarseness (or lack thereof) on my part notwithstanding.


Ian Thomas Healy said...

What's this? Is it already time for our once-a-month post from you, Lizza? Yay! :)

I'm glad you had a great birthday. We miss you here, you know. Don't make us wait so long next time!


Turnbaby said...

Happy Birthday sugar. Glad to see your beautiful self here even if it's once a month. Smooch

Daddy Papersurfer said...

You've had a birthday!!! and you didn't send me a present ....... tsk.

*hugs* *kisses* *cuddles*

Marky said...

Nice pics and video!

When can I look forward to your next blog entry?

hint hint ;)

Photo Cache said...

HA! you're alive! and you had a birthday too?!? Hope it was great. Nice to see you again.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had such a good time! Happy belated Birthday!

Bond said...

You see...if you stop by each day then eventually you will find a new post...LOL BIRTHDAY...IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY????DAMN.... Sorry

Well Happy Belated Birthday dear friend...

Wait...this was posted yesterday...how did I miss it? hehehehehe

kyels said...

Glad to see you're back here! And belated Happy Birthday!


Travis said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!

Julia Scissor said...

I missed your b'day :-(

I remember it falls in late Feb but I've lost the date.

Happy belated b'day.

Mimi Lenox said...

Queen stands and sings...pencil skirt blowing in the wind.
Happy happy Happy birthday to you, etc etc.

Crown fell off.

Be back.

Mimi Lenox said...

Got it. Where was I?

Happy happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear beautiful friend....Happy birthday to you.
You're such an island beauty in soul and spirit and you look pretty darn good in a bikini too.

And we missed you! Glad you're safe and A-OK.

Lizza said...

Thank you very much, everyone, for the birthday wishes.

Ian: I've been so remiss, I know. I've missed you too.

Turnbaby: Ohh, I've missed your sugar and spice, sugar.

DaddyP: I'll send you a pressy on my next birthday. Cuddles, smooches, hugs...to the TG! Oh, OK. To you too, then.

Marky: Well, hello! I am honored to see you here. Postings from me come infrequently these days, but I'll try to do better. Cool site you have!

Photo: Alive and kicking! The Muse seems to have abandoned me, but I'm getting back in the saddle.

CotW: Thanks! I've missed your nuggets of wisdom.

Bond: Thanks, my dear friend. Always great to see your cheerful face here.

Kyels: Salamat!

Trav: Thank you very much!

Julia: Heyyy! Long time no see. So glad to see you, and thanks for the greeting.

Mimi: Ohhhh, you just made me laugh - and I mean that in a good way. Take care of that crown, you hear?

My friend, I may be many things, but looking good in a bikini isn't one of them. Someday, maybe I will and you'll be the first to know.

Sidney said...

Happy Birthday !
Glad to hear you had a nice time in Boracay!