25 Years and Counting!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hello my  beautiful blog readers! In case I have not inundated you with the news in person, let me tell you that today is my birthday!! 25 years I've spent on this great earth, playing and messing around, trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I don't know what that is yet but I want to say thank you to everyone who's been putting up with me while I figure it out. 

Turning a year older is a momentous occasion in my opinion, whether it be my turn or someone elses. It's almost like your own little new year chance, an opportunity to reflect and keep it moving (possibly in a new direction, possibly not - it depends). The roomie proclaimed this to be my  year, and I feel for the most part if hasn't been too bad (some people could have been less idiotic in general, but I've decided to be the bigger person and let it go). 

One of the things I've had the most fun with this year is this blog. It might have evolved from its somewhat emo-esque beginnings, but I think it was necessary. I didn't so much need an outlet in that way any more. With makeup becoming more and more the focus I needed to be able to put that stuff here. It's hard to change directions and focus on something you never knew needed the focus. Makeup was always something I liked but it wasn't anything I took seriously as a hobby or a career option. Lately though with the support of the people around me I have started to. I don't know where it'll take me but I'll try to be brave and jump in with both feet. 

I think that's probably the hardest thing for me. Forcefully changing my path. Walking off the well trodden road in front of me and trying something different. An extreme aversion to drama has be quite comfortable in places/times where things don't suck - when they're going pretty good. Why rock the boat when the boat's not that bad? Well because sometimes the boat can be better than just not bad. Amazing I know, but I swear it had to be a possibility.

In thinking about all the things that had to come together to make me me I decided that music had to be discussed. I have always loved and been involved with music. Chorus for forever (DC is the exception not the rule), band sometimes, and everything else whenever there's time. I mean - my sorority line name references a song by one of my favorite bands because there's little that means as much to me. So you lucky people, here are the 25 years of ME (if it's not completely correct I don't care. I went by random Googling with Billboard Chart listings. I didn't want to double check because truthfully I have better uses of my time. This is just a disclaimer the list is probably not perfect and that's ok).

1985 - "Take On Me".....a-ha
1986 - "Faith".....George Michael
1987 - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" .....Whitney Houston
1988 - "Never Gonna Give You Up"..... Rick Astley
1989 - "Straight Up"..... Paula Abdul
1990 - "Hold On"..... Wilson Phillips
1991 - "Two Princes"..... Spin Doctors
1992 - "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"..... En Vogue
1993 - "Can't Help Falling In Love"..... UB40
1994 - "The Sign"..... Ace of Base
1995 - "This is How We Do It"..... Montell Jordan
1996 - "Wannabe"..... Spice Girls
1997 - "Criminal"..... Fiona Apple
1998 - "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It".....Will Smith
1999 - "I Want it That Way"..... Backstreet Boys
2000 - "He Wasn't Man Enough"..... Toni Braxton
2001 - "U Remind Me"..... Usher
2002 - "Complicated"..... Avril Lavigne
2003 - "Lose Yourself"..... Eminem
2004 - "This Love"..... Maroon 5
2005 - "Hollaback Girl"..... Gwen Stefani
2006 - "London Bridge"..... Fergie
2007 - "Before He Cheats"..... Carrie Underwood
2008 - "Lollipop"..... Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
2009 - "I'm Yours"..... Jason Mraz
2010 - "Raise Your Glass"..... Pink

I hope you've enjoyed that large random rendition of songs I love even now. There were a LOT more that could (and should probably) have been on this list, but it's a good one anyhow. Use it as a starting off point to make your own - I'd love to see and hear it!

Just in case you couldn't tell, that's me on the left in my favorite childhood post: thumb in the mouth, finger on the nose. When I was REALLY small I could suck my thumb and twirl my hair at the same time, but alas that could not happen forever. Awesomesauce.
RDT said...

UBER awesome playlist. Thumbs off the nose and WAY up in the air!

The Krimson Venom said...

Can't believe I missed this. I also forgot you was a Scorpio. Happy belated. I hit the big 2-4 at the end of October and...only thing I got was a major reduction on my car insurance.

Two Prince FTW. If you, want to talk for hours, thats what I said now...

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