Saturday, 3 September 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Good Saturday Morning All!!

Now Playing - My specially, just made right now playlist! 

Well, well, well, another year gone by, eh? I can honestly say that I've had a lot of changes in this year! I finished my last term of University, started my path as a teacher with subbing, started my 6th summer with SRD, had the worst thing imaginable happen to my town, made new friends and reconnected with old ones, moved to a different town, and started a new job! Whew...as I always say, a lot can happen in a year. 

I just want to take this time before I get up and face this birthday day and all of the fun that it will inevitably bring to say thank you to everyone who I have been blessed to spend time with this year. It seems like every year I get happier and more fulfilled in my life and with my relationships with people. It's amazing how much growth I can see in myself and how I feel about my life. I think it's very important to reflect on your life with every new year of life. 

 I read an article in Glamour magazine once about people who were certain ages reflecting upon their lives and what their age meant to them. One woman's interview stood out to me because of the quote that she offered. It went something along the lines of 'My age is a percentage of the greatness that I am, and with every year that passes, I get a little more great'. I am 23 years old today so I am at 23% of my greatness, with only more great things to come. 

OK! Back to the music!! Speaking of that specially made playlist...it only has four songs, but they are four songs about...guess what?? Birthdays!!

The first was Happy Birthday by the Click Five. This song struck me when I bought this album. And when quickly thinking of birthday songs at 11 in the morning, this song sprung to mind. I love the indie, poppy sound of this song. It definitely has a different sound than other birthday songs. 

The second song was Like It's Her Birthday by Good Charlotte.  I heard thing song was kind of about Paris Hilton because Benji Madden was dating her, but for a song about Paris, it's not that bad. It has a catchy tune and it just makes you want to dance..like it's your birthday ;).

The third song was In Da Club by 50 Cent. The opening line is enough on this song. I remember watching Oprah's 50th birthday on her show and they played this song! So timeless even though the rest of the song really has nothing to do about birthdays ha ha!

The last song! Happy Birthday Mr. President by Marilyn. If 50 Cent is timeless, then I'm not even sure what category this song would fit under! I remember when the Point steakhouse in Slave used to play this song on people's birthdays. I thought it was such an original song choice rather than subjecting all of the wait staff..plus other patrons to listen to the festive singing that usually accompanies such an occasion....I also picked it for my friend Kate who LOVES Marilyn Monroe and who, when I woke up and discovered this, had left me a singing voicemail!!

My 23rd and 3rd birthday smiles :)
Just a side note: If you look at the above picture, I look freakishly like my Dad, I never really noticed it until now, but I look like my Dad with a long haired wig on! So cute!

Anywho! Best be getting up for birthday breakfast!

Wishing you all a music-filled day!
-Marie...The Birthday Girl ;)
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