Hope you all have a wonderful day filled with friends, family, and good cheer.
This past weekend was crazy- and really makes being back a work just some place I do not want to be.
Mostly because it was my birthday and birthdays are my all time favorite thing. (even when they aren’t mine)
It its the only time of year that you get to have a day that is all about you. And that is how I see my birthday, the one day (or weekend whatever.) a year that I get to be the center of attention (end narcissism here).
It also helps that my birthday falls on Fourth of July weekend. Which means I am able to have an extra long celebration.
This year was no exception.
A huge shout you to my awesome Alabama friends for making turning 26 not so bad.
Minus the Fireball hang over (seriously who invented that stuff? Satan? had to be Satan.) This was a great birthday for both me and ‘Merica!
I heard on the radio the other day that Father’s Day does not get as much love as Mother’s Day. And honestly I do not think that is fair at all. (but maybe I am bias from growing up in a single parent father led house hold.)
Reasons why my Dad is way cooler now than he was when I was 16.
He sends me Facebook messages talking about things like Johnny Depp, How hot Topanga is, and how many beers he has had that night.
As much as he wont admit it- I now know he loves 80’s hairbands as much as I do (yeah I know you have Every Rose has its Thorn on your ipad!!)
Staying up until 4 am to watch Dirty Harry and Joe Dirt is something that is missed and not dreaded.
The embarrassment factor of hanging out with a parent is gone. So going out drinking is socially acceptable (and he pays!)
All the things I used to think made him lame- are now some of my favorites. (Damn you Miller High Life and Chuck Taylors. )
We can now share “war” stories of life and not feel like I’m going to get grounded.
When I told him I was thinking of moving 1200 miles away to a place I had never heard of. The first thing he did was help me Google Huntsville to see what kind of city it was. And never once told me I was insane.
He no longer had the ability to embarrass me (which I feel he may take as a challenge to find new ways to do just that)
We can now bond over books and movies
Because the Bee girl dance hasn’t died in 20+years
The fact that he agrees with me that being normal and growing up are optional things.
So a Happy Father’s Day to the parent who didn’t bail and got stuck with me through adorable princess child (my words not his): crazy rebellious, annoying bitch like teenager (Most likely his words) to this weird adult like thing I have been forced to become!
The 90’s have made a fashion come back. ( We have already hit that point here ).
But let’s be honest – Most of us would rather see a 90’s food comeback. Back in the day (oh man did I really just say that) before food regulations and obesity rates, we had good old fashion crap. Because really there is no other way to describe the deliciously disgusting things that we used to consume during snack time.
It is sad to know that these future generations will not understand the happiness that seeing that your dad gave you an extra pack of gushers in your lunch box. Or that you got TWO of the white Shark Bites in one packet. (was it just me or was this clearly the superior flavor?)
So a shout out to the people in charge – here is my list of snacks I would like to see during this time of the 90’s revival.
Crispy M &M
I don’t care what anyone says Pretzel M&M’s are not the same.
This is pretty much a given. Who here DIDN’T love these things. (if you are one of the weird group that didn’t I’m unsure if we can be friends anymore)
Was it fruit juice, was it straight up sugar. I have no idea. All I know is it was delicious
BEST FRUIT SNACKS.
HI-C Ecto Cooler
I was never really sure if I was drinking Slimer- or just Slimer endorsed happiness.
Rice Crispy Treats Cereal
Sugar on top of sugar and loaded with more sugar
These remind me of my cousins Jenny and Lauren. Their mom always made sure we had these and Kool-Aid after school. And Jenny and I would fight over who got which Squeeze it character.
So yeah.. let’s make this happen. Please and thank you.
P.S- the more I read this list, the more I understand why I was such a fat child. #noregrets
Every few months there is at least one song on the radio that I cannot wait for its death.
Right now that song for me is “Happy” by Pharrell.
I don’t know what it is about this song, but I can’t stand it.
It in no way makes me happy (it actually just induces rage. Seriously it is a terrible song, why is it played EVERYWHERE?!)
Yet, I feel like the loner on this hatred.
But I really hope what ever Pharrell comes up with next is way better than this.
Who are these kids?
Where did they come from?
This video doesn’t make sense
Why does this sound like something from 2002?
Why am I still listening to this?
Is it wrong to think the lead singer is cute? ***
How do I already know all the words?
Crap.. I’m hooked.
***The answer- yes it is wrong..