Wednesday, February 18, 2009

B-days, Botox, iPods & Jamal (aka: Meandering Thoughts)

Ok, here's the deal. Tuesday was my birthday. And I'm not one of those people who feels the need to make my birthday some sort of national holiday. Sometime over the last few years, I started downplaying the day, and now I'm just sort of trying to ignore it altogether and and pretend that it isn't happening. What can I say? I'm vapid and vain and do not plan to cope well with getting older at all. Rather, I intend to become a human pincushion of Botox.
And in an effort to be as fair as possible to Urban Dad, I've given him plenty of warning to save up because I plan to lose. my. mind. What can I say? I know who I am, and I own it.

Oh, and June Cleaver ASP... I looooooooved my birthday gift . You do know how to make a girl feel special. Yeah, that's the word for it.... "special." (hand fluttering at flushed face as i try to catch my breath)

Now, all that said about birthdays, I did score this from Best Namma Ever!, because she knew that I would never go out and just get myself one (I know...I want to inject botulism around my newly-lasered eyes, but won't treat myself to this):
Because with this blog, Facebook & Netflix, I don't have enough to spend way too much time on when on the computer, right? (hee hee) Urban Dad asked what he should get me for my birthday -- I told him to just plan to see a few charges on the Discover from iTunes! It's the smallest iPod -- 1GB, about 250 songs. Honestly, I accepted my un-cool-ness a loooong time ago. I'm good with this humble iPod.

So far, I've loaded a whopping seven songs. (time is an issue you see, in addition to my un-cool-ness) I'm looking just for songs that will keep me going in a workout. And people are SO nice when it comes to sharing the iPod love.... the iLove? The Pink Power Ranger has something like 1500 songs on her (much bigger because she's much cooler) iPod. She's offered to burn a disc for me of things that she thinks that I might like. And a Facebook friend saw my statement that I had "loaded a whopping seven songs" and offered to share a disc that a friend had made for her last year. "You can't just have seven songs on your iPod! That's pitiful!" is what she said.

Well, duh! I'm figuring out iTunes and synching. (can anyone tip me off on how to synch podcasts? anyone? Bueller?) I don't plan to limit myself to seven songs. I just wanted to see it work before I blew out the Discover card $0.99 at a time.

Here's where I started:

Two songs from this group (Clocks & Viva la Vida):

And five songs from this:
I knew while sitting entranced with this movie that I wanted this music. I defy you to listen to Jai Ho and not feel like you can do a four-minute-mile.

What? You haven't seen the movie yet? Get a move on! I loved this movie, everything about it.
And may every girl find her very own Jamal!!
(because we know how I feel about Edward)

Feel free to leave any workout-worthy tune suggestions!


june cleaver said...

Hey kid, that jeans quest... I have already been on it.

Are you ready?

The Stella skinny leg jean by Express.

one wash and they will feel like butter on ya.

You'll never know what you did without them. They will make your butt look good, your thighs look thin and you won't feel like a wannabe 14 year old.

melissa said...

Your post. It speaks to me.
It does.
Will you be my Botox-Buddy?
Bad. I constantly look ...angry. And I'm really a very upbeat person. (sigh)
Do you know what this is going to do to the shoe budget?? Do you??
You have convinced me to see the movie.
And then, I come to your comments page, and I have been directed to the perfect skinny jean.'s just for me tonight, isn't it?
Oh- and Happy Birthday. Let yourself just go wild on those tunes! LOL!

Jenni said...

Happy belated birthday!

Personally, I want to "grow old gracefully". I want to be one of those women who doesn't mind telling her real age or a few grey hairs. I hope when my hair goes all greay or white that it looks as stunning on me as it does on my neighbor across the street. I don't think I'd consider plastic surgery or botox, but I do hope that I can stay healthy and fit. I don't want to look 20 when I'm 60; I just want to look pretty damn good for my age.

I like the three songs you listed here. (Haven't seen the movie yet, but I do plan to.) Good songs to move to? How about ACDC's "You Shook Me" and Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me"? I know I'm showing my age, but I don't care. I like Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" and Christina Augilera's "Candyman" and "Ain't No Other Man". Cherry Poppin' Daddies' "Zoot Suit Riot" is fun. I'm trying to come up with a country song, too--maybe "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson or "Boot Scoot Boogie" by Brooks and Dunn. I'm sure I could come up with more in all categories if I thought about it long enough. I like a lot of variety in my music. Oh, and don't forget Queen. You need some Queen in there. Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys are very fast paced with an Irish twist. Okay, I have to stop and get to making supper now:o)

Tiffany (aka T, Tiffers, Tiffster, and Pally) said...

Happy Birthday!!!! As for your Ipod debacle, can't help you with the Podcast. Musically, I'm a big Pink fan (just search Pink on I tunes and sample some tracks. Rihanna, Katy Perry (Hot and Cold), Lady Gaga, Maroon 5.
I am so doing Botox, either after 2 kids or my 40th Birthday, whichever happens first. I think little tweaks are fine.

Jenny in Ca said...

happy belated birthday!

I am seriously thinking of botox...the only thing that makes me hesitate is the thought, what if something goes wrong..and I have to admit to everyone what I had done??

I have a friend that has been doing it, and she said it has made her a better mother, because she realized she can't make the "mad face" anymore...and her headaches are gone, again because of the mad face..sooo, better mothering through botox..I think it's catchy!

off now to go sample some tunes...thanks...