Go, go, go, go, go, go
It's your birthday
We gon' party like it's your birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday
And you know we don't give a fuck
cause it's not your birthday!
But it is my birthday 50 Cent! It is. That's right [tossers], Hunty rocks the beginning of his 36th year today May 29th! I share this day with Bob Hope, JFK, Patrick Henry, and Latoya Jackson among others. I think we all remember when Latoya made history shouting "Give me liberty or give me a sailor hat and a snake!" Oh yeah, I share this day with Lisa Welchel too. She's into Baby Jesus and home schoolin'. (Side note, my bro shares his birthday with Kim Fields, so we've got half of the gang from Eastland Academy covered.)
I always liked having my b-day at this time. It meant school was almost out. I sometimes had skate parties with my classmates Bill Redding and Thomas Davis . Thomas and I shared a birthday. Bill was in June I think. We were besties in elementary school. In the 80s, I can recall a time when we all three bought these matching shirt and short combos from JC Penny's that had an 1980s Olympic patch on them. We would carefully coordinate when to wear this ensemble so as to silently rule the day in 4th grade.
I was a decent roller skater but not great. Kristi Melvin was really good. She had her own skates. We just rented. The skate parties had all the elements of a good party: Pizza, Suicides (one part Dr.Pepper, one part Sprite, jigger of Coke...you remember), going together and breaking up, and the Queen song "Another One Bites the Dust."
One of my favorite parties I remember, was when my mom made cut out Snoopy and Woodstocks and tacos and we went to the pool by our house. Good work mom. Pass the Old El Paso.
So, what wisdom have I gained in my 36 years? Well, I'm thankful for my family (shout out to my cousins, aunts and uncles who were in top voice yesterday singing over the phone!), my friends (shout out to my tossers who provided cake and eats this weekend), my health...that stuff. I look forward to [tos] opening on Broadway this year, my 36th year. (What? What have you heard? [tos] should not be on B'way! What theatre would it go in?)
But what about the wisdom part you ask. Hmmm. Good question. I've learned how to embed links on the blog so that sites open up in their own window. I've learned that Latoya's new album will come out...and to hang in there with all that. And, I've learned that stuff happens when you do it. When Jeff and I started dickin' around to create [tos], I did not, in my wildest dreams, think I would be getting to type some bs about my b-day on a blog associated with a musical that ran Off-Broadway and is transferring (What? Is it really? No seriously...is it?), that has its own cast recording and go on and on, like this run on sentence. So, the wisdom part is again, stuff happens when you do it peeps. Nobody can sell your book if you don't write it. Nobody can sing your song at a college showcase if you don't compose it. Nobody can put a link to your home schooling website unless you're on Facts of Life and build it. And no vampires can swarm around your head as you type a blog at 5:25 am on your birthday if you don't wake up early and type it.
Stuff happens when you do it. Not sure if that makes sense, but I think it does.
Fi'dy, take us out:
Go, go, go, go, go, go
It's your birthday!
In Da Club...May 29, 2007 by Hunter
May 29, 2007, 11:18:24 Larry wrote:
Happy Birthday Shorty