Today, at 11:23 a.m., I will turn 30. And I’m actually pretty thrilled about it. Not just because I’m getting office cake (my favorite kind of cake) and Ian arranged my vanity so that all my Monster High Dollies were holding my presents, and not just because I got an MST3K box set and Epic Mickey 2, but because I feel like 30 will bring forward all these new, wonderful possibilities. 20 was fun, for the first half, but the latter just felt like purgatory: too old to goof off and stay up drinking red wine all night, too young for anyone to really take me seriously. I was not going to be some young hip thing, so I just sort of floundered around.
But now I’m 30, and I feel like things will all fall into place. Of course, the fact that I still LOOK 24 (stay out of the sun, avoid fast food, never go NEAR a cigarette and keep booze to a minimum) makes it that much more enjoyable.
And even though it’s press day and I have at least 9 hours of work ahead of me, at the very least, I’m wearing my favorite heels, my black and white Betsey Johnson booties, and it’s hard not to be awesome in Betsey Johnson booties.
1983, huh? ……I’m thinking A Flock of Seagulls, The Fixx & The Police.
Happy birthday, G4 !!
Thank you! 1983 also gave us “Hatful of Hollow,” the best Smiths album ever!
I love the indies. Aztec Camera, the Triffids, the Church, Billy Bragg. Now I have to listen….