Current Obsessions and an Anniversary Wish

So, my life got exponentially better this past Tuesday when the new Justin Timberlake album dropped. Thanks to mom staying the afternoon with Elly while I ran some errands, I was able to stop at Target to get the much-anticipated album (I do it old-school and still buy the CD) and believe me when I say, it’s every bit as good as I had hoped. I’m such a dork for saying that I suppose, being a 32 year old all fired up over a music star and such, but I was in bad shape and needed a pick-me-up, so if it comes in the form of acting like a 19-year old for a few days, then so be it. (Remember when you would get a new CD and listen to it exclusively day after day for like a month so you knew every song? I can’t quite do that with a baby, but I’ve come close. The album is that good.) Plus, music – ANY music, with the exception of whiny, twangy country – is therapeutic to me, so being so excited about this new music has reminded me that I need to seek daily to get a good dose of music – real music, not this Yo Gabba Gabba mess. And Elly enjoys music too, so that’s definitely a win-win.

That said, another ongoing obsession I have is with Jimmy Fallon. I’m probably not the only person to ever have said this, but I truly, 110% believe he is hands-down one of the greatest creative geniuses of my generation. His talent spans all genres and he is a hit at whatever he does. I DVR his Late Night show every night so I can be guaranteed a laugh when needed, whether it’s from his monologues or games or musical parodies. He’s phenomenal. Imagine my sheer delight when I heard it announced that Justin Timberlake was a guest on his show for an ENTIRE WEEK. What?! Unbelievable. I’m just now getting around to watching the episodes and I may never delete them, they’re so good. Those two are peas in a pod when it comes to talent, and when together, it’s unreal. I would KILL to meet both of them.

Which brings me to my anniversary wish.

It’s always been on our vacation list for Michael and I to take a trip to New York – he’s never been and I was 15 when I visited the Big Apple on a band trip, so it would definitely be a trip worth taking.


It just so happens that Justin is going to be playing Yankee Stadium this summer on July 19. Now, I have NO idea how much tickets are going to be or whatever, but I would brave crazy, massive crowds for that. Jimmy shoots his show in NYC, so we’d have to make a show or two while we’re in town, AND of course head to my morning favorite, Live with Kelly and Michael as well…And since July 30th s our 8-year anniversary, it just seems kinda like the perfect way to celebrate, don’t you think?

One can dream.

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