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.