Goodbye to any shred of focus that this blog may have had. Bye, focus! Hello Justin Bieber photo!
I just had a birthday, my 26th. I know that’s young in the grand scheme of things. And there are a lot of things about getting older than I am looking forward to. But I can’t think of any at the moment because I just can’t believe sixteen was ten years ago. If you are older than me don’t comment about “oh please you’re so young!” I am tired of hearing that from people who think I’m a teen mom. (Yesterday, after letting my very capable daughter walk on the floor between the bleachers without holding my hand, I was informed that she could fall to her death, and that I’m still just a baby myself and am I even out of high school yet?) Um, have you retired yet? I didn’t say that. I’m not mad. I’m just going to have to stop wearing hoodies and baseball caps and start dressing my age in public. Which I am supposed to be doing anyhow, as per my own rules for myself, ugh, inner termoil! (In other news, I have decided to throw out my former grammar-cop ways and embrace the comma splice, I seriously love it!)
I’m not feeling old at 26. But I am feeling a little nostalgic (which is allowed at any age! I’ve met 4-year-olds who were nostalgic about when they were 3). So in the spirit of youth, here are my top 5 things that make me want to be in high school again!
5. Bright colored skinny jeans. – If ever there was a time when I might have worn bright green jeans, it was the year 2002.
4. Unlimited texting - Would have settled disputes over whose turn it was to get on the computer to use MSN instant messenger. (“Quit hovering! This is a private conversation!!!”) I didn’t have a cell phone of my own in high school, and hardly anyone texted. My parents had one phone, and they let me take it to school when I had a track meet so I could call and say when I’d be back.
3. Blogs – I think they existed but I wasn’t aware of them. Back then, I mostly just went to the Seventeen magazine website and used email. For fun today, I went to the Seventeen magazine website again. I got some great dating advice from Carly Rae Jepsen and found out that the Justin Bieber song that best describes my life is “U Smile.”
2. This amazing video tutorial on how to cover acne with makeup! I just found this video, and I’ve still got problem skin (no one told me it goes straight from acne to wrinkes! ugh!), so I will be trying out these methods soon and very soon (as soon as I can bring myself to spend $40 on a tube of concealer, oy). Dear younger self, stop wasting your mom’s money on Proactiv and open a savings account so you can buy makeup in your twenties.
AND the number one thing that makes me want to be in high school again: “Call Me Maybe” cover videos (especially the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez/Ashley Tisdale version) - I would have definitely made a choreographed Call Me Maybe video by now if I were still in high school. Hey, I’d do it today even, if I had a video camera. My toddler and I have “Call Me Maybe” dance parties in the living room a few times a day. (With the curtains closed.)
And just for the record, I am acting my age, because I am almost a year younger than Ashley Tisdale.
Also for the record, I do not condone green jeans, unlimited teen cell phone usage, Carly Rae Jepsen’s dating advice, or overpriced concealer. And I’ve never heard “U Smile.” I do, however, condone having dance parties with your 18-month-old 3 times a day.
Anybody else out there feeling the Call Me Maybe love these days? Wishing you could wear everything neon? Rocking out to The Bieb? You know I won’t judge you.