So officially, Tom Brady, Tony Bennett, and I turned another year older on Saturday. My birthday began with a serenade from Suzie in London and ended with one from Anna just a few blocks away. And in between those sweet renditions of “Happy Birthday,” I felt so loved by all of the other wonderful people who called, texted, sent cards, and took me to a concert.
My actual birthday party isn’t until the 17th of August, so I have a few more weeks to tweak the birthday party playlist (can anyone say perfectionist?!?), but I’m going to wrap up the playlist posts today.
And the final playlist post? Is about the songs just for me.
So here it goes…
It’s for letting myself buy a pair of fat jeans this summer and almost being okay with it. It’s for learning that sometimes it’s better to do 85% than to always give 100%. It’s for finally accepting that even though my career didn’t turn out the way I expected it would, it’s actually turning out a whole lot better. It’s for realizing my dad was right when he made me go to Michigan. It’s for finally embracing USC for the people it brought into my life.
It’s for getting back up each time I have gotten knocked down. It’s for realizing that going to Phish shows and joining a country club don’t need to be mutually exclusive. It’s for the understanding that I can be a yuppie with a side of something weird too. It’s for learning that it all starts with loving yourself fat jeans and all….
Jack Penate’s Pull My Heart Away
David Guetta and Sia’s Titanium
Nicky Romero and Nervo’s Feels Like Home
Big Boi and Kelly Rowland’s Momma Told Me
Beyonce’s Dance For You
DJ Sammy’s Heaven
Lady Gaga’s Dance in the Dark
David Allen Coe’s You Never Even Called Me By My Name
Flight Facilities’ Crave You
Hank Williams Jr.’s A Country Boy Can Survive
Milli Vanilli’s Girl You Know It’s True
Another Bad Creation’s Iesha
Shaggy’s Oh Carolina
Tiesto with Tegan and Sara’s Feel It In My Bones
Sub Focus with Alpine’s Tidal Wave
Mariah Carey and Miguel’s #Beautiful
Oh and BTW? I’m totally wearing a Ralph Lauren sweater to the Phish show at the Bowl tonight.