Let me preface this post by saying that I vowed to myself many, many moons ago that I would never become "a mom." Not in the respect of motherhood, clearly I have two minis that I love and adore. I would never become the "mom" in those mom jeans, denim handbag, and spoke of that "new fangled technology" like it was trying to learn Arabic.
So, I used to think of myself as a pretty up-to-date person. I might not wear the most stylish or trendy clothes, but I know what is in style and have maintained my Kate Spade obsession. I keep up with celebrity gossip and always felt more or less "in the know" of ALL things important. When I taught middle school, my students thought I was so cool because I knew the trends, knew the lyrics to the "happening" music, and was up to speed on all movies. Even if it wasn'y my favorite genre of music, I at least could pick out the song or artist. I saw many movies (that certainly is history) and knew all the behind the scenes gossip on the movie sets thanks to the web and magazines.
Well, folks that has changed and my "in the know" and stylish days appear to have flown the coop.
In reading People, the music page was devoted to "Songs of Summer '09." Let me run down the list for you:
*The Black Eyed Peas: "I Gotta Feeling"
*Lady Gaga: "LoveGame"
*Kristina DeBarge: "Goodbye"
*Jordin Sparks: "Battlefield"
*Pink: "Please Don't Leave Me"
*Drake: "Best I Ever Had"
*Jeremih: "Birthday Sex"
*Kings of Leon: "Use Someday"
*Green Day: "21 Guns"
*Michael Jackson: "Man in the Mirror"
Dear Readers, I am embarassed and ashamed to admit that I don't know more than one of these songs and could not pick out of a lineup a few of these artists. I have spent far too long listening to children's music in the car and having the most happening CD in my car stereo being The Beatles compilation for children. The Wheels on the Bus, You are My Sunshine, ABC's, etc. have taken the place in my life where "Birthday Sex" and "Goodbye" clearly should be.
This is a very sad and depressing day for me. Very sad indeed.
I need to take back my life and regain my style! Today is the day that I make a pact to work on that. Instead of humming "If You're Happy and You Know It," I will be grooving to "Love Game." All the moms at the playground will be oh so jealous of me.
On a lighter note: I forgot to come back and announce the winner of the Coyne and Pinckney stationery set. The winner is EKM!!! YAY! Congratulations. Email me with your choice and I will get your set out to you as soon as possible. Thanks to all who entered. Remember all of our Coyne and Pinckney stationery sets are 10% off. Discount ends on Friday! Click here to head over and see the whole collection.