Birthday Blog: Dirty Thirty

Okay, so my birthday was over two weeks ago. I debated whether or not to even post a blog, since I didn’t have a big extravagant celebration with a band. But then I thought to myself: “This year was better — in a way.”

On my actual birthday, I went to my best friends’ house. Tiffany, who is like a sister to me, fixed me breakfast for dinner. (She makes the best pancakes in the world.) She and her husband, Jerimy, gave me a Ghost tee-shirt, which I quickly changed into before settling back to watch that night’s episode of “Big Brother.”

The next day, I had the joy of seeing my Jesse. She lives in Georgia, and she left work that afternoon and drove straight to my house. My mom fed us tacos, then we watched movies until we fell asleep (The Houses October Built and Anna, for anyone wondering).

Jesse and I had adventures in Huntsville on Saturday, followed by Chinese food and ending our night at Tiffany and Jerimy’s. I was super stoked that three of my best friends were finally meeting, and they got along quite well. We sat outside, talking and catching sight of the occasional meteor from the shower taking place.

Sunday, Jesse and I literally did nothing except indulge in more movies and have a long conversation with my mom.

It may sound like a boring weekend, but for me, it was the perfect way to ring in my 30th year in this world. I missed my brother, and Heather and Chanin…and yes, it was weird not seeing Almost Kings. However, I had music, movies, three of my favorite people, my parents, and delicious food. What else does a girl really need?

Check out my fabulous gifts! The Marilyn Manson sweater was from my parents, the MM necklace was a present to myself, the Ghost shirt was from Tiff and Jerimy, and the other three items were from Jesse ❤

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Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury in honor of singer’s 70th birthday — Consequence of Sound

Today would have been Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday. In commemoration, the International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid in honor of the Queen singer. According to the Guardian, “Freddiemercury” is a 3.5km-wide asteroid found on the other side of Mars. As it never comes closer to 350 million kilometres to Earth, it poses no immediate danger…

via Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury in honor of singer’s 70th birthday — Consequence of Sound

On This Day: The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, and Igor Cavalera

In 1962, The Beatles’ first recording session at Abbey Road Studios took place. They recorded six songs, including “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me.”

1965: The Beatles started a three week run at number one on the US singles chart with “Help.”

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1971: Taken from the album Ram, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul and Linda McCartney went to number one on the US singles chart.

1976: The Sex Pistols made their television debut on a program entitled “So It Goes.”

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1970: Igor Cavalera, drummer for Sepultura, was born.

 

 

On This Day: Seal, The Allman Brothers, and Shirley Manson

On this day in 1995, Seal went to number one in the US with his song “Kiss From a Rose,” which was used in the film Batman Forever.

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On this day in 2000, Douglas Allen Woody, best known for his work with The Allman Brothers Band, was found dead in New York. 😦

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And on this day in 1966, Shirley Manson, the vocalist for Garbage, was born.