Thursday, June 25, 2009

The joyous, the sad, and the soon to be cleaner

Three things happened today that marked the end of my childhood. Or forced me to acknowlege that, oh yeah, it's over.

1. My friend Steph had her first baby. He's healthy and she's doing well. She's also 37 and probably the last of my friends to take the plunge into motherhood. I have to fight the impulse to shower her with gifts she doesn't want and advice she probably doesn't need.

2. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died. Of course, you knew this, but my kids have no idea who either of them were and there's no way I can explain it to them. I wasn't a huge fan of either, but both were such specific cultural markers.

Farrah: I was five, living in Eagle Heights when an episode of Charlie's Angels scared the bejeezus out of me. The killer left clown dolls at the crime scene. Shiver.
Michael Jackson: I was twelve, listening to "Billie Jean" in Sonia Jun's basement. I never had a sparkly glove, but I did have a pair of silver, sparkly socks.

3. I bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner. My stairs are clean and my lampshades are dust free. I've never been more excited about a domestic purchase, probably ever.


Auntly H said...

yipes. dyson is really that good?

I knew you in E.H. I guess this means my childhood is over too. How did that sneak up on me?

Anne said...

Hey, you never know. I might still surprise you in the next couple of years with a sperm-bank special. And then of course I'll be totally psyched for you shower me with gifts and tell me what to do!

On a totally unrelated note ... have you seen this:

Looked like something you would enjoy...

P.S. I am *supremely* jealous of your Dyson


kagemom69 said...

YOu know we are adults when we are excited over appliances and freakin cleaning - that is just pathetic. But add in the other two and its just a bad week. Although I have to say the I am so happy for Steph!!!! And totally jealous of the Dyson. Beotch.

Lumpyheadsmom said...

The new house has a central vac. We need to schedule the installation - which we haven't gotten around to yet - but I'm very excited.