Friday, September 12, 2008

Pass the Black Icing Please

I feel old today... really really old. I think I'm at a point in my life where time feels like its standing still but then once I stop to take it all in I find that its really passing me by without hesitation and I'm missing it. Does that make sense to anyone else but me?

My birthday is on Tuesday the 16th, and to be honest I'm kind of hoping that it won't come, like maybe the calender will get stuck and we'll all be in some horrible reproduction of the same day over and over again, kinda like that crap-tastic movie Groundhog Day (see, that's how you know you're old, when you reference old shitty movies!)

So without further hesitation (because I've wasted enough time already!) here are some wonderful etsy favorites of mine that make me feel youthful and vibrant and that make me smile rather that sit here and look out my window at the rainy grey day and feel old.

Thanks to these awesome people and their awesome prints for making me smile!
I Love U by Hide n Seek - Reminds me of being young, in love, and doodling the names of the boys I liked in my notebooks while I was in school, too enamoured to actually pay attention to whatever lesson was going on at the time. I'm sure if I look around I still have a ton of those notebooks - all with "I ♥ Mike" drawn on all of the pages. Yep, that's right, I married my high school sweetheart.

Polka Dot Cupcake from Elegant Snobbery - I dare you to look at this (or any of Marisa's drawings for that matter!) and not feel like a little girl happily playing inside of a fairy tale. And perched up on that pedestal, sitting so sweetly, I kind of of imagine that that wonderfully delicious cupcake is out of reach. Which of course brings out the Vercua Salt in me and makes me "want it NOW".

Jump Rope Girl by Tollipop - I remember a time when seriously nothing in life was more important that grabbing my jump rope, running outside with all of the other neighbor kids and spending the afternoon in a sweating, jumping frenzy. I had one of those awesome plastic ones, it was purple and sparkled in the sun and I remember thinking that the sound it made whizzing through the air must have meant that I was jumping super fast - because when you're 7 you don't really know or care about Physics. I wore my thick, curly hair in pigtails just like this little girl too.

Ahh Nostalgia! - Nothing like it to beat the "I'm an old fart" blues


Christopher And Tia said...

Oh black icing blah blah blah. Maybe some hot pink fluffy frosting with black star sprinkles. Its not that bad, right? I bet you'll have a great birthday.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Two kids can definitely suck the energy and life out of us, making us feel old waaaay before our prime, dontcha think? My next birthday is my 28th, and while that is fairly young still, I feel like I'm nearing 40 instead.

I do love birthdays, though! I drag my cake and presents out for an entire week, so I can feel like a princess for about 7 days before going back to the real world. Enjoy yous!!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh hunney, don't feel old! Getting old isn't any fun, why would you want to sign up for that?!!

Age is just a number love, just keep living life, and loving life and you'll be young forever!... promise!

Denise Felton said...

Gah! If you're old, what am ****I****??? You're all just a bunch of babies. Sadly, you probably won't realize it until long after the fact, when you're a geezer like me. :)

esque said...

Well, an early birthday wish for you! Just keep young at heart :)