Monday, January 18, 2010
HOT baby HOT
I took this photo of my mom and dad at my Mother's 40th birthday party. Can you tell I used my Polaroid? It was 1986. The fall. I was thirteen. I think I had braces. My mom is a beautiful woman. She's has always had the nicest skin. And back then she had jet black hair. Although she may have been dyeing it. It's white now. She just recently gave up trying to hide it. She is even more beautiful.
My dad surprised her at one of their favorite restaurants. People drove from far and wide. I remember some friends from Massachusetts. Maybe Pennsylvania. We had a nice meal. My dad paid. We went home. Maybe there was more to it, but that's all I remember.
I don't know who was in charge of decorations for the night because whoever wrote "Hot Harri" on that pumpkin just didn't know hot.
Because this is HOT. At 40. HOT.
Yea, I'm talking to you.
And yea, she just turned 40. Hello? HOT!
Yea, we're talking about you.
I'm pretty sure, if my memory is correct, there was no crazy rockin' band. I know my dad tried hard, as he hadn't planned a party before or since that night in October, but there definitely wasn't a rockin' band.
And for god-damn sure my mom didn't do this. Of course, not too many momma's can.
And I can't quite remember that night in 1986, but I'm fairly certain my mom didn't snap into a Slim Jim like Jen can.
And if my memory holds true there wasn't much touchy feely stuff going on at the restaurant.
However, last Saturday there was love in the air.
mmmhmm. yup. lots of love.
People were feelin' the love.
They were gettin' down with it.
They were showing their pearly whites.
And bumpin' and grindin' on the dance floor.
Now, if my memory serves me right, and it's a little cloudy right now, last Saturday night nobody was looking 40. Not near or around 40. We were all trying to live in the 70's or near and around the 70's.
I have 3 years, 3 months, 9 days, and 3 hours until I turn 40. And if any of those professional party planners out there who planned this party have any crazy ideas about an 80's party for me, I know where Paul Bunyan and I can get a few HOT outfits....