Thursday, June 26, 2008

dancing days are here again, as the summer evenings grow

Sometimes I think the air that I breathe is laced with a chemical called "luck", or something along those lines. I just can't think of a human being alive more naturally fortunate than I. I'll start at the beginning.
Yesterday was my birthday, which in itself was great. I'm the type of person who feels so special for every minute of my birthday. I was woken up at 8:30 by Nicola and Michele coming into my room, where we proceeded to lie in bed, listening to Led Zeppelin. Then we went for a bike ride and got some nice, greasy breakfast at an all-day breakfast joint (aren't the best breakfasts always from an all-day breakfast place?). We did a little thrifting and I found an LP by a band I'd never heard of called The Love Machine. I bought it just because it was called Electric Music to Blow Your Mind By. Then I went home to be showered in presents by my family. I got Black Mountain's double LP In the Future, which Nicola and I listened to in its entirity today and absolutely worshipped. The sleeve alone was worth the price (even though I didn't buy it myself).
My sister got me Fat Albert on DVD, which was amazing.
I got various other lovely trinkets and then I happened upon my final birthday present, two sheets of paper, wrapped in a bow.
I unrolled them and looked at them for a moment. My mind really comprehend what the paper was trying to tell me, so I simply said, "No." And then I burst into tears and bawled for ten minutes.
Luckily, they were tears of joy, for you see, my friends, what the papers were were two tickets to see George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic.
Yes, I'm not joking. I am going to see George Clinton, a.k.a. God, and his band of Merry Funkateers in less than one month. It still hasn't fully hit me. I don't know if there is a God (besides George Clinton) but if there is, I suspect he's a little sweet on me.
Now's for the bad news. I am going away for most of the summer, so my postings will be sporadic at best and nonexistant at worst. I'm not stoked about it, but I'm seeing Parliament-Funkadelic, so I've got nothing to complain about.
Have a fantastic summer, kittens, I know I will.
I hope you were comforted by me calling you by a pet name.
Good day.

36 comments:

Sister Libby said...

I was actually "gaping, open mouthed" when I read about your tickets. I still have that funny feeling in my throat, from amazement and sickening jealousy. LUCKY, LUCKY, LUCKY! And I'm glad your birthday was one for the books.

ellie said...

Sounds like your summer is off to an excellent start.

Thanks so much for commenting at my blog.

Have fun...and keep dancing!

The Clothes Horse said...

How nice! Happy belated birthday! It's the best when you get a gift that is so thoughtful and generous you are moved to tears. You deserve it! Cheers!

LBIC said...

Awe, I'm happy for you! Congrats on your birthday goodies and happy belated. Hope you have an amazing summer!

Pretty In Black said...

Happy be-lated birthday! Sounds like you had a great day.

ellie said...

good, i'm glad you got it figured out...no, i wanted to write about somebody who wanted to at least get her sex life worked out before it ever happened, and her boyfriend went with her...I did have a friend who dyed her hair pink the last month she was pregnant because she was going to have a girl. Now they think something is wrong with the baby.

Aretha said...

Molly, happy birthday for youuuu!!!!!! You have to take a lot of pics of the concert, love Parliament and George too

jess said...

Happy birthday. Holy moly parliament funkadelic that is a great birthday present

Tavi said...

Yay for Fat Albert!
And CONGRATTTTTS on the tickets! From the looks of it, your summer is off to a fantastic start.
Happy birthday, Molly!

Cate said...

lucky molly, i love your attitude. happy belated birthday.
i've never been to an all-day breakfast place, but i think i've been to something similar and i agree it's great!
and yAAaaAAAYyyyyyy that concert will sure be amazing! have FUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!
and i will be away for most of the summer too, so i guess i won't be able to post for soem weeks either..

MR style said...

oh im late !! but sorry !! happy B'day !!

Sunniva said...

oh thank you molly!! and I'm so glad to read that you had a fantastic birthday, and I can't explain how incredibly happy I am for you that you are going to see George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic! You definitely deserve those tickets so much, sweetie!

I'm going to miss you so much this summer, you have no idea!! But have a fantastic summer, I'm sure you'll have the best time ever ;)

riz said...

Fat Albert was amazing!! Groundbreaking in a way...do you have a link to it? I want to get it for my bf...

Katelin said...

have so much fun at the pfunk show. they performed at my college my freshmen year and it was one of the best shows ever. they played for three hours straight, amazing i say. :)

The Vancouverista said...

Wow! Awesome! Happy Birthday! Also, I love that you called us kittens, I might just have to steal that term.

Fashion Ivy said...

Happy belated birthday. Lucky girl to get tickets

jayne said...

wow! lucky you! i know you're probably dying of happiness right now because you post on them so much! :) have fun and sorry you're gone, i'll miss the rantings...

Molly :] said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
im glad you had a good day, and got some great (impressive dare i say...) presents.
Hope you are well 'kitten' :) x

Alix d'Laire said...

alright, Im belated...

but happy birthday all the same, may the rest of your life be filled with much joy, Zepellin, Mountain Girl, and general beatness. congrats on the tix.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i love that you celebrate your birthday right! i need to learn how not to take myself too seriously. glad you had fun, love!

lara said...

ok I know I am really really late :) but happy birthday :) Lucky girl :)

I also want to say sorry that I haven't comment that long but I was really busy, but now I'm back and I'm posting on my old blog again :)

Lauren said...

Wow, that's awesome that you got those tickets. Have a great time at the concert!

Sister Libby said...

Oh Molly! I miss your blogs. Come home from your vacation, you cheeky traveler!

Kira Fashion said...

so nice!

a kiss

Kit said...

guess who's baaaack!

i left the blogosphere for a good long time but i'm loving what you've done with ashcan.

i missed it!

-kit

p.s. george clinton?! do tell!

Fashion Ivy said...

Hey I just started a group on facebook. Would love for you to join. Check the sidebar of my blog for a link

the iron chic said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Kristin said...

that album is sssooo good.
i hate to ask this, but it's kinda crappy when people go on the blog list and visit an abandoned blog... lol; i know i hate it. if you wouldn't mind, could you switch my blog (live.speak.breathe.fashion) to not so prim and proper located at www.kristinPRIM.co.nr?
i know, this is kinda rude/weird, but i would hate for people to visit an abandoned blog.
thanks so much!! if you're interested, i could link you up at my new one. let me know!!

Sunniva said...

I have a surprise for you on my blog!

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F.U. said...

Molly! I've been wrapped up in my own world, obsessing over such things as So You Think You Can Dance, and thoroughly enjoying my summer. It just hit me that I hadn't been to ashcan rantings in more than a month. So I'm like OMG, I must see what my favorite artsy funkster Molly has been up to.

Then I see your last post...first of all happy belated. Secondly, not only is God sweet on you but I am too (and clearly hundreds, prolly thousands of others). You deserved those GC tixs as well as everything else you got for your birthday. Goodness comes to those who give goodness, and even only knowing you through your blog Molly, you glow in good energy. More than good. Great.

I really can't wait to find out where you've been this summer. I know you are off somewhere fabulous having a most amazing experience adding to your eclectic sense of style and living.

Lucky you!

hi.i'm.high said...

i'm feeling your style, and i love your picture at the top of your blog

Tru said...

wow sounds like you had an amazing birthday

so happy belated
and yes of course all day breakfast places do have the best breakfasts but thats probably because they have all day to perfect them : )

kirsty said...

sounds like you had an excellent day! i love birthdays, they are always special

Juliet said...

Hey, how was it? why you're not back yet?

juliet xxx

Alix d'Laire said...

bring back ashcan rantings! we miss it!