Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Are You Ready To Jump, Jive and Wail?

May is a busy, busy month here at the Casita de Trash.  Seems like there is more to do during this month than when I'm getting ready for the Greatest Show On Dirt!

The calendar is already crowded with Mother's Day, the Oldest Melon-Head, Sister Trash, and Grayzilla's birthdays...not to mention moi's, but throw in graduation parties, showers and a gazillion upcoming projects (have I mentioned I'm going to be representing at Vendor Night during the Paper Cowgirl's Art Retreat?) and you've got yourself one Mama Kitty in much need of a siesta!

Time flies, but I don't!  For some strange reason, I'm not as quick as I used to be.  Couldn't be my age...after all...I'm only 38 (she glibly says with her fingers crossed behind her back).

Truth is...and I'm only sharing this with you 'cause I know you won't reveal my secret, I'll be..gulp...60 on Thursday.

(Gosh, if I say it real fast like...doesn't sound nearly so bad.)

To prove I'm not ready for a rocking chair...YET...when my family asked what I wanted for my birthday, I didn't think twice before answering...DANCING!

Because they love me and indulge me in my flights of fancy (or maybe to humor me in my old age), they agreed to have a party...with dancing. 'Course I got a coupla looks like I had lost my everlovin' mind, but it's the one thing I love with a passion.  I may not have been a Rockette, but in my heyday, I could shake my tail feathers with the best of 'em and this ol' hen still has a little shake left in her...even if her feathers are a trifle dusty!  Talk about dust...just put on Silver Wings, a little Ray Price, and a whole lotta CCR...then stand back and watch it fly!


I still want to have a LX Blowout Senior Prom with y'all as well, but that darn time thing is getting in the way of my party planning.  For some one with SADD*, trying to plan TWO parties is an exercise in futility and since I plan on getting plenty of exercise Saturday night dancing with my hunkahunka burning love, I've decided to hold my Senior Prom, Monday, May 23.  The 23rd is Grayzilla's birthday so still plenty of reason to celebrate...like I ever need an excuse to party!

So boys and girls...here's the plan.  I want to see YOUR senior photos.  Send 'em to me or post 'em...either one...just do it by or on the 23rd.  If you want to dress you or a mannequin up...fine by me.  If you want to post a photo of you as a senior at your prom...fine too!  If you just want to show a photo of yourelf at graduation...I ain't gonna stop you!  I encourage creativity and thrive on y'alls...having none myself.


Here's our golden opportunity to relive our glory days or create new ones...it's all up to you!

If you have a senior graduating...be my guest to take this opportunity to brag a little.  Heck...let's make this a fun ride in my magic time machine...whaddaya say?

Now since this is my special birthday and since I make the rules...you know what?  Rules...we don't need no stinkin' rules...'cept to have a crazy good time!  What do y'all think?  You like?  Let me know and we'll call it a date!  Please don't stand me up.  Think of my age and remember...my heart couldn't take it!

  (BTW, I wasn't the Prom Queen (I was robbed), but I might crown a Ms. Geritol, Mr. AARP or Best Senior Moment just to add a little TnT to the big blowout!)

Start sifting through those old photographs.  Girls...dig out (or run buy) a vintage prom dress.  Boys...find a powder blue tux with matching cumberbund.  Everybody...get yourself a date (real or imaginary...just not your cousin) and let's party like it's 1969! 

Oooh...and just for fun...buy yourself a glittery wrist corsage!  I'm thinking orchids!

See you on the 23rd...if not sooner!

(All the above photos are of my space at Winnie & Tulula's...just in case y'all were wondering!)


Dar said...

I laughed through this entire entry...we are going to be the same age, well, I'm already there but soon, soon you will join me. You are one fun read. I'm not so sure I want to relive 17 again, but the prom sounds like a twirl around the floor.
And here I thought SADD meant Senior Attention Deficiency Disorder--who knew. Just reading your entries is a party.

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Junk Exchange said...

too funny .. you are a real treat of a read today .. love your enthusiasm about 60 .. i will be 53 in june .. here is my pic .. i think this was my senior prom .. all they way back to 1977 ..


love ya'
P.S. Rod was signed into his account ..

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
Lord girl, but you make me laugh! I just turned 62 on May 12, last Thursday and I would be crying in my beer, except I'm gettin my first social security check!!!! LOL! See, gettin old has it's rewards.

Have a wonderful birthday and I'm looking forward to the big senior rock party.


Debra@CommonGround said...

I'm putting it on my calendar!!! I'll see what I can come up with! xoxo Debra

Olive said...

I wore my mom's 1960 prom dress to my 1980 prom. I have it somewhere but know it would not zip! And get this two college graduates cannot get a wireless printer to work with a laptop therefore no scanning of images or printing happens here because we are pathetic!

Laura said...

Tomorrow I will officially be

What does it mean if you still think you're 16?

You better dance till your feet fall off!

I am off to dig in pictures-

Happy Birthday Anthony,

Laura Belle
White Spray Paint

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Happy Birthday funny lady! I do 60 in a couple of months. i can't even imagine where my picture is....Oh wait.. maybe. Anyway, have fun dancing!

Faded Charm said...

No way are you going to be 60, girl you don't look a day older than 38 and with all that gorgeous long hair. Cat Daddy should be proud to stand next to you, or be out dancing with you.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday my dear:-)


the old white house said...

Oh my gosh, you make me laugh so hard! The people around here get a little worried when I'm reading your posts :O
I was trying to think of how I will attend... old photo in which I would have to figure out how to download it or new photo in which I will have to photoshop the wrinkles out!!!
t. xoxoxoxoxo

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What fun! I still like my prom dress....maybe I should dig out some bridesmaid dresses instead! Had to laugh at your title...actually, I had to take a double take, b/cause ours was "junk, jive and wail" yesterday - lol!! Great minds think alike I guess!!

One Gal's Trash said...

Shake(a booty), Rattle(my memory) and Roll(a.k.a. muffin top)!
Thanks for the hug from Lisa. It was delicious!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for the invitation Debra!!!
Hmmm...I am so diggin' up so pix...and my girl is graduating from college on Sunday so you know I'll be a braggin'!!


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Debbie, didn't you know that 60 is the new 40? Your dancing party sounds like a hoot. Hoping to see you on the 23d in a vintage prom dress. That is, if I don't forget :)

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Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Today is your birthday and you can cry if you want to, as long as it's not an ugly cry...ha Happy 60th my friend. Here's to 60 more.