Saturday, November 12, 2011

Che Gelida Manina

"Che Gelida Manina" from Puccini's "La Boheme"    Beautiful.

Ok, haven't written in a while.  It's been a crazy week!  I'm officially 19.  Very scary. I hate that number. very much.  It's very frightening to know that I've been out of the womb and on this planet, this world, my conscious... for 19 years!  That's almost two decades!!  I'm turning into an old lady. Yuck.  What's funny is that when I was eighteen, I always forgot, and when asked my age, I always replied "17".  Time is my biggest fear and I feel like it's consuming me.  Always.

So because I was a cry-baby in 1992, I decided to research some of the things that happened that wonderful year of my birth.

First off, it was the year of the MONKEY.  Oh yeah.  Us monkeys thrive on having fun and are great listeners.  We love a hard challenge because it stimulates us and our curious brains.  Be careful with us though, we do like playing tricks on people and sometimes challenge too seriously.

Season 4 of Seinfeld (the best show ever made) aired.  It was rated the #1 TV show by TV Guide.  The show also won 3 out of 11 Emmy nominations that year.  One day after my day of birth the 50th episode"The Virgin" aired, and the week after "The Contest" aired (one of my favorite episodes).

The average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.05 (wow.)

Movies: Wayne's World (one of my favorite comedies), Aladdin, Home Alone 2

Unemployment: 7.5%

Federal Debt" $4002.1 billion (now it's almost $15 trillion?)

Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup!

Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi won Wimbledon! (hell yeah Pavla!)

The Silence of the Lambs won the Oscar, and my favorite actor Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor

Woahhh!! 1992 was awesome!

So for my birthday my friends and I went out to a hookah bar (something I should have done for my 18th.. oh well stupid boarding school rules).

eating yummy fattening chili-fries
It was an amazing birthday I will never forgot, and I love my friends so much for taking me out!! =]


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

I know the feeling; when I turned 23 this year I just about died because my personality is that of a 14 year old! It is hard when your spirit doesn't match the age of it's cage!

Hannah said...

happy (late) birthday! gas for $1.05?! Wowza. Those days are gone.

P.S. If you are an old lady, what am I at 23? :)

The Childlike Empress said...

happy birthday...waynes '90's!