Wednesday, June 24, 2009

38 Special

Today I turn
Special.


My kids think that I'm
Which is I am proud to say is true.
I was...
To be exact.

Growing up in the 70's was AWESOME!
I loved these ladies and wanted to be one of them SO badly!
They could do anything.
Like jump out of a plane and land in a speedboat.
Or be a truck driver and the next week work in a spa where someone tried to murder them by wrapping them in hot towels.
(Why do I remember that episode most vividly?)


And this lady is still the coolest.
What? Are you shooting at her?
She can block your bullets with those rockin' awesome bracelets.
And what I wouldn't give to have her Lasso of Truth!
Feel like your kids are lying to you?
Put that golden lasso around them and get the truth out of them.
And I seem to remember her being able to huck that tiara and hit people
then have it come back to her like a boomerang.
Oh yeah.
Growing up I would spin around and around (well at least once) and pretend to become Wonder Woman. My friends and I played Charlies Angels more than you will ever know. And we all fought over who was going to be Kelly. I usually ended up playing Sabrina.

Maybe today I'll give the spinning around a whirl
(HA!)
and see if I can actually turn into Wonder Woman.
How cool would that be?
Well with out the swimsuit like costume.
I just want the jewelry and the rope
and those rockin' red and white boots
because....

33 comments:

Tyran, the Yeti Yogi said...

Happy birthday!

Emmy said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Funky Kim said...

Happy Birthday!

Christa said...

When I saw the title of this, I immediately thought of guns and I got excited. (I have a .38 special and I love it dearly.) Then when I realized you were discussing age and not firearms, I got excited again. For you this time. Happy Birthday! (Although, you have made me want to go shooting.)

Martha H. said...

Happy, Happy Birtday, lady!

You deserve an absolutely delightful day.

Barbaloot said...

Happy Birthday! Love the pictures:)

Piglet de' Erin said...

oh my Happy birthday! I had no idea. luv erin

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds to me like you need a few tv episodes and a few hours to watch 'em. Love it!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Shanna! Hope you get to bump into a PF Changs sometime today!

ramsam said...

Happy B-day!!!!
Wonder Woman was the best...(yea for brunette super heroes) and when we played Charlie's Angels I was always Kelly!

veronica said...

Happy Birthday!

(for my birthday I think I'll ask for the lasso, the boots....and Wonder Woman's waistline!)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, mine is tomorrow and I too was born in the early 70's. Loved this post!!!!

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday, Shanna!

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

glad you posted today!

happy day

Vanessa said...

I was Wonder Woman one year for Halloween. I thin I wore under-roos and a mask. Thanks mom.

HAPPY B-DAY!

tammy said...

Oh the memories!

Happy Birthday!!

Olivia Carter said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday!!! :)

Organic Meatbag said...

Hey, I stopped by just in time! Happy birthday!

springrose said...

Happy Birthday!! I to loved Wonderwoman, and exactly how did she get her waist to be so small!!?? If only! I would spin around and be her to, that and Charlies angels! I don't remember which one I wanted to be, just one doesn't matter. Oh and I loved Fantasy Island. Watched the origional show and Roark was kind of creepy! I also loved Love Boat! Why can't they make shows like that, I think we all have enough reality going on in our own lives that we don't need to sit around and watch some one elses reality!! Anyway, Happy Happy Birthday To You From ME!!

Tammy said...

Hope your day is a great one! My 38th will be coming soon. Those were great shows weren't they? I just have to laugh at the Wonderwoman costume, though. It is hilarious!

Erin said...

That was awesome. Although I'm only 32, I remember Wonder Woman and Charlie's Angels. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Me said...

Happy Happy Birthday! They just don't make things like they used to. Nothing will ever top Wonder Woman or Charlies Angels!

Rachel Sue said...

happy birthday!

Neurotic Chic said...

Happy Birthday!!! I was way into The Six Million Dollar Man during those years. LOL

Mindi said...

shanna--hb to you!

this month is such a special one!
it's birthday time for you!

hope it's been fabulous~

Wendyburd1 said...

Happy Birthday pretty lady!!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

"No one can resist the golden lasso. It binds all who are encircled and compels them to tell... the truth!"

You and I share many of the same fun memories and fondness for women superheros.

If old skool is uncool, then I don't want to be hip. Happy birthday, my friend.

-Francesca

gurrbonzo said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful!! 38 is the new 18, I heard.

Nick and Emily said...

i always wanted that costume too. it's a hoot. i hope you had a super fabulous birthday and rocked it up.

Melissa said...

I'm late as always, I just can't get caught up on my reader! But I loved this post cause it brought back memories. Hapy Birthday!

And thinking of WOnder Woman, my cousin Jeff wanted to be her so bad it was scary. We still tease him about that

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Happy birthday....yesterday. I hope you still feel as special today as yesterday! And I totally want to be Wonder Woman when I grow up.

AS Amber said...

One of the best Christmas gifts I ever got was Wonder Woman underoos.

My husband's most favorite band of ever is 38 Special.

Hope you had a great day!!!