I am so proud I am the only one who is special in her heart


This poster hung in my room for most of my sixth grade year. I would have been 11 or 12. I think Michael Jackson was the first rockstar that I loved in thatway. The evidence could be seen by the slightly-greasy pink-stained spot on the poster right where Michael’s lips were. Yes, I would often kiss the poster. I was practicing for the real thing. I was pretty sure that Michael and I would end up married and have parties with Webster and Brooke Shields. It would have been fabulous.

Of course, some 22 years later, I realize that Michael has turned into a warped freakshow of a person. But back then he was IT. And, since today is his birthday, I am letting the 11-year-old Jodi revel in all the Michael Jacksoness that Kathleen Turner Overdrive has to offer.

And to indulge in my High-Fidelity fetish, I present to you a Michael Jackson Birthday Tribute list:
The Girl is Mine (Michael fighting with another man for my love. what’s not to love? I still know this song by heart and have to actually consciously restrain myself from singing/talking it aloud here at work)
Ben (I have known and loved too many Bens not to adore this song with a passion. The fact that it’s about a rat just seems like a beautiful, beautiful irony)
ABC (come on! I just saw Clerks 2, this was unavoidable)
One More Chance (this song reminds me of a young, drunk Sister #2 and her friend Burgerboy)
Billie Jean (of course)

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  1. UH 29.Aug.06 at 11:54 am

    Human Nature was the best song on Thriller.

    Just so’s you know.

  2. wendy 29.Aug.06 at 12:05 pm

    Clerks II had the best dance number in the world to ABC!

  3. PeeWee 29.Aug.06 at 1:32 pm

    You freak me out. I thought I was the only one who celebrated Michael’s birthday by listening to him on my iPod all day.
    My top three are P.Y.T., Ben, and Billie Jean.

  4. perry 30.Aug.06 at 10:43 am

    OK, its sad at my age, but I did watch the Billie Jean vid.

  5. JustMe 30.Aug.06 at 4:15 pm

    PLEASE take that baby bumper’s pic down; I want to puke every time I look at it.


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