It’s Michael Jackson’s birthday. Correction – it would have been Michael Jackson’s birthday today. He would’ve been 54. I never thought of him only being five years older than Johnny Depp. That’s kind of cool. 54 years ago, Michael Jackson was introduced to this world, and it was a day that changed history. Music and style were forever altered, and numerous imitations were made of him. He impacted lives like many people will never have a chance to do.
Anyway, I just found out about his birthday a few hours ago. And NO – I did not Google it. I’m not a creepy stalker like that. Ok, maybe I am, but that is not how I found out this time. How did I find out? I have this awesome friend. I know, shocking to all of you internet friends who think you’re the only cool ones in my life. You are awesome, but I have two other friends who are also awesome – see, I have a semi-social life.
This awesome friend happens to be a Michael Jackson hater. Very very, extremely, desperately sad. However, she’s still awesome (she’s the same one who had a costume party for her 16th birthday), and she’s considerate enough to tell me about Michael Jackson’s birthday.
She texted me: “You know who’s bday it is?”
Me: “Um…aug. 29th… Nothing really rings a bell. Whose bday is it?” *insert me desperately wracking my brain to see if I missed sending someone “well-wishes.”
Her: “Your Michael Jackson… :)”
Me: “Whoa are you kidding me??? You know this and I don’t? How did I not know?? It’s Michael Jackson’s birthday?? :O”
Her: “Haha I thought you would like to know… :)”
Cue over-the-phone-texting-awesome-friend-hug. 😀 Even though she’s a firm Michael Jackson hater, she still let me know that it was his birthday. You may be wondering how I plan to celebrate, since I had a Johnny Depp birthday party for my other favorite person.
Well, considering I only found out about his birthday a few hours ago, I’m not throwing a party. Besides, I don’t know anyone who would come to it. Johnny Depp fans are abundant in my circle of friends compared to Michael Jackson fans. And considering there are only like 2 Johnny Depp fans, that should say something.
I thought about making a cake…but I honestly don’t feel like baking right now. Perhaps I will sometime this weekend and call it Michael’s birthday cake. For now, I am content to listen to his music. 🙂 My uncle (a die hard fan of Michael Jackson. Hey! he would come to my party. 😀 Then there’d be two of us.), is letting me borrow some original cassettes and videos of Michael, so I’m pretty excited to check those out.
Last but certainly not least – Happy Birthday, Michael! You have a fan in me. 😀
“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24
Here’s a video of Michael Jackson’s live performance of Billie Jean – also his first moonwalk ever.