Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Night Dance Party!

 
This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"True Blue" - when Madonna actually mattered!


PS - today is my 25th anniversary...of beating cancer.  I was lucky to get a second chance at the game of life.  So chronologically I may be 59.5, but in reality I'm only 25! :-)

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  1. If it's the right expression, 'Happy' Anniversary, A.M., remembering a day which must have given you such relief as never before. And you've clearly never forgotten or stopped being grateful for it.
    You've most aptly chosen an exceptionally fine track for the day - one of M's happiest and most infectious ditties. (Surprised to see that it 'only' got to #3 in the States whereas it topped the charts here.) I've stuck with this 'madam' through thick and thin, though it hasn't always been an easy ride. Sounds like you've probably long since ditched her, as so many have. But certainly in the 80s she could do no wrong, and this one encapsulates that period perfectly.

    Now, do please give us the news on the lovely Gigi and Oreo (as well as the faithful little Nyla). Can you believe that every day since you last posted I've been checking your blog to see if there was anything new about them? And I do so want to know.

    Have an especially splendid w/e - with lots of sun, warmth and comforts surrounding your 25-year old body.
    Ciao!

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    1. yep, ever grateful for being given a second chance. I do things totally different now.

      yeah, I ditched lady M when she started going batshit crazy; I cannot deal with the crazy.

      the girls are still hissing at each other. more time is needed.

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  2. This definitely a day of celebration... 25 years old... you don't look a day over 21. ;-)

    My mother had a breast scare when I was a teenager. Luckily it was benign. It was a scary and emotional time. Her ordeal inspired me to volunteer for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I help with their Race for the Cure event each year.

    BTW - True Blue... Madonna at her best. Did you hear she's dating another 20 year old. Maybe I'm just jealous? :-b

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    1. and you don't even know what I look like (it's pretty damn scary)!

      the madonna of the moment sux compared to this 80s madonna. she went off the deep end someplace and has never regained her #1 status.

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  3. Congrats on your 25th AM!!! Continue to be grateful for survival, and continue to live! I am so grateful you survived and thrived!
    I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma 10 years ago this week. I was a lucky one in that we caught it early and they were able to remove it before it spread to my lymph nodes so I only had the discomfort of a 3x3x3x3 cm cut of flesh out of my body in all directions from that little black mole.

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    1. awwwwww (blush)!

      and YAYZ for another survivor (happy dance)!

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  4. I actually liked THAT Madonna.
    But more than that, Happy Happy Happy Anniversary! You make a fabulous looking twenty-five!

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  5. Congratulations on the 25 year anniversary. As a fellow cancer survivor I know this day is special for you!

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    1. yep, you been there done that, you know the feeling.

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  6. Yep, this is the Madonna I loved!

    And congratulations! A true anniversary. But I didn't know you're but about 30??! What's this 59.5 stuff???

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. thank you, dear!

      yeah, pushing 60, that's me.

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  7. Congrats on the milestone! That's something worth celebrating.

    As for the video, as we sayin Casa de Harper; "This is Madonna. She's an icon to our people"

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  8. That is a lovely reason for dancing !!!

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  9. Congratulations! True Blue's a real feelgood song - and my hubby insists she lets a nipple slip for a very brief second at one point in the video as she dances! I can't ruddy see it, anyhow!

    Anne Marie - not quite in the same respect but I needed a rushed hysterectomy at 29, for endometriosis with precancerous cells. An easier recovery than it could have been. But huge respect for second chances!

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    1. nipple slip? HUH?

      my hysto was at age 35; they took everything but the ovaries. stage 3 cervical cancer. since I never wanted to spawn, losing the bits was no big deal. YAYZ for those of us with second chances!

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  10. Happy for you dear. Surviving is a gift. Enjoy! P.S. - Madonna will ALWAYS matter! (But I know what you mean - fingers crossed regarding her upcoming album. A return to form? Here's hoping.) - uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

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    1. thank you, lovey. sometimes I wonder why I survived and others didn't.

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  11. Always late to the party, but at least it's one to really celebrate. Congrats on this special anniversary. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get to celebrate too, some day. Keep dancin'! Cheers!

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  12. I am very glad you made cancer your bitch! A great reason to celebrate, indeed!

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    1. awwwwwwwwwwww, coming from you after all your trials and tribulations makes me feel special! :)

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