Thank You Dad, Mom, Alison and Rod Stewart

26 Sep


As you are aware, my 28th birthday is Monday.  I’ve been thinking about life and all the people I should thank for helping to shape me as a human being. As it turns out, there are only about four people to thank, so why not do so in a post.


1 and 2. Patricia and Dennis. They made a mistake in their late 30s and I was the result. You’re welcome, world.



3. Alison. The friend I’ve had since I was 11 who never judges anything I do, and I don’t judge anything she does. When we were kids, while all the other 11 year old girls were doing normal things, Alison and I were in the back of my mom’s blue station wagon shouting the lyrics to Rod Stewart songs while eating chicken nuggets and not giving even a single fuck. It was weird. We’re still pretty weird.



4. Rod Stewart. He taught me that young hearts gotta run free, be free, live free and that time is on, time is on my side. He also taught me that I have a thing for older men. You’re welcome, older men.



I am going to shout the song below in the car on the way home from work today. I bestow upon thine ears, the gift of Rod Stewart (and please check out the drummer):



41 Responses to “Thank You Dad, Mom, Alison and Rod Stewart”

  1. Maggie O'C September 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I also love Rod Stewart (duh) but not Maggie May. And that photo of him makes me squeamish. I like the OLD Rod Stewart, the currently OLD one.


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

      Duh! That makes me so happy. We would be good pals.


  2. mikeakin1 September 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Happy Birthday when it happens! 🙂 Rod Stewart…what a great entertainer! He has produced so many great songs over the years. He’s the gift to music that keeps giving. lol And hats off to your parents for bringing you into this crazy mixed up world of ours. And a special thanks to Alison; a good friend. “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” Aristotle


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

      Thanks, Mike. That Aristotle was on to something (or even a few things!)


      • mikeakin1 September 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

        Yes he was lol


  3. sweetmother September 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    happpppy beeeeeeday! and this post is filled with awesomesauce! xoxo, sm


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm #



  4. Le Clown September 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    La La,
    I’m countdown timer is on. Be ready to hear happy birthday from all social media platforms when all clocks’ handles hit………….
    Your friend,


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

      Here’s hoping you perform Rod Stewart *crosses fingers*


  5. Frivolous Monsters September 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    You look like your Mum a bit then? Your parents look so young then, where has all the time gone?

    And, even though I don’t have the sense of proportion, that’s exactly the sort of stuff that I imagine 11 year old girls do! So what the hell were the “normal” ones doing???


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

      I’m a mix between the two, I think.

      The cool kids were doing that too, but with boy bands and modern music. Rod Stewart isn’t exactly my generation.


  6. Carrie Rubin September 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Hmmm, I’ve never considered sexy and Rod Stewart in the same sentence except for that awful song where he asks if I think he’s sexy, and I say ‘no.’ But, well, to each her own… 😉

    Happy Birthday, you endearingly weird little chickadee!


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      Thank you!!!! Iiiif you want my body AND you think I’m sexy…


  7. becca3416 September 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Okay, this is getting ridiculous. My very first concert EVER was Rod Stewart, and I remember being pissed I didn’t get to touch his ball. The soccer ball he had launched into the audience that is.


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      My initial thought was, “wait, he only has one?!” Haha. So awesome! I had a dream we made an 80s workout video. Isn’t that weird/an amazing idea?


      • becca3416 September 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

        That’s awesome! Like a mix between a Jane Fonda tape and an Olivia Newton John music video? Count. Me. IN.


    • mikeakin1 September 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

      My first thoughts too, only one lol


  8. becca3416 September 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm #



  9. stuffitellmysister September 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    Well, I’ll be outta pocket on Monday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! ♫ ♪ ♫ paula ♥


  10. aparnauteur September 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Happy Birthday, jolie 🙂 Can we look forward to another drunken post on b’day?


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

      Oooh good idea!!! I like your thinking 🙂 and thank you!


  11. Kathy V. September 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rod Stewart is lucky to have you.


  12. Pete Armetta September 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Happy birthday!


  13. Gus Sanchez September 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    A shout-out for Vinny Appice!

    He’s the drummer in that video, in case you’re wondering.


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

      Oh my god, you’re awesome! Of course I was wondering. You deserve a prize or something!


      • Gus Sanchez September 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

        Actually, that’s Carmine, not Vinny, Appice. My bad.


  14. sirrah September 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Hap pee birthday!
    U R so Be-you-tee-ful ♫=♪=♫=♪


  15. Maddie Cochere September 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Happy Birthday, La La! Hope the celebration starts Friday after work and cruises on into Monday! Your parents were super cute! “Hot Legs!” And my husband was given a Rod Stewart wig for his birthday a few years ago. He and his awesome whiteness looked great in it! 🙂


    • La La September 27, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      Thank you Maddie, you’re so sweet!


  16. jaymers September 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Happy birthday! What makes you luckier–awesome friend, mom & dad who procreated or Rod the Bod? Have a great birthday!


    • La La September 27, 2012 at 10:21 am #

      Too many options! Haha…Rod the Bod.


  17. Christopher De Voss September 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    I met Rod Stewart and Rachael Hunter once…funny thing was…Rod looked better in person. Rachael looked a little run down.


    • La La September 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

      Hopefully he was wearing those green pants!


  18. calahan September 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Your parents look awesome in those pictures.


  19. dee dee September 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Thanks for finding the creepiest picture of Rod Stewart. My eyes are bleeding.


    • La La September 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      de nada


  20. Carolina Courtland September 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Happy Birthday, La La!! You’re one of the funniest girls I’ve ever met.


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