Hey there, it’s Friday’s High Five!

Friday's High Five


I turned 45 on Saturday and while attempting to convince myself that 45 isn’t that old, it occurred to me that the number 45 has held some great significance and should be celebrated rather than mourned so here’s Friday’s High Five for this week:

1.  The 45:

Sure, some of you don’t even know what a 45 is (it’s a record) and it was the first piece of music that I bought with my own money.  I was 9 years old and bought “Funkytown” by Lipps, Inc.  I played that record to death and even now when I hear it, it makes me smile.

Lipps, Inc., Funkytown

2.  4-5 seconds by Rihanna featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney:

Do I like this song so much?  No, but I liked the number reference so I’m including it in the High 5. How do you feel about this collaboration? Personally, I think it’s strange.

3.  Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls number was 45 for one season.

Michael Jordan, 45, Chicago Bulls

I’m going to my first professional basketball game today (the Brooklyn Nets vs. the LA Lakers).  Wild Boy has become obsessed with all things sports and all teams New York so we’re off to the game tonight.

Brooklyn Nets, basketball

I’ve learned more about professional sports in the last year than in all of my years combined due to my little boy.  It is amazing how much my child loves sports – all sports and all sports statistics.

I’m sure when Jay, Wild Boy and I walk into the Staples Center in our Nets gear, we’ll be welcomed with open arms.  If I don’t publish on Tuesday, you’ll know what happened to me.

I didn’t know that Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, did you?

4.  4 more weeks of Physical Therapy x twice a week.  I’m calling that 45.

Maybe it’s a stretch to call 4 more weeks (x twice a week) of PT a 45 but I’m calling it that.  I went to the orthopedist today and while he said I’m better, I’m not over the hump yet (I’ll also interpret that to mean I’m not over the hill in age either).  I’m standing upright but still curved a bit to the right due to my still spasming QL muscle.

I’ll be continuing my PT exercises but I’ll also be exploring some other outlets during this rehabilitation time so stay tuned for more.  This is one the orthopedist recommended I try.

5.  Duran Duran’s current line-up is kind of 4.5 = 45 

Duran Duran, Dom Brown

Duran Duran were originally a five member band – John, Nick, Simon, Andy and Roger.  Andy has left the group and Dom Brown has replaced him but Dom is not an official member of the line-up so in my mind, this 4.5 type of thing is yet another sign of 45 being an awesome and fabulous number.

In case you haven’t read the reviews of the recent WarChildUK concert, it seems that the boys killed it.  We are waiting for a similar (or any real show) stateside.  Hint!  Hint!

I’ll be working in San Diego next week so posting may be sporadic.  

I hope to get some blogging done but in case I don’t, consider yourself warned.

How was your week?  What was the first single/album/CD that you ever bought?