EST. 2009

January 4, 2012

These First-Timers

A BIT OF FUN: Madonna's first-ever talk-show appearance back in 1987.

For my first post of the year, I mulled and mused for three days over what to show or say. I thought about it in the kitchen, on the road, while waiting to fall asleep, while exasperated over the inconveniences of 2012 so far, while having late breakfast, while having even later coffee.

Then last night, while exasperated over the inconveniences of 2012 so far, I thought I'd cheer myself up with some Madonna, my queen, my ultimate. After bouts of nostalgia and emotional outpouring over "Like a Prayer", "Dear Jessie", "Rain", "Oh Father", "Cherish" and other old-time favorites, I came upon a clip I'd have been too young to see and decided to stop thinking about what to post because here's something that put a smile on my face. And that felt good.

Though after quarter life it feels as if most milestones have been reached, most firsts experienced and fond memories already made, there's still much excitement to be had in this seemingly plateau-ed drag of adulthood. We just need to recognize them when they come and make them when they don't.

We're all virgins to something. If there's life, there are firsts.

Now. I really should buy me my first proper bustier.

Madonna on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1987.