I was in NYC this weekend and Friday night met up with my new BFF Jill who I met at the U2 conference last month. Our plan was to try and see U2 leaving the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame gig at Madison Square Garden. She’s had some impressive stalking success in the past year so it seemed like we had a good shot. To make a long story short – we did not see U2 but we did see Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, and Shania Twain (among others) live and in the flesh.
But it was OK because earlier in the night she gave me the most awesome birthday gift EVER. It is really going to be tough topping it. First off – she and I share all-consuming obsessions with U2 (ahem Larry Mullen Jr. cough) and The Killers (ahem Brandon Flowers cough). She works in a bakery and we joked that she should make some birthday cupcakes to give LMJ should we see him.
But instead I got the birthday cupcakes which were Larry Mullen Jr. THEMED and they were both awesome and delicious! I bet even he didn’t have his own themed cupcakes for his birthday! Take that Mr. Rock Star!
But before I even got to those, there was the box they came in: she made me a Brandon Box!! Decorated with feathers, sparkly stuff and glitter – all things Mr. Flowers is fond of!:
I full on admit I nearly burst into tears when I started to unwrap this. Do you know what it means, when you are obsessive, to have someone else just as obsessed as you are? That nothing you say or do or think is too far out there? That they make you Crush Crafts and Obsession Themed Desserts?? Well I’ll tell you: it means a hell of a lot. I’ve been waiting for years for someone who loves Larry as much as I do – I literally had to wait for her to be born to find my Sister Obsessive in Larry Mullen Jr. love!!
Seeing LMJ right in front of me would have been amazing. But sitting in Times Square in the middle of the night eating said cupcakes and slurping overpriced Starbucks milk while giggling hysterically as the feathers on this box waved in the breeze was pretty fucking awesome in itself.