Do you ever have days that by the time you crawl into bed you feel more full of joy than usual? Well, today was one of those days for me. As I reflect on my day I am quickly realizing that nothing over-the-top or out of the ordinary happened. Simply stated, my life makes me happy.
Ok, maybe I lied a little. Something special did happen today. Justin Timberlake released an album- The 20/20 Experience. Although I was running quite late for work after my Rotary meeting this morning, I still decided to make a quick stop by Target to pick it up. Most of my music purchases nowadays are done online, and a friend of mine commented that picking up a CD was so 1998; but honestly, I kind of wanted to look at the CD insert. I know, how teenage of me. Even when I checked out, only item in hand was a Justin Timberlake CD, and it was only 8:30am, the lady checking me out said, “Oh, you are getting one of those?” Well DUH lady!
I also picked up a Skinny Vanilla Latte from the Target’s Starbucks to seal the deal that today was the most fabulous morning of 2013 so far. I enjoyed listening to the smooth tunes of JT for my whole commute. I even spilled my latte in my new (to me) car, but that type of thing couldn’t ruin what I have been waiting for for seven long years. SEVEN years. Can you believe it has been that long since JT brought his SexyBack (side bar: that is still one of my favorite songs.) with FutureSex/LoveSounds?
I continued to listen to the CD, on repeat, ALL day long. No joke. The office was almost empty so I worked, listened, and swooned the whole day. And if that wasn’t enough I was even reminded by a friend that The 20/20 Experience Volume 2 is due out this November. Bah. I love 2013.
And for a quick, legit review that leaves behind my eternal (He makes me feel 16 again!) love for JT, my initial thoughts were lukewarm. The 20/20 Experience is NOT what you’d expect. It is definitely a different sound than what most JT fans are used to. However, as I continued to listen and hear more and more each time, I decided, I am a forever fan of all works JT.
Yep, couldn’t keep my bias out no matter how hard I tried.