I’ve never really understood why people are celebrated on their birthdays. Like, 22 years ago, I didn’t really do anything – it was pretty much all mom. So thanks mom, you done good. I appreciate you.
So. 22. So begins the year of constantly singing TSwift. Okay, fine, that’s pretty much every year for me. But I started off #22 with a Casual Cover of 22, and here’s the funny story. If you manage to watch this cover through 1:39 you’ll see a very important part of our annual camping trip this year: spirit animals. Mariel decided everyone needed a spirit animal for the lake, and there is a shot in my cover of a few of those animals, most notably a giant swan.
Now let’s observe the timeline! I posted my cover video very early on July 3rd. Taylor Swift totally watched my cover video at some point on the 3rd, watched until at least 1 minute and 39 seconds in, then got distracted by the majesty of that swan. She then proceeded to call whoever it is that does awesome stuff for celebrities and goes “I NEED THESE GIANT SWANS IN MY SWIMMING POOL STAT” “also if you can find some unicorns” “and/or flamingos” and the next day at her 4th of July party, she had her very own #swansquad. So my cover totally inspired the swan squad. But TSwift was obviously too busy with her party to acknowledge me as her inspiration, but I forgive her because that’s what friends do. And we’re friends. Right Tay?