Madonna is 49 today, and I remember listening to her when she was 26. To be exact, I remember listening to her on vinyl, in the basement of my parents’ house, with my friend Brian whom I tutored in Spanish. I also remember going to her show at Radio City instead of my high school prom. I hated that high school. Yep, we all had those rubber bracelets. I had 80 and still regret that they got lost during a move. I took the fuzzy picture of Madonna at a concert in July 2006. I went to that concert about an hour after finding Henry at the pound. Madonna’s been with me for a lot of important moments!