Hi all, well now both kidos are sick... home from school and feeling like crap :( I fell pretty much the same. I think I am gonna go look for some freebies, but I don't know how far I will get. I wrote this a few days ago and thought I would post it today. It is long- but if you are in the mood for a giggle worth reading :)
If you were around in the 80's you probable looked twice at the title of this post.... And you have probably heard the the late 80's boy band sensation, New Kids On The Block, just released their first CD in about 15 years. I first heard about this reunion a few months ago- and I will admit somewhere inside of me there was a 12 year old girl doing backflips LOL. I was a HUGE NKOTB fan all through junior high- and a closet fan in high school, when it was no longer "cool" to love the New Kids. I had my whole room filled with everything New Kids- posters, sheets, the big buttons, shirts, a jacket, water bottles, books, ect.....
(this is a pic of my room- I think you get the idea- I was so in love!!)
I was totally obsessed!!! When I was 11 (I think) I went to my first NKOTB concert, my second at 12, my third at 13. But the "best day of my life", as it was known for the following 5 or so years, was Dec. 1989.
( this is a scanned in photo of my bible- Not exactly what it was intended for LOL!!!!)
My friend Nicci and I were going to a NKOTB concert that night so I was spending the day with her and her mom. It was right before Christmas and Nicci's mom needed to go get some shopping done, so Nicci and I decided to go with her. For some reason the mall was almost totally empty, Nicci's Mom said we could shop around and meet up with her in 1 hour. We were wandering around talking about which New Kid had the cutest eyes, best smile, ect... when all of a sudden Nicci turned as white as a ghost! She started getting tears in her eyes and stuttering... "The New Kid..." and pointing behind me. "Ha Ha really funny Nicci.", I said- but she was NOT kidding :) I turned around to see all the NKOTB (along with a few huge bodyguards). Crazy, I know- but it is true. We spent the next 30 minutes following them from about 15 feet away and randomly shouting out "I love you Donnie, Joey, Danny, Jordan, John." Poor guys :) The boys decided to separate and we followed Donnie. He had two BIG bodyguards with him. We walked behind him, but had finally stopped shouting. He got on the escalator to head up to the second floor, we got on the escalator- At the top of the escalator he stopped and waited. As we moved closer and closer we began to lose it! He stood there and waited for us to get to the top. He said' Hi, I'm Donnie." (Like we didn't know lol) And shook our hands!! He asked us our names and if we were going to the concert that night. We stuttered out "Ginger, Nicci, and YES!" He said "I'll sing you a song." Then kissed his fingers and gave us the "peace" sign with them. Well, we both totally lost it!!!! But we did stop following him- which I am sure was what he was hoping for :) Nicci's mom found us a minute later, in a panic, we had not shown up to the meeting spot. But quickly forgave us once we told her the reason.
We pulled ourselves together and finished up shopping with Nicci's mom, then went home to get ready for the concert. By the way Donnie didn't sing us a song :) But we didn't care, we floated around on cloud 9 for a long time after that!!! I still get a little excited when I go to the mall and ride that escalator.
So the reunion CD came out last Tuesday- and my wonderful hubby stopped after work and got it for me. Now that is a good man :) heheheh I was afraid it was going to suck.... But it is actually really good! I am sure I will have the words memorized in no time. And if you, like me, have a 12 year old hiding out secretly doing backflips inside you. Don't hide it... Just wave you hands in the air and swing "em like you just don't care! :)