Saturday, May 17, 2008

Blast from the Past

1988-A pleasantly plump 9 year with bad hair is introduced to a whole new concept-"The Boy Band." New Kids on the block (or NKOTB) released Hangin' Tough in 88' and her life was forever changed. The bedroom that had once contained simple white walls and the purple unicorn bedspread was quickly over run with posters of all the "kids".....Jordan (*sigh*), Donnie, Danny, Jonathan, and Joey. One failed attempt at getting tickets to a sold out concert and several #1 hits later, NKOTB disappeared and it didn't seem like things would ever be the same.

2008-Fast forward several years and not a lot has change. The same girl....even more pleasantly plump and with hair that has significantly improved, is sitting at her computer watching NKOTB on the Today Show with the same silly butterflies in her stomach. Jordan is still her favorite! Now, granted, she did wait for her husband to leave so she could watch the video in silence and he wouldn't make fun of her when she squealed because they did the cute Hangin' Tough dance but still, it has been worth the wait. The only thing that would make this comeback even better would be a little redemption in getting her hands on a couple of concert tickets. *sigh* Since the only nearby concert is in Atlanta on a Wednesday night, it isn't going to happen but it is still nice to relive those years. Whether it's the plump 9 year old or the plump 29 year old, a lot of things have changed, some things never will and I still love NKOTB!!!!!!!!
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5 comments:

Crystal said...

AMEN, sister!!! I'm right there with you. =)

Emily said...

I'm "Hangin' Tough" and hoping we will get our hands on those tickets, without missing church! NKOTB fo-life!!!

erin said...

I am SO right there with you! Now, we can sing and squeal to Summertime, which I am LOVING!! :)

Teale said...

i was singing so loud to the tv... la la la la, la la la TONITE!

Paul said...

All the guys at church are going to see the Spice Girls when they get back together.