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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hangin' Tough

I realize that I'm not 13 year old girl with posters from Teen Beat and Bop hanging all over my bedroom. That ship sailed a long time ago. However, while I was at Walmart tonight I bought the new New Kids on the Block CD. It's true. I really needed to do it. There is something about the New Kids that always turns me into that 13 year old girl. While I no longer dream of becoming Mrs. Knight and I can admit that the dances and songs were a little cheesy, there is still that part of me that reverts to the girl that listened to The Right Stuff on repeat (okay, so I had to rewind it every few minutes on my tape player) and thought of whatever boy I liked at that moment. I had a New Kids scrapbook, I had that huge button to wear on my jean jacket, I made my Dad record them every time they were on TV. I was a fan. A big fan.

While a lot of time has passed and my musical taste has evolved, I can admit that I was excited when I heard of the NKOTB reunion. And it's kind of nice to know that no matter how old I am, I will always be that 13 year old girl. And maybe, just maybe, deep down I do still dream of becoming Mrs. Knight.


Beth said...

I love that you bought NKOTB! Let me know how it is! It's like we're young again... we can watch 90210 and listen to NKOTB!

Cristina said...

I hated NKOTB back in the day because I was into heavy metal (which was no better, hindsight is 20/20 indeed). I can't say I'll buy the comeback album, but I will say that Joey M. went from the most peachfuzz looking babyface punk asking for a punch in the face, to an absolute hottie. Wallberg is looking a little haggard, but the rest of em have aged nicely. What a difference a decade makes!

Rach said...

You are even more priceless than I thought!
And I agree with Beth- NKOTB and 90210- which is even more appropriate that there's a new album out because the new 90210 show started Tuesday! Did you see?

Princess Windpipe said...

Just to let you know, I set up a blog, and I even wrote one!!!! And I missed 90210, I'M PISSED! I wanted to see it bad!

JennyK said...

Oh my goodness, Allison!!
I'm not sure if you remember me, but I went to school with you when we were 13 and totally remember all of us being CRAZY about NKOTB!! Kristie (Cudd, back then) and I went to a NKOTB concert -- my first ever -- in Amsterdam adn screamed our heads off even though we were so far back that the guys looked miniature.
I just hate it when I see them now because they look old, and that means that I'm getting old too!

You have a really nice blog - it's great to see you!!