Ok, I have a confession to make. I LOVE New Kids on the Block. I know what your thinking, what a dork! but its true! I do. And I don't care cause I know I'm a dork but thats what makes me, ME.
It started out in about 10th grade for me. My friend Tina was what you could call a little obsessed with them. She had all the posters, the tapes, the video tapes, the magazines, the pins, buttons, dolls, fake backstage passes, everything! She would sing all of their songs on the radio but she wouldn't stop there. She had a passion for little Joey Joe so everytime a song, any song, not just one of theirs, would say the word you she would swap it for Joe. At first I thought I was just hearing her wrong but then it became quite amuzing to see how she could make any song into a love song to her man. My favorite was a Mariah Carey song, Emotions. Imagine this: Joe's got me feeling emotions deeper than I've ever dreamed of.... Cute right?
Well it started with me sharing a ride to my first ever concert. We were on our way and I let it be known that I had only ever heard their first album. Tina freaked! How could I be a fan and not have heard the latest and the greatest!?! Well she must have decided at that point that I was her mission. From then on we ate drank slept NKOTB. By the end of a few short months I'd say that I could compete with her on who could out obsess who.
Soon afterward my family and I moved to Georgia and I had lost my fellow fan friend. We would write and call and she even came for a short visit but it wasn't the same. She would talk less and less about Joe and she became all about that guy who sang Rico Suave, I think his name was Gerardo or something. Anyway, I felt all alone in my love for the Kids. About that time I stopped hearing about them and they just kinda faded away. There was no one to share my love for them with so I moved on.
Flash forward to the present and the news that the Kids were getting back together. O. M. G!! I am so psyched! I couldn't believe it! Finally some good news in this messed up world! lol. I have been so excited about this but one problem....I had no one to share this excitement with! Tina has dissappeared into my long list of long lost friends and as much as I hate to admit this, I don't really have too many friends living waaaay out here in this little mountain town. Everybody I have tried to share my excitement with has just kinda given me that are you serious look. Yes! I'm serious. I still love the New Kids.
Just when I thought that I was alone on this I found this: Desperately Seeking Sanity's Bloggy Giveaway. I have finally found another dork to share my excitement with! Can you believe it!?! They really do exist! lol. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed reading her blog and seeing all the references to NKOTB. It makes me feel like a teenager again. Only this time no acne!
Not only did I enter her bloggy giveaway, I WON!!! I think I won her over with my masterful reinterpretation of Donnie's rap from the song No More Games. Or I could have just been the random name picked out of a hat, who cares? I don't! All I know is that I won an awesome prize and have gained a new friend. Who could ask for more?
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