I have another confession to make.
Are you ready?
I sure hope so, because it’s a doozy…..
Here I go [here I go, here I go again. 😉 Who gets the reference?]…
For the last week or so? I’ve been stuck in Boy Band Land.
Hush. It’s not that funny. And at least I didn’t go to a concert That Shall Not Be Named. [Truth to be told, I had a great time reading tweets from the ladies who were at the concert. Apparently Day Glo is making a comeback. Don’t believe me? Click that link & look at the pictures.]
Boy Band Land is a wonderful place of sugary pop songs, guys who were supposed to be the fantasy of teenage girls everywhere & well… Jordan Knight vs. Nick Carter vs. Justin Timberlake. I wish I were lying.
I went through phases in my life, much like any other girl. I was definitely going to marry Jordan Knight. In 1990, when he was 20 & I was 6. And then, I was going to marry Brian Littrell [HA! You thought I was a Nick Carter fan, didn’t you?!] in 1996 when he was 21 & I was 12. Then… then I set my sights on Lance Bass. Didn’t matter that deep down, I knew he’d come out one day. And there were generally daggers in my eyes when I thought about Justin Timberlake though after tweeting with one of my friends today, I’m not sure what the heck I was thinking.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for me. There’s a lot of stress going on in my life & I just needed to chill out & listen to music that didn’t do anything else for me than make me laugh or smile. I’m sure Husband was shocked when he got in the van the other day & discovered N SYNC’s first CD. Go listen to Giddy Up with a straight face. I dare you. No, he wasn’t that surprised. I told him exactly why I’d been listening to it, too.
Boy Band Land is one of my happy places, for all of the reasons that I’ve already mentioned. You be honest with me & tell me that hearing a song that says over & over “Hangin’ tough, Hangin’ tough. We’re rough!” doesn’t make you smile even the littlest bit. It doesn’t hurt that the upbeat nature of the songs gets Butter dancing, either. That kid sure can Tear Up Mommy’s Heart. [Bad joke? Yeah, bad joke.]
Other things that don’t hurt about Boy Band Land? This. This is my favorite Christmas song, sung in a beautiful 5 part harmony. If you listen to that & it doesn’t move you in some way, then there’s just nothing that I can do for you. [Plus the leather pants don’t hurt.] Need more proof? Click here. [Let it load & then start it at around 2:50. It’s worth it, I promise.]
I’ve never said that I’m not a dork. If I hadn’t been hugely pregnant or a brand new Mama when NKOTB was in Philadelphia, I’d have gone. No joke. I don’t know that I’d pay to see the Backstreet Boys, but if N SYNC ever gets back together? I’m so there. [Who wants to be my date, because my husband sure as heck isn’t going with me. I know him far too well.]
So… If you need me? I’ll probably be vacationing in Boy Band Land for a few more days. I can’t help but smile when I’m here. I hope you can, too [even if it’s to tease me without mercy].