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Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Right Stuff

So I have this little obsession that started over 20 years ago...it's an obsession with this boy group that was popular in the 80's. They're called NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! Maybe you've heard of them. I type NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! in all caps, with 3 exclamation points at the end, because that's how excited I am about them. You see, they have recently informed the world, via The Today Show, that they are reuniting. And they're going on tour! And boy am I excited. I'm all caps and 3 exclamation points excited.

So amidst my NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! excitement, I registered on their website (http://www.nkotb.com/) so that I can be updated as to when and where they will be touring. And wouldn't you know it, there were no listed dates for Houston, Texas.

"Why, God, WHY???" I screamed out in horror when I read the news that I would not have the chance to see my beloved Joey McIntyre, wearing his hat with no top on it. "Why have you forsaken me???"

Soon, my anger turned to dispair, as I listened to my Hangin Tough CD, alone, in the dark. Tears streaming down my face as I remembered the days as a pre-pubescent girl, going to not one, but two NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! concerts. Oh how I wish I could relive those days again and watch my one and only Joey McIntyre sing the song that I KNOW was meant for me:

"Please don't go giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl..."

But alas, just when I thought that there was no light at the end of the tunnel, my friend from work called me, early one moring, just after I had arrived to my dreaded job.

"Merry Widow, did you hear the news? New Kids On The Block are coming to Houston. October 16."

"What?" I screamed out as I quickly hopped on my computer to comfirm that she wasn't pulling one over on me. "You mean NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!!? I LOVE THEM!"

"ME TOO!" She screamed back at me. "Let's buy tickets!"

I am now happy to report that I am the proud proud owner of 5 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! tickets! Live, and in concert on October 16, 2008. Yes, I bought 5. And no, you can't have one. One is for me, three are for my co-worker and her 2 friends, and the other goes to my BFF of all time. The girl who was standing right by my side when I went to my first AND second NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! concert. She's flying in from Indiana just to see the show. Oh yeah, and to see me too. :-)

It's hard to tell in this picture, but the top of Joey McIntyre's hat is missing. You can sort of see some of his hair poking through the top. He was oh so dreamy back then.

This is them now. Joey is the one on the left. He is still oh so dreamy. And is it me, or is Danny Wood hot now???


posted by The Merry Widow at 12:40 PM |


Commented by Blogger TxDayDreamer:

OMG who are you? We probably talk all the time on Twitter lol, I'm JoesTxGirl on there. Always a Joe girl! And I know what you're talking about with Danny, he is HOT now!!! I didnt think much of him back then but WOW!

November 18, 2009 1:08 AM 

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