So earlier, I saw the commercial for the NKOTB concert coming this fall; I decided I am so there. I ran over to Best Buy to pick up a CD. Now given that I had every New Kids album on on tape-that's right, Ladies and Gentlemen, tape-but they only had the greatest hits, so I couldn't get all of them at ones. Well, I guess that is good, since I have to save my money for the ticket. Maybe I need to ransack my storage unit for the tapes. Maybe find a NKOTB t-shirt somewhere. Who's with me?!
As I go to the counter, I have two options of cashiers. Both were 16 meaning that they were not old enough to know them. This theory was proven, when she said she had never heard of this "band". Um, yeah. This HUGELY popular group from before you were a thought in your daddy's perverted little mind!
In the parking lot, I popped in the greatest hits of the loves of my life in my teenage years. Ha! As each song came on, more memories came flooding back. And a million questions.
Where the hell is Sarah Zupfer? We used to spend all our time together. Wondering around the streets in our jean jackets with the pockets sewn so they will hold our walkmans. That we would try to start at the same time, so we would be synced up. Sharing our Big Bop magazines, so I could have the Jordan Knight posters and she could have the Joey McIntyre ones.
The music itself. Why did Jordan sing everything like that? Is this where I developed my affection for overly girly men? Why was everything done on synthesizer? Why did the second Walhberg rap after hearing his big brother attempt it?
Where is the man who will sing things like Baby, I Believe in You? I am going to take a note from my roommie in college and have a very cheesy song for my bridesmaids to walk down to. It may not be as good as her choice of My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, but I know everyone will be singing along with the me. Maybe not pounding their chests with all the emotions.
You absolutely not be angry at the guy going 45 in his Honda cuz the road is wet, when you are singing The Right Stuff!
So many memories that just came rushing back. Made me wonder where that sweet young life went. So much life has happened since then. So many adventures. And practically half my life.
Off to live another 15 years plus years without them.