"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Whoa!

Weekly writing assignment from Mama Kat: What was the first CD (or record or cassette) you ever purchased? Write about the way that particular album made you feel then. Write about how it makes you feel now.

Oh, dear. I'm about to embarrass myself.

Remember how just recently you complimented me on my taste in music? You might be eating those words after today's post. Just a warning.

The first cassette I truly remember get excited about belonged to this guy:

That's right - Joey Lawrence. Sigh. He made my little 12-year-old heart flutter. I listened to that tape repetitively. In fact, I still know the words to all of the songs - not a fact I'm particularly proud of, but true, none the less.

I remember feeling so cool as I jammed along to "Nothing My Love Can't Fix." As I watched the video this afternoon, cool wasn't quite the word I'd use to describe my feelings. More like utter mortification. Want to see it for yourself? You know you do.



Okay, so maybe I'm lying. Maybe, just maybe, I secretly still think Joey Lawrence is hot. Maybe I miss hearing him say "Whoa!" on Blossom every week. Maybe I still get that cassette out from time to time and sing along (or maybe I did until I got a new vehicle that doesn't have a cassette player.)

In any case, he's still pretty cute. So maybe I'm slightly justified in my former affection?

Hey, don't judge. I'm sure you have some good ones tucked away in your guilty pleasures file.

22 comments:

Missy said...

Oh Lord! Mine would have to Michael Jackson's Thriller! I am getting so friggin old!

Lacey said...

Okay, who DIDN'T have a huge crush on Joey Lawrence?! I still envy him for having the most ultimate ripped up jeans... He was (and is) so cute! <3

Jenners said...

Did you see him on "Dancing With The Stars" a few seasons back? I know you did ... and I bet you have a big poster of him in your room!

Diane said...

At least your first tape wasn't an 8-track. Like mine was. Sigh.

And he was/is cute.

Mel said...

God Diane's old! 8-tracks? Really? Of course I'm old too because I remember watching him when he was just a tiny little adorable boy on Gimme a Break. Hmmm...what was the first album I ever bought with my own money? I think it was the first Duran Duran album. Yeah, I'm definitely old too.

meredith said...

I swear we were separated from birth! That was also one of the first tapes I had besides NKOTB. Too funny! Blossom just came out on DVD. I begged my husband to buy it for me for my birthday :)

~Meredith

Jen L. said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
My first record (oh yes, it was a record) was the Coal Miner's Daughter soundtrack. I wanted to BE Loretta Lynn. I knew (still know, actually) every word.

Michelle said...

LOL! That must have taken a lot of guts to admit. :)

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

My first record was Michael Jackson's thriller. Too funny!

Dan said...

Got to admit, that is one that slipped right by me. But I see Jenners was tracking him for you, so I don't feel so bad.

Kristen said...

Whoa! My first vinyl was Michael Jackson, before he turned white and his nose fell off. I used to kiss the album cover. Even had a poster. What happened to him?!?

Lorina said...

Haha.. I had the crush too. :)

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I was a mom when he was popular... but he sure is fine now!!! Yowsa!

You don'tknow how Andy Gibb is... do you...

I didn't think so... {{sigh}}

I'm old.

Diane... I had 8 tracks too.. and I remember Joey as a 4 yr old on
Gimme a Break... yikes!

NateAndJakesMom said...

You mean Joey Lawrence isn't cool anymore? Say it ain't so!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

It's ok...most of us liked the cute guys when we were 12...and you are right, he is quiet the cutie...still is in my opinion...

BTW ....LOVE the title of your blog!

Carrie said...

Do you remember when the three Lawrence brothers had a tv show? Too funny!

Summer said...

At least he's cuter than mine. I had Tigra and Bunny. Oh ya, and I tried to memorize all the words so I could "rap" along. I still to this day know every word.

Carrin said...

I think he's way cuter now than he was back then! Whoa!

Heatherlyn said...

Oh, that brought back memories! I can't believe how, looking back, some of the things I thought were so cool seem to be so cheesy now! Fun post!

blueviolet said...

I started to judge you and then I thought back to my first crushes. I'm not judging anymore. I have no room to judge. ;)

Becky said...

LOL, I watched Blossom all. the. time. I was in love with Joey's looks but I need a man with smarts too. Thats why I preferred NKOTB. :-0

Chef E said...

I am not sure why, but just the other day I was telling a friend that some men (boys) sure grow up and mature to be better looking than they were as teen heart throbs...they get rough looking and that just is a turn on...