Hello All! I know that it has been way to long since I have posted. Please forgive me. Things have been very busy on the homefront. Been busy planning a celiac conference and making last minute trips to Atlanta. Some of you know the story but for those of you who don't...let me share. My little brother (all 6'2" of him) is deploying to Iraq in Oct. So with this news I booked a last minute ticket to be able to see him before he leaves. A HUGE thank you to my husband for spending the last few days of his vacation to stay home with the kids so I could spend a few days with my brother. It was a very bittersweet weekend. I love my brother and I am so very proud of him for what he is doing for his country. He is leaving his wife and 4 kids to do his job. He sees this all as doing nothing more than his job.You may or may not agree with the war in Iraq or the fighting in Afghanastan but please PLEASE support our men and women. As the plaque on my brothers fireplaces says. "If You Don't Stand Behind Our Troops....You Might As Well Be Standing In Front Of Them"
***We take a break from our regularly scheduled program to bring you this LUNATIC!***
OK here's the story: a girl was out with friends having drinks on King St (in Toronto ). This guy approaches her and won't leave her alone -saying how cute she is. She finally gives in and hands the guy her business card to get rid of him. The attached is an MP3 file of not one, but TWO voicemails this guy left. This goes down in the history books - especially the second voice mail. After hearing them you can clearly see why she didn't call him back - instead she called in to the Z103.5 morning show & had them play this on the air. Ladies: He is out there...just waiting to be snatched up!!!
Yeah that's my thoughts on the whole Jon being stalked....are you NOT following him on Twitter?! I've not checked twitter in 2 days...first time I've not checked in like 5 months on a near daily basis...and the whole FREAKIN' NKOTB WORLD FALLS APART! lol...what the halibut!?
We're enderingly called "Stalkerfest" let me be clear ladies---STALKING is NOT OK!! actually it's against the law. LOL...we call it that just cuz it's silly. We're actually HORRIBLE stalkers---we can't find them----EVER! Just when we think we're on to something---they've twittered that they're somewhere else! go figure. I just wanted to clarify that we don't actually "STALK" them...in fact we "frown" on that...we belive that they are NKOTB when their in NKOTB mode, but outside that they're just people with lives that deserve respect...
.am I right here?? or no!? I mean I'm not a celebrity---yet! *bwhahahahah....hee hee...ok ok, fine, never* but if I WERE famous, I think I'd appreciate some privacy---except when I was in that "mode" so to speak.
I'm not sure what happened, he-said-she-said...but I know that if it were some random encountering I wouldn't think Jon would have gotten so upset and threatened to take away his tweets (which is just a horrible thought!)
Guess not everyone was raised like I was...to each their own...but I hope that a few don't ruin it for the rest. It's just not right--but I understand it...I just don't LIKE it :)
ON A LIGHTER NOTE!!!!
I got my winning B-club tee shirt autographed by Donnie!!! EEEKKK! *THUNK* I heart that boy!!!
That's me....(wouldn't Donnie and I make a perfect couple--come on! no hating..you know we would!!!) LOL...if you look closely you can see his signature in silver. I was loathe to put it on and mess it up but I pushed through and got a photo....then quickly took it off and loving folded it and placed it in my drawer---honestly what should I do with it?? I wanna frame it but I know my husband would think I lost my very last marble :) but stuffing it in a drawer for ever and ever just seems WRONG!! on soooo many levels! LOL
Hi Guys!!! how was your summer?! wow it's been so long since I've posted anything about NKOTB here...but never fear, I've been faithfully following, stalking and drooling like ya'll have! :) So as I sit here eating my daughters "nerds" candies (which I totally shouldn't be doing) I couldn't help but wonder where my muse is for this blog.
Oh yeah, right...there he is!! After a fun filled spring/summer of NKOTB related items, family
vacations, and breaking up sibling fights, school is back in session and can I just say THANK THE GOOD LORD IN HEAVEN!!! the fights were really driving me to my breaking point...how many times can one woman hear "Moooo---oooommm!" before she locks herself in the bathroom for 8 1/2 hours straight? What, like you've never done that?!
But even more exciting than not listening to my kids fight it I actually have "down" time now to post some more blog entries and pictures! I know....so exciting!!!
First...let's recap, shall we?
October 08--NKOTB-Minneapolis/St. Paul the first time I saw them on stage in 15 years!!! Also, the beginning of some amazing friendships!! Krystal (KG), Kris, Vanessa...meet them all in St
Paul that weekend. :) Not only that but we meet the NEW KIDS at the meet and greet!!! Life long dreams coming true right then and there!! amazing! :)
March 09--NKOTB Hidalgo, TX...this rinky-dink town shocked me by getting NKOTB down here. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!! I got passes for a M*G off the radio (thanks to my wonderful hubby who won them for me) and meet my boy Donnie again!! (the other 4 were there too, I just didn't get to meet them again) LOL who cares though--DONNIE was just *SIGH* amazing.
April--NKOTB, Winnipeg, Canada
Stacey and KG took their girls to this show...and had a fantastic time!! I wish I could have gone, but I'm glad they were able to go :)
May--1st annual cruise with NKOTB
Stacey and I went with a fellow stalker Becca...we had a blast...stacey had some amazing luck and I'm very happy for her! As a dedicated fan she totally deserved it and more! I missed my photo op with Donnie--but---before you get all teary eyed like I did...(you know I'm lying I
flat out cried my eyes out) I will get another chance...but I'm getting ahead of myself. Another
photo op and I got ballsy and asked for a kiss from Donnie---after a few moments of teasing me he finally nodded ever-so-slightly and I pounced. (hey you don't have to tell me twice!!) before the bodyguards decended on me and I high-tailed it outta there, ignoring 4 others...again.
June--Chicago NKOTB concert
This was a weekened filled with friends, laugh and so much nkotb love it was shocking I left to come back home. My friends are the best ever...I love them all to death. Kris tried to kill us, KG talked our ears off, and everyone put up with my snoring! really what could be better?? oh yeah following Jon's tour bus through freaking CHICAGO and INDIANA!!! LOL...some great memories and even better friends were made that weekend all thanks to NKOTB! :) (did I mention we had amazing seats!?) No meeting or photo op here...bummer...but really I can't
complain it was super fun and I would do it all again in a heartbeat...even the Exit ramp at 75!
August---I won an autographed B-Club tee shirt by Donnie Wahlberg.
Also, I booked a spot on the 2nd annual NKOTB cruise!!!!!
All in all it's been an amazing year (almost) filled with NKOTB and friends...it's a simple reminder that life is what you make it. There's money to be made, houses to be cleaned, kids to be taken to school, dinners to cook, jobs that are demanding our time...but deep down inside...there's that teenage girl banging on the heart door to let her come out and play. When we listen and let her
out we're suddenly transported back to a simpler time...a time when THE crucial thing that day was "what do I wear!" Let her out! Come out and play, take a break..know that when you get back everything will be there waiting for you--but in the time you are gone, you've made memories, friends and most importantly you've made contact with YOURSELF again.
Remember the kid inside:
I'll be here more often now that I have some kids in school...more pictures, more stories, and of course more of my endless, mindless chatter about nothing, like how I LOVE their tweets! How I love the tweetpics! How I adore his "WOOOOO!" cuz I love the Nature boy's Wooooo! so i can totally hear him saying it! LOL...it's always been a fun ride...now that we're old and can appreciate it more--it's even more thrilling!! THANK YOU NEW KIDS!!! Until next time...enjoy some NKOTB pictures! :) (I'm gonna go refill the cup of NERDS!)
Jon's latest Twitpic...
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June 2: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena ) June 3: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center) June 4: Boston, Mass (TD Garden) June 5: Philadelphia, Penn. (Wells Fargo Center) June 7: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre) June 8: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre) June 9: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre) June 11: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum) June 12: East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center) June 15: Pittsburgh, Penn. (Consol Energy Center) June 16: Detroit, Mich. (The Palace at Auburn Hills) June 17: Chicago, Ill. (United Center) June 18: Chicago, Ill. (United Center) June 21: Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena) June 22: Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena) June 24: Lafayette, La. (Cajondome) June 25: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center) June 26: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center) June 30: Phoenix, Ariz. (US Airways Center) July 1: Los Angeles Calif. (Staples Center) July 2: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion) July 3: Las Vegas, Nev. (Mandalay Bay Events Center) July 8: Tacoma, Wash. (acoma Dome) July 9: Vancourver, British Columbia (Rogers Arena)
Our story is simple. We've been friends since our Junior year in High school. I (Janelle) walked into class wearing (PROUDLY) my NKOTB tee shirt, Stacey saw me and started talking to me. The rest...is HISTORY!! best friends ever since! we roomed together in College, were there for the each other during the births of our kids (Well most of them! LOL) and have to talk almost daily or we go through withdrawl! She's my sister if not by blood--then by BOND!