Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pitter Pat

I just watched Oprah 's episode on Teen Heartthrobs and I'm still grinning like a twelve year old. It got me thinking of all those posters on my walls and Teen Beat magazines and button pins on my jeans jacket. The first poster I had on my wall, when I was really young, was of good old Bo Duke (John Schneider) just leaning back on his car and grinning like a mule eating briers. Yes, I guess I am a southern girl at heart. But I would have to say it was John Taylor of Duran Duran who first gave me that giddy teen feeling that he was looking at only ME when he coyly glanced at the camera in those early MTV videos. I also remember writing in my diary that I was going to marry Ricky Schroeder some day. Then came New Kids On The Block and I was actually one of those girls who stalked their hotel when they came to town, praying for a glimpse of Joey or Donny, because surely if they saw me, they'd fall in love with me too:) When I got a few years older it was al about Corey Haim and Patrick Dempsy -- I've always been a sucker for a crooked grin on a charming nerd (ahem, I'm looking at you, Ryan!) It's so awesome that no matter how many years old you are, when you hear one of those songs that first made your heart skip a beat, you still feel exactly that age again...I might have gotten rid of those mall bangs, but I'll never get rid of the memories of the hours spent listening to WILD BOYS by my beloved Duran Duran and YOU'VE GOT IT by those adorable New Kids on the Block. My husband pretty much sealed the deal that he was my real life heartthrob when he made me a video of YOU'VE GOT IT, playing all the New Kids himself (complete with awesome vests and high tops) heart still skips a beat at the thought! Yes, I'm thankful for that pitter patter feeling and for all those cute boys for each generation, from The Beatles to Bieber who helped to make those awful awkward years alot more bearable.


  1. I remember that poster!!! And that you liked John Taylor. :) I skipped NKOTB. Patrick Swayze and Mikhail Baryshnikov were my crushes in junior high and high school. I'm right with you on the cute nerds. Patrick Dempsey in Can't Buy Me Love still makes me melt a little. Can't forget Johnny Depp! I still have crushes on celebrities.

  2. Who you calling a nerd?!

    Great little trip down teen heart throb memory lane. At the height of my MTV days I had some girls scream "I love you Ryan" at me while playing in a celeb charity basketball game. I screamed "I love you too" right back and they squealed. Ha! Heart throb for about 3 minutes... but heart throb nonetheless ;)