November 14, 2008

on my ten year reunion with Taylor Hanson...

Attractive, right?

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Who is that undeniably sexy girl, and how can I get to know her?" Well, you silly person, you! You are in luck! Today is your lucky day! Because the girl with the eyes-that-are-hardly-visible is none other than me.

(For the record, I searched a good thirty minutes to find this photo, because I love it that much. And, apparently, I have no shame.)

Ah, yes. I miss those days. Natural hair. Little makeup. Just happy to be seeing the love of my life in concert. That's all it took. This paticular photo was taken on the drive home from the Hanson concert we went to ten years ago, in Seattle. And what is that look on my face, you ask? Well, my friends, that is the look of pure, unadulterated joy.

(Of course, on the flip side, I also refer to this photo as: "The Reason Taylor Hanson Didn't Marry Me Like I Thought He Was Going To, Which Kind of Sucks.")

I like to think that he will find me slightly more appealing when we go to the concert tomorrow night. Now, I know that I'm married, he's married, and we're both leading happy, well-balanced lives. But I tell you this: I may have that very same look of pure, unadulterated joy on my face when I'm watching Taylor Hanson sing tomorrow night, a little more than ten years since the last concert. (I am seriously as giddy as a school girl about it.) And if we were to simply hold each other ever so closely for a few moments? I will not deny my awkward-thirteen-year-old-self. I will simply not deny her.

Because she deserves it. Amen.

22 comments :

  1. Completely understand 100%. You will fall in love with him all over again. I promise. It happened me a few weeks ago. It was amazing. Pure joy.

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  2. i am so beyond excited for you!! i've seen them twice since may, and every single time i revert right back to my 13 year old self... all giddy and giggly and excited.

    i'm so happy you get to go see them!! it's such an amazing show, and you should totally try to do the walk beforehand. my sister did it and said it was amazing.

    have a blast. (i wish i was there!!!)

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  3. Could you be any cuter? Seriously! I remember a similar cheesy grin, squinty eyed photo taken of me in a moment of pure teenage girl joy...only over the New Kids. LOL, I am aging myself. Hope you have an amazing time at the concert!!

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  4. awwww, Is all I can say! how cute are you?!

    You go get 13 year old you that hug!

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  5. Aw! I love your little 13 year old picture with your cute little eyes that are so small because your smile is SO big! :)
    And who can forget this line?
    "And if we were to simply hold each other ever so closely for a few moments?" Thanks for the giggle!

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  6. Hilarious! I'm a wee bit older than you so the boy who was going to marry me was Donnie from New Kids but I totally understand. I stood in line (or slept in line I should say) for their concert because it was first come seating. Sitting 7th row center at the NKOTB concert was one of the highlights of my adolescence! Have a wonderful time!!!!! :)

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  7. I was like that when I saw New Kids in September - it was like I was 10 again, watching them on stage, and screaming my ever-loving head off.

    It was, quite possibly, the best concert of my entire life.

    Me, at almost 30, totally googly-eyed over 5 40-year-old men.

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  8. I'm jealous.

    I adored Hanson until I was 14, when Nsync took my heart.

    I ended up going to THREE Nsync concerts, but never a Hanson one. (Mostly because I was living in Thailand from age 10-14. Apparently Hanson didn't come to South East Asia. What up with that, Hanson?)

    Anyway, have fun! (I'm still jealous. I couldn't find anyone to go with me when they came to Cleveland!)

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  9. omg this is the funniest post i've ever read. i can totally relate. i looked exactly like that at that time too.

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  10. haha aw you are cute and 13 year old me is very jealous because I never got to see them!

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  11. Oh God... How many photos EXACTLY LIKE THIS do I have of myself?? I miss those days! I hope you have a blast at the show -- those boys are definitely a good time.

    New reader, here, but I love your site already! :)

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  12. Oh my goodness - you look sooo happy! I would have loved to see Hanson. I remember I use to play the song Lucy over and over again. Have fun at the reunion ;)

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  13. That's so amazing!

    Have an awesome time, if you cry when they take the stage we won't tell anyone.

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  14. Mmm...bop! I loved Hanson as well (and of course Taylor was the only cute one!) Hope you had a blast at the concert!

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  15. you are so cute it is outta control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have so much fun!

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  16. Oh my goodness! This is awesome! Who wasn't a fan of Taylor back in the day? Back around that time I was also obsessed with Jonathan Taylor Thomas too. Two major hotties!!! :-)

    Have fun at the concert!

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  17. Can I just tell you how completely AWESOME it is that you're going to see Hanson again!!!! I was IN LOVE with Taylor when I was about 13 (i think...)! LOL!!! My friends and I painted her moms mini van with shoe polish and wrote "WE LOVE HANSON" all over it and the "HANSON FAN VAN" and on the back it said "HONK IF YOU LOVE HANSON!!!" Once we got closer to the concert ALL THE CARS WERE BEEPING AT US!! HAHA! Oh good memories... Have fun at the concert and take tons of pictures!!!!!

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  18. OH MY GOSH GIRL! I LOVED Hanson! LOL!!!! It was soo sad! Now I look back and think they looked liek little girls!

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  19. lolol, that is so cute. And, you have a cool necklace too. Damn, it's a mystery why he didn't marry you...

    You must be super excited to be reunited, haha.

    Lovely post.

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  20. Eeek! You are too cute! I love that you posted this picture!

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  21. That is the most adorable picture ever!

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  22. 13-year-old you is soooo cute. hehe. I love that picture!!

    And to think, Taylor totally missed out at the concert. his loss, I say!

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