Sunday, February 03, 2008

I'm kind of scared of what this means

OK, remember last year when Kurt Vonnegut died and suddenly everyone I knew was coming out as a Kurt Vonnegut fan and going into mourning and blogging about it and texting me about this great loss, and I was like, "Wow, who knew I had so many Vonnegut fans among my friends?"

Well, this past week I have discovered the same phenomenon with another recent announcement. Multiple friends have passionately reacted to the news, spreading it far and wide, breathless with anticipation, can't contain their excitement, rejoicing because New Kids on the Block have announced they will reunite.

Um, hello?

I think "Wow, who knew I had so many NKOTB fans among my friends?" goes without saying. But the scariest thing of all? Yes, these outbursts of Vonnegut fandom and NKOTB fandom have in fact come from many of the same people.

The mind boggles.

In other news, I can't tell you how much I am enjoying this weekend: Brian and I both have Saturday AND Sunday off from work, school, everything. Sure, I still have tons to do, but it is so refreshing to have a "normal" weekend for once with only fun scheduled obligations, and all the not-as-fun obligations able to be fit in whenever I choose to schedule them. And tonight of course we will be heading to our friends' house to watch a little football game. Go Pats! But if you're thinking of trademarking the phrase "19-0" you have been beaten to the punch, just to let you know. And not by the Patriots, either. The bad news of the weekend is that I may have broken my thumb playing dodgeball. Oh well, it can't be all good all the time, now can it?

1 comment:

Catherine said...

I wasn't one of the Vonnegut people you mentioned but as one of your friends who has publicly and gleefully proclaimed her excitement over the possibility of an NKOTB reunion, I have to say that my reaction stems from a feeling of nostalgia, as in "Aw, I loved them SO much back in the day!" I know full well that should something happen with the group, it just won't be the same as it was when I was young, but I still can't help but be excited about it. It's nothing like my utter joy over the Spice Girls reunion and concert, which was AWESOME, by the way.

And YES - I did buy the ringtone for "The Right Stuff" for my cell phone. HELL YES I DID.