May 28, 2009

Jordans cupcake

Well.. not one.. but a few.. and some twix too.
It's been so long since i had the time to update the blog i think it deserves some new (well they are old but haven't been published yet) captions. So here: part 3 of my huge caption collection.
You know the deal, if you see some pictures taken by you and want the credit or want them off the blog let me know.
To see all the pictures just click on the picture and you'll be redirected to the gallery
Jordans Cupcake

May 19, 2009

The Life of a Blockhead

( Thank you Cheri for writing this)
We wake up in the morning, and we see their faces. They’re looking so good, everything’s in place!
No, really, being a blockhead is a very special, very rewarding experience. Unless you’re a Blockhead…you just don’t get it. It’s not like being a fan of say, Metallica, or 50 Cent. It’s not even like being a Fanilow. Blockheads are in a class of their own.
Blockheads get certain perks, like long lasting friendships, meet-ups, and after/before parties. We get videos and blogs. We even get cruises! The concerts are off the hook, and don’t get me started on the tweeting.
The day I realized this truly was something special was the day Donnie Wahlberg said in an interview “You know, all the fans keep telling us thank you for coming back, but they are the ones that deserve the thanks.”
That just blew me away. Us? Thanks? For what? Showing up? Without THEM, none of this would be possible. Without their families giving up time with their men. Without THEM giving up parts of their lives. And he wants to thank US? I just don’t get that. I can’t understand why us? They give up SO much, we just show up! The sacrifices they have made…
When you’re a blockhead you learn certain terminology like ‘Macanatomy’ and ‘Jontourage’. If you don’t know what ‘Jordangate’ or ‘Onlinegate’ is, you’re not a blockhead. Ever hear of the GML Divas? Do you see an owl and chuckle? How about Toni Spelelli or Watson? Don’t even get me started on TINK!
Do you see a picture of Joe in his Joker pants circa 1990 and think…omg, I have to post that in fashion disasters! (I would have picked the leather pants/net shirt combo, but to each their own…).
NKTV, “Let’s Get This” ,Jared, Twisted, “That’s how we roll”, Brownies, manscaping, “Leave Jon alone!”, right click SAVE!, mystery men, green lights, chocolate covered New Kids, palm fronds, bus stalking, the trinity church, HALLA!, facetime… all blockhead related. We get it. And that’s all that matters. We change words like Starbucks to Stahbucks. Supersoakers into supahsoakers, tractors into Tractahs. We rename body parts like ‘donnie’s onion’, the ‘macbooty’, we say ‘oh my Jord’ and ‘Oh Snap!’ Don’t understand? It’s ok. It’s a blockhead thing.
Above all that fun, there’s something more. There’s something better. There’s love. Love is the key to being a blockhead. You love your sistahs, you love the guys. And guess what? They love us back. And they make sure we know it! THAT’S where other groups, other celebs, fail. They just assume, they pass us by without even a glance. The guys…they look at us and wink. They smile, they do the LIP BITE and make us melt into a puddle of goo. And they do it knowing what effect it has. The power they hold in their hands! They say HI, they wave, they sign autographs and pose for pics. They blog, they take videos, they tweet, they shout out to us making us feel special. It never ends with them. Always something new, always above and beyond. THAT’S why we do it. THAT’S why we show up. THAT is what keeps us coming back for more!
So you think you know what a blockhead is? I doubt it. But it’s ok. You don’t NEED to understand. It’s our thing. It’s special to us. It’s sacred. We know we’re in our 30’s. We know we’re acting giddy and childish. It’s all in fun! It’s not real. It’s all in fun. It’s our escape. It’s OUR thing.
Watching twisted over and over, tweeting Joe 3000 times to get him to number one, writing radio stations angry letters because they wont play our guys, flaming a certain a-hole who talks smack on Jon, staying up until midnight to see what our next mission is, waiting for 6 days out in front of the Today Show studio IN THE RAIN so we can be sure to get the best seats… we do what we have to do… THEY do, we should too! It’s the LEAST we could do.
This has been an amazing year. Dreams were fulfilled; there were hugs and tears, smiles and laughter, music and love. It doesn’t get better than that folks. It just doesn’t. We’re a family, and if you missed out on it because of some image you have from 20 years ago…then I feel sorry for you. Make the jump, just do it. Let yourself go. You wont regret it! And hopefully this isn’t the end. If it is, then we’ve had an amazing year regardless. If it’s not, then it can only get better!!
Embrace that which is NKOTB.
Let’s get this!

May 12, 2009

Trying to keep it real.. Aka.. it might sound like I'm lecturing you but I'm not

Let me start saying that I feel so so bad for the girls that got concerts canceled/changed and now are unable to go. As far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter if it was your first of your 100000 show, I'm sure you had expectations, dreams and hopes about the concerts and the truth is that it might sound dramatic but I can't even imagine how bad you feel. For realz, I don't know how would I be feeling if my Amsterdam dream - concert back in February was canceled. I know some of you, specially the ones coming over seas and I know the last thing you wanna do is be mad at NKOTB.. I know my sistahs.. you girls are amazingly better than that.
I guess that's why I was so shocked to read some comments ppl had about this issue. Once again, you might say that it is easy to me to be in the "stay cool"position as I was not going to any concerts ( well.. unless Jordan flies me up there that is...*wink*) but well.. I feel like some things need to be said:
First of all I'm sure the change of plans was done really coz there was no other choice, as Jon said, I don't think the guys are happy about the changes either, and as a matter of fact I bet they are as mad as some of they're own fans.
But ppl please let's remember why are we here, we are here coz the LOVE for NKOTB brought us here, coz we LOVE the guys, we LOVE the music and most of all, and I feel like I'm speaking for like 99.9999% of the Blockheads: WE TRUST THE GUYS.
So we should know that if something like this happens it is coz there was really no other choice.
Lately I have read so many nasty comments to them about the "International fans issue"(Hello!!!!!! I am writing this freakin' blog from Israel and now tell me I'm not a dedicated fan just coz I wasn't born on Uncle's Sam land) And now this!??!!?
I really feel like the guys are really doing a lot for us. I mean, if they wanted to they could do like most bands do: just a quick "hello we are back and we want your money" Tour.. they could charge 150 usd for the regular tickets and they know they will still have sold out concerts. They could decide they Don't travel to Europe.. they could say "F#%ck you all!! we ain't going to Australia just coz a couple of crazy fans want us there"(Love you Australians!!!!) And hell!! they could be spending the summer with they're families, recording solo records, filming, resting and living the good life..
They are not doing all that and maybe I am too naive (If you know me you know you can call me lot of things but naive ain't one of them) But i really believe from deep in my heart that the guys do everything that they do just coz they wanna give back, coz when they say that fans are the 6th member of the group they mean that.
I really feel like sometimes us, the fans, get too demanding and we forget that they don't OWE us anything. They don't have to do like over 100 concerts in less than a year to make us happy... they do it coz THEY CARE... They don't have to give away tickets , they do it coz THEY CARE. they don't have to twitter to keep us happy when they are with they're families... BUT THEY DO
That, my fellow blockheads is FREAKIN' LOVE!!!
And for me NKOTB always has been about the love, and I believe that for 99.9999% of all of us so please please let's not allow the 0.0000001% ruin this amazing journey for us.
I'm sorry if I sound like I'm lecturing but This is what I had in mind when I woke up this morning and since this is my blog.. i get to write whatever i feel like writing ;-)
Lots of Love to my fellow Blockheads.. specially to the ones that got they're dream crushed...
I do believe you will still get your chance to fulfill your dream... good things happen.. I mean.. did you think 2 years ago that you will ever get to listen to a new NKOTB album? Did I think a year ago that I will be able to go see the guys? and yet.. GOOD THINGS DID HAPPEN..
In Hebrew we say that everything happens for a reason and that bad things happen only to let us enjoy the good stuff that comes after.. and well...
Ok, enough preaching...

May 10, 2009

more videos from the Today show

no words needed...

and my fav:

NKOTB rock the Today Show (again!!)

It's been a while since I last posted.. i guess Twitter took over my life.. like .. well.. like it has done with all of your lives ...
I just wanted to post the videos from the Today Show and to say that it looks like the guys were amazing there... not only they look good and sounded good as always but they gave away tickets for fans to go see them this summer and thats amazing!!!!
Oh!! and of course Jordan twittered a few hours ago that the international fans will be included in the next contest..
Jk baby, get ready coz im coming ovah!!!