Where the obsession began
After reading my blog for a while you might learn that at the mature age of 27 I still go gaga over cute celeb guys. It’s occurred to me that just maybe it’s time to let them all go and put those thoughts to better use. Here’s the thing though…I’ve had this obsession since a very young age so much so it feels like just a part of who I am. Let’s take a look at the timeline.
1985 – my obsession began with the movie Goonies. I fell hard for Mikey (Sean Astin) and his adorable braces. That scene where his brother’s girlfriend kisses him was so exciting at age 8 or so.
I had a few loves after that but nothing big. Guys like Corey Haim and Fred Savage (Wonder Years). I think that was about when I started collecting magazines like Big Bopper or Tean Beat. I can’t even comprehend the amount of allowance I spent on these magazines but if they had any of my men in it I was buying it one way or another.
1991 – I went to see the movie Dutch and fell really hard for Ethan Randall (Embry). How hard might you ask? At age 11 or 12 I honestly felt he was my soulmate. You can stop laughing now. I really thought he was perfect for me and we even had a song (no I won’t tell you). I sent him letters and I watched his movies constantly. If a new movie came out on video I’d make my mom or dad drive me to Blockbuster to rent it immediately. I even one day got a hand written letter from him on lined paper. At that point I believe it was the happiest day of my life. I deeply loved him for at least a couple years and when I had my first real boyfriend the love did fade.
[side note: while watching Empire Records with my college boyfriend was when I noticed him again with a new last name but I certainly didn’t the boyfriend my history with Ethan ;)]
Most importantly though was my binder. I kept a plastic torquoise binder full of pictures and information of all my favorite celeb guys. I brought it to school with me in middle school everyday and my friends always wanted to check out my updates. So I think that might have been my first blog of some type before there was internet available. From a young age I had it in my veins.
I will add though I no longer keep a binder (though I still have that one in some box in the attic) and I no longer keep up pictures on my walls of any of these guys either. Ok so I have a framed poster of Dave Grohl in the upstairs room but that is more a love of the band the Foo Fighters 😉
I’m not ashamed of this part of me, it’s something everyone that knows me has always loved and appreciated as my quirk I guess. In fact sometimes I think I have a way of bringing this childlike quality out in others.