Tales of a Recovering Teeny Bop Addict.

The other day I was thinking about Justin Beiber. I just don’t get it- what is the appeal? He looks like a 12 year old girl and yet teenaged girls get into such a frenzy over him. And then I started thinking about when I was 13 and the teen sensations who I adored and I couldn’t help but understand what all the fuss was about. I too was that crazy kid in love with the music and the band, maybe I still am…maybe I’m in recovery.

Leo(You are lying if you said you didn’t have a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. Man or woman, you loved him. And if you were like me and my friend Molly, you chatted him on AIM when you were 15. I swear, it was really him)

Adrian(I am about to get really hipster on you right now but when I was 16, my friend Ashley and I saw this movie called “Drive Me Crazy” and I DISCOVERED this cutie as I thought to myself “who dat?” Turns out his name was Adrian Grehjdsomething and he was super hot! Apparently he became some big actor on this show called Entourage, never heard of it but I found him first, credit goes to me. Although I had nothing to do with the casting of “Drive Me Crazy” but I was one of the 12 people who saw it that summer)

Mark(My high school locker was COVERED with Mark McGrath pictures. I actually had this very magazine tear out in it. My locker was next to Edwin’s and I am pretty sure he hated every year when I would add more photos of him. I dunno, I loved him and his goatee. He was a terrible dancer but he sure looked good in my locker. Was that creepy? Like I trapped him in some sort of dark room where no one could hear his picture screaming? Hard to say…)

(The creme de la creme, Taylor Hanson was my absolute favorite, kind of still is, right Vicki? Β He could sing and those baby blues, ugh, so cute. I know he looked like a girl but deep down under that rat tail and long-sleeved polos, I knew he wasn’t . Anyway, he ended up getting married when we were 19- I have yet to recover. And I’m sorry that he ended up being GORGEOUS, looks like I was on to something so suck it.)

The whole time that I was creating this post, Brittany swore up and down that she never was into Bop or Tiger Beat magazine but her mother informed me otherwise. Apparently there was a little obsession we former tweens called “JTT”.



6 thoughts on “Tales of a Recovering Teeny Bop Addict.

  1. Great post!! Little Boy Beiber was just at the Palace of Auburn Hills which is near us. My dad and I drove by there the other day and saw he was on stage there that night. My dad, an 84 year old man, said “what’s the big deal with him?” Beiber indeed looks like a little girl. His singing stinks. Sorry about the rant. πŸ˜‰ BEEEEEEEBUUURRRRR

  2. I see no appeal in the boys that you posted. None whatsoever! I don’t dig guys with frosted hair tips (sorry Mark McGrath) although I AM rather impressed with his knowledge of music trivia – see VH1 jeopardy. And I just KNEW there would be some sort of Hanson reference. Chelsea girl, you are so very predictable. Loved the post!

  3. When two teenage girls from Poland (on a friend’s visit from over there) said my son was looking “just like Justin” (and he did, actually), he cut his hair next day. Not to be like JB. And a week later, Bieber cut his hair too. That was a…lessons about the bad consequences of rash decisions ))

    • Haha! Oh noo but this comment really made me laugh. Doesn’t it always work out like that when you don’t want it to? Well maybe your son will have some girl friends he knows grow up and write about him on their blog some day πŸ™‚

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