Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jordan's contest. Are U Down?

1. Full name
2. Address
3. e-mail address
3a. Date of birth
4. Are you a member of the NKOTB community? What is your screen name?
4a. What’s your occupation or vocation?
4b. Anything else you want to share about you?
5. Have you been to any new kids shows lately? Which one? How did youlike it? Can you share your experience?
6. Will you be attending any shows this summer?
7. What song would you like to see that you haven’t seen the new kidsperform?
8. What’s your favorite NKOTB song from the past? What’s your favoritefrom “the block”
9. Why do you think you are the “lucky one” to be flown to NYC to see theperformance at the today show. Why should I pick you?
10. What do you think Tink! Is?
TERMS & CONDITIONS-Answers will be accepted at:

-Only complete questionnaires will be accepted
-one (1) email per person-one (1) entry per email-answers will ONLY be accepted by email
-You must be 18 or over to participate and have a valid state or government issued ID-Winners will receive one (1) round trip airfare and one (1) night hotel to NYC for you and one (1) guest-Winners will receive VIP access to Today Show performance on 5/8/09
-Winner is responsible for their own transportation to/from airport/NYC
-Contest is open to US residents ONLY
- lower 48 states-
no purchase necessary
-Contest closes Friday 5/1/09
-By entering (sending email) you agree to terms and conditions listed below
-Good luck!

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I hereby grant to New Kids on the Block and its authorized agents (hereinafter referred to as “NKOTB”) the universal and perpetual right and license to use my actual likeness, photograph and other personal identification in connection with the photo I have submitted to the JK’s Today Show Contest (“Contest”) and in all distribution, marketing, promotion and advertising thereof from the results of my participation in the Contest, along with any and all ancillary rights associated therewith, in any and all other media of any nature whatsoever, whether now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe in perpetuity, including but not limited to inclusion in NKOTB’s upcoming tour program (the “Rights”).

I hereby release NKOTB from all liability and obligations to me of any and all nature whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the exercise of the Rights granted above, including, without limitation, from any liability for libel, defamation, violation of my rights of privacy, publicity, infringement of copyright or any other right and expense respecting this Release and the Rights granted. I agree that I shall be entitled to no compensation as a result of the exercise of the Rights granted herein and that you may rely upon this Release in preparing and exploiting any results of the Contest, through all media now known or hereafter devised.

I warrant to You that I have full, complete and unrestricted right and authority to enter into this Release, and I am over eighteen years of age. I waive my equitable remedies that may be available to me for a breach of this Release by You and understand that my sole and exclusive remedy for a breach by You of this Release shall be an action to recover monetary damages, if any.

I understand that you shall have no obligations to produce, distribute or otherwise exploit the results of the Contest in the NKOTB tour program, and that if used, all creative decisions regarding the use of the my photo shall be at Your sole discretion. Accordingly, without limitation, the Rights may be fictionalized, simulated and/or otherwise modified.
This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to the agreements fully made and performed therein. The provisions of this agreement shall be binding on me and my heirs, executors and administrators. I have read and understand the above consent and release prior to its execution and have been informed that I have the right to consult with counsel, and am fully familiar with the contents hereof.


Where Are You Gonna Be on Sunday?


Sunday, April 26, 2009

I Want Her Rhythm When I Grow Up

Not that I think that she should be gyrating like Britney at whatever age she is, but seriously, the girl can move. Rock on sistah! By the way, you wanna throw me a bone and teach me how to do that?


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Live Call with Danny Wood...

I had a whole blog around this, but I'm just gonna share the call that actually got through to Danny. In the end, everything does work out for the best because now I think I would have totally not handled it well...and it's being shared with the rest of the world.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

So It's Official....Again

Yes friends. Joe Mac is back. On Twitter. Officially.

So says

...and NKOTB on Twitter

So officially, here's how to connect to Joe:

I would post Joe's profile pic like I did in my previous posts of the others, but dear ones, Joe is SO new on Twitter, that he doesn't have a profile pic uploaded yet. Ladies, we have A LOT of work to do catch up sweet Joe on all things Twitter. Who's up for the challenge?


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I am SO over the drama

[photo via enamour]

Today woke up feeling like, "Crap, something's going down today. Energy feels off." That was no joke. Issues at work reminiscent of high school (have we not grown up yet people?) took up a lot of unnecessary time and energy to "discuss" and manage. Then meeting after meeting after meeting, which a lot talking about doing work is discussed but for which all the the laundry list of things to do does not start disappearing until AFTER all the the meetings are done.

THEN in between the meetings catching up on Twitter, I saw a flurry of tweets from the official NKOTB twitter and Donnie confirming that the "Joe McIntyre" and "Barrett McIntyre" that I just posted about yesterday were, in fact, imposters. WHAT??!!! To top it off there was this lovely little follow-up from the imposter calling all of us fans dumb. Ummm, excuse me, but who spent all freakin' day yesterday on Twitter coming up with the fakeness that he/she was and wasted their time with the rest of us when we had nothing but love to give back? Seems like a lot of energy wasted on something that you could care less about. Who's the dumb one here?

All of this loveliness was unfolding as I was hauling ass down the block running late for the last meeting of the day in another building for which I promptly got stood up.

Now, I'm once again sitting at my desk trying to mend the events of the day and negate the drama that unfolded. I am fully aware that these aren't real problems...that things for many people are so much worse today in other parts of the world. I'm just grateful that really, all I need to feel better about everything that didn't go "right" today is...a hug.

By the way, I revised yesterday's post to reflect current information.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Twitter All A Flutter Today *UPDATED*

What was Michelle's day about today? Twitter. What should have my day been filled with? The job I get paid to do, which is so not about Twitter. So what happened?

Jonathan Knight, then Donnie Wahlberg, and then Joe McIntyre getting on the horn and sending my phone singing all afternoon! You heard me right people. Joe is now tweeting away! But that's not all. Oh no dear ones. Joe's wife, Barrett, is now online as well and there's a little husband/wife competition going on in the Tweet World. (Found out on 4/8/09 that these exciting developments (Joe and Barrett joining the Twitter World) were really the work of an imposter - who can just suck it.)

Three boys down and two to go - can we do it people? Can we get ALL 5 guys on Twitter? Let's really shut the site down! Can you imagine? I believe we're all already doing a great job crashing that server because it was freakin' out all day! (Still have 3 boys to go...the real Joe Mac is scheduled to be on Twitter soon.)
So are you on Twitter? Are you following them? What? You're not??? Seriously - get on it!

Donnie Wahlberg:

Jonathan Knight:

Joe McIntyre:
*FAKE* They have now taken down this profile and hopefully the next time we see it, it will be the real Joe Mac.

Barrett McIntyre:
*FAKE* They have taken down this profile too, and I'm highly doubting that the real one will be returning.

Okay, if you haven't figured it out by now, my man is Donnie Wahlberg. My heart's known him for over half my life and judging by the insanity that has ensued in me emotionally over the last year and a half since Donnie and the guys have once again invaded my psyche full-time, it won't go away anytime soon. Or ever. So while you're on Twitter...please also support Donnie's other endeavors and friends because they are HOT!

The man puttin' the plan in action:
Joseph Fergus:

Hot Rap Artist on the Rise and first artist on Donnie's label, Donnie D Records:
Jimmy Marsh:

Breakfast Club - Clothing for those who Rise & Grind:

Alright - you have your assignments, go to it!


Monday, April 6, 2009

A Beautiful Disaster

In the years since the joy (or lack thereof) that was my pre-teen and teen years, I've had a LOT of up and downs, love and loss, as I would think everyone else on the planet. While I'm ecstatic over the wisdom I have acquired with age, it becomes painfully evident that some feelings never fully disappear.

A couple of posts ago, I ended with a "disclaimer" on how much of my blog will probably have a Donnie Wahlberg/NKOTB focus - at least for the next few months. Over the last year I've been thoroughly re-living the joy of loving all things DW and NKOTB related from those years. But re-living those feelings also brought up certain feelings that no matter how much personal development work I've done, how many fires I've physically walked over (no, that's not a metaphor), how many boards I break with my bare hands, there's a deep rooted pain that hasn't yet been obliterated from my heart. Today, I had pangs of those feelings rise up as I was out and about and heard the following song come on the speaker of wherever it is I was. And no, I don't think it was a coincidence...what you focus on, you draw to you as has been proven to me over and over and over. It now occurs to me that I may have posted this song and video in a post a while ago. Obviously a recurring theme song for me.
Any of you feel the same way every now and then?

Beautiful Disaster
performed by Jon McLaughlin

She loves her mama's lemonade,
Hates the sounds that goodbyes make.
She prays one day she'll find someone to need her.
She swears that there's no difference,
Between the lies and complements.
It's all the same if everybody leaves her.
And every magazine tells her she's not good enough,
The pictures that she sees make her cry.
And she would change everything, everything just ask her.
Caught in the in between
A beautiful disaster,
And she needs someone to take her home.
She's giving boys what they want, tries to act so nonchalant,
Afraid they'll see that she's lost her direction.
She never stays the same for long,
Assuming that she'll get it wrong.
Perfect only in her imperfection.
She's not a drama queen,
She doesn't want to feel this way, only seventeen but tired
She would change everything for happy ever after.
Caught in the in between
A beautiful disaster,
But she just needs someone to take her home.
Cuz she's just the way she is, but no ones told her that's ok.
And she would change everything, everything just ask her.
Caught in the in between
A beautiful disaster,
And she would change everything for happy ever after.
Caught in the in between
A beautiful disaster,
But she just needs someone to take her home
And just needs someone to take her home.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Words of Wisdom by Carrie Bradshaw

“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous. " ~ Carrie Bradshaw


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Random Thoughts - Always On Your Side

Today was an interesting one for me. Many random thoughts and a bit of an emotional journey, so please bear with me.

There was lots of sun shining outside, so it was a perfect day to head to the coast and enjoy some fish 'n chips at my favorite place...
Photo by Me
...and keep up with tweets from the Midwest about the NKOTB concert in Michigan. Hey, if I can't be there in person, the next best thing is to read a play-by-play as it happens, right? Yes, I'm masochistic.
The nostalgia continued when I returned home and happened to glance in my bookcase at my high school senior year memory book. I turned to a page where I listed out what was considered "in" and "out" at the time. Horror of horrors, this is what I listed for what was "out" under Music:
Photo by Me
Do you see it? New Kids On the Block???!!! I sat there dumbfounded, until I realized that I was listing this as what was generally considered "out" by the public that early summer of 1993. Whew! Then as I flipped through the rest of the book, I also realized the obsessive infatuation I had with my boyfriend at the time. It's with the wisdom of the woman I've become and the real love I've experienced since that I can look back and see it for what it was. Unfortunately, I think said boyfriend has romanticized memories of us. Sent me a second message just yesterday on wanting to "get in touch." Get a clue...I don't want to have anything to do with you...I don't care how beautiful you thought I was or your disbelief at my single status and lack of kids (although I'm harboring a bit of my own disbelief of my status). Flattery is not going to get YOU anywhere.
Anyway, all this nostalgia brought another distinction for me. There are some events that occur in people's lives that are so distinct, so disruptive, so intense that you refer to your life as "before" the event and "after" the event. The particular event for me is my father passing away. The entire discussion in the previous paragraph is my life before my dad died. A time when I thought all was right with the world: I had a boyfriend. I had a car. I was in the National Honor Society and was graduating high school with honors. I had phenomenal friends. I was popular in a way that I felt comfortable with. I was seriously flying high...and then "it" happened.
I can't remember if I mentioned that music is my anchor, but when I'm moved emotionally a song or melody is inevitably tied to it. Here's the song that's running through me right now. Read into the lyrics what you will.

Disclaimer: So somehow my blog turned into a Donnie Wahlberg/NKOTB focus, and I really had no intention of that happening when I started this thing. At this point, I'm not sure what my intention for the blog was, but this subject I was just going to keep close to my heart - because that's where it's really been for the last 20 years. It was only public knowledge if you actually KNEW me. The only thing I can say is that this is obviously where my focus is, and until I really hanker down and get my blog designed so I have a separate area for this particular love, then it's going to monopolize the entire site for a while.

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