There’s so many topics where it would be so fun to hear your responses, and others I’m confident we could learn a thing or two from each other if we started a dialogue. So…. welcome to TAGG TALK! This one is ultra light-hearted but expect to see financial talk, tech talk, boy talk, and anything else talk. I’d love if you sent an email or left a comment below with a topic you’d love to create a dialogue around. My list is growing and want to add yours!
First (totally fun) topic: First Celebrity Boy Crush!
Do you remember yours? I’m sure I had a few little ones but the first major, major one was New Kid’s on the Block. Maybe this is not singular but I loved those guys when the y looked like this (though I’d kill to go to their reunion concert, it’s playing near me on my husband’s birthday). This crush might date me but man, I was such a nerd-out fan from about ’88-’91, so when I was about eight to 11 years old. They were my first concert, and my love of Danny, oh yeah, the bad boy, knew no bounds. I mean I adored Joey, who didn’t with that cutie baby face, but I just wanted to be Hangin’ Tough with Danny. I learned the moves to Step by Step — remember those?? — and had their faces splashed all over my walls thanks to those fold-out posters from Teen Beat and Tiger Beat. Those mags were my jam!
Embarrassing truth: we moved around a bunch when I was in 4-7th grade and I recall vividly my mom being so excited to score me an entire NKOTB bedding set… just as they were so NOT cool. I did an awesome job of hiding it from my new friends but somehow — and how lame that I still recall this moment — we were all with our bikes and passed the window of my room in the apartment complex and someone spied the bedding. There was no hiding it; the NKOTB guys were impressively large on that thing, and I was mor-ti-fied. It’s funny the memories that stick with you! Even today, as a nearly 33-year old, I still call for a moment if their song surprises me on the radio or an old mixed CD my bro might have made for me (love you bro!) so I can full-out jam with my totally terrible voice. So good.
So you tell TAGG… what’s your first celebrity boy crush, and what’s a favorite memory you have?