|The cutoff leather vest gets me every time.
Thursday was the best night of my life. Who- as a late-seventies/early eighties-child- didn't love the New Kids on the Block? It was grade four: my very first concert. Joey McIntyre- my very first crush. I was a shy kid (shocking, I know), and I was screaming at every close-up on the Jumbotron- then I'd cover my mouth in embarrassment in case anyone in the 50,000 venue seats heard me.
And here we were, 20 years later- a reunion concert with one of my other favourite bands: Backstreet Boys! My sister got the tickets as a Christmas gift from her husband. The stipulation on the gift: Must not take him. Hahahaha well, thank you, Bryan. I shrieked when my sister told me she had an extra ticket and probably peed my pants when she said "do you want to come?" DO I? Does Donnie Wahlberg have abs? Does Nick Carter have dance moves? Does Jonathan Knight even sing? Hell yes, I want to come.
|I saw this billboard while waiting for the train. I thought it was fitting.
|Step By Step... ooh babayyyyyy
|Montage! Montage! Now take off your shirts.
|Hang tough, sistah.
It. Was. Amazing.
Song after song, montage after montage, the show moved fast- they played all their hits (and didn't try to plug any new songs- they knew their place), and women everywhere had sweet dreams. My love for Joey changed over time- I couldn't decide between Donnie, Nick, Jordan, even AJ. Oh. Em. Gee.
|Marry me, Donnie!!!!!!
I met up with a beautiful friend of mine on Saturday for brunch in Leslieville. Julianne and I used to be roommates and when I see her it is like no time has passed. We regularly make men feel uncomfortable because we embrace and giggle like school girls from the time we see each other until the time we leave.
We went to a cute, quaint little all-day breakfast and lunch place called Lady Marmalade (recommended by my sister-in-law, Blair). We waited for what felt like no time before getting a table right by the window and had a glorious brunch. The menu is full of homemade specialties and fresh fruit and veggies.
|No, I don't have any ugly friends.
Jules went with the huevos ranchitos (I eyed this the entire time she was eating- eggs, black beans, guacamole, salsa, whole wheat tortilla amazingness) and I picked from one of many types of eggs benny- goat cheese, spinach and pesto. It was de-lish!
3 hours and a parking ticket later (totally worth it!) was capped off with homemade lemonade. Pretty much the best Saturday morning ever.
1. Are you a breakfast person or a lunch person when you go for brunch?
I usually prefer lunch food when I go out to eat for brunch (a great wrap, sandwich, or salad), but Carter and I had the most amazing eggs benny while honeymooning in Mexico. I've had a soft spot for them since!
2. More importantly... New Kids, or Backstreet Boys?
I'm going to get a lot of crap for this... but I'm going Backstreet. Don't hate.