August 20th, 2009
I do realize I am LONG overdue for an update. And I will get to one… I’m just so far behind that every time I think about updating I feel too overwhelmed to actually write it. So I’ll get around to a bulleted version of an update soon. But for now, I have decided that the following is important and worthy of the time it takes me to put one of these together.
In 1982, I was 14 years old. And 14 year old girls get crushes on cute, famous boys. For me, it was Christopher Atkins. I loved him with every ounce of my being. I was only 12 when Blue Lagoon came out, which my friend’s mom snuck us into the theatre to see, but it wasn’t until I was a little older that I saw The Pirate Movie (many times) and realized what LOVE was and how this beautiful boy was my one and only. I mean, check it out, can you blame me??
Seriously. I was 14. He had it all.
Flash forward, 27 years. I’m a 41 year old woman who just happens to like hanging out on Twitter. And, Christopher Atkins is a 48 year old man, who just happens to have a Twitter account. And the Tweeting goes a little something like this:
Christopher Atkins: Pet peeve - No parking spots - I turn around and go home.
Me: Haha you need to go out with me, I use a wheelchair and get ALL the good spots!
Christopher Atkins: lol! Yes I should!
And there you have it. Dreams do come true, girls. It may have taken 27 years, but Christopher Atkins asked me out on a date.
Never lose hope.
(I seriously teenage-girlie-screamed when I got a response from him… *sigh*)