Tiger Beat Lushary
This virtual bar is about to get a lot more crowded.
Working our way through the list of movies you suggested a few weeks ago, we showed the kids Back to the Future (we’re also currently watching the Sandlot and they love it). It was much shorter than I remembered it being. The night I saw it in the theater (with my family), it rained so hard that we had to pull over to the side of the road because there was no visibility. I remembered thinking it had been such a long movie; that it was so late.
What didn’t disappoint was the cuteness of Michael J. Fox. I had a big crush on him — even enduring Teen Wolf — and he was just as adorable as I remembered. I mean, yes, you still see him in People magazine from time to time, and he’s still cute, but I wondered if he’d look as cute as I remembered from childhood. And my G-d, that boy was cute. He was clip-out-the-picture-from-Tiger-Beat-and-put-it-in-your-locker cute.
Since this is a virtual bar, which means we can do anything we want to do, I wanted to invite you as you sit down to have a drink to bring along the cutest movie star/musician you remember from your childhood. Childhood is defined as any celebrity crush prior to age 18. Don’t worry if he or she is already here because someone else summoned them; just name them and they’ll join your table too.
Michael and I will be over here, serving drinks and riding our skateboards while holding onto the back of trucks.
Make sure after you summon your celebrity tablemate that you fill us in on what has happened in your life this past month.
It has been awhile since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I’ll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person’s blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.
I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.
So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don’t have a blog — gasp! — you can always leave an email address if you’re looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you’re a regular at the bar, I’ll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I’m glad you found this virtual bar.
For those who have no clue what I’m talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.
So have an imaginary cocktail and tell us what is up with your life.