In high school, I watched MTV and Vh1 when my parents weren’t home. I remember thinking MTV was incredibly salacious back then, what with the Real World and Britney and bare midriffs, but compared to what’s hot now, I might as well have been watching Little House on the Prairie or reading to the fern in the living room.
I really liked shows that told me what childhood stars were doing now – had they squandered their money? Were they working at a taco stand on Rodeo Drive? Are there taco stands on Rodeo Drive?
A few months ago I announced the launch of some fun notebooks that I took part in making. They’ve been purchased and they’ve traveled the world. And now I can only speculate where they are now.
1) I gave Nick Cannon one when I met him last fall. He checked it out, showed it to his entourage, and I CAN ONLY ASSUME that Mariah is writing songs in it right now.
2) My friend works for one of those super secret three letter name agencies (FBI, CIA, NSA, take your pick), and he told me he’s kept his notebook at work… AND TONS OF TOP SECRET STUFF IS IN IT.
“Obviously, Roo, I cannot tell you.”
“Like who has the WMDs?”
“Conspiracy theories that actually are not at all conspiracy theories?”
“Can I blog about this?”
“Sure, but you can’t use my name.”
“I will call you Paco.”
“Fine. That’s fine. Paco Bialecki, the Mexican-Albanian spy, is using your notebook.”
“YES. This is great. Thank you. I love you… like a first cousin. Not a second cousin, because you can apparently marry your second cousin. LOL GROSS!”
“A simple ‘thank you’ would have been fine.”
I wish I could do a “Where Are They Now” edition of stuff I’ve loved and lost.
For example, in 1999, I had an awesome shirt from the Gap. It was white, sleeveless, v-neck, and ribbed. I wore it with overalls and a puka shell necklace. Where is that shirt??
In eighth grade, I lost my mom’s emerald ring. When she was in college, her dad gave it to her. I wore it to school even though it was a little big, and then it was gone. I cannot fully express the remorse I felt or the wrath I beheld because I lost that ring. Where you at, ring? Holla at your girl sometime.
So, what have you lost that you’ve missed AND if you’ve purchased one of the notebooks (shipping is free), what are you doing with it?
WHERE IS IT NOW? *Vh1 theme music*