Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hey Ricky!

Yes, he's gay. But that does not take away the fact that I have loved Ricky Martin since I was 8 years old. When you do the complicated math, that means 20 years of my life have been spent adoring the Puerto Rican pop star. It could be pathetic but, I prefer to think of it as awesome. 

Do you really want to know just how obsessed I was? My sophomore year in high school I was living in Miami and it just so happened that the Virgin Store near our house was hosting a meet & greet with my beloved boricua. Unfortunately, his appearance would be taking place smack in the middle of my morning biology class. What was an infatuated girl to do but beg and plead her parents to play hooky for "the love of her life"?! Luckily, I was blessed with uber cool parents and rather than working life cycles I camped out in front of Virgin for the chance to meet my idol. 

Twelve hours later, the best 30 seconds of my short life took place when I placed my clammy palm in his. I can still remember feeling dwarfed by his stature and the marching band drumming within me the moment I touched him. Ah, the life and heart of a 15 year old. So simple and sweet. 

You may be wondering why I am confessing such a life altering moment and though it took me a while, it's simply to announce that Ricky is coming to town! The fanaticism is still strong. You can't call me anything but loyal. Right?

I leave you with one of my favorite Ricky songs:

I dare you not to dance! In retrospect, the bare bum showcased in the beginning was clearly a smoke screen...

1 comment:

Becca said...

I <3 Ricky and have for years! I never once even cared minutely about his gay/not gayness. He is sexy, kind, generous and giving.

He's a good human.

With a great body. And eyes. And hair. And smile...

I envy your meeting him in person. What a hunk!