Since I was 18, one of the items on my bucket list (OK we didn't call them 'bucket lists' back then...but I wrote it in my diary) was to meet one Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids On The Block and pinch his ass.
When NKOTB reunited and went on their boy band super tour with the Backstreet Boys, my drive and determination to see that dream fulfilled was reborn. And cue the creation of Mission: Donnie Wahlberg Ass Grab.
I planned and planned.
I went to see the NKOTBSB tour stop in Montreal. I failed in my mission.
But I was born a fighter. I was born a dreamer. And I never take no for an answer.
So I dusted myself off and vowed to try again when they came to Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.
And last night was the big show.
So did I complete my mission? Was that 18-year old girl in me going to see her dream realized or was she destined to live a life of what ifs?
Well ladies. Never give up on your dreams. Because if you believe hard enough, dreams do come true.
I saw. I grabbed. I pinched. I hugged.
And for the record...Donnie Wahlberg's ass was P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N.
Thank you Mr. Wahlberg. I heart you, I do. Le sigh.
I'm thinking of getting a t-shirt made that says "I Pinched Donnie Wahlberg's Ass'. Too much?"