Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

JTT & Candy

Thanks to everyone who left a kind word yesterday. It was sweet.

I'm flattered that many of you think I'm a good writer. Sometimes I wonder.

Moping around in my transitional adulthood state has made me really miss being a kid. In the past year, I've found myself being more and more nostalgic for my days as a tween (are people still using that word?) and teenager during the 1990s.

I've decided that since it's my blog and I can do whatever I want with it, I'm going to start sharing my 1990s memories with you.

You're welcome.

Here is the first installment:

JTT & Candy

In 1995, I had a friend who was in love with Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

I mean, I was too. Pretty much every 12-year-old girl was at the time.

But this girl, Candy, was on the brink of restraining order love. She had more than a dozen JTT posters in her bedroom. She practiced french-kissing on ALL of them. She even autographed every poster, pretending that JTT had signed them.

Each poster had a story.

For a poster of JTT sitting on a red chair, Candy would tell people, "JTT gave me this signed poster after I ran into him at the mall and then we made out and he took me back to his place and we DID IT."

For a poster of JTT standing against a gray background, with his arms crossed, she would say, "JTT gave me this poster after I saw him at an Ace of Base concert in June. We made out and then we went back to his place and DID IT."

For a poster of JTT with a milk mustache, she told people, "JTT signed this poster after I saw him at the Bucs game last week. He bought me a hot dog and then we made out. After the game we went back to his place and DID IT."

All of our school friends were mesmerized by these stories, despite the fact that the plot lines were basically ludicrous. We lived in Tampa, while JTT was busy filming Home Improvement in Los Angeles. I highly doubt he was jet-setting it to Florida every weekend to hang out at the mall and attend pop concerts.

And would JTT really have had spontaneous sex with an overweight, acne-faced 12-year-old girl with braces anyway? I mean, let's be real.

What irritates me is that Candy, to this day, still insists that her stories were real and her lip-stained posters of JTT were autographed by the boy himself. I confronted her about it on Facebook.

What a crock. And no, I'm not jealous. Just realistic.



Shannon said...

That's effin' hilarious.

He was dreamy, though, wasn't he?

Claire said...

that is so freakin' funny! i love that every story ended in "and we did it." that is fantastic! we all had our crushes and i totally would've been a stalker too!

Arielle said...

haha everyone had a crush on him. I had a friend who was obsessed like that with Aaron Carter. I love 90s nostalgia so I'm pretty excited.

Bravoe Runway said...

This is hilarious! I never actually understood everyone's crush on him but now looking back he is quite adorable!

Meri said...

oh MAN did I love me some JTT. He was my absolute fave, and number two was devon sawa, and number three was jonathan brandis. le sigh. recently my coworker got a "teen bop" or "J14" magazine from a garage sale and taped old heartthrobs to all of our computers haha. I got sisqo and JTT and hanson.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Yes, being realistic is the right word. :)
I clearly remember JTT...gosh I had such a crush on him!!!

Bunny Moreno said...

Childhood memories are the best-well I guess if you had good ones-I did too. I remember having this super huge poster of the whole group from "The Outsiders" I didnt dare put it on my wall bc I shared a room with my brother. I did put up my beloved Corey Haim and River Phoenix and unfortunatly my brother used his "Gotcha" gun and shot all my posters. Yes, I know I so like totally dated hehehehe Great post sweetie!!! xox

Josie said...

Chick's insane. But seriously. He's so gorgeous.
xo Josie

Couture Carrie said...

Such a cutie!


Aleksandra said...


Wow, that is ridiculous.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm not even joking when I tell you that I literally just fell off my chair laughing. This is the best story ever! :)

Maria said...

loll...great story, sooo funny :D

Lovely blog yours! Maybe you want to follow each other? I'll follow you back for sure :)

Have a fab day!


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Bonnie said...

I USED TO LOVE JTT. I had a life-sized poster of him in my room that I would kiss.
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David Macaulay said...

yikes - this guy looks like a half comotosed mole. Your friend was seriously screwed up - yes, you are a good writer and Moriaty haunts my dreams BTW. I believe there's a Sherlock Homes character by the same name.

fabulousjunk said...

bring on the '90's memories. I actually hated JTT, I know, but I was in love with Devon Sawa from Casper :)
I also really loved NSYNC and got dressed up to go to the concerts thinking that Justin would see me out of the corner of his eye in the audience, point his finger, and ask his bodyguards to bring me backstage where he would find out that we had sooooo much in common. I'm much more realistic now, I go to Motley Crue concerts.


Tights Lover said...

Hahahaha. That is outstanding! I think Candy should stick to her story. She was JTTs booty call, back in the day. That's just the way it was!

I'm always nostalgic for the 90s. I'm not sure if those were really such good years, or if I'm just romanticizing the time I was in college.

Hmmm. Economy through the roof. Everyone had a job...which typically included ridiculous bonuses and maybe even a pool table in your lobby. TL turns 21. Really, our biggest problem for a 10 year period was what the president did or didn't do with some intern in the Oval Office.

I wanna go back...

Sherin said...

I used to LOVE him as well. I wonder what happened to him?
And LOL, your friend sounds hilarious!

sherene said...

u just made my day, laughing out loud in here lol.
When i was in college, yeah college like we were 17 or 18, i have a friend who's so obsessed with Nick carter, posters of him are pasted inside her room, cd's and other stuff's about nick, lord she think's she's a girl friend.
That's why we call her Nicka, yayayay :))

Anonymous said...

hahahah this is sooo funny! What if it IS true??? Stranger things have happened in Florida (I live near Tampa). I never liked JTT, but my friends sure did. I just didn't think he was cute. But I LOVED Brad Renfro who costarred with JTT in Tom and Huck in the 90s. And he died a few years ago! I was so sad.

Mabel Time

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

She had issues! And still does! HAHAHA

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