Lisa Matthews is our guest blogger for today. Mother of three teenagers. Soccer Mom, math tutor, swim team? Been there, done that. Now, she needs something new, something exciting...And this is how the Adam Lambert obsession begins.
Okay, so I've watched Food Network's Ina Garten prepare Jeffrey's "Favorite Friday Night Chicken" at least a half dozen times (thanks, Ina. I've got it!), and I'm just not getting that pins and needles feeling any more when Suzanne Wong (HGTV's House Hunters) proclaims "so which one did they choose?" I'm bored!
Oh yeah, the kids. Right. Well, my teenage son thinks I ask too many questions when I say "how was practice," my 16 year old daughter gets annoyed at me when I eat an apple, and my oldest daughter (17) is about to leave her cozy, comfy nest we built for her in order to pursue higher education in a 12 X 12 cinder block dormitory complete with an all-you-eat meal card. What's that about? I really need a hobby!
My husband thinks a job might be in order. To that I say we had three kids in three and ½ years, moved to seven states in 15 years, did the room parent thing, swim team, soccer mom, travel baseball, basketball, football, played the child psychologist, math tutor, etc. I've had a job! I need something new, something exciting.
Enter Adam Lambert. For those of you who are not familiar - he was American Idol's Season 8 runner-up, known for his flamboyant glam-rock style, guy-liner and glitter. Some call him the male "Gaga."
Rewind to March 2009. Our eyes met through high def and 720p plasma as he lined up along side the other Idol contestants. One performance was all it took; I was instantly infatuated with this sparkly-eyed, black haired newbie.
My life hasn't been the same since! I was glambertized, finding myself in a constant state of euphoria. But, why? I mean it's not like I'm trying to revive my younger days; I wasn't a big fan of Bowie or Prince, and Boy George certainly was not my cup of tea! So, I decided to consult the stars. Now I've never really been into astrology either but Adam is. And, come to find out the Libra (me) and the Aquarius (Adam) possess a sort of "mental magic" together. Ah ha!
My son says I've changed since "Adam." He didn't explain. Could it be my new twitter account or the fact that I've become a youtube junkie? Last week I let the cookies go 20 minutes too long while my ears were plugged up with my Mac headphones watching some new Adam videos - the oven was beeping, the dogs were barking, and the cookies were...roasted. Oops! But, it was only when I replaced last years' prom pics on my desktop with images of Adam that my two daughters officially declared me obsessed. I tried giving up "Adam" for Lent. I made it about 24 hours then I got a tweet saying that Adam was performing an "unplugged" video and it was ready for download! How could I wait six weeks? Forgive me Lord, I'm weak. The way I see it, my girls have Edward and Jacob and I've got Adam!
Okay, in all seriousness, it's been great fun. It still is. It's exhilarating to be passionate about something. It keeps you young. For Mother's Day, I got two tickets to see a concert on Adam Lambert's upcoming Glam-Nation Tour! My wonderful hubby is driving my daughter and I for 10 hours to Prior Lake, MN just to see the event. I admit, it's insane, but perhaps this is just the excitement I needed. I've earned it! So tah tah mamas. I'm off to Sephora to buy black nail polish and glitter eye-liner. I'll tell the lady at the counter it's for my teen. Wink wink.