You won’t judge me, right?


Alternately titled: I’m a big dork and now you know.

I have wonderful friends.  Really, really great friends who love me and look out for me.  Last Saturday when Sloan was so sick, I talked with my friend Elizabeth.  She immediately identified with my fatigue and pain and did what only a sweet friend would do.

She brought me Peppermint Mocha Coffeemate, because she knows I’m addicted to it, and she dropped off and stack of movies for the kids to watch. 

She saved me.

We piled up on the floor with blankets (and coffee) and had a movie marathon.  We watched High School Musical 2 and 3.  This is the part where I reveal how big of a dork I am.  I am ashamed and yet…I’m not.


I don’t hate the High School Musical trilogy.  In fact *looks around, leans in close and whispers* I actually like the movies in all their cheesy flare.  Had I seen these as a preteen I would have definately had posters and CD’s (okay, Cassette Tapes – I know, I know…) and maybe even a pin or two for my jean jacket.

Part of my enjoyment could be my soccer mom crush on Zac Efron.  Part of it stems from my life long love of obsession with musicals.  I have loved them since I was a kid.  I remember as a young girl wishing I could live in a musical.  How fun would it be to burst into song and have everyone join you both in song and in dance?  Think how sunny and fun life would be if we sang out our problems and dreams! 

Lee thinks I’m the only person who would find this fun.

So there you have it.  I like High School Musical.  All three of them.  I like them, okay?  Yes, they’re silly and overly dramatic and over the top, but they make me smile and I may or may not bob my head to the beat when the campy songs start up. 

So this morning, after Sloan got on the bus (yes, he’s finally going back to school), when Tia and Landon asked if they could watch it…well, I said yes.  Because I wanted to see Zac listen to the songs. 

Now you know.  I wanted to share this with you because you’re my friends and I know you won’t judge me.  Right?  I mean, we can still be friends, can’t we?  Please?

Try not to be jealous, everyone.  I’m not always this cool. 


  1. Candy martin says

    I heard that they are making a Broadway show of Newsies! We will see when it comes out and take a mother daughter weekend to NY!!

  2. You know I just saw the first two movies for the first time this week, right? Ha! The first one was painful. The second, not quite as bad.

  3. The third is the best. I didn’t like the second quite as much. 🙂

  4. You know, if the Union workers and senators from Wisconsin would all burst out into mutual song and dance I bet they could work out all their issues a lot faster. And it would be more fun to watch! I’m telling you, life as a musical would really make things so much more fun!

  5. The second one is my favorite, actually!

    I won’t judge…HSM is a common occurrance in my household. If you can believe it, my HUSBAND is usually the one pushing play!

  6. Oh, seriously, I love those movies…we have all of them and we’ve seen all of them a million times. And I very much enjoyed HSM3 b/c Zac Efron was a grown up in it, so I didn’t feel like such a cougar for watching the movie for him (b/c he’s still a kid in the first one, you know).

  7. True, Nicole. He definately, ahem, grew up between 1 and 3. 🙂

  8. I just find relief that I’m not the only adult out there that likes them. I have to say number 1 is the best. I do have a soft spot in my heart for number 2 as I was actually taught the end dance by some of the cast members… ahem I’m sooo cool. (think extras but still) I do actually do the dance along with them at the end of the movie whenever we watch it. Sad Sad.
    I just found your blog by the way and really enjoy it. 🙂

  9. Ooohhh…Salinda – I’m jealous that you were an extra. I would totally do the dance moves too. 🙂 Nice to “meet” you!


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