My Turn – Nostalgic singing brings excitement

I'm not entirely sure what has spurred on this recent blast from the past in me and co-worker Christina Calloway. But the entire week has been spent jamming to 1990s boy bands as we type at our computers.

Strangely enough, this was music I had no interest in at the height of its popularity, when I was in middle school. When you become an adult, suddenly you become excited about things not because they are good, but because you associate them with your childhood.

Sometimes the simplest way of having fun is creating a nostalgic Pandora radio station and dramatically singing as you break out the stereotypical N'Sync dance moves you remember from when you were 11.

Along with reminiscent music, I also watched "The Rebound" for the first time this week and despite it being a romantic comedy, I think it's a movie that can appeal to both men and women.

It's a 2009 film about a 25-year-old man (Justin Bartha) who falls for a 40-year-old woman (Catherine Zeta-Jones). The movie includes a lot of humor thrown in with the romance with those awkward life situations and moments your children witness that you wish could take back.

I think it's one parents could definitely relate to in a humorous way.

Alisa Boswell is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at aboswell@pntonline.com or 356-4481 or on Facebook at PortalesNews-Alisa Boswell.

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