Sep 16 2008

How The "New Kids on the Block" Relate To My Youth

Don’t take the title any different than to hopefully grab a reader’s attention.

I was watching the movie “The Ringer” on TNT and when it went to a commercial with the dates and venues for the “New Kids on the Block” reunion tour. In 1989, when the “New Kids on the Block” were in the Boston area, my mother took my sisters (NOT me) to see them. That night since it was just my father and I, he took me out for pizza in Arlington Heights and then took me to see “All Dogs go to Heaven“. We did a lot of family outings growing up, but the times that I got to spend with my father, just the two of us, those memories still remain in my mind.

In the 3,700ish days that I had the chance to spend with my father, there are certain days I can pick out in my mind. Maybe not every detail, but at least the 5W’s. I wish there was a way that I could, every time I wanted to, take a “screenshot” of each moment and save it forever. I understand that is what a camera is for, but you can’t capture every RANDOM moment over the course of a lifetime, even though my mother came very close.

I know it is just a movie, but it is a memory that I can have for the rest of my life and that I alone can have. The little things are the one that make me sad randomly. Playing catch (baseball) while cooking dinner on the grill; Lying down on the floor watching tv in the same way he would lie down. Eating fried bologna together. All of those, just off the top of my head, have changed the way I look at this twisted road that we call life.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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