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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A-Z Challenge Letter Z

Woot  woot! Can't believe we made it to the end. YAY you! YAY me! My last A-Z post is going to be Z is for Zac Efron. My daughter Frankie is totally going to kill me for spilling this but I had to post it- I am her mom so I realize in the future she will most likely blame me for every single thing that goes wrong with her life anyhow, soo...here goes.

The other day I was folding clothes and watching a movie. The promo/preview on it had Zac Efron in The Lucky One. My daughter walked  in the room to hand me something and was about to walk out when she took a look at the screen. She stopped dead in her tracks and just stood there staring at a shirtless Zac Efron. After taking a good looong look, Frankie turned and looked back at me and from my facial expression she knew she just got caught staring. She got all red in the face and giggled a little. Then she said, "Hey mom, how bout that Zac Efron? He's something else, huh?" 

That, my friends, was the first time she's ever noticed or mentioned a boy in that way. Part of me wanted to laugh, the other part wanted to cry. But then she ran out of the room and I got a good  look at the screen. And I thought, holy crap my kid's right! That Zac Efron is something else.

Erm, what happened to this baby faced kid from High School Musical?

Picture credit to Tumbler
When the hell did he turn into this?




Dang! Where did the time go? Looking  at these shirtless pictures of this kid makes me feel all kinds of  old and pervy. Glad I'm a bird because I could never be a cougar! Ick. How did this boy grow up so fast? How did I not notice this, but my kid did?  This must have happened while I was busy writing A-Z posts. Who else had the nerve to grow up and get hot while I had my enormous beak shoved deep in the A-Z challenge?  And on that note- this Dirty Old Bird is out. Peace Peeps!

42 comments:

  1. Zak E. is all kinds of cute - in a he's-way-too-young-for-me kind of way. But we can look. I mean, he's running around with out a shirt on, he's asking for us to look.
    Thanks for letting us into your life and sharing some of your most memorable moments, favorite characters and stars, and learning tools.

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    1. Thanks for putting up with me! I appreciate all the comments and reading of my crazy posts.

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  2. I thought the same thing about Drew Barrymore (not that I thought she was attractive) - how did she go from a cute little kid in ET to flashing her chest at Letterman?
    Congratulations on reaching the end!

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    1. Yeah- she grew up way too fast as well.

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  3. And this is exactly how people get aware of the years, watching the kids they knew grow into adults. I know the feeling. It happens to dragons too.

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    1. Unfortunately, I'm feeling ALL kinds of old today!

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  4. I remember the whole issue with grown women crushing on Taylor Lautner because he was underage for a while there. Haha.

    Also, I remember the first moment my daughter showed any kind of interest in the opposite sex...she admitted to me she had a crush on Geric from the book, "The Goose Girl." I think I wanted to cry too, especially because as a fictional character, Geric definitely had it going on. :)

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    1. Things are a-changing. I can feel the hormones coming on...I thought I would have a little more time, but I think I am lucky she lasted this long without noticing.

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  5. he's grown a lot in just a few years

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    1. I guess he will always be that High School Musical kid, to an old lady like me. LOL

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  6. Oh I noticed. It may be that my daughter is fourteen and mentioned boys earlier, but probably not. Zac Efron is hard NOT to notice.

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    1. I have to applaud her taste. I'm glad she's crushing on him, instead of Bieber, who makes me want to throw up in my mouth.

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  7. Oh, I am not looking forward to my oldest daughter as a teenager. She's only eight and I swear she's already boy crazy.
    And I know what you mean about it making you feel old and pervy! That's exactly how I feel, too. :-P

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    1. It really makes me feel old. UGH. Having a head full of gray hair doesn't help much either!

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  8. Oh my...I didn't realize how well he had matured. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow. He's very...nice looking. My husband doesn't appreciate it when I'm caught staring. He always tells me I need to wipe the drool out of the corner of my mouth.

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    1. The Husband puts up with a lot, considering my whole Wolverine obsession. Other than HJ, I try not to notice anyone else. :)

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  10. Best 'Z' post so far Yeah, that kid has definitely grown up in all the right ways. A solid 'guilt trip' for a lot of 'old ladies'.

    As far as your children growing up before your eyes and noticing the opposite sex; 'fasten your seat belt and don't blink'. It won't be long and she'll be bringing 'the one' home to meet the old folks. It's a quick ride, enjoy every bump.

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    1. UGH! No. Not my baby. I can't even think about her dating. Although The Husband says none of them are allowed to date until they are 18. We all know how well that's going to go over...lol.

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  11. I forgot to say a big ole whooping congrats to you on finishing the A to Z. It is my opinion that this is no easy feat. I did it one year and one year only, cause I'm a wuss and it's tough. Not only did you finish, but you did a great job of it. Now go have a piece of cake or maybe a Margarita!

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    1. Thank you. It was really hard on me. My house really suffered. It looks like a bomb went off over here at the Bird's Nest. I need to do a major Spring Cleaning. But I promised I would do it, so I did. Not sure if I will ever make that promise again!

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  12. That was funny! Although, I think Cougars are truly way worse than dirty old men. I mean old pervies are pretty obnoxious, but cougars are not only more outspoken, but they're aggressive.

    Congrats on finishing the Challenge!!!

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    1. Cougars are truly frightening! If I had a son, I would NOT want someone my age dating him. It would really freak me out.

      And thanks! Congrats to you too for finishing the A-Z.

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  13. It always hits me, like Selena Gomez, my kids watched Wizards of Waverly place all the time and it was one of the shows I watched with them and then I see the MTV movie awards ans want to tell her to put something on, like an over protective parent, lol. Congrats on getting to the end.

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    1. My husband feels the same way. Whenever we are out and he sees teenage girls dressed inappropriately he laments it and gets all upset and over-protective, like he's their Dad too.

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  14. Congratulations in completing the A to Z Challenge.

    Yvonne
    A to Z AMBASSADOR.

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  15. Congrats on making it to the end and those stars grow up HOT.

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    1. You to Sheena! You did such an amazing job. Thanks for always commenting.

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  16. Thanks for that update...yikes! Hooray for you, you finished the challenge!

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    1. Hey Andrea! Frightening, right? How fast kids grow up!

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  17. Uh oh...I'm going to have to let a certain Mr. Hugh Jackman know that his favorite bird is oogling another fella (you can try to blame your daughter all you want) :P

    Congrats...we made it through! :)

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    1. Hey, no fair! I'm a loyal stalker. Although I can appreciate ZE cuteness, I like a man a who can actually grow a beard and a whole lot closer to my age, lol.

      Congrats to you too, you did an excellent job with all of your A-Z posts.

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  18. I will forever think of Zac Efron as that kid from the TV show Summerland. Nothing will ever change that. :P

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    1. I know he looks grown up, but I don't think I will ever be able to take him seriously as a leading "man". It makes me feel too pervy!!

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  19. I saw that movie, and felt really pervy, too, because man he is gorgeous! I've always thought he was adorable, but in that movie he was all grown up, for sure. That is the cutest story about Frankie :) It reminds me of when I was in Honduras, and this guy I worked with was rinsing off in this outdoor basin with his shirt off. There was this 12 year old little girl standing by him and staring at his chest. I later told him he might want to try to be more careful about taking his shirt off, and he scoffed at me, because he didn't believe me that the girl was checking him out. Oh, how little men realize that we women are also VERY visual, too :)

    Congrats on making it through! I am sooo happy to be done! It was fun, but man I need a break from this daily posting and commenting.

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    1. I'm lucky she's never noticed before now. She is right at that age. Although most of her girlfriends are Bieber fans, she dislikes him with a passion. So I thought I was safe. I should have known she just has good taste!! LOL

      Congrats to you too, thanks so much for always commenting. xo

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  20. Apparently, adding a few years provides mixed results. What is it they say? "Your mileage may vary." So true.

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    1. I don't think I will ever be able to get over his High School Musical days. No matter how much of a six-pack he has, lol... I won't ever be able to look at him and not think he's just that little boy from HSM! But again, I'm a bird, not a cougar.

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  21. where was he when i was dating in high school??? i went to the wrong high school apparently!! love your new profile pic girl!!

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    1. Hey Tammy!! Thanks so much. If my daughter had to notice someone, he's a good one. I can at least respect her choice.

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