One thing I am starting to realize from living with dad, is that I am constantly learning new things about him. This week's revelation: my dad has a crush on Justin Bieber.
I first starting noticing my dad's new found love for the Biebs last week when we were watching tv. A commercial for his new movie "Never Say Never" came on, and out of nowhere, dad came running into the room "OH MY GOD SADIE!! Is that a Justin Bieber MOVIE?!?!" "yes dad" "Oh my god. That movie is gonna make more than TITANIC! Mark my words Sade...highest grossing film of all time!" I was pretty taken back by his enthusiasm for the flick, but I was even more taken back by his knowledge of Bieber facts. "He's from Ontario you know? Straford. He grew up there. Oh, annnd he plays hockey, it's hard to hate the kid if he plays hockey. And like also plays like...4 different instruments too." Oh really dad? Impressive.
"OHHH and did you see him on the cover of that magazine with all the kisses on his face?!" (referring to last month's Vanity Fair). "Yes dad I saw it". "They did that on purpose you know. All those little teenage girls are going to see those kisses and wish they were from THEM! And then they're going to buy the magazine." Damn those sneaky marketing tactics.
But it doesn't stop there. The magnitude of dad's Bieber Fever reached a tipping point last night while we were watching the Grammy Awards.
Every time the camera stopped on Biebs, dad would yell "Look! Look! There he is!" During his performance, the praise just kept coming: "Oh he sounds pretty good! His dancing is good, reminds me of M.J, he is definitely winning something." During all the awards presentations in categories which J.B was nominated, dad was hell bend on him winning. "He's got this one in the bag for SUREE Sadie, watch." Needless to say, the Grammy's were disappointing for daddy.
So this week I learned that my father is a true Belieber. Not sure how I feel about this yet. Updates to come...