This may be my most embarrassing confession yet. I’ve got the fever. And I’m Creepy.

Last night something happened to me that I am extremely embarrassed about.

First we have to rewind a few weeks back.  I was at my parent’s house and decided I needed a few new CDs to listen to on my way back to Dallas. I was a little short on cash, so I decided to obtain them the free-est way I knew how… by purchasing them on my mom’s Itunes account. After I picked out a few that I couldn’t live without (The XX, The New Pornographers, Manchester Weekend) I synced them to my own Ipod. I’m not sure if you are aware, but this is the riskiest thing a gal can do. No less than 3 times have I deleted my Itunes library whilst trying to take music from someone else’s computer, or vice versa.

Since I’ve started the new job I have spent the majority of my music face time on, so last night was the first time I’d really given the new play-list a good listen. There was a strong smell of water-hose water in the air, which always  puts me in an excellent  mood, so I was really enjoying myself. After I had  listened to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s “Home” about 3 times I finally let it move on to the next song in the mix.

When I synced up my pod I must have accidentally downloaded some of my mother’s music because it was a song I’d never heard before- but dude… it really made me want to dance-walk. I mean, I usually dance walk, but this song made me want to DANCE. I have rarely allowed myself to indulge in pop music since my “NSYNC” obsession ended, and I never listen to anything but NPR on the radio, but I swear… this girl had right about the same pitch as I do and within a few minutes I was singing “oooohhh baby, baby, baby” along with her at the top of my lungs.  I immediately started thinking of all the steps I would choreograph if I were still teaching dance, and started experimenting with a few of them right there on the street.

Without looking at my ipod, (I keep it on one of those arm thingies that make you “do the pretzel” just to look at it) I started the song over several times because there was this rap-part at the end that I decided I wanted to memorize.

When I finally looked down to find out who this new pop-chick was, I was freaking devastated.

It was – Justin. Fucking. Bieber.

If that's not cool, I don't know who is. Which I obviously don't...

If that’s not cool, I don’t know who is. And I obviously don’t…

I had seen his name on Twitter’s trending topics and once I looked into it, I recognized his face, but had somehow gone this long without hearing this song. The saddest part about it, is that I’m so late to the game. I KNOW people have been talking about him for months, and I simply ignored the whole fad. It’s kind of like I only recently found out what Crocs are, and last night I had to have my roommate tell me who Justin Cook AND Adam Lambert were… At least I think those were their names.

It kind of makes me feel sad and old all at the same time… It’s not like I have a crush on him or anything, I just kind of dug his sound.

HOLY SHIT!?! Is this the same thing that my mom did 15 years ago when she was obsessed with the Backstreet Boys and Nick Lache!? AM I THAT UNCOOL!???

I’m not sure what to do with this feeling I have. I mean, if I were 10 I’m sure I’d have his posters plastered all over my wall…

But I’m not 10 and I am admittingly kind of a music snob, and now I find out that I don’t hate this fifteen year old shim’s music?!?

Oh and I forgot the best part… When I was on the walk, after I decided to ignore the fact that Justin Bieber had given me the dancing fever and I decided to continue with my dance-walk, two hot boys who were running turned the corner and caught me in the act. Dancing and singing. To Justin Bieber. ( AND NO THEY WEREN”T 15)

I obviously rule.

It did make me feel a little better when I found out that I’m not the only person out of his target audience who has a case of Bieber Fever. I mean he did get nominated for a BET newcomer award.

You know what? I think I may just embrace it. I’ll probably lose my all my follower for this but oh well… I like that “Baby” song, and who knows… I may even like him more once I finish downloading the whole album. I might spend two hours making up dances in my room, and I may even post the videos of it on YouTube. But for now I’ll just do this.

justinbieber 2
Carissa and Justin just chillin like villains.

Justin and Carissa BFF Forever

Justin and Carissa BFF Forever
  • Clevelandpoet

    You're suppose to look away from the ark of the covenant!

  • tmomaslomez

    lol, that is so funny! The first time I heard him was on SNL a few weeks ago. I was surprised by how un-awful it was. I think that was one of the songs he performed.

  • Jake Shuler

    OMG I am laughing uncontrollably right now. I can't tell you how big of a smile this puts on my face…Carissa rocking out to Justin Bieber! I guarantee you heard me singing this song while we lived together. You always ignored my music though, lol!

  • tara wright

    Oh my god. I have that uncomfortable love for him too. It's really sad and awkward. My kids all love him and I have to be like, Oh my god, this music is such shit, while my indie rock husband is around and then when he's not looking I'm like baby baby baby oh like baby baby baby oh. And so on. But this is our secret right? RIGHT?!

  • OG

    I'm not sure which is more disappointing, your clear obsession with justin beiber or your photoshop skills. If John Cusack catches wind of this, you're done.

  • taradise

    that's so funny! i love when that kind of stuff happens!

    Stopping by from sits!

  • herding cats

    Can I just say that the last picture totally made my day? Also, you should really get together with my students. I have one girl that has a whole notebook dedicated to Justin Bieber. One day I caught her writing his name over and over and over again. Of course I teased her mercilessly – because I'm a mature teacher and all that.

  • ScoMan

    If I walk past you in the street and pretend not to know you, I'm sure you'll understand why.

  • thebacksofmyeyelids

    A tad creepy. :) Oh em gee – you are but a step away from becoming what I refer to as a 'Bieber Beaver'. You heard it here first. :)

  • brittneymclain

    LMAO!!! too funny!! my 13 year old cousin just posted a video of her dancing to that Baby song and all I can picture is you doing it with her HAHAHAH!!! (i thought he was a girl too hehe)

  • Steff Spina

    thanks for friending me on facebook. otherwise i dont know if i would have found your AWESOME blog! im *kind of* new (but not really) to the whole blogging world and i DEFINITELY ride the internet short bus most days bc i never know how to seek out good blogs.
    i wanted to say, that much like you, i had never heard a Justin Bieber song until last night's AI results show. as a fellow “music snob” i will agree that boy DOES have some skill bc i actually listened to most of his performance.
    and that's saying a LOT.
    im adding you to my google reader RIGHT. NOW.

  • starzskymoon

    Don't feel too badly . . . I like his songs too. Ugh.

  • JustMe

    Don't worry. The Fever has gotten all of us just a little bit. It's not our fault. There's no known antidote yet…

  • Pollypoptart

    And here I thought you were cool…

  • BeckEye

    I do not have the fever. I think I'm immune.

  • Nikki

    Ahahaha! I totally dance walk too. Just picture John Cusack singing instead of baby Bieber. Oh wait you said it sounded like a girl? Joan Cusack then.

    Happy to hear you have the vocal range of a 10 year old. Hey me too!

  • Leigha

    girl, you made me laugh out loud. I may have tinkled just a little. that's some funny shit.

    I linked to you on my blog. Now all three of my readers will check you out. :-)

  • ambermurphy

    Oddly, I considered blogging about Bieber today, too, but I had that whole bird situation.

    (You'll have to check out my post tomorrow for my Bieber thoughts… wink, wink. I know. You would read it anyway.)

    Seriously, he is kind of cute. Uh, wait. That IS creepy of me to say — but I mean, like, I know I would have had a crush on him if I was still twelve. You know? Also, you should watch the You Tube clips of him and Tina Fey on an episode of SNL from several weeks ago. Tina wants some Bieber too.

    p.s. I don't know if Disqus is going to let me sign in or not, so if not… this comment is from amber @ musings of amber murphy… btw. Okay, bye. This is getting creepy-long.

  • badassgeek

    No. No. NO.

    *falls to his knees, shakes both fists at the sky*


  • JD at I Do Things


    I've managed to avoid any Bieber songs, but then I don't steal music from my mom's iPod — not that my mom has an iPod, but if she did, there wouldn't be any Justin Bieber on it, just Barry Manilow and Placido Domingo.

    At least you're owning your Bieber Fever. But that last photo? Definitely NOT less creepy.

  • redheadranting

    You crack me up. I don't think I have heard this song of which you speak even though I have a seven year old daughter and we spent 6 hours in the car last weekend listening to Radio Disney where Justin and the Jonas Brothers are played ever other song. I might have to take a listen to this, or maybe I should stay away.

  • BobbiJanay@Kid to a Grown Up

    The second photo is a really good photoshop. Also I kinda like the song too.

  • Vegetable Assassin


    I feel kind of bad for the Bieb (as I now call him). I mean he's what…16? How many of US were cool at 16? NONE. One day soon he'll look back and be all “eff me, what was I thinking with that hair and girlie voice and clean cut image” and he'll not shave for a month and take up a coke habit and start swearing at old ladies or something… Sort of like when Lindsay Lohan stopped being a cute red headed child star and became an over-entitled whore overnight.

  • Karisa Tells All

    haha! I did the same thing with Hanson back in the 90s. As soon as I found out it was boys singing I was so confused I vowed never to groove to MmmBop again. But of course I couldn't stay away.

  • Aly

    I heard “Eenie Meenie” (or whatever) the other day and I was like “well, this is fun, this girl has a pretty good voice!” and then they were like “it's Justin Bieber!” and I was like “OH, FUDGE!”
    My life is filled with embarrassing music that I should not like. I don't understand. Good luck with your Bieber Fever! I'll be dancing to his songs and pretending that he's a girl, because somehow that would make his existence and my enjoyment of (some of) his songs a bit less painful…

  • The Constant Complainer

    Dude, Bieber Mania is getting more powerful by the day. Every time my daughter asks me to turn on Radio Disney on Sirius, it's a Bieber song. LOL. Congratulations on finding your new BFF.

  • Sada

    Ha ha ha ha ha! And also? HA! I've never heard a single Justin Beiber song. And now I'm afraid that if I check one out on YouTube I'll be Photoshopping my face into Beiber pics by the end of the day.

    Oh, screw it. If it's good enough for Ludacris, it's good enough for me. Yeah, I just said that.

  • Sada

    Ha ha ha ha ha! And also? HA! I've never heard a single Justin Beiber song. And now I'm afraid that if I check one out on YouTube I'll be Photoshopping my face into Beiber pics by the end of the day.

    Oh, screw it. If it's good enough for Ludacris, it's good enough for me. Yeah, I just said that.

  • toogie

    Omg!!!!  This is mommy dearest:-L  lol!

    I have to admit, reading this gave me the giggles.