A few videos from my weekend…
Logan going down the slide, awkwardly. We had to coax him down the slide. Once he went, he didn’t want to go again.
Logan on the swing. He thought it was pretty cool to give me a high-five while swinging.
Logan having fun at the playground. We never did figure out what he was saying…
Logan at breakfast with oatmeal on his face. Giggity giggity.
It’s been a bit scary with two big airlines shutting down operations this week. On Monday, Aloha Airlines shut down operations because of bankrupcy, and just today, ATA Airlines ceased operations. Many passengers were informed at the ticket counter. On the wedding message board I still lurk on, there’s a thread of brides who are scrambling to find tickets for their honeymoons for this summer, or even for their destination weddings. One bride had her whole family flying ATA to Hawaii for their wedding in May. I guess getting a refund when there are Chapter 11 Proceedings can be hit or miss. I wonder if the ticket was paid for by credit card would the credit card company bail the customer out? With Hawaii loosing two of the bigger air carriers to and from the islands, tickets fares will probably skyrocket and non-revenue travel will be next to impossible. I guess that scratches Hawaii from our honeymoon list…
But here’s something to cheer us up:
New Kids on the Block to Reunite
BOSTON (AP) — They may be pushing 40, but the New Kids are returning
to the block. The Boston boy band New Kids on the Block, which sold 70
million albums in the 1980s and early 1990s, has reunited and plans to
release a new album and go on tour. The reunion comes 20 years after
the release of the group’s multi-platinum album, “Hanging Tough.”
group released a new photo Wednesday and reportedly will appear on the
Today show Friday morning — the same time an unmarked countdown clock
on http://www.nkotb.com ends.”
The fan response to this has been incredible,” band member Donnie Wahlberg told the Boston Herald.Wahlberg
said he was convinced to get back together with his former bandmates —
Joey McIntyre, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood —
when they decided to record new music. Wahlberg said he wrote 80
percent of the new material with McIntyre and Jordan Knight.
“I had no interest going out on a nostalgia tour and singing the same material,” said Wahlberg, 38. But he added, “We absolutely will do the old songs for sure.”
Maurice Starr formed the group in Boston in the 1980s, hoping to
recreate the success he had with another teen group from the city, New
Edition. At the height of their popularity, New Kids sold out
world tours, marketed millions of dollars in merchandise and spawned a
Saturday morning cartoon.
The group disbanded in 1994. Wahlberg
has acted on television and in movies, while Jordan Knight, McIntyre
and Wood released solo albums. Jonathan Knight became a real estate