You know what they say- every April 30th: It’s gonna be May. And you just sang that, didn’t you? Today is a special Monday Meme day because not only is it gonna be May tomorrow, but *NSync is getting their Hollywood Walk of Fame star today. And the inner boyband fangirl in me is SO ready for this. Monday Memes with JT… let’s do this.
I love being a Gen X mom in her 40s. Why? Because I can relive all the highlights of my youth with the confidence earned from 40 years on this earth— and my kids are the perfect age to both totally get me (and think I’m kinda cool) and also be totally horrified by my actions.
What actions you may ask? Singing “It’s Gonna Be MAY!” at top volume (thanks Aux chord and Spotify) with the windows down on the way to school dropoff. Chair dancing included, because, duh.
Nsync Get Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
I did have to explain the significance of this day to the 11 and 6-year-olds who were bemused at my giddiness. Look, man, I just love *Nsync. Always have- always will.
And today they get their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I’ve been on the Walk of Fame once- and it was awesome. One of those moments where I looked down to discover where I was and it was like- whoa- how did this happen?
And now I have another reason to go back: the boys are going to be immortalized on the Walk of Fame (just like Walt Disney’s boys- the Sherman Brothers above). How cool is that?!
While I haven’t gotten close to Justin Timberlake, I did get a selfie with fellow runDisney fan Joey Fatone once upon a time at a Disneyland race long ago. I may or may not have, um, sorta stalked him to make this happen and happy bonus Sean Astin was with him. The adult me was on a childlike HIGH right there in the middle of Disneyland — if you know me, you know how perfect all this was. SWOON.
Monday Meme | It’s Gonna Be May
So I’m sharing my Monday Meme favorites: It’s gonna be May!
Hellloooo… Do I need to explain? Maybe I do. Apparently, some folks were clueless about what all the memes meant this week.
Let’s throwback to the days of *NSync and their hit song, It‘s Gonna Be Me.
I’m taken back to riding in my besties bright yellow Miata, top down, heading out to the beach. Sure, we were way too old for their target audience, but we. didn’t. care.
*NSync became our summer band that year.
Here it is in case you need to refresh your earworm.
Or maybe just want to see the boys in their prime.
Now that you’ve heard it, you will never un-hear it. #SorryNotSorry
This meme has been floating around since 2012. Various images but the ideas stay the same: Justin telling us that May is coming in his melodic 19-year-old voice.
JT himself got in on the joke last year via Twitter:
Like any long-term meme, there are people in the grrroooaaannn make it staaahhhppp camp.
I ask you, are you just no fun? What’s wrong with you people?!
Don’t you see… JT? You know, Justin. Timberlake. He brought Sexy Back.
That’s what I’m talking about.
I mean, there can never be enough JT on my social media timeline. That’s a fact. And it’s one of the reasons I love and adore my friend Diane, the biggest JT fan on earth.
Side note: know where Diane is today? Hollywood, y’all. To see the boys get that star! That is a fangirl right there.
So in honor of Diane and her sweet mom, A Billion JTs. A Billion JTs EVERYWHERE.
If JT is not your thing, I understand. Kinda. Okay, I’ll try to understand, but I gotta be honest, this makes NO sense to me.
But I suppose some of you may have passed through the boy band craze when you were like 18, 25, 30…
That’s cool. I’m in my 40s and even though my husband may or may not have called me pathetic yesterday, I’m still jamming to boy bands.
But here’s a few for you to use next year to combat the hotness onslaught of Gonna Be May memes.
Love when I can combine my fandoms into one perfect Monday meme.
You know you love the Starks, too.
My personal favorite take on the Gonna Be May meme is the Agent Melinda MAY (get it?) version.
Agent May from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is my secret girlfriend. And you know how much I love Marvel.
ps- Monday memes in full effect today- there’s a whole slew of Infinity War meme spoilers on the blog today too. Check those out- if you’ve seen the movie!
If only the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents had been in Infinity War, my world would have been complete. I suppose there’s a chance for Avengers 4. Fingers crossed- because May rocks.
I love her OH SO MUCH.
And then there’s this one:
That’s my girl.
Star Wars nerds, here’s one you can use for a couple more days.
Because, again, MOAR JT.
Ahhh, JT. You are the gift that keeps on giving with perfect the April 30th Monday meme.
Maybe I just needed to prolong my annual JTness a bit longer.
Either way, it’s almost time to say goodbye for another year because:
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)