Wednesday, 10. March 2010
I rolled over this morning and turned on my phone to browse twitter before making myself get out of bed. I do it every morning, actually. I read on my phone to get myself awake enough to face the day.
As everyone knows, there was news of Corey Haim’s death. It struck me as something important enough to wake up Laef and tell him. He said: “Who is Corey Haim?”
Too bad for Laef he was 4 when Lucas came out and 5 when The Lost Boys hit theaters. It’s a shame, really.
Corey was THE ONE. Corey Haim was the one I had a poster of right above my pillow and would make myself sick over wanting him so bad. I wanted to be one of his BFFs on The Lost Boys. I wanted to kiss him in Lucas. I wanted to get crazy with him in License to Drive. I just wanted him to be my real life boyfriend so much that it consumed my life from 1986-1989.
I was 12 then. In my mind, Corey Haim had the perfect skin, the slyest smirk, the bluest eyes and the most dreamy head of hair.
I’m 35 now, and I recently saw a Tiger Beat in Borders. I didn’t realize they still sold that shit. Justin Bieber was splashed all over the magazine cover. To me, he had the douchiest hair, the slimiest smile and the lamest outfit ever. Hello? A scarf?
Lately, I’ve been lamenting this new crop of teen idols because I don’t get it. I don’t think any of them are cute. But, now I understand it a little better. Today I am remembering Corey Haim and how he edged out Kirk Cameron as my number one true love. Kirk was just a little bit too goody-goody for me. Now I’m thinking Corey might have been a little too hard core for me, but I will always remember the 1986 Corey, not the 2010 Corey.
This morning, I remembered those nights where I’d stare at that poster and dream that somehow Corey and I would meet. And I’m sure there are girls doing the same thing over this Bieber kid. Personally, I think Bieber lacks some of the humility that Corey had. It’s a different day in age, and sometimes it seems as though young stars – not all of them – strive for the fame, and not the craft.
So, today, a little piece of my youth went away. And, as Laef pointed out, “Well, that sucks. You’re one freebie is gone.” (Um, no, I have like 4 other freebies that are still around)
R.I.P. Corey Haim.