BTS is coming

In April, my oldest daughter asked me to take her to a concert in Chicago at the end of June. She had to spell it for me. Wanna One. I’m sure I gave her a weird look. Seriously.tired-377438_1280

In May, I had never heard of a BTS, and the girls were still hoping for Chicago in June.

In June, I realized this music stuff had something to do with my oldest daughter’s new Korean fascination. Certainly it had influened her recent hair color love. She’s tried the turquoise and is currently flying the red flag. She looks freaking adorable. I’m not even going to start on what it’s done to clothing preferences.

About this time, I also realized our move would make the June trip to Chicago impossible.

In July, I looked up from my boxes to watch my two daughters practicing choreography while watching YouTube on the TV. They moved in pretty amazing synchronicity, using dance moves I’d never seen. They told me it was K-POP and they loved it. They were sorry to miss Wanna One but understanding.

I said, “Maybe that means there’s something better coming.”

Both girls looked at me and yelled “BTS! BTS IS COMING”


I didn’t know what a BTS was.ย  Don’t worry, they were going to fix that.

In August, they started showing me videos and playing K-POP songs all day at home, every time we got in my car, and quizzing me on the names of the members of the group. By the middle of August, a few BTS songs had wandered onto my own playlist. By the time work started up again, Airplane Part 2 was my alarm clock song. It still is. My daughters tell me I now have to learn the chant all the girls say at the concerts….lmao. No.


When I took a bit of time to listen, read the lyrics, watch the incredible dancing-it didn’t take long to hook me. I mean each one is more beautiful than the last! Their version of rap and the lyrics to their songs are nothing like what we have here in the US. I can’t tell you how happy that makes the mom in me. I know there are issues in the K-POP world, just like anywhere, but I love watching my girls dance and sing in Korean. Give me that any day of my life over Kei$ha and Pitbull telling my girls –

I have ’em like Miley Cyrus, clothes off
Twerking in their bras and thongs, timber
Face down, booty up, timber
That’s the way we like the what, timber
I’m slicker than an oil spill
She say she won’t, but I bet she will, timber

This was younger daughter’s favorite song before BTS.

It’s September, I can name each of them on sight, almost on sound of voice. Today I contacted my brother in Chicago to see if we could stay with him the first week of October. I’m gulping a bit at the price of tickets but after doing a little research online, I’m going to wait a bit before buying. I don’t know much about buying concert tickets but it’s pretty fascinating what people do to make money off them.

This may sound silly coming from a woman my age, but I find myself looking forward to this concert with almost as much excitement as the girls. Similar excitement, a few less hormones.ย  It will be my very first concert as well. My mom thought they were too dangerous a place for girls in the eighties. In a way, she’s the one who started this whole thing. When my oldest asked if I would take her I told her, “My mother would NEVER have done that.”

“Why? What did she have against fun?”

I just laughed. My mom didn’t have fun. Her idea of fun was picking raspberries at 5 AM every other summer morning, all summer.

Thanks for the lesson, Mom. I won’t make the same mistake.


Just an added bit of fun –

Remember when we had a favorite member of a band? John in Duran Duran or some such? Now they call it their bias. My girls each have a bias in BTS. It’s silly but I’ve actually found a favorite of my own. I know, it’s like being a kid again for a minute and pretty silly. However, the first person to guess my bias will receive a copy of my first book, Solitude. I’ve only recently made it available in print. I haven’t even got my copies yet, but one of them is reserved for one of you!

I could give you hints but it wouldn’t help you at all!๐Ÿ˜‚ I will tell you daughter 1 adores V and daughter 2 adores JungKooK. I’m certainly not going to overlap bias with them! I have some err, no, I don’t have any. I do prefer one of the others though.

Who is Carly’s bias?



I’m resisting making a lis

Favorite BTS Songs

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Fake Love





Seriously-someone come stop me!




17 thoughts on “BTS is coming

  1. Mean, moody and magnificent?
    Lol With my two it was Pulp and Blur versus Oasis. Lucy had a crush on Jarvis Coker and Damon Albarn, simultaneously. For Alex it was the more ‘manly’ Oaisis.
    Your first concert? Oh, my lovely you are going to LOVE IT! There’s nothing like live music, the atmosphere is wonderful.

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  2. Carlyโ€™s bias = JIN !!!

    …I hope…๐Ÿ˜Œ… I’ve loved and enjoyed everything you’ve written.

    I nearly finished Solitude after I downloaded it January 15, 2016 while being a 24-hour caregiver to my sweet Mom. I could only steal reading moments at bedtime but exhaustion literally allowed morsel reading. Unfortunately, she passed May of same year and I never completed the book. Of course, now I’ve no excuse to reread Solitude followed by Book 2 which I have!

    I truly wish your delicious books had narration! That would be delectable!
    Thank you for My Perfect Mistress (absolutely my favourite and hungered for more!) which was suggested reading via the ZeeMuse blog way back when and have been hooked ever since for any erotic yummies you might create!!

    Okay, I’ll leave you be but DO NOT stop creating because you’ve given my little life joy and smiles! ~a;)

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    1. Alma! Welcome and Thank you! What a wonderful comment youโ€™ve left for me!
      I understand, with your mom. My mom died before she could read my books. I worked through it with
      Kawaipuna Cottage.
      I love that Mistress is your favorite! You might like knowing there is more story for Chase and Zoe. I just have to glue myself to the chair!
      Aw, sweet Jin! Alas, he is not my bias! But never fear, no one else has played yet, you could win by default! Woot!


  3. My son was raised on 50’s and 60’s and jazz and during his teen years, loved game show themes. That’s an Aspie for you. I was a child of the 70’s, so I was into hard rock – the guitar gods. My first concert was Queen. I was an adult (barely) and I told my mom a large group of us (3) were going to the (now demolished) Omni and we’d be fine. We were. I had to take everyone home, so I didn’t get home until 3 AM, but damn, Freddie was fine and I was in love with the drummer. Someone was passing a joint down the row and the very straight-laced and formally dressed 30-something sitting next to us swore she was NOT a narc when she passed it to us. Today I have to think how many lips I didn’t’ know was on that joint….

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    1. Could I be any more jelly right now! You freakin’ saw ๐ŸŽถ Queen ๐ŸŽถ live ๐ŸŽต Zee!!!

      One of my sisters in Seattle, adopted an 8yr old out of foster care and happened to introduce this new child to Queen. Imagine my surprise when on her first visit to Utah, she asked if I had any Queen songs (as if) we could play. Gรฏrl can’t get enough of listening to Queen and I love it! I introduced music ๐ŸŽถ to another sister’s first born, now all grown up, but to this day he still loves RUSH, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and a whole lot more. Sigh, life is good when there is music.๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ˜Š.

      FYI – Thanks for recommending Carly’s writing, finally got a little time to read her work and I don’t think I’ll be able to stop reading whatever she writes, which is good cause it will give me some fun while waiting for your golden prose. No pressure on either of you of course. ๐Ÿ’•

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        1. Yes Zee is amazing, but she was right about your writing. Thank you for sharing it with the world. I’ve bought two of your generously priced books on amazon, but the bondage one is a little scary for me. I will try it, but even Zee’s light tie up scenes and well, other stuff, have me a bit intimidated. So I’ll be taking it all very slow in the reading department. I am a former catholic school girl that didn’t do anything wrong, other than smart mouth the nuns. Now if Zee could crack the whip on WhatCatyDidNext’s stories. Heh

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  4. All right… I will guess Rap Monster, just because heโ€™s chosen to be different with the blonde hair.

    Wow! Your first concert! I donโ€™t blame you for being excited. I have seen a lot of concerts and I never stop being excited by them. I agree with your daughter โ€” they are fun!

    I think my first was The Osmonds in 1972. Not my choice โ€” I was a Jackson fan โ€” but my friend had an extra ticket and, hey, it was a concert!

    My hubby and I took my older son to see Avril Lavigne when he was 10 and she still sang teen music. I was excited for that too!

    Hope you have a great time!

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    1. Growing up Mormon, I would have loved to see the Osmonds! lol
      Rap Monster, he’s the group leader, the first member, kind of the dad. He has these dimples when he smiles…..He also speaks fluent English. Alas, he is not my Bias. It’s funny because there is something different I love about each one of them. However, my eye is drawn to one just a bit more often than the rest…
      Thanks Sue, I think we’re going to have a blast!

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  5. I’m gonna say your bias is Jhope. My bias is Jimin but it was so hard to choose one cause I love them all the same ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I could go to one of their concerts but unfortunately i didnt have the money. Hope you and your girls have fun. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. J-Hope, the perennial sunshine of the group, jaw-dropping dancer, talented rapper, all around energizer bunny. Alas, not my bias. I know exactly what you mean. They all have something special about them.
      I’m hoping ticket prices go down just a bit before then, but thank you! We are really looking forward to it!


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