Making and KEEPING Michael Jackson Fan Friends & Underexposed Photos

If you have visited my blog more than once, you may have seen one of my most popular posts on your screen, "How to Make Michael Jackson Fan Friends". I went over some key points on how to make friends that are a part of the MJFAM and I realized last weekend, just how many of the Michael Jackson fan friends I have made over the years are still a part of my life.

I can say that our friendships have all had peaks and valleys but, some of the women photographed below have been a part of my life since I was 16 years old- over a decade of laughter, fun, and L.O.V.E.! See if you can spot any of them in the photo from the How to Make Friends entry-- they were ALL there at my very first hang-out session with fellow MJ fans.

So the secret to keeping friends from the MJFAM?

Staying in TOUCH and making sure that we not only celebrate Michael's triumphs and victories but also, that we acknowledge each others! The great thing about having friends with this great common interest, is that whenever life tears us apart, things like the trial vindication day (JUNE 13 2005), the announcement of the O2 THIS IS IT concerts, and even Michael's untimely death, bring us back together. I know that I have some friends for life and I thank Michael Jackson and his music, for providing me with a hobby through which to meet like-minded men and women. 

In case you were wondering, these photos were all taken (well most of them) by me, at our latest Victory Tour Screening meetup. 

I am so sad that they are so underexposed! In fact, I was embarrassed to post them at first but, then I figured why not? The room was quite dark but, I wish that these would have come out a little bit lighter. I think this summer I am going to invest in some more photography classes. Perhaps if there's a Groupon! My DSLR is one of the best investment I've made in years but, I have recently been enamored by the thought of having an instant film camera like this one-  Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (in White!) . I think summertime would be the best time to experiment. Wouldn't it be cute to have a cute vintage looking camera to tote around that prints out photos in under 2 minutes?! Now to only find friends and events to attend to take photos of ... *smile*

Apart from the occasional grocery shopping splurge, I have been saving lots of money otherwise. Don't want anything to disrupt my rhythm so, I am thinking of going on another NO BUY challenge. Of course, I will have to make an exception for the BAD 25 Documentary DVD. (Have you seen? It's on sale July 2nd on the Michael Jackson Official Site!)

At this age, I am starting to think long and hard about a future and about family and I want to make sure that I have a nice firm, monetary cushion- so that I'll never have to worry about living check-to-check or anything similar in the near future. Kinda like Michael did for his children... what? A girl can dream big, can't she?  

til next time, 


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