A lot of us have some really embarrassing nerdclinations.
Vin Diesel movies.
I have my own embarrassing nerdclination and her name is Celine.
I have liked Celine Dion as long as I can remember and, as far as I can tell, I will like her for many years to come.
There are plenty of reasons people don’t Celine Dion. Even I don’t like Titanic and “My Heart Will Go On” gave me a headache for the better part of 1998.
But I can’t help it.
So, in my defense, here are three reasons why, in spite of my best efforts, I still like Celine Dion.
Even if you don’t like her music and you think she’s the most annoying Canadian since Dudley Do-Right, it’s difficult to deny Celine Dion’s talent. She has an amazing voice with an incredible range. Over the course of her career she has worked with talented producers and song writers to make quality pop music which is very catchy. Obviously, catchy things aren’t always good; leprosy and pink eye are catchy but I’m not looking to contract either. But I don’t mind catching more of Celine’s music.
Beauty and the Beast
In 1991 Beauty and the Beast was released and I had a new favorite Disney movie. Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson sang the single version of “Beauty and the Beast” which reached #9 on the Billboard charts. Celine Dion and the song the song she sang are so well connected to the nostalgia of my past that it’s difficult for me to separate the good feelings from the singer. As a result Celine created a home in my nostalgic heart, which she still occupies today.
When I was a little kid I was a momma’s boy and spent a lot of time with my mother. On trips to the grocery store we would listen to Celine Dion on easy listening radio stations. The fond memories of those trips to the grocery store are tied to Celine. My feelings for Celine run deep and are rooted in my childhood; I have supported her in the past and I will continue to support her in the future.
It’s embarrassing to like Celine Dion as much as I do. It’s not normal, it’s not right, but I can’t change, even if I wanted to.
And I don’t want to.
What are your embarrassing nerdclinations?