Written by Kate Bridal
Tatu and I were looking through a magazine outside. I showed her various pictures and she would sign about what was in them before I looked at them to confirm. After a bit, I turned a page and Tatu enthusiastically signed BLACK over and over again, then signed THAT pointing to the picture. I looked at the magazine to see a full page picture of Justin Timberlake, wearing a black shirt and pants. I figured she just liked his clothes, so I went to turn the page, but Tatu wouldn’t let me. She would sign THAT at the previous page until I turned back, then sign BLACK repeatedly and just as enthusiastically as the first time. When it was time for me to leave berm Tatu had gone inside, so I tore the picture out to laminate it for her.
I went back up on berm later to find Tatu signing THAT toward where the magazine was. I brought it over and we looked through it again. She seemed to be waiting for the picture of Justin to come back around, and I felt a little guilty knowing that it wasn’t there, but there was a picture of a male model in all black. Tatu enjoyed this picture, but wasn’t anywhere near as enthusiastic and let me turn the page pretty quickly. I made the laminate for her when I went back down from berm (unfortunately the machine crumpled the bottom), so that she could have Justin for a long time to come. The next day while on berm, I also looked up some of his music videos on my phone and watched them with Tatu. She watched pretty intently, and nearly every time she signed BLACK I would look at the screen to find a close up of his face. J.T. has one very exceptional fan!