Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I have had a couple of you send me your guesses about my patterns in the comments. I was thrilled that you are actually putting on your thinking caps and looking for them. However, I would prefer that you send them to me in email. If I could figure out how to put my email addy in my sidebar, I would do that. Since I am not that techy, it is and I will try to remember to include it in each post. I have it in all of the HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY posts. By the way, that will go off the same as always, in case you were worried. I will be setting my crushes aside and focusing on you and your blogs. Also, I promise that this will wrap up no later than Sunday. One week. If I can't finish this in one week... well, God help us all.

Since you have begun to float me some of your guesses, it has forced me to actually write down my patterns. So far, I have found 14. Many of my crushes have more than one of those attributes. Some have only one. Hope that helps. You can let me know how you want your awards. If you want the individual ones or a single award indicating how many of the patterns you found. I am so flexible it is scary.

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1) Lucky Spencer, played by Jonathan Jackson, is indeed the son of the infamous Luke and Laura Spencer, who graced the cover of Time Magazine (at least I think it was Time, maybe it was Newsweek). Whatever, it was a BIG DEAL. The Spencers rolled back into Part Charles when Lucky was ten or so, but it was in 1996 (when this clip was taken) that Cupid pulled back that bow and shot his arrow. For those of you who know the story; it hurt quite a bit, but it definitely was love...

2) Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion, was in another wonderful Joss Whedon television series, Firefly. It lasted all of one season. There was a huge fan outcry. Unfortunately, it was not enough for the network to revive the series. However, the storyline wrapped with the blockbuster movie Serenity. This particular clip is taken from Firefly. It was love...

3) Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe), played by Daniel Day Lewis, in The Last of the Mohicans was another case of instant crush. It didn't help that I was reading books by Lucia St. Clair Robson at the time on various native american tribes. She is a librarian and writes very detailed accounts of how the tribes lived. I could very well understand how these two way of lives were not coming together. Furthermore, I was siding with the indians (at least most of them). It wasn't even remotely a black and white situation. If not for the women, Hawkeye and his brother and father would have stayed out of it. Wherever you go, just stay alive. I will find you. It was love...

4) Paul Buckman, played by Paul Reiser, on Mad About You, made me laugh for so many years. He and Jamie (Helen Hunt) had marital woes, but they laughed a lot. Of course they did, it was a sitcom. It was supposed to be funny. However, they often showed the underbelly of married life, which isn't all that funny, and worked their way through it. I really was mad about him because it was love...

5) Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling, is a long-standing crush. My obsession with Smallville is not a well kept secret. In fact, as I was mentally writing this particular post in bed, I realized I'd rambled on for about 20 minutes. Eeeks. I guess what I love about Smallville is that the writers got to fill in the backstory. Everyone knows Superman and (probably) loves him. This guy isn't Superman. He's Clark Kent. Superman doesn't exist yet. It will make you think twice about Superman in the future. People always think of him as Superman wearing the disguise of Clark Kent. He's actually Clark Kent wearing the disguise of Superman.
6) Oliver Queen, played by Justin Hartley, is now in residence is Smallville. He is one of the members of what is becoming The Justice League. Other members come and go. If you aren't up to date on your comics, Oliver Queen is Green Arrow. While Clark Kent has yet to fully embrace his other identity, Oliver is just the opposite. He challenges Clark's thinking about what his responsibility is with this gift that he has and how he will use it. Oliver provides the balance (in a good way) for Clark, at least most of the time. You can call me twisted, but I don't care. In both of these cases, it was love...

7) Carlos Ricardo Manoso, AKA Ranger, can be found in the Stephanie Plum series written by Janet Evanovich. They are numbered to keep you on track. I can't say that I fell in love with him in her first book, ONE FOR THE MONEY. I think that it was in THREE TO GET DEADLY that my crush really began to heat up. Fortunately, I found some of my Stephanie Plum books and felt like sorting through them to get you some juicy Ranger references. Here is what Stephanie Plum has to say about Ranger:

"Ranger had been my mentor when I'd started in the business and was one very badass bounty hunter. In this case, bad meaning ultracool. He'd been one of those army guys who went around disguised as the night, eating tree bark and beetles, scaring the bejeezus out of emerging third-world insurgents. He was a civilian now, of sorts, sometimes working for Vinnie as an apprehension agent. He supposedly lived in the 'hood among his Cuban relatives, and he knew things I'd never, ever know."

"He wore his black hair slicked back into a ponytail, dressed in black and khaki, had a washboard belly, castiron biceps and the reflexes of a rattler."

"... the only time Ranger wouldn't look out of place would be standing in a lineup between Rambo and Batman."

"Ricardo Carlos Manoso. Master of the two-syllable sentence. Superhero at large."

"I picked my way around pots and examined my door. The two Yale locks were intact, the bolt was thrown, the chain was attached. My conclusion was that Ranger had knocked the pots over when he slid under the doorjamb."

"No one knew where Ranger lived. I had Norma run a check on him once at the DMV and his address turned out to be an empty lot."

"Ranger. No point in asking how he'd gotten in when the windows and doors were closed and locked. Ranger had ways."

And there you have it. I need a fan. It was definitely love...

8. Mick St. John, played by Alex O'Loughlin, played the sexy vampire detective in Moonlight. Given all of the vampire interest, I was shocked that it lasted only one season. There was so much talent, good storytelling, it wasn't a Buffy/Angel rehash, yet had merit all of its own. It was short-lived, but it was love...

9)Dr. Pete Wilder, played by Tim Daly, hit a homerun with me right away. Addison hadn't even officially moved to LA and Private Practice; this was from the episodes stuck into Grey's Anatomy's as a teaser. Boy, did it ever! Turns out that he's the doctor who thinks outside the box. He is into non-traditional medicine and things like acupuncture. That doesn't mean that he isn't a surgeon or jump through those hoops. It only means that he sees a bigger picture. As soon as I saw his bigger picture, he had me hook, line, and sinker. You did notice that he was gorgeous, right? It was love...

10) Alex Wyler, played by Keanu Reeves, started a "long distance" relationship with Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) in the movie The Lake House. She moved out of the lake house and he moved in. She left a letter in the mail box and he got it. The glitch was that she left it in 2006 and he got it in 2004. And, thus, began a love affair by mail that transcends the experience. One of my favorite scenes of the movie was when they spent the day together on a walking tour. He left her a letter with specific destinations that they would walk together that day. Granted, he was doing it in 2004, and she in 2006. At the end of the walk, he had spray painted on a brick building "Thank you for taking this walk with me today" or something like that. Other people had graffiti painted over it in places and around it, etc. However, you could still see it. When someone defaces a building for you, then you know it was love...

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  1. Firefly, Serenity....LOVE THEM!!! Love Nathan Fillion!!! He rocks!!! Easy on the eyes too...Mr. D & I both love his wittiness!!! More Patterns... ;-)

  2. Mad About You! Oh, how I miss that show!!!

  3. Malcolm Reynolds and Mick St. still my heart. I loved those shows, and I miss both of those characters (and of course the very hot men who played them.) I have not seen The Lake House but have wanted to for a while... it looks like a romantic drama and I've been trying to avoid those for the past year or so, but now my curiosity is piqued! ;)


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