Monday, June 21, 2010


I've actually been super-excited about this award for a while now. When you find out what it is, it will confirm every suspicion you have ever had that I am a total dork and complete loser. The weird thing is that I can totally live with that. The reason that I have been sitting on it is that I have been trying to figure out how to manipulate the award and play it my way. I know... the nerve of some people. Finally, I just decided to break all of the rules and do it how I wanted. It was the only way I was going to have any fun with it at all. It's my blog and I'll lie if I want to. Actually, I will tell you the actual rules of the award and then I will do it the way I want. So, there you have it.

The first rule is to thank the person who gave you the award. That person is Linda Pressman over at Bar Mitzvahzilla. Linda, I cannot thank you enough for this award. But, I must say this on behalf of my blog readers: What in God's name were you thinking when you gave me this award???? Don't you read this blog? That said, I think this is fantastic. What is this award? Well, get a load of this picture. It is bizarre and gives some insight into where this is going. It is the Plastic Joy Award. A twisted person decided on the photographic representation for this award, but the award itself is fictional crushes. Let that sink in.....

I know, the picture is scary. Let's move past that. The rules dictate that you are supposed to share five fictional crushes. Say what? This is where my head exploded. Five???? My problem with this is that any good book series, TV series, possibly a movie... there was very likely a crush in there somewhere. Not always, but seriously. If I am watching a TV series every week for years, there is a crush involved. If there is a book series that I buy as soon as it comes out, there is a crush there. If I am crying like a baby, at any time, during a movie: crush. I fell in love at some point. Of course it wasn't with the actor because I don't know that guy. It was with the character. In fact, if I read a book and the actor "kills" my character in a movie that really ticks me off. So there.

I have come across this award before AND I have read about other people's crushes before. The thing that I discovered with all of those reads is that if I didn't watch your show, read your book, see your movie, I don't know what you're talking about. I am not "getting it." I know I hit you guys with youtube footage all of the time. I try to be choosy. In fact, I am trying to be choosier. I know that it is not all that interesting to watch something you're not into. So, I have been uber-selective about my footage even if I haven't been able to narrow my playing field. Yeah, I have lots of crushes. In fact, way too many for this post.

So, we are going to make this fun. I am taking a page from Chris's playbook and I'm not even going to try and put them all in one post. I will post a couple at the end of every blog. And, to make it fun, there will be prizes ~ of sorts. I don't really have anything of value (remember my bankruptcy?) but I made awards like this one:

I have discovered that I have PaTtErNs with my crushes. Who knew? Some are fairly obvious. Others are better hidden. When you figure one out, email me. If you are right, you will get one of my awesome awards for your sidebar. So cool, right?

Anyway, I will try to include youtube footage that actually gives you a sense of the character. Meaning dialogue. Sometimes that is hard to come by (believe me) and sometimes you can actually get it with footage set to music if it is well done. However, I will always shoot for the former. In the cases of my book crushes, well you just get the words. They stand alone.

After posting my crushes, I am supposed to pick five people to pass the award on to and notify them of this honor. Okay. Those are the rules.

Remember to turn off the sound at the bottom of the page.

In no particular order, we shall take a look at some of my noteworthy crushes:

1) Larry Paul, played by Robert Downey, Jr., joined the cast of Ally McBeal back in 1990something. I don't research this stuff. I lived it. There is this part of me that wants to write on and on and on about how electric, dynamic, amazing, etc. this duo was. However, I did find actual dialogue on youtube of them, so you can see it for yourself. It was love...

2) Richard Castle, played by Nathan Fillion, is CASTLE. He's a mystery writer who works with the police, specifically Detective Kate Beckett, to help them (her) solve cases. She is the inspiration for his newest series of novels and his heroine, Nikki Heat, is based on her, which she says drives her crazy. It's smart, funny, and gorgeous. I meant he's smart, funny, and gorgeous. It was love...

3) Michael Guerin, played by Brendan Fehr, and his relationship with Maria DeLuca (Majandra Delfino) was not the primary romance/storyline running on the TV series Roswell. However, it was the only engaging one. You are going to watch this youtube footage and think this boy is too young for me! Of course he is. He is my high school crush. And he's older than he looks (snark). It was love...

4) Lloyd Dobler, played by John Cusack, in Say Anything rocked my world. I honestly couldn't believe that youtube didn't have better footage than the movie trailer. However, the trailer is pretty good. "I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen." Crushing. Who didn't fall in love with him the moment he stood outside her window holding his boom box over his head? Peter Gabriel's singing In Your Eyes and it was love...

5) Sometimes we get sucked in to a show for a myriad of reasons; I admit that a handful of handsome men can be one of them. However, it isn't enough to make me commit to it. Especially not for years! It takes good writing to keep me around. Now, if you can mix those two things together, you have dynamite. However, I didn't think you wanted to watch a bunch of videos because of one show, so shake out your umbrellas, because I feel a storm rolling in. It was love...

Well, that is it for today. There will be more tomorrow. I need a cool drink. Oh, and I haven't decided who to pass this award on to yet. I am still feeling a bit lightheaded. I will get back to you on that....


  1. This is wonderful! I think I would struggle to think of five crushes.

  2. I agree with all 5 crushes! Good choices! You were so right in your comment on my blog today~ so easy to fix! I agree!

  3. OMG!!! I LOVE CASTLE!!! I have the actual book Niki Heat!!! Ally McBeal, Rosewell, LOST....YUP!!!! Couldn't agree with you more! Great post!!!

    PS. email me (there's a link on my blog) I'll fill you in on what prompted today's blog. (((HUGS)))back at ya! MUAH!

  4. Got your post & deleted it to protect your email...check your email and/or junk folder...You will have 2 emails from me...SouthernMitzi

  5. oh oh me me....I have always wanted to post youtube videos of my inappropriate
    love yours and I looove loyd dobler.
    And yes, I fell in love with him and that song.
    Great great post.
    and robert downey jr. how cute is he?

  6. That is just about the most entertaining award -- and acceptance speech for said award!!! -- that I think I've seen ... :)

  7. Great choices, Robin! And, congratulations, you didn't pick Colin Firth like all of us wimps did! (And I don't mean to be a nag, but you're supposed to want to, um, "get horizontal" with these fictional characters. I don't want to shock you, but those are the rules!)

    Now that I've increased your misery, have fun passing it on!

  8. I'm with you on the Lloyd Dobler one! I think that film is on sometime this week... Must check out when! :o)

  9. You and I, darlin', have the Exact.Same.Taste in men.

    I think I'd add Jack Sparrow to the list instead of Michael Guerin (Yes, I watched the show Roswell, but Michael was a little TOO bad boy for me) but yeah...Robert Downey Jr as anyone, Nathan Fillion as Castle, John Cusak as Lloyd...

    Yup. And more yup.

  10. I love your blog! I'm visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I signed up to be a new follower.


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