Sunday, June 27, 2010


This is the week in review. On Monday, I rolled out The Plastic Joy Award, which was awarded to me by Linda over at Bar Mitzvahzilla. I feel fairly certain that it is the first and last award that I shall be receiving from her. However, I have enjoyed this award so much more than one person should, and, therefore I thank her from the bottom of my...heart. If you still haven't checked out Linda's blog, you really should take a moment and do so because she is a wonderful writer. She is very funny and I enjoy all of her blogs enormously. I also need to follow through and bestow this honor on to five other people. I will do that at the end of the list. I need to think on it.

Okay, I rolled out a bunch of crushes along with description and (almost always) video footage. I discerned 14 characteristics that kept repeating among my crushes. Actually, Phoenix. over at Res Ipsa Loquitur, is getting an award for picking out one characteristic that I missed. She picked up on it fairly quickly and I included it in the 14. Savvy girl. And Chris. over at A Deliberate Life, caught three! She found one right away (like Phoenix) and two more yesterday. Do I even know my own crush patterns??? So, now we are up to 16 things to look for peeps. If it helps, only two characteristics are physical. The rest are all personality traits. Of course, not every crush has them all, but if you see it at least four times there is a pattern. I have one special case where there are only three of these fellows who share the same trait, but I still see the pattern. If I had more space, I would have had to include another crush with the same quality. So, it's a pattern. If you identify something I missed, I will make you a special button for your observational skills. As I pointed out in an earlier blog, I am looking for one word descriptions or short phrases (like "jerk" or "out of work loser"). Obviously, both of those traits are not correct answers, but you get the idea. I am going to list them all with the date of their footage, so that you can go back and watch any that you are scratching your heads on. Isn't this fun?

Email me your responses at I have kept track of the answers you have sent me thus far. However, if you want to repeat yourself, that is okay by me. I have been known to do that very thing. It's a pattern.

Monday, June 21
1) Larry Paul, played by Robert Downey, Jr, on Ally McBeal
2) Richard Castle, played by Nathan Fillion, on Castle
3) Michael Guerin, played by Brendan Fehr, on Roswell
4) Lloyd Dobler, played by John Cusack, in Say Anything
5) Jack, played by Matthew Fox, on Lost
6) Sawyer, played by Josh Holloway, on Lost
(They were my primary Lost crushes.)

Tuesday, June 22
1) Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta, in Grease
2) Angel, played by David Boreanz, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
3) Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, on 24
4) Logan Echolls, played by Jason Dohring, on Veronica Mars
5) Gerry Kennedy, played by Gerard Butler, in P.S. I Love You
6) Luke Danes, played by Scott Patterson, on The Gilmore Girls
7) Zack Mayo, played by Richard Gere, in An Officer and a Gentleman
8) Hawkeye Pierce, played by Alan Alda, on M*A*S*H

Wednesday, June 23

1) Lucky Spencer, played by Jonathan Jackson, on General Hospital
2) Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillion, on Firefly and Serenity
3) Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe), played by Daniel Day Lewis, in The Last of the Mohicans
4) Paul Buckman, played by Paul Reiser, on Mad About You
5) Clark Kent/The Red-Blue Blur, played by Tom Welling, on Smallville
6) Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow, played by Justin Hartley, on Smallville
7) Carlos Ricardo Manoso, aka Ranger, in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
8) Mick St. John, played by Alex O'Loughlin, on Moonlight
9) Dr. Pete Wilder, played by Tim Daly, on Private Practice
10) Alex Wyler, played by Keanu Reeves, in The Lake House

Friday, June 25

1) Johnny Cash, played by Joaquin Phoenix, in Walk the Line
2) Jake Green, played by Skeet Ulrich, on Jericho
3) Frank Sullivan, played by Dennis Quaid, in Frequency
4) Sealy Booth, played by David Boreanz, on Bones
5) Seth Cohen, played by Adam Brody, on The O.C.
6) David Addison, played by Bruce Willis, on Moonlighting
7) Mr. Darcy, played by Matthew Macfayden, in Pride and Prejudice
8) Jason Morgan, played by Steve Burton, on General Hospital
9) Batman/Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight
10) Damon Salvatore, played by Ian Sommerholder, on The Vampire Diaries

Saturday, June 26

1) Ben Covington, played by Scott Speedman, on Felicity
2) Noel Crane, played by Scott Foley, on Felicity
3) Michael Vaughn, played by Michael Vartan, on Alias
4) Tristan, played by Brad Pitt, in Legends of the Fall
5) James Barrie, played by Johnny Depp, in Finding Neverland
6) Adam Rove, played by Christopher Marquette, on Joan of Arcadia
7) Aidan Shaw, played by John Corbett, on Sex and the City
8) Robert McCallister, played by Rob Lowe, on Brothers & Sisters
9) Logan Huntzberger, played by Matt Czuchry, on The Gilmore Girls
10) Sonny Corinthos, played by Maurice Benard, on General Hospital

Sunday, June 27

1) Dr. Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey, on Grey's Anatomy
2) Dr. Alex Karev, played by Justin Chambers, on Grey's Anatomy
3) Dr. Mark Sloane, played by Eric Dane, on Grey's Anatomy
4) Henry DeTamble, played by Eric Bana, in The Time Traveler's Wife
5) Dean Winchester, played by Jensen Ackles, on Supernatural
6) John Bender, played by Judd Nelson, in The Breakfast Club
7) Ren McCormack, played by Kevin Bacon, in Footloose
8) Leopold, Duke of Albany, played by Hugh Jackman, in Kate & Leopold
9) Patrick Jane, played by Simon Baker, on The Mentalist
10) Noah Calhoun, played by Ryan Gosling, in The Notebook

Okay, well I have had some time to think while I was doing all of that typing. Keep in mind that the proper way to do this award is to list five fictional crushes and be done with it. You can insert photos, but no video footage is required. I just twisted this award around to suit me. And you don't have to hand out any prizes or anything like that. You do have to pass it along to five other people. 'Nuff said. These are the people that I will most enjoy reading for various reasons of my own....

Chris over at A Deliberate Life ~ I love this blog. It is always inspirational and makes me think. I really missed her while she was on vacation. She does the Saturday Snark, but that is as close to fluff as she usually goes. I am looking forward to some whimsy from her.

Phoenix at Res Ipsa Loquitur ~ I love this blog and she hasn't been writing. She is fabuloso about commenting and I have discovered that we share similar tastes in everything from fictional men to books/quotes to picking bad husbands the first go-round. I am curious to see what men I forgot. She can pick up my slack:-)

Mitzi at Southern Style ~ I am fairly new to her blog and she to mine. Mitzi's blog always has a genteel feel to me. So, I know that however she does this award (and it won't be the way that I did it), it will somehow be classy. And that will be a feat because she still has to work with that awful picture, but I know that she will pull it off!

Yenta Mary the Food Floozie ~ I am giving her this award simply because she is being pelted by awards of late. Nah, that isn't why I am doing it, though she is being awarded nearly daily. Actually, I am curious to see what she will do with an award that doesn't have anything to do with food or if she will somehow work food into this award. In other words, my curiousity is totally piqued.

Kate at The Cow Jumped Over The Moon ~ I am giving her this award simply because she said she wasn't sure she could think of five fictional crushes. Say what? My mind runneth over and you aren't sure??? So, I am challenging you to do it, and I pass this to you with the certainty that you can do it if you put your mind to it.


  1. GAH! How am I supposed to come up with five more crushes that you didn't mention when I'm pretty sure you mentioned just about every guy I've ever drooled over?? lol! But thank you for the award... now just give me about a year to come up with some new fictional crushes :)

    PS You don't need to watch the movie The Time Traveler's Wife, the book is a million times better.

  2. Well, I'm glad that's over! My libido must be pretty low cause I really couldn't get into the crush thing!

  3. Argh! Robin!! I can only think of two; let me go have a think, lol!

  4. I think I would be like Kate when I say I don't think I would define it as a fictional crush. I think anyone I have had a crush on from TV is the actual person not so much their character.

  5. Oh my....yes my dear, this truly will be a challenge, but I will indeed do my best to be genteel...

  6. Well, Phoenix found one more pattern. So, make that 17 to find...

  7. Robin, you have made my entire day! A challenge -- I love it!!! Got back at 3 a.m. from taking a loved one to the ER and a 1:30 a.m. CT scan and an admit ... I definitely needed the perk and the chuckle ... :)

  8. OK, I got four. One more to go!


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