Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Stellaaaaaah!


Bellas, meet a very wet Jeremy Bloom, couple time World Cup skiing champ and, I think, Philadelphia Eagle.

Now, the Eags were my team when I was a kid growing up North of Philly. But Roman Gabriel never looked this good, nor did Dick Vermiel.

Anywayz, I though we were in need of a little snax, what with our trying to be on our best behaviour for RunningWithQuills.com Week (and Two Days) going on.

Stella Cameron is here tomorrow, August 15. She's got a great GuestBlog planned, plus a related poll over at RWQ.com.

So, I had a crush on Phila Eagle Roman Gabriel when I was very young. No idea why.

Who were some of your first crushes? The boy next door? Your brother's friend? The guy who played Jethro in the Beverly Hillbillies?
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Encore! You have GOT to take a look at this week's feature of Marjorie M. Liu's "Red Heart of Jade" at Romance: B(u)y the Book. Marjorie is genuine, lovely inside and out -- as our maiden aunts would say -- and a true talent. The book is awesome.
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Thank you Suzanne Simmons for luring us into a dangerous discussion about sensuality in romance. We can't wait to read NIGHT LIFE when it comes out in the spring! If we promise to behave, will you come visit again?
Then again, if we were so much about behaving, I guess we wouldn't like the spicy books as much as we do...

81 comments:

Julie in Ohio said...

OOO-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA!!

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN!

I'm not familiar with Jeremy Bloom but I sure would like to be... :P

These Quills have been alot of fun. I can't wait to what Stella has in store for tomorrow. :o)

MaryKate said...

My first serious "star" crush was John Taylor from Duran Duran. I saw him recently in a concert broadcast from Wembly Stadium in England. Clearly all the drugs have caught up with him, because he's skinny as a rail and has really deep lines all over his face. I guess some would call it heroine chic.

My first "real" crush was Andy Hill, he was in my 8th grade class. He was a soccer player and made my pre-teenybopper heart go pitty-pat. All of my dreams were realized when he gave me my first kiss at the 8th grade prom. Of course, that was right at the end of the year and we had to break-up for the summer. By the time I reached 9th grade, we went to different schools. SIGH. Good times, good times.

Michelle, I just finished THE RED HEART OF JADE. It was fantastic. Marjorie's books have to be concentrated on. They're dense, and action packed. I love her heroines because they kick a** and take names.

rachd said...

Jeremy Bloom is so very snaxilicious! He played football for University of Colorado(I'm a HUGE college football fan) and the NCAA refused to let him ski professionally *and* play college football because he had sponsers in order to afford the skiing. Talk about ridiculous! He had a major battle over the whole situation and the NCAA wouldn't relent. It was nutso. So, Jeremy stuck with skiing which was a shame since he is an *amazing* football player!

Okay, see, told you I'm a college football nutcase. All you wanted to do was provide a little snaxy eye candy and I go off. Sorry.

rachd said...

Ooops. I got so caught up in Jeremy I forgot to answer the question...

My first crush was Greg Shockley. We were in kindergarten together and he was so cute and nice it was love at first sight for me. I crushed hard on him for seven years and then there was that whole laughing at me in front of everyone when I fell down fiasco. Somehow he wasn't that cute anymore.

Julie in Ohio said...

I got distracted by snaxy abs and forgot to answer the question.

My real life first crush was Chad Brown in the second grade. That lasted until he moved in the fifth grade. I was crushed.
My hollywood crush was Beau and Luke Duke from the Dukes of Hazard. They were the coolest.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OMG! You're making me laugh already, Bellas. B and L Duke? I liked the dark-haired one, too! I, of course, wanted to be Daisy, in the days before I equated IQ with being sexy. Not that Daisy wasn't wily in her own way.

Forgot about the "falling down" pain, Rach. He was such a jerk. lots of distraction for you and JulieO this am, huh? Love the kid pix!

MK, I remember now that you're a DD fan. Heroine chic is so scary. It was in the 70s, and still is. But how the mighty fall, no? You still have your memories of a younger, talented, JT...

And, Rach, I actually read the NCAA stuff,t oo. My husband loves college sports, too. He feels they're kind of unspoiled, I guess.

I just remembered I used to crush on the son of my parents' best friends. Like a brother for years, then turned to mild flirting. Then an ill-conceived date. Then back to friends. He was kind of a jerk, though, cause he was a jock, but nice underneath.

How'd you say it, MK? Good times.

I just got the whole Marj M Liu "library" from Dorchester. I'm kinda taken with the books, and you know I had to travel a while to get to the whole paranormal thing. I really liked the hero, Dean, in this one.

rachd said...

I'm still working on the para thing. It's growing on me by bits and pieces...

Star crush? I really HATE to admit this since the guy is now such a total fruitcake nutjob, but Tom Cruise. Fell in love with TOP GUN and that was it. Of course Val Kilmer looked pretty amazing in that one too.

Julie, I hear ya on Bo and Luke. Michelle, I used to take the front of my shirt, tuck it into the neck and then pull it down in an effort to be like Daisy :oP. Kids!

Oh, and thanks for the support on the whole good crush gone bad.

The pic of the girls was taken yesterday at the zoo. I really wish we could get Monkey to keep the hair outta her face, but it really doesn't seem to bother her. Go figure.

MaryKate said...

Michelle - It's interesting (re: the Liu books) that her first, TIGERS EYE didn't work as well for me. Mainly because there's a sex scene in it that went beyond my comfort zone. I'll be you thought I didn't have one, but I do! LOL. Although it wasn't enough to turn me off of her, I still think she's a great author.

Her last one, SHADOW TOUCH, was incredibly poignant. The hero was incredibly tortured and very beta, but he totally worked for me. I really loved that book. She's done a nice job creating a really interesting mythology. Although it almost seemed to me like she wrote the first one, and then realized, "Oh! This could be a series!" I think she writes very lyrically.

MaryKate said...

Rach - I loved Tom Cruise in TOP GUN. The man knew how to wear a pair of aviator glasses!

Julie in Ohio said...

Not to mention play volleyball...

Mina Wolf said...

I've been a Liu fan since Tiger Eye personally. She's a great writer in her style and stories.

Julie in Ohio said...

I have to give an honorable mention to Michael J. Fox. He wasn't my first crush but he has been my longest. To this day, I will watch anything he is in. :o)

Vivi Anna said...

Hmm, first celebrity crush would have to be Billy Idol, and Nic Cage...in Valley Girl, still one of my favorite movies evar!!

My first real crush..Kirby Stewart in elementary school...I used to bug the crap out of him, and EVERYONE knew how I felt about him, it was quite embarrassing in fact.

We used to fight constantly the two of us, it got so bad one recess that he punched me in the nose, it bled and I hit him back so hard he nearly passed out...

LOL, good times, good times...

I guess that was a total set up of how tumultuous my relationships were going to be in the future...

Then in Junior High, I totally was crushing on the boys that just moved into grade 10 and were on the football team...Tom and Chris were so HAWT...and it was so cool because of friend of mine, got the whole team to sign my grade 7 yearbook...:-)

During Grade 7 I suddenly matured (as in my body developed real fine) then the whole football team was after me....;-)

Julie in Ohio said...

Vivi, when are you writing your memoirs? I smell a best seller... :P

MaryKate said...

Huh. My body matured in about 10th grade, Vivi! I was a skinny little runt for a long time.

You must have been one of those girls with breasts that I hated when I was in junior high!

rachd said...

I'm with Vivi. I was a C cup by eighth grade. Growing up in a college town I was hit on by more college guys than I can remember. I just kept thinking, "Don't you know I'm jailbait??"

It was terribly gratifying for the ego though ;o).

Monica Burns said...

Rach, Rach -- (Monica shaking head) ROFL Tom Cruise??? ROFL

I've always found him an arrogant jerk, so his displays of recent memory are simply confirmation of my original assessment. *grin*

But we forgive you for it because he was handsome when younger. LOL

My first crush was a guy named Danny Brown, 4th grade. He wanted to be an architect and so I decided I wanted that too. Then he switched his attentions to this other girl in the class who was pretty, but a real jerk they deserved each other. LOL

My first movie star crush was Roy Schreider from Jaws. I loved his forearms. LOL See Michelle, there's something about a guys arms and hands that JUST fascinates me. Maybe I just like to be held tight! LOL

Monica Burns said...

Skinnny??? I didn't realize I was skinny until I recently looked at photos from when I was 16. I was stunning! What the hell happened! LOL It's amazing how we feel gawky and ugly at that age, only to realize that in truth we were fantastic at that age. Hindsight is always 20/20

As for cup size....ain't going there, only to comment that the DH is always pleased. LOL

rachd said...

I'm with ya on the head shaking now, Mon. But remember I was young and naive...yeah, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

I hear ya on the whole I looked like a fox when I was 16 thing. It turns out I did even though I thought I was a porker. Same goes with my wedding day. You know, it turns out that how much you weigh is only a number, it's all about how you looked and I looked damn fine. Oh, to have either of those bodies back now...

Julie in Ohio said...

Let me paint a picture for you. Please remember I'm not an artist.

D cup, big glasses, braces, acne, short, curvy, wild curley hair

You couldn't *pay* me to go back to those days. I don't even like looking back. No this descript is not an exaggeration.
However I now have contacts and know how to tame the wild curlies. The acne is still a thorn but not nearly so bad and makeup is a life saver. My Ds are now DDs thanks to my lovely children but dh doesn't complain. :o)

MaryKate said...

I recently went to my niece's high school volleyball game. I commented to my SIL, "You know, I could really DO something with their bodies."

It's so wrong that 16 year olds get the amazing bods, when they don't really need them, and we get...well...what we get!

rachd said...

You know the biggest killer of all? All the time you have that amazing body the grown-ups are all saying, "Enjoy it now" or "Youth is wasted on the young" and you think they are full of crap. Isn't it a shame to find out they were so right and that now you are one of *them*?

Jules, you wouldn't *believe* what the kiddos have done to my body! After having Monkey my D's became DD's and my wavy hair began to curl more. After Little Bit, my DD's are so big I have no idea *what* size they currently are and the curls? Yeah, they're now frizz. Think Ramen noodles and that's my hair. Thanks, Bit.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I had an outrageous crush on Tom Cruise in "Far and Away," still one of my favorite cheesy movies. It was the Irish he-wants-her-so-bad-but-is-so-far-beneath-her thing.

He's such a jerk I don't even have time to go into it. Wow. That was mean. My bad.

So, this whole body image thing, we need a day to talk about. I'm all for the "what do I like about myself" attitude. Some days it's nothing. Others, more. Then back to the, "what was I thinking when I thought I looked good in that" days.

Now, Rach, your sister outed you about your tall/stacked figure, didn't she? t'ain't fair, I say. I only developed after I had a child. Some days I like it, others, not so much. Let's not even talk gravity, shall we?

Mon, did we talk before about how I dig the forearms? And hands. Nice, big, strong hands. And I found Roy sexy, too, in that way I do with menschy guys.


You know, Bellas. I always had crushes on guys from the wrong side of the tracks. Not like I was on the right side. Which really said something for my choices. And in music school (where I was a totally stiff opera chick), I had this deep crush on a kinda scruffy bassist named Kurt. Longish blond hair, totally out-there cool rock guy, even though he was a classical musician.

I always wanted to fit in when I was young, wanted to have the classic bob, wear tailored clothes, etc. But I was kinda all over the place in style, or lack of.

So I finally get my hair to grow into a kinda sleek Sassoon bob and I run into Kurt who, like, generally only smiles and says hi distractedly while he hangs with the cool girls. (I'm 17 btw, just starting music schl).

He sees me, and says, "well. Now you're just like everyone else. I'm disappointed."

Who knew he even noticed me before?

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I never appreciated my body when I was younger. But I like myself more now, and so appreciate a little more what's left.

Stop braggin on the DDs youz guys. It's just not nice.

Julie in Ohio said...

When I was 14 I wanted to get a bikini because everyone else had one. My mom said it was OK but my dad would *not* allow it. When he finally consented, he had to go shopping with me to make sure I didn't get anything too revealing. To call what I ended up with a bikini would not be correct but it did have two pieces to it.

rachd said...

Oooh, Michelle, that was harsh! It's so hard to be "different" when you're in school and all you want to do is fit in.

I'm all over a body image day. Tall and stacked? Yeah, and now way overweight as well. Gotta get that fixed at some point. The fixin's the hard part, ya know?

rachd said...

Julie, I never felt confident enough to wear a two-piece, let alone a bikini. If I had that body now, I'd so be in a string bikini!!

Michelle, you want the boobs? You're more than welcome to mine!!

Julie in Ohio said...

Hey, I'm willing to share, too!
Talk about being different, when you are even bigger than you mom and older sister, it gets to be uncomfortable.

My body was never bikini worthy (see description above). But you still try to fit in with the crowd and I knew I could fill out the top. I think that is what my dad was afraid of... :P

Julie in Ohio said...

I'm with Michelle, I appreciate my body better now than I did before...some days. At least I now know how to dress for my body.
I had an aunt who once told me "If you've got, flaunt it". At the time I was too bashful to do that. Now I'm not as bashful in my choice of clothing.

I'm not trying to be Brittany Spears. I do have some modesty left... :P

MaryKate said...

I guess I fall into the category of, "it is what it is." I'm not particularly self conscious. My sister has big body image issues. I just don't.

I would really like to get a little, very tasteful tatoo in the small of back (a shamrock, I'm a St. Patrick's Day baby). but won't do it until I'm at my goal weight. Of course, if I'd actually diet and exercise, I'd probably hit my goal weight faster. But that's my reward for hitting my goal.

Anyway, I think it's true that you become more confident about yourself in your 30s. In my 20s I was much more self conscious, which is too bad, because I had a freakin' adorable little bod then!

I don't really get the forearm thing, Michelle and Mon. When you say that, I think of Popeye. That's not what we're going for is it? I never notice forearms on men. I always go for the obvious stuff...you know. Like nice tushies and great eyes. But you know, I'm OK with being obvious and simple! LOL!

Monica Burns said...

I don't mind boobs, I just wish mine were a little smaller and PERKY!! I've ALWAYS wanted perky breasts! LOL

Actually, I've gotten to a point where I'm pretty happy with who I am. Yeah, I still have moments where I compare myself to other great looking women, but then I remember that being pretty outside doesn't equate to being beautiful inside. Not there aren't some women who are beautiful in and out, but I've met some gorgeous women who weren't just nasty bitches, they were mean, ugly and nasty. Hell they made Dirty Harry on a bad day look like a cream puff! LOL

Of course, I think the older you get, the pressure to be gorgeous eases up. It's like who cares, take me as I am, I'm a great person, and if you don't think so, that's your problem not mine.

And I've NEVER owned a bikini. Now if I had a body like Angelina Jolie, then I might be comfortable wearing one, but probably not.

Funny story...when I was about 14 or 15, the family went to the beach for vacation. I had this old swimsuit that was a hand-me-down from a cousin (my parents had 4 kids to feed and one salary cuz Dad wouldn't let Mom work...talking ALPHA to the max here LOL). Anyway, I met this really cute guy, and I went swimming in the ocean with him. While we were out, a huge wave came along, and the rip tide tore the loose spaghetti strap right off the top of the suit's bodice, I didn't realize it of course until I saw this really odd look on the guy's face. I know now it was a look of pure lust, but at the time I just remember being puzzled until a wave hit my nipple and teased it. Immediately I looked down and understood why the guy was drooling. I was mortified. Needless to say I scrambled for cover and refused to see the guy for the rest of our stay.

So why is it we have to hide our breasts, but guys don't? *grin* Not that I'm complaining about seeing a guy's solid, muscular chest! LOL

Monica Burns said...

MK, body parts are personal preference. I just love the sinewy look of a guy who's forearms look strong with a light dusting of dark hair (I love dark and dangerous). It's that hold me tight scenario I believe. I love hugs. I'm a huggy person. Ask Michelle!! LOL

So seeing a guy's forearms tells me what kind of hugger he'll be. STrong, willy nilly or Pudgy the Clown. My husband has nice forearms. *grin* Glad he doesn't read this blog...Don't want him getting a big head...and he would! LOL

rachd said...

I actually get the forearms/hand thing. I look for nice legs--soccer players have the BEST legs and buns.

Now, if their upper bodies are exposed, my two favorite things on a guy are a beautiful back and that sexy space betweeen their belly button and their hipbones--you know, the space right above that fun thing Michelle loves to read descriptions of? *drool*

MaryKate said...

Well, that explains it, Mon. I'm a hugger too, I'm short, so I love being pulled into a nice chest. I love that "V" shape that some guys have where a t-shirt kind of hangs off of them when it's untucked, and you just know that they have really broad shoulders. To me, that indicates a good hugger.

I like the hollows in the small of their backs, right above the tush. I also really love well defined tricepts muscles. Don't know why.

Jennifer Y. said...

Yummy pic!

When I was little I had a crush on the New Kids on the Block...not sure why. LOL...my dad even found my NKOTB lunch box up in the attic this past weekend.

Then I moved to the male cast of a tv show called The Young Riders about a group of pony express riders. It was mostly Stephen Baldwin, Ty Miller, and Josh Brolin that I really liked.

I also had a crush on Leonardo Dicaprio when he was on Growing Pains.

I never had any crushes on people in my real life...I was too shy and awkward (still am) to approach a guy or to even crush on one. Lack of self-confidence issue.

Julie in Ohio said...

OMG, Jennifer! I had forgotten all about the Young Riders. And nobody knocks New Kids on the Block. They were all that and a bag of chips... :o)

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

I get crushes all the time now since my girlfriend told me it was OK. Before that, I thought I was being disrespectful to my husband, or, like, cheating on him or something. Kinda pathetic, I know.

I had lots of crushes when I was young, but was very shy and had terrible self-esteem issues.

You know, I think guys dig self-esteem in women, that is, guys who aren't idiots.

Guys who are idiots are intimidated by it, whether sexually or in business, something I've begun to discover now that I'm back in the workforce. Of course, if you're an assertive chick who happens to dig reading, writing, and talking about sex, it sends all kinds of weird signals to men, too.

But that's a blog for another day...

Julie in Ohio said...

LOL, Michelle!!

rachd said...

OMG, I just realized the pic of yummy Jeremy has my most favorite area showing *drool*!!

I get you on the dumb guys thing. When I was waiting tables, I ran into it all the time. Here I was this blonde--even knows blondes are dumb, right?--with big boobs. I was hit on constantly. When I revealed I actually had a brain in my head they were all scared off. Not that this was a bad thing.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Again. Please cease the bragging.

Yes, I noted that fave area thing, Rach. You know, this photo is a little racier than I usually post. Remember: Canna was art.

Btw, I've been looking for new photos of him, but they're mostly boring ones behind a podium or something. But can I tell you his eyes and smile make my heart go, well, you know. I'm such a goofball.

Julie in Ohio said...

Does anyone else see Ashton Kutcher when looking at Jeremy?

Vivi Anna said...

You know I hate my boobs! I'm saving up for a breast reduction. I'd rather be flat as a board, then swaying too and fro...

Yeah, it's a shame how girls/women have bad body esteem. Even those hawt sexy women in mags and TV have body issues...my sister has body issues and she's a size 2 and is muscular and in perfect shape...I'll never understand it.

But I have to admit when I was in my 20's looking all HAWT, size 6, nice books, great tight ass, firm legs and arms, i even had a washboard stomach...I used to think I was fat...

I still flaunted my body...A LOT...but sometimes looking in a mirror I would cry on how awful I looked...

I wish we could be comfortable with ourselves...I wish the media would let us be comfortable in our bodies...but until they get the HAWT chubby chick channel on SPIKE, my faith lies in you bellas for setting the standards and leading the pack!

rachd said...

You know, Vivi, you really hit the nail on the head. It's all media and their perception of what should be considered beautiful.

As for reduction surgery, I've considered it for the same reason, Vivi. (Note to Michelle: I SWEAR I'm not trying to brag!)

Valeen said...

I haven't read through all the responses yet so I'm sure that these have been said already.

Who were some of your first crushes? Joey MacIntyre from NKOTB. And Davy Jones from The Monkees (although that only played in reruns for me). Those were my first. I think I had my first boyfriend in Grade 4, all I remember is growing tired of him and having to avoid his phone calls. LOL.

Playground Monitor said...

Hokay, I can see I'm seriously older than a lot of you. First real crush was David McCallum who played Illya, the Russian spy-guy on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." Since then, the list has included Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Dean Cain and my current "will you be my cabana boy?" Matthew McConnaughey. Yum!

Marilyn

MaryKate said...

Marilyn - I was never a Matthew McConnaughey fan until I saw last March's interview with Barbara Walters. I adore southern men (they have great manners and love their mamas), and he epitomizes the best of southern men, I think.

Plus he's a Redskins fan who lives in Texas, and that, my friends, does my heart good!

rachd said...

Noone said anything about grown-up crushes. I'm so into Matthew McConnaughey--yummo!

MaryKate said...

Bellas - I bought a book today that is intriguing me. It's not a romance, it's called JOURNAL: THE SHORT AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF AMY ZOE MASON by Kristine and Joyce Atkinson.

It's set up like a journal and has postcards and journal entries and newspaper clippings in it. I was immediately capitvated by it when I picked it up in B&N. I bought it and then when I got back to the office, went on Amazon to see what others had to say about it. The reviews were good, so I'm glad about that. But someone in one of the reviews mentioned the "Griffen and Sabine" stories by an author namde Nicholas Bantock. I've been looking at the books on Amazon and am completely intrigued. Has anyone read them? And would you recommend them?

Sorry, Michelle to go OT, but I'm trying to decide whether I'll order these.

Anonymous said...

I gotta say I have a crush on Gerard Butler. He is sexy!

Jennifer Y. said...

Oh Me too Rachd!!!!

rachd said...

Oh, MK, I adored GRIFFIN AND SABINE! In fact, I just dug them out the other day and reread them. They are SO good. Go for it!

Julie in Ohio said...

Sorry, MK, I'm no help, but let me know how they are. That journal one sounds interesting.

amy*skf said...

Missed ALL the fun--love how the comments took a natural turn to our own bodies and then to men's baodies and then back to ours and then to The Man From Uncle!

I feel better about myself now--at 47--then I ever have. I'm not saying I look better--I just feel better about myself.

I get crushes every day! Especially if someone has an accent. Yes, please. My first Hollywood crush was on the guy who played the Artful Dodger in Olver! Then he was in HR Puffinstuff. Then he went beyond heroine chic to I think living in the gutter.

I truly can pick 'em.

Patrick Elwell was my first school crush. I knew he was dangerous even in 2nd grade.

amy*skf said...

Oh, MK yeah, those Griffin and Sabine were a big deal when they first came out--never read 'em, but you can still get them at the library.

amy*skf said...

I never met so many DDs in my life!

Vivi Anna said...

Oh if we're talking recent celebrity crushes...oh damn, I have a looooooooong list...

Viggo
Gerard Butler
Joaquin Phoenix
Christian Bale
Johnny Depp
Orlando Bloom
Owen Wilson
Luke Wilson
Mark Wahlberg
Jason Statham
Jet Li

Hmm, and the boys from CSI Vegas...I love those hawt brainy types!

Julie in Ohio said...

WOW, Vivi. You have names on there that I haven't even thought of but they are absolutely sexy.

Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Joaquin Phoenix...I would not mind snuggling up with any of them. :P

Vivi Anna said...

LOL, Julie, I wouldn't mind all at the same time...that would be a Vivi foot long sandwich!

Playground Monitor said...

The boys from CSI Vegas. Oh yes.

Gil Grissom is hot, hot, hot. And so is George Eads (after he finally got through that hair crisis he suffered for a while).

And I forgot Antonio Banderas. I wanted to see him dance more in "Take the Lead." It's the tight pants and those ballroom shoes. *g*

Marilyn

rachd said...

LOL, Vivi! I need to add Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and even though he's a little older, Pierce Brosnan.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Uh, hello? Couldja just add Canna to your lists out of respect for my obsession?

Stacy~ said...

Oh, I love talking about my crushes LOL.

First crush, celebrity: Rob Lowe. I had tons of posters on my wall from when he was in "The Outsiders" and the hockey movie and "St. Elmo's Fire". He was the pretty boy that would never look in my direction. Then as he got older and more conservative, he lost his appeal, at least for me.

Real crush: Jason Westphal from 3rd - 7th grade. He was popular and funny and kind of intense. Loved him longer than anyone.

Monica, yes, hands are very sexy. I like to imagine what he'd do with them. I like blue-collar men - very sexy arms, and capable hands.

You know, I hated my small boobs, and sometimes I still do, but I've got perky girls, and I guess I'm pretty happy with them for that reason. Guys still look if you know how to show off what you have.

OH, and I am crushing all the time. All the time. Some recent ones are Clive Owen, Jeremy Renner, Vin Diesel, Denzel Washington...just to name a few.

I got the new Brockmann today and I am doing a prolonged happy dance. I will probably be up til 4am finishing it.

Stacy~ said...

Julie, I read your post at my blog LOL. Hey, if I have to be bankrupt buying all these books, then I shouldn't have to suffer alone. But I'll make it up to you and have a contest for a free book in the near future. Sound fair?

amy*skf said...

Ooh, yes, Stacy and Mon I agree about the hands...but I love me some forearms too--I know we've said this before Michelle.

Rach, the funny thing about Brosnan is the older he gets the more I dig him--of course he's probably my age so...

Canna Canna Canna

Vivi and Marilyn--CSI, love all the men, but especially William Peterson.

Valeen, I love it that you got tired of your 4th grade boyfriend.

Vivi Anna said...

Okay, Michelle if it will make you happy I will add Canna to my Vivi Sandwich list...

Yup I'm Gil Grissom all the way, Nicky in a close second, and Greg in third...oh and Archie...mmmm, he's HAWT too!

amy*skf said...

Can I tell you how I love it that I can hear your accent every time you write 'hot' as 'hawt'

It kills me--and I love it

rachd said...

Well duh, Michelle. Of course Canna is on the list. You know, I just assumed you would *know* he was on my list and all that...=)

Okay ya'll I'm done playin' for the night (I think). Jess is here and I'm getting a cut and color while we watch the new P&P.

Stacy~ said...

Yes, William Peterson is totally hot. I love rugged men with sexy forearms. Greg is the one with the wild hair right? Yep, he's a cutie, and then there's Warrick. I totally agree about Archie - he also gets my vote. Wow, the men of CSI can be a picnic basket of Bella sandwiches ;)

catslady said...

Oh ages ago it was Elvis and for a long time Mel Gibson but he is so off my list now - currently Hugh Jackman and Orlando Bloom are my favorites - they have to at least seem like they are nice guys off the screen too.

MaryKate said...

I really can't believe no one has mentioned Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST) and how about Patrick Dempsey (Dr. McDreamy from Grey's Anatomy) or how about Taye Diggs??? He's hot and he can SING!

Julie in Ohio said...

Stacy, that is only fair if *I* win. :P
Rob Lowe. YES.YES.YES. Even in his slimeball days...

The Bellas are pulling some out of the woodwork that I haven't thought of in years.

I didn't see Patrick Swayze on any list. I realize he hasn't aged well but...nobody puts Johnny Castle in the corner... :P

Pierce Brosnan does get better with age. :o)

CANNA, Beckham, Jason Sehorn, Tom Brady...my sports list :P

MaryKate said...

Oh Jules, how could I have forgotten Mr. Metro....David Beckham?! Good lord he's HAWT as Vivi would say!

Julie in Ohio said...

How about Colin Farrell and Charlie Sheen?

Everybody loves a bad boy...

rachd said...

Becks! Of course. I know I'm a total goob, but I adore Colin Firth.

For bad boys, you need to add Russel Crowe, Julie.

Kristina Cook said...

Oh, don't get me going on celebrity crushes! I had to start a whole page on my web site devoted to 'em. Let's see:

Colin Firth
Colin Farrell
Ryan Gosling
Hayden Christensen

And my newest, the guy who plays Jim Halpert on The Office, John Krasinski. Am I the only one who thinks he's adorable?! I also have the hots for Sawyer, Sayid, and Jack on LOST. All three. I'd be hard pressed to pick one.

And my most recent obsession--NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, and he's not even one of the ones usually considered 'hot' (but to me he is!). Who mentioned hands?! I LOVE Tony Stewart's hands. I have this great pic of him taped to my computer desk, where he looks hot, sweaty, and angry. Sigh.....

Julie in Ohio said...

How could I forget Russell? Definite bad boy sexy. :P

and also Keifer Sutherland...

Colin Firth is a cutie...

Stacy~ said...

Yeah, Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice.

Adam Beach. Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn. Eric Bana!

Julie in Ohio said...

Who's Adam Beach?

Eric Bana. YES!

Viggo. A MUST!!

Kristina, I get the Tony Stewart thing, and being a driver, hands would be important. :o)
I had forgotten about Hayden Christenson. Another that could be considered bad boy sexy.
Ryan Gosling. He has the pretty boy sexy thing going on...but sexy just the same.

Stacy~ said...

Here's Adam Beach:

http://sqd.ru/img/Adam_Beach.jpg

Julie in Ohio said...

Thanks, Stacy. I know who he is now. I just didn't recognize the name. And he is a YES!! :o)

Kristina Cook said...

Julie, I just want to hug you!!! *Someone* gets the Tony Stewart thing!!

And yeah, how on earth did I forget Viggo?!?!?!