Friday, November 7, 2008

More Celebrity Crushing

It's a Friday, I'm not proud. Today's post is going to be all about those good ol' celebrity crushes.

How fun it was to see the near universal appeal of Matt Damon among my blog readers. I always suspected my readers had exceedingly good taste.

There were some great mentions in the comments. John Cusack, James Marsden, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Stiles. I don't get the whole George Clooney thing, nor the appeal of Jake Gyllenhaal. I suspect I am in the minority on that, though.

So here goes, my not at all vapid post for the day. (Hey, remember when my blog earned a reading level of Junior High? And today, we all know I deserved it!)

I think I was going too broad on Wednesday with my post. I mean, even for celebrities, it's hard to be perfect. So I've created some categories of hotness. Please, leave a comment and give me your vote in whatever categories you'd like. Or make up your own categories.

Overall Hottest: I'm still voting Matt Damon. I'll give Johnny Depp a runner-up vote, though.

Hottest Politician: I know, a bunch of you said Obama. But I have to go with Jens Stoltenberg, the prime minister of Norway. Thanks to American in Norway for bringing the Norway!

Girl-Crush:
Nancy had a good vote for Julia Stiles. I could see that. But I'm sorry, Kristen Bell gets my vote.

Hottest Fake News Guy: Jon Stewart.

Hottest Member of the Crew of Firefly: Sorry to the guys on board, but none of them can keep up with Zoe (Gina Torres). Jayne and Simon put up a little resistance, but come on. She's ridiculous.

Hottest 80's Hair Band Dude: Sebastian Bach, formerly of Skid Row fame. Did anyone catch him on Gilmore Girls? Genius!

Hottest and Most Awesome Spouse a Girl Could Ever Want: TK. Awww. I'm a lucky gal, I tell ya!

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Current NaNo Word Count: It was 13,060 last night. I got in a good chunk of writing already today, though, so I'm currently at 14,681. I'll probably get another 500 or 1,000 in tonight, if all goes well. At the very least, I'd like to break 15k.

Current NaNo attitude: Kind of pissed at Michael Chabon. See, I'm struggling in my novel to capture the voice of a character who is just a little pompous, slightly arrogant and know-it-all-y, without being over the top. It's not easy!

Then I pick up our book group selection for the month, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. And in the first chapter, he kind of does it. I mean, I'm not far into the novel. Maybe the character isn't supposed to be a pompous, and I'm just projecting, but I think, I suspect, he's perfectly captured the voice I've been stumbling around. Jerk.

Seriously, he's an awesome writer. Reading him while I'm trying to write is an odd combination of encouraging and discouraging. Encouraging because it's always exciting to read great writing, and hoping to be able to do something half as great yourself. Discouraging, well, I'm sure you get that piece...the danger of "I'll never be as good as...". Which is true, though I keep reminding myself that there are plenty of authors who aren't as good as...whomever you want to compare them to with a more enjoyable novel.

I will say there's an over-abundance of description in this first chapter of his novel. Whenever I'm stuck, I start describing stuff, so this, to me, read like someone who was having trouble getting started. Still good, though. Oh heck, I should read more than 20 pages of a book before I start critiquing it.

3 comments:

LauraC said...

Overall hottest: Johnny Depp from 21 Jump Street era. If going for today, I would definitely say Matt Damon.

Girl-Crush: Angelina, by far.

Hottest Fake News Guy: I'm a Colbert fan myself.

Hottest Reality Show participant: KYAN from Queer Eye! Please look at this hottie in the pink shirt YUM:
http://www.queerty.com/kyans-queer-heartbreak-20071009/

When I just googled pics of Kyan, I found out he is going to host TLC's 10 Years Younger starting in Jan. Jon is gonna be pissed!

PS. I never get why people are all over McDreamy bc I always remember him as the nerd from Can't Buy Me Love.

Epicurean said...

Overall hottest: I can't pick between James Marsden and Dermot Mulroney (how can I forget this guy from my first comment.. I was obsessed about him for awhile then James Marsden showed up!!!)

Hottest Politician: Mitt Romney, neither am I left or right, he's just handsome!
Can I add the late JFK Jr...he can be considered a politician, right?

Hottest member of Firefly...come on now, of course it has to be Nathan Fillion, have you seen him on the movie Waitress? Hot and Annoying at the same time!

I thought about it hard and I'm dropping Jake Gyllenhaal, he's too boyish, I want a MAN!

jongirl said...

Tiger Woods and Hugh Laurie
YUMMY!