Thursday, April 24, 2008

Man Crush (or Nothing Too Personal)

I have boyfriends. Even though I'm married. There. I said it.

I don't feel too guilty though. After all, I had boyfriends on my mission, too. We (my companions had them, too!) called them "bifs". They were elders who helped us out, who were our buddies, who played pranks on us so that we could amply return the favor. I even listed all my bifs once in my mish guide. And I still remember all their names today.

I keep a much different list now. It includes this guy:

And this one: And this one:
And sometimes this one too:
As you can see from my list - it includes mostly fictional (albeit sexy) characters. Got that? Characters! (As in they're not real.)

But last week I walked in to work, scanned myself into the keycode protected door, and peeked nonchalantly as I could around the corner to see who my co-worker was talking to.

It was him. The real crush. In the flesh! The one who was parked outside my house one night when M and I drove up. The same night M went up to him and asked him "so what's going on? why are you here?" And my crush replied something fantasticly intelligent like "oh, I got a call on your street. nothing big."

M came back in the house and relayed the conversation to me. I asked "which one is it? is he kinda tall, dark hair, hispanic?" He said "yeah, he looked a little like me, actually." And I said, "oh! that's Officer so and so. He's cute!" M just laughed. A confident kind of laugh, so I'm guessing he's just glad my taste in real men is at least consistent.

Thankfully I don't work with this officer. That day I saw him in the office was the only time I've ever seen him in the office. Mostly I just see him in the newspaper.

Even so, I've decided it's too fine a line to walk to crush on someone that actually exists. So, I publicly admitted to everyone that I think he's cute. And now I'm ignoring the fact that I think so, pretending it was everyone else's idea and hoping it will go away.

Don't mistake me! I don't think there's anything wrong with having a man crush on REAL guys like:
Just so long as those guys are gorgeous and pretty much unattainable. And don't show up at my office or in front of my house!

Who's YOUR man crush??


Hannah's Mom said...

I concur on all counts. You have excellent taste in fictional man-crushes!

My old roommates and I had designated boyfriends, which my daughter began to memorize (and repeat at random). One of mine was Johnny Depp. I'll admit that her frequent reminders made the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyworld a little awkward... "Mommy look! It's your pirate boyfriend!" "My mommy loves Captain Jack Sparrow!"

I considered a muzzle, but the gift shop was all out.

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Celia Fae said...

My man crush is Isaiah Washington or someone like Antonio Banderas, only younger. I want a Latin Lover.

the MomBabe said...

Ooh, I have lots of secret boyfriends.

Secret Boyfriend #1 is Edward Norton. mmmmm.

Amy Jorgensen said...

I have to say that Ewan McGregor is very easy on the eyes, but it is entirely based on fantasy because I think I would crush him if I tried to sit on his lap in real life. What is he, like 5'6 and 120 lbs soaking wet?