Friday, December 12, 2008

Strange and harmless crushes

With an emphasis on the harmless.

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, who, just for the sake of context, is tall, blonde and gorgeous. And friendly and adorable. She is also married to a very tall, very handsome, and very charming man who everyone likes.
The conversation quickly wound to the absurd and confessed to me that she had a TV crush on this guy:

That's right, Jim Cramer. The screaming trader from Mad Money. I don't get it.
But then again, I used to have a thing for Woody Allen, and he's no looker.

This was pre-Soon Yi Previn--that kind of ruined it for me. So now my TV boyfriend is Jon Stewart. Better looking and just as funny.
I suspect my husband has a crush on Padma Lakshmi, but that one is boring. Who wouldn't? My dad, however, holds a torch for....Queen Latifah.
How about you? Any weird crushes? (Harmless! Please don't confess any real-life affairs. TMI!)


Jen said...

Oh! My new tv boyfriend is Rufus Sewell from Eleventh Hour. Okay, really, I have a crush on his character Jacob Hood.

I've got a thing for brainy guys. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Good thing I'm old...if not, Will Smith would be in big trouble. :)

Anonymous said...

Almost all my crushes are weird - John Goodman, Ed Norton, Kevin James, Bill Maher.

I'm not into the Brad Pitt type. I do like Joaquin Phoenix. But he is ugly so I think that counts a weird. However, I think he'd, um, well, um, pull my hair and call me a bitch in bed. Now that's intoxicating.

Yeah, I'm slutty like that.

WendyCinNYC said...

AC--Both Brad Pitt and John Goodman are from my hometown in MO. I used to like Brad. Not so much anymore--he seems to have completely lost himself in Angelina.

I love Ed Norton, too. Did you see American History X? Disturbing.

Jen and Angie--Good picks.

Anonymous said...

Jim Cramer? He's quite the character.

I loved Sully from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. I know, it goes back a little.

Anonymous said...

Jack Black in School of Rock is quite the charmer with fat boy sex appeal. Something about the shlmiel down on his luck has charm.

colbymarshall said...

Those are strange least Matt Damon isn't that weird anymore, lol

Janna Leadbetter said...

Ha! Queen Latifah, that's awesome. :D

I crush on Steve Carell and Mike Rowe (from Dirty Jobs).

Debra Lynn Shelton said...

What I wouldn't do for five minutes alone with either Owen Wilson or Ashton Kutcher. Or preferably, Owen Wilson AND Ashton Kutcher. And, five minutes? What was I thinking? Why don't we make that a few months stranded on a desert island. Or a lifetime on our own, private planet. You asked.

WendyCinNYC said...

thedomesticfringe--I had to Google that one. Oh yeah! Him!

Laura--Jack Black? Ha! SOR is one of my daughter's favorite movies.

Colby--Matt Damon is not at all weird. He's cute.

Janna--Yeah, Queen latifah! We were talking about the movie "Chicago" one say and my dad said "She's a fine looking woman!" I thought surely he was talking about Catherine Zeta Jones. But no. Queen.

Debra--Sounds like you are getting overheated over there!

ChristaCarol Jones said...

This is going to sound lame, but I *usually* don't have celeb crushes. It's hard to compare against my guy ;) (I'm being serious here)

But every once and a while I'll have one. You're going to laugh, but right now it's Zach Braff from Scrubs lol. His idiocy and nerdy yet cute appearance gets to me some how.

Spy Scribbler said...

Ranger. I have the hugest crush on Ranger. Also, I adore The Mentalist guy. And two of my heroes are incredibly close to my heart. The one comes to mind almost every day, LOL.

Rachel Burton said...

Cramer?! Yikes!

I'm with Janna on Steve Carrell. Or really anyone from the cast of the Office...