First of all, I’m coming up on my 6-month Blogaversary (I know, so what, but I like reasons to celebrate ok?) so I figured I’ll do a little Q and A. Feel free to ask me any question your heart desires and I’ll answer them on Friday May 29th for my Half-Blogaversary!
I normally don’t do this, but I think I can make an exception for the biggest celebrety crush I’ve ever had in my entire life. I’m talking bigger than:
Way bigger than by teenage crush on Josh Hartnett. Even bigger than my adult crushes on George Clooney, Marc Consuelos (move over Kelly) and I hat to say it… Morris Chestnut (but he’s still FINE!) Edward who? …Even my vampire love doesn’t compare. I mean, we’re talking HUGE! Maybe it’s his smile, maybe it’s his hair… No, no. Perhaps it’s his humble personality, and the fact that he always seems to know the right thing to say. No, while all of those things definitely create the perfect person to crush over, most of all I think it’s his beautiful voice. He had me at “Falling Slowly.” America’s 2009 Idol, Kris Allen.
I had sworn off the show after the season Taylor Hicks won–Has anyone heard from him since then? Then previews for this season rolled around, and renewing the tradition, we started watching from the auditions. The judges reactions to the silly ones always get me. I was a Lil Rounds fan pretty much from the start. I liked her the best up until it was down to the Top 7. The performances of both Danny Gokey and Kris Allen gave my goose bumps. And that’s when I fell in love.
I got all oogly-eyed every time he performed and scrounge itunes to listen and swoon over his voice again and again.
I began to profess my love for him on all over Twitter and Facebook… Don’t worry, I told my husband first. I confessed my crush to him gently just stating “He’s cute!” But I think he felt the jab when I asked him why he couldn’t sing that well, try out, and win American Idol. “Because I can’t sing,” he defended.
“Well, I’d be so proud of you if you won,” I assured him. Not sure how he thought to take the sorta-compliment.
I’m listening to my favorite, his rendition of “Falling Slowly” as I type, I’m pretty sure he’s singing that song to me. Our lives will probably never present an opportunity to cross, and even if they did… We’re both married. What a shame.
I wonder if my kids will crush out as much as I did growing up. I just pray I won’t have to pry boys off our little girls and vice versa. Celebrity posters… I think I can deal with. I guess it’s better I always had a crush on unobtainable people rather than the boys next door. I had posters of JTT all over my wall when I was younger and I remember my dad coming in one day demanding “Girl you better take those pictures of all those white boys down!” I don’t think it was the fact that they were white as much as the fact that they were boys.
I recently was going through some old photos of my husband and I stumbled across one where he’s about 8 or 9 listening to a cassette tape (of Snoop Dogg’s first album he tells me) and in the background is a huge poster of Paula Abdul. Guess we both had it for those Idol people at one time or another. Who knows… Maybe Idol will still be around when our little ones come around.
I share with you the song that won me over… Enjoy.