Monday, July 30, 2007

Lists and other juvenile things

Ok, I feel warm and tingly. Both literally and mentally. Emotionally I'm not quite there, but by the end of the week, I like to think I will be.

I have to say it's really nice reading the comments from my last post. I always hoped people read what I write, but there's no way to tell (that I know of). I've learned a handful of things from the comments I've received. They are as follows:
  • my hopes weren't false; people actually do read this
  • my brother-in-law has a weblog
  • I think my sister needs a weblog (Brady, I'm looking at you to get this going)
  • there are some pretty awesome people in Scandinavia
  • CAD has a great community in its forums
  • comments still make me warm and tingly, even if I do feel kind of sleazy by indirectly asking for them...
Those are my simple revelations from reading your comments.

Somewhere along the line, my word processing cursor disappeared. I don't think I ever realized how I took that blinking line for granted before. It's a lot harder to type without knowing exactly where I'm starting to write. I suppose I'll manage.

And so on.

After I wrote the last post's edit (the solemn realization that I could never marry Jenna Fischer), I realized that I
have a rather juvenile hope that I may one day meet one of these famous women and live happily ever after with them. To drive the point home, I now present my "Women from television shows whom I like to think that, if they're anything like the personas they play, we could go on a date and have a great time together" list
  • Jenna Fischer/Pam, from The Office: she's sweet, cute, patient and reasonable. That is, Pam is patient and reasonable. From the short bios I've read about Jenna Fischer, she's pretty awesome, and is definitely a sweetheart. Removed due to being married.

  • Gillian Anderson/Dana Scully, from The X-Files: I really don't think I should need to explain this one. She's a physics major, a medical doctor, works for the FBI,studies unexplained phenomena, and is a stunning redhead. She's got this elegant beauty to her; respectable, intelligent, yet alluring and attractive at he same time. One of those girls who can make a pant suit look sexy. She's just great...that is, if Dana Scully actually existed.

    In real life, Gillian Anderson is a blonde and is supposedly very upbeat and personable. I'd gladly have dinner with her; she sounds delightful. She's a bit older than I am, but frankly, I still think she's quite beautiful.

  • Scarlett Johansson: after seeing Lost in Translation, I don't see how it's possible to not think she's wonderful. Coincidentally, she's only about a month older than I am, so I think that adds to the possibility of us going out on a date at sometime. It kind of makes me feel like I haven't accomplished much, though, seeing as how she's an award winning actress and I'm a college student working at a bookstore. I still think we'd get along, though.

  • Lindsay Lohan (between 2003 and 2006): I don't really think I need to explain this one. If you were alive during those years, this one should be obvious (especially if you ever saw the movie Mean Girls). She seemed like a really sweet girl during those years. Recently, she's gotten a little too rich-girl-doing-whatever-she-wants-ish. I still like to think that she might be a cool girl like she used to be - down to Earth and friendly. She's actually a year and a half younger than I am, too.

  • Natalie Portman: particularly her role in Garden State. In the words of my roommate, "she's so adorable, you just want to take her home!" I don't think I could have put it better. In interviews she always seems really sweet and friendly, and again, she's only three years older than I am, so it's somewhat plausible...right?
And so on.

I think for now this list is alright. It's not complete; there are a lot more actresses I could add, but it'd just get long and lose it's flair.While I'm on the subject of lists, this is my "People who are as cool as Don Cheadle" list
  • Don Cheadle: Honestly, it's Don Cheadle. No one's as cool as he is. I'd like to think that I could maybe hang out with him one day, but then I just think, "man, it's Don Cheadle..." and realize that I could never hang out with him; it'd be too much awesome for me to handle and I'd probably have to see a psychiatrist shortly afterwards to help me recuperate.
And with that, I end my first blog of lists. I imagine more will follow in time, however before then, I also wish to write many different things. Currently I have ideas for blog posts regarding fashion (a real post about that this time as opposed to the random rant I let slip earlier) as well as several posts regarding literature and film. In the mean time, I hope this has entertained you in some small way.

[does the formatting of this post look odd to anyone else? or am I just paranoid? Yep, the formatting was off.]

[edit: yeah, the formatting is definitely off. Does anyone know enough html to provide any explanations for why it's no longer giving a 1.5 spacing (which is the default) and is not only doing a single spacing? Again, fixed. Turns out this is a known issue, and some simple template editing fixed this issue...well, to temporarily fix it. The spacing between paragraphs looks off now, but I think overall I can live with this.]


Gismya said...

Scarlett Johansson and Nathalie Portman are spot on (Especially Portman after seeing Garden State), but come on! Lindsay Lohan?.. Well whatever floats your boat ;)

Luca said...

Scarlett Johansson is a very good choice, she's so elegant. I also used to like Lindsey Lohan, I think she's stunning. As for Don Cheadle, he's just really cool :P
Looking forward to more of your lists :)

name_not_found said...

Odd that you would remove Jenna Fischer simply for being married. Marriage is an obstacle, but the women here are all celebrities - an obstacle much harder to overcome than marriage.

Tim said...

I see marriage as something more than an 'obstacle' - if a girl is married, I consider her no longer a possibility.

-->jeff * said...

there's a difference between a girl being celebrity and a girl being married. i side with my brother on this one.

funny you should mention lindsey lohan like that. she's on the top of the list for hollywood's 'out of control', yet, like you, there's something that makes me think she really is a nice and sweet girl who's just really lost and confused by the inhumane world that surrounds celebrity stardom like that.

name_not_found said...

Yes marriage is means a girl is no longer a possibility as future girlfriend, BUT you said this was a list of

"Women from television shows whom I like to think that, if they're anything like the personas they play, we could go on a date and have a great time together"

Friends can go out and have fun too. Just because a woman is married doesn't mean she suddenly ceases to be a person to all other men.

And, yes, I realize that I'm quibbling.