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The List

Just a little fun on Friday-

Sometimes a person just needs to escape the stress of their every day life and fantasize a wee bit. Goodness knows I’ve had more than my fair share of stress in the last few months so I hope you’ll indulge me while I daydream about my favorite fantasy guys.  It’s all innocent and all in fun.

Even if you didn’t watch the television show, Friends, you get the idea. Ross has his list of five famous people he’s allowed to…you know… if the opportunity arises.

Over the years my friends and I have frequently referred to our lists. I feel safe engaging in this fantasy because I know that if I were ever to “run into” the three who are still alive (and yes, I do see the problem with having two on the list who are no longer with us….) I’m fairly sure that I won’t show up on their “5 Flaky Moms” lists.


Harrison Ford has been a crush of mine since the first Star Wars movie was released 40 years ago. Wait, did I really admit that out loud?! (And in case you’re living in a cave, I mean the first movie that was released- now known as A New Hope , not the first in the series, The Phantom Menace  and did I just include that clarification? For real?) He has been that “older” guy who I just couldn’t resist (in my head). Finding out that he is a fellow introvert simply endears him to me even more. I picture us having quiet time just enjoying- well, the quiet!

Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries) caught my eye from the very first episode of Vampire Diaries. I had read the entire series of books but I didn’t care what they changed as long as he played Damon Salvatore.  He makes the list not only for his beautiful eyes and quirky smile but also because his role as Damon is so bad boy. I don’t know if he’s like that in real life but I like the image. He’s the most recent addition to my list and the youngest. Honestly, if I even ran into him, he’s the one I would most likely just smile, blush, and smile some more after I fan myself because I’m blushing some more. I confess that he does remind me of my first love, in some ways, and I’m sure that’s why he makes the list.

I swooned at the sight of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, and let’s be honest here, who didn’t? I watched him in every movie that he was in for years and was heart-broken when he was gone too soon. Every time I see him as Johnny Castle, I become that young awkward girl again dreaming about dancing with the rebel Johnny. Ah, the dancing!

Blackie Parrish. If you don’t recognize the name, I’ll make it easy- John Stamos. I remember crushing on him at first sight when he played Blackie on General Hospital in the early 1980’s. He’s also close to my age, which gained him brownie points. (I’m not sure why that even mattered but it did.) And he has aged soooooo well that he couldn’t get kicked off my list if I tried. He seems like such a nice, genuine guy and I feel like we grew up together.

And then there’s John Lennon. What can I say about him? I love the Beatles and he was always my favorite. The more I read about him, watched interviews and performances and “got to know him”, the more I knew that he had to be on my list. I would love to talk to him, hear his thoughts on everything from music to the world…. just everything! Besides, considering my love of music, I needed at least one musician on my list.

So there you have it- it’s all been a quite innocent way to pass a little time….and escape for awhile. Teen Kat has been grumbling that her list is slightly different (and much more interesting). I suspect she is going to be sharing her list sometime in the near future. (Sheesh, teenagers! They think they know everything- even who is cuter/hotter/just plain more than their older, wiser self!)

Who’s on your list? I can’t wait to hear!