Sunday, October 18, 2009


I remember very clearly the first time I developed a crush that, well, shall we say stirred my loins. I was starting high school and somehow managed to see Class even though it was rated R. I fell hard for Andrew McCarthy (not Rob Lowe, like the rest of teenage girldom) and could not [still can't] get his sweet sensitive geekiness out of my erotic brain. I realize that the foundation of this decades-long crush is his eternal status as the underdog, the back-up guy, the cute-but-not-unattainably-gorgeous one; frankly, it's how I've done crushing ever since.

Seriously, those eyes.

Too perfect? I'm so hurt.

Sorry, Rob. This is how you do hurt.

P.S. I have specifically avoided the Mannequin & Weekend At Bernie's movies in honor of my original fantasy. So call me, Andrew; you're still my favorite wounded second stringer. I'll add you to my Potential Second Husband list posthaste.
P.P.S I believe we could trace my Cougarishness to Class. Honestly, I do remember wishing I were 20 years older than Andrew so he might want to have an affair with me, too. Moxilicious or pathetic, you decide.


Fantastic Forrest said...

He was seriously cute, but unlike fellow bratpacker RD Jr., I don't think he's aged as adorably. Have you seen more recent pics of AM? And, of course, AM hasn't really done any Oscar-worthy performances. Unlike other people.

Just sayin'...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Perfect assessment of the differences between the two brat-packers.

brandy101 said...

Seriously, I *never* got why Andrew McCarthy was the dreamboat in Pretty in Pink but then finally, last year after my surgery, I saw CLASS on dvd...WOW! LOVED it and him specifically. His innocence and genuine adoration of his cougar lover is Well, interesting, at least.

Gretchen said...

Yes, you've hit the nail on the head... "cute but not unattainably gorgeous"... That's the type I always go for.

I figure, if they are so gorgeous, I'll be dumped pretty quickly! ha ha

LarryG said...

why should BadMom have all the "great crushes" - ---
this has provided something to ponder :)

Wendy said...

I can't believe you admitted to this.

And that I now know I'm not alone. It's going to be a good day.

I liked Mannequin as a kid, though. The first time I saw Samantha on Sex & the City, I was all, "I know her!"


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