Sunday, October 18, 2009

crushtastic

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.

6 comments:

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 so...sexy? Well, interesting, at least.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge 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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