Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Someone recently asked me what my "type" is. This is one of those questions I absolutely hate, especially because when I say "I really don't have a type" I get the "oh come on" side eye. But its true. If you put all the guys I've dated in a line up, the only similarity would be that they were all over 5'10". But everyone has a "type" right? Something about someone that draws them in time and time again. The conversation continued about types to finally I was asked "Well who are your celebrity crushes?". I guess this person thought that by revealing my celebrity crushes that this would provide insight into exactly what my type is. I will let you decide.
In the spirit of all these awards shows that were oh so boring, I'm decided to give my crushes awards. The 2008 Crush Awards Recipients are as follows:

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD goes to:


Chris Webber. I have loved this man since the first time I saw him playing for Michigan when I was 15. It is written in my high school yearbook that I would marry him. Every guy I've ever dated knows its over if Chris Webber were to step on the scene. Yes, I met him once. He gave me a hug and I had to tell myself to step away before security was called. To paraphrase Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston: "I will always loooooooooooooove" him.

THE POPCORN LOVE AWARD goes to:



Michael Bivins. Yes, Michael Bivins of New Edition. And yes, I'm aware that he probably doesn't meet my height type. However, this crush developed when I hadn't met my height potential either. My best friends and I would stay up all night at sleepovers and plan our weddings to each member of New Edition. Of course we were all going to get married at the same time. I remember when my mother and aunt took me to the N.E. Heartbreak tour. That was the first time I verbalized my crush to an adult and my aunt said "Oh shit. Pam, she likes bad boys." Dang, why she had to tell my momma that!

THE ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME AWARD goes to:


Ken Watanabe. For those that don't know, he's a Japanese actor. I saw him in "Memoirs of a Geisha"(one of my favorite books/movies) and was instantly smitten. I must admit I've never seen him in any other movie. The image of him in that white suit looking oh so debonair is all I need.

The OLD SKOOL ANCHORMAN AWARD goes to:

Chuck Scarborough of Channel 4 News in New York. Before I loose any more cool points, let me explain. When I was about 6 years old I used to watch the news with my mother. She thought it was very important for me to know what was going on in the world and watching the news fed my overly inquisitive mind. At one point, I turned to my mother and told her I was going to marry Chuck. She laughed until I began to refer to him as my husband. I think that may be why we started watching Eyewitness News on Channel 7.

THE WHAT'S THE 411, HUN? AWARD goes to:


Okay, I have a few newsmen I crush on. So they all have to share this award.


Anderson Cooper of CNN


Marvel Scott of Eyewitness News Sports (this was the only image I could find online. Sigh)


Peter Jennings


TJ Holmes of CNN

THE INTENSE HEAT AWARD goes to:

Common. I don't know what it is about this man. Yes, he's fine. But when he looks at me (through the TV) I feel as if he is looking through me, peeking at my soul and dancing with my thoughts. How's that for intense heat???

THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS AWARD goes to:


Black Thought. Yes, I've written recently about becoming a true FAN of the ROOTS but there as always been an attraction to him. Maybe it's the confidence in his voice. Or maybe it's his message, his swagger. I don't know. But he definitely makes me do a double take.

The SUPER CRUSH OF 2008 AWARD goes to :

Did you have to ask??? Antonio Pierce. Since the SuperBowl I've come close to meeting him twice but to no avail. Now, of course if I ever were to meet him, I would punk out and not say a word about my crushy feelings. I would smile and make sure nothing about me screams "SuperGroupie". And I would never mention this blog. hahahahaha

THE WHITE CHOCOLATE FANTASY AWARD goes to:


Robin Thicke. It used to be Justin Timberlake because he makes me giggle but Robin Thicke has snatched the title. There is something about Mr. Thicke that sends a tiny shiver down my spine. I can listen to his smooth mellow soul daily and his voice makes me smile.

THE ROCK AWARD goes to...


The ROCK, damnit. hahahahaha Oh Duane, Duane, Duane. That man made me watch wrestling and I hate wrestling more than I hate lima beans. His smile, his body, his tattoos. Ohhhh lorrrd! That man makes me swoon. And if we ever met, I probably would swoon like a jackass and embarass the hell out of myself. And then fully document my embarassment on this here blog. LOL


THE GIRL CRUSH AWARD goes to:

Beyonce. Come on. Every girl has a girl crush. Not in a "I want to sleep with her and swear off men for life" kind of way. More like "Oh my gosh. I love her and I think she stole my life" kind of way. I love her music, her style, her confidence. And I swear I think I dance like her when I'm out at a club. And don't let one of her songs come on. I embody my Beyonce-esque spirit and get to shaking my bootylicious derriere. I drop down low and sweep the floor with it like a pro. Did I ever tell you about my 4 am rendition of "Deja Vu"??? Priceless.

THE NON-CONFORMIST AWARD goes to:


My man, Lenny. Lenny Kravitz. I loved him from "It Ain't Over to It's Over"(and yes, I admit that song is a lil stalkerific but he was in a vulnerable place, damnit. hahahahahahah). My ultimate favorite favorit love song is by him. "I Belong to You". The dreads, the fro, the nose ring. I take all of it. I'm dying to go to one of his concert. But shiiiiit, I just might throw my Vicki Secrets on the stage. hahahahahahaha

THE SMOKING AWARD goes to:

Idris Alba. This man just exudes sex appeal. Yes I was PISSSSED when they killed Stringer Bell on The Wire. But it had to be done. I've had the pleasure of seeing him out and about in town a couple of times. This man just brings dirty thoughts and naughty smirks to mind.

THE OH SO PRETTY PRETTY BOY AWARD goes to:


Boris Kodjoe. Do I really have to explain this one??? hahahahahhaa

This list could go on and on and on. But in compiling this list I see my friend's point of asking me about my celebrity crushes. I'm interested in seeing what you have to say is my "type". I will post another post on your feedback and my wonderings as well.

5 comments:

rashad said...

This post clearly was not for me. so i have two comments:

1)Time Out!!!!
2)Girl crush? word?

Around The Way Girl said...

oh see we might have to fight over Chris Webber, Boris, Anderson Cooper, and The Rock! You can have Idris if he's not speaking in his native accent.

Around The Way Girl said...

Oh see! We are going to have to fight over my love Chris Webber. I can't let you have Anderson Cooper or The Rock either. If I call The Rock by his govt name...I really, really can't let you be looking at him like that either. As for Idris, see if he's speaking in his natural accent I dunno...maybe we can share him. But it's he's using whatever he was using in "Daddy's Little Girl"...all bets are off!

makeba said...

Shittttttt, as Clay Davis would say from the Wire! You got too many Mofos posted for anyone to tell what your type is! We are going to fight for two of your award winners....back up off of Common and Idris!

ziggy said...

girl get ur paws and your naughty thoughts off my man Boris!! I am so serious Janelle!!

:)

btw ur blog is great, u crack me up!!