Friday, November 30, 2012

Flashback Friday: Celebrity Crushes!

So sorry for the lack of posting last Friday...I ended up going Black Friday shopping for the first time ever and wasn't able to do a post ;) I'm back now though!!!

This week I kinda struggled with what to "flashback" to. My computer is literally on it's very last leg. I bought the thing in 2007...so it's for sure lived a full life. I've ordered a new one (I'm going MAC...I hear that "once you go Mac you never go back" guess we'll find out!) but it won't be here until next week. So there is NO WAY I could scan pics and deal with editing and all. It would take HOURS for this beast to get that job done! 

Instead I decided to flashback to my celebrity crushes! Every girl has had at least one poster hung up in her room, right? Here are some of my crushes through the years! 

I was totally destined to be married to a man named Zach. The first crush I ever remember having was on Zach Morris. I mean didn't we all drool over him??? Saved by the Bell was the first show I was ever really into. Like I had to be home in time to watch it! I was NEVER an A.C Slater girl. I was hardcore Zach! Watching the show as an adult he was not the type of kid I'd want my daughter dating though haha. But the "bad boys" always are the cute ones ;)
 
Another tv show I watched regularly was Boys Meets World. Again, the "bad boy" crush on Sean. Wasn't his name Shawn? I have always thought of him as Ryder since that's his real name. I only ever remember owning one teeny bopper type magazine and that he was on the cover. I actually had this exact picture torn out and hung on my bulletin board. I wonder if the bowl cut hairstyle will ever be popular again? I remember like every single boy in middle school rocked this look. Then it was so cute. Now? I look at this picture and think "cut your hair" haha. I'm such a mom ;)

Who is PUMPED for the new series coming out based off Boys Meets World??? I heard both Corey and Topanga have signed on to play the parents! I'm for sure setting the DVR up for that one!
After Saved By The Bell my favorite show was Full House. I feel like I grew up with the Tanner's! I remember I first realized I needed glasses from watching the episode where Stephanie realized she needed them. Of course I had to have a cute guy to crush on while watching my favorite show. I mean our favorite shows are our favorites due in part to the guys on them, right? ;) 

I think the obvious crush would be Steve...the neighbor. Don't get me wrong, he was super cute. But he was so dumb. I remember even thinking that as an elementary school kid. I mean c'mon Steve! Little known fact...did you know Steve is actually the voice of Aladdin? Found that out while googling for this picture!
My REAL Full House crush was on Uncle Jesse. Duh. I mean if I went to school with DJ I'd be coming over to hang out everyday just so I could see him! He may have been rockin' a mullet when it was for sure no longer in style...but he wore it well ;)
And I must say that John Stamos is one celebrity who has gotten even BETTER with age. Anytime I see him pop up somewhere the little girl inside of me screams "UNCLE JESSE!" (Which, btw, is probably what majority of America thinks and it probably why he hasn't had a super crazy successful career after the show...).
Speaking of celebrities named John...I pretty much only had ONE movie crush. John Travolta. It all started when I saw Look Who's Talking. I adore that movie!!! How could you not??? I've seen pretty much every movie he's been in (not Battlefield Earth...I mean loyalty only goes so far...) and even watched Welcome Back Kotter on TV Land. I have always just loved him. I no longer have any kind of crush on him because, let's face it, he hasn't aged well. I also have purposely avoided knowing much about his recent drama. I don't want to think about all of that junk...I'd rather think of him as Danny Zuko from Grease. :) I have always loved that every movie he is in that they find a way to get a dance scene out of him! Seriously, watch all of his movies. I don't think I've seen one yet where he doesn't bust a move!
Why aren't there any shows like Friends??? Seriously, every show I watch seems like it's trying to be the "next Friends." I was a for sure fan and that was another show where I never missed an episode. It's one where you can watch the same episodes again and again and still laugh. I have laughed so hard I've cried while watching that show!!! Really I loved everyone on that show. But had my little crushy crush on Chandler Bing (pre-drug phase...). I never really found him ALL that attractive. It was more his personality than anything else. I love some sarcasm!
I remember in 7th grade Claire Hudlow and I would write notes back and forth ALL about our obsession with Dawson's Creek. The Dawson-Joey-Pacey love triangle was so intense. However, I never thought either Dawson or Pacey was all that cute. It was odd casting really. I think Pacey was supposed to be the "heartthrob?" But to me he just looked babyish. I am not a fan of a "baby face" type look. I always rooted for Joey and Dawson to end up together and I loved the final episode! The series ended my senior year of high school and it really was so fitting. I remember watching it with Michelle Mallory when I used to spend the night at her house once a week. Great memories!
While I was not a Dawson fan back in the day...I am loving some James Van Der Beek now!!! Have you watched him on Apartment 23??? He cracks me up! It's SUCH a different role from Dawson and he's improved in the looks department too! I think he MAKES that show worth watching and I'm glad he's back in the spotlight!
While I may not have had much of a crush from Dawson's Creek...I was madddddly in love with some Seth Cohen from The OC. He was so adorable!!! Yes, I know the beefy Ryan was the one most of the girls were drooling over. But the whole muscle thing wasn't for me. (Sidenote: He is GREAT on Southland though...if you don't watch it, it's an AWESOME show! Zach and I enjoy it together!). I loved the Seth and Summer storyline and loved that they dated in real life too. I always rooted for him and was envious of his family life. He had some awesome parents and Chrismukkah rocked!
As a pre-teen and early teen I totally rocked some movie posters in my room. My freshman year in high school I remember having this post of Ben Affleck above my bed. It was from Armageddon but it showed him in his pre-hero days when he was a construction worker or something? In like the beginning of the movie. I hunted and hunted for a copy of that poster online but couldn't find it! I pretty much only liked that picture of him. He has his cute moments...but the whole Jennifer Lopez phase just ruined him for me. He's tainted goods now in my book! Although I do love him and Jennifer Garner together and he does make some wonderful movies now too!!!
Like all teens in my generation I loved me some TRL in the afternoons!!! I'd get home from school and turn that junk on asap. I really do think it changed the entire music industry and that it has changed so much without the show being around anymore. I mean why do they even bother making music videos? I can't remember the last time I even saw one on MTV (wait...I'm old...when is the last time I even watched MTV?!?!). I think Carson Daly was so the perfect guy to host. I know he gets a lot of crap but really he did a great job. I don't watch The Voice...I'm not into tv shows that require talent haha. We don't watch any of the dancing ones or the singing ones. We watched one season of America's Got Talent and were SO BORED (it is awesome that an Aflac agent won the year we watched though!).
I remember the first time I saw Paul Walker. I went to the movie theater with Jenna Lawler to see Grease when they re-released it (told ya I was hardcore John Travolta!). When we got there it was sold out or we had the wrong time or something went wrong because we got stuck seeing Meet The Deedles. A movie which I'm not ashamed to say I ended up owning simply because I fell in total celebrity love with Paul Walker. He didn't have any brains but I didn't care haha. I had multiple pictures of him in my room and loved him in She's All That, Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, and The Skulls. After that I quit seeing his movies...I mean I have zero interest in the Fast and Furious franchise...

During my freshman year of high school I was introduced to the band Blink 182. Up until that point I'd been hardcore Alanis Morissette fan. I am still a fan of hers but Blink became my favorite. I was IN LOVE with Tom Delonge. I always had a disdain for Mark Hopper and considered him the "sell out" in the group. The first Blink concert I went to I cried haha. I was "that girl." I have seen them mulitple times and know every song. I even followed Tom when he branched out and did his own thing with the band Angels and Airwaves (and loved that Travis joined him without Mark!). I got the chance to meet them both at an Angels and Airwaves concert. Travis was SO NICE...Tom...notsomuch. It killed my crush :( I'm still a fan and will continue to be one, but he was ZERO percent friendly. I had multiple Blink posters up through the years and was excited when I actually found this one that used to hang in my room!
When I went to college I only had ONE poster in my dorm room. I had the top bunk in our room and on my ceiling hung THIS legit poster of Johnny Knoxville. I know...you're thinking that it's a RANDOM celebrity crush. I am typically a pretty serious person (I say "haha" on here all the time yet I'm not actually laughing when I say it...haha) but his show made me laugh out loud. I just like it when people get hurt I guess? I laughed at all the movies too! Something about him was just hott to me and for YEARS if people asked my #1 celebrity crush I'd say Johnny Knoxville. I would have chosen him over Brad Pitt any day. Johnny...if you happen to read this I'm sure it makes your day b/c I'm probably THE ONLY girl to say that EVER haha
I also had this picture on my bulletin board when I moved to Valdosta!
While in college I had the chance to MEET (and MARRY!) my #1 celebrity crush EVER. THE Zach Parker. THE Mr. Espn who had the #1 play of the day on Sportscenter ;) Seriously..he's for sure better looking than Brad Pitt (right honey? haha). Zach jokes about why the heck I married him if guys like Johnny Knoxville were my fantasy...it's one thing to have a CRUSH on a certain type but that doesn't make them marriage material. I never pictured myself with a "jock" and I surely never thought I'd be considered attractive enough to get with an "all American" type guy. I mean Zach's the type of guy that all girls find attractive. I typically didn't bother going for that type of guy b/c I figured that type wouldn't be interested in me. Glad I was proven wrong ;)
Once I entered adulthood the crushes have been few and far between. I mean I'm married. To me, I just don't look at ANY men in any type of "crushy" or lustful way anymore. I have my husband. He's enough for me! We joke about the whole free pass thing but neither of us have one! You figure it's okay to have that type of deal b/c what are the chances in meeting the celebrity and having a chance to actually hook up with them?!?! Pretty slim...but Zach allegedly did meet Britney Spears (back when she was actually an item to be desired...) and had a shot with her but turned it down because he had a girl friend at the time. And there is actually video footage of this encounter. It's a debate around here if it's the real Britney or not...Anyways...since his "free pass" chance has kinda come and gone it doesn't make sense to have one now ;) 

I do think my celebrity crushes have evolved with time...the days of skinny skater boys are for sure behind me. I'd say that Mc Dreamy is on EVERY mama's crush list. Right??? I mean that hair! The fact that he is originally from Maine makes him one of my favorites because my family originates from there and all the times I've visited I've never seen a crush worthy guy in the whole state. So it's nice that one exists ;)

Another favorite of mine was Brad Womack when he was The Bachelor. I do think the MAIN attraction I have to Brad is that he resembles Zach though...you can see the resemblance in this post. People often commented on how Zach looks like him during Brad's seasons, so much so that Zach even grew in a beard for a bit! I know most people aren't big fans of Brad's but he's still my favorite Bachelor to date (although Sean will be in the running...Zach and I are hoping he is as good of a guy as he seems to be!!!)
 As a mom I don't think I can help myself but to be attracted to MEN now instead of boys. I mean Justin Beiber? Wouldn't that be kinda gross if I had him as one of my celebrity crushes??? I am at a point now where I look at the teenage heartthrobs and think "he's adorable" and not "he's SO HOT OMG OMG OMG" haha Natural progression of life, right? Anyways if you're looking for a series to get into and want to watch THE BEST tv show of all time...I highly recommend hitting up some Friday Night Lights. Best show ever. Zach and I both loved it and while I do think Tim Riggins is cute (and lets be honest he's nowhere near true high school age) my big crush on that show HAD to be Coach Taylor. Awesome man, wonderful marriage, and pretty dang good looking!
Another favorite tv show of ours is The Office. I ADORE Jim!!! In real life...he's not attractive at all to me. But as Jim I think John Krasinski is adorable. It's 100% due to his personality on the show. His sarcastic humor reminds me of my Chandler crush from back in the day but he's even better. He's my new Seth Cohen ;) And the Pam romance has to be one of the best tv romances ever. Those early episodes where he was madly in love with her were just precious. We are still on Season 7 and I WILL shed tears when we get to the final episode of the show. I'm glad we own the dvds so we can keep reliving our love of all things The Office!!!
As you can tell from my list...I don't always have crushes on the most obvious celebrities. My only real crush now is on someone SO RANDOM that majority of y'all have never even heard of him. He totally took over the Johnny Knoxville title of my cutest celebrity! When Kye was born I was spending a lot of time nursing and got hooked on Big Brother. I would dvr the Showtime Big Brother After Dark episodes. It is three hours of live feed footage each night. I watched that non-stop while nursing. That's a lot of time and since it was live feeds I really did get to feel like I knew who the people all were on a personal level.

I really fell in love with the romance that season between Jordan (who went on to win) and Jeff. I just thought they were adorable and that fed over into a crush on Jeff too! What's great about this crush is that Zach and I watch Big Brother together and even he rooted for Jeff (Schroeder is his last name...you know your dying to Google him haha). He's got a lot in common with Zach so I think it makes the crush more "husband approved" haha.
He and Jordan were both on The Amazing Race and came back on another season of Big Brother. I legit was JUMPING UP AND DOWN when I got the news that they were going back into the Big Brother house. I was SO PUMPED. He made it pretty far (stupid clown shoe!) and I really do hope that he'll have future opportunities. The sad thing about a celebrity crush on a reality star is that they don't tend to have actual acting careers so you don't really ever see them again. Haha. He did a couple online only things for CBS. I may have a crush...but it's not a big enough one to sit and watch junk on my computer for ;) When Katie and I went to The Vegas Bash I was sooo hoping Jeff and Jordan would make an appearance. Zach and I had the whole "we don't have any free passes" talk (Even though HELLO. There is no need for any such talk...plus I was 27 WEEKS PREGNANT haha) but they didn't show up :( If by some chance they do go on the show again Katie and I totally want to be in the audience on finale night!!! I would love a chance to see them both in person :)

Congrats Jeff...you are my #1 Celebrity Crush ;)
Any thoughts on my celebrity crushes through the years??? Do we share any of the same ones???

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4 comments:

Claire said...

I was going to be shocked if you'd forgotten about Dawson's Creek. I think one of those notebooks still might be in my mom's basement. It might be worth digging it out to look at the drama of our lives compared to Pacey, Joey, Jen and Dawson :)

Also, Dan met Paul Walker once at an outdoor store and he called me and left a message with a little too much giddy in his voice. He is definitely one of his favorite celebs as well. If anyone asks, he played it cool though :)

crissy said...

what a fun fun post!
my crushes are Vince Vagn and Jack Black,,,humor much? lol

Robyn Mullican said...

As I was reading this, I just kept waiting for Jeff - haha.

Danielle said...

Gerard Butler. I'm all about a beard and an accent! :)

I loved Hansen, JTT, Paul Walker, Matthew McC (sp?),& the guy on Sweet Home AL
This was a fun one. :)
And I'm with ya...I think my hubby is as hot as any celebrity! We're lucky gals!

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