Posts Tagged ‘crush’

☺ Daily Smile | it’s just a little crush

(credit) Acura

Okay, this is my daily smile post. It will not be everyone’s cup of tea. *shrug* It happens. This may seem like a frivolous poof-piece — all commercialism and all that. Maybe it is. Actually, wait, it is.  And I like it.

I am not trying to promote this car….I drive a Toyota, by the way. So why, pray tell, is this a daily smile? *giggle* Well, I’ve seen this ad countless times on the telly…and admittedly, each time, I crush on the man (I would say “guy” — but I like men more than guys, no?) — wait, I mean, the actor who plays the man. Not exactly his looks, but rather more of that non-cocky confidence aura thing – imagine this character — if he was real (if only!) — is educated, intelligent, articulate, responsible, respected in his field of work and at his workplace, kind to all people, respectful of women, knowledgeable about topical things – politics, world and domestic affairs, sports, urban planning, pop culture, music, food, tech; has non-judgy close-knit circle of friends; likes kids and plays with his nieces and nephews; plays pick up basketball, skis, maybe tennis, maybe runs, goes to the gym; cares about the state of the world and is doing something actively to do something about it, such as engaging in civic/social entrepreneurship; and knows himself and is true to himself and his values…and makes sure the woman he loves knows he’ll do anything to keep her safe while admiring her strength and femininity, and is infinitely patient with her willfulness.

The character is all preppy-athletic both in his “work-attire” and “play-attire” modes. Just the way I like. Yes, I said it. And it’s true. You can ask anyone. Most of all, the real one. He knows. And exists. The end.

PS: I also adore the Nick Waterhouse’s song “Say I Wanna Know”and am glad they used it.

Oh, and who is Acura targeted this car to? Men who relate to the character in the ad…or aspire to be him? Or women who imagine driving the same car as him.? Curious. [As you can probably tell from this random Daily Smile….I’m procrastinating from what I’m actually supposed to be doing….and drawing it out as we speak, ha!]


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♡ Unarticulated crush

(credit) Set of 2 | Marmar Superstar @ etsy

An unarticulated crush is very different from an unrequited one, because at least with an unrequited crush you know what the hell you’re doing, even if the other person isn’t doing it back.

An unarticulated crush is harder to grapple with, because it’s a crush that you haven’t even admitted to yourself. The romantic forces are all there — you want to see him, you always notice him, you treat every word from him as if it weighs more than anyone else’s. But you don’t know why. You don’t know that you’re doing it. You’d follow him to the end of the earth without ever admitting that your feet were moving.

— David Levithan in Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd

(For you, J.C.)

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♡ Just a little crush

(credit) Crush | Vivienne Ward Photography @ etsy


I woke up today thinking it was Saturday. Saturday! It was not, of course. It was decidedly a Wednesday. A glorious sunny day at that. I was staring out my window before taking a shower, looking at the blue sky, the bright rays of the sun, the wisps of white cloud, and the shimmer of the water in the distance. Sigh.


Then with a start, I slapped my palm to my forehead and groaned, “Oh nooo…no, no, oh, no…” It just hit me. I have a crush. Oh no, no, no, no., no. Not now. I don’t want one. I don’t need one. I can’t have one. But I do. I shake my head, laugh at myself, and tell myself to snap out of it — no, no, no, no, no, oh, no.

I can’t believe it. This is not okay. This is too troublesome right now. This is not what I expected at all. I shake my head again, laugh. Then I blew out some air with a raspberry sigh. Shrugged my shoulders. Headed to the bathroom…

when I heard a small quiet voice say in my ear —

Just go with it.”

A spot of fun. A little crush. Yes, why not?

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