My not-so-celebrity crushes


I'm a bit of a flirt. In fact, my friend Annette and I always laugh about a phone call I had with my current boyfriend when I was in her company when she overheard me say the following:

"Hey! So I really want to talk to you now, but I'm at my friend Annette's place eating ice cream. I'll call you later though and we'll flirt! It'll be awesome!"

We'd probably only been dating about a month, but whatever, it was a "disgustingly cute" moment. Now we're much meaner on the phone :)

So anyway, I have a tendency to like moderately famous people that most of my girl friends respond with..."ummm who?"

I thought after a grueling awful week of nothing but exams and papers, I'd put up a fun post!

Israel Nebeker, lead singer of Blind Pilot (pictured left)
What else can I say about a wonderful man who plays guitar well, HAS to have some kind of Jewish heritage (always a good thing!), and he bikes....everywhere. He's got the whole broad shoulder thing going on, super laid back warmth, and a wonderful voice.

IN ADDITION: Blind Pilot is coming to Chicago! The day prior to Thanksgiving, they'll be playing at Lincoln Hall, and although I'm not sure if I can make it myself, I know that I'll definitely be spreading the word.

Steve McQueen (still a celebrity, but still!)

The prince/king/whatever of coolness. The days that I'm dressed in all black for work, my co-worker Brittany calls me a beatnik....and I immediately think of Mr. Hipster and my imagined gibberish-spoken love poems....just kidding!

Anyway, as an avid Natalie Wood fan, I actually found out about Mr. Handsome from the film Love With a Proper Stranger, a film that my friend Ally and I decided needs to come out on DVD about 10 years ago...Ms. Wood, after all, did receive an Oscar nomination for her acting as a first generation Italian immigrant unsure of whether or not she wanted to go through with an abortion in the 1960s....guess who plays the jazz musician/father of the child?

Joseph Fiennes

The only time that I saw any version of Romeo and Juliet that didn't make me want to throw up.
Rumour has it that's not only playing Vivaldi in a movie, but Darwin, too. Smart. Dudes.


My future fiance'...kind of :)

Sondre Lerche!

I found out about Sondre Lerche from Mr. Scottland, when we did one of our infamous CD mixes. However, this one featured Sondre's "It's Over" at the end of the CD. It had particular significance, as Scott was leaving for college (a year older than myself), and we were a little apprehensive about the state of our friendship as he embarked on musical genius school.

As you might imagine, the lyrics actually say /it's not over at all/, and I was completely happy to hear Scott's new "indie" sound.

THEN I saw him perform at Park West in Chicago, and got to meet him and tell him he was my favorite musician. The dialogue went as such:

Me: So, um.....yourmyfavoritemusicianeverohmygoodnessIcan'tbelieveI'mhere....sorry...
SL: Yeah, wow, thanks though!
Me: *superwide grin* Thanks! You're the best!

and then he signed my concert ticket. Yay! Good memories :)

I saw him again this year....still super sweet guy!


Oh well, that's it for me on that, but there are plenty of other non- famousy men that I'll probably mention later...

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween! I might post pics of my costume....might ;)


  1. I love it! Indie rock wins again!

  2. Joseph Fiennes is recently on abc's FlashFoward. I don't know if you knew that since I didn't know he was in Romeo and Juliet. Love you!

  3. Tats-
    Mr.Fiennes was in Shakespeare in Love, basically playing "shakespeare"...lots of scenes w/ out his shirt :P
    Forgot about the flash forward thing though!