Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Current Crush

I have a crush on Peter Krause. It's because of his role as Adam Braverman on Parenthood. He's handsome, and he cracks me up.

But yesterday morning, as I was anticipating my weekly dose of Parenthood, I was thinking about how my celebrity crushes have evolved of the the years. The evolution seems poignant. Here is a selected, chronological list of my celebrity crushes:

Shaun Cassidy
Leif Garrett
Mark Hamill
(four year gap for which I don't remember crushes)
Michael Jackson
Rob Lowe
Paul Stanley
Jon Bon Jovi
(11 or 12 year gap for which I don't remember crushes)
Paul Newman (in his 30s and 40s)
Robert Redford (all ages)
(large gap here, too, although Redford and Newman have persisted)
Peter Krause

Okay, so I don't know what's weirder--the crushes, themselves, or the weird gaps in between crushes. Help me out: Who would I have crushed on during those gaps? (1979-83 and 1987-1999)

Oh, and did I mention that I once saw Peter Krause in a pie shop near Sebastopol? So, you know, it's like we're friends.

edit:// I just remembered another crush from the mid 90s: Tobias Wolff.


Amstr said...

Have you seen him on Sports Night? It's good enough just for Aaron Sorkin's writing, but Krause makes it even better.

TKW said...

79-83: Andy Gibb? Rick Springfield?

And the later years: Johnny Depp?

I had some of the same crushes as you! Actually, I still have a crush on Bon Jovi!

loveskidlit said...

Ooh, ditto. And Michael J. Fox, for the "lost years" there?

Good Enough Woman said...

Amstr, Sports Night is TOTALLY on my list, and I just found out a few days ago that Krause was in it. Now it's at the top of my list.

TKW, OMG, I totally forgot about Rick Springfield! You nailed it! I KNEW there had to be someone from middle school, and he was it. I watched him him on General Hospital and I knew all the words to all his songs. Good call!

LKL, Yes, I thought about MJK because I did have a crush on him, but I don't think he gave me the same "feelings" as some of the others. ;)

Anonymous said...

*hangs head in shame*
Kkkkkirk Cameron.

Ricky Schroder, Joey Lawrence, NKOTB, Jason Priestly, Jason Bateman, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Fred Savage, Brendan Fraser.


Good Enough Woman said...

JC, I totally thought about adding Kirk Cameron. But I saw him in Left Behind (believe it or not), and I just couldn't do it. BUT you reminded me about Ralph Macchio. How could I have forgotten the Karate Kid? And I once saw him in an off-off-Broadway play in NY, so he's kind of my friend, too. And, oh, yes. Patrick Swayze. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"

--ginger. said...

Rick Springfield and his soap-opera-to-pop-stage life is such a good call.

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

ooo. I loved Rick Springfield too. And Michael Jackson. Ha. Now? I grudgingly admit to having a wee crush on Rob Pattinson, even though he's 10 years younger than me. Geez...

Amstr said...

So did Krause on the surfboard clinch the crush status for him? (I just watched episode 7 on Hulu.)