In preparation for the “Boy Meets World” spin-off “Girl Meets World”, I have been brushing myself up on old episodes. Each episode is full of life lessons, a few laughs and even a few tears. However, what I had forgotten is this show is also the home to one of my childhood crushes. Little me did not have a thing for Corey Matthews, Not even pretty boy Shawn Hunter, Not ladies man Eric Matthews either. Nope, this girl had a thing for Mr. Turner.
I am not sure what did it for me. Could it be the 90’s hairstyle? Maybe it was the slightly too tight jeans? Or maybe just maybe it was the leather jacket motorcycle combo he had going on. One thing is for sure, his brains and his concern for his students certainly did not hurt! All I know is when I was re-introduced to this childhood crush, I couldn’t help but watch EVERY episode with him in it.
The child version of me always did have a thing for the “teacher type.” I think my little crush on him is what made me want to be a teacher in my younger years. Of course I grew up to find it was not quite the right fit for me, but I am not opposed to dating one, or a man who plays one…*hint* Anthony Tyler Quinn *hint*.
However, the show was not enough. I needed to know what he was doing now. To my excitement he has aged quite well and is actually only in his 50s (not bad at all). He has also appeared on one of my guilty pleasure shows, “Pretty Little Liars.” I guess this means I will be scouring every episode hoping to catch a sighting!
Was there any Boy Meets World alum that you bloggers had a childhood crush on?
Alright girls, admit it, each and every one of you have this one dream date in mind that if the guy you were seeing somehow figured out what it was you would marry him on the spot. I bet some of you guys even have a date running through your head right now. The problem is our dream date is usually so incredibly personal that unless we tell the man there is no way they are going to figure it out. And lets face it- if we tell them the surprise is lost and without surprise there is no romance.
This is what surprise SHOULD look like!
So since I have accepted my fate and realized my mind reading Prince Charming will not be riding up to me on a white horse anytime soon, I decided to share my dream date with my blogging pals. But first, confession time. This dream date involves my all time favorite television show, and you know what? Its a dorky one! Alright I will say it…Gilmore Girls. Yes I admitted it. Theres something about those caffeine addicted drama queens that had me tuned in every week.
So how does this dream date involve a T.V show you ask? Well Stars Hollow (where the show took place) is a small town full of quirky characters. Growing up watching this show my dream was to live in a town like this. I also imagined all the different people I would meet and what type of character I would be (for the record I would be a Lori-lei).
Thats her errr me on the left.
For my dream date I would like to go visit the towns this show is based on. To be exact, Essex, Wallingford and Washington Connecticut. This isn’t too far from where I actually live so it could be a day trip. I would just like to see all the places that inspired this amazing show and maybe understand how the characters came to be.
So how is this romantic? Well as Wikipedia puts it, “Stars Hollow was founded in 1779 with conflicting legends regarding how it got its name. Although some within the town doubt the theory, the traditionally accepted legend involves two star-crossed lovers who seemed destined never to be together, until separate cosmological phenomena involving stars led them to each other at the spot where the town now exists.”
Who wouldn’t want to visit a place where a town who brought to star crossed lovers together was thought up?
So bloggers what would your dream date be?
Ok so many of you have read my posts about how much I love to sing. Well this is not another one of those posts…well not exactly. Tonight marks another night of one of my new favorite shows “The Voice”. I was never one for American Idol but X Factor hooked me and now this show has me reeled in as well. At this point in the show I dont have favorite singer but rather a favorite judge: Adam Levine. I mean what isnt there to love? Awesome personality, amazing voice, gorgeous eyes, and how can you not wanna stare at those tattoos??? But I digress…my love from this show is a direct result of my love of X Factor and there is no one else to thank for that but Josh Krajcik.
I fell for Josh on the audition episode. He was poised to be one of those funny auditions with the crazy mom and the funny back story…but he was SO much more. Josh came out on stage and sang “At Last” and he absolutely killed it. Hear it for yourself:
From then on I was hooked. Each week proclaiming “if Josh gets kicked off I am boycotting the show.” I would vote for him until I fell asleep calling the vote number. However, to my dismay he came in second to Melanie Amaro. This however has not stopped him. He is currently working in California on a record. That is something that really makes me love these shows. Even if a contestant doesn’t win as long as they show promise and have a strong following they still get the chance to live out there dream. And so I watch on…hoping that one day I will have a chance to try out for one of these shows. Until then I will live vicariously through my favorites.
So bloggers- do you watch any of these shows? Have you had a contestant get you hooked?