All About You (Krissie)

I’m finally ready to move ahead on the book after absolutely months of rewriting. It would have been faster to write a whole new book, but I’ve loved this unusual (for me) process. I was so excited I almost forgot refab.

I’m excited about Working Wednesdays, but I’m doing so many interesting things I’m probably going to throw them up (not literally) at other times as well. I just passed day 201 of studying Danish (I’m using Duolingo as well as a number of other programs and Duolingo keeps track). Been working on my sewing room, attempting some order in the bedroom (you can barely walk through it) plus writing. I’m getting a little discouraged about the weather here – I’d just like it to reach 80, fer gawd’s sake! I want to float in my pool but it’s too effing cold! My floatie died and I got a new one from Amazon. Looks great, doesn’t it? And I’ve got one of those blow up pools, about 4 feet deep, with a ladder. Now I knew getting on that sucker was going to be difficult, so I climbed two steps up the ladder and tried to fling my leg over. Next thing I knew I was under water with the floatie on top of me. Mama don’t like going under water. I had my iPhone in a water-proof bag that wasn’t completely waterproof (I was listening to an old Georgette Heyer). Undaunted (though with water up my nose), I climbed up on the ladder again, flung my leg over and … you guessed it. I’m looking forward to watching Richie try to get on it but it was too cold for him yesterday. I think we’ll break 80 today.

Anyone who’s got extra energy could send out some healing light or prayer or whatever you do for my cousin Helen who’s going under the knife at 1 today. It’s not looking so good but I’m optimistic, or at least trying to be.

And I’ve been writing the loveliest book in my head about Tom Hiddleston. That man is just adorable, as far removed from my heroes as a human could be (though I use the actor part of him as hero material). The real man seems to be the kindest, sweetest man, and I’m doing this book in my head that would never work because all the tension is in the heroine, but damn, it’s fun! Also, a great way to fall asleep.

What’s on your agenda? I get to write!!!! I’m going to meditate for an hour at one (for my cousin) and float in the pool in the afternoon, and then write like mad the rest of the time. And that’s my plan for the week. At night I do a little work on my revamped sewing room, then I play the guitar and sing, study my Danish, listen to an audiobook, and then move on to ย Hiddleston. My, it’s a good life (both kids are stable and content – no crises).

So what’s on your agenda? Who would you most like to f .. er, who would you be most likely to have sexual fantasies about if you didn’t have to be embarrassed or married or old or fat or skinny or whatever? If you could be anyone you want, and the love of your life wasn’t around, who would you choose?

I want answers! Surely I can’t be the only one who does this. Come on, don’t be shy. (And the person doesn’t have to be alive or old in your fantasies. I’d take James Dean in a flash). Or hey, if you’re feeling shy – who would you model your perfect hero on?

And now, for your delectation:

32 thoughts on “All About You (Krissie)

  1. Eileen AW says:

    I love this idea for a book. Maybe you can put it to “paper” and share it with us. You are not alone in the fantasizing. We have the 80’s and I”ll try to send them your way. Sending healing thoughts for your dear cousin. I’m off to lunch with a couple of friends – author Lizbeth Selvig & another reader fan.

  2. JenniferNennifer says:

    I missed Sunday happies, but I had them. I was productive this weekend, so coasting for the next few days ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending energies for your cousin.

  3. Susan McClelland says:

    You had me grinning from ear-to-ear with your description of trying to get onto the floatie. Looks like it will be hot and humid in my burg all week. I’m home alone on holidays this week – lots of crafting plans but also trying to do a couple of household jobs everyday. Today is grocery shopping and laundry. Tomorrow, I plan to tackle my overflowing shoe closet. Sending lots of sunshine energy to your cousin Helen.

  4. Lynda says:

    Michael Fassbender. Who cares if he’s younger than my children? A few weeks ago I woke up from a sweet, lovely dream where I actually kissed a guy for the first time since Larry’s been gone– been going on eight years now, if you can believe that–and the guy in my dream looked like an older Michael Fassbender.. (When I say older I mean maybe in his 50s, which I guess is still too young for me, but, damn, the man looked good even with some gray on him.) What I remember most is that even in my dream I acknowledged that it was the first time I’ve even considered the possibility of someone new in my life. Ain’t going to happen, but it was just interesting to me that I allowed my subconscious to go there.

  5. If I had to choose, it would be Chris Hemsworth.
    Love your story about the float. I’m house sitting for my daughter, and her pool is wonderful. There is a gigantic pink flamingo float that I’ve tried to ignore. Today I’ll tackle it and think of you.
    Sending good thoughts for Helen,

  6. Cindy says:

    I just re-watched Gavin & Stacey, and I developed a crush on Gavin’s dad, Mick. He’s quite handsome, and I love his character.

  7. Mama_Abbie says:

    One of the problems with doing chemo is that it completely kills your libido, or mine at least. Even in fantasy life. Trying to remember who I used to find hot. Why back when it was Harrison Ford and Robert Redford. More recently, looking down at the next generation and feeling like a cougar? Well, I’ll watch just about any movie that has Chris Pine in it.

    Bummer about this sex-drive thing: Friday is DH and my 38th wedding anniversary. And I’m just too tired.

    This week, as well as the day job, the medical profession is demanding it’s pound of flesh (or time that I don’t want to give it…long since reached my max deductible so it’s not out of pocket for me). Pulmonologist that I “inherited” from my hospital fun and games back in late May wants pulmonary stress test tomorrow to establish “base levels” (this 7 weeks out of 12 into second chemo cocktail). Weekly chemo infusion on Wednesday (which I hope will come with reflexology treatment, if scheduling works correctly) and the “boys” – our two male cats – are heading to the vet’s on Thursday for checkups, and shots in the case of the kitten.

  8. Thea says:

    I wish Helen the best outcome.

    You too for your next attempt at the floaty thingy.

    Our weather is top high 70s in temp, higher in humidity index. Thunderstorms are predicted for the next two days. South-facing beaches – us! and rare for SoCal – will get high surf. I’m wishing I bought more linen clothes from the inexpensive Slovenian market stalls.

    Currently I lust for Leopold, Duke of Villiers, who prowls through Eloisa James’ “A Duke of Her Own.” My third read, and his allure never dims.

  9. Alis says:

    I, too, have been oft defeated by the floaties. I’m just not agile enough to wrangle them. Can’t wait to hear how Richie fares.

    Best wishes to Helen, and to you Mama Abbie… a stress test? Are they kidding? Like you’re not stressed enough. Sheesh. And I don’t think they even get the irony.

    Oh boy, give me alpha males. I love Sam Elliott from the 80’s (70’s Elliott is a little too scrawny), Michael Fassbender, and there’s always room for a little Momoa. ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s a small window of looks where I get the Chris Pine, George Clooney thing, but sometimes they’re just too pretty. Richard Armitage does it for me on all those levels–cheekbones and jawline and rugged but beautiful.

    Basically, I want Avon in the flesh, and if I can’t have that I’ll take Richard. Please and thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Briana says:

    Good thoughts for Helen.

    I enjoy Chris Pratt – he’s so fun and goofy seeming!; Jason Mamoa is sexy as sin; I have The Rock or Vin Diesel on my “list” – The Rock has the better persona, but I think Vin Diesel is more down-to-earth in real-life, for a fantasy, I’d pick The Rock; and…Spencer Tracy. I love Spencer Tracy. Desk Set….*sigh*

  11. Office Wench Cherry says:

    Well, mine are dead and fictional so I guess they really are fantasies.

    Paul Newman circa The Long Hot Summer and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The man was gorgeous until the day he died but, whoo boy, his early 30s looked good on him. I stand by my belief that the sexiest moment ever committed to film was in Hot Tin Roof at the end when Brick tells Maggie to lock the door.

    Fictional guy is Dean Winchester from Supernatural. Jensen Ackles, the actor, is a good looking guy but he’s got a wife and 3 kids and Dean has a ’67 Impala with a big back seat.

  12. Office Wench Cherry says:

    Think of it this way, Mama_Abbie, you’re skipping 38 so you can have a whole lot of fun on 39!

    I used to work with a young woman who is 13 years younger than me. One year she was crushing on the boy who played the werewolf in the Twilight movies and she asked me if I thought he was hot. I told her that, yes, he was a good looking kid but when I looked at him I just saw a child. She rolled her eyes at me and said that he was 20 or whatever and I told her that since I was old enough to be his mother and he wasn’t old enough to drink, thinking he was hot was just creepy.

    I just looked him up on IMDB, in the year when this all happened he was 18, Chris Pine is at least in his 30s.

  13. Daniel Day-Lewis kissed me in a tent in a dream one time. It was decades after Last of the Mohicans but he still had that look, and I actually felt it. Most realistic dream I ever had. Sigh.

  14. The Long Hot Summer. When Joanne Woodward tells him he can get on that bus and run as far as he wants and maybe, just maybe, he’ll be safe from her. The smile he gives her . . . . That’s a great, great movie.

    I tend to change depending on what book I’m writing. Right now it’s Wentworth Miller.

  15. Dayna says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve commented here, I hope your cousin’s surgery went well.

    I’ve been watching korean dramas recently, which I highly recommend for sheer entertainment value. They do great costume dramas and some really decent rom-coms. A lot of the cast in these dramas are in their 20s and pretty (both male and female) but a few of the slightly older male actors have what a friend of mine termed ‘compelling intensity’. Here are some of the actors who have me compelled:

    Ji Chang Wook, at 31 the youngest on this list. He seems to have crazy chemistry with all his female leads. Healer and Suspicious Partner are two good shows. Plus, I think he’s the best kisser of the lot.

    So ji-sub, the oldest on this list at 39. Tall and handsome, he’s done some rom-com style dramas. Check out Master’s Sun and Oh, My Venus.

    Jin Yi-Han, played Tal Tal in the historical costume drama Empress Ki. Handsome and with a marvelous speaking voice.

    And finally, Gong Yoo. He plays Kim Shin, the lead character in Goblin: Yhe Lonely and Great God. This has to be one of the best dramas I’ve ever seen. After I finished all the episodes, I had to turn off the TV because I couldn’t think of anything that would compare. I am now watching it for a 2nd time and it’s even better because I can focus on some of the nuances I missed before.

  16. Jessie says:

    Cary Grant. I was a little girl the first time I saw him and I still remember thinking how pretty he was.

  17. Sharon Bates says:

    Sean Connery-that voice, the way he walks like a cat, the kilt, the Bond clothes {off and on-_mostly off] ,those hot , smoldering eyes!! Wow!!

  18. Alis says:

    Have you all seen Idris Elba and Michael McConaughey in their promos for The Dark Tower? At one point they’re laughing about Elba’s “Rear of the Year” award, and Elba says he wants to be in the next Magic Mike movie as an old guy who used to be a stripper but comes back and still has it.

    Be. Still. My. Heart.

    I haven’t watched any of the MM movies (just not my thing) but I would watch that, and own that, and probably have certain scenes cued up so I could just watch Idris Elba dancing with abandon again, and again, and again. Whew. I think I need a glass of water.

  19. Office Wench Cherry says:

    I can never pick a moment from Summer, the whole thing leaves me weak in the knees, that’s why I go with COaHTR.

    There’s something about watching Clara and Ben and knowing that Joanne and Paul are also falling in love.

    Honestly, I don’t know how the movie made it past the censors. Weak in the knees, I tell ya.

  20. Susanne says:

    Gregory Peck asked me to marry him (in a dream).

    I said no.

    I always wondered what my life would have been like if I had said yes.

  21. Susanne says:

    Give yourself time.

    Meanwhile, tell your husband to rest up ๐Ÿ™‚

    It was so good to see your post.

  22. Susanne says:

    I just watched the official trailer for The Dark Tower. Oh my sweetness!!! Between Idris (everything of Idris, but holy smokes, that crotch shot) and Matthew’s voice, it should be required viewing.

    Alis, where’s the water?

  23. RanchGirl says:

    A stress test? Are they crazy? I would have to tell them if they think they can get anything valuable from about 1 minute or two of activity they are welcome to it. Just completed my regimen of chemo and saw my doctor yesterday. Not officially in remission but at least heading that way. And my strength level is almost non-existent. Are you having breathing issues? My issues started with fluid and a collapsed lung and I inherited a pulmonologist too, but once my lungs were clear, he passed me on to the oncologist to monitor.

    Many, many hugs and good thoughts.

  24. Mama_Abbie says:

    Hugs and best wishes for regaining your strength quickly now that chemo is done! (And congratulations for completing!) My last chemo is 8/30…and then I see the surgeon on the 31st. (Lucky me, still have surgery and radiation to go through…with possibility of post-radiation chemo, depending, I think, on what the biopsy from the surgery shows…at least that secondary chemo is not supposed to be an infusion and have much lower side effects, if I remember correctly.)

    The May fun and games included a weird kind of pneumonia…wasn’t coughing or wheezing but high fevers and needed oxygen to keep my O2 levels up above the 80’s percentage-wise. I am doing fine now, but as I am also an asthmatic (very well controlled, so have been skipping the pulmonologist the last 3 years and getting meds from my primary care), the pulmonologist decided he needed to establish all kinds of base levels.

    Stress test ended up being 6 minutes at my highest comfortable walking speed on level tread mill. Made it all 6 minutes only slightly winded, but my top speed was 2.6 mph… A couple of years ago, when I was healthy and exercising regularly, 3 mph was just getting started…ughh!

  25. Jeff Bridges–at any age at all, but that movie with Rachel Ward had one of the sexiest scenes ever in it and in Crazy Heart, he was so hot when he was sober and he sang… I like ’em gray and balding, what can I say?

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