Busy woman (Krissie)

. There’s an old song from the Shangri-la’s (a girl group from the ’60s who did Leader of the Pack) called “Give Him a Great Big Kiss” that starts out with someone saying in a heavy Long Island accent, “when I say I’m in love you’d best believe I’m in love.”
Which brings me to my little friend. (As in “say hello to my little friend.”). Gorgeous isn’t he? A company called Hot Toy makes some incredibly accurate head casts of cult characters – actually they make the whole toy and they cost about $300. I’m not going to throw that kind of money at my latest inspiration (hero of Wildfire, Heartless, and probably something else) but on ebay you can buy the heads separately for about $30 and a body for just a little bit more. So my darling, long-suffering husband attached Tom’s head for me, and I managed his feet (his hands were already attached). I stripped an old GI Joe and dressed Hiddles up like Jonathon Pine and now he sits in my window and I smile at him.
My darling husband has had to live with this all our long, married life (43rd anniversary next Thursday), and he just rolls his eyes and rolls with it. He’s not a man who’s easily threatened, God bless him, and I always put my passions into books. Starting with … oh, Jesus, starting with Troy Donahue when I was in fifth grade (I’m ooooold) through Jerry Orbach in 8th grade. I even wrote a beginning with John Lithgow as a Scottish hero (the Laird of LinLithgow), when I was a freshman in high school and he was a senior and president of the student council. Sigh.
Richie survived androgynous Japanese rock stars, Don Johnson (I’m sorry, I’m sorry but Long Hot Summer was hot!). I imagine I’ll be in my nineties, we’ll be sitting in rocking chairs and I’ll be cackling about how lustworthy Hiddleston’s son is (no, his son hasn’t been born, don’t panic). I’m irredeemable. My cousin Helen, who’s 8 years older than me, chastised me a couple of years ago (I was lusting after an Irish actor in our local theater group who would have been a perfect person to play one of my heroes but then he turned out to hate children and shag every available female in the troupe so alas, he got ditched) – anyway, Helen said I was too old for such shenanigans. Never! I cried.
Not even in my 90s.
Anyone want to admit their secret lusts? Mine tend to be elegant and British, ones who could easily play a vampire, but I have a weakness for Vin Diesel and Russell Crowe as well, two exceptionally manly men. There are just so many luscious creatures out there.
And I won’t bring you down by telling you what I really think of men in general. Just that Richie broke the mold, and the rest of them ….
No, Krissie! Behave yourself. I love people on a one to one basis. People in groups or strata, not so much. And I’ve always been a mouthy, uppity woman. It’s likely a very good thing that I wasn’t pretty – I would have destroyed the world.
If anyone’s interested in seeing Tom in action, Wildfire and the two preceding books, Consumed by Fire (fabulous) and Driven by Fire (not so much) are on sale through the end of the month, with the audio versions ridiculously cheap. At Amazon, of course, since they published them, as well as the House of Russell historicals with three sisters going undercover in service to discover their father’s killer.
Montlake thinks my heroes are too dark. I think they’re yummy.
Ok, that’s the end of the advertisement. Tell me who you think is hot. I’ve got Adam Driver for the MIP, but I have an unending need for hero fodder.

7 thoughts on “Busy woman (Krissie)

  1. Oh my gosh, the Don Johnson Long, Hot Summer WAS hot.

    My current go-to crush is Jeffery Dean Morgan who has a lovely roguish twinkle in his eyes and a rough, grumbly voice. I’ve seen him in rom-com’s and dramas where he is the romantic lead and my oh my! I don’t watch Walking Dead where apparently he’s a horrible villain, so I maintain my crush.

  2. Lynda says:

    On my tackboard I have pictures of a very young Pierce Brosnan, Benedict Cumberbatch, and, oh my God, Michael Fassbender. I also have a slightly older picture of Michael Fassbender, but the fact still remains that the man is younger than my children. (I was, of course, quite a young mother.) It always strikes me as a little funny that the guys I crush on tend to have dark hair, when the love of my life was blond. While I sincerely hope that I am never too old to appreciate a beautiful man, I think the most appropriate role for me now would be as the much-beloved old crone whom they revere for my wisdom and wish they’d known me when I was younger.

  3. I’m so true to type–my heroes are almost all a lot like Husband. Jeff Bridges, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pierce Brosnan now… graying, maybe not a six-pack, more bearish… Bigger than me–that’s really important. JDF was the inspiration for Tony in SAVING SARAH–big gentle guys. That’s my thing.

  4. Jill says:

    Marcus Allen as a Kansas City Chief https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Allen

    The only time I get serious about decluttering is to get ready for a church garage sale. But I really need to give a ton of books to the library and/or the yearly sale.

    I will be home Thursday (March 1) after being gone for 9 weeks. The month of January at a condo in South Padre Island , TX. People told us it was the worse weather in 12 years. But -no freezing temps, no snow. Good motorcycle riding. Feb 4 we (with the bikes) boarded a cruise ship in Miami. 2 weeks. At every port (ST Martin, Antigua, St Lucia, Bonaire, Barbados, Curacao , Aruba ) we unloaded the bikes for an escorted tour around the island. Buffet lunches at restaurants on the beach. I went in the water at every beach . Bliss.
    When we got back to Miami we put the bikes back in the trailer and drove to my sister’s in Atlanta. Joe headed home . I stayed so I could go to Coastal Magic Conference in Daytona Beach . An 8 hour drive. Some guy at a gas station had to show me where the gas tank release was on the rental car. I had not been to a authors/readers conf in a long time. This one was relaxed and fun. The hotel was right on the beach, my room looked over the parking lot.
    I am back in Atlanta and enjoying time with my sister. Will fly home to Missouri on Thursday.

  5. Jill says:

    PS. one of the couples on the cruise was from Vermont. Some from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota. And there cannot be anyone left in Ontario (not even Sue who was in Costa Rica). They were all on the ship.

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