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Celebrity[ish] boyfriend round 4


Previously I have shared some of my celebrity boyfriends in the form of a poet, a musician, and an actor. I think the time has come to unveil one of my favorite boyfriends, one that I might even dare to put at the tiptopiest point on my list, and he is a fictional character.

Despite my love of all things Victorian and Jane Austen, it is not Mr. Darcy. (while I am inevitably attracted to and sympathetic for the egotistical, prideful, and narcissistic, there is no one of that kind on my imaginary list of love. No, no Mr. “My good opinion once lost, is lost forever,” I could never love you like I love….

Sherlock Holmes.

He is just the most swoon worthy man to never breathe air that I know. Normally I’d put pictures here, but most of them are only of Robert Downey Jr. (not that he isn’t on my list too, because he is) and the point of Holmes being my literary crush is because I fell in love with text, not an A-list celebrity. So, here’s what I love:

He’s so smart. When he figures stuff out, it’s never on accident, it’s always “Elementary!”
His vocabulary and speech is so legit, I mean eloquent. He says words like “beget” and “abhorrent” and “exceedingly so.”
He’s logical, yet creative. He believes that “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”

plus, he’s a little wild, slightly reckless, infinitely inquisitive, and since he exists primarily in my imagination, he’s the most handsome.

Happy February 14th

In honor of the “holiday” at hand, I’ve decided it’s time for another celebrity boyfriend update. And the Valentine’s Day winner is ………… Rivers Cuomo. First of all, how cool is the name Rivers?! Ok, maybe you don’t feel the same, but I like it. Second of all, look how completely adorable he is!

Clearly, he’s a musician, which goes a long way for a lot of reasons in my book, and he’s so much fun to listen to! My favorite song in high school-Buddy Holly (I still love it,). And one of my favorite songs now, I Want You To. Clearly I am completely envious of Sara Bareilles here. Such a cute video too!

If Only, If Only.

So my friend Allison (super precious, creative blogger extraordinaire) does this thing sometimes where she shares her celebrity crushes. I saw a wonderful and beautifully heart-breaking movie called Bright Star Friday, and it got me thinking of some of the poets I would’ve loved to love. That in turn inspired me to follow in her footsteps and share one of my celebrity boyfriends. Unfortunately he’s a bit dead, but he’s so good looking, and talented. He also kind of had a crazy hazy dramatic reputation, but I think he would’ve been irresistible. I present to you, George Gordon Lord Byron.


And if you’re not completely head-over-heels for him yet, here’s a breath-taking poem.
“She Walks in Beauty”
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that ‘s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
(read more HERE)