The Man Oscars

23 05 2008

It has been sometime since I last considered my list. Since it is a popular hit on my blog (people would rather look at pictures of pretty men than read the crap I come out with apparently), I thought I would have another look. I am changing things up though and this time I am picking winners in five different categories. Oh and I will also mention the runners-up so you know how hard it was to make my choice! I have spent WAY too much time on this. Also, I found it really hard to find pics which truly showed off the awesomeness of the guys I chose. I like to think this is because I like them for their 3-D versions more than just their pretty looks. Or it could be because I am one plane ticket away from being a professional stalker.

Best on TV (past):
Michael Vartan as Agent Vaughn (Alias)

For all the wrinkle-brow concern.  For the shoot-em-beat-em holster-wearing goodness.  For coming back from the dead, simply because we demanded it.  And don’t even get me started on when he speaks his mother tongue.

Runners up:

Bradley Cooper as Will Tippin (Alias)
Michael Weatherly as Logan Cale (Dark Angel)
David Boreanaz as Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel)
Bryan Greenberg as Jake Jagielski (One Tree Hill)

Best on TV (present):
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert (The Office, An American Workplace)

Sure, he doesn’t have the Davidoff beach bod of Sawyer or the grufty ruggedness of Jack but the Lost boys lose out to John everytime.  We really mean it when we say sense of humour is important. 

Josh Holloway as Sawyer/James Ford (Lost)
Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard (Lost)
David Boreanaz as Seeley Booth (Bones)
Zachary Levi as Chuck (Chuck)

Best in Music:
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)

No-one comes close in this category.  He is ultra-talented, the essence of cool and as I keep telling my husband, I just wish he were our friend.  His voice is yum.

Runners up:

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden / Audioslave)
Justin Timberlake

Best in Film:
Christian Bale

A shameful omission from my previous list and the only Brit in attendance, Christian is hot and deep.  Very talented and also plays a superhero.  I do have a thing for Superheroes.  Don’t tell the feminist inside me.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Josh Lucas
Johnny Depp
Brandon Routh

And in the They Haven’t Made The Cut But They Are Really Rather Charming category:

Joshua Jackson
Matthew Settle
Lee Pace
James Denton
James Tupper
Hugh Jackman (as Wolverine!)
Tom Welling
Karl Urban
Ryan Egghold
Danny Masterson (in That 70s Show – it’s the sideburns!)

And finally, Best in real life (Lifetime Achievement Award):

Ricardo. No Runners- Up.

GTD? I would like that.

29 04 2008

OK. So today I am trying to be good and positive and productive.  My work to-do list is crazy long and my one for the house is not much better:

  • Finish shopping for anniversary present/card/paper etc for Ricardo – it is 5 years on Saturday
  • Sort out Dad’s present – his 60th is on Saturday also!
  • Clean the house.  It is a complete hole.
  • Sort out my craft corner – it is out of hand and no crafting is getting done there.
  • Study, study and more study.  I have to catch up on the reading and start writing my last essay.  I have a day school on 10th May (first one I am attending – I thought it was about time).
  • Work on my new website
  • Tackle the laundry / ironing mountain
  • Pick up dry cleaning ready for the wedding on Sunday (we have had A LOT on lately)
  • Buy some food for us to eat – our cupboards are pretty bare (and a bit grimey… need to clean house pronto)
  • Watch my stories

Phew.  Funny how no amount of reading Lifehacker or Unclutterer actually makes this list go down.  By the way, in case you were wondering what GTD means, read this.

Let’s go to the movies…

11 04 2008

Have you ever been to an advance screening at your local cinema?  Do you imagine that it would be exciting and glamorous?  Is that just me?  Well, I was wrong.  It’s the same as going to the cinema at any other time.  How disappointing!  Anyway, we went to see 21 on Wednesday (you can read what I thought of it here).  It was aiit.  There was a trailer for The Dark Knight which is very exciting but is going to be sad to see Heath Ledger.  Ironman looks ace and the music in the trailer ROCKS.  Sex and the City – I am on the fence.  On the one hand, I am pretty excited but then I am not sure if the ship has sailed on this franchise and it is soo last season.  Incredible Hulk just looks really dumb.  Why have they made this so soon after the Eric Bana one?  Stupid.  

Sunday snapshot

30 03 2008


Bryan Greenberg’s album Waiting for Now


Pride and Prejudice and October Road

Crushing on:

Bryan Greenberg (see the theme?)


George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and Euripides’s Medea


Anything but write my essay. Yes, it’s THAT time again.


I was somewhere else, like North Carolina or Massachusetts or San Francisco


For positivity and answers

Cry baby

28 02 2008

I was driving home the other day and I found myself welling up while listening to Starmaker from the Kids from Fame soundtrack.  This is not unusual.  I tend to do it when I haven’t listened to it for a while. 

This is endemic of my propensity to blart, I’m afraid.  I cry quite a lot for an adult.  This particular song makes me get weepy because it reminds me of the Fame special that was shown a few years ago where some of the actors reunited and they sang this song around a piano.  Shortly after the filming of this show, the actor who played Leroy, Gene Anthony Ray, died.  Other things that can make me beal:

  • Steel Magnolias (Sally Field’s character M’Lynn has a melt-down in the graveyard after Shelby’s funeral)
  • The finale of Dawson’s Creek (dying Jen making a video for her baby)
  • and the final montage (I am such a sap)
  • When Buffy is awarded Class Protector at the prom
  • and also when Buffy’s mum dies and Anya gets upset because she doesn’t know how to grieve (being an ex-demon and all).  The whole episode is really, really sad.
  • In fact, pretty much anything where someone on TV is really crying. I can’t help but join in.  I have recently cried to One Tree Hill, Home and Away and Alias, to name a few. 
  • Being shouted at.   I just don’t like it. 
  • Onions.

What time is it?

18 02 2008

My dad has just got back from a business trip to the US and he bought us this superb clock:


Isn’t it cool!?

The title I just gave to this post has made me start singing the song from High School Musical 2. I am a closet HSM fan and was very excited to find out that there is a stage show tour across England. My best friend and I are booked to go to see it in July!!! What team????? WILDCATS!!!

Air do

3 01 2008

I like this photo. It’s my best side. I was going for a cross between Julianne Moore, Marcia Cross and the bitchy one from One Tree Hill.