As today is the day that International Crush Day is Celebrated, I have a few things to share…
I crush on the woman on the subway because she’s reading the Financial Times and for a geek like me, that’s kinda sexy.
I crush on Dianne Rehm because she can take the most divisive issue and find the civility amidst the cacophony.
I crush on Air Force Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach because he spent 18 years serving our country, has a drawer full of medals, and still wants to serve despite the fact that the USAF is trying to discharge him because he happens to be gay.
I crush on Christina Hendricks because she looks like a real woman with real curves, and yes, also because I have some sort of genetic predisposition in favor of redheads.
I crush on Rachel Maddow because it’s impossible not to crush on a woman who is simultaneously the smartest and funniest person in just about any room… and when the room is a Meet the Press Studio, that’s saying something.
I crush on the woman at my coffee shop because she wears stilettos in the snow… yes, I know that is highly impractical, frequently an indication of high maintenance, but also not mutually exclusive to being kinda hot.
I crush on a whole host of bloggers, because they write things that leave me breathless either in that hand-over-mouth kinda way, or because I’ve used all my air on laughter, or because they turn a phrase that leaves me thinking “damn, I wish I wrote that.”
I crush on my butcher because she can talk about meat the way I can talk about wine which is to say for hours on end without conversation fatigue.
I crush on Katty Kay because wickedly smart with a British accent just sounds better.
I crush on Nia Long because of the movie Love Jones and that’s reason enough.
I crush on Adam Van Houten because he reported himself for an error on his scorecard that cost him an Ohio High School state golf championship and honor is very cool.
I crush on Eva Cassidy (yes, I am allowed to have posthumous crushes) because there’s never been another voice like hers, and I’ve never had more fun at Blues Alley then the times I saw her.