Monday, November 12, 2012

My Unconscious Obsession

Daniel Craig
On the heels of Cecily's "Crush" post, I finally became aware of my obsession recently, and even though I've retraced my steps, I cannot find where it all started. As I edited a manuscript scheduled for release soon, I noticed my male character was blond haired and blue eyed. In the past few months, I've written a couple of stories in which the hero is blond and blue-eyed. 

Simon Baker
Sean Bean
One day, I posted a pic on facebook in my readers group of Simon Baker. He's blond and blue eyed and oh so dreamy to stare at. Then there's Chris Hemsworth, Paul Walker, Connor Trineer, Daniel Craig, Sean Bean, and my new cover crush whose face adorns my facebook cover, my business cards and my banner... you get the idea. (insert cheesy grin here) I don't even want to say his name, you know to protect my precious... *ahem*

Chad Kroeger of Nickelback fame has blond hair and green eyes. Eric Dane boasts the green sparklies.

Chad Kroeger

As I wrote this post, I thought back to high school when the blond haired, blue eyed new guy sat near me in math class. An older guy coming back to finish up high school, he frequently asked me for test answers. Did I give him those answers? Damn skippy! Hey - he was hottie and although I was well aware he was using me, one flash of his grin and I'd turn a fetching shade of red, and my ears would burn 'til they were purple flames. I loved the ill-gotten attention. *hangs head in shame*

Sam Worthington
I have had a couple of trysts, let's say, with men who were either blond haired and blue or green eyed. At least this time, I knew the female power I possessed and had only to flash my t-- teeth (you know big, sweet smile? get your mind out of the gutter people!) to capture their attention and turn them into putty in my hands.  Can't say as any of my time was wasted with either of them!
Henry Cavill

Jason O'Mara
Julian McMahon
Perhaps it's not even the blond hair. Jason O'Mara, Henry Cavill, and Sam Worthington have darker hair, but amazing blue eyes. I fell in love with green-eyed Satan himself, Julian McMahon on Charmed. And who could forget Gerard Butler?

Gerard Butler
What is it about a pair of green sparklies or baby blues that mesmerizes me? Is it because I feel like I'm staring into the soul of my savior, or because I see the devil inside that wants to be set free?

Alas, I don't know. But I realize this "eye thing" at the very least is an obsession. An unconscious one, but still, perhaps a little therapy is in order. Admitting I have a problem is the first step to getting help, right? But I don't see a problem here, do you? *skips off to google*

How about any of you? Any "obsessions" you care to share?


  1. I'm into tall, dark, and handsome. It's a cliche but it works for me. My hubby is 6', black hair and has strong shoulders. Yea, shoulders are another fav of mine. I literally want a man who can carry me off...when it's called for ;-). These men would qualify for my list: Hugh Jackman, Adrian Paul,and Alex O'Laughlin. Sigh, there are more but I'll save those for my fictional fantasies.

  2. Oh, your 3 are also faves of mine! I watched Highlander TV series religiously for years, LOL

  3. I just started watching the series Heroes (a little late I know) and an India guy is one of the main characters. I don't know his name(my obsession hasn't gotten bad enough to google him, yet), but watching him (and this post) reminded me of when I was in highschool. I had this thing for Indian guys. Gorgeous dark skin and luscious wavy locks. YUM!

    1. I haven't seen that show, alas, I don't watch a lot of TV. Your "crush" sounds yummy Elke!

  4. Well,for my fav hunks, it's not the hair color so much as something about the eyes (as you say :) or an 'air' around them that projects suffering and understanding and vulnerability.

    You posted one of my "likes": Sean Bean. I've adored him since I first saw him as Richard Sharpe on the BBC series based on Cornwell's series.

    Another is, of course, Richard Armitage of BBC's "North and South." He also played the hunky villain Sir Guy of the BBC's short-lived "Robin Hood" series. Well, hey, he was sexier than Robin Hood--sorry, Rob. Tall, dark and compelling.

    Alex O'Laughlin has been a fav since his "Moonlight" days.

    And there's a new one in town, Tom Weston-Jones, who played in "World Without End" mini series and now plays Kevin Cocoran in "Copper."

    Thanks for the great post. Love talking about handsome men LOL>

  5. Kellie, Gerard Butler is eye candy, that thrumming accent? Ear candy. Purrrr. Agreed on Simon Baker. Maggie Montgomery and I are currently battling over which one of us wins Shemar Moore.

  6. Sounds like a perfectly healthy obsession to me. ;) Myself, I usually do not go for the blonds but.... of late there seem to be just so many yummy ones out there. Me, I tend to have a thing for of my past loves, Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy), Eric Stoltz, Prince Harry, Ewan McGregor, Shawn White (yes, I'm Ms. Robinson). Of course, there are always the dark headed brunettes...ahem...Mr. Depp, Mr. Somerhalder, Christian Bale, Clive Own, Matt Bomer....alas, I could go on and on(and on) but I have work to do. You get the picture, anyway, n'est-ce pas?