Enough of the doom and the bloody gloom- I’m going to write something frivolous and have some fun.
It’s been three years since I last wrote a list of my crushes- named The Fucket List- Desirables Living and Dead. Maybe I should call it the dinner party list, the top 10 people I’d like to meet or simply, The Imaginary Boyfriend List.
Not that I’m disregarding any of my past desirables – but I have a few to add.
Trigger warning- huge objectification of men…
In no particular order:
The gunslinger guitarist from Midnight Oil who never ever talks, occasionally smiles, but how he can play guitar! Very little is known about him and he likes to keep it that way. For Martin, it’s all about the music and quite rightly so.
Yes, he’s handsome and the title Silver Fox was really made for him. However, there’s more to George than that. He’s funny, self deprecating and just seems like a good bloke. He does interesting work- moreso now as a producer and director. Would love if if he write a book – I think there would be some good stories.
His snark and wit and sense of ridiculous. One of the greatest afternoons of my life was going to a recording of The Daily Show in 2014. It was all about the journey from getting Twitter alerts about ticket releases at 2AM Australian time, doing a 22 hour plane trip and lining up in a jetlagged state in freezing conditions. But it was all worth it. Since his retirement he hasn’t popped up very much but I dance with joy when he does.
This one caught me by surprise. Never been a huge fan of The Office, but watching him develop as an actor in recent times has been an absolute delight. Steve’s got a range and depth that I never previously suspected. That sounds so patronising. But I only ever thought of him as a comic. And he’s getting a few shades of grey in his hair which rounds things off nicely.
Professor Brett Sutton
Probably no one outside Australia knows this man. He’s the Chief Medical Officer for our state. And since the onset of Covid 19 he’s been fronting the press conferences with the Premier. The Chottie as he is now known, is calm, clear and professional. In his younger days he looked like a cross between Michael Hutchence and Eddie Vedder. Now there’s a hint of delicious grey stubble , a Facebook fan group and merchandise.
Matt Le Blanc
Everyone has imaginary boyfriends or girlfriends. Who are some of yours?