Best Experienced With: Jesus and Mary Chain; Drop
(Please right click on the link below to cue up the suggested background music in a new browser window. Oh my…..it’s the Jesus and Mary Chain. Oh my.)
Over the past four years, we have discussed my penchant for pursuing impossible crushes, mostly of women singer songwriters because nothing raises the goose bumps on my arms faster than an amazing woman singer song writer. The combination of beauty and music making is 7,239 times better than the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. The most current singer song writer to occupy that chair is Natalie Imbruglia. Natalie has ignored me for two years running, and I can’t say I blame her.
Mostly because Natalie lives in London. She probably loves London as much as I love La Jolla, leading to that uncomfy conversation a few months after our sushi dinner where one of us would have to ask the “will you move” question. That would have ruined dessert and created at least fourteen minutes of uncomfortable silence . It’s best Natalie and I did not have that sushi dinner.
Periodically, a great actress will enter the list, like Tuesday Weld did way before I was born. I had big plans for being ignored by an unrequited crush even before mom and dad met and fell madly in love. Such is my ability to plan.
Below is the complete crush list from pre-zygote stage to three minutes ago. Enjoy.
1956: Tuesday Weld
1965: Ann Margaret
1973: Marie Osmond
1975: Kim Richards
1976: Gina Biggs
1981: Pat Benatar
1985: Jennifer Connelly
1986: Alison Moyet
1989: Ione Skye
1991: Kim Gordon
1994: Kim Deal
1995: Melissa Auf der Maur
1996: Alanis Nadine Morissette
1999: Jennifer Connelly
2000: Liz Phair
2002: Beth Hart
2003 to 2006: None. Madly in love and married
2007: Rudi Bakhtiar
2007: (June 23rd, 3:00 p.m. until 4:43 p.m.) Chelsea Lately
2008: Rudi Bakhtiar
2009: Natalie Imbruglia
2010 (Jan-July): Natalie Imbruglia
2010 (July-?): Linda Cardellini
In his book The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch encouraged his daughter to always watch someone’s actions when in a relationship. Listen to the words, but pay attention to the actions. This also applies to crushes that exist only where unicorns frolic under dragon filled skies. Throughout 2009, Natalie Imbruglia has ignored my desire to have a sushi dinner with her. This ignoration continued through the end middle of 2010: I get the message. I will never have a sushi dinner with Natalie Imbruglia, regardless of my passive aggressive non efforts at a sushi dinner.
Linda Cardellini, star of Freaks and Geeks and a bunch more interesting celluloid projects……..come on down! Your beauty, intellect, and grace took you from the on deck circle up to the plate. You now have the first right of refusal for that sushi dinner in The LJ. Congratulations and I very much looking forward to not hearing from you in the very near future.
The Mind of Mully
I should have guessed
When I took that pill
Do I love her still?
Well, did Jesus kill?
(Editor’s Note: Yes, “ignoration” is not a word. Neither is farfegnugen, yet no one judged Volkswagen.)