…and yet I have two of them.
Crush #1 isn’t so much an “I’m attracted” to him or “swoony” kind of crush. It’s more like a — “Wow, he’s such an amazing man” kind of crush. I’m talking about none other than my platonic crush on Conan O’Brien. I’ve been watching him since I was only 9-years-old, and I was ecstatic when he got to be the host of the Tonight Show. So obviously, I became all riled up when his dreams were smashed by NBC Universal and the Chin. Honestly, when the news came on about Conan leaving the Tonight Show, I was MUCH more passionate about his situation than any political matter. I became almost unhealthily addicted to the I‘m With Coco Facebook Page, and I even went as far as creating vinyl decals for propaganda-type advertising purposes.
I’m still very active in participating in Photoshop contests and whatnot, especially now that I HAVE TICKETS TO SEE HIM LIVE IN AUSTIN ON MAY 14TH!!! Good GOD I can’t wait for that day to come! Nick and I will be heading up there on that Friday morning or Thursday evening, and I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!
Crush #2 was WAY stronger during the Olympics and the couple of weeks after, but it seems to be fading away as quickly as it hit me. I’m talking about Apolo Anton Ohno. I thought he was the cutest thing ever, and SUCH an inspiring and positive influence! I still think that he’s all those things, but I found myself doing super stupid stuff to get a glimpse of him for about a week (i.e. staying up VERY late watching videos of him on YouTube, and even betraying Conan by watching Leno on his return so that I could see Apolo Ohno’s interview). Luckily for me, Apolo Ohno tweets too much, and this became very annoying very quickly.
So yes. Celebrity crushes are stupid. They’re completely unrealistic and unimportant. That is all.