Jul 30, 2009

Charlie and Ted and (not) me





This is Charlie Cox. I'd become smitten with him a while back .
I'd seen two of his films and he was pretty much the only thing keeping me watching either.

Since then, I've done some mental archeology and realized (part of) the attraction. He reminds me of someone.

Once upon a time, in ENLS 418-The Later Romantic Movement in Britain, I spotted a boy. As was my m.o. in those days, I scoped out the cute boys the first day of class. It helped me determine whether to drop or add. Turns out the professor was cute too.
Jackpot!
Also typical of my m.o. at the time was sitting in the back row of class. My life was a dynamic tension of pathological shyness and a need for attention. It still is.

Anyway, on the first day, I got there very early and sat as usual in the back right hand corner of the room, six feet away from the door. Easy exit. Maximum distance from professor.

Each day, however, I'd move desk by desk closer to the boy, like some sort of stalkerish chess game. Within the first week I was sitting right next to him. Within the next day I'd shamelessly made contact.

He was sweet and charming and his name was Ted. He was from suburbs and so was I! He loved Shelley and so did I! He needed a pen and I had one!

He was also straight as straight could be, and had a bit of the b.o.

Mo + M.O.= b.o. is how I guess I could sum up this tale of woe. (ok, I'll stop)
But whatever, he kept me going to class every day promptly, and I got an A, so it all worked out in the end, right?

Anyway, Charlie up there reminds me of him a bit: the pale skin, the dark long hair, that flyaway chest hair, those dreamy eyes. Ah...

10 comments:

mrpeenee said...

This absolutely adorable boy got on the subway just in front of me earlier this week and he was so stinky it made my nose hurt. I was very conflicted.

Silly Monkey said...

Ted came to class with flyaway chest hair?

fendor said...

i always get crushes on the cute boys

Ur-spo said...

memories are fun that way.

ayem8y said...

Was this a musk or plain ole B.O...? There’s a delightful difference you know.

jason said...

plain old b.o., I'm afraid.

TJB said...

If only you had bonded over Shelley Winters - he would have definitely not been straight as straight can be.

Salty Miss Jill said...

You know how some boys are cute until they open thier mouth? BO would kill it for me, too.

laurelstreet said...

Ahem. From the weight of this single blog post alone, I confer that you've got exceptional taste - and I love a good back story!

Colleen said...

Awww. I used to do the saaaaame thing in college. I had no game back then & never scored.