She and her husband have three girls, the youngest being Monkey’s unofficial betrothed (my friend and I are in cahoots, and are already planning the wedding). Their oldest daughter, M, is seven, and a big Hannah Montana fan. As I’m always interested in what the young folk are into these days (I don’t want to turn into my mom, who is notorious for saying, “Huh? What? Who? What’s that? Who’s that?”), we started to talk about school and some of her interests.
While I sat there, listening to her talk about stuff I pretended to know about, I realized something: she was way cooler than me. And not only that, she actually belonged to the age group that was supposed to enjoy the objects of my cougar affections: Zac Effron and Joe Jonas.
I had to get back to reality: what was I doing, having crushes on the same young celebs as a seven-year-old? There are plenty of celebrity hunks out there that are old enough to rent a car, run for president, and closer to my age! What in the world was I doing wasting valuable real estate on my current 'Top Ten Celebrity Crushes' list with these children?
Ugh, I wasn’t always a some-time cougar, you know! I used to be cool, with age appropriate celebrity crushes, too!
My offering this week:
The Top Ten Age-Appropriate Celebrity Crushes Of My Past – 80s Edition
- New Kids on the Block
- Tom Cruise (During his “Top Gun” days)
- Michael Damien
- Scott Baio as “Chachi”
- John Taylor (from Duran Duran)
- Sergio Gonzales (from Menudo)
- Andrew Ridgley (from Wham!)
- Mitch Gaylord
- C. Thomas Howell
- “Jake Ryan”