As I was home yesterday, I was watching an ice skating special with the music of Seal. Seal acutally sang live as famous ice skaters from the Olympics did their thing to his music on ice.
I now do believe I have a crush on Seal! I have always been a fan of his music and to this day the song, "Kiss From a Rose" is one of my favorite songs of all time. And if you think of it, Seal would be the perfect hero in a romance novel. He may not necessarily look the part, but he does have a sexy accent, can sing beautifully and one of the charities he works with is finding a cure for Autism. And how can you not like a man who would start dating a woman who was already pregnant with another man's child and call that child your own? So what if his wife happens to be model extraordinaire Heidi Klum? Plus Seal had his wedding ring right on his left hand for all to see! Also Seal wear white very very well!
The video that started it all!
I am also finding myself more attractive to men in novels and of course in everyday life by how they live their lives rather by the six pack they may have. Reading about the perfect man gets a bit dull. I like my heroes "less the perfect" and the same goes for my heroines. From watching North & South, I find it so beautiful that Margaret and John have major faults, but even though they are imperfect, they slowly start to realize that each of their faults make them beautiful in each other's eyes. Margaret thinks John is low class and a bully when she first meets him. John thinks Margaret is pleasing to look at but has airs. I am actually reading North & South at this moment and when these two characters first meet, their reaction to each other is of distaste. They don't meet each other in the mill as seen in the movie, but rather John comes to the Hales' new home to see Mr. Hale. And of course John's meeting with Margaret does not go too well. But, John is a man afterall and when he first sees Margaret his is attracted to her, but she comes across as a snob. Margaret makes an assumption about John from his looks and assumes he is lacking in intelligence and has no manners.
Since I know how their journey towards love will end, it is interesting to read Gaskell's novel and compare it to the movie version. Every so often I will post my views on the book and when I am done give my overall impressions. And I honestly can tell you that the novel is just as good as the movie, so I recommend you pick up the book.
In other news Robin Hood has ended for the second season and with a bang. Our man Richard, who plays the dasterdy and evil Guy has truly gome past the point of no return. Let's just say he finally got the chance to screw Marian (dope) in ways you would never have imgained. I haven't seen the episode yet but I leave you with a montage video from You Tube that will make you gasp and wonder what the future holds for Guy. But this is SPOILER territory so don't look if you don't want to know!!
Was it Just a Dream??