I want to be a viking woman: kickass and girly! But I have mixed feelings about the numbers. The hot warrior-to-shield maiden ratio is like 100:1. For Saturday nights in the thatched roof village pubs, it could be kind of awesome (provided the warriors remember to be proper gentlemen); but for everything else, the women seem a bit underrepresented.
YOU KNOW I DON’T FIND THAT KIND OF NASTY TALK FUNNY, EARL. IT ISN’T SEXY EITHER. I’VE GOT OVER FOUR HUNDRED ROMANTIC ADVENTURE NOVELS IN THE HALL CLOSET AND THERE’S NOT ONE DASHING HERO IN ANY OF THEM THAT USES THE KIND OF DIRTY PHRASES YOU DO. WHY CAN’T YOU EVER TALK TO ME LIKE A GENTLEMAN?
PLUS YOU’VE NEVER SPIRITED ME AWAY FROM DANGER ON HORSEBACK. NOT ONCE.
When Bad Guys Are Hot
(Yes, I know Rollo is a very bad man with the moral compass of a shark and the brain of a lemming, but the actor is handsome.)
Jim Carrey is preparing to join the ranks of self-published authors with what he described as a “metaphysical” children’s book about a wave.
The actor told HitFix that the book would be called How Roland Rolls. And although a major Hollywood name like Carrey would find it easy to land a mainstream publisher, he said: “I’m going to self-publish, because that’s just the world right now and I think it’s cool”.
Now THIS is ROMANTIC!
USO and Airline Passengers Help Soldier Returning from Afghanistan Give 20 Anniversary Roses to His Wife
“At that point he finally confessed that he lied about the incident,” a police report obtained by KAIT indicated. “[He] really liked [his date, and] felt that if he did something like this it would help him with his chances with her.”
Apparently not – Siegel’s “intended” deemed the entire fake-attack-by-knife-wielding-man-so-you’ll really-like-me plot “not very heroic.”
While the arrival of a knight-in-shining-armor in the middle of a crisis might be a welcome sight and being carried off to a carefree life of wealth and pleasure might even be a secret dream, most of us are going to find romance in other ways. It’s going to be in that sweet, unexpected comment that makes us smile or the little gesture that demonstrates just how much we’re appreciated. Our hero is going to be the guy who notices that something needs fixing and just does it or who plans a special date that might mean nothing to another woman, but means the world to us. It may even be the man who stands by, ready to help in a crisis, but wise enough to know how much we need to discover we can depend on ourselves.
I think our view of romance — what we want and what we need — changes over time. Age and experience kick in. While the very young want the heart-stopping excitement and passion, in time we come to appreciate a good laugh, respect, and common interests.
The one thing that never fades is the longing to see “that” look in someone’s eyes, the twinkle that makes us feel desirable and alive. I think that’s one reason so many of my books are multi-generational, with people of all ages discovering that a new romance may be just around the corner. I believe in those possibilities that remind us life can be worth living till the very last breath we take.