UPDATE FROM JESS: The New York Times published my letter! I guess someone in their editorial office was pissed as well.
The following convo took place over Ping. (<3 shout out to Merideth for making sure we saw this NY Times article!)
Becky: Woah, have u seen this?
Dr. House Is Sexy
I’ve been sick with the flu all day and watching HOUSE re-runs, which have convinced me I’m actually dying from a rare form of parasitic infection combined with hypertensive amyloidosis. Impending doom aside, I’m marveling at the fact that my two major TV crushes of the moment are Dr. House himself and (of course) Don Draper from MAD MEN. In other words, the two biggest bastards on television. It has to be said: WTF?!
This explains a lot! As my college friend Dan (<3 shout out, HDH!) reminded me at brunch on Sunday – the rules of attraction were spelled out to us in The Little Mermaid – by a Jamaican lobster, no less.
Thanks to a recent Huffington Post slideshow, “The 9 Douchiest Things John Mayer Has Ever Said” (only nine?), I was reminded of this Mayer quote:
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feelings, of articulation…so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type…I’m like, ‘hey girl, magenta!’ and she’s like, ‘oh, you mean purple!’ and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, ‘no – I want magenta!’”
I’m not going to comment on the douche factor. Mayer’s statements speak for themselves.
However, call me crazy (or fuchsia!), but I find this quote to be a colorful little injection of romantic optimism for us modern ladies out there.
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