The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 part deux

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Last week I announced the first five on my list of the
 Ten Most Fascinating People of 2012.
I hadn't intended to release my list this early, but of course old Babs McGee tried
to outshine me by making her list public first,
so I figured what the hell, I might as well tell mine too.

So without further ado,
here's the second half of my list.

#6. People Who Read 50 Shades of Grey. 
In Public.
It's true, I have not read this book. But let's just say I know what it's about.
From what I've heard, it gives an entire new meaning to the phrase
"she's lost her marbles" if you know what I'm saying.
Regardless, I'm not writing this with any judgement in mind. If this many people like it there's gotta be something to it.
I am simply fascinated by those of you ballsy enough (pun intended) to read this book
in broad daylight, in a public setting. Next to someone's grandma at the airport.
Then again, I'm such a Modest Mary I would never watch porn on my ipad on a plane, either.

#7. The Cast of Nashville

As I've mentioned before I hate myself for liking this show,
a little piece of my soul dies every time I watch it.
I don't like country music, I don't like denim on denim,
and I still think of Hayden as being from Bring It On 37.
That being said, I am so fascinated that all of the actors are actually singing.
They good. Real good.
And Connie Britton?! I'm in love. Where has she been all my life?

#8. McKayla Maroney
And the fact that she is not impressed.
I am beyond fascinated with all Olympic athletes, but especially those who 
are good enough to win a silver medal and then pose with an expression like this are on their face.
If you'd like to see what else McKayla's not impressed with click here.

#9. Kardashian Fan Clubs on Twitter
I stand strong in the belief that someone hacked my twitter a while ago because
without my knowledge I suddenly found myself following
Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Kendall!
(not Kylie, her "I just got pricked in the ass" smile still freaks me out.)
Since I was following all of these ladies, I started to notice all of their creepy fans
had twitter accounts solely devoted to following them.
They say things like "If you retweet this it will make my life!"
and "Please add me I will be be forever grateful!"
and other crazy shit like that.
And it fascinates me. How obsessed/off your rocker do you have to be to create a Twitter account
that is purely for the use of showing your love for the Kardashian family?
*just for the record I no longer follow any Kardashians.
except for Kenall, she's just so damn pretty I like to make myself feel bad by looking at her.

And the final person on my list for 2012 is none other than
my two year old nephew,

#10. Knox
Holy crap does this kid fascinate me.
Every time I see him he's a new person.
One minute he is dancing like a seventeen year old at a underground European rave to the
Gummibar song,
and the next minute he's so upset I'm worried he might burn down the house with his telekinesis.
And it all seems to depend on whether or not he's had his drug of choice- sleep.
If he's got his nap for the day we all know we're good, for a few hours anyway.
But when he starts jonesing for that next fix, you better watch out.
And everybody can see it coming because his eyes get all bloodshot,
he starts scratching his face, and if he doesn't get a blanket and pillow soon,
all hell will break loose.
At just two years old he knows exactly what he wants out of life, and how to get it.
What more could you ask for.
He's not quite fluent with the English language yet, but when you've got a jump shot like
his that doesn't really matter.

And that's my list for 2012.
Next year I'm hoping Knox's little sister (due in June)
 will be cool enough to make the list as well...
Technically she could be a he.
But either way I think Taylor has a nice ring to it.



  1. Oh my gosh, I loved Fifty Shades, book 2 being my favorite. Book 1 was a bit much for me. I never read it in public though, only at home!

    I need to watch Nashville, as this is now my mothers favorite show! She says I'll love it. I've been hooked on Revenge and Gossip Girl though, which totally reminds me that I need to watch last nights GG episode.

    Totally agree on the Kardashian thing. It's so CREEPY!!!!!


  2. I wonder if McKayla would be impressed with 50 Shades of Grey? Probably not. That bitch is relentless.

  3. You used to term ballsy in such good context is has me believing you secretly did read 50 Shades of Eh. I once heard of a couple in their 60s who listen to it on audio together in their Lincoln towncar. Shutters.

    Nashville = glee on whiskey. Love it!

    1. Nashville = Glee on whiskey. That's good haha.

  4. 1. I LOVE your blog. 2. I love your top 10 list! 3. Oh My Gosh...There was an OLD (like 70+ old) lady at the hospital 2 weeks ago and she left her copy of 50 shades at the register. The cashier held it up to ask who left it and she came up to get it. I was embarrassed for her (though it was a great book).

  5. I have seen SO many people reading that damn book in public, especially at the pool in the summer surrounded by their kids. Yikes. I read it at home on my Kindle....over and over again....obsessed a little. Dirty:)

  6. I have never read it (although My friend read aloud to me parts of it). And love Connie Britton. did you watch friday night lights? obsessed.
    and kids- I am always scared of what they will do next.

  7. I love your list! Love that guys face that is reading 50 shades, I read it over and over again like Because of Jackie, but never in public. I was slightly embarrassed when my mom asked me if I had read them, I cannot tell a lie, darn it! Now I think I need to watch/catch up on Nashville, especially since GG is almost over, forever, sniff.

  8. Love this list! I couldn't agree more. I downloaded the 50 books on my Kindle, so I wasn't "that" girl. And Nashville, I love to love it. I'm also quite surprised by how well they all sing. Even Hayden, who knew!

    And Knox is adorable! My boss just had a baby a month ago and named him Knox. I'm obsessed with that name now - such a badass name!

  9. Hahah I just love reading your posts. Hilarious.

  10. I got about halfway through 50 Shades and just couldn't do it anymore. It's so cheesy and the main character brings up her "inner goddess" on every page, its horrible! Then again, I loved Twilight so what the hell do I know?! haha

    You need to watch American Horror Story (first season). Connie Britton is so good!

  11. After reading the first Fifty Shades book, I saw not one, but 5 people reading the hardcover version in the airport. I thought "Go you! Let your freak flag fly!" I've decided that those books are ridiculous. My steamy love affairs with billionaires are far less complicated.

  12. girl, I'm with ya on the Kardashian front. I only follow Kendall now because, well, I aspire to look like her one day...even though she's like 10 years younger than me. ughh le sigh

  13. Oh Nashville, I'm right there with you. I had a debate after the first episode because I was CONVINCED that there was no possibly way Hayden Panty-air could sing. And song well. And be catchy enough to YouTube and download it.

    Part of me just died inside that I admitted that.

  14. Oh Modest Mary. That line made me laugh. Ok, so the entire post made me laugh. Knox is too cute. A baby girl on the way?! I'll be having a little talk with nephew Jack when I get to Chicago. I'll tell him he needs to be more like Knox.

  15. 50 Shades of Gray, McKayla Maroney, Kardashian groupies...YES.

  16. absolutely loving McKayla. I wish that I had her attitude when I was a gymnast

  17. Ha Ha- I love this! I've not read 50 Shades of Grey either but my SIL swears it's a Must Read. Maybe I should pick up a copy to occupy some of my downtime.

    That Knox, he is pretty darn cool. Your description of him makes me think him and my 2 year old would be best friends. They sound like they are two peas in a pod :)

  18. This is the funniest thing I've read today - I love the guy reading the 50 shades book. Priceless.

  19. I just started watching Nashville, I keep coming back for more and I can't figure out why.

  20. I have totally shushed my boyfriend once or twice when he was bothering me while i was reading 50 shades. Bad girlfriend alert. But hey it was when he was forcing her to wear these silver balls inside....i wont continue

    YES to not impressed face!! haha have you seen Obama's rendition of it? Or better yet have you seen the FaceSwap of it?

    this is a fantabulous list!!


  21. haha I love the creeps on twitter that say ill die if you retweet. total freaks

  22. this CRACKS me up. i love the pic of the guy reading 50 shades. and hahaha the gymnast whatever her name is. i'm too lazy to scroll back up. hahaha.

  23. Whatever, Nashville is SO GOOD.

  24. I'm laughing on the inside of the random reading 50 shades. And Nashville. You hit the nail on the head. They good. Real good.

  25. That guy reading 50 shades is freakin' me out! Eeewwww.

  26. Laughing so hard. And I read 50 shades of crap and it was CRAP. Terrible writing, vomit. That guy reading it is so wrong and hilarz at the same time. Also, i went to look at all the things Mckayla is not impressed with and almost peed - that shit is hilarious.

  27. I freaking love the kid's face that is reading 50 Shades! lol

  28. Oh, gracious! If you think you love Connie Britton on Nashville (which I totally do as well) then you MUST watch Friday Night Lights immediately, if not sooner!! Connie Britton as Tami Taylor=one of the best portrayals of a mother, wife and career woman on TV, ever. And Coach Taylor is hot, so that's a bonus. Seriously, best, most real TV marriage.