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Friday, December 16, 2011

You're cutest when you don't know it.

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I think that people are the best version of themselves when they don't even realize it: when they're being themselves. Look at the celebrities we're currently fawning over: nope, not Brad Pitt-types these days. We're intrigued by "real" celebrities: the down-to-earth types like Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon Levitt. We also like our funny guys, like Jason Segel and Seth Rogen. Why are we fawning over these guys instead of the buff, tough, macho guys of days before? Because, guys, you're cutest when you don't even know it. (And yes, you're cute when you're goofy.)

We like the way you look at us and give that automatic, dorky smile without even trying to contain yourself. We like when you laugh too loud or a little too long. What we like the best? When you're being yourself without even trying. We love when your inner geek comes out and you give that mini-rant about your favorite band, and air guitar (or air drum) your favorite part. We love the stories about how much fun you have with your little brother or cousin. We love when you brag about your best friend, or show us a picture of your dog. We even like it when you brag about your Words with Friends score.

Why do we like you like this? Because we like you. You're not trying to be tough around your friends, you aren't showing that you don't care. Because we know you do care. So even if it's just for a moment, we love when that other side comes out, even if it is only with us. Even if other people don't believe that side exists in you. We love when you let your sarcastic side down and show us your true colors. Guys, we love you the most when you're being you.

7 comments:

violet said...

this is lovely! Thanks for writing it! :)
xo

Ekaete said...

This post is adorable and really made me smile.
I love my husband because of how silly he allows himself to be around me, a side thatvnot everyone gets to see.

Xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Love. This. Post. One of the main reasons I love Ryan Gosling is simply because he's so sweet to his dog, George. I just love it! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Awwww sweet!

Melissa Blake said...

Exactly! I'm so over the Brad Pitts -- in fact, I never really went for them in the first place. Guys who are down-to-earth and comfortable with who are they are make me smile! xoxo

p.s. we soooo need to go to nashville together! i've been there, but never stayed long enough to see anything.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So true - gotta love someone when they show their true colors and let down their guard.

p.s. It doesn't hurt that JGL and Ryan Gosling are talented AND cute!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Dinx said...

I've never been a fan of the Brad Pitts and George Clooney's of celebrities. I DO however love the more dorkier ones like Joseph Gordon Levitt who looks more and more like Heath Ledgers geeky brother!

Dinx @ Lovely in Random xoxo

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