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Call me a cougar or call me romantic

Posted Apr 19 2009 11:44pm

I filmed this quickly while the kids were in the bath and the sun was still up. It sounds like I have a lisp... Ah well, I thought I'd give it a try. My plan is to make more videos next week during my trip. Since I couldn't explain this in one minute, here's the rest of the post:

I saw the movie 17 Again with the kids this weekend. After the movie, I tweeted, "Zac Efron is hot!" (Goodness, isn't he?)

Last weekend, we saw the movie Twilight. Robert Pattinson, who plays the character Edward, channeled James Dean all through the movie. *swoon*

Now normally, I don't give a second look or thought to either of these actors but their movie characters had me swooning or close to tears.

Does that make me a cougar?

While watching the vampire movie, Twilight, with my niece, I observed this character Edward. I have a thing for vampires already so it didn't take much for him to suck me in.

Ahem, pardon the pun.

Edward goes hot and cold with the female lead Bella and it looked awfully familiar. I recognized the temperament from my previous relationship. I understood her frustration at trying to figure him out. But what moved me the most was how protective of her he was.

My kids love Zac Efron. Both of my daughters love "Troy and Gabriella" from High School Musical. I also knew that Matthew Perry was in the movie. The movie seemed to have great reviews too. I thought, "Why not?"

I was in tears at the end of the movie.

Maybe I'm a sappy romantic. I love the good old fashioned boy-would-do-anything-to-get-the-girl movies. Sure, they're predictable. Sure, they're not made with much depth.

I feel like I have enough drama in my life already. A movie should be entertainment for me.

Besides, I'm always left filled with hope that a man would do anything to get me one day.

I guess those movies remind me that I still believe in fairy tales. I enjoy seeing love between two people (like in these photos ) that capture the beautiful expression of "You mean the world to me..."

Maybe it seems a little silly for a 39 year old woman to get wistful at Zac Efron's romantic gestures or a vampire's uncontrollable need to protect the girl he loves.

But quite frankly, with all that I've known in my life, I'm very happy to still be that girl who believes in love.

I hope to meet a man who feels the same way.
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