Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On being a HOB...

For fans of The Soup, HOB should be a familiar phrase. It is Joel McHale's response to the word "cougar," or an older woman who dates/stalks/kills/eats younger men. While I certainly don't date younger men, I cherish my young men crushes and delight in the thought that I am just barely old enough to qualify as a HOB. (HOB stands for Horny Old Broad.)

My current HOB crush is Zac Efron, pictured below:
Perhaps it is my '80's childhood, but I find very pretty boys dreamy. Those eyebrows, those eyes, the brows upon them...I just love it.
What would I get Zac for Christmas? A scarf and some pomade, probably. Zac, as befits any dream crush, would be easy to shop for. Not like my husband, whose politely appreciated and immediately forgotten Christmas and birthday presents make a sturdy pile in our garage. Why is it so hard to shop for the person you know best? Sven (not his real name, I'm sure it will change when he finds out what I'm calling him) and I have been together for almost 15 years, so why can I not figure out what to get him?
I'll tell you why. He is not, even a little bit, materialistic. He doesn't like anyone else to buy him clothes. He spends most of his leisure time fishing, an activity I cannot comprehend to the extent necessary to come up with a gift. I gave him two children fairly close to Christmas, but even I can't count them as gifts again this year...
I've bought him two things I hope he likes. One is a toy, one is a hobby. I'll update after the
holiday to let you know if he likes his gifts this year. And that scarf and pomade for Zac is under the tree, too...just in case.

6 comments:

Barbaloot said...

I LOVE the Soup! Joel McHale is fully my celebrity crush.

Oh-and please never stop calling your husband Sven. That's got to be my new favorite "blog" name.

Barbaloot said...

PS-I just read through the rest of your posts and I'm kind of thrilled that you've started blogging. Heading over to gmail right now to put you in my reader:)

Kristina P. said...

Me and Pretty Boys don't get along. I think you and I would get on swimmingly because you could take all the men I don't want, and vice versa.

Jen said...

Is it just too pathetic that I don't know who Zac Effron is? Or "The Soup". I don't get out much.

But you hate crafts, so we're cool. Thanks for stopping by!

Machen family said...

mmm...I concur!

Cassie said...

I have an HOB crush on Daniel Radcliff AND Rupert Grint from Harry Potter. Edward the Vampire is cute too...also a Harry Potter hottie! OH...and the red headed Weasley twins from Harry Potter are cuuuuuute!