Sunday, January 17, 2010

I Am A Cougar. Oh God...

I remember when I hit thirty and realized that my doctor, dentist, vet and lawyer were all suddenly younger than me. That I could handle. This, not so much.

With the Captain away, I get to watch any TV I please. What I've wanted to watch lately is The Tudors. When I was eight (and obviously living in England), my class took a trip to the Tower of London. Being a dork, I did lots of reading about it beforehand and convinced myself I was actually going to come face-to-face with the headless spectre of Anne Boleyn. Sadly, that didn't happen. Actually, so very little happened on that school trip that I barely remember it at all. But thanks to the magic of books, I've been rather enamoured with the whole thing ever since. So, I could pretend that I watch this show because I have a scholarly interest in the reformation, the monarchy, and the life of women in Tudor England. But really, it's all about the bodice-ripping.

The Tudors is what the Captain likes to call "a soap opera for nerds", so naturally everyone is unbearably gorgeous. And when I started watching, I came to the conclusion that one of the actors on this show was certainly the hottest thing I had ever seen on this planet. Here is a picture of that actor:

Sex on toast, no?!!

Well, last night, I was avoiding having to let the dogs out and piddling around on Wikipedia when I came across the most horrifying piece of information. This actor (whose name, incidentally, is Henry Cavill) was born in...1983. NINETEEN-EIGHTY-THREE!!

This means that he is a full DECADE younger than me. When this kid was having his umbilical cord cut, I was halfway to figuring out the Rubik's Cube!

This might not sound like much of a problem to the rest of you, but it has made me realize my age. I now have to be very, very careful with my thoughts. I am no longer young enough to just let my head be turned by any old eye-candy that takes my fancy. I am in serious danger of cougardom here. My God! I should be locked up!

So, the creepy ogling of young men on TV will have to come to an end. But for the road, here's one last shot so you can see what he looks like with hair:

ROWR!! Come to mama!


In Real Life said...

Oh my gosh! Whew! Ok, now I'm a cougar too...thank you very much! :)

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

It is with much pleasure that I can advise you that your ogling days are not over. You ogle away. With the realisation that cougardom has hit your life, comes the equal epiphany that you really don't care. Beautiful creatures through the medium of film are still within your realms of fantasy - and always should be.
Standing at the school gates, however, is not a good look.

laterg8r said...

yum - looking is ok :D

Jenn said...

I'm not a cougar. A friend of mine (after 2 glasses of rum)was happily oogling various men, loudly, much to their amusement (she's in her 60s.) She then announced to one and all, "I'm such a jaguar!"

After a short silence we realised she meant cougar and everyone fell down laughing.

So, to honour "Ma", I am in fact a jaguar.:)

And yeah, total raowr!

Kim said...

omg i love that guy too....i did NOT need to know he was born in 1983 :p

Angie Muresan said...

A full decade you say? That's not too bad. My uncle married a woman 10 years older than him. She's 80 and he is 70. Not much of a difference, now is there?

AngeliStarr said...

LOL Does it make me a cougar if I think some HS boys are cute?

Anya said...

He is looking really good :-)


Janine said...

God I don't what that makes ME!!

Hope all is well with you! I am nursing a horrible cold... BUT the sun is shining and I keep looking forward to the first day of spring!!

Savvy Gal said...

LOL..... There is no law against eyeing delicious man-candy. : )

Ju said...

You were right... big step up from Ryan Seacrest! I'll have to check this show out.

Tater Tot Mom said...

OMG I so know what you mean! He's a fox for sure and the fact that the word fox is what comes to mind shows you that I'm a cougar too! I feel so old when I see these hot guys and then see that they were born in the 80's...and not the early 80's for some of them...the late 80's! It's crazy!

MOMSWEB said...

LOL! You are too funny! "Sex on toast." Never heard that one before, but I like it (lol).

Have a great weekend!

RebeccaFlys said...

The year I turned 30 I was oogling a hottie who was jogging down a road near my mom's house, till' he bounced his adorable self up a driveway and to the house where I had babysat him 18 years before. When he was in Elementary school.

Damn. Just Damn.

Multi-Ainjo said...

He is so fricking handsome! I adore him.

And also, I was making small talk with my dentist and it turns out we graduated from the same high school. I asked what year he was in thinking we might know some mutual people...and then had a heart attack.

He had graduated 8 years after me... Cheez-its, dair and donughts! I felt really old.