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and so unless you meet him in good circumstances like you meet someone who's his friend and you meet him at a party or whatever, THEN that's perfect but if you meet him in the streets or after a show, then chances are he won't be in his best mood and you'll be disappointed and the magic of PJ will be gone! So I agree that it's best not to meet him, at least force it. I read in France a few girls tried to catch him after his appearance for a show there and he didn't stop, went straight to his car. and these girls were gutted as they'd been waiting for a long time there.
HC I feel the same about meeting him, also if you happen to be there at the wrong time it's not so nice. I read somewhere (or was it on yt?) that he was waiting at the airport one day and he felt exhausted and craved for a quiet moment on his own. He was sitting to have a rest and saw a woman with a kid walking to him he thought damn it he so didn't want to be disturbed so when the woman came to him and asked him for a picture, he said he was sorry but no (in a word) and the thing is, the woman didn't know who he was, she was just asking HIM to take a pic of her and her son. he said he felt so bad after that..
@mimi happy valentine's day. you will find the right man. don't rush it and trust your instincts. my favorite new yorker cartoon has two women at a party talking about a married couple on the other side of the room. one woman says to the other: "he's an original all right. why she didn't pick that up in the first place, i'll never know." i always tease my husband with this. one other thing, men respond to women who think they themselves are lovable. they sense it. seems to me from what i've read from you, you'll be just fine.
also, today, the 14th, simon is getting his star on hollywood blvd. there will be a dedication with speeches from naomi watts and bruno heller. bet we can get a look at it on-line in the next day or two.
@mimi you're so right about the difference between what we see on screen and what we experience one to one. i think in real life, simon is a nice, intelligent talented guy navigating a world of sharpies and killer sharks. jane would do great with those people. i think simon has had a lot of practice but he knows he's not the best at finessing the media. his genuineness comes through and, i suspect, has gotten him in trouble with his family.
i don't have a great desire to meet him. one, because i don't want to be in that shot -- a show biz way to say i don't want to be the 87th female who needs him to react to her that day. second, because though i know he'd be everything the camera tells us and more, he'd just be an annoyed and exhausted guy trying to get away as politely as possible. i'm sure in those situations, he wishes he was as cool as patrick jane.
Ibtw happy St Valentine's!
I'm single but I'll celebrate myself LOL hoping next year I will do so with a wonderful man :-)
never mind about the file! I tried another link but it was held for moderation so it'll come up at one point if they let it.
Yes pheromones are what put us together with a man, although to me there is more than that. I think we all love Simon but it doesn't mean we would have chemistry with him if we were to meet him tomorrow. Sometimes you find someone dead gorgeous and adorable but you don't have this thing that make you fall for them, I mean feel in love.
Most often we fall in love with random guys that don't even have the features we like-physical or moral.
ani what a great story! believing is the key indeed! I realised that a while ago, the link between what you think and what materialises! Your daughter is such a lucky girl to have you as a mum, I think as parents, we must help thembuild self esteem.
KM so you're Australian? must be hard indeed, I'm not living where I want to, I've always been a UK fan and so I guess that's why I love using English and watching English TV and stuff, makes me feel closer to there.
Huisclothes you left out two of my favorites? Simon's big feet and his powerful shoulders (expecially noticeable when he's not wearing the jacket - just the vest). And don't forget his killer smile! Love his cute somewhat childlike (not childish!) ways. All in all he's just adorable.
Did you download Mimi's second attempt in File Dropper? If your using a Mac you can try clicking Finder and then click Downloads. And, I think on a PC you need to check downloads in the C drive to see if it is on the hard-drive, you could try My Favorites as well. Hopefully that will help or your friend will solve the issue. Good luck.
Boy oh boy huisclothes! You REALLY like this man. But hey - I don't disagree at all, with anything you said. I'm reading a book right now about men and women and how we got to where we are. A lot of it is evolution, females picking the right male for their children. He has to be a strong protector and hunter but still caring enough to stick around and help raise the children. Smell (pheromones) have a lot to do with it, it sais in the book. I don't think that any of us ever smelled Simon Baker before, so there must be something else - as KM and rationalgal pointed out. :-)
@anitraward: seriously great story with your daughter. I always try to show my boys how they can reach their goal. I didn't write a song for them yet though!! But who knows....
@mimi: did you dream of Jane last night? Hope so!! Sorry, I just can't figure out how to read your sory. I downloaded the PDF thing, but I can't find it. A hint? I'll have to ask my friend tomorrow. I'll keep trying.
@rationalgal. he does have an amazing ability to say a lot (sometimes simultaneously) with his eyes. i love when they do close-ups (red brick and ivy and red john's friends) and you see his face while he's listening. they haven't come in for that honey shot lately but they should.
in general, they should do more beauty photography of simon in the episodes. if my hypothesis about the biological nature of his attractiveness, it would do a lot for ratings. think about year one and how many times they just let the camera roll on that beautiful punum.
things i love about simon from a completely primitive point of view. i have to say it. the back of his curly head. his upper lip. his wide mouth. his little triangular cheeks when he smiles. the lines under them. his hooded lids over his small eyes. his chipped front tooth. his blond curly (yet not frizzy, how does he do that?) hair. light hair, green eyes yet with skin that gets a tan. his profile. his nose that looks squished yet elegant. his forearms. the way his elegant small head sits on his neck. his long fingers. the scar on his midriff. his smooth seal of a body. his butt. the fact that he looks good eating (no one looks good eating). whew. i feel much better.
@rationalgal there's an article that says the height of the upper face (the area between lip and brow) develops differently in men and women. men have developed shorter faces between brow and upper lip which makes their jaws appear larger, their cheeks appear more flared and the eyebrows more pronounced. the distance between brow and upper lip is divided by the width of the face. the less the difference, the more masculine the face. though other studies say the classic masculine face is not what women are looking for. they want something softer. in another study, will smith and justin timberlake came out on top. i can see the relationship to simon. it's the head and the way the features are molded into the head. it all works together as a unit. simon's upper lip is closer to his nose than most. his lip curls up ever so slightly and his mouth is wide. his canines are small. he has a faberge egg of a head.
I was going to say what Rationalgirl did. He has an excellent balance of features that fits the very masculine when women are ovulating and the softer features that favor the nurture desire women have when selecting a mate and desiring to reproduce. He sends both the bad boy and great dad potential vibe. Plus, in my opinion, he has a very happy face. If he lives to be 110 his face will reflect joy and friendliness.
Just thought I'd stop in again for a bit, among these hundreds of posts. (Love them!) Huisclothes, IMO Simon looks so sexy because he has those puppy dog eyes combined with a strong jaw line. For women, that signals a guy who can be loving and caring as well as strong and protective. In evolutionary terms during the species development in a harsh world, that could be a great combo.
i've been looking at the blog that someone posted - jane is not a girl.
some wonderful photos and funny theme-based posts. simon's smile, simon's ass, etc.
i've been thinking that there's something about his face that must be the biological formula for "good-to-reproduce-with" male that is supposedly programmed into us all. something about the proportion of eyes to nose to lips to chin. certainly, there are men with more perfect model features but something about his face is so -- sexual.
going to do some research here and see what i come up with.
btw. saw lots of photos with simon and his kids. hardest to find stella. but at the mtv awards 2009. she has her father's face and earthy appeal. wonder if she'll act. the boys, so far anyway, are doll-like like their mother.
I think "Breath" is a good read. I will confess that I'm a Winton fan, though. For reasons that defy reason I find myself frequently homesick for both Australia and Denmark. Usually not at the same time. So I do what I can to alleviate that feeling, which includes cooking/eating their dishes, reading, and going through photo albums. Today I'd get on a plane for Oz in a heartbeat. Time to throw on my Wallabies sloppy joe (hooded zipped up sweater/jumper), have a Vegemite sandwich with tea, and start a new book on the next break.
you are clearly a loving mom. would like to give a humble opinion. i know parenting is different for everyone. here goes. you helped her manage her feelings. showed her everyone gets nervous in pressure situations. you showed her that as she grew, she would become more able to deal with what the world throws at her. writing the song (which sounds like your idea), and involving the boy (someone she was individuating with outside the family) might not have had the effect you wanted. it sounds like it was equally about your needs -- even if it was presented as something just for her. kids understand that. i think the key is to be straightforward with her about your own pride in your achievement and your own enjoyment of the spotlight -- you certainly seem like a gifted woman. that being said, sounds like she adores you and the song is great.
Thank you KM.
Now back to The Mentalist! I'm making a case for why Jane is not an atheists! I have found irrefutable proof! Will make my case tomorrow!
Thank you. What a wonderful story and gift you gave to your daughter.
The principle walked over to me and asked me if I was nervous and I said no. She then pinned a red rose on me and announced the new song. While we performing the song I noticed some of the student performing the song started crying. As I listened to their voices it was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard or witnessed in my life. I kept myself together but this experience is one I will never forget. The school used the song for 2 years more until they got a new principal. My daughter has gone back to the school and talked with some of her old teachers and she told me her old math teacher told her that he joggs to the song. THE POWER OF BELIEVING!
I had to go to my boss and ask him if I could leave early from work everyday for a few weeks. As much as I thought he would have said no, he said yes and gave me all the time I need. I went everyday and we practiced until the day before grauduation day. I had never done anything like this before but some how it came very easy to me. The principal put the song on the program, when I looked at it, it was almost like a dream. I could'nt believe we had got this far. On graduation day I remember looking around the auditorium and I noticed all the graduation teachers and the principal were wearing red roses.
The prinicpal then told me that it was not just her decision. She said she had to play it for the teachers in the school and that the school board would then have to pass it. The principal then said she would call me back with the answer. When my daughter got home from school I told her what I had done and then we both waited. About a week later I get the call, the song was approved. The teachers and the school board voted and changed the grauduation song to OURS! The pricincipal asked me when I could come in to teach the graduation class the song.
right I'll be off soon cos it's late (midnight) and I can't keep my eyes open but I ll be there first thing in the morning to read your story ani and all your comments as usual.
bye for now!
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