Sunday, March 26, 2006

Kickball: The Search for Derek Craven

Ok...don't make fun of me, but I think I might join a kickball team. Yeah, kickball. I never learned to play softball and I suck at volleyball and soccer, so I thought I would try kickball. I was pretty good at it in middle school; that was a while ago, but it's gotta be like riding a bike, right? How can you forget that stuff?

The summer is coming up (although summer in SF is more like winter) and I want to do something different. Also, I'm eager to meet more people. All I do is work these days and I'm bored to death. If someone had told me a decade ago that today I would be working, working and working all the time, I would have told them to F-off. Back then, I had such dreams of making a difference, exploring the world, having fun. I know work is a necessity. I have to work to make money so I can pay my student loans, rent and food, BUT lately work has become everything and I don't like it.

So...kickball it is. I'm going to ask a friend of mine to join me...can't hurt. Hey...maybe I'll even meet my own Derek Craven (doubt it...yeah, optimism is my thing...can't you tell?).

12 comments:

Mailyn said...

Oh dear lord, I almost fell off my chair laughing...kickball?! It sounds so painful! LOL dude pick a safer sport!

Wait...wasn't Derek into brawls and stuff? No wait..that was Ivo....damn. Where DO the Cravens hang out?!?!

Maybe we should go hang around East London at night. Im sure we're bound to meet a few Cockneys there...although I'm not sure they'll be owning any clubs or anything lol ;)

If you do decide to go take me with you! hehehe

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - just out of curiosity, when I clicked on the link for Derek Craven, a Gerrard Butler sight came up. Is that who you picture Derek as?

romancelover said...

Gosh, I'm so glad I started a blog. I love having blog friends. Honestly, you all always bring a smile to my face.

Mailyn - You really think kickball sounds dangerous? I haven't signed up yet. Hmmm...I don't want to break anything. I don't know where the Cravens hang out. I only know that I will get one eventually. Don't know where or how, but I will find him. Gosh, I've been obsessed with England for the past year or so and I can't even afford to go. It's frustrating! Must find an English bloke NOW!!! LOL. I will tell you if I decide to go. We'll take London by storm, hunting down every Derek Craven lookalike in sight. Muhahaha...
Kristie - I know Lisa Kleypas had Clive Owen in mind when she wrote Derek Craven, but I love Gerard Butler (saw DEAR FRANKIE recently...such a good movie) and I do think of HIM when it comes to picturing any romance hero. I definitely see him as Derek...so sexy, so manly, so so..WOW. Gosh, I only hope somebody up there likes me enough to give me one of him one day. 'til then I will continue to pray and pray and beg and pray and beg beg bef!!!

Kristie (J) said...

I'm rather surprised she thinks of Clive Owen - the book was written in 1994 and I didn't think he was even around back then. As for present days, Gerard Butler works much better for me too although like the Roarke debate I don't really picture an actor in the role. I kind of have a picture in my mind but noone comes to mind.

Mailyn said...

Actually Clive Owen has been around since the early 90's I do believe. I don't really like him, I mean I don't think he's that good looking but that's just me.

I have other ideas for what Mr. Craven should look like, in fact I should post some pics on my blog about who I think looks like which character. That should be fun!

Ok I guess I'm thinking kickball as in something dangerous for men who cheat on you LOL ;)

romancelover said...

LOL...Mailyn, you make me laugh.
I have to agree with Mailyn, Kristie. I believe Clive's been around for a while. I like your idea for a blog, too, Mailyn. Can't I copy that one off you? I did something like that once. I introduced Christian Bale as Sebastian in DEVIL IN WINTER, but now have a better idea for the actor playing Lord St. Vincent. Hmmm...

Isabel said...

I used to love playing kick ball in school. That and capture the flag. The only two games I was good at.

OMG! I love Dear Frankie. Sigh... i almost cried at the look GB had when he found out what Frankie's dad did.

Mailyn said...

Sure thing! It will be interesting to see what our ideas are for different characters. Besides I didn't come up with the concept. I've seen a few sites that do that.

Oh btw, I know you have trouble with Templates and the blog and I wanted to tell you that I'm going to be posting some blog layouts I've created so if you want to grab one be my guest. If you need help setting them up I can help. (^_^)

ames said...

Gerard Butler was also in Timeline - brandishing swords no less! Plus a cool scene where he has no shirt on. I think he's just great.

star firstbaseman said...

kickball is AWESOMe. I love it! Most leagues, I think, are geared mostly towards drinking/meeting people, though. From what I gather, the soccer and field hockey teams are a little more focused on the game itself.

Dylan said...

Kickball is the bomb! I aint mad at ya for wanting to try kickball out, I suggested a kickball tournament for Strengthening the Family week this week and we're totally doing it tomorrow afternoon, can't wait! So you go on with your bad self and play you some kickball, it'll rock!

And DUDE, GB is the PERFECT romance hero, huh? I totally think so, good catch on the Derek cast!

HUGS!

Dylan said...

Ooh I forgot to add! Dear Frankie was a great movie and GB and his accent in the movie? Holy hell, what a combo! I just love him to death!!

I think GB makes a perfect Scottish hero, I'll have to think of which one, but anyone will suffice for me!