Back when it was Valentine's Day, @PenhaligonsLTD had a Facebook contest, describing a Valentine's Day experience you've had. I described one of my "romantic horrors" I experienced in High School. I confessed my embarrassing display on their Facebook page and I won't repeat it - it was too mortifying. But I realized how much I desperately miss having the freedom to put myself out there and display my feelings for someone else. For the past week I have also been thinking about how much my husband and I don't really do a lot to show each other how much we care for one another, so I've been hypersensitive when I see something I approve of, however foolish.
So for this week's coveted item I'm going to show you clips from two shows that show EXACTLY what I'm talking about. The displays you can only get away with in High School (maybe).
Coveted Item Of the Week - Embarrassing Romantic Overtures
1. Vampire Barbie Rocks The Stage on The Vampire Diaries - I am a HUGE Vampire Diaries fan and the character of Caroline Forbes has grown on me over the last year. Last night she totally did something that reminded me of ME so much that I had to put it here on this blog.
I absolutely admire the display of stupid bravery here. I am all about stupid bravery - at least I was in High School. Caroline gets the happy response I only ever dreamed I'd get. It's the kind of response that only happens "in the movies" or on your TV set.
Now on to something a bit more realistic, but just as adorable though far more on the "stupid" side of "stupid bravery"...
2. Puck Sings Fat Bottomed Girls on Glee - I don't watch Glee regularly so I don't really know what's going on with the characters here, but from what I saw it looked like a genuine romantic overture that wasn't thought through quite as well as it should have been. It is easy to see how the recipient of the song would have felt embarrassed and disrespected, but Puck just seemed so clueless.
By the way, I had SUCH a hard time actually finding this clip with the Glee footage, I think because of the recipient of the song and the reactions it drew from the audience. But personally, no matter what size I have been I would have been happy to have this song song to me! I think it is so sexy. :)
What Does It Cost?
Time, money, and pride. Lots of the latter! Be prepared for an unhealthy serving of "humble pie".
Will I Get It?
Never. My husband likes to show his affection through gifts (jewelry, so I should never complain). As for whether or not I will ever embark on another embarrassing romantic overture myself, I'm sure I will if there is occasion. But until then, I've found that the best way to alleviate my need for embarrassment and self expression is through karaoke (something I have not done for many years).
Get me to a local Karaoke Bar ASAP!