I’ve been in love four times in my life, the most recent time being with Rick Castle. (Sigh!)
Before you say anything, please understand that I am aware that he is technically a fictional character on TV, but that doesn’t change my love for him. He’s smart, he’s witty, he’s rich, he’s a writer, he dresses well, and he’s played by Nathan Fillion. Who, aside from being my friend on MySpace, but not FB, is also my #1 pick on my island for reasons I’ve gone into in previous posts.
Now, this new love doesn’t change my existing love for BW by any means. BW is my real-life love, my greatest love, and my last love. Well, second to last, since I’m now in love with Rick Castle (to be referred to as RC henceforth). And, I realize it kind of complicates things if you consider the fact that the actor who plays RC on TV is also my #1 pick on my island, but I’m okay with that kind of ménage-a-trois.
RC, the fictional, has written a book for real, and it’s not terrible. Think James Patterson with longer chapters, bigger words and a little more intelligence in the writing. I bought it for BW for his birthday last Fall. Obviously it was really a gift for me, but I can feel less guilty about my love for RC, if I buy his book out of love for BW.
BW loves him too, but not in the same way that I do. BW loves to mimic him and repeat our favorite lines from the show, as punch lines in real life, which always makes me laugh. Yes, the scripts are that well written. Reminding me of the great dialogue of days long past – think Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in “Bringing Up Baby”. A movie with some of the best banter and dialogue of all time – watch it, I’m serious – you won’t regret it.
I do always enjoy when movie and TV quotes become punch lines for real life. (This is because I have a tendency to confuse fiction and reality on a fairly regular basis, but we’ll leave that story for another time.) And while “Bringing Up Baby” doesn’t necessarily have quotable lines, it definitely has memorable lines. Which could bring us to Cary Grant, who could definitely be another great love of mine, but I don’t want to spread myself that thin (no pun intended) and I don’t want to get started on another love, because I could talk about Cary Grant ad nauseum. And, because we are talking about Rick Castle. RC, who is McDreamy, McSteamy, Romeo, Prince Charming, and the Night in Shining Armor all rolled into one. Yes, slight exaggerations on my part, but you get my drift. Google him, read the book, check out the show – if you like to be entertained, if you have a sense of humor, if you like to fall in love – you won’t be disappointed.