It seems that I have a sort of high school crush. That is to say, if I were in high school right now, I would have a total crush on this musical theatre guy. For whatever reason, I noticed his photo and name in a program a few years ago, and have remembered him ever since, always recognizing his face and name, both in the program and actually up on the stage. (I think I overheard some family members of his once, and so checked the program to see whom they were talking about doing so well in his musical theatre goals. That sounds familiar.)
Anyway, it’s been so long and it has happened so gradually, I didn’t even notice when I started getting excited any time I saw him in a program. Fast forward to tonight, and I was actually a bit giddy when I saw his picture and name. I had a casual fan girl moment when he passed me as I walked to the bathroom during intermission. And it was not actual freak-out or anything – I merely smiled and considered how I would have freaked out and jumped up and down and all if I actually had been in high school, and if this were a real crush.
Nonetheless, I am delighted for this guy and his obviously progressing career in musical theatre – and his obviously progressing muscle mass – and it is exciting to recognize someone in all of these shows, even if I haven’t met him and I don’t actually know him. Just his name and his talent…
Plus, it’s quite likely that he is gay, making it all the more like my old high school crushes – the best and most desireable guys always seemed to be gay back then. (And I’m not so sure that that has changed much since then, actually…)