Just finished watching Meg Cabot on the Today show, which was very cool. Meg looked great—as always—and I loved what she had to say about popularity, and how hard it can be when you want to be part of the in crowd, but aren’t. It’s always been so interesting to me that whenever people I admire talk about high school, they all say that they were never popular, and had a hard time. I’ve said here before that my best friend Bianca, as a rule, doesn’t trust anyone who liked high school, and I can kind of see her point. Truth be told, though, high school was a lot better than junior high (which is what they used to call middle school, back in the stone age). In middle school, I really did WANT to be popular, and hang out with the cool girls, and date the cute guy that everyone else was in love with. I spent a lot of time worrying about what I was wearing, and who I sat next to in class, stuff like that. But by the time I got to high school a couple of years later, I’d found a group of good girlfriends, and suddenly I didn’t need to worry about the in crowd so much anymore, because we were our own crowd, and as long as I had my girls, I was okay. And luckily, they’re still with me. Spread out across the country, all of us leading very different lives. But put us in a room together, and it’s like nothing has changed. Gotta love that.
Speaking of things to love, can I just say that if life was different, and he wasn’t gay and I wasn’t married, I would totally move to NYC and marry Tim Gunn from Project Runway? I wouldn’t even have to marry him, actually. I just want to hang out with him, have him be available to me for counsel on fashion and life in general. I’ve said this before, but I just feel like if, when I was struggling with a scene or something, it would be just so great if Tim would just show up, you know, and give some input. Put on his thoughtful face, say something like, “I’m just not seeing what you’re doing here,” or “I’m concerned about this subplot.” Then he’d sigh, and clap me on the shoulder, tell me to make it work and go on his way. Or, if that’s too much to ask, we could just go to lunch and talk about the show. That would be good, too.
So I’m obsessed with Tim Gunn. That’s not bad, is it? I mean, compared to being obsessed with a fictional TV character, like, say, Logan Echolls? He’s not an altogether nice person. Entirely snarky. And yet, I just can’t quit him, or this show, which I am currently completely obsessed with. When it’s on this fall following Gilmore Girls I think I may be too excited to even handle it. The only thing that would be better would be a Tim Gunn show on afterwards. Just Tim, you know, talking. But I guess you can’t have everything.