Monday, September 6

Boyfriends: Constructing the Perfect Boyfriend

It's Labor Day here in the U.S., meaning Americans will all be going to picnics or shopping at the mall to celebrate the country's workforce, and the only people to read what I write here will be my Kiwi compatriots at TFC. This means that I get to say pretty much whatever I want to without fear that anyone will actually be paying attention.

Mad Men stunk last night!

Actually, last night's episode was probably the best ever on Mad Men. I just wanted to see if the two people reading this were awake.

There is something that does stink, however, and that's me drawing "Boyfriends" as my TFC subject to write about when I'm an old married lady and my husband is now a contributor at TFC.

So here's what we're going to do instead: we're going to construct the perfect boyfriend.

Now you need to wait a minute before we get back to that because I need to do a product endorsement here since I never took advantage of Good News Friday last week:

On Tuesday my YA novel The Twin's Daughter was published. The novel is set in Victorian England and is about a teen who discovers that her gorgeous and wealthy mother has an identical twin who was raised in the poorhouse. The novel has suspense, murder, mystery and romance, and Booklist says that it is "rife with twists" and "elegantly written."

Did I mention that it has romance? It does. And the male love interest, Kit Tyler, is the most perfect male I've ever written. Now, I can't tell you how and why he's perfect - you should read the book to find out that - but what I can do is help you construct your own perfect boyfriend and here's how we're going to do it. In the comments section list 1-3 qualities, physical or personality-wise, that you think the perfect boyfriend should have. And here's the trick: you can't use anything anyone else has said before. This will eliminate the possibility of winding up with 50 answers that say "Good sense of humor."

OK, I'll start.

Three qualities the perfect boyfriend should have:

1. Good sense of humor. (HA! Now no one else can take that one!)

2. Intelligence.

3. An appreciation of the protean and mercurial creature that is me.

OK, now it's your turn! Have fun here and then go out and enjoy the day!


Carey_Corp said...

1. Protective instinct - a knack for showing up at the right time to save you from thugs, gypsies, werewolves, etc...

2. A vulnerable side - usually deeply hidden and not easily discovered

3. Honest adoration - sees faults and loves them at part of who you are

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

I like your originality, Carey!

Alyson Noel said...

Love this!

1. Spontaneous
2. Adventurous
3. Good cook

Congrats on your release!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Thanks, Alyson! And I heard you were going to spend Labor Day writing a book - stop laboring and get outside!

S said...

1: Sense of humor -- just kidding!

Okay, my *real* #1: Resourcefulness, mechanically inclined. (I find this very sexy)

2: Active and go-getter.

3: Playful and always ready for fun!

(Okay, so I'm not gonna lie. I just described my husband...)

Susan said...

Okay, S = Me. I hit send without putting my name in yet! :)

Paula said...

1. great hands and heart
2. can freedive something out of the sea for dinner (yep, my hubbie can do that — so primal and sexy!)
3. doesn't mind sharing the remote

Wendy Toliver said...

1. A do-er.
2. Will admit when he's messed up.
3. Will not hound me when I've messed up.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Susan, Paula, Wendy - such great additions. We are really constructing the perfect boyfriend here!