Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gene Kelly

I love Gene Kelly!

What was it about this man who, not only made you want to dance, he made you want to be in love. He made you smile and he made you cry. He made you "think" you could sing and he definitely made you dream of being beautiful. Okay, so maybe it was just me that felt that in that dream world again. Wake up, Marie!

I don't know much about his personal life; maybe I should read a his bio, but on screen he had such charisma. For me, he stole the scene even when he was in the background. I think women across the country probably pleaded with God to send them a man like him, heck, even the married ones prayed believers and atheist alike.

Lucky for me, I found a man who dances. Not quite like Gene Kelly, mind you. But he dances with me and our girls. He even tries to dance ballet when Karina is dancing around the house. Which, by the way, can be very amusing. Kind of reminds me of .... hmmmm, I dont' think there's anything to compare it with. Almost like watching .... hmmmm, no, that's not it. would be as if...uh, uh..., he dances and we'll just leave it at that!

But getting back to Gene, he was smooth, he was suave, he was charming, he was cute, he was clean shaven, he dressed to the T. So, my question is, if we (or maybe just me) found Gene Kelly to be smooth, suave, charming, cute etc., what the heck are the girls of today thinking when they look at this? ------->

Are they thinking smooth, suave, debonair? Take some time, compare the two. Tell me what you think. I know times have changed, I know styles have changed but me baby, I still prefer my man untwisted. I wanna know that when I reach for his hand, I'm not gonna get a foot. I'd prefer his head not be where his butt is and that when we dance together, we touch at some point. Geez....I'm getting old!


Bunny Missbrenner said...

Ha, that's funny. Working with young kids, preferably the boys with their pants hanging down is entertaining. When I ask the girls if they like that, 9 times out of 10 they say "no way", but the boys don't care. As far as Gene goes...In our house we've had an on going debate for 20 years. I prefer Fred Astaire and Eric prefers Gene Kelly, but we both agree that both of them are fantastic!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am with you on this one; Gene Kelly is still my ultimate favorite in a man (Ruben is my Gene). What eyes, those Irish eyes, and those legs...he was an athlete and yet smooth. I love him in An American in Paris in the Toulouse LeTrec number! OOOPS, I better stop. I AGREE WITH YOU and yes, we are getting old! :) Anita

Debbie said...

Gene Kelly was my man too. So athletic, so handsome and manly. My mom always told me that she had a crush on him when she was little, so I had a crush on him too. Get this you guys ... I have NEVER seen an American in Paris!!!!