I think the last age I remember being good at is 13. Seriously... I was awesome at being 13.
When I was 13 I spent an entire summer laying around a swimming pool, reading Seventeen Magazines, and day-dreaming about cute musicians. So, basically, the same things I enjoy doing now (just swap out the teen magazine for Glamour or Architectural Digest).
Today's Imaginary Boyfriend has the honor of officially being my longest running crush. We're pushing 20 years together (in my mind). That's a lot longer than most marriages, you guys. That's commitment.
His name is Graham Coxon, and when we first met he was playing guitar for Blur (a band that continues to be one of my all time favorites). He has since moved on to make critically (and Jess)-acclaimed solo albums. He is rad, you guys.
But the thing is... he's not really eye candy in the traditional sense.
He's got that whole nerd chic thing going on (which he was doing waaaay before Weezer and their ilk dreamt it up). He wears glasses and sweater vests and tweed and corduroy... all while on stage rocking out.
Bestill my 13 going on 31 heart. I still think he is pretty terrific.
Here is one of my favorite songs by Graham. I was going to pick one of his original songs, but he does a cover of The Libertines 'Time For Heroes' that blows my mind... sososo good.