Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Whatever Happened To That Guy?

What's a girl to do when her Netflix are a day late and there's nothing on TV? Turn to already owned DVDs, I guess. And with all of the news stories about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' missing baby, Suri, it's no wonder my choice tonight was to throw on Dawson's Creek.

Before you make fun of me, let me get to my point: I went to school with a NotPacey. Cute, mischievous, misunderstood at times, and dated the good girl who got good grades. We were all surprised when they started dating-what did he see in her? What did SHE see in him? It was the perfect example of opposites attracting, but, over time I definitely started to see what she was seeing.

NotPacey was a catch! Not only was he cute but he was sweet and intelligent, always up for an adventure, and romantic. They dated throughout senior year and their first few years of college and although I lost touch with both of them, I never forgot him. I heard through a friend when they broke up a couple of years ago, and I would be lying if I said I didn't wonder where he ended up or where he is now.

I'm not holding my breath waiting to see NotPacey again as it has been way too many years, but he was a good lesson learned that there is more beneath the surface of people and that is really what counts. It was good for me back then to realize that it wouldn't be embarassing to have a crush on the goofball or the guy who wouldn't be chosen for Male Hottie of the Year. My last two big crushes? Definitely not the types of guys to fall on most girl's radars. I really think that thanks to NotPacey I was confident enough to come forward with my feelings in those situations.

(I've been REALLY introspective lately. I'm not sure what's up.)

19 comments:

Jordan said...

I've often wondered what's happened to people (mostly guys) that I went to HS with. I actually found out about one of them several years ago when I had to find a bunch of people for our reunion. (he was our QB and very cute). Through these exchanged emails we got to know each other pretty well again.. then started dating across the miles. Met up several times. It was fun but not for me.. at least we gave a lot of people something to talk about at our reunion.
And you know where Tom Cruise's baby is.. in his head!! Since she doesn't exist. LOL.. mybad.

NotCarrie said...

Haha it's like Monica and Chip Matthews on Friends.

Ashburnite said...

Ooohhh...I loved Pacey so much more than Dawson. Like you, I don't really go for the guys that are "hot" by other people's standards...I like the goofy, quirky guys.

NotCarrie said...

Oh it's Pacey HANDS DOWN over Dawson. I love how on the DVD cases Dawson isn't even the central character after season 1.

Chuckles said...

No WAY.

Dawson would totally kick Pasey's ass any day of the year.

NotCarrie said...

Chuckles, are you high? Dawson's a pansy-ass loser. Even Jen on her death bed could beat up Dawson.

Lynn said...

I have a high school crush whom I will never get over. He is still a part of some of my dreams...

Chuckles said...

I have never seen this show.

I just thought this guy Dawson was getting the short end of the stick.

NotCarrie said...

Actually, 'short end of the stick' might describe Dawson quite nicely.

Chuckles said...

I guess he wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed.

Or were you describing a certain bit of his anatomy?

Senor Beavis said...

I think you're selling RealPacey a bit short in the looks department if he's not "hot by other people's standards." My college roommate was/is a dead ringer for Pacey and the ladies all swooned and threw themselves at him. Just got married a week ago, but he had his share. And my share. And a couple other people's.

As a "not traditionally hot" guy myself, it's nice to hear the love. But the cynical part of me thinks, and maybe just from my own experiences, that for about 75% of the women who say that, it's just lip service, since I usually see them choosing the "traditionally hot" guy with a little less in the bringing to the table department.

Oh, and I had a big celebrity crush on Katie Holmes in college. Whoops! I'll cross my fingers and hope Kristen Bell doesn't suffer a similar fate.

Lindsey said...

I actually ran into a guy that used to work for me. it's been years since I've seen him and I have to admit...he was looking good. I don't remember him being that cute. Damn. We should have exchanged numbers.

NotCarrie said...

I guess what I meant when I say he was Pacey-like and not the traditional type of guy the girls like, is how Pacey was on the show. 90% of girls who WATCHED the show loved and appreciated Pacey but ON the show, the characters usually just considered him a goofball, ya know?

I definitely have liked the traditionally hot guy, but a lot of my crushes were ones who I saw something in that not everyone would. I hate to use the cliche, but personality does make a different:)

Jordan said...

It's a toss up for me .. if I do like a 'traditionally hot guy' sometimes it doesn't last long because they have a crappy attitude, they're pompous/arrogant.. OR they're great and I do end up liking them. And for the non-hot guy.. may not turn my head initially.. but after spending time with him, he may start looking pretty hot only because I got to know him.. and then you wonder why you weren't attracted in the first place.

Meg said...

this sounds like a job for Facebook and Google!

NML said...

Jaysus most of my exes were not in the running for Male Hottie of the Year. Actually...mine aren't good examples as they're all dickheads ;-)

Anonymous said...

One of my cousins has been watching Dawson's Creek DVDs on and off for the past week. !
The reason we haven't seen Suri is that she's an alien.
~ARC

NotCarrie said...

Or a clam, right? hehe

Heart Of Darkness said...

Agree fully - can't judge soely by the surface. God, I've made mistakes that way... but! One thing I've learned is to NEVER trust my instincts either. They are a bitch, ALWAYS leading me down the wrong path... damn instincts! :)

Take care and tell NotPacey we all say 'hi!'...

I myself had a NotChandler at HS. Flirty. Cute. Funny. But not quite the kind of guy you date... you're friends. Then, maybe something more happens... but I moved one way, him the other, and now all I've got left is the wondering of what became of him...