Tuesday, June 21, 2011

xo xoxo xo xoxo

I've been thinking a lot about kissing lately. As I sometimes do. Periodically. Just to bug my hub.

Joshing! I never do anything to bug my hub.

But seriously, I'm trying to write a kissing scene--ewwwww--for a love story--ewwww--and it's a lot harder than I thought it would be! Especially since I've never written anything romantic before. Shocking, I know! See, romance makes me itchy. And kissing is just so . . . superflous and . . . extraneous and . . . impertinent and . . . yucky. (I bet I'm bugging my hub now. (mwuahaha!))

Oh, who am I kidding? Truth is, I got my black belt in kissing when I was in high school. True story. Just ask my hub. (So much for trying to set a good example for all the young'ns round here.)

But now that I'm older, and wiser, and trying to write my first kissing scene, I'm leaning towards the philosophical more than the romantical. There's nothing better than a kiss that makes you think, right? A kiss that probes your intellectual capacities? Maybe something along the lines of when F. Scott Fitzgerald finally let Gatsby kiss Daisy in The Great Gatsby:

He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.

Or maybe I'll just stop thinking so much and model my first kissing scene after my favorite kiss of all time.

Any guesses what that kiss would be?

If you say The Princess Bride

or Breakfast at Tiffany's

or Titantic

or Spiderman

or Twilight

or Gone with the Wind

or the time when Elvis kissed his mother

you'd be wrong, because all of those kisses were staged.

My favorite kiss of all time is a the real deal--a moment of straight, pure, spontaneous combustion.

It's the moment Adrien Brody won Best Actor for his role in The Pianist.

You MUST see it for yourself.

Next time any of you out there plan to kiss me, could you please, please, pretty please do it Adrien Brody style. (hint hint hub-a-dub-dub.)

(p.s. If my hub comes home today, wraps his arms around me twice and palms my face, I'll know his little blog? what blog? yawwwwwn, I don't read your blog, ho-hum, Zzzzzzzzzzzz act is a farce. )

Fingers crossed.



Miss Shelby said...

I loved the Great Gatsby quote in there. Haha. This is funny.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Oh my goodness that was the best, funniest thing ever when Adrian did that. I totally remember that.

nevadanista said...

No no nOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! What are freaking Edward and freaking Bella doing on your best kiss list??? Haha, hello btw :) My favorite movie kiss, cause I know you're dying to know, is Lucy and George's first kiss in 'A Room With A View'.

Garden of Egan said...

I so agree with you!!! Love that kissing scene! So unplanned.
What's yer number?
I'm giving your hubs a call to warn him.

nevadanista said...

Oh relief, I forgot to read the little lines you wrote before and after the pics. See how I am sometimes :) It's just that seeing Edward and Bella out of the corner of my eye in a kissing post kind of made want to throw up a little bit.

DeNae said...

I've only written two kissing scenes. In the first, the hunky guy broke the girl's nose with his kiss. And in the second, after the same hunky guy kissed the now-recovered girl, someone took a shot at them and then chased them down the highway and ran them off the road.

Yet for all that, my dream kiss is one as spontaneous and lovely as the one you show here.


robin said...

Now I know why you are watching The Bachelorette... you are studying the kissing scenes. Right???? :)

Martha said...

This year I got addicted to "The Good Wife". In season one Will kissed Alicia, but, Alicia was still married! Horror! Her hub was a cheating scumbag, just to justify it. Anyway, I have to admit I went back on youtube and watched it several times cuz it was quite a good one.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hey everyone, I'm in Manti at Youth Conference right now. Wooohooo! So much fun.

I'm laughing at Martha. How cute! I love it. I love knowing that about you. I've never seen that show, so I'm going to look into it.

DeNae, hahahaha That is so DeNae. I remember you telling me that at Storymakers and I was like COME ON, DeNae, write a juicy love scene. I totally hear you now!

Nevada, HA! Look before you leap girl. You know I won't let you down.

Garden, NO! No heads up. This is a test. (But it's only a test. tee hee)

Robin, you caught me. ha ha

Bye girls, I gotsta get back to my real life duties.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

P.S. Miss Shelby, high five! I love Great Gatsby.

Kazzy said...

I love a certain smooch from Out of Africa. Wowza!

IWA (e - va) said...

Personally I love the spiderman kiss! and Ive thought about it way more than i should.. i think it's because it was different.....

martha i <3 the good wife too! Im gonna go back and look for kiss!

good luck writing your kissing scene.. ask T to write one.. id love to hear what she'd say.... haha!

I am LoW said...

Oh I don't know... I mean, the arms wrapping around her head, your husband is too tall for that. Ya see, you have to be closer in height, like those two are. But other than that, he doesn't have any lips, so I can't buy that he is a good kisser. Other than the wrapping his arms around her head.

Best kiss, in a book, Heavens to Betsy. I've already left the quote in your comment section before. But IT was my fave.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh LoW, you're right. DARNIT!

Okay, remind me of the best kiss in a book. I can't remember? Quote it again!

Iwa, I'm laughing out loud at the thought of Tatum writing a kissing scene. But I'm going to pose the challenge to her anyway.

Iwa, my verifier says polyme. Who me? A Poly?

hee hee

Semi-poly at least, right?

Annette Lyon said...

I need to read whatever it is you're writing, because a Crash kissing scene? That's gonna rock.

(Or have someone break their nose, like DeNae's . . .)