Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Journalist Heartthrob of the Day: Simon Reeve
This crush goes beyond girlish travel-geek Anglophilia-I'm in love! Author and television documentarian Simon Reeve won my heart when he traveled to the Eastern European Stalinist theme park that is Trans-Dniester(also known as Transdniestria) for his BBC2 series Places That Don't Exist, but further investigation(ah, google-stalking) proved that this man is my soulmate. He's a globetrotter with leanings towards obscure locations, he wrote about terrorism BEFORE it became the hot topic, and one of his books became an Oscar winning documentary. Also, as you can see from above and below, he's a total babe! Articulate, too.
Simon, someday I will be a respected writer and we can have long conversations about Uzbekistan, your feelings about the West, and about the kindness of people in the poorest, remotest corners of the world. Perhaps we will meet in London, where you will be slightly uncomforable with the monotony of the first world. I will understand this and empathize, perhaps over a bottle of red wine. It will be lovely and memorable for both of us, I can promise you. Let's not wait too long to start our beautiful relationship. The delays are only causing pain...
Posted by M at 3:10 PM