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04 December 2010 @ 04:34 pm
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I have a wholly inappropriate crush on Alastair Cook. It was bad enough before I discovered that he sings, too! Just think of the tuneful nights at home around the piano ...


 
 
 
Kerryblazekerryblaze on December 4th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
Oh. He's beautiful!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
He IS! I think I can see an England Cricket Team picspam coming up ... might leave out the two or three who look a bit spuddy ...
Meredyth: MS Helpmeredyth_13 on December 4th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
So, if a girl were to want, say, Alastair Cook / Stuart Broad fic ...

>.>

:D

blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Darling, by the time they make it to the MCG I hope to have something up which may not be exactly what you have in mind but should certainly be along those lines ...
Meredythmeredyth_13 on December 4th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
I expect them to have something up, too. :D

Aw, you really DO love me.

*glomps you*

blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
Run rates! And be hoisting the Ashes! And of course I do :-)
Kilian Ruadhms_kilian on December 4th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
Its awfully Austin-esque.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Is that Austen-esque and you would prefer him in a wet white shirt? Because I feel certain that will happen before the season finishes.
Kilian Ruadhms_kilian on December 6th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Err, yes, that would be exactly what I was thinking.
Nennenenne on December 4th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
He's gorgeous!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
He is!
Loyaulte Me Lie: cricketshocolate on December 4th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
He is ridiculously gorgeous.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I am in the ridiculous position of wanting to watch him run around with no shirt on while we're both singing Handel. Damn you, team biographies!
Shivshiv5468 on December 4th, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
A purist might quibble at the eyebrows....

But yes, he's pretty, and in form, which is a delight.

But it's not inappropriate until you're imagining him in the dressing room with Stuart Broad after a long hard match sharing a pot of embrocation.

Coughs
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
He has two, that's all I ask for ;-)

And darling Shiv, how could I not have already gone there given the obvious H/D analogues.
Shivshiv5468 on December 4th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
As far as I can tell, one blond, one dark and you lot see H/D in everything.

Which is as it should be for shippers.


In re Florence, did you go and see the Bronzino exhibition?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
I DID. SO GOOD!!!!!!! I have never seen most of those paintings so well lit and looking so good. There has been a massive amount of restoration done on half of them, of the very good sort, thankfully. Seeing all those Medici in such close proximity was truly amazing. If you have a spare weekend before it ends, it is very much worth the time to visit!
Shivshiv5468 on December 4th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I was pondering it. There aren't many Weekends in January that are free, but I might pop over for the day.
Blytheblythely on December 4th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Why is it wholly innapropriate? Have you seen the nearly-naked pictures?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
Oh yes, yes I have. Alas, I was born in the sixties, he was born in the eighties ... although women outlive men and I come from a family in which people regularly live well into their nineties and not-infrequently crack the ton ...
Blytheblythely on December 4th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but he's an English cricketer which means by the time he's 40 he'll be chunky/jowly, so perve while it's still warranted.

He and Broad are like, some sort of bizarrely-apt H/D cricketing dream.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Eh, by the time he's 40 I'll be nearly 60, and even the fabulous Brammers family eyesight should be starting to fade by then ;-)

And it's as though the selectors chose this team based ENTIRELY on all my letters!
This Girl: Being deadthisgirl_is on December 4th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
*perks ear* Nearly-naked pictures? Links, please?
This Girlthisgirl_is on December 4th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you most kindly!
Shezanshezan on December 4th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
MORE TO THE POINT, WE HAVEN'T!WHERE ARE THEY???
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
You're a good soul!
Shezanshezan on December 4th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
She is, isn't she???
Shezanshezan on December 4th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
CRICKET BATS?!!?!

...er, um, so good what they're doing for charity. Oh yes.
Blytheblythely on December 4th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Sticky wickets, etc ....
This Girl: Stroke Itthisgirl_is on December 4th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
That is one beautiful man. And he totally has Harry!hair.

Hmmm, where's Femme? This can only feed her cricket-love.

*joins the crushing horde*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
He is, and he does! I feel I need to do a Cricket post very soon so that all of the Americans can join in the joy of this Test season.
This Girlthisgirl_is on December 4th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
It would be cruel to deprive them!
Shezanshezan on December 4th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Define "inappropriate". Seems perfectly appropriate to me. Phwoarrr!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 4th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
I am old, and I have a Mr Brammers ... Though it occurs to me I've never asked his opinions on having a spare around the house ...
Cerisewivern on December 5th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
I see nothing anappropiate in that.

I am enjoying this Ashes so much.
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on December 5th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Wholly inapproriate my foot! WE would never do anything inappropriate because WE are the epitome of grace and courtesy yada yada.... and since I have a ginormous crush on the man myself (OMG he is so cute!)- all I can say is you are in good company and it is an ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE crush :)

Edited at 2010-12-05 01:30 am (UTC)