Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Don't tell.

Yesterday I was walking down the hall with my big boss (a man).

"Have you ever seen that movie 'I love you man'?" he asked me.

"Not yet."

"It's great. I watched it this weekend. You'd love it."

"Really? Al was just telling me how I should watch 'Knocked up'."

"You haven't seen that? You'd love that too. It's got that Seth guy in it."

"Seth Rogan?"

"Yeah."

"He's my secret boyfriend," I told him. "So I really should see it."

He laughed. "Secret boyfriend?"

"Yes," I told him. "He doesn't know I'm alive. That's the secret part."

He laughed again. But he totally doesn't understand.

Boys don't get the secret boyfriend thing. If a guy said, "I have a secret girlfriend" it means they are doing her when their wife isn't looking. Secret boyfriends? Totally different.

But I didn't tell him that. I let him think Seth Rogan is the only one. I didn't mention Vincent Dinofrio or Fred Thompson (shut up) or Christopher Meloni or Chris Daughtry. I didn't want him to think I was a secret skank.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

My brother-in-law is my secret boyfriend...too bad he is getting married. Oh yeah, and too bad I'm married to his brother. Ha! I love the secret boyfriends!!

Rebecca said...

I have a long list of secret boyfriends. Johnny Depp, Hugh Laurie, Robert Downey, Jr. Just to name a few. I not only get the concept, I totally thought I had invented it. LOL. :)

Jenski, PhD said...

Hahaha. I call them my "music bf" or "movie star bf" or "football bf" or... I think men just talk about famous women they really want to have sex with?

Toritopia said...

Secret boyfriends are great! Included in mine are Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Laurie, Taye Diggs.

I only have famous secret boyfriends. It's a little weird to have one who you see in real life. That's too close to home for my taste.

Big Mama said...

I have a secret boyfriend too!! Too funny. :)

Here's hoping he becomes a not-so-secret boyfriend one day! :)

NinjaMom said...

Hey, some of my secret boyfriends are video game characters! At least your S.B.s are real people. :)

insomniac ellen said...

fred thompson?!? seriously?!?

well, whatever floats your boat.

i'm with you on Chris Meloni. I'm all Hugh Jackman these days. and I love David Morse, Kevin Bacon, Blair Underwood, Denzel....

um, excuse me....

Dawn~a~Bon said...

You need to let these hookers know that Hugh Laurie is MY secret boyfriend. MMMMkay?

Angie said...

PCB (pretend celebrity boyfriend)

You and I share at least one - Vinnie! :) I also have a secret thing going on with Sam Waterston and Michael McDonald.

Crud....now I have to make myself go back to work. Sigh.

elle said...

I just found out that one of my friend's sekrit boifrends from the History Channel (weird, huh?) is my brother in law. I got to tell him that he was, indeed, someone's secret boyfriend, and it made his month! He's still talking about it....