Wednesday, November 23, 2005

My Office Crush

We've know each other for quite some time now. We've become friends, right? Well I think I'm finally ready to share a part of my personal life with you. So here it goes...I'm in love. True love.

Who is the lucky gentleman that I have chosen to grow old and gray with? His name is John Krasinski. See I've had a crush on John for quite some time now, but I wasn't ready to take it to the next level with him. My friends have been telling me how perfect he was for me, but I just wasn't sure. You know how actors can be. Oh did I forget to mention that John is an actor? Well he is. He's on this little show on NBC called The Office. But I've decided that I can deal with John's choice of careers, because true love just can't be denied. So there it is. John & I are in love, and we plan on living happily ever the delightful little world I created in my mind.

Seriously though, I'm not sure I've met a woman who watches The Office that hasn't developed a crush on John, who plays the charming Jim, on the show. Then again, I don't know many people that actually watch The Office, but I digress.

John Krasinski, stars as sales rep Jim Halpert, a decent and funny guy who likes to make trouble for his cubical mate, Dwight. Jim might be the one guy at Dunder Mifflin who can break out and make something of himself. So why does he stay? Pam. Jim has a crush on co-worker, Pam- the engaged receptionist and his partner in office-crime. Week after week I tune into The Office because it's one of the only shows on TV that makes me laugh out loud. It's that funny. But I won't lie, my favorite part of the show is watching Pam & Jim flirt their way into all kinds of trouble.

John Krasinski recently had this to say about his on-screen persona:
"[I figure] Jim maybe didn't quite finish college and fell into his job selling
paper supplies at the Scranton, Pa., branch of Dunder-Mifflin. He's content with
the money he makes, but though he could probably leave whenever he wants to,
"the thing that keeps him there is Pam. He really believes he's found someone he
really, really cares about. It's not just a crush," he says. "I think you
realize over the course of the episodes that it isn't something he enjoys, it's
something he finds that he needs. ... [The job] is not about the excitement for
him, it's about, Do I have everything I need, and every time he runs through
that checklist, he's got it."

All of us girls know a "Jim". He's the lovable goof. The not overtly hot guy that you just fall for because he's so damn funny and charming. And oh how I've fallen.

So if you haven't checked out John Krasinski on The Office now's the time. Watch a few eps and you might just development the same crush that Pam and I have.

John Krasinski Fun Facts:
* John grew up in Newton, Massachusetts*, which was recently named the Safest City in America.

* John went to Newton South High School with fellow "Office"-mate B.J. Novak, who plays Ryan Howard (the intern) on The Office.

* After graduating from Brown University, as an Honors playwright, John studied at the National Theatre Institute

* John's small part in Jarhead became a bit bigger when director Sam Mendes thought that a scene needed a bit more comic relief. Mendes asked Krasinski to write a few pages of dialogue for the scene - most of which made the final cut.

*As FATE would have it, I happen to be writing this little update from..wait for it...NEWTON, MA. And don't think for one second that I won't be doing a little "investigative reporting" this weekend to see if John is home visiting his folks for Thanksgiving.


Blogger tvgirl13 said...

I have to say I didn't have a crush on Jim until he sang with Michael last night. What a great guy!! And how cute was the scene in his bedroom with Pam. I was screaming at my tv for them to hook-up!! Good luck with your stalking, err I mean tracking of John! Oh and I only remember one scene with him in Jarhead, maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention!

11/23/2005 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger tvgirl13 said...

Did you know he was one of the sexiest men alive? He looks really cute in this pic:

11/23/2005 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, he IS cute! And he's from Massachusetts? Love him even more. Newton?!? So hes like within a 5 mile radius from me. Mmmm maybe we shuold both do some investigating.


11/24/2005 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Give Me My Remote said...

Sounds like a plan...I'm going to stalk him um, i mean, look at foliage in Newton tomorrow. Thanks for joining the forums...PASS IT ON!!!!

11/24/2005 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, Girl. Amen!

11/25/2005 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Laurence said...

This crushing on Jim/John is a lot more rampant than I first realized...great blog! I recently posted this essay on my blog which may be of interest to fellow Jim Halpert fans: The Guy-Next-Cubicle."

Yeah, the guy's amazing.


11/25/2005 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i went to high school with John... we were best friends and in the same home room... it's funny because he never was into acting until our senior show - always just basketball with his big brothers... he went by the nickname KRAZ... I also know BJ... both are really nice guys...

12/01/2005 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Give Me My Remote said...

Ummm...hello Mr. Anonymous...get your ass back here. You have to have pics, anecdotes...someting. A yearbook pic for Christ's sake. Share with a sister. Are you still in Newton...I am :)

12/01/2005 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a huge crush on him and it is a little weird because my husband knows him (and his family) from high school.

12/06/2005 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous heather said...

it took about 2 seconds for me to develop a crush on john/the character of jim. i only saw the office for the first time a week ago, but i've watched the first season and all of the second season that's aired thus far since then...

totally adorable and charming and sweet and yeah :-) hope you get to have that beer with him!

1/23/2006 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle from O.C. said...

I'm glad there are others in the world that are smart enough to recognize John's subtle hotness factor. He somehow got me obsessed with the show. His character is totally someone I would want to date in real life! Hello, he's 6'3! If you get to meet him, tell us what he's like.


2/02/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Give Me My Remote said...

Yeah, he's adorable. Too cute for words. I'm not sure about my chances of meeting him. He said we could grab a drink, but really, how serious was he?

2/02/2006 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the funniest thing, I thought I was the only one with a crush on him!!! Everyone is so caught up on these guys that look like they stepped out of GQ. This is the guy I would fall for. Cute, FUNNY, and smart. I think it is the funniest thing in the world that he is surrounded by these idiots the whole show. They are all so funny. But him....WOW!!

2/10/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have a crush on John,but I love "the Office" and I think Jim and Pam should get together. He is sensitive;Pam's fiance is not. I know it's off the topic but the one I do have a huge crush on is Steve Carell.

4/04/2006 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to high school and to CCD (like hebrew school, but for us catholics) with John. Really nice guy, and I also worked with his brother last year. (I'm a nurse, his brother is a doctor), also a very tall and very handsome young man, they look a lot alike.

4/06/2006 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

I, too, am obsessed with Jim/John (I became obsessed the INSTANT I saw him on "The Office), and I am sitting here at work, reading these comments with a dropped jaw. I think I might have to take a trip to New England soon...;-)

8/01/2006 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Santa barbara ( real name , Janice) , but grew up in ct. and went to boston college - next to newton.??? -where does the office film ( by the way, my paternal grandfather was a cold miner in Scranton a long time ago , dad born there...what a coicidence. To the point . How old is JK , available or not Relationship - wise and finally what town does he reside in .NO I AM NOT A STALKER , JUST IN LUST ....LUSTING IN SANTA BARBARA!

11/28/2006 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Am so upset, i thought i was the only girl who had a crush on Jim. He is adorable and so nice and funny. i love his cute smile and how he looks into the camera. if i can't have him i guess i"ll let Pam have him.

2/02/2007 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally, totally in love with Jim! What a sweetheart. I bet his character on the show is not far from how John is in real life. Yummmmmmmmmmmy!

2/19/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took me until the second season to really fall in love with Jim. Everyone knows "that guy", somehow or another. You, know the guy that wants the girl so bad, would do anything for her, and the girl takes it for granted...until one day, he gets a girlfriend and then the girl finally realizes what she lost. Ugh....John, if you're reading this, I would never make you wait! Soooooooo in love with you! :)P dot S, good pickin' Rashida!

2/19/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GMMR wrote - B.J. Novak, who plays Ryan Howard (the intern) on The Office.
The Intern?! Was Ryan upgraded. We are only halfway through season 3 here in Australia and last I saw he was 'the temp'.

1/03/2008 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I watch each episode my crush becomes deeper. Yes I am another one who can't get enough of Jim and now John Krasinksi. I've lost count how many times I watched Casino Night's ending. We would all like to think John is a little like Jim and based on his interviews he does seem to have those qualities. Humble, nice guy, funny and a cutie. This definately rates as the best couple in history. Pam and Jim are perfect for each other.

1/03/2008 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wild about John and keep my eye out for a local just like him *blush*

-Blushin' in Canada

4/03/2008 12:34:00 AM  

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