(Names have been changed to protect the identity of persons relevant to this post)

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It used to be : It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

It has now in the modern world turned into: It is a truth universally acknowledged that women talk about men, in the same way and same regulatory as men talk about women

Thanks to the power of HBO and a very popular show about four women in their thirties the tides have changed. The secret is out and yes it is true. Us ladies do talk about you men and sometimes not in a lady-like manner. Forgive us, but we can’t help it. Particularly if it is about celebrities. Everybody has their favourites. Everyone has their list (be it husband/boyfriend/intimate-relations) list. – we all watch televisions shows or movies and ‘ship’ a particular relationship (I ship it like fed-ex) or when things are going bad in the storyline that we’re are not happy  about it turning into (stop blowing holes in my ship) – more often than not, one of your celebrity crushes are involved in those ships – more often than not, a gal’s friends watch the same shows and ship the same ships.


Once upon a time there were two friends called Ava and Rita – whose friendship spaned decades – who were born a week apart and it seemed like they were perfected as one and broke the mould to make two. Both smart, both funny and both with killer fashion sense but most of all – the same taste in men – celebrities and everyday-Joes.  Rather than falling into the normal girl charade of (I-like-him-you-like-him, you-bitch) Ava and Rita embraced it. Whenever they found a new celebrity – they would share their discovery with one another – the comment would normally follow – ‘Oh my god, me too. I thought I was the only one’ or ‘Ooohhh, hello handsome’

On one faithful December night while Ava was watching her new favourite shows (Rita’s long-time favourite show) – they started discussing one of their celebrity husbands ( yes they share many) – the husband with the one in a million name. The following happened


Ava:  He looks good with shorter hair and the other guy looks really good with facial hair

Rita: They would both look good in a potato sack

Yes, fellas. Women do on occasion talk about you like your on display. Embrace it. Be flattered by it – because at the end of the day, it’s all in good fun.

Often we go out with our girls to brunch or dinner. Of course Channing Tatum or Ryan Gosling names will be uttered and it begins – the downward spiral  into – he’s so hot Did you see him in that youtube video – I would so leave my husband if he wanted me  – The things I could do to him  and on it goes. Youtube links are exchanged – photographs get sent to work email addresses and via pinterest and tumblr. Google search engines get sent into a spin   – we live in a celebrity age – and this is the effect on our lives. Rather than the dreadful blind date we had on Saturday night with that tool our friend assured us was a great guy – we talk about which member of the Chicago Fire cast, we most fancy.


As for Ava and Rita, they have just resided themselves to the fact that they will probably share a husband or two, but then again. Ava and Rita, have always had a bit of old Hollywood about them.



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