The Boyfriend of the Week

Okay, I've been waiting for this one for awhile, it just took me this long to find decent pictures of him. This week's Boyfriend is Morgan Freeman. Gosh, now that I'm here and he's here and we're here together, I hardly know what to say about him. Morgan is amazing. Not only is he handsome in a very classical sense of the word (i.e. not just a sex-pot), but he's also extremely sweet, incredibly talented, and just plain ol' smart smart smart.

Example, his character from The Shawshank Redemption, "Red." I'm not sure I know how to effectively explain what was so great about Red, but if you've seen the movie and heard his speech at the end when he finally gets up the nerve to go find Andy, you know exactly what I mean when I say there's just something about Morgan Freeman that is a great comfort. I've probably seen the movie twenty times and I still cry during that speech.

Maybe it's his voice; I could listen to him talk for hours and not even hear what he was saying. And the best part is that that would be a waste! Because what he says is brilliant! I don't mean just movie script lines either, but real-life lines. Go look him up on the Web and see for yourself! I'm not doing ALL the work around here.

Morgan was also great in Seven and even in the new not-so-great movie Kiss the Girls. It just makes me want to give him a big hug. And maybe a nice little peck on the cheek. Or the forehead. Or, well, you get it.

The other thing I love about Morgan Freeman is that he's married. And he's been married for a really really long time to the same woman. Isn't that refreshing? So, like, I don't want to break them up or anything like that. In fact, Morg's a little too old for me, so I don't even want an official kissy-kind of date with him. I just want to be close to him. And maybe have an hour or so of conversation. Actually, what I really want is to be important to him. Isn't that the best? When someone you care about needs you around? I love that feeling.

Especially when it's from someone so damn good-lookin'!

So, I guess what I'm saying is that this week's Boyfriend isn't really a boyfriend. Like, I want to kiss MacGyver from head-to-toe, but I just want to be Morgan's best friend. Friends can be a lot more fun anyway, don't you think? I could go hang out with Morgan during the day, for example, and then come HOME to MacGyver. Boy, wouldn't that be great? Especially that last part about MacGyver! (I'm in the book, Mac!)

MacGyver Factor Score: 98%. What this score should say to you is this: I love MacGyver for his intelligence and personality. Only 2% of my love for MacGyver is pure, unadulterated lust. That's why Morgan gets a 98%. I don't feel particularly lusty about Mr. Freeman, but I do want to take him out for dinner and get him drunk so he talks and talks and talks and doesn't remember what he's not supposed to say.

P.S. Morgan has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has never won. That right there is enough to tell you the whole thing's a sham. He deserved it for Shawshank and in my mind he got it, too. Morgan, you are great! I will watch every movie you're in from not until you quit making them. AND I'll even pay full-price! Love, Meg.

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