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Mikey / March 27, 2008 1:14 PM

I crush on at least a few female riders each morning taking the Brown Line to work (between 7:25-8:00AM)...

I get on at Montrose, ladies. See you in the morning!!

Andrew / March 27, 2008 1:14 PM

Anonymous answers are OK... possibly even preferable.

Stomach Ache / March 27, 2008 1:26 PM

Whomever wants to clean my apartment in the next few days or so...

Eamon / March 27, 2008 1:33 PM

My wife! Hi, Swootie!

Hopper / March 27, 2008 1:42 PM

The man who brings me chocolates.

zoenotcool / March 27, 2008 1:47 PM

1. My husband -awwww

2. Misc. anon. females out and about town that have the style/look I wish I had

3. Anyone who can convince me that sunshine and warmth will return to the land someday!

4. Anyone who brings chocolate, laughter and good conversation into my life, even for 10 minutes.

David / March 27, 2008 1:58 PM

1. Gia.

2. The Stylish Female Lawyer Association of America, Chicago chapter.

3. The Magnetic Fields.

4. David Bowie; always David Bowie.

Eric / March 27, 2008 2:12 PM

paola antonelli, as seen in seed magazine a couple of days ago.

anyone who is living their life as opposed to simply surviving it.

annie / March 27, 2008 2:56 PM

Luke. And it's a pretty serious crush. We're hitched and all but I still stare at him like a I was a school girl. And I have a female crushes on a waitress and bartender at our local watering hole.

Gabba / March 27, 2008 3:13 PM

I have a "man crush" on Alex Rodriguez. I'd love to be him this Monday (when baseball season starts)

Yeah... I said it.

Brush&Floss / March 27, 2008 3:49 PM

My dentist. (Who has a girlfriend)

p / March 27, 2008 4:02 PM

cheryl burton. monique bond. sweet mandy b's employees. debra pickett. the cougar who asked if my french fries were "nice and hot and tasty," grabbed one, popped it in her mouth, winked and kept walking. Rosario Dawson.

Spook / March 27, 2008 4:08 PM

Lisa Madigan

Caffeine Free / March 27, 2008 4:10 PM

Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Have you SEEN his photo shoot with Claudia Schiffer in April's GQ?

Wow. All I can say is, HOT.

me / March 27, 2008 4:16 PM

my new neighbor, joe. this one could be a problem...

corinna / March 27, 2008 4:18 PM

Fictional Crush: Ray Smuckles.
Gay Crush: Stephin Merrit.
Even Less Likely Crush: co-worker #3.

p / March 27, 2008 4:29 PM

i second lisa madigan- and a quick look at a.g.'s website brings into the mix...Lizveth Mendez, Community Outreach Liaison for Attorney General. Wow. Complete stunner.

bgc / March 27, 2008 6:12 PM

1. the torontonian.

2. that short girl who won't talk to me any longer.

3. anyone i can't readily have.

CiPi / March 27, 2008 7:02 PM

The girl from I'm not even a lesbian!

PMan / March 27, 2008 7:25 PM

A certain girl at work. Our project involves reading a lot of documents, and I find myself gazing somewhat inappropriately when she has her head down reading them. She looked really good today.

kiki / March 27, 2008 8:18 PM

andrew bird. he can play my violin strings any time he wants.

tortor / March 27, 2008 8:48 PM

1. Nicky-boo. I'm comin', babe!

2. The mysterious, androgynous, multiracial chick who works at my corner bar

3. Anthony Bourdain. Who doesn't have a crush on the coolest asshole in the world, with the best job imaginable?

Jasmine / March 27, 2008 9:13 PM

Dear god, who don't I have a crush on? Seriously...

  • Kal Penn
  • Gerard Butler
  • Chris at the Genius Bar of the Michigan Avenue Apple store
  • Jack Yang
  • Ron Huberman
  • This 40-something gentleman with silver hair I've seen on the 156 bus

Elizabeth Bennet / March 27, 2008 9:28 PM

This guy who is going to grad school in Paris. I have known him while I was in apostgraduate program and we have always been pretty conversational. I just forget that he's pretty cool with everyone. I guess I just like to dream.

Leelah / March 27, 2008 11:26 PM

I have no crush, and having no crush sucks.
Does anyone have a crush for me? I need a crush!

anon / March 28, 2008 1:18 AM

Anthony bourdain

ap / March 28, 2008 6:40 AM

I have a crush on the girl that has a crush on Obama. Oh, and I guess I have a man-crush on Obama.

ap / March 28, 2008 6:41 AM

I have a crush on the girl that has a crush on Obama. Oh, and I guess I have a man-crush on Obama.

ap / March 28, 2008 6:42 AM

I have a crush on the girl that has a crush on Obama. Oh, and I guess I have a man-crush on Obama.

anon-female / March 28, 2008 8:07 AM

-- the married guy I met via "strictly platonic" on CraigsList. Tall & thin.

-- Eric the mathematician at the coffee house around the corner. Shorter & stocky, a nice body to cuddle with. But I think he's gay.

karen / March 28, 2008 9:00 AM

this guy that works on the 16th floor of my office building. i dont know who he is, or what he does, but he's adorable.

ab / March 28, 2008 9:04 AM

Eddie Argos.

anonsd / March 28, 2008 9:16 AM

This girl who bowls in my league. Cute and one hell of a bowler! Great style too. Each time she bowls over 160 I fall deeper and deeper.

And Naomi Watts. Always Naomi Watts.

bucky / March 28, 2008 10:24 AM

- a jazz drummer
- a man who lives in a trailer in a garage with his dog a rabbit
- okay, anthony bourdain, too, even though he's old enough to father me

Hop / March 28, 2008 10:39 AM

Caffeine Free (March 27, 2008 4:10 PM) said:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Have you SEEN his photo shoot with Claudia Schiffer in April's GQ?

---YESYESYES! I saw the shots and could not be more pleased. He's a dream boat. (Ever since 3rd Rock from the Sun...)

--- And my boyfriend. The bestest boyfriend in the world.

--- Doggies. All doggies.

Meems / March 28, 2008 10:39 AM

This chef at the hotel I work at who has the most beautiful eyes. I go into the kitchen as much as possible but he never really looks up. Sigh

D.K / March 28, 2008 11:40 AM

She is a burlesque performer who goes by "Miss Holly Wouldn't".

How futile.

Caffeine Free / March 28, 2008 2:21 PM

Hop-I didn't watch much of 3rd Rock, but after seeing Mysterious Skin, Brick and The Lookout, I'm a huge fan.

I'm also glad to know he's the ripe old age of 27...otherwise I'd feel slightly creepy...

Nicole / March 28, 2008 2:43 PM

Joseph Gordon-Leavitt is amazing. He is one of the few child actors that aged really, really well (and unexpectedly at that); unlike, say, Macauley Culkin.

I also have a girl-crush on Gail, the judge on Top Chef. She's so adorable!

jennifer / March 28, 2008 3:02 PM


Also, I second the Anthony Bourdain mention above. I spent about an hour today looking at google images of him.

I also have a crush on my boyfriend. But that's a given,

Mikey / March 28, 2008 3:03 PM

Serious crush for the past year on this girl I see smoking outside the building I work in everyday. Short, sexy, great legs and a large tatoo on her upper back which I only glimpsed once when she wore a low back blouse...

But I already have a girlfriend...

Carrie / March 28, 2008 4:23 PM

my boyfriend, of course....

and Barack Obama. Seriously, he's so hot.

I'll always have a special place in my heart for Leonardo DiCaprio b/c of Growing Pains, George Clooney b/c of Roseanne and Jude Law b/c well, he's hot. Oh and David Copperfield.

YAJ / March 28, 2008 5:35 PM

I second Barack Obama!

nick janquart / March 28, 2008 6:26 PM

I'm in love with the probonobaker girl who writes for drive thru.

Anon Female #2 / March 28, 2008 8:08 PM

I work with him (not directly) and we have been secretly dating for 6 months... it's something about a romance with a tryst that never lets you down... and keeps you crushing

Juiceman Jones / March 28, 2008 8:13 PM

Norah, the manager of the Jamba Juice at Clark and Diversey. She's super cute, always happy and seems very on the ball. Alas, the only words I have ever spoken to her are "16 oz. Orange-a-peel with a vita boost".

Baldeesh / March 28, 2008 8:29 PM

Well, there's that one guy that most of my friends know about, and he's either totally uninterested but way too nice to say so, or he's terrified by the thought of dating or girls or me.

I'm not sweating it.

Then there's that other guy that I'm inexplicably and intensely lusting after as of very recently. It's bizarre.

reenie / March 28, 2008 10:31 PM

My crush of the week was the former state senator Chuy Garcia. I saw him put on his glasses to take notes at a meeting and I was like "aw, how cute!"

fluffy / March 28, 2008 10:38 PM

I have a small crush on a guy that frequents the same bar I do. I think I came up with that crush just out of boredom, though.

Justin / March 29, 2008 12:52 AM

Dolores Chaplin.

Kay / March 30, 2008 9:07 AM

My husband. Hi, patootie!

veggie / March 30, 2008 12:13 PM

I second Anthony Bourdain. ...even though I'm vegan and he has a thing against us.

p / March 30, 2008 3:32 PM

ok maybe the bloodymary is wearing off and the hangover is setting in but...anthony bourdain? that dude is about as authentically bad-ass as James Frey. His whole steez is affected. His whole Leather Jacket and Smoking on Camera reeks of Marching Band Dude Tasting Freedom Where People Don't Know I'm A Tool. The bald dude who eats worm toenails or whatever is the Truth tho. Crush on him if anybody jesus get some taste.

Brandy / March 30, 2008 10:00 PM

I have such a hard-on for Mark

Paddy Considine, Eddie
, James McAvoy,
Daniel Burnham, Faythe
, Camilla Engman.

And I can't call it a crush, but I do have a strange fascination with Werner
Herzog. I love listening to his commentaries and I wish he read audio books
or I could get software the read anything as Herzog.

Hmm... maybe it is a crush.

Allison Lee / March 30, 2008 10:58 PM

Paul H. Siple

LV / April 1, 2008 10:57 PM

Holy hell. Thanks for the heads up on the JGL GQ shoot. Love him!

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