Look, it’s Ryan Gosling, and he’s barefoot again! Although that’s kind of gross, I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed. Even if those big feet were covered in asphalt seeds and bits of broken glass that somehow came dislodged from the calluses of his heels, he could stay in my bed forever. Honestly. Even if he accidentally stepped in a puddle of God-knows-what, all he’d have to do is put some clean socks on and hop in.
It’s actually kind of amazing what clean socks can do for otherwise nasty feet. I was at the 2005 Mardi Gras and good GOD you should have seen my feet after an entire eighteen hours straight on Bourbon Street and the surrounding area. I’d unwisely worn open-toed sandals (it was my first MG, cut me a break) and by the time I’d gotten back to the hotel, I was so drunk and tired and full of jambalaya that instead of hopping in the shower like a good girl, I threw on a pair of socks and hit the sack. It’s not as if I was in the bed long enough to really gum things up – I think I only slept a total of three hours that particular night, ’til it was time to get up, shower, head to breakfast and do it all over again. And again.
So yeah. Right. Ryan Gosling could totally pull that sock trick with me, and I guarantee that I wouldn’t ever judge him for it. He’s too cute, and the pictures just make my heart so happy.
But then, it’s like, oh, look, Eva Mendes did another movie, and it’s called Girl in Progress. Is that anything like Girl, Interrupted? But no, I suppose it’s not. Here’s the official synopsis:
Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom. She is too busy juggling work, bills, and the very married Dr. Hartford (Matthew Modine), to give her daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) the attention she desperately needs. When Ansiedad’s English teacher, Ms. Armstrong (Patricia Arquette), introduces her students to classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to skip adolescence and jump-start her life without mom. While Grace becomes preoccupied with the increasing affections of her co-worker (Eugenio Derbez), Ansiedad enlists the help of her loyal friend, Tavita (Raini Rodriguez), to plot her shortcut to “adulthood”. But as her misguided plan unravels, Ansiedad and Grace must learn that sometimes growing-up means acting your age.
The trailer’s down below, but don’t worry – I’ve followed it immediately with another few photos of Ryan Gosling coming out from training. That should wash the bad taste out of your mouth. A little bit, anyway.