Me, just now: Julie, may I please have permission to post a photo of Ryan Gosling on the set of his next movie, “Only God Forgives”? He has gotten quite buff for the movie and looks very handsome and it’s been such a long time since I just posted a little picture of him. And I’ve been sick. It might make me feel better.
Julie: Sigh. Fine.
Me: &#%$ YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the last month, I have not watched any Ryan Gosling movies, even though one night, “The Notebook” and “Blue Valentine” were on at the same time. I haven’t clicked on any links with his name in the headline. Save for my Goservention update posts — and this one, which Julie gave me permission to write — I have not written about Ryan at all on The Frisky. As a result, I’ve started to see the appeal of other men, both famous (Michael Fassbender in “Shame”) and not-so-famous, and have gotten back in touch with who I am without a Ryan Gosling obsession. The other day, Jessica said to me, “It’s been good for you. It’s been good for all of us,” and I kind of wanted to tell her to shut her piehole, but then I realized she was maybe right. Maybe taking a break from Ryan Gosling was good for me. Maybe I had turned a corner and would never … would never need him again.
All of that positive thinking changed this morning, when I read that Time Warner Cable -- my cable provider! — would be making eight of Gosling’s films available On Demand this month, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Keep reading »
So, it’s Day 5 of my life without he who I am not supposed to name but for SEO purposes will name just twice, once in the headline and once here RYAN GOSLING. Last night, I took my first bath without him. By that I mean, I took my first bath, basking in candlelight, drinking wine, without catching up on gossip about him on my iPad. It was hard, but I did it. Continue with me on this journey via the video above. (Please note: this video is SFW.)
At first I felt betrayed. And then I felt smug. This would be a piece of cake going cold turkey! No problem! I don’t need Ryan Gosling. I can go without. But then I started to realize it might not be so simple. Experience all of these emotions — and more! — in my first video blog following my coworkers “Goservention.”
Surely you have noticed that our fearless leader Amelia has a little bit of a thing for Ryan Gosling. We feel that it might have gotten out of control in recent weeks (months/years) and it might finally be time to act. Inspired by our favorite television show, “Intervention,” and our favorite recovering addicts/interventionists Candy Finnigan and Jeff VanVonderen, we’ve decided to stage a Ryan Gosling Intervention, hereafter referred to as “The Goservention.” It’s time for a New Year, New You — Won’t you join us in supporting The Frisky and Amelia as she takes these next important steps in her life?
As your friends and colleagues, we feel it’s time that you take steps to fight back against the crippling addiction that has overtaken your life. We are speaking of your obsession with Ryan Gosling and all Ryan Gosling-related news, photos and information. If you don’t get help soon, we fear it may be too late. We understand that “Drive” was a very good movie. Also, that he broke up a fight on the street that one time. And yes, he has a cute dog.
But your Ryan Gosling addiction has gotten out of control. And it has affected our lives negatively in the following ways:
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