Friday, October 14, 2011

Tommy "Bright Eyes" Poole

Every couple has "their song."

I spent the majority of last Thursday in the Law library. At one point during the day I decided to migrate downstairs to get a sandwich. As I approached the counter in the law school dining area, it hit me like a glittery wave of 80's awesomeness... "I want to know what love is... I want you to show me..." I instantly came down with an uncontrollable case of the giggles.

Needless to say, I spent a fair amount of the afternoon letting Pandora feed me a never ending diet of hairspray, leather pants, and guitar solos. Naturally, my thoughts drifted to Tommy Poole.

Tommy is a special breed of man that appreciates majestic 80's love ballads as much as I do. We have spent the better part of a friendship sexting each other snip-its of Bonnie Tyler lyrics and enjoying Bon Jovi's music videos. There was even a brief "Jon Bovi" phase.

"Once upon a time there was light in my life,
Now theres only love in the dark.
Nothing I can say,
A total eclipse of the heart."

A true hero. I miss you buddy.

Oh, also Chelsea showed me this video. It's well worth your time...


  1. Haha.

    I'm just gonna swim to Seattle for a weekend. And we are gonna make it happen.

    We listened to this song a bunch this summer, another Bonnie Tyler masterpiece, both the music and the video.

  2. And I'll ad that that video, the 'literal' version, is, as far as emotional experiences go, somewhere on the scale with my second child's birth. Quite emotional really.

  3. It's true that video is WELL worth your time, again and again and again.

  4. I'm hoping to be there when David Alban Poole is born. So i can help judge which is more emotional.