Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Carry Me!

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NICK Cannon AND MARIAH CAREY

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I like romance as much as the next person, but sometimes the whole CARRY ME thing seems a bit odd. Or is it just me?

My last boyfriend was a strong and burly man, and he used to pick me up every now and again. HORRORS. I am a big girl, and I didn't want him to hurt himself, and the whole thing just made me laugh and scramble to get down. So ridiculous. Maybe if I was a delicate little flower of a chick I would feel less silly about the whole thing? Maybe not.

54 comments:

Morgan said...

Okay, so I'm totally weird about being carried. I used to let my ex carry be, because it was much bigger than me, but now with my new bf (who is my height)... I'm weird about it and don't let him! So odd.

bananas. said...

i'm basically a midget and i still feel awkward being carried. i feel like i'm going to be dropped on my ass or my head's going to slam against the door side panel.

i do enjoy a good passionate notebook-esque kiss and cradle in the rain.

not gonna lie...

Tia said...

i hate being picked up...it always feels so awkward and a little dangerous. But I agree with Bananas...Ill take a little rain make-out session any day!

Ch√Ętelaine - The Garden Fairy said...

In the long-gone days when I was a lightweight young maid ( hihi) I loved it. The scene with Richard Gere always made me envious... and my first husband did me the favor to carry me often. Nowadays I would not longer appreciate this gesture. No way. Besides - it would not really _look_ romantic, to haul a 50+ something, statuesque woman to any place. ( hi hi again)
But I love to look at these romantic couples/pictures....

Dancing Branflake said...

It is so awkward! I mean, look at the face of the second guy. And she has no clue how he's struggling! I laugh because I don't ever think my husband can carry me.

Krystal said...

aww heidi used to be so pretty :(

Caroline said...

God NO! The whole carrying thing is weird...unless you break your foot and then actually have to get carried...

TERI REES WANG said...

I don't even let my Kahuna hold my hand!...but, I don't mind wrestling.

Alisa said...

I used to try to get my husband to carry me, I'd jump on his back. But we're past that now. Funny, the things you do when your young.

Pretty Little World said...

I don't like being picked up either - it always seems weird and very awkward. Maybe if I were only 5'2" and like 90 lbs. or something...

besswess said...

I love the scene with Kate and Alan. Best ever!
Even when I weigh eighty pounds less and stand 12 inches shorter, I still feel like a big blob!

g e o r g i a said...

My boyfriend picks me up when he hugs me, I think it's the best thing ever! Loved this post, makes me wanna hug you all, LOL

Char said...

we always worry about our body image so i get it about not liking it.

i never noticed how risque jane's leathers were....hmmmmm

but yeah...the scene in officer and gentleman always make me cry - so did sense and sensibility.

king kong made me cry - but for other reasons.

Iva said...

omg NO CARRYING!!! ugh. RUN!! lol. and my husband is a giant, and still it would totally bug. just seems silly for sure. Actually the last picture makes me think of us. hahahah KIDDING. Why does 'Mister I'll Save The Internet' look like he is struggling with a that little tiny feather of a body?

BUT...I will say that I think a piggyback carry is not the same as a superhero cradle! LOL

...love Maegan said...

i feel like an amazon and would rather not be picked up ...but I love this post ...and I often wonder how Nick picks up Mariah. I wonder it every time I look at the oddity.


Just last night I was falling asleep to a movie where your girl Hamster Face jumped into her man's arms ...and she seemed so tiny. I could never really, unless I was with a basketball player.

Cristin said...

I'm not a small girl either. The only time Hubs carried me was into an ER whilst I was passing a kidney stone. He bitched about how I hurt his back for days.

Kellie said...

I can't say I've ever really been offered to be carried around. :) My hubs has picked me up on occasion as a joke or something but it usually only lasts about 4 steps. Don't think I'd be a fan of being carried around unless I was drunk and couldn't walk. :)

Phoenix said...

I'm fairly small and light, so apparently I have "PICK ME UP" written on my (also small, sadly) chest somewhere.

Most of my guy friends at some point or another have grabbed me, hoisted me, swung me, or draped me. (wow, that sounds dirty.)

Seeing as how I've had a lifetime of experience with it, I don't mind it...but is it romantic? Um, not really. Unless my boy does it because we're making out on the couch and he decides to move to a better location.

Uh... I mean...

~KS said...

First off, the Mariah and Nick one bothers me for some reason. Like a lot.
I think the whole Notebook kiss style carry is one thing... did you see those two accept their MTV award for best kiss? Holy cream my pants hotness (excuse the descriptive language but you should know what you're in for if you watch it). HAWT HAWT HAWT. So I don't consider that being carried. A spontaneous leap onto someone to suck their face off in the throws of passion is one thing...
but yeah, being carried around. Not so much. I don't think I was even all about it when I was little... so at age almost 30, I think I should keep my own two feet on the ground.
Awesome post... you always make me laugh over here!!
And PS- I guess if Edward was going to carry me around in some tree though I wouldn't say no.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Vampires do it best! or big Gorillas?... or?... bah, don't know. Not so keen on being schlepped around anyway.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I kinda agree with you but if its in that right moment like in "Officer to a Gentleman" then he can carry me off to wherever he wants. lol. My last sorta boyfriend used to pick me up like you would a small child not the carry thing so it was just akward. If your going to be picking me up do it the Richard Gere way. lol!

C.B. said...

Only if my feet were out of commission for some reason. Otherwise, I like to stay on stable ground.

Tiffany said...

every single guy I ever dated and some that I was even just friends with, loved to pick me up and carry me. they thought I was like a doll or something. I hated it and to this day when hubs picks me up I yell and scream and kick until he puts me down.

Heather Taylor said...

Uh, not really a fan of being carried around, but if Ralph Fiennes wants to do it, then I'm definitely on board!

Brooke said...

Not really into it either. Not on a romantic level, anyway. Pretty sure I was carried a few times in college, but then again, I was usually semi-passed out, so that doesn't count.

Melissa Blake said...

LOVE these photos...sigh

Mrsblogalot said...

My husband stopped carrying me about ten pounds ago...

Ok 15


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Kitty Stampede said...

hahahaha....ditto to mrsblogalot.

i don't like it...it is only pull offable in a fantasy movie sense. otherwise it just looks juvenile.
i think carrying animals and little kids or babies is fine, but that's it.

Mel said...

Haha me too! I totally freak out when someone picks me up. I start flailing about and screaming :)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

If I weighed 100 lbs then go for it. Nothing worst then having your man pull his back out. However, it really was some kinda great in the notebook!

alissa said...

bleah im with you - im uncomfortable just thinking about it haha. im pretty sure my husband would sprain something if he attempted

♥Aubrey said...

My hubs always carries me!!! Well...i guess in the situation when you want to be...it CAN BE fun :)- Lol

Karena said...

I think it is so romantic!! carry me any time!

Karena
Art by Karena

fabulousfeefee said...

oh this is sweet! i love being carried by my big strong fiance. i feel protected and safe in his arms. takes me back to the cave man times :P

Kristin said...

Ryan Gosling can carry me away any day!

Carla said...

my poor boyfriend can hardly get me off the ground. i am with you. The carry thing is odd if you are not 40 kilos.. love the photo collection. I remember my sister and i watched an officer and a gentleman about 7 times when we were 15. CARla x

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh the controversy of being a woman! On one hand, it's sweet and romantic; on the other--wtf, you don't need to carry me, I can take care of and transport myself thank you very much! But Ryan Gosling is so ridiculously hot he makes me blush.

The Zhush said...

Hilarious! When I was about 6 or 7, I think I thought that was the most romantic thing ever! Haven't even thought of the concept since then, and now of course it seems utterly ridic! Love your take on things so much!

asweetcakes said...

I think guys like to carry girls because it stokes their ego. Oh look, i'm strong and manly. I've never been carried and thought it was romantic. I'm always scrambling and laughing hilariously. It is ridiculous lol

How are you doing drollgirl. Have i ever said great blog? Please never stop lol

Hanako66 said...

ha! i can't say that i've really been carried around much, but the occasional little lift is okay in my book!

vint junky said...

The only time i like to be carried is a piggyback home from the pub!

xxx

Lena said...

Gosh... Same here... I'm 5"11, and not exactly of umm tiny bone structure... I was making out with this guy at a party until he picked me up (I think he wasnt even my height...) and I was like hellzzz NO and left...

micol zanzuri said...

love it

E said...

I really think this is a dude turn-on more than a chick turn-on. My husband tried to do the whole Heidi-and-Spencer-carry-me-out-of-the-water deal in front of our friends one and I was like, "oh no, honey, we are not doing this."

Asylum Dolly said...

AAAAAAGGGGH! I'm with you drolldoll! I hate it! I have always hated it! When i was little , this horrible man picked me up and pretended like he was going to throw me into the river. I clung on to his shirt for dear life, as nasty fucking adults (thanks ma and pa!) stood around laughing at my terror.
No man is allowed to carry me! Not unless it's a fucking emergency!

Kathryn said...

I guess it is to prove the man is a strong and virile protector and to be romantic because he can literally "sweep you off your feet". It would also involve trust on the woman's part that he is not going to drop her so I guess it could be seen as creating intimacy.

I can only think of one time a fella ever tried to pick me up in my adult life and I didn't like it as it made me feel powerless and I can't say it was the least bit romantic or intimate - I really didn't trust him not to drop me.

Ela said...

bahahahaha, you may qualify me as a "delicate little flower of a chick" but I seriously hate everytime S picks me up. He tries to be romantic but I swear...forget hurting himself, he just ends up hurting me! His grip is too hard as he picks me up...I feel like an orange being squeezed.

Sam said...

Fantastic! Seeing them altogether like this makes it seem so silly! Maybe it's the whole retro baby thing?

creative kerfuffle said...

the hubs would do this occassionally when we dated, basically i think just to show he could. i might not mind it if i were a lithe, svelt thing, but i'm not. however, these pictures and movie scenes are incredibly romantic.

Anonymous said...

I wish a man would carry me! I'm a somewhat big girl too and always wish I was that little waif thingny and guys would pick me off the floor... It's weird most tiny girls in the comments seem to say they don't like it. Maybe if it was done all the time, but once in a while, it would be nice.

wool and misc said...

haha! i like being carried, it's fun.

data recovery Miami said...

Thanks, but no, thanks. Nobody gets to carry me but my own two feet, and that's the way I like it.

chloe said...

i think the most interesting point of this post is: nick cannon can carry mariah!?

hope505 said...

...that is so funny. No, you do not have permission to pick me up, guy. *haha!* The only exceptipon is swing-dancing, and then you know it's coming:
guy: "hey wanna do that one lift?"
you: "yeah let's go for it!"
~ whee! ~
otherwise...NO!! Even if I was small ( I am not) I'm one of those struggly, kicky, wiggly, not-to-be-picked-up-on-the-spur-of-the-moment-girlies thankyouverymuch. *heh*