I Seriously Love Rashida Jones

Editor’s note: I’d just like to say that I’m not a crazy, loony, stalker-dude. I don’t have a Rashida shrine, or hear voices in my head — and I only use the word ‘destiny’ once in these writings. I’m just a guy with a legitimate crush on a woman who has no idea that I exists. Nothing crazy about that.

It began in 2004. I was enjoying an episode of Chappelle’s Show, when a sketch about a ‘love contract’ came on. The woman in the scene was mesmerizing. It resulted in one of those creeper moments, where I hopped on the computer, visited IMDB and tracked down a name for this gorgeous actress. At the time there wasn’t a ton of info about her. She had been on Freaks And Geeks and Boston Public, but besides that I was out of luck.

In 2007 I stumbled upon a movie titled The Ten. Paul Rudd was in it; I’m a fan so I rented it. As I’m watching there’s a part where this insanely good-looking woman appears. Again her beauty captivates me. I know who she is, and I felt like Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother, when one of his women from the past reappears in his life as if it’s destiny (annnd there it is).

From then on I consistently saw more of Rashida Jones. On The Office, I Love You, Man, The Social Network, Our Idiot Brother, and The Muppets. If you’ve ever seen her as Ann Perkins on Parks And Recreation, surely you can grasp her appeal. There are a number of engaging things I discovered about her over the years. A few in particular stood out, and increased my attraction:

1. She went to Harvard, which means she’s highly intelligent.

2. Quincy Jones is her father. How cool is that?

3. She’s the perfect, rare combination of elegant, talented, intellectual and hilarious.

Anyway, my adoration for Rashida has grown as I continue to see her work. On August 3rd, 2012 a film that she co-wrote and starred in came out. It’s called Celeste and Jesse Forever and I desperately want to see it. My dilemma is that I’m currently in Arizona and waiting patiently for the August 31st showing in my city. Yes, I have it all planned out, I suggest you do the same.

The point I’m trying to make is that Rashida is better than your celebrity crush. Don’t feel bad — perhaps you weren’t fully aware of her range of skills and overall loveliness — but now you have no excuse. You’ve been informed and you’ll undoubtedly go check out Rashida Jones and her body of work. Now if you’ll excuse me, I just discovered a series she did in the 2000s called NY-LON on Netflix, and I’m going to go watch it while plotting ways to make Rashida aware of my existence. TC Mark

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  • http://twitter.com/phishiphishi seaira kovach (@phishiphishi)

    if you’re interested in seeing her learn about her past you can watch her episode of Who Do You Think You Are, it was pretty interesting: http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/video/rashida-jones/1399929/

    • Claire

      yep saw that

  • http://www.lydspace.wordpress.com Lydia

    I have a level 1 and 2 girl crush on her. 1) why is she not my bestfriend and 2) why am I not her?

  • Jk

    Ahh I was just about to recommend Ny-Lon with Stephen Moynahan! It was on here in England years ago and was actually pretty good!!

    • Jk

      Duhh…Moyer. True Blood guy…you know the one.

  • Jack

    I can’t believe this is even an article on here. This is just literally someone going “I really think someone is hot.”. It’s not even intelligently woven into some other argument or topic. Great. Tell your friends, not the Internet.

    • anon

      Seriously. There is nothing of substance in this piece.

  • http://rachelemilywrites.wordpress.com rachelemilyb

    Well, her publicist is certainly aware of your feelings now. One step closer to recognition!

  • Michael Koh

    back off bro

  • http://twitter.com/alisonwisneski alisonwisneski (@alisonwisneski)

    OMG OMG OMG. I just had this conversation last night, there’s this super hot girl that I know that looks like her and I kind of die a little bit every day when we speak. Oy vey. Rashida. I love you.
    PS, it’s not just me – everyone on Parks and Rec dresses like a lesbian, right?

  • http://twitter.com/ritikaaaaar Ritika Rakshit (@ritikaaaaar)

    I totally know what you mean. She’s the ideal role model – ridiculously smart and hot.

    Let’s start a fanclub that isn’t creepy, make it so big that she one day finds out about it.

    I’m not really joking.

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