Thursday, February 05, 2015

Just Because: Timothy Olyphant

It’s no secret around our house that I have a deep and abiding crush on Timothy Olyphant, of FXC’s Justified. He is swoon-worthy; he’s hot in jeans and a cowboy hat and hot in a tuxedo, and everything in between. 

And I drive Carlos crazy because I need to watch Justified by myself, you know, in case there’s a shirtless scene, or an underwear moment, and I need to back up the DVR and watch it again. But Carlos knows, and he’s good with it … unless Timothy Olyphant comes to South Carolina, because then all bets are off.

Anyway, Olyphant just gave an interview to Bon Appétit — another reason I adore him, I mean, no People, no Us, no Life and Style … Bon Appétit — where he talked food, and stuff … like his morning routine: 

“Coffee/espresso/cappuccino is a big part of it. I enjoy it, and if I don’t hand my wife 
a coffee by a certain point, I won’t live to 
see the rest of the day, so it’s important in that respect. I’m the barista at the house. … I’ve taken a 
milk-art class; I can put a heart on top of the cappuccino. I’m very proud of that.”

Cheesy Joke Alert: let's just say that if I walked into my kitchen one morning and found Timothy Olyphant working my espresso machine, the cappuccino wouldn't be the only thing with a heart on.

And he loves a good rice cooker … for oatmeal:
“A rice cooker has changed my life. The overnight-oatmeal deal is a big win at the Olyphant house. … That’s been a big part of the pleasure of the morning—coming downstairs after the oatmeal’s been slow-cooking all night, with bananas and whatever else you want thrown in. For all you oatmeal lovers out there, it’s the greatest thing in the world.”
I may have to enact the Olyphant Oatmeal Plan around here because it sounds really good … and then I can picture the two of us sharing a bowl of oatmeal.

But what does he like to drink, as in, what should I serve when I kidnap him and keep him in my basement. I kid; no need to call the FBI, we don’t even have a basement, but we do have a lovely guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, Timothy.
“The regulars are red wine, beer—usually from Mexico—and whiskey. Good ole American whiskey. When I get home late from work, I tend to pour some whiskey over an ice cube. The important thing is that I drink something [because] I’ve got three kids.”
Well, I know I can keep him in red wine and Mexican beer; hell, I have my own Mexican Beer Sommelier to work with, but then he begins to talk about himself, and reveal himself a little more and, well, … swoon. He talks about always seeming to play “manly” characters, like a cowboy, a sergeant, a U.S. marshal, and when asked if he eats like a man … swoon … he says:
“I like to think that I eat like man and cry like a little baby. There’s a quiche joke in here somewhere.”
And then he talks dining out … uber expensive restaurants and fresh pepper or parmesan:
“I’ll admit a little something: If I go to one of those hotels where there’s like a $50 omelet, I’m taking the silverware home with me. I’m not saying it’s right. I just feel like it’s an unspoken agreement where the mug and the silverware are just part of the deal. [And] if you’re at a restaurant and someone asks, “Fresh pepper?,” the answer is yes. When people shake off the fresh pepper, they clearly have no interest in living a full life. Same thing goes for grated Parmesan. Why would you turn that down?”
Why would I turn that down?


Hot, and funny and sexy, a foodie and totally adorable. Seriously, Carlos, if he shows up in South Carolina all bets are off.


the dogs' mother said...

The man knows his food!

Bob said...

And oh so much more! =)

Judith said...

He's gorgeous all right...that poster for Justified where he's sitting with those long legs stretched out and his hat over his eyes...gets me every time.

Thanks for the link, loved the interview.

Biki Honko said...

He is one adorable, handsome, sexy man. I think he induces sex starved sighs and wishes where ever he goes.

Greg said...

Have you checked out the movie Broken Hearts Club? He's the lead and does a fine job of playing gay.

Mark in DE said...

"...the cappuccino wouldn't be the only thing with a heart on". LOL!!!