Post #215

Anna Riley, wish number one

2nd February 2004, terribly early in the morning | Comments (33)

Poster for the film Keeping the Faith

I have a very clear idea of what my ideal partner will be like, and I’ve just seen an almost perfect representation of her in a film called Keeping the Faith. Jenna Elfman is the actress, Anna Riley is the character, and I am recording this here for the day I get my Three Wishes.

When Wish Number One (Anna Riley) is granted I shan’t want or need for anything else, so I am open to offers on my two remaining wishes. The best two requests will be filed away and I promise to ask for them should I ever free a Genie from a lamp.

So let me know, what’s the one thing you long for?

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  1. Ro:

    Cool, I bags Melody from Josie and the Pussycats.

    Posted 57 minutes after the fact
  2. Justin Blanton:

    Winona Ryder. :)

    Posted 1 hour, 59 minutes after the fact
  3. Chris Vincent:

    Let me be the first to admit it:
    World domination.

    But seriously, if we're going on the topic of famous women, I'd go with Jessica Alba. Not that there aren't plenty just as nice in my area.

    Posted 2 hours, 33 minutes after the fact
  4. Sparticus:

    The power of flight!

    Posted 4 hours, 35 minutes after the fact
  5. Jon Hicks:

    A good uninterupted nights sleep.

    But if thats not possible I'll settle for a scotch egg.

    Posted 4 hours, 42 minutes after the fact
  6. David:

    Someone has to do it:

    I'd wish for 3 more wishes. ;)

    Failing that, Angelina Jolie will do quite nicely, ta very much.

    Posted 4 hours, 51 minutes after the fact
  7. Roberto:

    I wish my luggage would be always the first one to appear on the conveyor belt at the airport. It's always the last one, in some kind of statistically-impossible conspiracy.

    (But perhaps that's because I like to check-in early.)

    Posted 4 hours, 59 minutes after the fact
  8. Tim:

    I'd like to be debt-free. Not rich; just a positive net-worth ;)

    Posted 5 hours, 20 minutes after the fact
  9. Tim:

    Oh, and I agree - I watched Keeping The Faith and thought "impossibly perfect woman!"

    Posted 5 hours, 21 minutes after the fact
  10. Sverrir:

    One Grumman Gulfstream for me please, with operating cash :)

    Posted 7 hours, 33 minutes after the fact
  11. Dunstan:

    Are there no ladies out there with a lust for something? Come on girls!

    Posted 7 hours, 56 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Nicole, ↓ Bianca Regina
  12. David Barrett:

    Are you asking for any old selfish wish or are you asking what woman do you think is hottest?

    If the former, enough cash to survive on would be pretty nice. If the latter, it's got to be Joanne Colan.

    Hottest woman on the planet.

    Posted 8 hours, 5 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  13. Dunstan:

    Any old wish, whatever people think they're missing in their life... a perfect partner, the ability to sing, cool hair, free croissants every morning, to own a newspaper, to live in Fiji... whatever :o)

    Posted 8 hours, 20 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ David Barrett
    Inspired: ↓ David Barrett
  14. David Barrett:

    I thought Fiji was under three feet of water. What are you going to do there, breed horses?

    Posted 8 hours, 29 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  15. Nicole:

    Girl wish: I would like to own a professional sports team (along with the operating cash of Ted Turner). I'm not too picky about the sport -- basketball, football (either interpretation), baseball, any will do. Well, maybe basketball or baseball is my preference, but, hey, they're your wishes.

    Posted 11 hours, 16 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  16. Scrivs:

    Keira Knightley (sp?). That's all a man needs.

    Posted 11 hours, 43 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Jordan
  17. Tara:

    Oooh yes. Angelina Jolie would do *very* nicely!

    But really my first wish would be to have the ability persuade anyone of anything I wanted them to believe.

    Then I could persuade Angelina Jolie to come home with me, Ted Turner to give me his $$ (he can keep his sports teams) and my husband to do all the dishes. And then my life would be perfect ;-)

    Posted 11 hours, 58 minutes after the fact
  18. Marc:

    Sort of related, one of the songs from the movie last night - Peter Salett - Heart of Mine - is very, very cool and has been stuck in my head all day with no complaints.

    Excellent movie all round. My one wish is more movies of this quality on TV more often.

    Posted 12 hours, 24 minutes after the fact
  19. Ryan Parman:

    I got a terrific feeling from "Anna Riley" too. I'd say either Anna Riley, or someone with her same personality, but with Britney Spears' body. Yummy.

    Posted 14 hours, 27 minutes after the fact
  20. Chris Carpenter:

    Free chips and salsa for life.

    Posted 15 hours, 18 minutes after the fact
  21. PrairieGal:

    At this point in a long bitterly cold winter, I'd take a summer day on my floating dock at the lake, a Val McDermid novel in one hand, beer 'n' clamato in the other. Failing that, I'll take Edward Norton.

    Posted 18 hours, 38 minutes after the fact
  22. Sian:

    To find my soulmate and bestfriend.

    Posted 18 hours, 58 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Sian
  23. Jordan:

    While I occasionally Jenna Elfman kind of obnoxious (and seriously, ma'am, eat a sandwich!), the Anna Riley character is absolutely adorable.

    Keira Knightley -- I'd definitely not be opposed to making her acquaintance.

    My wish, however, would be Alison Lohman (see Matchstick Men, Big Fish). Oh my, her face simply rends my heart to bits.

    Posted 22 hours, 49 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Scrivs
  24. Patricia:

    ok. gonna go with my child advocate instincts...end child abuse.

    and as a bonus for being so freaking nice... salma hayek please.


    Posted 23 hours, 30 minutes after the fact
  25. Bianca Regina:

    Ah - Tobey Maguire. Failing that - George Clooney. No, really.

    For a really serious wish, I'd ask for certainty. Just a strong, unshakeable conviction that the choices I made were the right ones. Surely that's a very girl-like wish, no?

    Posted 1 day, 7 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  26. Teller:

    The ability or knowledge to teleport (long distance relationships are kind of drag especially when she's so dear to heart). And to get rid of my lazyness. Pretty selfish :)

    Posted 1 day, 11 hours after the fact
  27. Sian:

    In addition to my alcohol fueled post I now include as many products as possible, the bigger the better.

    And in the lust stakes, Orlando Bloom with Brad Pitts well defined (knobbly) arms.

    Posted 2 days, 17 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Sian
  28. Hoppy:

    If i had a wish, i'd like to see Dunstan ride a BMX one more time!!! I've never laughed so much in my life!!!

    So my wish would be more laughter and less tears!! How philospohical of me!!

    Oh and Patricia, you'll have to share Salma Hayek, cos shes my favourite too!!!

    Posted 4 days, 7 hours after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  29. Daniel:

    Yeah, Jenna Elfman (or better: Anna Riley) is really a cute person! I like those girls that are both realistic and romantic! So, if you will ever free a Genie from a lamp and get Anna Riley, let me know!

    Posted 4 days, 10 hours after the fact
  30. Dunstan:

    Hopkinson, you seem to have a heavy hand on the exclamation marks, are you drunk, sir?

    And I'll have you know I ride with style and grace... that fall was... well, it was down to bad coaching. I think that was clear to everyone on the day ;o)

    Posted 4 days, 10 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Hoppy
  31. Gabe:

    Don't you remember the rules of wishes?

    "I can't make anyone fall in love" -Robin Williams

    (Sorry, last time I quote from anything made by _that_ company).

    Posted 1 week after the fact
  32. Camilo:

    As long as I am wishing, Deety from the Heinlein universe. Complete with time machine and swords.

    Posted 2 weeks after the fact
  33. Anna:

    I wish i knew what where you got the name Anna Riley, since that is my name. I typed it on a search just to see what would pop up, and found this. It's cool you like my name!!

    Posted 2 years after the fact

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