You’ve got to watch this clip. Sandra Bullock, American’s Sweetheart and award winning actress, stole the show when she appeared on Britain’s “The Jonathon Ross Show” this past Sunday. Seems back in her high school days Sandra wanted to impress a boy, so she taught herself the words to the 1979 hip hop classic “Rapper’s Delight,” by the Sugarhill Gang. Turns out it worked, and Sandra caught the eye of her boy at the high school dance. Sandra Bullock, rapper? Who knew? The best part about it is she is pretty darn good! The 49 year old actress, looking fabulous in black shorts and high heels (that only she can pull off and make look great), broke in to the impromptu rap at the urging of the show’s host. With a “Gimme some beats, yo.” Sandra was rapping like a woman possessed by Vanilla Ice, much to the delight of the audience. Could she be any more endearing?
But all this rapping-to-impress-a-boy talk got me thinking about the things we girls (and women) do to impress boys (and men). Personally, I am pretty much a “take me as I am” girl; I really don’t remember doing much to impress a boy. I remember going to hockey games because I knew a guy I liked would be there and that sort of thing, but that’s a far cry from my high school friend Lauren who started playing hockey to impress a guy and hated every moment of it. Nowadays, I impress my husband by mowing the grass or doing something else I don’t like to do. But on second thought, I don’t know if he is impressed or just glad he doesn’t’ have to do it himself.
But now is the time to spill it ladies. What have you done to impress a guy? Don’t be shy, it’s all among friends here!