The Vow

Channing Tatum keeps popping up everywhere I go. Not that I’m complaining, mind you, but I found it interesting that right after I wrote about him HERE a few weeks ago, I began cyber stalking discovered he is going to be in a movie next weekend called “The Vow” that is unequivocally the love child of “The Notebook” and “Dear John.” Oddly, it’s not adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel. Instead, it is based on a true story.

Here…watch this:

A few days later, my friend Julie shared a photo with me on Pinterest from a girl named Theresa who tacked this on her bulletin board:

Can I get a collective AMEN from the peanut gallery?

Quick tangent: Let’s gloss over the fact that the intriguing message is sprawled over six very important aspects of the photo and concentrate on two other clues that make this picture potentially mind blowing.

1.) He appears to be sporting a mighty masculine belt buckle and B.) Could it be that he’s holding a pair of boots? I’m going to assume yes on both accounts. Cowboy take me away!

After first, second and third glances, I think it’s appropriate to agree with Theresa’s conclusion. Don’t question the man. Just be his wife woman!

But then we learn that she thinks she’s still engaged to this guy:

BE STILL MY FELICITY LOVING HEART! Y’all…it’s Ben freaking Covington! Where has he been for the last decade? Curses to “The Vow” for making me question Rachel McAdams’ ability to choose between hot and hot. It’s not like she hasn’t done that before:

Of course, being the romantic that I am, I will always root for true love. Sorry Ben. Call me Lon.

If you don’t care to admit that you secretly own “She’s the Man” or “Step Up” and would like to familiarize yourself with Mr. Tatum’s acting chops, I suggest you check out his debut on Saturday Night Live tonight.

I have a feeling this episode may have a permanent place to live on my DVR if he really lets himself go and isn’t intimidated by live television. Or he could take his shirt off. Whatever.

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February 4, 2012 12:39 pm

If you like Channing as a cowboy, you need to see StopLoss. Yum and yum!!
It’s an army movie with Ryan Phillipe who gets wrongfully shipped off on another tour to Iraq but Channing is one of his hometown buddies. The movie is okay, but the scenery is worth watching!!

February 4, 2012 1:42 pm

yay for Ben!

February 4, 2012 3:49 pm

Oh my goodness, Lincee!
YOU crack me up- I am literally crying reading this last post. Thank you for the JOY of laughing out loud and crying!
Don’t even really know who Channing is (sorry, but I don’t really- just seen him in People) and the Vow looks really sappy (The Notebook the book was awesome, but other Sparks books are too predictable)… with all of that said (did I confess to much for you to ever like me, Lincee? Lincee?)-
I will definitely be watching SNL- this guy is FUNNY & has great timing and has a nice mmmmm jaw line 🙂

February 4, 2012 4:05 pm

the Rachel McAdams’ character having to choose reminds me of Sweet Home Alabama. Reese’s character had a tough choice as well…Josh Lucas or Patrick Dempsey!! Both characters were extremely likable.

February 4, 2012 4:17 pm
A good interview with OHCH’s baby blues… enjoy!

SGT Cole
SGT Cole
February 4, 2012 6:00 pm

The Panda will not deny that this dude has his s#@% together in the looks department, but ladies LISTEN TO ME:


This is radical, I know, but just give you damn little monkeys a normal freaking name. “Ed, Jim, Robert” – those are real names for real men. Name you kid “Tristen” and don’t be suprised if he comes home from school beaten and bruised, and then 15 years later, with his “life partner” Ashton or something like that.

February 4, 2012 8:03 pm

Now even more excited to see The Vow! I didn’t know Ben Covington was in it, oh how I loved him on Felicity and have missed him!!

The name Channing doesn’t look like it has held him back any….

SGT Cole
SGT Cole
February 5, 2012 2:00 pm

I am trying to follow your logic here – you are saying that succeeding in spite of having an idiotic name fresh out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel is an endorsement for having an idiotic name?

Ted Williams, Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, – all successful people (I know the last two are perverts, but bear with me here). How on earth did these men ever become successful in their chosen professions without a “special” name from mommy?

February 5, 2012 4:36 pm

I love him and “She’s the Man” is one of my favorite movies!!

February 5, 2012 11:13 pm

Truly an excellent post!!! Terrific work!!!

February 6, 2012 12:52 am

Okay, Sgt. Cole…am I to understand you have never seen “Legends of the Fall” with Brad Pitt as….Tristan??? He is THE manliest guy in it. Lincee, ladies, can I get an “amen”?

Recently, my son, Tristan…was voted “Manliest Man” at his school. At sixteen he has all the girls standing in line, calling and texting. He was also voted “Most Athletic”. My twenty six year old female neighbor, proclaimed him, “Hot, I am sorry but he is!” Of course he does have a mighty six pack already. He also has a heart of gold. 🙂

February 6, 2012 9:38 am

I didn’t know who Channing Tatum was either Janet. But that SNL clip was hysterical!

February 6, 2012 9:51 am


The couple that this movie is based on live in my town! Farmington, NM! I kept hoping they would do a big red carpet premier with Channing and Rachel, but no such luck.

I’ll just have to settle for watching on the big screen.

For those interested, the real life couple’s names are Kim and Krickett Carpenter. They wrote a book called….The Vow and were on numerous TV shows.

February 6, 2012 11:56 am

Sgt. Cole, I was just simply stating that regardless of having what you consider an “idiotic” name doesn’t seem to have held him back or had the results you suggested it might. I also did not state or suggest any life results of having a “normal/un-special mommy” name. Your soap box not mine. Just gonna go back to enjoying the fun of the post.

February 6, 2012 12:29 pm

Lincee, what hotties! Are you going to the movie on the night it opens? Thanks for making my Monday great with real men…at least it makes up for when I watch Bachelor tonight and see poor Ben trying to be a man. Help us now!!!

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