Last December a PR firm offered me a Jawbone headset. I said "Sure," and then made Chief "pick" the style, because I was positive he would want to use it to talk to me when he's driving home from work.
It arrived, and he ignored it for eleven months.
Then one night we were watching my new second-favorite show, Hawaii 5-0*, and both noticed that Intelligence Officer Cathy a.k.a. Steve McGarrett's badass brunette girlfriend, was wearing the same one.
Me: See? Cool Navy chick is wearing that headset. It's cool.
Chief silently cocks an eyebrow at me
Me: You're never going to use that headset, are you?
Chief continues to look at me sceptically
Me: Fine. I'll use it, and be Officer Cathy, and get to have hot sex on the beach with McGarrett and his awesome cargo pants.
Me: Does my headset make you want to "McGarrett" me?
Chief: No, it makes you want to get "McGarretted."
Me: Tomato-tomahto, just use an Aussie accent when you call me Cathy.
Me: Oh, I have to take this call, it might be McGarret asking me to re-route a top secret satellite to help capture an escaped prisoner.
Chief: That's a waste of time. It's an island. There's nowhere for a prisoner to escape to.
In addition to Alex O'Loughlin's evocative characterization of McGarrett, we're thoroughly enjoying the new Hawaii 5-0. The characters are (surprisingly) awesome and loveable, given the sophomoric level of the scriptwriting. We even, briefly, wondered if the local high school kids were literally writing the scripts, but then decided that was a mean thing to say about the nice students.
The Jawbone Icon headset? Works great, plus McGarrett's girlfriend uses it, or something like it.
We totally approve of the new Hawaii 5-0: Daniel Dae Kim = total eye-candy, Scott "Hawaii 5-2" (in reference to his height, credit to Chief) Caan is hilarious, and Grace Park is a refreshingly cute and real woman on TV -- she could totally be the younger sister of one of my friends.
And Alex O'Loughlin is rapidly edging out Nathan Fillion as my favorite Monday night crime solver. He can call me Cathy anytime, with or without his Aussie accent.
*Castle, starring Nathan Fillion, is my current favorite detective show on Monday nights, but Alex is of the Hugh Jackman "leggy-yet-burly Australian" mold of physical perfection. Nate? Well, lately his Man Weight Threshold has crossed into what I sincerely hope is a temporary visit to "Happy in a New Relationship Husky-ville." Let's just say Captain Tight Pants probably didn't squeeze into his Firefly uniform this Halloween.