It’s miserable across the Northeast, and while some of us may very well be confined indoors, that doesn’t mean our imaginations are confined to the four walls. So without further ado, here’s The Root’s #BlizzardBae 2015 list—aka 14 people with whom we’d love to be snowbound.
Obvs. You knew a bae list without Bae-yoncé just isn’t possible. (No matter how overplayed our editors think she is.)
2. Idris Elba
Hi, Idris. Can we just rub some shea butter on your salt-and-pepper beard? You know … to help keep it moisturized. It is winter, after all. Thanks.
3. Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita, we just want to listen to your adorable laugh while practicamos español juntos, tal vez?
4. Charles Michael Davis
Unf … you don’t need to do anything. Just come over so we can stare at you.
5. Ava DuVernay
The perfect bombshell mix of brains and beauty. Hard to imagine being anywhere close to bored with you in the room, even if we were stuck inside with mountains of snow.
6. Joan Smalls
Rumor has it that she’s a notorious prankster. Sounds like the perfect companion to pass away a boring old snow day with.
7. Cookie Lyon
Not Taraji, per se. Cookie. We just want her to teach us how to slay like she does. Cookie, can you spend the snow day teaching us how to concoct that fierce red lipstick out of your enemies’ blood?
8. Kevin Hart
Maybe not your typical #SnowDayBae, but Hart will definitely have you doubled over in laughter. Plus, as much as he’s been working out, he’s basically one of those dudes from 300.
9. Uzo Aduba
Another funny gal with brains and looks, too! Aduba always has jokes, and we’re totally about that life.
10. Janet Mock
So flawless, so graceful, so intelligent and so popular. Admit it: If we got to spend our snow day with her, you’d be jealous.
11. Mychal Kendricks
After Rihanna declared him her #mcm (man crush Monday) last year, we’re definitely crushing, too. We could totally run over some “football plays” during the blizzard, Mychal.
12. Jesse Williams
Hey, there, Dr. Avery … we have a problem you might need to check out. And a question: Why you so fahn? But honestly, aside from that, Williams’ social commentary has been on point. We just want to stare into those baby blues while you tell us how to heal America’s racial divisions. Warm us up, Jesse.
13. Russell Wilson
Another footballer we wouldn’t mind running plays with. Best person to learn from, really—after all, isn’t this his second time in a row going to the Super Bowl? It’s strategic, really. We just want to learn, Russell … promise.
14. Scott Foley
Better known as Jake from Scandal—or, perhaps, #WhiteBae. Honestly, it’s easy to see why Olivia Pope always hits him with the lip quiver … wouldn’t you?