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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Talk of swag, stock photos & other babble...

I still haven't deleted all the pics on my blog. *sighs* Still not sure what I'm doing about that. It's mostly my main page that will be a bummer. I know I can still use Nicu

<-- Nicu

because he's bought and paid for and yes, he did have a female behind him in the original. He looks better without, don't you think? :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

To blog or not to blog - that is the question

The title to this blog has been a serious question in my head for the last couple of days. There's been a lot of crap going on in m/m community but I'm not here to discuss that. If you know me, you know I'm emotional and some of the stuff going on is very emotion-invoking so I'm just keeping my head down and as usual, worrying about other things. This blog is one of those things or more precisely, how I'll go about handling what the following article says:

Blog: You can get Sued for using pics on your blog

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday night pretties...

Just wanted to post some pretties and share what I got in the mail today. I had a total squee-fest. They look so awesome. :)

In writing news - I've been doing 30 minute sprints (or WordWars) and have had good results. 3,464 words yesterday and 3,331 today all on Ali's story. :) Gonna try to keep it up.

In other news, I got my steroid injection in my knee on Tuesday and though it doesn't feel like the one I got before, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will work. It's certainly not a pleasant thing to go through. AND I've made some summer plans. I'm going to Vancouver for a week to see my daughter and for Pride then housesitting in Parksville, BC (it's on Vancouver Island) for four weeks all by myself. :) It's supposed to be a beautiful place and I'm looking forward to getting out of the city. And now, on to the pretties. :D

Aren't they awesome?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

RL Tragic Love Story - Bridegroom

I'm not sure why I hadn't seen this video before - probably because I generally have my head in the sand. But it's a must-see if you have any compassion and love in your heart.

It's beautiful because of the love these two men shared.

It's tragic because that love was ripped apart forever.

It's shocking because others can be so cruel, selfish and thoughtless.

It's incomprehensible (to me) how people can remain so tied up in their own beliefs that they refuse to swallow their pride during such a tragic event.

It's appalling (again to me) that people refuse to make an effort to gain even a morsel of understanding or at least a morsel of an attempt to understand and accept.

It's wrong that spending years with the one you love can be reduced to nothing so fast and make you seemingly disappear from that person's life.

It's beautiful and strong and powerful how the one remaining chooses to pick himself up, to move on and try to make a difference.

If you want to know anything more, please go to the website below where it talks about the movie Bridegroom.

Bridegroom - An American Love Story

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day of Porn offering - Just a Rat in a Cage - NC-17

Title: Just a Rat in a Cage
Fandom: Avengers, Thor, Thoroki
Pairings: Thor/Loki
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I own nothing and nothing is true.
Warnings: God-incest
A/N: Written for rykaine’s Day of Porn – and I’m almost on time. J

Music Monday - Goo Goo Dolls

I'm doing the Goo Goo Dolls for obvious reasons - I saw them on Friday and they were Goo-tacular. Best show I've seen them do in a long time. They were relaxed and John had a couple of giggle fits during a song. Robby was sock-footed as usual, and someone threw him baby shoes for his new baby. He was so happy - they both were just a joy really.

The Goos are working on a new album and have been around for, like, ever. Hard to believe John is 46 and still so damn pretty. That's all I'm gonna say. Goo Goo Dolls are a must buy, must see, top ten on my list. I'm including a couple of pics and vids I shot on Friday - not saying they're good because I'm shaky and keep putting my finger over the mic - but I think they're still cute. :)  Enjoy.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday at the movies

The Birdcage (1996) starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Diane Wiest, Gene Hackman, Dan Futterman and oh-my-god-I-love Hank Azaria. ~~ I can't count the number of times I've watched this movie. It's one of those that will come on TV and I'll sit and have to watch even though I have it on DVD too. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play off each other so awesomely and as cheesy as some people think it is, this movie rocks. Even though I love the main characters and their son (Dan Futterman), Hank Azaria as Agador (Spartacus) just made me wet myself. There are so many unforgettable lines in this movie and it will cheer you up when you really need it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Flashback Fridays - One Hit Wonders of the 80s

Flashback Fridays - One hit wonders of the 80s. You know there are a lot of them and when you hear the song you go "oh, I remember that - I loved that song" but generally you have no idea who the band who sang it is.

I'm playing this game called Songpop and I'll there'll be a clip to one such one hit wonder and it's on the tip of my tongue just who the hell sang it so here ya go - some of my fave one hit wonders of the 80s (I do have albums of some of these bands too and they weren't really one hit wonders but I just think they never got any radio play *

**disclaimer - I can only go by what dates I find so these might not be 100% accurate & there were so many more I could have posted - perhaps another time**


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday & this & that

I definitely have a few WIPs that need to be whipped into shape and I love that little pic. :)

Progress update:

Olympic Football: I finished and subbed my Olympic football story - it came out at 8000 words just between the 5 and 10k parameters. I think it's a sweet story and it shows I may have even learned something during all my Euro Cup watching because I actually used some football words. :) I think I'll hear next week whether it will be accepted for the anthology.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tattoo Tuesday - Bruno Spinelli

Maybe I should call this Tuesday - Tattooed-Musctacular Tuesday. ;)

Bruno Spinelli is a late twenty-something personal trainer and part-time model in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I don't know much else about him except he does have his profile on a gay dating site - which, yeah, could mean nothing. He's hot and built like a little brick shithouse that's been artfully decorated to compliment its stunning architecture. Okay - I'll stop there before I go off on some purple prose-like tangent. Enjoy Bruno. (and his adorable dog in some pics) He's a bit muscly for me but I love his tattoos and he has a killer smile. Don't you agree?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Music Monday - Kill Hannah

Kill Hannah - formed in 1993 in Chicago Illinois - word has it the band name came from Mat Devine's ex-girlfriend. I've seen them described as a band you either love or hate - there's no happy medium. I think they're awesome.

And speaking of awesome and of Mat Devine - yeah, I admit I might have started listening to them because of how freaking cute and adorable and weird and tiny he is (not to mention his awesome hair that just never does what it's supposed to), but I do love his voice as well - it's very unique. He's also freaking funny and you should totally follow his twitter and his blog Raccoon Society. The guy speaks his mind and lets others do the same. He's made of awesome.

But um... back to Kill Hannah. They've grown as men, as a group and in a musical way over the past few years as you can attest to in the videos. I guess you could call them more pop than rock but I personally love Mat's voice and lyrics so that's the hook for me. My kids still claim it has to be a girl singing that high - and yeah, he's tiny and looks like a girl sometimes, too. :D Anyhow - enjoy Kill Hannah.

Sunday at the movies

Sundays at the movies. New category to the repertoire of my blog that I will probably be unable to maintain like the rest of my categories. But I can promise to try.

I thought I'd share some of my favourite movies with you - and yeah, they'll probably all be gay - and no, I won't keep putting The Avengers or Thor over and over and over. *crosses fingers*

I'm not going to put them in any kind of order because that would completely destroy the OCD guy that lives in my head - trust me, it would be a logistical nightmare. So here we go - in no particular order (I have to keep telling myself that) - some of my fave movies. Feel free to share yours with me.
(PS This will be an on-going list. I'm not going to try to put them all at once (I hope - *smacks OCD guy*), in fact I'm going to put them as out of order as possible. :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sexy Saturday

A ton of random sexiness for a Saturday. Some are even clothed. Happy Saturday. :)

Joe just being... Joe. Joe = sexy.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flashback Friday - Bryan Adams

 Bryan Adams - born in 1959 (OMG) in Ontario, Canada - is one of Canada's most famous singer/songwriters. He was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia, as well as being on top of Canada and other places in the world's music charts for years. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame. In the 2000's he received the Alan Waters Humanitarian Award for numerous charities and was given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. So besides being talented, he's an awesome guy. And yes, he's still around and seems as pleasant and personable as he's always been. Bryan's first album came out when I was in high school and yeah, I totally crushed on him. His music and lyrics are emotional and powerful and that gravelly voice just makes me shiver. Still love the man. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My free read ~~Lazy Sundays~~ is out...& spontaneous Thor pics

<--Yeah, so this has nothing to do with the post but I could not resist Thor undies - I mean, come on. They're Thor undies! Not Chris Hemsworth undies but well... I digress.

*clears head of Chris Hemsworth in undies images* *bejesus*

Anyhow my free read for Love is Always Write is out now. You can download the PDF, ePub or mobi versions from the link below. Thanks to Megan, Sasha and Piper for helping me with that.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Music Monday - randomly random

So I'm wracking my brain for what group to post and there is just nothing zapping up there. Sooo I'm going to just post a few random songs and groups I've been listening to. If you like let me know and I can post more on said band. Or if you have anything you'd like to see me blog about - just ask. :)

Here we go - starting with Evans Blue - both these songs are on the album "The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume". The vids are only lyrics but the songs have been on repeat the past few days. Also, I may have posted some of these songs before or at least the bands.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Spain wins Euro 2012 - my last sports post ever

Sports don't usually get me excited - not even hockey and I'm a big ole Canuck. But there was only two maybe three complete games I missed in Euro 2012 and I'm so excited that "my" team won. Lol. 
4-0 over Italy. It was basically a run-away but Spain played perfectly. Awesome game. 

Just a few other pics with probably a common theme of Fernando Torres. :)

Happy Canada Day, eh...website update, blurbs & football

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canuckuckleheads and those who love us! I should be out celebrating but being a self-proclaimed most-of-the-time hermit, I am not.

My Canada Day will be spent watching the Euros 2012 final between Spain and Italy. Yes, I am addicted to this tournament - I even watched every game (at least partially) on my cruise. And speaking of my cruise - yes, I am due a blog post about it. The motivation just has not hit yet.