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Yoann Gourcuff, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Messi live tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow is an International Fifa date and there are multiple international soccer matches to tune into but I am only really interested in France vs Brazil, Portugal vs Argentina, and Germany vs Italy. First off, after the mess that was the French team in last summer’s World Cup, the new coach, Laurent Blanc has returned the blues to their winning ways. The darling of French football and my favorite player right now, Yoann Gourcuff, will have the opportunity to shine against Brazil. His form lately hasn’t been up to par with his 2009 exceptional season that saw him win the French Player of the Year award, Best goal of Ligue 1, and comparisons to the great Zinedine Zidane. Nevertheless, the kid has enormous talent and I wish him all the luck in the world for tomorrow’s match which should be more than exciting. It would more than make my day if he scores and proves all his criticts and the media wrong…

 

Cristiano Ronaldo will again get the chance to battle it out with his La Liga rival Messi in a match against their respective nations. Currently tied at 24 goals each they are currently the world’s best players. Real Madrid having lost miserably in their last battle is a reminder of what Ronaldo must be psyching himself up for. Personally I think both players have their strengths and weakenesses, I’m not gonna be one of those fanboys who picks one or the other and either complains that Messi isn’t a complete player, or that Ronaldo is arrogant… eghh you don’t even know how much bullshit people will comment with these two. Neways, Ronaldo and his supreme speed and technique are single-handedly keep Real Madrid alive and Messi is pretty much unstoppable especially when defenders resort to stabbing helplessly to take back possession. Should be an interesting match assuming they actually put out for their countries like they do for their clubs!

 Germany versus Italy should also be interesting in the fact that Germany was deadly this past World Cup and Italy not so much. I will definately be on the look out for what players like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mezut Osil, Cassano, and others will bring out… Last time these two met was in Germany 2006  and Italy came out alive after 2 goals in extra time…

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Falling in love with Logan Lerman…

Just found out that Logan Lerman is playing D’Artagnan  in the new Three Musketeers movie due out this October. I was about 12 years old or so when I remember seen him play the role of Mel Gibson’s son in the Patriot as well as a younger version of Mel in one of my favorite movies, What Women Want and immediatly wanted to be just like him haha lame right. Logan is definitely boy next door material and seeing his gorgeous self today in a clip with Jessica Alba really made my heart melt. Yea he’s not exactly like most of the models I post on here with his slim physique and pale complexion, nevertheless, he seems like a very down to earth guy and a cute one at that.

Other Movies he’s in (some that  I should def check out!): Percy Jackson and the Olympians, My one and Only, Meet Bill, The Butterfly Effect, and 3:10 to Yuma

Logan Lerman poses for Jessica Alba in Lingerie...

Now if only he was playing for my team… Still, he is a great up and coming actor and I wish him the best. =)

Watch the clip below and see if you don’t fall off your seat laughing…. by the amount of comments, it seems like im not the only guy in love!

o and here’s another video I came across! =) wish I had just one of these moments to cherish<3

 

“I go to church now” Gloria from Modern Family

There... I go to church now!"

I have never been much of a TV person and most shows I watch at random times just to deal with the boredom at least until I can figure something better to do with my time. Occasionally though, a show comes on that intrigues me enough to watch it more periodically like the following: Desperate Housewives (mostly to catch a glimpses of Andrew Van de Kamp and Ryan Carnes), Will and Grace (cause it was funny as hell), Third Rock from the Sun, and That 70’s show. This year though, and part of last year, I became hooked with Modern Family. At first I passed it off as another show that I would make fun of and take mental notes not to watch but after seeing Sofia Vergara’s character, Gloria, I found myself actually enjoying and laughing hysterically at the predicaments she gets herself into (some because of her thick sexy accent) and the way she gives the show life and Latin spice. In one episode, my favorite, she can’t stand the neighbor’s incessant barking dog and takes matters into her own hands.  Her husband Jay intercedes, after a confrontation with the neighbor and his suddenly missing canine, who counters by complaining about a parrot who doesn’t seem to stop squawking. The following scene inter-cuts instances where Gloria’s calls for her husband Jay seem to sound more like “YAy” or more specifically that of a parrot.  Next Jay tells a storied tale of how growing up in Colombia has left quite an impression on Gloria, because of how she “deals” with rats… “see first you smash it and then you cut the head off, I go to church now!”she says, all the while Jay follows with, “she left the head out there to send a message to the other rats.” These and multiple other scenes made me fall in love with Sofia’s character. Of course her’s is not the only family in the show. The gay couple, specifically Camron, is act by himself and Phil and Claire’s kids are a riot and give the show a point of view that most family shows never portray… That Phil and Claire are a hot mess and though they mean well, they pretty much trip all over the themselves all the while trying to be model and “cool” parents. All in all, the show is the perfect distraction, most especially when you get sick of Sammi the not so “Sweetest Bitch” and Ronnie who somehow still seem to be together in the Jersey Shore!

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Stunning! Sofia and her Gorgeous son for Got Milk!

Bring on the New Year… Lachowski style

Francisco Lachowki's Perfect Pecs... Almost there 😉

Alright, so it’s almost February but nothing really seems to have changed. I could bitch and moan about how I am still single, still searching for a good job, and debating about going for a another degree or graduate school. Nevertheless, I will instead talk about more positive topics. Ever since graduation I have not been able to hit any sort of gym or university rec center, but working out at home has its payoffs! Around this same time last year I would spend the majority of my time in the gym working it up and driving the 20 minutes to my university rec center in the cold and snow. Now I have come to realize the benefits of the most simple workouts that don’t require a gym or multiple equipments and changing rooms. My favorite machine at the rec was this incline bench for working out the pectorals. I started at about sets of 30lbs and gradually worked my way to over 170lbs in about a year with only gradually gain in muscle tone. Push-ups, usually the first exercise you learn in 7th grade gym or earlier seems like the one you first forget when you start working out at a gym. Little did I know that it is probably the best exercise for building muscle tone in the chest region. I would like to first state that during my younger years I hated them. The though of doing more that 20 during gym class was like asking me to undergo torture. Alright, not exactly, I was always an athletic kid and slim so erase those images that you might have gotten watching “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” or more personal memories, I loved doing sit ups and running and playing soccer in  my backyard. With all the free time during winter break I focused solely on this and painfully increased the number I could do in 3 or 4 sets to about 45. Needless to say I am more than happy with the definition I gained in about a month or so! I still miss the gym and its resources but I see no reason to join one any time soon. Bring on the spring and the outdoor running and with some work I will be in the best shape of my life, and maybe just maybe my luck will change for the better.

Obw if you can’t tell Francisco Lachowski is my inspiration! =P

Wow that Smile!

 

Lance Lundsten

 

Lance Ludsten

Ever since the tragic deaths of various gay teens during the latter part of last year people have become more aware of a problem ever-present in our schools and the harmless victims that succumb to it. Still, just this weekend another beautiful young teen decided to take his life just months from his high school graduation. Lance Lundsten, an 18 year senior in a Minnesota high school is now the latest victim of fellow peers  and society that somehow cannot accept the fact that we exist and find it hard to understand how words and hatred can lead others to the unimaginable. These young people, some as young as 13 and 15, had their whole lives ahead of them. It is so sad that people can’t accept others for who they are and instead turn to bullying and aggression as a way to channel their own fears. I am grateful that such things never really came to affect me during my high school years partly because I didn’t really come out till the start of college. Nevertheless, part of me feels immense amounts of sympathy and pain when I hear about these events and especially when I see the beautiful faces and pictures of individuals that could still be here with us.

Love on the rocks…

This song just does not seem to leave my head and last night I even dreamt it came on in my imaginary radio of my imaginary apartment… Now I attest to the simple fact that this never happens to me. Nevertheless, I am up early and raping the repeat button on youtube and signing way too early in the morning of this cold snowy day! I know the song has a hidden message in it can anyone tell me? Wait a clue… the title itself refers to my favorite way to have my Stoli or Belvedere. Now lets not get ahead of ourselves, clearly this isn’t your regular love song. Where else do you hear the lyrics flow like a drink being poured and give you the same feeling of numbness such as love. At the same time things start to mellow out and your back where you began…. so trajic but true! Eventually, you’ll just end up trying to get things out of your system for better or worse…. Listen for yourself and see if you don’t feel the same, although maybe it’s just me being my humble sad self… =/

Call me by your name…

Andres Aciman’s first novel is one that took me away last summer. Away from boredom, from a depressing love life, and the dread of having for the first time in my life, summer college courses. I know what you’re thinking, though reading might not be number one on your to do lists I can assure you it was the best two weeks I spent fantasizing about living and falling in love in the Italian Riviera. Written in the most beautiful prose, the story is told in first person perspective about a boy, named Elio, who at 17 already seems wiser than his age. He spends 6 weeks falling into an uneasy but captivating attraction for a young scholar, Oliver, who is doing his post doctoral research at his parents’ house. Elio is at first apprehensive and sees Oliver as a competitor for attention and romantic interests in the small Italian village. While trying to gain Oliver as a friend, Elio is awakened to the fact that he is actually in a state of desire for the family guest. Although seemingly disturbed by his attraction, Elio knows deep inside he’d rather follow through with his desires than never take a chance.  In his struggles, he tries to find a way to open up but notices subtle mixed messages from Oliver that are confusing and threatening all in the same. At times Oliver calls on him to spend time either as his personal guide and tennis partner or accompanying him to town, and at others he puts him down in front of others and creates a rift between him and his friends. His maddening wish to have Oliver come into his room and fulfill a desire that is burning him from the core leaves him staying at home with Oliver just next door, even as his family leaves for the beach for the afternoon. Elio goes out of his way to try to win him over but is frustrated that Oliver seems to be unaffected and uninterested. At times Elio even wishes for his own death or that Oliver would die so as to extinguish a growing desire he knows is wrong. Eventually though, Elio finds the perfect moment to show his affection and expecting the worst, finds that Oliver too has been facing the same conflict. The tension felt by both characters in the next couple of days intensifies as Elio fears complete rejection from Oliver or even disgust, but  the story heats up with a passion I’ve yet to feel; one that maybe most of us wish for. Even as they find the ultimate way to realize their affection they know it’s not meant to last and find themselves wishing they had found each other earlier because know they really have just days to part. One last trip to Rome, where Oliver must depart for America, is a profound background for how to both cherish each winding moment but still find a way to let each other part.

I always find that most novels dealing with likewise themes seem to lack a unique sense of purpose and substance. This is one novel which I keep close to my heart and I hope many others choose to do the same. Although it deals with a gay coming of age theme many readers with different preconceptions will find a book, that once finished, will make you look twice at you own life. I encourage you to at least read the Amazon.com reviews and see for yourself, this book is truly a treasure worth reading.

Love Ronnie Kroell

So I have never watched “Make Me A Supermodel” but the first seasons runner-up  Ronnie, is like total boyfriend material! Watch this video and see if you don’t go: “Awwwwww too cute”. I wish life was this awesome sometimes =/

See told ya!

In other news… It’s December and the blues are out full force. I have not been able to update my blog in a while and I have good reason haha. Things haven’t gone like they should lately. Job searching is a nightmare and the one job I had lined up in Columbus turned out to be nothing like I expected. I started seeing someone for the first time in years and they turn out to be cheating on their bf. Basically… November was not a happy month. Here’s to the coming Holiday’s and hopefully the New Year!

Adriana Francesca Lima

Exotic Beauty

Adriana Francesca Lima
I dedicate this post to a model that made my site possible. Without the exotic beauty of this woman I would never have undertaken this blog. For the better part of this decade I was obsessed with how genuinely gorgeous this woman took the modeling world by storm. There is no one in the business right now or before with an angelic face, green acquiescent eyes, gorgeous smile, and voluptuous curves like Adriana Francesca Lima. Her beauty transcends generations of models and in my opinion she will go down as one of the most beautiful people who ever lived. With her fellow Victoria Secrete Angel’s, Gisele Bundchen and Alessandra Ambrosio, she became iconic for her sexy flirtatious runway walks and her intimately erotic lingerie ads. Currently, she has come back to modeling after taking a short hiatus in order to realize a marriage and the birth of her first child. Adriana Lima, months after giving birth was back on the runway looking fit as ever, I hope she retakes her rightful throne as the premier and ultimate Greek Aphrodite that she is.

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Yoann Gourcuff… victim of homophobia

Like many of you I followed the World Cup diligently and was ecstatic at seeing Yoann Gourcuff lead a french squad in the same position as Zinedine Zidane. The excitement gave way to disappointment as the French team failed to qualify and move on to the next round. The days that followed were full of speculation and rumors that the team had a falling out with the coach and having Gourcuff as the playmaker. There were accusations that Ribery had called Gourcuff a “fag” and that Yoann didn’t get along with the senior members of the team. Recent articles are confirming these accusations. Honestly, how ugly and messed up can things get? Hating on someone just cause hes different, white, attractive, and not a thug like Ribery, Evra, and Anelka is just plain wrong. There is no proof yet of whether Gourcuff is actually gay and either way it should definitely not matter; nevertheless, it is really tragic that in this day and age we still have to deal with such issues. Click on the following articles for more info…

http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_football/2469251.html

http://en.yagg.com/2010/07/08/france%E2%80%99s-world-cup-fiasco-and-now-homophobia/

http://www.tetu.com/actualites/france/Yoann-Gourcuff-evoque-son-statut-de-bombe-du-mois-de-Tetu-13893

http://megados.com/News_Ces_bruits_qui_courent_autour_de_Yoann_Gourcuff,3435.html