More Stupid Stuff

 Here’s another one of those Motherhood of the Year Awards right out the window..

baby and squirrel

 

Does this happen often enough that they have to make a sign for it?

aligator sign

 

Just another fun family outing…

motherhood of the year award

I’ll just finish this real quick while they are in the pool…

drinking squirrel

 

Really? Was this the only place you could think of to take a sexy picture?

sexy bathroom fail

 

Forget our socks did we?

crocs tan

 

This is just too cute.

Lucy - dog

 

I think it would be a better shot if you moved just a little to your right.

cheeta

 

boys with no clothes

Isn’t that on every mom’s laptop?

Yep…I think it is…

damn

 

Stuart Reardon – oh look, he comes with directions.

comes with directions

Just waiting for a little gust of wind…

leaves

 

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More American Heros

More American Heroes

Rico, Josh, Paul

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Schaus       Josh Sweeney       Rico Roman

Recognize these guys? No? Really? OK, I didn’t either…until Saturday. That’s when I read a newspaper article about Josh Sweeney. It was so interesting I Googled him (since when is a made up word like Googled actually a verb?). Anyway, it seems that he is a member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team. AND…wait for it…OK…ready?…he made the winning, in fact the only, goal for Team Semper Fi to win a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.

Everyone on the Paralympic Sled Hockey team is either an amputee or has a medical condition rendering one or both legs immobile. Hence the name Paralympic. These three guys, however, are also ‘Wounded Warriors’. Paul, Josh, and Rico are all military veterans wounded in action overseas.

 

Josh Sweeney

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Josh Sweeney, 27, from Glendale (Phoenix) Arizona, joined the Marines in 2005 right out of high school. In October 2009, while serving in Nowzad, Afghanistan he stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device) losing both his legs. Josh spent months in rehab at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He had been a hockey player in high school and after being discharged he tried a few adaptive sports, but he had never heard of sled hockey. Then he went to a sled hockey game with his family and inspiration struck.

Josh - 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

He began playing and in 2011 he made the USA Hockey national team. In 2012 they won the International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A in Hamar, Norway. Then the team took silver in the 2013 world championships. In December 2013, he was nominated to the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team by USA Hockey,

Josh - 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rico Roman

rico - 4

 

 

 

 

Rico Roman, 33, is from Portland Oregon. He graduated high school in 2000 and joined the Army. In 2007, he lost his left leg to an IED during his third tour in Iraq. He was introduced to sled hockey by Operation Comfort, an organization dedicated to assisting injured U.S. service personnel while at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Rico - 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 2009-11, Rico was a member of the San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey club, which is made up entirely of military veterans. He also played with the Dallas Stars sled team in 2012, helping the team to the 2012 USA Hockey Sled Classic Division A Championship.

Rico - 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rico also participates in handcycling, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair football. Within a year of his amputation, Roman completed two bike marathons and rode 150 miles in a day to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. He currently lives in Wincrest, Texas with wife and two children.

 

Paul Schaus

Paul - 1

 

 

 

 

 

Twenty five year old Marine Paul Schaus from Buffalo, NY, lost both his legs to a landmine in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on June 5, 2009 while on his second deployment. He was first airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany. He was eventually transferred state-side and spent a month at Bethesda Naval Medical Center before finally being moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Paul began playing Sled Hockey on the USA Warrior Hockey Team while still in rehab. He played two seasons (2010-2011) with the USA Warriors. Paul also played with the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Team, and helped them win two straight USA Hockey Sled Classic Championship titles in 2011 and 2012. After a year on the U.S. National Development Sled Hockey Team from 2011-12, Paul made the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team for the 2012-13 season.

Paul - 2

 

 

 

 

 

Paul has just started his second season on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team

 

All three of these Warriors have received the Purple Heart for their service.

Rico, Josh, Paul - 2

 

 

 

 

Paul Schaus     Rico Roman    Josh Sweeney

 

More Wounded Warriors

J. R. Martinez – Actor, Motivational speaker, Army veteran, burned over 34% of his body while serving in Iraq.

J R Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Van Etten – Model, Marine veteran, wounded in Afghanistan

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Minsky – Model, Marine veteran, wounded in Afghanistan

Alex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Ivanchan – Model, Marine veteran, wounded in Afghanistan

Brad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colin Wayne – Model, Army veteran, wounded in Afghanistan

C olin -2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your service. Thanks for your sacrifice.

 

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Michael Stokes

MichaelMichael Stokes

 

I follow a number of Facebook pages, but my very favorite one is Michael Stokes Photography. I use a lot of his pictures in my posts.

 

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Michael Stokes is a Los Angeles based Photographer, originally from Berkley, California.  Michael moved to LA in 1983 where he studied and swam on the Santa Monica College Swim team.  Michael graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on film and photography. However, he left his artistic talents behind and began a career in real estate. In 2005 he left his very successful real estate career to focus on his interest in photography.  Since his re-introduction to the art of photography Michael has been published in many magazines, clothing campaigns and a number of photographic anthologies.  Despite the amount of time spent on photography Michael manages to compete as a United States Masters Swimmer. He swims 3,500 – 7,000 meters a day, 6 days a week. In 2008. Michael was ranked in the top 10 in the nation for the 1500 meter race.

Michael manages to capture the best of the male form in his work. He obviously likes sports…

running

 

 

Running…

 

 

 

 

football

 

 

 

 

Football…

 

 

 

boxing

 

 

 

Boxing…

 

 

rugby

 

 

 

 

Soccer…

 

 

 

motorcycle riding

 

 

 

Motorcycle riding…

 

 

 

 

baseball

 

 

 

Baseball…

 

 

swimming

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming…

 

This is Michael’s book: Masculinity, featuring some of the hottest guys seen for a long time. It is available on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Masculinity-Michael-Stokes/dp/386787428X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347800523&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+stokes

Michael is on tumblr, twitter, Facebook, Model Mayhem, and has a website.

www.michaelstokes.tumblr.com

https://twitter.com/Stokes

http://www.modelmayhem.com/michaelStokes

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelStokesPhotography

www.MichaelStokesPhoto.com

And he doesn’t just do pictures of naked guys. No, no. He does suit porn too.

suit porn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He has licensed some of his pictures for book covers.

book covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex cover

 

 

 

 

Book cover with photo of Alex Minsky.

 

 

 

And he’s a patriotic kind of guy…

patriotic

Jase Dean

 

 

 

If you love stunning photographs and gorgeous men, check out Michael Stokes.   And then leave a comment.  You must have something to say.