Browsing Pinterest

So I was on Pinterest yesterday and came across some posts about back fat.  Huh?  I’d never heard of that before.  And in doing a little more research, I discovered it’s also called bra bulge.

back fat

Most of the posts were about exercises for getting rid of back fat.  Is this a serious issue for a lot of people?  I mean, it seems if you have back fat, you’ve had fat lots of other places before you had back fat.

 

Are you admiring the attractive body shape of Miranda? Try this moisture-wicking shaping bra that serves the function of modifying armpit fat and back fat.  It will help you to possess amazing curves like her.
Miranda

Ah…but not to worry.  Get rid of your back fat…oh, and your armpit fat…really…armpit fat?  Anyway…get rid of those by using this snazzy little piece of apparel and you’ll look just like Miranda here.

WRONG. Miranda looks like that because of genetics, liposuction, and because she eats a spoonful of cottage cheese and three peas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…every day.

 

Well, continuing my travels through Pinterest, I came across this little item.

nude bra

Yes folks, the Invisible Strap Nude Silicone Bra.  That can’t be comfortable.  Just saying…

But it comes in several styles and colors.  Some don’t even have straps.  You use an adhesive to keep it on.  Have we really come to this.  Gluing our bras onto our boobs so we have cleavage.

black bra

Any hoo…continuing with my research, I found this little number.

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“Realistic Open Breast Bra with Silicone Forms : SuddenlyFem’s latest creation for those of you that like the look of real breasts and admire the sensual, sleek look of an open breast bra design, this will be the perfect solution for you. We have adapted our 100% medical grade silicone breast forms to adhere with Velcro to the inside edges of this sexy lace front bra which is included in your package in both black and nude.”

I thought it was for somebody who was just flat chested.  But I kept looking at the model.  Kind of a hard angular look to her face…and those arm and shoulder muscles.  Then I noticed that this little item could be purchased at www.crossdresser.com

 

OK…moving on…

bosom cups

Yikes.  If she wore a Wonderbra she’d smother herself.

 

I don’t know how I got to be the age I am and not have known about any of these products.  Something new to learn every day I suppose.  Or it could be because I would rather look at other kinds of pictures.

Remember the pictures of all the six packs from a few posts ago.  I actually found an eight pack.

eight pack

(Yes Carly – you can use this picture. www.facebook.com/pages/Heart-Breakers-Soul-Shakers )

And a few more pictures I just can’t get enough of looking at…

Leon Garcia

Leon

 

Robbie Gambrel

Robbie

 

Colin Wayne

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American Heros

Being as it’s almost the Fourth of July, let’s be patriotic and honor our men in uniform.  I can’t help it if these particular men also happen to be very hunkalicious and absolutely drool worthy.

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Colin Wayne – model, Army veteran

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Colin Wayne

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Andrew Mclaren – model, actor, Marine veteran

andrew Mclaren

Garrett Bracken – model, athlete, Navy corpsman veteran

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Brad Ivanchan – model, Marine veteran

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Alex Minsky – model, Marine veteran

Alex Minsky fourth

Kyle Clarke – model, actor, athlete, Army veteran

Kyle Clarke

Kyle Clarke

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Chris Van Etten – model, Marine veteran

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J R Martinez – actor, author, motivational speaker, Army veteran

JR Martinez

Noah Galloway – model, extreme athlete, Army veteran

Noah Galloway

Evan Morgan – musician, Marine veteran

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Evan Morgan

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Every one of the men pictured here are veterans, some of them wounded in action.  They have all persevered and overcome.

Thanks for your Service.  Thanks for your Sacrifice.

 

 

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.

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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,

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Rico Roman

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Alex Minsky – Model, Marine veteran, wounded in Afghanistan

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Brad Ivanchan – Model, Marine veteran, wounded in Afghanistan

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Colin Wayne – Model, Army veteran, wounded in Afghanistan

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Thanks for your service. Thanks for your sacrifice.

 

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Social Media

My Idea of Social Media

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The Reality

I find myself in need of several social media platforms.  I don’t like the idea.  I don’t like social media.  But if I am going to publish a book, I’m told I need social media.  Well, not to get it published.  To get it sold to hundreds of thousands of millions of people who are eagerly awaiting its release.

So, being technologically disadvantaged, I decided to take a four week social media class at the community college.  It’s not really a college class.  It’s a community interest class.  And it’s not really four weeks either.  It’s four Thursday evenings.  For an hour and a half.  But WTH, six hours of my time to learn about five social media platforms.  I figure if I can learn all that, it’s worth it.

I am supposed to be able to learn Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest, and Tumbler.  I actually have accounts on all those sites.  I just don’t know how to use any of them except Facebook.  I can log into Tumbler, but can’t go anywhere after that.  I love looking at all the pictures on Pinterest, but can’t figure out how to set up a board so I can post my own pictures.  A friend’s nine year old tells me she posts regularly to her Pinterest boards.  Really?

I told the kid across the street that I was taking this class and what I hoped to learn.  She said, “I could show you how to use all those sites.”

I said, “So I should have given you the $30.00 and been taught all this in the comfort of my own den?”

She said, “I would have done it for $25.00.”

She’s thirteen.  Sheesh.

So, I’ve gotten one class behind me and the next one is tonight.  Up until last week I could pretty much only read what my friends sent me on Facebook and make a comment.  Now I know how to post to my own timeline and how to share.  I thought I had learned to share in kindergarten, but that was my toys and maybe half my graham cracker.  Now I can share what someone sends me with all 23 of my friends.  I had 24 friends, but one person recently unfriended me.  She got mad at a relative and unfriended everyone he was related to.  I need to figure out how to get more friends.  www.facebook.com/katie.morningstar.71  Go there and friend me.  Please. 

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Not really.  But I follow so many other Facebook pages that it usually takes me forty five minutes to an hour, twice a day, to go through all the new posts to my Facebook page.  I’ll share some of my favorites with you so you too can follow them and spend half your day liking all the posts.

 

My very favorite is Michael Stokes Photography  www.facebook.com/MichaelStokesPhotography He also has a web site, and posts on Tumbler and Twitter – where he can post the more risqué photos not allowed on Facebook.  Check him out.  He takes stunning photos like this one…

Adam Von Rothfelder

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Von Rothfelder

 

 

And this one…Don’t know who this is but go here to see the full shot… https://twitter.com/Stokes_Photo/status/434014177909149697

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And then there is his new book    http://www.amazon.com/Masculinity-Michael-Stokes/dp/386787428X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392488055&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+stokes masculinity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And who doesn’t love a man in uniform… man in uniform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my other favorite sites are the Fifty Shades of Sexy sites.  Just type in Fifty Shades of Sexy and the whole list will come up. There’s FSOS Hot, Hunky, Heroes, FSOS Certified County Boys, FSOS Bad Boys, FSOS Hot & Sexy, FSOS Hot Cowboys, Alpha Males, Cougar Bait.  Yeah you get it.  Where did you think I found all the hunkalicious pictures I post here.

 

And then there’s Eye Candy’s Sexy Confections www.facebook.com/eyecandyofficialpage With the Uber Sexy (yeah I learned a new word too) Colin Wayne as their cover photo… Colin Wayne - 2

 

 

That’s enough for today. OK People.

 

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A Brief History of Valentine’s Day Stuff

A Brief History of Valentine’s Day Stuff

 Colin Wayne Valentine

 

Yummy Colin Wayne

 

 

 

Origins of Valentine’s Day

 Valentine‘s Day has its origins in several different legends.  The holiday seems to have begun in ancient Roman with the festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration held on February 15.  About 496, Pope Gelasius I declared this pagan festival as a Christian feast day to be held on February 14 and called St. Valentine’s Day.

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The Real St. Valentine

There appear to be at least three early Christian saints by the name Valentine. One was a priest in Rome, while another was a bishop in Terni.  Almost nothing is known of the third, except that he met his end in Africa.  All three Valentines were said to have been martyred on Feb. 14.

Most authorities believe that the St. Valentine of the holiday was a Roman priest who attracted the disfavor of Roman emperor Claudius II around 270 A.D.  Several legends explain this disfavor.  One is that Valentine performed secret marriages for Roman soldiers who were not permitted to marry.  Another legend has it that Valentine was imprisoned by Claudius and fell in love with the daughter of his jailer. Before being executed, he allegedly sent her a letter signed “from your Valentine.” However, the most plausible story surrounding St. Valentine is agape love (Christian love).  He was martyred for refusing to renounce his religion.

 Not until the 14th century was this Christian feast day definitively associated with romantic love. Chaucer first linked St. Valentine’s Day with romance in 1381 by composing a poem in honor of the engagement between England’s Richard II and Anne of Bohemia on February 14.  (UCLA medieval scholar Henry Ansgar Kelly, author of Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine)

 valentine cowboy

 

Valentine Cards

By the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging hand-made cards on Valentine’s Day had become common in England.  The tradition soon spread to the American colonies, but did not become widespread in the United States until the 1850s when Esther A. Howland, a Mount Holyoke graduate and native of Worcester, Mass., began mass-producing cards.

Cupid

 One of the earliest popular symbols of the Valentine’s Day is Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is represented by the image of a young boy with bow and arrow.  However, before he was Cupid he was Eros the Greek god of love.

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Little Known Factoids

The oldest known Valentine’s poem in existence today was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans during his imprisonment in the Tower of London, following the Battle of Agincourt, The poem was written to his wife (www.history.com).

In 1969, the Catholic Church revised its liturgical calendar, removing the feast days of saints whose historical origins were questionable. St. Valentine was one of the casualties.

Today the holiday is a booming commercial success with 25% of all cards sent each year being valentines (According to the Greeting Card Association).

150 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year (www.history.com).

 40,000 Americans are employed at chocolate companies (www.history.com).

 62% of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day (www.history.com).

 6 million couples will get engaged on Valentine’s Day (www.history.com)

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And leaving you with the delicious Colin Wayne…