Friday, July 30, 2010
There are just some guys that will always be my faves...Like Mr Nick Youngquest here. I will never get tired of looking at pics of this man! I have posted him so so many times...So happy Friday ladies and gents! Its a very foggy morning here in Seattle. As I look out my office window the fog is thick and you cant see over to the next block or see any buildings in the skyline.... Very vampire! Which reminds me that I have to go see Eclipse at the theater soon. I love these marine layers morns and then the sunny afternoons ( as does my yard). Feeling a little under the weather today but I hope its just a quick yuck as I want to get out and enjoy the weekend.
Moms birthday is tomorrow and she would of been 62. Going to a small Hawaiian festival with Dad and her 2 sisters and we will spend some time there as she would of done so as well. She enjoyed going out to the community and then seeing all her friends....Oh my... I have had a rough few nights. I have been a bit more sad lately then the last few weeks. I think its something to do with the time getting farther away from her actual passing which is about 5 weeks now. Reality just sucks and its getting deeper in ..... Something will remind me of her and I will get happy and then lots of times very sad and then I get all emotional and cry...So some of time I try to put it out of my head so I don't cry and get upset and then I feel guilty for putting her out of my head... All these emotions and feelings are so new to me. Its still a roller coaster. I am doing my best though and I know she is watching over me. I miss her so much.
Hope your Friday is nice and your weekend nicer... big love to you all! XO Rad
Has joined the cast of Glee!
The Washington state native and all around hot singer,dancer and major cute guy will be the new coach for Vocal Adrenaline on GLEE... Im sure you have already heard but I thought to mention it as well.... Plus I get to post this hot pic of him......those damm thighs! Swoon....
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
There is always a summer time album or I guess you would call it a release these days that represents my summer. This summer I am listening to ALOT of music with all the killer music that has been released. As always a few really stand out as my pick for the one that will represent and remind me of the summer of 2010.
I think I am going to call my fave and my pick this summer is Kylie's---Aphrodite.... I like EVERY song! Its on major heavy rotation at my pad that's for sure...So Kylie is the pick when it comes to a full release hands down......Running a close 2nd is Christina Aguileras-Bionic.....A very hard, rough and sassy endeavor for her! I LOVE how she is all "BITCH" mode on this one! Sounds like my "tude" these days... so its all good.... Love so many of the songs but Vanity is by far my fave- its HOT! As she says at the end of the song...."going strong- lets us not forget who owns the throne!" I Love it!
I am also trying to get into the new Scissor Sisters/Night Work and my fave Enrique Iglesias Euphoria...Have a few faves on each release there......and then there is that damm Katy Perry California Girl ear worm that has taken over the fricken planet and will most likely be the official song of summer....I heard it has been number one for 7 weeks! WTF!! Hubby refuses to download it which is fine as you hear it everywhere anyhow....I know so many people that hate it...But give them a drink and you can be sure their asses will shake, rattle and roll ...and they know every word! LOL! damm earworms!
So looks like some DIVAS are my pick! Go Kylie! Go Christina!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Nice weather and Thomas Laine
It continues to be sunny and warm...Such nice weather again this week in Seattle. Sunny with hi 70's and low 80's.-- with semi cool evenings. SO PERFECT! As this wonderful weather continues for us I thought I would use Mr Thomas Laine as my guy to honor this weather. He just reminds me of that boy at the beach... Cute, Young, Blonde, Tan and well you know....
Man it would be a good week to be off....Would be nice to go to the beach and just hang out and chill....I want to go to the beach with those Portland boys Arnie and Blair...a little birdy told me they know some really good places to catch some rays in good ol PDX... I feel a little itchy in my throat today....I think I feel a slight cold coming on...I think I need to take a few days off this week....
Hope you week is fantastic!
Rad and Linda
So I have to admit I LOVE white pants. Maybe it was partially due to my upbringing as men wore white pants to look spiffy back in my day..at least I thought so. To me it does and will always look so good with a nice shirt or a Hawaiian shirt! Some of you know exactly what I am referring to as back in the days all male stars wore white pants....Elvis, Tab, Rock.....all them 50 and 60's guys and they all looked so cool! Also for me a traditional Hawaiian groom and if your in a Royal Hawaiian Court as a prince you wear the white pants as well.....HOT!
So anyhow I am a white pant/jeans supporter! I haven't worn them often since my 20's....But a few weeks ago I found this nice pair of white jeans at Joe Jeans at the outlet mall....No I didn't pay $249 for them (though that was what they were originally! WTF!) I found them on the clearance rack for $39! So I sported them over the weekend at a few party's on Saturday night.....and I must say I really liked them!!! I wore them with a light weight V neck T as it was a warm evening....
Had a bunch of "nice pants!" comments...Not sure if they were all good or bad though....A buddy of ours did tell me how he loved my pants but since he goes commando he thought it would be a prob...Made me laugh as I just said well "if you have a big dark bush maybe"...LOL! But I also said it would be ok as I had on black undies myself and it was fine but they were jeans and not some thin white material!! I do know that he is hung though and I told him he might have a nice VPL...which would be much to the delight of all the gays......as he is straight. Maybe I need to go back and check the clearance rack for a pair for him as well :-)
Anywho...What are your thoughts on white jeans or pants?
Nice smirk below! HA
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Portugal-- as that is where my moms parents immigrated from to Hawaii.. It was my moms dream to go one day and we would of gone if she hadn't got sick. She was so very PROUD of her heritage and so I am.
3. Who plays the most influential role in your life?
It would be ok if he was a decent and nice fella....then sure why not? BUT if the ex was bitchy or mean then I would just have to beat the shit out of him and so then the answer would be no..LOL!
So lets see....
1 Spirit Of St Lewis
2 Behr Blather
3 Mike Rivers
4 Princess Derek
5 Ray Cowboy
My other husband Derrick Danvenport and I send you well wishes for your weekend. May it be just what you want, crave and need. We have another busy weekend ahead...Nice weather forecast with dinners, a pride festival and all kinds of stuff to keep us entertained. Catch you on the flip side...
Would you hit it?
Ok I will admit it....I like this meat head....hes sorta one of them fellas I cant deny....just look at him! I do wish he would keep his mouth shut most of the time though and I am sure we can all figure out a way to keep that mouth busy anyhow. There is just something about him and for me this pic says alot... Damm! Props to Mike.... You can also tell he would be a nice fella..I get that vibe.... We all have met this type of boy......Oh and what fun it is....
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Back to the Salt Mines
What a weekend!! Friday night was Sams B day--Sam is the guy above with the hubby and I...Had a great time and it was my first night out since my mom has left us really and it was a nice outlet and I had alot of fun. There were lots of pics but I look puffy in all them...yikes!! Just look at the last one below..... Blimpy is my new name! I want to say its from all the crying lately but I think its more that I need to go on a fricken major diet! So we had a GREAT time with Sam and friends and then of course this fine gent who I adore more and more each day......Love ya Derek! So we met up at The Elite for drinks...And they were really strong ones! Looks like I have a new fave bar to "tip it" .... Then we headed over and had a flippen blast at this Karaoke room Derek had arranged-it was a first for me and the hubby--man nothing like 15 plus guys packed into a room belting out songs...You name it we sang it.....Pat Benatar, Neil Diamond, and some faves like Olivia Newton John and so many more. I have to say Mr Solo Derek made it ever so fun! Cake food and solos...very good times! Afterwards we did the bar crawling and went over to PURR for more cocktails and then went and danced our booties off at THE CUFF..... Phew!
Then on Saturday we had a Hawaiian Festival all day and it was nice to see so many family and friends- Its one of the oldest Hawaiian functions in the area and has been going on since the 80's....It was something my mom and I have done so many times together through the years and it was bittersweet to not have her with me this year....but I believe she was with me in spirit. It was a LONG day of hula and food and hula and food.... We had planned to go another bday bash on Saturday night but we were pooped as we got home at about 9pm and then just crashed. Yesterday we planned to go out to some festivals and maybe even meet up with friends for a late lunch and do a farmers market but instead we ended up at home with the kids and relaxed and watched movies all day and took 25 plus cat naps....LOL......it was a lovely day! Much to short of a weekend tough and today its back to the salt mines--
Karaoke 4sum below! Todd- Micheal- Blimpy and Hubby
Friday, July 16, 2010
Its the weekend!
Time to round up!
Well the weekends here, weather is fine and dandy and we have been invited to many events, parties and shin digs this weekend. I want to be a good boy and partake in all of them and will try for sure...Except I wont be doing Karaoke tonite princess! well maybe....
Thinking of mom this am and how she would of loved tomorrows Hawaiian festival. Its the oldest one in the area and we started going to it back in the 80's....When not many Hawaiians was even in the area.... Last year hubby and I took her and she had a great time. It will be very hard to see all of her friends and colleagues tomorrow. alot of them were at her service but I know many that was not will be seen tomorrow. I will put on a brave face and REPRESENT as she would of wanted it that way. I am proud of my culture and she was proud of it and she was so very well known in the community. So I will get my hula on tomorrow for sure. Here I go tearing up yet again... So I will just say....Have a wonderful weekend y'all.....
Photos from this months OUT magazine...I LOVED this Viva Las Vegas spread!
PLEASE CHECK IT OUT HERE!
Photography by Matthias Vriens-McGrath
Styling by Grant Woolhead
This one below is one of my faves!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Marco Da Silva
Hubby requested my next guy to post should be Marco-- he is one of my hubbys fave "other" husbands! I think we need to add him to the side bar as well. As he said hes Portuguese!! Ahem --just like Rad and then also some of the hottest men around! Indeed! :-)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Hope your week is going well. Its been nice here in Seattle--Kinda too warm and hot with the 80-90 temps... but looks like we are back into a steady pattern of 70's for sometime which is perfect! Not to hot not too cold.
So I am a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis these days.....I'm happy...then sad.... then excited.... then bitchy...and for some reason I sleep a heck of allot these days. Losing mom has definitely changed me in allot of ways....I guess I am looking at my life a little differently lately as I reflect more and more...Maybe I shouldn't be writing anything right now as it maybe too deep ....oh well... I guess there is a delete option if needed on my blog anyhow....
So it has been 3 weeks that mum has passed. Before this we were able to have many a long visits and talks and in them we would discuss all sorts of things about life and such... We discussed so much and through them I knew what she wanted of me in my life...what she saw in me, thought of me and what I had done with my life thus far. She was so very proud and she made sure I knew that always.... and I have always been so appreciative of her approval on it and proud. I am just so happy we had the opportunity to kinda talk about many things in the last year and then again in the last few months ...though not at all as much as we should off really....but we both tried as we both didn't want to face the fact that she was going to die soon and kinda avoided that subject....She was such a fighter and we all had hope she would beat each battle as she had done so many times. The last battle was just too much for her. And she fought it up to the very end. Such a strong women. Oh those talks...I will cherish each and every one now. I told her on many occasions that I loved her and how how much I am who I am because of her love and upbringing and influences........but really it was only a few days prior to her passing that I told her how much I loved her and also told her how I was going to miss her so so much....That was the only time that I really told mom how much I would miss her....She held me tight and I sobbed more than I ever have in her embrace....even now it breaks my heart to think and its so hard to even write this..... I know I have so much more to say and to elaborate and to put down into words and print ......and I will do so in time.....as I know I will want to have it to look back upon.... to reflect on....my raw emotions....I'm just not so ready to put it all down just yet....
So as days go by and time goes on I feel changes in the midst for me.....some priorities have changed for me even more so now....these are things that were already in the works anyhow....its just now I know how important it is that I keep on the right path I had already started. I really have been implementing changes since the start of the year but now its even more valid and clear. I have even more gumption to get them going and I am more accelerated.
About 2 months ago I had one of many long talks with mom. This one was about my current life and how I felt about it....I wanted change and confided in her...she validated it all..... She was proud of who I had become etc...what I had accomplished etc... but she also knew I was not happy and called me on it! Funny as we both knew exactly why as well. We both agreed that I had become somewhat "lazy" and or "comfortable" in my life. She told me how she knew I was unhappy for quite sometime and how she wished for me to be happy again and that it was up to me to make the changes needed in my life. I knew what they were that needed to be implemented. These changes are even more so important now than ever.
The obvious one is to live life to the fullest as we all know its shorter than we realize. We all know and hear this but even more so as we age and especially when we lose a loved one. So I am going to definitely live this life and make it happy for me and one that would make my mother proud. But to make this a reality I have to make a few personal changes as well. I need to make changes to my rooster..I need to surround myself with true family and friends and to remove the excess baggage and junk that I don't need. More than ever in the past year and now with moms death I can clearly see who the "good eggs" were and are. I already started changing and removing those that don't necessarily fit into my lifestyle- and it wasn't that most of them did anything bad to me.... for most its just I can just see how they don't belong or fit into my life anymore.
Sadly its a no benefit means no need in my life motto right now as to me life is too short to make time for those that..... well you know. And you know what? Since making changes in this dept I am already so much happier.....and it will continue. I need to shed and remove to grow. I will be cordial as my mom would want that but that is all...I need to get back to what made me truly happy and I need to drop the gamers, users and posers....all the BS.... Or at least what I think is BS. I also I need to distance myself from those that are superficiuos I mean who the fuck cares what you drive, where you live, what you wear, where you shop.....etc... Are those people truly happy? And I also need to drop the low end users that give nothing in return and only take take take and live off your culture your Hawaiiana-- all the posers need to say good bye!
I need to look in the mirror and make sure I am happy.... I need to be happy again soon......And I need to live my life how I want to live it--I need to speak up....its a real simple change...change so exciting!!
Friday, July 09, 2010
One of my absolute faves shows on TV right now!!! Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge are The Fabulous Beekman Boys!! Please check it out.
I LOVE IT. They are city boys that are now farm boys and I just adore them and love the relationship they have and they are just so darn cute in so many ways! Everything about this show is awesome and fresh...The hubby and I love it.....really makes us want to move to a small town too!
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Its been 2 weeks since my mom passed away. Its been so fucken hard....I slowly I feel myself getting back to normal.......Well I don't know if normal is the right word as I don't think I will ever be normal again. Oh heck I was never normal anyhow.....Its just a big change and a very big hurt that is hard to explain or relay into words....still.....
I so miss her everyday still and think about her every single day so much.... Only thing that helps is keeping busy which seems to help a bit-- as long as my mind seems to be focused on other things it helps... I know I look like shit and feel like shit....Lots of sleeping......but I am hanging in there.
Its about time.....I fucken love it!
Heat advisory for the greater puget sound region now in effect until 9 pm pdt Friday, The heat advisory for the greater puget sound region is now in effect until 9 pm pdt Friday.
Daytime temperatures: Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s for much of the area today, and in the upper 80s and lower 90s on Friday.
Night-time temperatures: Minimum temperatures will cool off to the upper 50s and 60s tonight providing some relief from the heat, but this will not occur until several hours after midnight. Noticeable cooling will not occur until after sunset which is still around 9 pm tonight, and even then it can take a few hours for significant cooling to occur. Locations on hill sides and hill tops will not cool off as much and minimum temperatures may only reach the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Impacts: The elderly, small children, and people who work outside are especially vulnerable to the effects of heat. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke are possible if proper precautions are not taken.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.