Thursday, April 06, 2006

Tee Gee Eye Eff


Well, it's Friday, Bellas, and youz know what that means. Yup. I'm exhausted from playing catch up all week, and I'm sick of hearing myself think, let alone reading what I write.

So, in homage to me, and the fact I just don't have much to say today that you can't read over at CosmoChix.blogspot.com... I give you...


Gerard with pretty hair:



Encore! Have you been to Turn-Another-Page.blogspot.com? I really like the tone set here; nice, honest, and positive. Tell Valeen I sentcha.

Encore due! Amethyst has this great tribute page to most of the men I forgot were the most beautiful I'd ever seen...

23 comments:

Stacy~ said...

Hey thanx for the heads-up on the other sites - I just love to find new places to visit :)

Yeah, a pic of Gerard is always a good thing....

amy*skf said...

Oh and I just wanted to add to the last blog, when I said a chat with my Mom would have been nice, I meant a basic sex talk other than,

"Older boys might like you"

See what I mean. This is what I had to work with.

And thanks for the Gerard pic--always.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OMG. My mom was all: you're really going to need an older man.

amy*skf said...

But did she mean it because of money or what? No, seriously--what did she mean?

Mine said it when I was going into 7th grade--it was our sex talk. That was it.

p.s. I've been to your cosmochix blog--love the imagery--you made me want to run in the bathroom and shave my legs--almost, then I went on and on in my comments

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

She meant that I was mature and guys my own age wouldn't understand me. Also, she came from a generation when women wanted to be taken care of by their husbands, and she saw me as a (potential) woman who would deserve being taken care of. And she was first-generation American, so there was the whole Italian passive feminine thing going on, too.

I don't think her intention was entirely off-track. First, she was coming from a mindset of trying to see her daughter provided for. Second, I think she wanted to save me the frustration of hanging with a bunch of goofballs that wouldn't appreciate me or encourage my aspirations.

I just made up that whole dialogue about the rape thing, Ames. She definitely wouldn't have found a way to justify that. But she did give some dubious Catholic mom advice. We'll have to blog about the weirdest/worst sex advice our moms ever gave us...

Vivi Anna said...

mmmm, I love Gerard..so sexy! I need a man like that in my life!

amy*skf said...

Vivi Anna thanks for getting us back on the right track--men.

Has anyone seen Heist? An actor from the show is my new thing--Dougray Scott.

Kristina Cook said...

Ahhh, I LOVE Dougray Scott!!!! I first noticed him as Prince Henry in Ever After (it's probably not a coincidence that the hero of my first book is named Henry!), and then he was in this great movie, ENIGMA, where he was a secret code breaker. He's hot, hot, HOT! But I've never seen Heist. I'll have to check it out!

Julie in Ohio said...

I have to admit to not being a big Gerard fan, but have to agree that this picture is yummy.

Dougray on the otherhand has my vote for hottie of the month.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Wait, Bellas. Dougray Scott? He was, like, Prince Charming way back when in some flick with Drew Barrymore. I never thought he'd see the light 0 day again. Hmmm.

Oh. You just said that Kristina. Mi scusi. Ever After.

Is anybody else wicked tired today? What a Friday. But it's gorgeous sunny here in the Midwest. Big sky.

Just found out we're going back East to Boston for 2 weeks in July. I'll try to put together some MA-specific blogs. Maybe from Salem, an Irish pub in Eastie. The Kennedy compound in Hyannisport. Just kidding. They'd throw me off the grounds. But I'll figure out something fun.

Amanda said...

Finally, Kristina! Someone who's seen Enigma!!! It is such a good movie and it has so many cute British boys in it! Besides Dougray Scott, there's Jeremy Northam and Matthew MacFadyen! My problem with Heist is that he has to speak in an American accent. Where's the fun in that?

I have to say, after a long day of physical therapy and tending to my cat's fight wounds, that picture of Gerard Butler was a nice surprise...

Wonderful Friday pick-me-up, Michelle! Grazie!

Amanda said...

Oh, and from yesterday's discussion, Michelle, I haven't read Madeline Hunter's "By" series yet (if this conversation were spoken and not written we'd be talking some serious erotica;). I plan to rectify it soom though. Lady of Sin made me wistful for some MH. Also, I really loved Connie Brockway's Rose Hunters Trilogy, too. I liked Ram (book two) the best--can't resist a talented swordsman...what are we gonna do when CB starts writing in another genre?

Amanda said...

That's soon, not soom. I'm not sure what soom is...

Valeen said...

awwww ... thanks for the recommendation!! Glad you like the blog! Its a bit of an intimidating endeavor considering there are so many great romance blogs out there.

That's a great tribute page! There were actually quite a bit of new faces to me ... and ALOT I went "ohhh, yeah, forgot about him!" LOL -- I really wouldn't mind if that James Purefoy knocked on my door for a bowl of sugar.

Julie in Ohio said...

I have one question. Why is it that the male of the species seldom have a bad hair day?
They wake up, take a shower and off into the world they go. I have seen them run their fingers through their hair but that is it.

-Julie, cursing humidity and Gerard with his perfect hair

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Oh. Prego to your grazie, Manda. Now, Did I give you the impression that you couldn't talk serious erotica here? Cause, Bella, I live for talkin some serious erotic trash. We haven't discussed naughty stuff or defended erotica on this blog in forever. What goes with the kitty? What did you think of Lady of Sin? Ram was great but I loved Kit, and even tried to get my son to use the nickname Kit instead of Chris for Christian. I loved that Kit was this big, rough guy in love with a genteel woman. He was so earnest and moral, too, by far got the most out of the monastery training. I could go on and on cause that was one of the first historicals I read a few years back.

Really, Valeen. That's what I'm talkin bout. Those men on that site. She really did a nice job of selection. Daniel Day Lewis. Then John BonJovi. Then old Robert Redford. Then the cute guy from Sex in the City. The redhead from Lord of the Rings. Gesu! What's happened to me? I used to think ogling photos of men was pretty gosh dern lame. Could it be that I turned 41!?

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Julie. Really. Guys never seem to worry much about anything when it comes to their appearance, do they. I mean, unless they're the type who're all about themselves.

Humidity is the enemy.

Amanda said...

I don't think turning 41 is it, Michelle cause I just turned 32 and I'm in the same boat. I wonder if it's part of living in the post feminist age, where it's now okay to be as feminist or as un-PC as the occasion warrants (and sometimes at the same time). I wouldn't mind sharing my feminine mystique with any of the hotties on that page;)We do need another erotica v. romance discussion soon. It's about that time...

I really enjoyed Lady of Sin. I was surprised at some of the negative reviews of it because for me it was classic MH: sexy, witty, complex, riveting. The mystery subplot was even well done. And I LOVED the scene with all of the men drinking together while they waited for Fleur's baby to be born.

Love the nickname Kit. You never see men with that nickname anymore though. How great that Brockway was one of your first historicals!

Max, the kitty in question, got out the other night and though I tell him he's an inside cat he insists on defending the house against all Enemies (read: any cat not of our household). So, while he was out he fought The Enemy and was either bitten or kicked just above the eye. He's okay, I just had to clean his wound (which he did not care for at all) and give him some antibiotics from the vet. Thanks for asking!

Valeen: James Purefoy is so dreamy...

Julie in Ohio: I hear you on the men's hair thing. They've got it so easy. And don't get me started on men's suits vs. women's suits. You can't tell their's apart, but we have to have a different one for every day of the stupid week.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

But did you think, manda, there might have been, gulp, too much sex for hunter?

Amanda said...

Well, I think after Lord of Sin (with the orgy and the sex swing), I wasn't all that surprised by the amount of sex in Lady of Sin. I do remember thinking it was a bit spicier than I'm used to from Hunter. But her books seem to have been moving on a trajectory from The Seducer to Lady of Sin that went from sexy to spicy. I think I wasn't bothered by it in this case because I felt the emotional connection between the characters and she made sure that the scenes moved the plot forward. For these characters it made sense to me. And I have to say that The Romantic and Lord of Sin were my least favorite books in the series (and I expected to adore them), so I was very glad to have liked Lady of Sin as much as I did. Wonder if I'm just getting jaded, though.

amy*skf said...

I have missed so many good discussions here--love the Rose Hunter series, and I guess I'm gonna have to get Lord of Sin as well.

I get past the accent thing on Heist by his face and I love the plot line AND the detective he's doing 'something' with is named AMY. Just think where my imagination goes.

Yeah I had no idea he was the same guy as on Ever After-love that. I learn something new every darn day here.

Amanda said...

Yeah, Amy. Having him say your name (in whatever accent) is pretty sweet! Lucky girl!

Monica Burns said...

Oh Michelle, I can always count on you to make my night or day. Thank you for finding all of these wonderful PICs of GB!! I'm so going to make him the model for my next WIP.

I just came up for a breath of air as I'm winding up the last chapter of my current WIP and there he was as your BLOG materialized on my screen!! THANK YOU!!

Hugs, Monica <--who is going to be completely drained tomorrow night when she writes The End.