Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Cannavaro, Older Men, And A Cool Contest

As if Canna and Italia winning the World Cup weren't exciting enough, I have yet another fabulous GuestBlog planned tomorrow!

Anna DeStefano GuestBlogs tomorrow, July 13. She's got some great stuff to say, ya'll, and, even more exciting, posting a comment tomorrow will win one of you Anna's Awesome Guess Purse and Wallet Combo Giveaway!

Chatting with Anna's like gabbing with your best girlfriend, so you'll not wanna miss her. Or her new romance, "The Prodigal's Return," Hquin.
Thank you, thank you, Andrea Sisco, for your tremendous GuestBlog yesterday! And here's your prize for being such welcoming Bellas...The grace and mastery that is Horacio.

I can so easily construct a romantic fantasy about this handsome, athletic, Latin guy I've never met.

What kinds of romantic fantasies do you like to construct?

Are they ever about guys you see in church, on the train, at PTA?

Spill it, Bellas...


Rach said...

Hey Michelle! I was wondering if you were off busy with the kiddos, this being vacation and all =).

Thanks for the pix, he is a mighty fine speciman of man =).

I haven't read Anna's stuff, but will most *definitely* be checking her out. Hmmm, Amazon here I come. I guess I better go back and find out who else is comin' a bloggin' so I'll already have read their stuff. I think Julie's one up on me there =).

And, since you're currently in Boston shouldn't it be "yuse" or "yuse guys", not my "ya'll"? ;o)

Julie in Ohio said...

psstt, Michelle. Isn't his name Elizondo?

I think fantasizing about a guy you see at the mall, driving in the car next to you or in line behind you at McDonalds is normal and please don't tell me otherwise. :o)
As for a particular fantasy, they vary depending on the place and guy.

Julie in Ohio said...

Rach, what do you mean I'm one up on ya?

I haven't read Anna yet either but I put an order in at Amazon this on Monday which encompasses all guest bloggers to the best of my knowledge.
Don't laugh. I'm going to cry when that bill comes due. But Christmas in July should occur beginning Friday. *G*

Rach said...

Oh, and did you see where Zidane might be stripped of the "Golden Ball" award? Does that mean our beautiful, snaxy Canna would get it since he was the runner-up? Hmmmm, more pix of Canna if he does indeed get it?

Now, to answer the question--I get sidetracked so easily these days--I mostly have romantic fantasies of the hubby. No, really, I'm not trying to cop out. For me there is something really sexy about someone loving you for who you are and finding you sexy in spite of the way-too-many pounds overweight you are.

I have friends who's dh's are always telling them they need to hit the gym, or are buying them exercise stuff. My guy instead tells me I'm gorgeous and that he finds everything about my body sexy. Who needs fantasy guys? I think I have one!

Oh, and a note to Lucy should she be lurking--I loved the way you portrayed just such a scenario in THE REAL DEAL! =)

Now, I will admit to ogling snaxy men, but that's a whole different ball game...

Kati said...

This reminds me of Nora Roberts' book BLUE SMOKE. The hero in it sees the heroine multiple times before ever meeting her, and he's created this whole idea of what she's going to be like and makes an idiot of himself when he finally meets her. Really cute scene.

I consider myself quite the guy-watcher. Not in a creepy way, but in the way that if I see a man with great hands, or eyes, or that beyoutiful "V" shape, I notice. I check the fingers, of course and appreciate. I don't spend time fantasizing generally, mainly because I don't really believe in the "cute meet." But I do notice and appreciate. Even if they have a ring on, I think, "Man his wife is a lucky, lucky girl!"

Rach said...

Jules, that's what I'm talking about--you already have the purchases made. I'm still trying to get a list together of everyone who is guest blogging!

Julie in Ohio said...

MK, I am the same way. I look. I appreciate. I wonder what those hands could do for me...oh, sorry drifted off for a moment. *g*

Rach, you are such a lucky girl. You can count me among the friends who have dh who get them exercise paraphonalia. He tries. I resist. And that is the way it goes. *shrug*
As for the list, I get that from all of you. There are so many authors that I haven't read or didn't know existed that you all start talking about and I have to go shopping. I call it my payback for putting up with my dh exercise crap. :o)

Lucy Monroe said... your attitude. I so share it...but I do have tons of fantasies. They just never include me (unless yeah...dh is playing a starring role). My brain (appropriately for what I do, hmmm?) works in couple fantasies. If I see a guy who is "story inside my head" worthy, I immediately start looking for his partner. I tell stories in my head all the time, only a small percentage ever make it to books.

And Michelle? You definitely have me wondering what kind of story I could tell about your snaxy Latin ref. :)

Oh, and thanks, Rachd, for your kind comment on TRD. That's one of the things about heroes that make them heroes to me...they truly appreciate their life-loves for who and what they are, not what they could be. :)

Monica Burns said...

Michelle, I worship at your feet. You are a Goddess for providing us with those gorgeous pictures of E! I love the one where he's point out

Lucy!!! You're back!!! So good to see you here again! It's been too long bella!

Fantasies. I'm only good about fantasizing about men who are so far removed from me they're "safe" because I know nothing will ever happen. I do love fantazising about my heroes though, and it's fun to put myself in the heroine's shoes either in my work or someone elses when the hero is to-die-for. LOL

Julie in Ohio said...

Do all foreign men gesture with their hands as passionately as Mr. Hottie here?
He seems to be very adament about whatever it is that he is trying to get across.

I think I need to start planning my summer vacation for next year. It will give me something to look forward to.

Sorry, Rach, but I'm ready for this summer to be over. Have you heard anything from that school you interviewed at yet?

Monica Burns said...

JulieO - I think talking with one's hands is a gene thing. I know my Italian blood has always made me talk with my hands. Just recently Oldest came to me complaining that her friends commented on her always using her hands when she talked. I just laughed and said "you're Italian, sweetie it comes with the territory."

Personally, I think the romance-language speaking countries tend to have more hand gestures. I'm not sure why, although it sounds like a fascinating topic to explore.

Would a guy who talks with his hands be equally talkative under the sheets. *wicked grin*

Rach said...

No word yet, Julie. And, nope, Summer's not over yet--it will be over WAY too soon, though.

I talk with my hands all the time. The joke is tie my hands and I'd be speechless. Of course, I'm clumsy so talking with my hands is very dangerous around beverages, etc. It's soooooo embarrassing!

Now, for fantasies--I'm with Lucy in that I'll fanticize for a couple I may see together. I love to look at body parts--hands, arms, legs, backs (OMG do I LOVE a gorgeous back!!)--but I don't imagine myself with them.

Maybe I'm broken? Maybe it comes from being with the same guy since you were sixteen? Who knows.

Julie in Ohio said...

LOL, Monica. I think we need to do more extensive research into this, graphics, the works. A field trip or two wouldn't be out of the question, either. :o)

Rach said...

Hmmmm, I like what you are proposing, Julie! Where shall we begin? Italy?

Julie in Ohio said...

That's where my mind went, with a side trip to Greece. :o)

Honestly, Italy has always been my dream vacation. My DH has promised me once the kids are graduated we will go. I keep trying to push it up, though. After all, 14 years is a long time. :o)

Rach said...

Yeah, me too! When I was in college, all I really wanted to do after graduation was go to Italy and see all the fabulous art work. Maybe once the kids are out of college...

Rach said...

Okay, so I fantacise about foreign travel and not snaxy guys. There is *definitely* something wrong with me!! ;o)

But, there are sure to be snaxies all around in said foreign countries, right?

Andrea Sisco said...

Now, I owe you! This guy is a hunka, hunka. Whew!

So, after guest blogging I'm hooked. Suspect my sister is also.

My fantasies almost always take place in the airport. I fly so much (how can you not have a job outside the house and still have first class upgrade status on one and some years two airlines?). As a writer, I'm a people watcher (and evesdropper) and with the time on my hands... well... I listen to the mp3 player playing one of Bobbie Vee's songs(he lives up the road a piece from me) and I pick someone out of the many male airport dwellers and...

Now, I don't want the hubby reading this as he thinks I only think about him. And yes, Bobbie Vee and Vinton are from the sixties, so yet again, bellas (I've become Italian) I've dated myself.

Julie in Ohio said...

Rach, there is nothing wrong with you that a little ogling couldn't cure. I will direct you to Michelle's blog of June 30. That should cure anything. :o)

Andrea, I grew up with the music from the sixties. They are some of the best to dance to. :o)

Kati said...

OK, I'll chime in here, having just gotten back from both Italy and Greece. Italian men beat Greek men hands down in the visibly snaxy department. I'm serious, Venice was like a freakin' candy store, I about got whiplash with the oogling! Greek men are a little hairy for my taste.

Both cultures definitely talk with their hands. Sitting at any cafe will yield multiple animated convesations going on with lots of gesticulating and facial expressions. I did some fantastic people watching while I was there.

So, on the Metro this morning, I'm sitting in my seat, half reading, half watching the people. In walks this tall, dark, drink of water. He's in his DC power suit, his hair is gently held in place by product, his jaw is chiseled, he's in his mid-30's. He's not wearing a ring. So, of course, I sit and oogle (subtley, of course). Then, he begins an excavation in nose for goodness knows what. WHAT A BUZZ KILL! He went from 10 to 0 in let than 3 seconds!

Julie in Ohio said...

LMAO, Mary Kate, that is HORRIBLE. Did you get whiplash from the 10 to 0 drop? I can't believe he would do that while on the Metro of all places.
Just goes to prove there is no such thing as a perfect 10. :o)

Manda Collins said...

Ugh, Mary Kate! Too bad. I hate it when hotties go bad. Same thing happened to me in grad school. My friend and I were obsessed with this guy in out class we dubbed "Beautiful John." He was gorgeous and had the most delicious hands. But then he started talking in class and revealed the brains don't always accompany beauty. We still sigh over that disappointment.

I'm with you Bellas on the Italy trip. I've been to England three times but never the Continent and Italy is definitely at the top of my list for my next big vacation.

Fantasy wise, I do find myself ogling a bit in public places. But mostly I wonder what would happen if, say, a famous British star were to end up in Mobile (work with me here!) to film a movie and saw me across a crowded Starbucks and fell for my wit and delightful southern accent...Hasn't happened yet. Englishmen are thin on the ground and the last famous person to film here was Phillip Seymour Hoffman--who's a great actor, but not the subject of my darkest fantasies.

Rach said...

OMG, LMAO, MK!! Too too funny/awful! Gee, wonder why *he* was ringless...

Andrea, welcome back!! I love songs from the sixties--Mom and Papa (not the Mamas and the Papas, although, a great group) both listened to them when I was growing up. Heck, I still find oldies stations to listen to.

Julie, thanks, I needed that! =)

Rach said...

I'm with ya on that one, Manda. Hmmmm, like the fantasy, though. What gorgeous guy doesn't just looooooovvvvvveeeeee a slow southern drawl? ;o)

MK, meant to ask, was the trip for work or pleasure. Okay, duh, obvious there was much pleasure there, but still, musta been a grand adventure. See, yet another reason kids are a nuisance. ;oP You don't have to share the KK's, you get to travel the world. Now I know where I went wrong--it's the kiddos thing!

Julie in Ohio said...

Manda, nice fantasy. :o)

I have had a similar one but I went with Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, anyone?). I always wanted him to teach me to dance.

Kati said...

Rach - 35th birthday extravaganza. Three single friends and I decided that we needed to stop waiting for the honeymoon and just do it ourselves. So it was 3 days in Paris, 2 days in Venice, 7 day cruise of the Greek Isles. It was fantabulous!

I really would like for my next job to be one where I got to travel to Europe (specifically France) on a regular basis. It'd make my dad happy too, since he paid for my French degree!

Yes, a hottie disappointment for me today.

Manda, I love your meet cute scenario! As a big fan of Grey's Anatomy, I keep saying that I'd do myself a brain injury if I thought that Patrick Dempsey would operate on me. Which is ironic because when I was younger, he was such a dork. Ah, CAN'T BUY ME LOVE. Good times. Good times.

Monica Burns said...

GROSS!! Ok MK that was just enough to almost make me sputter water over my keyboard! And beautiful guys gone bad isn't the right moniker IMHO, it should be beautiful guys gone disgusting, because we all know how much we're attracted to "bad boys!" LOL

Hi Andrea welcome back. See how easy it is to get hooked on Michelle's blog! She's got bewitching charm and has us all under her spell here. LOL Love ya Michelle!

I love's a Major part of our household and it's been in my life since I was a toddler. Grew up listening to Old Blue Eyes, Babs, Gary Puckett, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Bobby V...oh and I just KNOW Michelle will recognize this name! Jerry Vale!! Man, what a crooner of Italian songs. I still love listening to him when I travel, belting out the songs with him. Of course Dean Martin's Italian songs too. Then there's Disco! Man I miss dancing to the wee hours of the morning. Of course, I have to confess that I'm a diehard Yanni fan. I'd follow his concert tour consistently if I could afford it.

Listening to EJ and LeAnn Rhimes at the moment. Great duet.

Monica Burns said...

Hey MK, what did you think of Paris? I was so disappointed when I went more than 20 yrs ago. It was so dirty, but at night it's beautiful with all the lights. Did you get to Montmartre? I loved it there. REally connected with that place. Like I'd lived there once.

Anna Destefano said...

Hey Bellas,

A friend emailed to say Michelle had me and a handsome man on her blog today, so of course I had to come on over and check out my new bed...a hem...blogmate!!!

You see, my long-time fantasy man is a soccer player. All soccer players (and yes the men who keep them playing fairly, too) are H-O-T!!! Trust me...I know of which I speak.

See, when I was six and cheerleading for my brother's peewee football team, the YMCA athletic director came out all glum, because he was going to lose funding for his brand new soccer program if he couldn't get any girls to play... Bellas, I'm going to tell a girlfriend, pinky-bond secret... This was 1974...and title nine was the bane of all until-then, male-dominated sports.

Title Nine was my ticket away from short skirts and pom-poms and onto the field with to play with the boys, and I was the only girl on the team's I played on all the way through early high school. At which point, the guys got to be too dangerous for me to be risking life and limb...but, like the good sport that I was, I benevolently continued on to date the little dears.

I think most of my dates in high school ended up being soccer players... What's a girl to do ;O)

And I'm still hooked. The first time I set eyes on a close-up of Cannavaro (compliments of Michelle), I thought I was going to have to go change my panties. I'm serious!!! It's a learned response for me I think ;O) And a referee flashign a red card...come on over to my house, BABY!!! Grrrr...

Looking forward to chatting with everyone tomorrow!!

Anna DeStefano

Kati said...

Mon - I ADORE Paris! I'd go back tomorrow if someone gave me a ticket. The key to Paris is where you stay and speaking the language. Although I don't find Parisiens to be as rude as their reputations indicate. This was a quickie trip for us, so we did The Opera Garnier (they have a Phantom of the Opera tour that kicks a little booty!); we walked the Tuilleries, which were in full bloom and exquisite; the Musee d'Orsay, which I do every time I go; and Notre Dame. We stayed on the Rue Cler, which is the incredibly charming little area about 5-6 blocks from the Eiffel Tower. Amazing! We ate like kings and had an absolute blast!

Anna - Welcome! I've never read any of your books, but can't wait to spend some time with you. Especially since you seem to have excellent taste in men!

Julie in Ohio said...

Welcome, Anna. Can't wait for your blog tomorrow.
My daughter is a soccer player,too, and she loves it. It really brought her out of her shell. She is usually antisocial until she gets her pads on and heads for the field.
Being the only girl on the team must have been real hard. :o)
Were the guys easier on you because of that?

Anna Destefano said...

Actually, the guys on my team tried to toughen me up, Julie. They knew what I'd face when we played other teams--particularly when the opposing coach's mantra was often, "You can't beat a little girl, whats wrong with you!!"

My guys were always protective, but I had to hold my own. I was a defender, too, so it was my job to stop the guy charging the goal. It helped that I was fast and knew my stuff ;O)

There wasn't much tackling until I got into middle school/high school, and that's when I bowed out and focused on basketball and track. But I so miss it, and try to play club teams when I can.

It's a great sport for meeting people, particularly if you're not into what's typically considered social stuff. Soccer is a great way to learn the communication skills that team sports teach you.

In college (GA Tech) and my first career as a computer programmer/analyst, I found myself in male-dominated environments again. Having trained with guys for so long was great prep. for this. Guys are more focused on logic, and more impulsive I think. You learn to joke more and go with the flow, focus on business when it's time to work, then play hard when it's not. What's not to like about that, when there are all those muscles running around, LOL!!

I get my girlfriend time with my readers and fellow writers now...but I still dream of being the only girl on the field again ;O)

Had enough jock talk??? I promise, romance, romance, romance tomorrow. I'm such a girlie girl nowdays, most of my romance buddies don't believe me when I tell them I'm a jock at heart.

Rach said...

Anna, welcome!! I just ADORE soccer players and maintain they have the best legs and hineys in the world ;o). Did I mention the hubby was a goalie? ;o)

I was a major tomboy growing up so I hung out with all the guys, and mostly had guy friends--they are the best to hang out with =). I still think Michelle aught to look for pix of good looking ruggers--now they are some hot-ties! (Played rugby in college--track in high school.)

Now, though, I love my girlfriends, can't imagine life without them, and the bellas here are the BOMB! You are going to have such a great time tomorrow =)!

Manda Collins said...

Welcome, Anna. Be careful or you'll get hooked like Andrea did. She signed up for a few hours and over 24 hours later she's still here;) How's this for a slogan: Title 9, briging girls closer to the hot boys they love!

Julie and Mary Kate, with your respective Patrick scenarios (Swayze and Dempsey), I am feeling nostalgic for the 80's. Rick Springfield anyone? I saw him in a Lifetime movie a few months ago and he played the Dad of an anorexic gymnast. MK, I'm with you on the Patrick Dempsy thing, too. He's aged mighty well!

Anna Destefano said...

Thanks for the welcomes everyone!!!

Manda Rick was one of my poster boys in my youth!! He's on GH now, playing a dad (the same roll he had years ago, except now he's in AA and trying to make nice with his estranged, HOTTIE, doctor son. Not that I peak or anything, when I'm supposed to be working hard on my current deadline.

Love your slogan...How 'bout, Title 9, Sweating Just Got a Little Hotter!!!!

Rach, Rugby is the ultimate...I think you'd have to be nuts to play (how's that for a girlie reaction), but I can't look away when it's on TV. I love men who look like they could pick me up and carry little ol' me away from danger. Of course, I'd rather run on my own two feet, but it's nice to know you've got the option in a pinch ;O)

And I'm already seeing how I could get totally hooked on the Bella's. Have been lurking for a while. Now that I've taken the plunge, no one tell my editor. I have revisions due next week!!

Julie in Ohio said...

Anna, we are equal opportunity bellas. We will talk about *anything* and drool over *anyone* no matter what their occupation or hobby. :o)

Manda, I was going to marry Rick Springfield. My friend and I used to fight over him until Jon Bonjovi stole my heart with all his big hair then RS was all hers. :o)
Patrick Dempsey brings us back to nerd love, and CAN'T BUY ME LOVE was a great movie, but Anthony Michael Hall was my fav nerd of the '80s.

Vivi Anna said...

MMM, yes he's very nice.

I used to have several fantasies about this man that was in the same business as my ex and I.

Oh man, he was gorgeous, and had the sexiest smile ever. Tall, dark wavy hair, tanned, perfect white teeth, sparkling humor in his gorgeous eyes, and funny. We met him a few times on different occasions.

Oh, how I wanted him. Saw him after I got divorced...mmm, he was very flirty, then I had to leave that business and never saw him again...

I googled him once, never found his number. I'm not sure if I would've used it, but it would've been damn tempting!!

Anna Destefano said...

Anthony Michael Hall is so totally HOT now. Have you seen him on the Stephen King-inspried show he did for one of the cabel networks...what was it called...Dead Zone? Oh, my gosh, I was floored by the studliness of my fomer geek flame. And he can act, too!!

A fine looking man who can emote...that gets the juices flowing, too!

Okay, gotta get back to the manuscript. Can't wait to play, Bellas... After all, "Tomorrow is another day."

Kati said...

Julie - I was *SO* gonna marry John Taylor of Duran Duran! When I wasn't busy with John, I loved Rob Lowe. He hung over my bed. Did anyone else have this poster? He's in a white tank top and linen pants and he's leaning up against a pillar? Big beautiful green eyes staring out? SWOON! He's another one who has aged amaaaazingly well!I also had a thing for Don Johnson. I had the poster of him all geared out in Miami Vice-wear. I thought he was dreamy. But first and foremost, I was a Duranie.

But my first crush, absolutely without a doubt was Tom Cruise in Top Gun. I remember walking out of that movie and really thinking I was going to marry him. Now I think he's just downright creepy. But at the time, I simply lusted for him, in my sophisticated 11-year old way.

Anna - I was also a soccer player. I played varsity soccer in high school. I also played defense. But I soon realized that I could be a cheerleader and meet more boys and that went directly out the window. A girl has to have priorities after all!

Manda Collins said...

Glad to know the Rick Springfield love is alive and well. After him I moved on to Bruce Willis in Moonlighting. I was so in love with David Addison that I wrote stories about my group of friends being joined by David and Maddie in madcap adventures. Good times.

Anna, Anthony Michael Hall is so different from his former geek self, he's almost unrecognizable as the same guy! But quite the cutie!

Mary Kate, have you seen the previews for the Miami Vice movie? So wrong. Colin Farrel as Crockett? Jamie Foxx as Tubbs? Wha? And CF's hair is totaly wrong!!

Julie in Ohio said...

Mary Kate, I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell ya! What about Simon Lebon?

I remember a poster of Rob Lowe up against a wall...not in the fantasy way. SHEESH You guys are terrible. :o)

My all time love...two of my all time loves, were Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton, the good guy) and Kirk Cameron (Mike Seaver, the bad boy). I had more posters of them then anyone. AAHH, the memories. :o)

Monica Burns said...

Awww've totally destroyed my illusions!! ROFL Tom Cruise!?! ROFL Sorry, I just get carried away with the the bad boys gone disgusting image and apply it to TC.

As for Paris, YES you do eat like Kings!! I loved Versailles and I loved Folies Berge (sp?) Is that still going? I was with a tour group did have free time. I found the French charming, especially when I used my limited French. Not the "frogs" they're so often referred to as. I think my big disappointment was that the Paris I visited wasn't the Paris I grew up reading about in romance. Talk about the GREAT disillusionment!! LOL Do they still have the public facilities that drain out onto the street and into the sewers? THAT was disgusting and amusing to see. I'll never forget the guy taking a leak in the stall on the sidewalk who tipped his hat to a lady as she walked past and he's still urinating. It was funny bizzare.

Welcome Anna, what a great picture of you for your Blog profile! We're looking forward to your visit.

However, I'm gonna beg out of the sports talk bellas. I just don't get sports. I used to love football (American) when it was passing. Now it's nothing more than guys piling on top of one another to move the ball one yard. Then there's the slow, sultry moves of baseball. I'm always eager for action there. Guess I'm a sports outcast. *sigh*

But I definitely LOVE, just LOVE, the guys Michelle posts. I don't care if they do play sports, but the refs are my heroes. Especially E! *sigh*

Julie in Ohio said...

Anna, I have seen "Dead Zone". I'm not a Stephen King fan (I'm a wimp) but I like that show. AMH is completely transformed. He went from a skinny runt to a buff man. WOW!

Monica Burns said...

I just realized it's confession time. I didn't have pictures of teen idols on my walls or even in my student desk (oh hell, what desk, that was my bed! LOL). What I had was the stereo I won and my Texaco Opera Saturdays. I know I was such a geek! LOL

Julie in Ohio said...

Monica, I'm with you on baseball. I can't watch that sport. Nine inning is way too long for anyone to have to endure.

However, football has those wonderful tight uniforms that enhance the players shapes in all the right places. *g*

Rach said...

You guys are so great! Ah, the crushes of the '80's. MK, I too loved Tom Cruise--too bad he had to take such a creepy turn!

All of the hotties you named were indeed quite yummy. My favorite though was John Cusack. He wasn't necessarily sexy, but there was something about him. Must be the eyes... Still love him as a matter of fact.

Rach said...

Monica, I didn't have any teen idol posters up either--my mom wouldn't let me put tape on the walls, or use thumb tacks/push pins. Oh, the deprived childhood I had.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Wow. I'm in Provincetown< MA which has some of the things I love most in the world: lobster, beautiful shopping, and gay men. Read it and weep.

Yeah, I know JulieO, he's a two first name guy: Horacio Elizondo. I just think he deserves the first today. He's Argentinean. I think I told you I visited there once and the men were so so so beautiful. I thought these photos were neat, cause not only does he ref, but he uses his body in a very expressive way. Si. I'm thinking what you are.

So, I'm thinking, if I ever become fabulously famous I'll have a RBtheBook cruise. Someone menioned the idea before, Stace? Rache? We'll cruise to Italia for research purposes. And we'll definitely see Juventus play. And eat at lots of outdoor cafes so we can ogle men.

Welcome back, Andrea ! You;ve turned this into a sleepover. No, wait. A blogover? Anyway, we won't tell Bob about the other Bobby Vs. She wore Bluuuuuu Vel-vet....

Anna Bella!!!!! Can't wait til tomorrow. These girls won't know what hit em. Funny, every time writers stop by we seem to read a theme: "I really should be writing; I'm on deadline; I need to get back to work, but..." Welcome to our world. :)

Vivi, I so knew you would have a fantasy for us! Glad you're back.

Youse make me feel so good to come here every day!

I'm loving reading all this...

Julie in Ohio said...

Yes, Rach!! I forgot about John Cusack!
I think I like him better now, though. Of course, I loved him in "Say Anything" but my fav is "ConAir" and "America's Sweetheart".

Rach & Monica, I am so sorry that you weren't able to put up posters. I used them for wallpaper.
I couldn't poke holes in my walls but they couldn't stop me from using tape. :o)

Julie in Ohio said...

Sorry, Michelle. I didn't know he his first name was Horacio. *blush*

Provincetown sounds lovely. You've made me hungry for seafood, but I bet it's better there then at Red Lobster. :o)

Rach said...

You know, Julie, I agree. He was certainly a cute dork, but he is so much more interesting now. He really takes on such unique projects--much like Johnny Depp. Mmmmmm, Johnny...

Michelle, I'm so glad you popped in--I know you must be one busy bella =). Yummo, lobster. One of the best things about living on the east coast (way east coast as a matter of fact) is all the AWESOME fresh seafood. I had the *best* scallops Monday night =).

Manda Collins said...

Michelle! Our Queen Bella!
Glad you are having fun in MA! Eat some seafood and check out some hotties for us:)

I'm with you guys on the John Cusack. So adorable. And smart! I like some brains with my brawn. Okay I guess he's not brawny, but he is tall. Sigh. I do love him.

Vivi Anna said...

I missed you too Michelle..

I'm on a deadline...and getting ready for holidays and going to Atlanta for Nationals...

I have to look my best if I'm going to flirt with hot Georgian men!

Rach said...

Vivi, have a blast and be sure to bring back some yummy snaxy guys stories for us!

Kati said...

Yes Vivi! Have a blast. I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE me some southern men. Such good manners, and they love their mamas!

I agree on the John Cusack thing. He was so perfect in Say Anything. It has some of the best lines ever! When I get together with my college buddys, we still always have a "key master." Cameron Crowe (who wrote and directed the screen play) is a genius!

Julie in Ohio said...

I was watching CNN last night and Anderson Cooper was on.
Is it just me or does he have a certain "air" about him?
I think it is his gray/silver hair but I find him kind of sexy in a distinguished sort of way.

Rach said...

Oh, yeah, Julie, he's definitely got an "air" =). I think he's cute, and he and snaxy man E have it going on with that silver hair.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OK. Anderson Cooper. Can you say, "Take me to your metrosexual leader?"

John Cusak. Don't know what it is, but it's sumthin. And Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" from Say Anything is still a major crank it in the car tune. I dig PG.

I'm looking forward to the Southern men in Atlanta, but Isuspect I'm gonna be spendin me some time with lots of chicks and no men. A Northern girl can dream, cain't she?

OK. So I was at the dentist about a week ago, for like 2 hours, and I had this major-awesome romantic fantasy to while away the time. The hero was a former Italian soccer player who's mother writes romance novels being translated to English. He, of course, sees me and falls madly in love, wanting me desperately despite the fact I'm married with children (and have the body to prove it). Alas, I have to break his heart, but not before a romantic slow dance on the beach and a near kiss...

That was what this blog was about, Bellas, remember?


Dinner was great, btw. Pouring here, but lovely and quaint and very relaxing. Sheesh, didn't realize I was so stressed. WEll, yeah, I did.

Manda Collins said...

You know you've read too many historical romances when you read the words "Georgian men", and think of powdered wigs instead of southern drawls.

Right on with the Anderson Cooper!

I fell in love with him when he broadcast from the parking garage of my office in dowtown Mobile for Hurricane Ivan. I, unfortunately, was evacuated to Tallahassee, FL, but I stayed up all night with Anderson in my hotel room watching his rain drenched struggle to stay upright by holding onto a large concrete planter. AC wet is HOT!
Best hurricane evacuation perk ever!

Did you know his mom is Gloria Vanderbilt? How wierd is that?

Michelle, isn't Peter Gabriel the best? "In Your Eyes" is great, but my favorite of his is "Salsbury Hill." Something about it just makes me happy. Good fantasy, BTW.

Good night, ladies!

Rach said...

Sure, Anderson is metro, and typically metro men don't do it for me, but hey, he's still cute, just like Orlando is cute. Not fantasy inspiring, but cute none the less.

Nice fantasy, btw. My imagination must be on vacation. Sorry about the rain, that bites! Keep relaxing! =)

Vivi Anna said...

Oh Michelle, that fantasy would've kept me happy at the dentist too...except in mine, we get it on after we slow dance!!! ;-)

MsTypo said...

Sorry ladies but Anderson is taken. He's mine! Of course he doesn't know it yet since we haven't met. And my husband may or may not object. *sigh* Mrs. Typ0 Cooper. Has a nice ring to it, don't you think? :p

Now, i may be showing my geeky tendancies but the other older man in my fantasy life is Patrick Stewart of ST: TNG fame. Make it so! :D

Julie in Ohio said...

I'm sorry, Nairobi, if you misunderstood but I'm not wanting to marry Anderson I just want to ogle. :o) My heart belongs to another.
I understand to attraction to Patrick Stewart. He has to great british accent that never fails to send shivers down the spine. :o)

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Wait, the way Nairobi wrote her comment made me think of another "older" guy. Sting, whom I've loved through the ages. Thanks you, oh thank you, Nairobi for reminding me of that! Wouldn't your husband allow an open marriage with Anderson, what with his working and travelling the world so much. Veeeeeery conveeeenient, I'd say.

MsTypo said...

Michelle, dang you caught on! So far Hubby hasn't noticed that each of his business trips coincides with one of Anderson's "on location reporting" trips. :p

Hey, a girl can dream, can't she. :p