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8 Years Ago Today – Olympics Craziness! (+ Hotness)

I just realized that it’s “8/8/2016” which is 8 years after “8/8/8” (aka 8/8/2008) which was when NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics began.  MAN.  That doesn’t feel like 8 years ago, but here we are.

OS: Second Night – It is 4:27 and it’s also 8/8/08!

It’s sometimes very strange to consider I used to work at NBC!  That’s weird, but it also isn’t.  I was talking to Larry yesterday about how my interest in the Olympics is back to the levels it was before I was employed at NBCU, which is basically nil.  The only things I do care about….the Men’s Gymnastics Team(s), that’s for damn sure – hello Sam Mikulak and Jake Dalton:

Winter Olympics, continued

Not that I have anything interesting to contribute towards the athletic side of things.  Although we did watch the snowboard cross events and that was awesome with it being a race against others and you’re flying super high in the air. Never something I’d ever do, but I enjoy watching others risk their lives!

Back to my point:  the hotness of these Olympics!   I briefly mentioned two figure skaters that were attractive and I am finally able to confirm that indeed Javier on the ice was pretty cute.  But then I saw some others, notably 2 of the men from the USA bobsled team….wow.  My interest was definitely triggered when NBC ran a story about these two who are roommates (Steve Langton and John Daly) and constantly go around shirtless.  It was such a homoerotic display I was sure they were about to go to town on each other.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/daly-and-langton-olympic-roommates

There are PLENTY others to feast your eyes on but I don’t watch nearly enough Olympics, especially with House of Cards on.  And holy hell, the 11th episode of the 2nd season was quite unexpected.  HELLO, Meacham!

Winter Olympics

So the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi are tonight.  Besides the fact that my work is directly impacted by them, I would only have one real reason to care about them, especially this year with the host country being a real piece of shit towards homosexuals.  Seriously, fuck Russia.  So the real only thing that I’m interested in?  Hotness.   As always.  Here’s some initial guys to keep an eye out for on the figure skating circuit….I’ll update this post periodically as I see more that makes me happy.  🙂

Round 1:

Hoblites: 3 Aug 2012 Edition

Sometimes there is just a need to talk about random stuff but it doesn’t warrant a title all on its own, you know?  I’ve been overwhelming the site with Big Brother updates and I admit, they’re a blast to write.  It satisfies a “fix” to write about a specific topic and is also a challenge to somehow keep it interesting, not only for you, but for me.  Big Brother is on THREE times a week yet those crazy houseguests keep me entertained enough to continue writing.

My Olympic Hotness Interests, Updated:

As I wrote about before, there are some ridiculously hot guys in the XXX Olympics.  GRIN.  Yet the more Ryan Lochte opens his mouth and speaks or shows off that stupid-ass “grille” in his mouth, the more I realize he is an unbearable douchebag – still HOT, but meh in every other factor that there is.  Yet there are others…there are others.  Did you happen to notice the other hottie on the swim team, Nathan Adrian???  Hot, a gold medalist, humble, and actually well-spoken.  Here are some choice pics for you:

Nathan Adrian speedo goodness
Nathan Adrian speedo goodness
Adorable Nathan Adrian grin
Adorable Nathan Adrian grin
Hot and Not-Stupid Nathan Adrian
Hot and Not-Stupid Nathan Adrian19-Nov-2011 14:13, Phase One P30+, 7.1, 80.0mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100
 
Notice the ripped speedo
Notice the ripped speedo
 

 

If you have your eyes open during my network’s pretty amazing coverage of the Olympics, you’ll see plenty (PLENTY) of other hotties throughout the US teams as well as many international teams too.  Congratulations to all the athletes, medal-winning or not.  It really is amazing to see what these folks can do – it’s still an effort to get back into running for me.  Which leads me to….

Return to Running!

With my sciatica seemingly tamed for the time being (I refuse to say cured because I just know if I’m overly careless, that badboy will motherfuckin’ come back and destroy me again) due to Physical Therapy and patience in resuming exercise routines, I have yet again embarked on adding running into my exercise routines.  I did jump back into it a month or so ago but after a week or so of aggressively running a lot more than I probably should have, I got serious pain in my right lower leg.  It didn’t feel like shin splints as it was on the in-side of my leg, not the front, and felt more like a muscle thing.  Regardless, I stopped and let my leg feel good again.  It dawned on me I needed to fucking chill and take things easy as there was no way I could get back to 4-6 mile runs immediately.  I went to runnersworld.com and will take their advice to heart, starting slow and building back up.  I know from experience that shin splints eventually aren’t a thing but that takes a lot of work.  But it will be nice to add this back into my life as it will help on keeping my weight under control.   Due to this addition along with not eating so richly with Larry being in NYC, my weight is at 180, the first time it’s been there since sometime in 2011.  No joke.  That sciatic injury really fucked me over and prevented me from really doing much exercise at all.  Ugh.  It will be nice to feel better about myself and resume being back to around 170.

Pouring My Heart Into Song

This picture was no joke, people!  Okay, it was, but that is a real guitar I’m holding.  And in 2010, I took lessons over the course of the entire year from New York Guitar School.  I got fairly decent, for a beginner.  Yet when we moved to LA in 2011, I never resumed taking lessons and my guitar ended up in its case, constantly sitting in the corner by the dining room table, unobtrusively reminding me that once, we used to make music together.  FINALLY, finally, this week, I took the guitar out of the case, tuned it (it surprisingly wasn’t ridiculously out of tune), and started slowly with just playing D, G, and A7 chords.  Ugh.  I had definitely blocked out the memory of painful fingertips as DAMN.  You definitely build up strange fingertip callouses on the left hand where you press down on the strings to make chords, but they’re necessary so you don’t cry from the pain.  I kept all my instructional materials and songs, so at this point, it’s me playing those three chords as well as Sublime’s “What I Got” and U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”.  And rocking the HELL out of them.  Even strumming patterns are coming back to me.  But yeah, painful fingertips.

Back to NYC, for a weekend

Finally, I’m flying out tonight to the NYC area (truly, I’m going to the part of New Jersey right across the river from Manhattan, but it’s a lot more cool to say New York or NYC) because Larry’s mom is getting married.  It’s supposed to be hot as balls out there.  Yay!  But I’m excited to see the family back there as well as the potential chance to see the city.  Flying back Monday so it’s a real quick trip.  Larry then stays out there till near the end of the month.  Feh.  🙂

Olympics Hotness

Fanning self….

Is it just me (no it is not) but are the athletes on display this Olympics kinda ridiculously attractive?  From the obvious hotness (zomg, Ryan Lochte is ridiculously attractive) found in the swimmers group, there’s also pretty much total hotness in the USA men’s gymnastics team (Danell Leyva is droooooool worthy as is Larry’s favorite, Sam Mikulak), the volleyball team, the water polo team, the wrestling team….I could go on.  And on… Here’s a gallery to give you a perspective.  If you’re a straight guy, sorry, I got nothing for ya here in this post.

Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte - looking almost Daniel Craig-y here
Ryan Lochte - looking almost Daniel Craig-y here
I agree with the text in this Ryan Lochte shot
I agree with the text in this Ryan Lochte shot
 
Ryan Lochte's got a supremely attractive smile and ridiculous....eyes.  So glad he got a hair cut.
Ryan Lochte's got a supremely attractive smile and ridiculous....eyes. So glad he got a hair cut.
The view of Ryan Lochte from below.  Le sigh.
The view of Ryan Lochte from below. Le sigh.
Ryan Lochte doesn't need your appreciative comments.  He KNOWS he's hot.
Ryan Lochte doesn't need your appreciative comments. He KNOWS he's hot.
 
Adorable = Ryan Lochte.
Adorable = Ryan Lochte.
This picture is why Ryan Lochte > Michael Phelps.
This picture is why Ryan Lochte > Michael Phelps.
Ryan Lochte's serious face.
Ryan Lochte's serious face.
 
Danell Leyva - gun show in town
Danell Leyva - gun show in town
Danell Leyva wants to show his front too
Danell Leyva wants to show his front too
Danell Leyva, right, and Jonathan Horton prepare to train on the parallel bars during practice for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Danell Leyva, right, and Jonathan Horton prepare to train on the parallel bars during practice for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) 27-Jun-2012 11:52
 
My goodness, Danell Leyva is FINE
My goodness, Danell Leyva is FINE
I want this to be real.  This is ridiculous if so, as Danell Leyva knows he has nothing to be ashamed of naked. DAMN.
I want this to be real. This is ridiculous if so, as Danell Leyva knows he has nothing to be ashamed of naked. DAMN.
Again, so cute.
Again, so cute.
 

As you may remember, I was writing up posts on my LiveJournal site during the last summer Olympics when at work we had to provide 24/7 support and we had really unfortunate time shifts to deal with.  This year is not like that, fortunately.  We still have to accommodate 7 days a week until the Olympics are over, but not overnight.  The powers that be didn’t want to use the OTTO solution for highlights factory deliverables, and for that, I thank them.  🙂

Additionally, on a non-voyeuristic note, Larry headed back today to New York/New Jersey for about a month.  He’s able to do some work for the Strategy Farm folks and they wanted him to be there in person, so they paid for the flight back.  It’s work and at this point, it’s worth it.   He also hasn’t been home since February and his family definitely misses him, so that’s also good.  His mom is getting married next weekend and for that I’ll be flying back there as well, but only for the weekend.  I’ll make sure to post any pics that look good.   I kid, I kid – I post all pics!