Friday, October 11, 2013

August 2013s Hunk Actor Jesse Williams

My very first Hunk was "Grey's Anatomy" star, actor Jesse Williams. The photo that was featured at the time was a solo of Jesse. However, with the recent news that he and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee are expecting I felt it prudent to include the beauty behind the hunk. We all know who Jesse is, but not everyone knows he's even married -- although, a quick Google of his name will soon rectify that.

Back in a 2010, Jesse told USA Today of his wife: "She's been with me through all different facets of my career... She's stuck with me through thick and thick and thin." Aryn must have some major staying power, because she has built a successful career for herself as a real estate agent.

Now, while I admire Aryn's accomplishment, and respect her role as his wife, this post is really about Mr. Jesse Williams. He is downright scintillating. He's also young, and relatively new to acting. When Jesse first started out, he had a boyish charm. Maturity is giving him an element of danger. I expect that once Hollywood has Seasoned him a few times, he'll become even more famous as a heartthrob. Aryn, if you ever make it to this page, I've got to tell you, hun: "Your husband's a Hunk!"

September 2013's Hunk is Actor: Joe Manganiello

If you know anything about me, you know I've got a major crush on actor Joe Manganiello. Yep! At 6'-5" tall, and built like a pyramid on tanned marble columns, he's my idea of masculine perfection. Therefore, it goes without saying that the man I chose as 'Hunk of the Month' for my thirtieth birthday was of course was The Divine, Joe. 

This photo was chosen because everything looks even better in black and white.

A Little TLC for Locs

Most of the guys I know say that a woman's hair is one of the first things that gets their attention. In 'Drawing the Line', Brody uses his hands to illustrate why Corvette's long, luscious strands have caught his attention. 

While I don't have hair-to-there like she does, my #locs are attention grabbers too. For the #womenreaders out there, here's a recipe for some TLC that will leave your hair looking and feeling as sexy as you are.

Mix together:  2 parts virgin coconut oil 
                      1 part honey
                      1 part olive oil
                      1 part avocado oil for coarse hair; or 1 part sweet almond oil for wavy hair.

Massage your mixture through damp hair, especially working through the ends. Leave for about a half an hour before rinsing with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Now, if you don't plan to spend the night next to Mr. Moment, go right ahead and wrap your hair up with a plastic cap or plastic wrap, and cover with a head-tie or something. Then shampoo and condition in the morning. If you've got locs like I do, or the coconut oil is a little too thick for your hair, you can always use a clarifying shampoo and conditioner. 

The Top 5 Rude Awakenings of Rookie Writers

Since my last post, I have been forced to acknowledge some pertinent facts about writing.

  1. It is not financially or psychologically beneficial to write only one genre. Freelance work helps to alleviate financial worries. Taking time to read and write other works offers satisfaction, knowledge, and inspiration. 
  2. Writing requires that you plan for every contingency. The phone will ring. The battery will die on your computer just as you remember to hit the 'Save' button. Have as many backup plans as you can imagine.
  3. When a problem occurs -- and it will -- a writer must be prepare to try every applicable plan, then come up with new ones that actually work in the scenario. 
  4. When you're on a roll The Bandit of Great Ideas will swoop in and whisk your time or inspiration away. He's much like the character Swiper from 'Dora the Explorer'. Sometimes he'll obey a firm "No!"
  5. While it is always time to write, you must make time for everything else. Often, a writer is an unbalanced mix of recluse and socialite. Despite the tendency to get lost in reading and writing, it is even more important to get out there in the world and experience new places, new people, and new activities. After all, how can you write about Oktoberfest if you've never been?