Saturday, December 31, 2005

Beautiful Girls / Hotties

I also highly enjoy ranking girls, what guy doesn't? And also like most dudes, I'm convinced I have a keen eye for feminine beauty, but as with most things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Again, not unlike the "best bands" argument, there's certain categories of hotness in a girl. There's "porn-star hot" (Playmates and Pamela Anderson, whom I don't really find that attractive even though it's easy to see why guys love her, and a source of debate between some of my friends,
Melinda from the Real World Austin I would consider in this group), "model hot" (Estella Warren, Charlize Theron, Rebecca Romijn in her early days, Heidi Klum, you get the picture), and "girl next door hot" (Jessica Alba, Katie Holmes before Tom Cruise ruined her, Lauren and Kristin from Laguna Beach, and Cameran from the Real World, whom I consider the hottest female Real World cast member in Real World History).

I lean heavily towards girl next door hot and model hot, along with probably most guys.

My Top 11 Hotties List will be posted soon.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE: May you all kiss a hottie near and dear to you tonight at midnight.

ALSO: Be on the lookout for Tennis Hotties, as Whitney from Meandering Endlessly and FJDelgado from Letter Never Sent rank the current Top 11 Tennis Hotties List within the next 3 days.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

update: R.I.P. Elrod Hendricks, The Oriole Way will never die

Elrod Hendricks passed away last week. His death is really sad for all Orioles fans, and all of Baltimore.

His funeral was held today at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, a Roman Catholic Church off of Charles Street in Baltimore, MD. I attended Midnight Mass there on Christmas.

All of the Oriole greats were in attendance, but only Melvin Mora of the current team made an important Oriole and beautiful person - Elrod - a priority in his life.

I'll never forget chatting with Elrod in the right field bleachers next to the bullpen the only time I had a chance to speak with him. It was probably in 1999. I asked him what he thought the differences were between today's pitchers, and the hurlers of his day. As always, he gave a candid, but classy response.

What an end to the worst season and year in all of Orioles history.

the AP story on an Oriole great

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Sufjan Stevens is a badass

Sufjan Stevens is a music genius, and everyone should listen to him RIGHT NOW.

Dodge over at My Old Kentucky Blog has posted a good primer of MP3's that I would highly recommend to everyone who listens to good music.

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