30 November 2010

Behr Pick: The Mind of a Cub

Not too long ago, I was contacted by mdlevicub who inquired about the subject of one a picture I had posted. He also had some very nice things to say about Behr Blather, which flattered me to no end. He has since started his own blog, titled The Mind of a Cub. If you like hot bears and cubs, I encourage you to check it out. He also includes pictures of his adventures, which includes visits to amusement parks and nights out with his cute friends. Give him a look and a holler....you won't be disappointed!


28 November 2010

Sunday Favorite: 49

I miss sharing my Sunday morning.
I miss waking early to watch him sleep then kissing him awake.
I miss playfully fighting over who is going to make the coffee and retrieve the newspaper from the drive.
I miss snuggling on the couch as the furnace blasts away the cold morning chill.
I miss sharing a pot of coffee and making breakfast for two.
I miss lazing in his arms and knowing there's no better place to be on a cold November morning.
I miss being in love.


27 November 2010

Behr Pick: Plaid Hoodie

The night temperature has dropped here in Southern California. I know it is nothing compared to other parts of the country or world, but for us it's cold. When I got up the other morning it was 56-degrees inside the house. The days are still mild, with the temperatures in the 70s. Shorts and t-shirts are perfectly comfortable attire. But once that sun drops, it gets cold and a jacket - or plaid hoodie - is needed.

I'm sure one of my followers will be able to identify today's pick. I like his soft dusting of chest fur, his flat stomach, his cut abs, his perky nipples...and of course his adorably cute face. He could keep me warm at night!

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a month away? I've barely started my shopping. Yesterday (Black Friday) I did not go anywhere because I don't like crowds. But I will have to venture out sooner or later. I'm trying to do as much of my shopping online as possible. I've also put off putting up the holiday decorations. I just can't quite do it yet.

Are you excited about the holidays? Have you started - or finished - your shopping?


26 November 2010

Behr Pick: Red Bear

This is Kris, who sent me an e-mail to tell me that he loves Behr Blather. He also included his pictures because I like beefy red headed guys in jock straps. His kind words meant the world to me. But more than that, this totally hot bear is graciously letting me feature him.

Thank you Kris!


25 November 2010

Behr Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1

Last night I went to see a late showing of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1." I assume you have all heard of it. The movie time was 9:50 p.m., which really means 10:05. All the same...I enjoyed it immensely for the following reasons:

*As mentioned by several bloggers, Rupert Gint (Ron Weasley) is turning into one handsome and hunky ginger. (I thought I'd get that out of the way.)

*The faithfulness of the movie to the book. I re-read the book several months ago but my memory isn't what it used to be so there were a few things I'd forgotten.

*I really enjoyed the different cinematic styles used throughout the movie: straight forward filming, the blurry movements, and of course the animated telling of the original hallows

I've read all seven books and now have seen all of the movies (I actually own all those released on DVD). I know it's not easy to adapt a book to the big screen but each movie becomes more and more remarkable. From the cinematography to the acting to the musical score, HP7a (as I call it) is a darn entertaining book.

And if anyone sees this and doesn't wish that he or she was a wizard or witch something is seriously wrong with them!


24 November 2010

Behr Pick: Hump Day Friday

It's Hump Day - - and for me my work Friday! That's right, I'm not working the day after tomorrow. (For my international followers, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, a day set aside to stuff oneself with turkey and stuffing and other starches. There are some who pretend to be a turkey and get stuffed themselves.) After today, I will only have 10 working days left until my vacation. I'm also hoping that today will be a short, early day. Since my boss isn't around I'm thinking of ditching out a little early.

I like this picture, btw. I'm not quite sure what the appeal is but I suppose it has to do with the handsome guy in a jockstrap. In my head, I imagine he's about to bend forward and some other hunky guy is going to start eating his ass. And although I'm not much of a participant in that act, I certainly don't mind watching others engage in it.

So what do YOU think the story is behind this picture? Click the Comment link and let us know.


23 November 2010

Behr Rant: Air Travel

"Don't touch my junk!"

By now, most Americans - and our foreign friends too - have heard the now popular phrase uttered by a San Diego man who recently refused the body scanner and the physical pat down. The homophobic implications are the least of our worries.

Air travel has changed over the years, pretty much like everything has. In this day and post-9/11 age, we all know the inconvenience of air travel: removing our shoes, belts, and all metal objects and hoping that the walk-through scanner doesn't pick up on that pierced nipple or stray piece of chewing gum foil in your pocket. We can no longer carry liquids in our carry-on luggage unless it's only a few ounces. Removing our laptops from their cases. In addition, anything we have is scrutinized and questioned. Here's a personal experience hint: don't take a roll of quarters. It freaks them out.

We were first introduced to the full body scanners in Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Do you think that was a coincidence? We all knew they were coming. It was just a question of technology, development, time, and of course cost. But now they're here and a part of the air travel experience.

But now thanks to this one guy, people are now coming forward with their horror stories of being patted down by TSA and how violated they feel. My mother regaled me with a similar story about having her blouse yanked up while the agent patted her down. While I'm certain that women have a different take on it than I do, I cannot help but scratch my head and ask: if you know metal is going to set off the scanner why the hell did you wear an underwire bra? Yes it's a pain to have to plan one's air travel wardrobe so it is comfortable, stylish, and yet safe enough to pass through security. Thinking ahead and planning will help eliminate problems.

One woman recently complained about the full body scanner. She felt violated because it flooded her with the memory of being sexually molested. Someone could see under "naked" under her clothes. Perhaps I'm being insensitive but...standing fully clothed while ONE person looks is not a violation of your personal being. When I last flew out of the Oakland, CA airport I had the full body scan. Guess what: I did not feel violated. I did not care that anyone could see me naked under my clothes. We're all naked under our clothes, like it or not

I agree that the TSA agents who are conducting the physical pat downs need to be better trained in technique, sensitivity, and demeanor. But a reminder to those of you who insist on being patted down: it's not pleasant for the agent either. Can you imagine having to touch that many people to ensure the safety of all passengers?

And that's what it boils down to, isn't it. Safety. Protection. No one would dream of some freak idiot having an underwear bomb. But it happened. And tighter controls had to be implemented. We no longer live in a safe world. Even domestic air travel can be dangerous. And quite frankly, I would be suspicious of anyone - ANYONE - who refused both the body scan and/or the pat down.

I am of the opinion that - although the scanners are a pain - they do a job. One that is unfortunate but necessary. I don't want to be on a plane that gets hijacked or blown apart because someone had an incendiary device in his/her possession that was overlooked because TSA was lax in doing their job. I think a majority of people would prefer the inconvenience. Is the "perceived" uncomfortableness of a body scan or pat down really not endurable if the alternative means being blown up?

Our world has changed. And it continues to change. We must adapt. We must think of the greater good rather than our own selfish personal idiosyncrasies. The "Me" age is over. You don't want to have the body scan because you're afraid of radiation? Then get patted down. If you don't want that then take the train. Or drive. Or just stay home. Because the rest of us are going to do what is necessary to ensure everyone's safety.

Not to mention it's been a long while since I've been groped. If I have to fly somewhere to get it, then so be it.


20 November 2010

Behr Pick: Sexy Saturday

What better representation for Sexy Saturday than super sexy Stephen White? GRRRR! I want to lick him all over. And I mean....ALL. OVER.

Tonight is the last performance of "Twelve Angry Jurors" at the local community theater. It's been a decent run. Mid-sized audiences, not too small and definitely not large. They've been appreciative, that's what counts. Last night the performance was video taped so a submission to the arts council can be made; we're looking for grant money.

Have I mentioned that we're in our 89th season? And that we're the oldest continuously running non-profit community theater west of the Mississippi? Well...we are and we are.

Aside from doing chores this morning I'll be going to a coworker's daughter's birthday party. She's 31 so it's not like a kiddy party. Thank god. I wouldn't go otherwise.

We're enjoying some rain here in the Southern California region. I'm actually loving it. It might put a damper on the party this afternoon and the closing night party for the theater cast/crew but a little water won't hurt. That's why God created hats and hoodies, right??

I'm looking at 13 working days for the rest of the year. Not sure if I'm going anywhere on my vacation or not. It's never about where I'll be going but about where I won't be going. I'm hesitant to spend the money; and I don't have anyone to travel with. I'm tired of traveling alone. Anyway, three weeks off from work isn't too shabby.

I've blathered enough. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. BEHR HUGS

19 November 2010

Behr Pick: Furry Friday

I haven't had much to say this week. Here it is Friday and I still don't. So since a picture is worth a thousand words, here's about six thousand words. Enjoy.


17 November 2010

Hump Day

At nearly 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday this is EXACTLY how I feel. Could this week drag its sorry ass any slower? Or am I the only one who feels like we're trudging through molasses?


16 November 2010

Behr Rant

This morning - as every work day morning - I went to Starbucks when I arrived at work. (There's one in the lower level of the towers I work in here at downtown LA.) I've been coming to this Starbucks practically every day for at least 5 years.

Now the benefit of being a "loyal" customer is when I walk up they pretty much know what I want. Monday through Thursday it's a venti coffee, Pikes Place. On Friday I go fancy with a triple shot vanilla latte (no foam).

This morning as "Jack" the manager is swiping my gold Starbucks card he mumbles that the price went up. Yes...a venti cup of Starbucks coffee is now $2.15. WHAT THE FUCK? That's a 7.5% increase over yesterday's price. I understand that there are increased costs to running a business and all of that....but come on....that is WAY too much for a cup of coffee.

And do you think maybe it could have been mentioned to the customers that the prices were increasing?

So here's what I plan to do. I plan to use up the remaining funds on my Starbucks card...and then quit Starbucks altogether. Maybe an occasional latte or in the off chance I get to meet someone new (date-like). But this daily thing is going to stop. I'm already saving money since making another life change; this will only help keep more money in my account.


14 November 2010

Sunday Favorite: 48

It should be apparent why this is a favorite: iwho doesn't like furry muscle, especially on a Sunday. The added bit of humor - the "peek-a-boo" - is an added bonus. I certainly would like to take a look.

Wouldn't you?


12 November 2010


I totally believe what Buffy says....beer good!

11 November 2010

Behr Pick: Kicking Back

Today is a day set aside to remember those who have served - and are serving - in the U.S. armed forces. The duty and sacrifice that these men and women have made is something the rest of us take for granted. I say "Thank you" to all those who have and are serving. Your dedication and desire to uphold the Constitution and to ensure that Democracy reigns in this country is admirable.

To the President of the United States of America and to Congress I say "Repeal DADT now! There is absolutely no reason why gay, lesbian, and bisexuals should not be able to openly serve. Stop listening to the homophobic ramblings of Senator McCain. Start believing in that Constitution that our armed forces uphold: 'all men are created equal.'"

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I have today off in honor of Veteran's Day. I'm also taking tomorrow off as a vacation day. So I'm on the beginning of my 4-day weekend. If I hadn't been committed to the theater I would have taken a little weekend getaway trip.

Today I plan to do my usual Saturday things: laundry, housecleaning, shopping, etc. That way I can enjoy the rest of the weekend and get some other stuff done. I haven't opened my garage in months; I really need to clean it out so I can get to the holiday decorations. I think I'll hit Disneyland tomorrow for a few hours.


10 November 2010

Behr Pick: Kissing

Everyone is agog with last night's Glee episode and "The Kiss." Or rather, kisses, plural. Personally I saw both coming. Maybe I'm a little jaded about television and cinema but I find both fairly predictable. Which is why reality TV is becoming such an overbearing commodity. But I digress. I loved Kurt's expression immediately after because - well in my book - the bully was hot. I also like how Blaine is mentoring Kurt. Maybe he can give him some "butch" lessons. I thought Will's kiss with Bieste was patronizing. But those are my opinions.

I like kissing. It's one of the most intimate acts. And it can mean so many different things by the why it is done: passion, love, friendship, dismissal...I admit it's been a while since I've had a good snog.

On the topic of "first kiss," I cannot say much. I don't remember mine. I do remember the first kiss with S, my ex...there are days when I swear I can still feel it. And that was over 6 years ago. I've been fortunate to have met some really GOOD kissers. Nothing beats an excellent kiss. You know the kind...they start out tentatively then grow in passion...and all the while you're starting to feel things in other parts of your body...heh heh.....yeah you know what I'm talkin' about!!

Here's to kissing...and hoping we all get kissed today.


09 November 2010

Behr Pick: Tuesday Tattoo

A while back I started waffling back and forth as to whether I found tattoos sexy or not. I started thinking that ink has become commonplace and uninteresting; tattoos are becoming commonplace and uninteresting, especially among male gay porn stars. Take a look: those who are getting the black tats in designs that cover their shoulders, chests, arms, backs, etc look like every one else's. The uniqueness and fascination is waning.

Then I see someone like this guy who has color designs covering major guns. THIS tattooed guy is hot and sexy. His ink is unique, beautiful...it's art. It's possible that his tats tell a story or represent something symbolic to him. THAT is what body art is supposed to be about.

And so my final conclusion is: if the tattoos are unique, in color, tell a story, and/or are artfully rendered, then they tend to make the wearer sexy and hot and woofy. But if the tat designs are commonplace and boring, for example, blocks of black ink, then they just becomes banal and the sexiness and allure dissipate.

Just my opinion on this tattoo Tuesday. BEHR HUGS

08 November 2010

Behr Pick: Blue Monday?

I'm usually kind of blue on Mondays....but not this one. I'm only working three days this week. Count 'em....THREE! I'm ecstatic. No plans yet for Thursday (Veterans Day) or Friday except I won't be going to work. I still have the theater on Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon; but the rest of the time is mine!

Try not to be jealous.


07 November 2010

Sunday Favorite: 47

Back to the black and white photography for today. And a favorite subject, reflections. It's especially nice when the subject is a handsome, young, fit man.

You may remember from previous posts that I was besotted with a long-haired bearded beauty who is in the community theater production in which I'm involved. Well...I no longer am. Oh don't get me wrong, he is handsome and normally I'd still be drooling over him. I discovered, however, that he is not someone I want to waste my time or attention on. I was standing next to the woman who is doing sound and he walked up to her after the show Friday night and hugged her. Now, it's true she's known him since he was a little boy. But I'm involved in the show as well and I thought it a little rude that he ignored me. Okay not biggie, really. Maybe he's shy since we've not been properly introduced. A group of us headed out to a restaurant for food/drinks. Because of the number of people some of us went into the bar because we just wanted a drink; others waited for a table for service. When I went to leave, I stopped at a table to say good-bye to the people sitting there. As I spoke to one of the actresses, the bearded guy turned away from the table toward no one as I spoke. Once outside, I said something to my lesbian friend and she said he's homophobic.

Really? He's involved in the theater and homophobic? Really??

It definitely explains his lack of manners toward me and apparent avoidance.

It's difficult for me to understand homophobia in the theater. I know it exists but it still amazes me. Some of the most creative and talented people I've met in the theater are GLBT. And maybe that's why certain straight theater folk are homophobic: it's based on envy.

I'm disappointed that a handsome talented guy turns out to be ugly on the inside.
I've decided to just steer clear of him, not say anything about or to him, do my job, and just ignore him. And I always have the option of turning the lights out on him early.


05 November 2010

Remember Remember

Remember Remember
The Fifth of November
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot

Behr Pick: Jason Woof

Yesterday I mentioned receiving a very nice e-mail from Jason Woof. Here's what he had to say:

Just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog, I post a woof of the day everyday on facebook and your blog has supplied me with many great entries! Keep the hot men comin!

When I thanked Jason for his kind words and mentioned my small shout out he responded with his picture. Talk about WOOF! And throw in a huge GRRRR as well! Handsome man. And I'm flattered he uses Behr Blather as a source of inspiration!

Tonight is Opening Night of 12 Angry Jurors at the community theater. Last night's final dress rehearsal went fairly well; I think if I were the director I'd have pushed for some truer emotions but overall it's a darn good production. Hopefully the audiences will like it.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow....I can catch up on my TV shows and my sleep! What are your plans?


04 November 2010

Cool Me Off (NSFW)

I'd rather be in a pool somewhere. Here in Southern California, we never really had much of a Summer - our temperatures were lower than usual. And now we're experiencing an Autumnal heatwave. Make it go away! At this rate we're going to have a 95-degree Christmas. Ugh.

Rehearsals for the show are going well. The actors fucked up last night and skipped a couple of pages so the director made them re-run the second act. I'd already shut down the light board so I had to reboot it. Ugh. Tonight we'll be running the show as if it were a performance, meaning we'll start at performance time. That's 8:00 p.m. So that means it will definitely be a late night.

Today I'll be getting my flu shot, courtesy of my company. This year we had to schedule appointments. I thought this was a good idea because it guarantees that I'll get it. And hopefully I won't have to wait in some long goddawful line.

Yesterday I received a really nice e-mail from "Jason" who wanted to let me know he loves Behr Blather. Evidently he posts a "woof of the day" on FB and he finds a lot of his pics here. I'm flattered! And I will continue to endeavor to provide high-quality eye candy.


03 November 2010

More Followers!

Welcome to these new Behr Blather followers:

TomJon (check out his fantastic blogs)
bear's art (check out his incredible blog)
Chris Lopez
Ho Thuan

Thank you for choosing Behr Blather. I hope to do you proud!


Hump Day

I am so happy it's Hump Day! Here are a few reasons why:

No more political ads!
No more proposition debates!
No more Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina ads (these two were looking to fill the California governor and US Senator seats, respectively)!

It's also half-way through the work week!

Rehearsal last night went fairly well; I had my first run-through with the light board and - if I must say so myself - I did pretty damn good! The director told me the cues were perfect. So I'm very happy about that. Two more nights of rehearsals and then we open.

I admit to being tired because I'm not getting my usual amount of beauty sleep. And ya'll know how much I need my beauty sleep!

Happy Hump Day and BEHR HUGS!

01 November 2010

Welcome, November

Can you believe it is November 1? There are only two months left in this year. Where the hell did the time go? I can't complain too loudly. Between holidays and vacation time, I only work 26 days between now and the end of the year. Yep, I have 16 days of vacation to take. I'm not sure if I'm going to go somewhere or not but I would love to spend it with this gorgeous hunk of man, Eduardo.

The AZ Cardinals lost by 3 to the Buccaneers. Damn. On the upside, the SF Giants lead 3-1 in the World Series over the Texas Rangers. Whenever my team doesn't do well or go to the World Series (they've only been once), I root for the National League team. So I'm happy the Giants are doing well.

So on this Monday I'm in a pretty good mood. I hope you are too!