30 July 2010

Behr Pick: Furry Buddies

Is there anything more beautiful than two furry men lying together? I like how they appear opposites: the one is furrier and smiling and the other has the beautiful goatee and a serious expression. Both are handsome and gorgeous.

So here's the update on the health: The ENT was a stoic, older, Korean doctor who has NO sense of humor. He checked my ears, throat, and nose - maybe that's why he's an ENT - and did this light trick with my sinuses. He seemed unaware of the x-rays and CT scan so I have to go back to him after he reviews the reports. When I got home I called my internist's office to verify the information had been sent. I have a followup appointment for next week.

The ophthalmologist was fairly uneventful. My prescription has changed, just as I suspected. I see well enough with my glasses but it had been three years since my last check up. No sign of disease or glaucoma although the lens is starting to yellow with cataracts; the doctor assured me it is due to age. Thanks buddy! It took about 3 or 4 hours for my eyes to recover from being dilated. It always gives me a little headache so I came home and had a couple of cocktails!

Another odd incident today. As I was walking up to the ophthalmologist's office, a bearish black guy was coming out and he smiled and said "How you doing?" I responded, naturally, but it caught me off guard because, well quite frankly, most people aren't that friendly! This coupled with the other stranger on Wednesday has me scratching my head. Is it me? Is it aftereffect of the full moon?

I'm happy it's Friday. I'm thinking about going to a bear/cub event at the Anaheim House of Blues tonight. I normally don't do this kind of thing but I really need to get out and socialize more. I know some guys who are going so I may talk myself into it.

Other than that, no plans for the weekend. What are you all up to? BEHR HUGS!!



29 July 2010

Today is the Day

Today is the day I see the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) specialist and will find out if it's a cyst, tumor, or alien nesting in my head. I really think it's going to be a "non-event" meaning it is going to turn out to be a minor condition. I'm relying on the attending physician who says the specialist should be able to take care of it without surgery. I'm really not that worried.

I'm also seeing the ophthalmologist in the afternoon since it's been about three years and I'm fairly certain my eyes have changed. And not for the better. It's never for the better, is it? If my prescription has changed I'm hoping to get new lenses and keep my cool Prada frames. I also want to get a spare pair of glasses. I only have the one pair plus prescription sunglasses. A second pair would ease mind about accidentally damaging my Prada pair.

So what all this means is I'm not going to work and could sleep in. Oh how I wish I could have awakened next to this absolutely gorgeous man, Zied. Although not furry he's a beefy hunk and my word! look at those pectorals! He's just waiting for a tongue bath! I would happily oblige.

Yesterday I had a nice little incident happen. I was walking toward the Red Line - it's the Los Angeles underground light rail - and was waiting for the light to change at an intersection. Some guy walked up next to me and I really didn't think anything about it. Through my peripheral vision I noticed he turned toward me. Since I was listening to my iPod, I heard muffled sound so I pulled out the one earphone and said "I'm sorry?" He said "It's awfully cool for summer." I responded in agreement, saying something about it almost being August and we have yet to have summer weather. He smiled and then the light changed and off we went. We weren't exactly in step but he also was going down into the subway system. He veered off toward another line and that was that. I just was kind of taken aback that a total stranger - make that a CUTE total stranger - would speak to me about something as innocuous as the weather, especially since I was listening to myiPod. The only explanation I can offer is that he saw the NOH8 button on my backpack and he wanted to speak to me.

I'll post an update later today or perhaps tomorrow morning on the two appointments. Wish me luck - I'd really hate for it to be an alien nesting in my head. BEHR HUGS!!

27 July 2010

Tattoo Tuesday: Atlas

Tattoos are very personal and for many people the design has a special or personal meaning. I'm sure are those who just get a tattoo (barbed wire bicep band) just to fit in with the crowd and those folks probably get tattoo remorse.

I like this tattoo: a bearish Atlas holding up the world, which is surrounded by the words Trust, Respect, Compassion, Integrity. Definitely words to live by. The tat is different and meaningful. And the detail is incredible. Click it to see it in a bit more detail.

Oh and this tattoo adorns Jon, who, although scowling a bit, is rather cute!

Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday! BEHR HUGS!!







26 July 2010

Behr Pick: Moustache Monday

What better way to celebrate Moustache Monday than with Wade Neff. He has always been high on my "Perfect Man" list. These days, although he's older, he's still as masculine, muscular, and furry as was at the peak of his COLT career.

It's back to work for me today. I'm feeling much better than the end of last week. It will be difficult to follow through with the doctor referral; I'm inclined to just let it pass. I know that's not the right thing to do. I need to address the issue and get it resolved.

Today is my sister's birthday so dinner will be with her and my parents. I'm fairly certain we'll end up at an old standby Mexican restaurant that we all like.

Other than that...not much going on. May your Monday be swift and painless. BEHR HUGS!!

25 July 2010

Sunday Favorite: 40

Well I guess it would be nice
If I could touch your body
I know not everybody
Has got a body like you
But I've got to think twice
Before I give my heart away
And I know all the games you play
Because I play them too
Oh but I
Need some time off from that emotion
Time to pick my heart up off the floor
And when that love comes down
Without devotion
Well it takes a strong man baby
But I'm showing you the door
'Cause I gotta have faith...

~George Michael, Faith

BEHR HUGS!!

24 July 2010

Saturday Stud & Health Update

This man is so beautiful. I wish I knew more about him other than what's apparent to the eye. Furry, muscular, tattooed, handsome, woofy....I must be feeling better because all sorts of naughty thoughts are going through my head!

So yesterday I stayed home from work in order to see the doctor about the sharp pains in my head. Doctor M, my regular doctor, wasn't available so I so Doctor D. I guess the world of medicine has changed drastically since the last time I had an immediate medical issue. My former GP would have looked in my nose, throat, ears, eyes and made a diagnosis based on what he saw coupled with my explanation of what I'm experiencing. Not so with Dr. D. He did check my eyes but that's about all. He asked me a lot of questions like whether I saw double vision and if I could touch his finger with my finger then touch my nose (I told him I wasn't drunk). He then ordered x-rays of my sinus cavities and a CT scan of my head. He claimed it was sinusitis but I guess he wanted to rule out a brain tumor or an alien nesting in my head. So I had both done yesterday. I wish I could tell you it went smoothly but it did not. However...of the technicians I met, all three were male and all three were c-u-t-e. Why is it we meet cute guys when we feel like crap?

As per the doctor's instructions, I called his office to find out the results of these procedures. As it turns out, I have no brain bleeding or swelling, a good thing. However, my sinuses are inflamed (DUH!) and - here's the kicker - he thinks there's a cyst in one of my sinus cavities. This would explain the frequent headaches and pain. He has referred me to an ENT for further treatment. Of course, it was after 5 pm so I'll have to call on Monday. In the meantime, I am to take Tylenol for the pain. That's fine and dandy except I had already mentioned that Tylenol didn't touch the pain!

This morning I'm feeling better. The pain only occurs occasionally but I'm sure as the day goes on it'll get worse. So I guess after all there IS something growing in me head although not as exciting as a tumor or alien.

I plan to do some chores around the house, watch movies, and pretty much just take it easy. I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday! BEHR HUGS!!

23 July 2010

BehrHunt: Street Hunk

Yesterday afternoon as I walked from my building to the Red Line I passed this guy and his group of three women. I caught a glimpse of the front of him in a building window and he was GORGEOUS...the guns on this guy were amazing. He wasn't a bear or even a cub, just a young muscle hunk. I know I should have taken a frontal shot but I have no spine when it comes to taking pictures of hot strangers on the street, especially when they look like they could easily pound me into the pavement.

Still...the backside was pretty dang delectable.

BEHR HUGS!

Introducing Big Beautiful Men

If you like big, beefy, meaty, strong men...then have I got the website for you!

Big Beautiful Men is available right here on Blogger. The owner, TomJon, contacted me to first say how much he loves Behr Blather (shameless self-plug) and asked that I add his site to my blog roll. I checked his site out and decided to give him a shout out to help promote Big beautiful men. I've taken a look and WOOF GRRRR!! it is full of big beautiful men! I've included some pics here from his site so you can see a random selection of the men he features.

So please check it out and tell TomJon hello!

BEHR HUGS!!



Staying Home

The pain in my head has not gone away so I'm staying home from work today. I'm going to try to get an appointment to see my doctor. Three days of this is more than I can handle.

Before anyone thinks I'm going to spend the day lounging around, eating bon-bons and drinking mimosas, I'm actually going to get some things done: laundry, ironing, dishes, etc. I don't want to just sit on my ass. Despite the pain I will be happier with myself if I stay somewhat productive. That doesn't mean I won't take some nonnies and spend time cuddling with Winston. I just wish I looked as good as today's featured hunk!

Happy Friday and BEHR HUGS!

21 July 2010

Behr Pick: Pawel

I encourage you to click this picture of Pawel to drink in his beauty...ironically I found him on the Beautiful site. I have three other pictures of this god and could not decide which to feature...I chose this one because you can see all of him AND it's just a little bit naughty!

I'm feeling a little under the weather this morning; I won't bore you with details. If it weren't for a meeting with the boss about a project that I need to get started for an August implementation, I would stay home. Maybe I can duck out early today.

That's about all I have. Enjoy your "Friday Eve!" BEHR HUGS!!





Behr Pick: Wooly Wednesday

Fur. It does a body good.

I've always been envious of the hirsute. I wonder what it feels like to have a guy run his fingers through your thick carpet of chest and body fur. I know how it feels to run my fingers through a man's fur but to be on the receiving end? I can only dream. I can't even grow a decent beard. Oh there are times when it looks okay but my genetic hair pattern has a lot to be desired. I know - I should be happy with what I have.

The past couple of days have been a little cooler: in the low 80s. It's comfortable and near perfect. The lack of perfection comes from having to be at work!! I'm hoping our weather remains this way.

Happy Hump Day! BEHR HUGS!!




20 July 2010

Behr Pick: Tattoo Tuesday

Since it's summer, I thought this gentleman was the perfect selection for Tattoo Tuesday. He's tattooed, muscular, furry, handsome....and at the beach! Now I admit I'm not crazy about the side tattoo and chest tattoo...but I can easily overlook those for the sheer fact that the rest of him looks so good.

Monday went well. For some reason I felt good and my mood was lighter than it has been. I'm hoping it's a continuing trend.

Here's to a terrific Tuesday full of BEHR HUGS!!


19 July 2010

Behr Pick: CzAr

Found this handsome man on a social networking site...since I'm not a "friend" there's not a lot of information I can garner from his profile. I know he lives in Barcelona, Spain. That's about it. But just look at that face though....don't really need to know anything else.

Sunday was good; spent it with my folks and did a little more grocery shopping. Made spaghetti for dinner despite the hot weather. It wasn't as scorching as Saturday but still pretty warm.

And now we're back to Monday and the usual routine. I think it's going to be a fairly quiet work week. I hope you all have a good Monday.

BEHR HUGS!!


18 July 2010

Sunday Favorite: 39

This was so me this morning. Well except for the rock hard abs, muscular body, tattoo, and handsome face. I don't think I'm that tan either. Nevertheless, Winston had a terrible time trying to wake me up. I admit though that being awakened by purring and head butts is not an unpleasant experience.

It's already 70-something inside the house.

I heard from one of yesterday's pool party attendees that I was missed. Hmmm.

As per my modus operandi I'm off to see the parental units. It's been a couple of weeks although I have talked to my mom several times this week. I'm also going to stop and see my sister to drop off something she asked me to pick up at the big box warehouse.

Not much else going on. BEHR HUGS!

17 July 2010

From Secrets Posted

From Post Secrets for this week.

*sigh*

Behr Pick: Saturday Splash!

Southern California has been hit with a real summer - finally! Average temps will be in the upper 90s to low 100s throughout the southland. It seems when I was a kid we often had triple digit temperatures....but for many years it seemed we never got much beyond mid-90s. Anyway, we're all being warned about restricted activity, drinking lots of water, wearing light-colored clothing (hence my navy blue ensemble, lol), and being mindful of the elderly, the young, and our pets. Today's pick is exactly what I want to do....throw water on some gorgeous hunk then lick him dry!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on Friday's post. I cannot tell you how loved I feel that you all support me and give me advice and guidance. I literally want to hug each and every one of you!

I was a little sad that I'm not going to attend what will undoubtedly be a fun and refreshing time. I've gotten over that though. It's nearing the noon hour here and I've accomplished quite a bit already this morning. I still have things to do (grocery shopping, ironing, and considering giving Winston a bath) and that will keep me busy. I have a couple of Netflix movies to watch (Valley of the Dolls, Valentine's Day) and I still need to set up my printer. I should also put the small a/c back in the bedroom window! So the day is full and I'm not that sad any more.

Have a wonderful weekend and BEHR HUGS to each and every one of you!!


16 July 2010

Behr Pick: Furry Friday

It's been quite a week...for starters my cold is still hanging on. Just when I think I'm getting better, the congestion comes back. It doesn't help that we here in the LA area are now experiencing a normal summer complete with heat and humidity. My other physical problem is my tendonitis; I think I mentioned in an earlier post that it has flared up again and isn't getting better. In the evenings I put an ice pack on it and before bed use either lidocaine patches or the new Salon Pas strips (which smell like Ben-Gay). There's been some relief but the pain is still present. My train buddies are starting to hound me about seeing the doctor. I think they're tired of me limping down the stairs and grimacing! My fear is that my doctor will want to do an MRI and I'll end up having surgery. Not something I feel I'm up to facing, if that is indeed the diagnosis.

Yesterday evening I received an email from my friend K; he's the one who was seriously ill last year. He asked me if I would be uncomfortable attending a pool party at his place if S was there. (If you're new here or have blocked the memory from your mind, S is my ex. Not to rehash the past but you can check out my past posts Love Not Love [there are three parts].) K mentioned the other guys he's invited, all friends and acquaintances. It's as hot as hell and spending part of a day in a pool with friends sounds wonderful; however, I am not ready to be in S's presence. I doubt I ever will be. And so in declining I'll be disappointing K and that makes me feel guilty and childish and stubborn. But I just cannot do it.

The only thing, right now, that is making me feel better is gazing upon today's furry muscle god. I'm certain you all agree that this is a most excellent balm.

BEHR HUGS!




14 July 2010

Behr Pick: Hump Day

Main Entry: mag·nan·i·mous
Pronunciation: \mag-ˈna-nə-məs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin magnanimus, from magnus great + animus spirit
Date: 1567

1 : showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit
2 : showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind


BEHR HUGS!!!

13 July 2010

Useless Knowledge

Why yes...I do!

BEHR HUGS!!



Behr Pick: Tattoo Tuesday

Open letter to this featured hot tattooed guy:

I don't know your name. But I am totally in lust with you. I might be in love with you. Look how adorably cute you are: with that scruff-covered face, those dark passionate eyes, that cute little soul patch. And that tattoo is wicked hot...the way it curves down from your shoulder over your fur-covered pec to just above your nipple...your nipple that is begging to be licked, sucked, bitten. And damn! I can tell you have great abs, just ready to feel my tongue. I can only imagine the perfection below your waist based on your perfection above it. Now before you think I'm just some horny fat white guy let me tell you I can see in your eyes you're a great guy...fun, playful, yet can be serious, loyal and intelligent. I suspect you have a uncommonly great sense of humor. You're the total package: looks, sex appeal, and all those great personality characteristics that set you apart from most men. So Can you blame me for wanting to please you, do for you, love you for life?
There will be time enough to learn your name and how you like your sandwiches and martinis. So please - whoever you are - marry me!

BEHR HUGS!!

12 July 2010

500

This is Behr Blather's 500th post - can you believe it?!

I want to thank all of you for stopping by, commenting, and following! You have many blog options and I appreciate that you take the time to check mine out. If I could I'd line each of you up and hug each of you.

Happy Monday! BEHR HUGS!

10 July 2010

Sunday Favorite: 38

If there's one thing I cannot stand it's having a cold and not being able to fall asleep. It started on Friday, I wasn't feeling 100% and just knew where it was going. I started taking Zicam - yeah I know people claim you lose your sense of smell - but I've had hit or miss results with it. Sometimes it helps shorten the life of the cold sometimes not. Throughout yesterday it worsened and that's where I am on this Sunday at 2:00 am....in bed trying to sleep, my face hurting and being congested. Fun.

Germany scores! I happened to catch the last bit of the World Cup match yesterday that determined the third (and fourth) place overall winner. It was interesting to watch since I don't know that much about the game of football/soccer. Still, I found myself getting caught up in the excitement.

And my god are those vuvuzelas annoying or what?!

BEHR HUGS!

Saturday Behr Pick: Plaid

Here we are - another weekend that's starting out pretty yucky weather-wise. It's cool and overcast outside and it's been like this all week. It's July for crying out loud! I suspect So Cal will be hit with a heat wave in October. Crazy weather.

My tendonitis in my right knee has been giving me trouble all week. A couple years ago, while working at the theater, I developed this condition in my right knee. Last year, while in Oakland for work, I slipped and fell on my knees, which aggravated it again. Not sure what I did but this morning I can barely bend my knee without seeing white lights. Last night I iced it then put some lidocaine patches on it in hopes it would help reduce the swelling and relieve the pain. No such luck. I'll survive; it just makes it difficult to accomplish some chores.

My depression has lifted for the most part. Keeping busy and staying off the bear social networking site has helped. I'll probably give it another week or so then return to the site; I check in occasionally just to answer any messages from guys who don't quite understand the "taking a break" comment in my profile.

One bright spot is a friend in SF is thinking of coming down for a long weekend. He's never been to the LA area so it will be fun to show him the sights: Hollywood Blvd., the Griffith Park observatory, Santa Monica pier, and of course, Disneyland!

Other than that all that news...it's going to be an uneventful Saturday. Enjoy your weekends!! BEHR HUGS!!


09 July 2010

Behr Pick: Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner is a porn actor who I recently discovered thanks to the blog brutos-eros. The blog contains several clips of Paul's abilities. What I like about Paul is, well of course, his fur and adorable facial hair. I could spend time just licking that chest. But what I like most is that, while fit, he's not buff or ripped. There's a little layer there around his midsection. Who needs six-pack abs when your legs are in the air, right? I suspect in a few years he'll go the bear route. GRRR.

It's finally Friday - woo hoo! I always look forward to Friday because this is my "eat lunch out" day. My coworker and I decided quite some time ago to brown bag lunch four days a week rather than eat out; I was spending nearly $55 on lunch a week. This way I'm saving money and hopefully eating a little healthier.

That's about all I have. BEHR HUGS!!












































08 July 2010

Behr Pick: Richard

I found Richard on a social networking site and just knew I had to share him with you. I love the look of the photography; it has an almost animated look to it. (Click on it to embiggen and check it out.) That does not detract, however, from this incredibly handsome and fit man. First - I love his chest. I am a huge pushover for fur (as you all know) and those nipples are like sweet berries waiting to be tasted. I also like the touches of leather and elements of "cowboy." He could rope me and ride me any day.

And yes, I just wrote that out loud for all to read.

Yesterday was not a good day for me. I'm not going to go into great detail because the last thing I want to do is come across like some emotionally disturbed psycho. I had a few different conversations with different friends during which I found some startling news about each; this has only added to my already existing melancholy state. Let me just say: sometimes I don't understand men at all.

We're now one day closer to Friday and the weekend. I. Can't. Wait.

BEHR HUGS!


07 July 2010

Behr Pick: Black and White Hump Day

Can you believe it's Hump Day already?! Woo hoo! I really like these short weeks. And when one can gaze upon the backside of a muscular tattooed hunk it only makes it better.

While the East Coast is suffering through a heat wave, we here in So Cal experienced cool temps, overcast skies, and the heaviest mist you'd ever care to see. I actually think it was rain because everything was wet for several hours this morning.It seems everyone is experiencing unusual weather patterns this season. I'm not exactly complaining though; as I get older it seems I have less tolerance for the heat, especially when humidity is involved. So the cooler weather, although a bit offbeat for July, is welcomed.

Enjoy your Hump Day! BEHR HUGS!!






06 July 2010

Behr Pick: Dave

Is anyone else experiencing funky things with Blogger? Last night I saw I had two unmoderated comments so I clicked on the link and got a blank page saying there were no unmoderated comments. So I clicked over to gmail and sure enough, there are two emails reflecting two comments to two different posts. I opened them, read them, smiled, and clicked Publish this comment and received a specific error message.

Did you know that the only place to report problems is an open forum? There were several other comments about the same experience. So I guess I'll wait it out.

So hey V - sorry about your comments; yours were the ones affected by the blather above. Thanks for your continued support!

Today's pick came from a social networking site, I believe. His name is Dave and he's purty!

BEHR HUGS!!

05 July 2010

Behr Pick: Matthew Stephen Herrick

This cameraman was found over at Beautiful...his name is Matthew Stephen Herrick and wow! what a set of abs!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Monday; I'm off work today. When a Federal holiday falls on a Sunday we get the next day off too. I'm trying to motivate myself to get out and do some yard work while it's still overcast. Unfortunately, I woke up this morning with a headache. I've awakened with a headache on July 5 for as long as I can remember; it's the sulphur in the air from the illegal fireworks being shot off less than a 1/4 mile from my house. In the city proper, where I live, fireworks are illegal but on the other side of the road to which my house backs up is county and fireworks are allowed. Or at least they're shot off. And we're not talking the fountains and flower bloom fireworks but the bottle rocket type. So I may wimp out and just read today.

Okay was that TMI? LOL - hope everyone is well. BEHR HUGS!!



04 July 2010

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 4th of July to all of my American followers.

BEHR HUGS!!

03 July 2010

Saturday Silliness

Found this over on FailBlog....and it had me LMAO.

BEHR HUGS!!

A New Look

This morning I've been playing with the design templates, trying something new. Let me know what you think. The basic elements are there, just trying something different from what I had previously. Unfortunately, the older posts still retain the brown-colored text so if you're visiting for the first time or decide to check out a previous post, please know that they will look rather unglamorous!

I found the accompanying picture on the Beautiful website. The bottom banner bar states Joe Oppedisano - so I'm assuming that is the name of the model. Gorgeous, isn't he?

Enjoy your long weekend everyone! BEHR HUGS!!

02 July 2010

Friday's Five

What better way to start the holiday weekend than with five men?

Go on...pick your favorite and take him home.

BEHR HUGS!





01 July 2010

Behr Pick: Painted Hunk

As we say good-bye to June Pride and hello to July, here's a colorful reminder that Pride doesn't have to happen once a year. We can be proud, loud, and fabulous all year long.

This is perhaps especially true as those of us in the U.S. prepare to celebrate Independence Day. We are Americans of which - deep down - we are proud to be. As gay Americans, that pride is tarnished by our second class citizenship. It's a tough place to be. Just because of who we love and who we are.

In Del Shores' "Sordid Lives," Ty, the gay character, talks about how he loved church as a boy and he misses church as a gay adult. He then says "How do you embrace something that doesn't embrace you?"

That's America. We love this country because it does afford us many freedoms; just not the same freedoms as everyone else. We love this country because, despite its many shortcomings, it is the greatest country on the face of the earth. But is that enough? Do we continue to embrace this great country that does not embrace us? Or is it time to abandon our complacency and step up to the plate to issue a call to action? Do we fight back? And when I say fight, I mean FIGHT. Do we dare rise up against the democratic aristocracy that is known as Congress and the clergy? Do we become like the French Resistance fighters of WWII or those who ran the Underground Railroad during the American Civil War? Do we truly have a cause worth fighting for?

I don't know the answer. But this July 4 as we barbecue, watch fireworks and perhaps get a little drunk - let's examine ourselves and our situation and ask ourselves: are we satisfied with being just Americans? Or do we want to be GAY Americans?

BEHR HUGS!!