Hug Me Marcus

I think I’m out of words. I’ve been writing and talking (well typing) all weekend. I’ve been trying to help some new writers at the Bar. Also, the horse racing sim has a new message board and I had to go figure out all the moderator stuff. I watched the Belmont. Big bust there. Posted a couple of times at the Bar. Worked on some future posts for the Bar. Worked on a piece for the Z competition. Posted a riposte at JR Ward’s message board. Created a blog for the sim’s version of the Olympics. Listened to the BTR shows… Ack. I’m tired.

That being said… Here’s Marcus. I need some yummy deliciousness. After all the political stuff that went on last week on blogs and on TV, I thought I’d show all the women how great a tree hugger could be. I never thought I could ever be envious of a hunk of wood, but damn. I wish that was me he has those arms and thighs wrapped around. RAWR. I also drooled over the Polo Black commercial all of Sunday. Motley was sprawled in my bed watching Sunday Super Heroes on FX all day. They kept playing the Polo Black commercials that feature Nacho Figueras. Whew! Hotness!

The Marcus numbers for this week are weak, but I rather expected that since my posting and visiting other blogs was weak as well. It was a tough week for me at the office. Busy, busy. Anyway, it’s a recap week and as a reminder there’s only 2 weeks left in this contest. Here’s how the numbers look for the top five: Mary – 102, Fab – 82, Shinygal – 73, Matt – 70, Susan – 69. I dunno, with two weeks left I almost think this could be anyone in the top five’s game.

Before I head off, I gotta mention a couple things. One, is the poll on the vampire show. I’m leaving it up cause I just don’t know what to do. Only five votes isn’t much. If you have an opinion on this, please vote. We’re talking monthly or quarterly shows, not weekly.

The other thing is that I have to say how flattered I was that Jason X took my TT post and used it to create a post about Blair. I still say she’s a soul sucking demon not a blood sucking vampire, but I appreciated the tribute to my work here. I think that deserves my Alaric. The Alaric doesn’t have actual criteria yet. I’m gonna be figuring that out though, same as with Marcus, once I’ve handed out the prize for Marcus in two weeks. I hope to have it all nailed down by the week of July 1 and then post the criteria on a static page.

Shit. I talk a lot for someone who was all worded out. I know, I know… Charlie Brown’s teacher. Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah. Now, here’s the most important words for you from me: Luv ya! MUAH!

Shuffling

I’m kinda shuffling along here, wasted from a lack of sleep. The picnic went pretty well. I arrived home from it in time to hear Fab and Turnbaby’s shows. I’ll have to listen to Karl and Hilly’s shows tonight. I have to admit to being pretty drained when I got home. I wanted to nap, but there was too much going on in my house for that. Motley took a pic of me at the picnic, before I got sunburnt. I’ll post it after she downloads it from the camera.

You’ll have to excuse my dullness today. I’m running on empty and the gas station is nowhere in sight. Not to mention the price to fill up. Ugh. Anyway, here’s a Marcus. He of the luscious body. I know the men out there, the ones who aren’t gay anyway, aren’t that interested. But I need my Marcus boost today since I am totally dragging here. On the upside, I’m not that irritated anymore. I felt a bit of that disconnected thing at the picnic. Mostly, I didn’t because my friend Liz was there. She and her husband Jim are just the coolest people. They make company events bearable for me. Overall, I’m still kinda disconnected feeling though. Maybe sleep will help.

The Marcus Award count for last week goes like this: Fab and Mary – 7, Susan and Jennifer – 6, Shinygal – 4, Marty – 3, Hilly and Renee – 2, and lots of onesies. This was a banner week in my comments. There were some real stand outs for grabbing my attention, not that I don’t read all comments and try to respond. I do, and I appreciate everyone who stops to leave one, just like I appreciate all my readers, even the ones who lurk or only comment occasionally. This week, however, my readers said things like:

“Who’s this Marcus guy? He looks like a tool.” – Diesel

“Who knew when I created Alaric Kohl it would inspire such an obsession…” – Jen

“Man, I LOVE your stuff!!!! You are frickin’ brilliant.” – Jennifer

“I have decided to begin worshipping you.” – Mr. Fabulous

“Oh there you are. I couldn’t find you for a minute.” – Vixen

“Maybe I’ll have a better comment when I stop laughing myself silly.” – Jester

“You are spending so much time around us that we’re seeping into your sweet sweet head.” – Hilly

“Drop a credenza on his head. That’s how I get rid of people…” – Jason X

“…man, I love this. It’s like a soap opera, only better.” – Susan

“Reading this, i totally could picture it all as if i were having the same dream!” – UMB

“Oh, I love some good villains!” – Darla

“He does nothing for me. Does that mean I’m totally straight, or just trying to prove that I’m not gay? Hmm.” – Karl

Now that those comments have made me grin, I’m off to work! Have a great Monday everyone!

Memorial Marcus Monday

I tried to find a pic of Marcus wrapped in an American flag like Liz Phair was. No such luck. *sigh* The best I could do was a patriotic headband. Still, he’s beautiful so it matters not what he wears. And usually, the less he wears the better for us. HEH.

Since I have to work on Memorial Day I’m just gonna cut to the chase today. A big thanks to Fab for having me on his show. I don’t think anyone has ever asked me about grave robbers before… and thank you to Turnbaby for asking about how I got into writing about vampires. I’m all done pimping myself out for awhile I think. The duet show is the only other thing I’m scheduled to do.

This week’s Marcus awards ended up like this (due mostly to Fab’s drooling over Liz Phair): Mr. Fabulous-11, Mary-6, Hilly and Marty-4, Susan and Vixen-3, Shinygal, BPR, and Dave2- 2. Lots of onesies too. I appreciate each and every comment. In addition, I appreciate all those people who read me in their readers and lurk, but do not comment. When I get that Woopra, I may just have to surprise all the lurkers with a Hello and a Thank You for coming by!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day and don’t do like me and eat too much fried chicken and hot dogs.

More Marcus?

It’s Monday so I bet you’re looking for Marcus, aren’t you? Either that or you’re thinking “What? More Marcus? Doesn’t this woman ever give up on the supermodel dude?” Well, I don’t give up easily. And I dislike disappointing you all, so here is today’s Marcus picture. How can you go wrong with Marcus nearly naked holding a guitar?

I’m all out of whatever it is that drives me. It’s been too hot here, and I have company. I feel a little drained and not too humorous. Whoever thought up this global warming shit deserves to live in my house while I move to some place cool. Then they will be totally sorry they made this happen.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by Motley’s blog to wish her happy birthday. Her birthday plans got shattered by a one-two punch of hot weather and the death of a friend in a head on collision at 3 am Saturday morning. She awoke to a text from her bestie with the news. She’s been subdued all weekend.

The Marcus Awards for this week end up like this: Mr. Fabulous – 8, Mary – 5, Shinygal and Marty – 4, Matt – 3, Susan, Othurme, and Turnbaby – 3. I dunno. It seems to me that Fab wants a t-shirt with fangs. Of course, it’s a cool shirt so I would totally want one too. I think my next contest is gonna be about ideas for the Alaric award. I mean, Matt has the COW, which is the coolest contest ever. Somehow, I have to think up some reason to give out the Alaric.

Have a great Monday and someone please tell the sun to not shine so hotly in SoCal. I swear, I should be a vampire.

Marcus Monday Mania

It was a wild, wild Sunday on Blog Talk Radio. In fact, it was fucking Fabulous! First, there was a 2 hour Snackie Radio live from Jester’s house in NoCal. It was a VERY wild show. You can find the podcast here. After that, it was Hilly on Fab’s show, which was really just a continuation of the zaniness from her show. Here’s the podcast for Fab’s show. Next up was Turnbaby, who is REALLY fucking Fabulous. All in all, it was a wild night of BTR shows… except that there was a finale to this night that started after hours. It was a true after hours show that started at 8 pm Pacific time. Jester had a great 2 hour show live from his house with Hilly and other guests. Here’s the podcast. It was a fantastic night of radio.

Today’s Marcus photo is a black and white. I was gonna use one of the pics of him wearing sunglasses or the headband photo that I used in my very first incarnation of the Skankenberg avatar at Zanctuary. Instead, I found my eyes drawn to this picture. It’s a very low key image. There isn’t anything about it that just jumps right out at you. However, when you do look at it, click on it to see it full size. That’s when the symmetry of his muscles and the beauty of his bone structure leap out at you. It doesn’t hurt that his eyes have that come hither expression either.

On to the Marcus Award. I’ve added last weeks points to the total because it’s a recap week. Here’s how the point recap shakes out: Mary-85, Matt-66, Shinygal-60, Fab and Susan-54. That’s the top five. With Mary spending all her time as the mobile milk bar, someone else could totally take the prize from her. This contest is on until whichever week in June is a non-rent week. Which means, June 20 I think. The next recap will be June 9. There will be a break between the 20th and July 1 when the next contest starts. I need to come up with a different idea for awarding Marcus and I still need an idea for the Alaric Award.

In other contest news, I owe Jester a shirt, but I think he wants Dave’s cards instead. So when I buy Motley her cards I’ll order an extra deck for Jester. That tagline he came up with is perfect. The Absurdist got a Bite shirt (before I changed the logo) for inspiring the domain name. Still no winner on the Air France commercial, but I found out the director’s name: Daniel Askill, who is Australian. There’s still a chance for you to win this contest by finding out the name of the man in the Air France Pool commercial. If you go here, you’ll find some info on the commercial.

Hope you all have a great Monday!