Saturday, December 14, 2019

Favorite Pic of the Day for December 15th

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Happy Birthday today December 15th

Happy 70th to actor Don Johnson!

Check out more of Don on FH HERE: & HERE:
& More of today's Birthdays HERE:

Père Noël

I'm not sure what it is, but this time of year, I always begin day dreaming about more mature men... Men from far away places with a little snow on the roof, a grey beard,  and a sexy twinkle in their eye.  One of the men who fits this description perfectly is model and photographer Saki, whom I featured several times on the sight.  Check out some of my recent faVorites snaps of Saki on PAGE 2 HERE:

12 Days: Brooks Darnell in A Christmas Miracle

Ever-optimistic single mom Emma Sanderson is looking for a Christmas miracle to write about for the lifestyle magazine at which she has landed a temporary job. While following her lead on the story, Emma discovers unexpected romance with a supportive colleague and takes it upon herself to bring about a Christmas miracle for a lonely street musician

Ok, to be honest, I didn't really watch A Christmas Miracle.  I did DVR it, and did turn it on, but it didn't really grab my attention.  I have caught the whole thing while working on a presentation slide show for work and then making some homemade egg rolls.  I wanted to check it out for one reason, actor Brooks Darnell.

Brooks is an engaging actor, and incredibly handsome, but if anyone caught him The Young and the Restless, you also know he has an incredibly physique.   It's not that Brooks had 'a' shirtless scene on the soap, it's that the show had him shirtless ALL THE TIME.  He was always coming out of the shower, or coming downstairs shirtless, exercising shirtless, having conversations shirtless, but more than anything, they LOVED having him open the door shirtless.

I don't blame them, he looked amazing shirtless, and those 'opening the door' scenes always got some great reactions from the person on the other side of the door.  I thought Darnell was fine as Nate, sadly the show decided to strip him, then quit him, replacing him with another actor.  His replacement is fine, no better, no worse, but this time, they've kept his shirt on.  I sort of felt bad for Darnell as it felt as if they used him for a little skin, then after they got their fill, decided to moved on.  Hooray for Hollywood....  Glad to see the actor in a new role, even if kept under a heavy winter coat.

Young & Restless

Chimney Sweep: Vinny by Richard Rothstein

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-ee
A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be
Chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cher-oo
Good luck will rub off when I shakes 'ands with you

For many, December is filled with do's and don't to prepare for Santa's arrival. We do our best, try to stay off the naughty list, prepare our letter and gift list for Santa.  As the the 24th approaches, we also ensure we have fresh backed cookies and cold mild for Santa's visit.  We want everything just right for Santa's fireplace appearance.

What many of us fail to do however, is ensure our chimney is ready for entry.  Nobody likes a dirty chimney, especially Santa, and it's important to get our chimney's checked and cleaned on a regular basis, especially if they're not getting entered, or no being used that often the other twelve months of the year.

In order for Santa to have a smooth and pleasant entry, you must ensure your flue is ready and open for business.  There's nothing worse for Santa than to thrust himself down, only to find the opening is too tight, or closed for entry.  The easiest way to ensure a fluid entrance is to have your chute ready ready by checking for any cracks or issues before the big night.

Once the opening is prepared, it's then time to make sure Santa has not only a safe runway, but also a safe and satisfying landing.  This meaning trimming around the base and making sure that Santa is well versed with how best to get his well wrapped package down the chimney and under your tree, ready for opening.  It takes a bit of work, but in the end it's worth it to ensure Santa has as a safe ride.

As Vinny so beautifully demonstrates, putting a little time and effort into chimney preparation makes Christmas so much merrier. Like a cat rubbing against their owner, Vinny rubs his body against every brick, and every nook and cranny of the chimney's base and entry.  Vinny wants to ensure Santa can't miss his scent when the sleigh rides over his home the night of the 24th.  Vinny is ready!

Photographer Richard Rothstein was fortunate to be able to capture Vinny's chimney preparation.  For most of us, sweeping our chimney is a private ritual, not often shared or visually captured. Vinny's fireplace ballet is not only beautiful, it's also a great teaching moment to ensure that despite the fire and ignition, Santa doesn't get burned.

For those without a fireplace, or open chimney for entering, there are other ways for Santa to slide in.  Vinny shows us how to attract the merry gift giver with only a window or door on PAGE 2 HERE:

Favorite Pic of the Day for December 14th

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~Check out today's BIRTHDAYS HERE:~

Mistletoe hung where you can see...

'Rockin' around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancin' merrily
In the new old-fashioned way'

No one's ornaments hang quite as festively as Fitnessfreak_unleashed.  FH readers have seen a lot of FF over the years, including his Lake Powell shoot from 2018.  Although he always looks incredible naked, there is something about his snowy white tights that get the chestnuts roasting.

Prime Time Supporters: Julian Morris in The Morning Show

I'm five episodes in with The Morning Show, and it's incredibly addictive.  Soapy, overly dramatic and a whole lot of fun, not to mention some great performances from the entire lead and supporting cast, especially Billy Crudup.

Episode five brought a far too brief appearance from actor Julian Morris.  I've crushed after Julian since his days on ER and featured him back in the site's early days in 2008. (HERE:)  Although Morris has shown much more on screen in the past, his alley hook up with Reese Witherspoon was incredibly hot!

The English actor played the Irish bartender Andrew, and I'm not sure anyone could say no to his  adorable face and equally adorable accent.  Too bad Reese only wanted a one time quickie as Andrew seemed disappointed when she left as soon as they completed the deed.

The Morning Show (2019)

Saki: FaVorites

'I like to photograph the male body but I do not often find volunteers then I often, so therefore, I use myself as the model'

I first featured the work of Paris based model and photographer Saki back in 2015.  Since then, I have done several features on his work behind, and in front of, the camera. (HERE:)  I love Saki's imagery, and have been saving some of my favorite images since last featuring his work.

There's one particular FH reader, as well as FH supporter, who is also a fan of Saki's work, and has written to me about his admiration of Saki's work, and his appreciation for sexy men over a certain age.

'Your feature today with Saki – Prime' – is both beautiful and supportive. As a 61-yr old man, it is reassuring to learn and see that men my age can be considered truly attractive inside and out. Even sexy. And just being fairly “normally fit”, not bulked up. Awesome. Amazing.'
FH reader

Although I try to feature men of all ages and body types, when I see images of Saki, I don't see age.  His beauty and sensuality are always front and center and his body is one I'm sure many much younger men would love both have or be with.