Gratuitous gratuitousness.

I apologize. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. But how can I receive this picture in my inbox by reader Emily and not post it?  How can I do that to my girls? I can’t do that to you, girls. I can’t withhold this from you.

That’s like asking me not to eat a swiss roll. Not to drink a Zima. Not to kick a pigeon. Not to lick my computer screen.

Not possible.

I’m sorry, boys, but this might be the picture that stays up for a whole week while I sit on a beach.

I don’t know what to tell you.

Close your eyes and imagine a bucket of dead pigeons.

That’s always good for me.

But seriously, all y’all, step off.


  1. laura
    August 12, 2010 7:23 pm

  2. jj
    August 12, 2010 7:28 pm

    He is one gorgeous boy! You’re soooooo good to us! Enjoy your vacation!

  3. Becky
    August 12, 2010 7:30 pm

    I want to nom on that bicep

  4. Tracy @ The Chameleon's Backbone
    August 12, 2010 8:01 pm

    I vote to keep it posted front and center all week. Does my vote only count once, or can I vote for the hundreds of thousands of ladies that would agree with me?!?!

  5. jdp
    August 12, 2010 8:25 pm

    There is something wrong with me. My first thought was to wonder if his shoulder pads are too small.

  6. PittGal in WI
    August 12, 2010 8:38 pm

    Oh my oh my!!

  7. Butcher's Dog
    August 12, 2010 8:43 pm

    OK, apparently I’m the first male to respond to this. I like it. I do. It gives me something to aspire to in my next life (WAYYYY too late for this one!) Also, it gives me reason to believe that a balanced blogger like yourself will eventually come up with some hottie and post her at the top of the blog for a week. Or, failing in that, come up with seven different hotties, each of whom will grace the top of the page for consecutive days. See, even though I (sometimes) complain about the density of the estrogen cloud, I’m willing to be reasonable. To an extent.

    ‘Cause otherwise I’m rooting for seagull shit for seven consecutive days at your beach location. Just sayin’.

  8. Mia
    August 12, 2010 8:45 pm

    My God that is yummmmmmmy!

  9. Anne
    August 12, 2010 9:38 pm

    nom nom nom

  10. Scott
    August 12, 2010 9:55 pm

    Addicted to the shindig.

  11. bluzdude
    August 12, 2010 10:28 pm

    My God, it looks like Robo Punter.

  12. Wendielu
    August 12, 2010 10:36 pm

    Um, how YOU doin’? *sigh*

  13. facie
    August 12, 2010 10:43 pm

    Sigh. Swoon. I am reading Eat Pray Love right now. Yep, that about sums it up.

  14. Suz
    August 12, 2010 11:30 pm

    Likey. Likey lots.

  15. DMac
    August 12, 2010 11:32 pm

    Oh…that just made my whole day! Nom, nom nom.

  16. Liz
    August 12, 2010 11:37 pm

    Glad I saw this before turning in for the night ;-) LOL

  17. amanda
    August 12, 2010 11:57 pm

    Ohh,can I touch? !

  18. Dreamy and Creamy
    August 13, 2010 1:32 am

    He kind of looks like Taylor Lautner — face and body. ;)

  19. Karen
    August 13, 2010 5:54 am

    I could really help him re-think the whole good Christian morals thing. I would just ruin him and then televangelists everywhere will be hunting me down like I was the anti Christ.

  20. jann
    August 13, 2010 8:48 am

    Oh- thank you.

  21. CrashJK
    August 13, 2010 9:01 am

    I guess I’m gonna have to hack this blog and insert a photo of Christina Hendricks for us guys….

  22. plexxer
    August 13, 2010 9:25 am

    Don’t worry guys, I’ve got it covered:

  23. PK
    August 13, 2010 9:50 am

    Um, hello? Another pic of DS is nice and all but isn’t there one photo of Tyler Grisham at Camp?

  24. Carpetbagger
    August 13, 2010 10:06 am

    In the 80s, my wife had shoulder pads bigger than those.

  25. Noelle
    August 13, 2010 10:17 am

    How does he get his skin to be so uniformly bronze and strokable like that?

  26. Manni
    August 13, 2010 11:51 am

    Must. Lick. Screen. That is one fine piece of man. nom nom nom

  27. z
    August 13, 2010 1:21 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!

  28. burghgal
    August 13, 2010 1:23 pm

    And he’s sweet.. he lives near my co-workers daughter – has pics with the kids – nice guy..


  29. tw
    August 13, 2010 2:22 pm

    You deserve the best vacation ever Ginny…THANK YOU!!! This one is staying up on my screen for a long while. :)

  30. Cathy
    August 13, 2010 2:47 pm

    Wow Just WOW! Thanks I may be able to make it through the week now….

  31. Sooska
    August 13, 2010 4:11 pm

    How YOU doin’ Dan?

  32. I bet....
    August 14, 2010 1:46 am

    …..if he was in Georgia with a DTF girl looking like he does, you would find a way to forgive him.

    Just sayin’.

  33. Margie
    August 14, 2010 8:47 am

    me likey…

  34. L-A
    August 14, 2010 1:03 pm

    oooh daniel sepulveda, soooo hot. Thanks for the new computer background picture. YUM-O

  35. Xena
    August 14, 2010 5:57 pm

    Ah, ah, ah. Thanks.

  36. Joey
    August 14, 2010 7:10 pm

    Hey we drove in from Hershey to check out Las Velas but it looks closed!!:(. WTF??

  37. BeauJacques
    August 14, 2010 10:44 pm

    You know he’s gay don’t you?

  38. red pen mama
    August 16, 2010 2:26 pm

    Who is Emily, how does she get these lovely pictures, and how do I get her to send them to MY in-box?

  39. unsatisfied
    August 16, 2010 5:45 pm

    his moobs are way too small.

  40. LucyLou
    August 16, 2010 7:44 pm

    Sweet baby Jesus…that man redefines “smokin’ hot.” Mama Mia Papa Pia.

    @19 — funny you should say that about Taylor Lautner. Check out this blog page from Taylor and Daniel…together…and Daniel said that many people tell them he looks like Taylor.

  41. tzmum
    August 18, 2010 9:53 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Margie
    August 19, 2010 9:03 am

    ahhhh, it’s still here. Thanks Ginny.

  43. Butcher's Dog
    August 19, 2010 7:38 pm

    Isn’t she due back soon? Just curious.

  44. empirechick
    August 21, 2010 1:12 pm

    @45 – I hope so! And just in time, too: 18th losing season is securely in the record books!

    Time to pull my name from the ‘NOT THIS YEAR’ box!

  45. Trish
    August 21, 2010 11:47 pm

    As has been said elsewhere, I’d wreck that so hard Gordon Lightfoot would write a song about it.

  46. Jamie
    August 26, 2010 11:28 pm

    I’m sad because I was also on vacation the week you were, but I missed this picture before I left. I so would have made this my background and screensaver, then projected it onto the wall of my beach house all week! love love love it