Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

With the aromatic scent of love still lingering in the air after Valentine’s Day, I felt it was appropriate to celebrate the love that society is so interested in. It is not the love between the lowly peasants like you and I, it is the love that blankets the magazines in line at the grocery stores.

I try not to get to wrapped up in Hollywood love but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t perk my interest from time to time. I don’t care that Spencer Pratt has a new single out or that Lindsay Lohan stole a necklace. I think all celebrity news, good and bad, are categorized together as gossip and I would like to take a very short amount of time to highlight the couples that not only stay out of trouble but seem to have something a little special as well.

10. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones:

With a combined age of 105 years of age, these two love-birds top the list being the oldest couple. They both have aged like fine wines and despite their bumps in the road over the years they are still together. They have battled cancer and divorce and still come out on top, which says a lot about the strength of their relationship.

9. Seal and Heidi Klum:

Seal was definitely kissed by a rose. One might wonder what the world’s most esteemed super model saw in Brit with one name and who wears leather trousers year round but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Her great genes and his lack of jeans have produced two of the cutest little chaps to ever have American/British/German accents. Heidi is obviously the more outspoken half of the team but Seal shows his love in other ways by spending time with the kids and writing her little ditties.

8. A-Rod and Cameron Diaz:

Aww isn’t puppy love just precious? With both of these kids having their own laundry list of past relationships, it is nice to see them show their love for each other even if over 100,000,000 people are watching. I know I would have some insecurities about being hand-fed popcorn in front of the entire country. Their love is still fresh and new, they probably had a fight last night where Cam brought up the past, talking about Justin Timberlake but I think they have what it takes to last. Stay tuned.

7. Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock:

It is nice to see that the spark that was originally ignited on the set of their movie, “The Proposal,” was able to eventually catch fire. The chemistry between them was obvious but the timing was poor as they both had their own significant others. However, everything happens for a reason and it seems as though fate had a little bit to do with these two reconvening at a time in their lives where they both probably needed each other. Awwww.

6. David and Victoria Beckham:

Becks and Posh Spice are to bloody pretty for their own good. They have the most major relationship to come out of Great Britian since Prince Charles and Lady Diana. It is amazing that with both of them being such high-powered stars from their country were able to outlast and outrun the dangerous British paparazzis and that alone has to stand for something. Posh in her 8 inch pumps and Becks in his Adidas Predators have been able to prove all the critics wrong as they take Southern California by storm.

5. Jay-Z and Beyonce:

This video tells it all as Beyonce and Jay-Z truly are the Bonnie and Clyde of our generation. HOV’s thuggish ruggish bones have been able to go from project housing to managing multiple projects at the same time. With both of them having insanely busy schedules they have been able to maintain a stable relationship. They are the exception to the rule concerning long-distance relationships and give hope for everyone else going through what they go through on a much larger scale. They’re down to ride to the very end.

4. Bennifer 2.0:

Normally, I don’t like anything that comes out of Boston but I have a great amount of respect for Ben Affleck. Beniffer 1.0 (with Jennifer Lopez) didn’t work out in the end and the more down to earth, Jennifer Garner seemed to be the right fit for this new catch phrase and family. They seem like they are happy together and it is evident through their interactions and interviews with each other that what they have is different from most.

3. Brangelina:

Their relationship didn’t start of as smoothly as most do, with Brad cheating on Jenifer Anniston with Angelina Jolie while they filmed “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” together but they are by far the most followed celebrity couple. They definitely are a little out there but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a healthy relationship. I’m not convinced they have what it takes to remain together until they both look like “Benjamin Button” but that is just me.

2. Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, and Bruce Willis:

Speaking of followers, Ashton Kutcher isn’t punking anyone when he buys billboard space across the country to get people to follow him on Twitter and it is actually a great investment for him in the long run, but that is a whole other story. Demi is definitely robbing the cradle a little bit with her having kids with Bruce Willis almost the same age as Ashton but to me it the fact that Ashton, Demi, Bruce, and the kids are all on great terms with each other that makes Kutchers, Moores, and Willises the most functional dysfunctional family in Hollywood.

1. Will and Jada Smith:

How friggin’ cute are they? The real Mr. and Mrs. Smith have produced the most adorable family of all time. Trey is one of the best prep wide receivers in the country. Jaden is busy becoming the ultimate triple threat of actor/rapper/ninja. And Willow is busy whipping her hair back and forth making people all over the world wanting to just pinch her cheeks. If my kids can be half as cute, athletic, and talented as they are I will be one happy man.

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It’s baaaaaaaack! After a short Christmas vacation I am back and in full effect for 2011. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and got lots of new reading glasses for Christmas because I have a lot of material ready, locked, loaded in my cocking gun, and it is ready to be grouted.

The first blog of 2011 just so happens to be on a snow-covered Monday morning which means (all together now) M-Y! L-I-F-E! M-O-N-D-A-Y! Yaaaaaaay! I didn’t think I would ever resort to a Peewee’s Playhouse delivery, but I couldn’t help myself.

With the new year comes resolutions. We all have them, we all start them the first week of January, and we all give up around Valentine’s Day. I think one of the main reasons we as society don’t always follow through with our resolutions is because we don’t have anyone holding us accountable for our resolutions. If no one knows what you aren’t doing, then there is no one to keep you in check. And it is my hope that by laying my goals out there for all to see, that I too will be less likely to cheat when I know others are creeping via cyberspace.

Thanks to Algebra II Honors, I have been able to develop a successful formula that follows ” y = mx + b” form. I have comprised an algorithm of resolute expressions that would keep my mind, body, and soul in tact for 2011.  Some people only keep one or two of the three in balance and thus there resolutions fall through before Spring Break starts. So, without further a due I give you my New Year’s resolutions for 2011.

Over the last year or so I have become fairly religious and have grown my faith and relationship with God like my boy Justin Bieber. I have made a conscious effort to read my first book ever, “The Holy Bible,” but wasn’t always consistent with my education. So for 2011, it is my first goal of reading my dailies well daily. And with so much going on in 2011 and so many life altering events en que I would hope and pray not stray away I say. “Or I can make things out of clay and lay by the bay, I just may…What do you say”?

Hopefully by keeping my mind and soul balanced I’ll be able to work on the body aspect. I have set many physical goals for 2011 some of which are more fun and some are for strictly aesthetic purposes. The first of which begins today with training for my second half-marathon. I thoroughly enjoyed my first go and would like to continue on that path (again, puns are always intended).

The first college try I just wanted to finish without stopping, walking, or peeing which I successfully accomplished at the average time of 2:19ish. My next challenge is to complete 13.2 miles in under two hours. That would require keeping a pace of about 9 minutes per mile. And with my favorite Christmas gift, the new iPod Nano, watch accessory, and some hot new beats I plan on completing this task by 3/5 or 3/12 in the either the Red Rock Half-Marathon and Six Tunnels Half-Marathon in Boulder City.

After that, I’m going to be fat for a week eating tons of Lucille’s BBQ Pulled Pork and all you can eat sushi before starting P90X. My goals with P90X aren’t really concerned with the completion because I am pretty strong-willed but I am more worried about feeling uncomfortable with the Tae-Bo and Yoga. I am not flexible at all and cannot even sit Indian style (or Native American style for you politically correct readers) so this presents quite a challenge.

Then comes the wedding and honeymoon upon which I will gorge myself with plenty of the beer, wine, and all the thin-crust pizza I can get my hands on for the month of June. Upon my return I will ease myself back into physical activity with Summer softball as the starting second baseman for the “Nine Inch Males” where it is my goal to hit for the cycle. A simple goal which may be more strategic than competitive and realistic, but I’ll give it a whirl.

As of August 1, I will embark on the big boy training for the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon. I’ll reload with some new fresh gear which will hopefully give me the motivation to run for a stupid amount of time on 12/4/11. After completing the “half” I had no desire to ever double it but I feel like I am half way there and might as well do it while I am young so I don’t look like this guy when I’m older.

I would also be able to work on some new activities and hobbies this year that aren’t crocheting and building ships in bottles. I’m not sure that this is a resolution with a set goal or not but I would like to become a more well-rounded cook. I would like to think that I am pretty good cook from watching so much Food Network and I love grilling, so I would like to expand be grilling abilities this year beyond salt, pepper, and heat to marinades, experimenting with different wood chips/charcoals, and more rare cuts of meat with help from my new and second favorite Christmas gift…

Grilling is not just a fun hobby but it is a healthy alternative to eating Gummi Colas and drinking real colas. I have always been a fat kid at heart and love my snacks but it is my goal for 2011 to implement a “quality over quantity” plan. I hope to minimize bad carbs because “carbs are the enemy” and maximizing lean proteins. That coupled with having two new vegetables a month should give me the “Marky Mark 10-pack” I am hoping to obtain by next Thursday or so.

Another recent and obvious hobby of mine is blogging. I enjoy writing and would like further this newfound pursuit. I would like to provide better material in a more professional format in hopes of one day taking my talents to South Beach to make some real writing scrilla. Whether that means stepping up my freelance game through more advertising, whoring my bodies of writing out to other prospective customers, or furthering my education in this field of study.

However, I don’t write just to write for myself, I really enjoy criticism both constructive and assholic. So, please keep the comments, likes, messages, and overall feedback a-comin’. Thank you to the thousands of football bloggers who are unwillingly sent to my uniform blogs and especially everyone who reads consistently I wholeheartedly appreciate it, and if you help the spread te good word, I’ll give you a shout-out 1999 “Total Request Live” style.