I just happen to be staying in Dallas this week. (Well, just north of Dallas actually.)
And I just happened to be shopping yesterday afternoon.
And that's how I just happened to run into Tyson Ballou while he was out shopping, with some other equally tall guy in a little flat cap.
I knew he lived around here - or at least used to - but I didn't really recognize him at first. Though I've seen enough photos to know his face, those photos don't really convey how tall he is. And how thin. No, "thin" isn't the right word, because the guy is covered with lean muscle. Maybe "lean." Or "slender." In any event, in real life he seemed a lot more tall and rail thin than he does in a photograph.
And so I'm reminded again how a camera distorts one's appearance, and how - if you want to look good on camera - you have to be a bit on the emaciated side in real life. Dammit. I still remember the first time I saw myself on television: I immediately set out to lose 20 pounds.
Don't ask me how that's going.
This area has given the world at least three guys who now make their living by being beautiful to look at. I've seen Tyson Ballou. Now I'm gonna look for Jensen Ackles and Chace Crawford.
And I'm drinking a lot of local tap water while I'm here, just in case it helps.
For months, I found excuses to be outside whenever the guy downstairs was coming and going. Finally, I got up enough nerve to take his photo, and just as I clicked the button he looked up. And right after that, he came upstairs and beat me senseless.
No, no. Of course, that didn't happen.
And that's not the guy downstairs. That's Craig Malozzi in a photo from ModelMayhem. And as far as I know, he's completely not violent and not at all homophobic.
So what's the secret to getting to hang out with hot-looking, partially clad young men?
Have a really big lens.
The name someone attached to this photo is brianwatkinsrafael.jpg. I have found the existence of a professional photographer named Brian Watkins, but I cannot prove this is he. I do like to cite my sources when I can, but to be honest I no longer remember where I found this picture. 'sorry.
Having exhausted Hulu's supply of STARGATE SG1 and KYLE XY, I've been spending my late nights at work watching VANISHED, which I never watched when it was on.
In the early episodes, Gale Harold was a rather unbelievable FBI agent. Lots of yelling and rudeness, but no real toughness. After they killed him off, he was replaced by Eddie Cibrian, floating above there, whom I've never found that attractive. Great body, but something about his eyes seems squished shut.
But, though the still I made from one episode doesn't do it justice, this man does have a sweet round ass.