Friday, July 28, 2006


I thought I'd revisit my Brazilian fantasy. I'm usually a rather conservative person. I find Brazil interesting because of their hedonistic attitudes. I would love to spend about 2 weeks in Brazil visiting the various cities and "learning" about the different cultures and traditions. Why, I might even set aside my inhibitions and visit a few

of the bath houses they're noted for, or venture into one of the favelas (in daylight, of course!).

The Bahian Heat event is coming soon, so if you have a similar fantasy and have the time, you should check it out!

photos by Chris Geary

Monday, July 24, 2006


I just got home from work and read my e-mail. As I opened a message from David Lee of the Sports Bar I could do nothing but stare at the words on my screen, my mouth agape. Surely this was a prank, a bad joke. But no, the news is confirmed on his blog and it is sad news, indeed.

The Sports Bar is officially closed. There is no need for speculation because he gives all the information he needs/chooses to give on his blog.

I, for one, know that it will be sorely missed. Not only was the Bar a great place to mingle, chill and relax, but David himself made sure you were having a good time. He is not only full of Southern charm, but he's from the old-school of thought that "everybody is somebody". Whenever you entered the bar it was like going home to grammas' house. All the children were treated equally.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to sit and have lunch with David at Villars on my last trip. If I learned anything from that experience it's that he is down-to-earth and loves people. He also strikes me as someone who is quite resilient. Having said that, I'm sure we've not seen the last of Mr. Lee.

David, here's to you, kid!

Friday, July 21, 2006


What can I say about Ramon? He's always there with a smile (and a beautiful smile it is). Even though he's been around the block a few times, he continues to maintain his charm. He's one of my favorites because he always treats me like I'm special. He's trekked with me throughout the Zone to find just the right souvenirs I've wanted, we've celebrated birthdays together and just genuinely enjoy one anothers company. He's not bashful anymore and you can see his work on several internet sites. However, these are from my collection.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


The Miss Universe pageant is this Sunday in Los Angeles, CA. If you are a pageant fanatic or fan, you may remember that Miss DR won the title a few years ago. This years representative, Mia Taveras, is wowing the aficionados and is currently ranked in the top 12 by curcuit magazines and other entities.

UPDATE: After all the speculation and guesstimation, Mia Taveras didn't even make the top 20. Though her national outfit was FIERCE, she was beaten out by some tough competition. Miss Japan and Miss Puerto Rico were neck and neck all the way, but Miss Puerto Rico pulled it out in the end. There was another interesting development: latin and central American countries were really on their game this year. Miss Paraguay was also in the top 5, with Miss Mexico, Miss Trinidad and Miss Columbia having made the top 10. Miss Bolivia was in the top 10 as well.

Friday, July 14, 2006


This awesome beauty was captured during the Mr. Caribbean contest by photographer Ian Shirley.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Here are more pics from the beach at Boca Chica.

1. entrada
2. mature papi
3. just a weeee bit more
4. para la chicas

1. strolling
2. showing off
3. entertaining

Monday, July 10, 2006

PORQUE PAPI? reports that a recent study reveals that 20 percent of the population becomes sexually active at age 13. Not surprising, really, and comparable to the population in the States.

However, what amazed me is that the study also revealed that half of the muchachos 17-25 are taking some form of sexual stimulant. WOW!!! What a bubble burst! And here we thought papi was just really turned-on by our incredible beauty. Seriously, there is concern because the youth don't realize the potential side effects of the drugs and possible damage due to long-term usage.

Friday, July 07, 2006


Does anyone else miss seeing Daniel behind the bar at JayDees? How about seeing him in the Big Banana contests they used to have? He was always one of my favorites. He sure could serve some good cocktails.

1. Daniel @ JayDees
2. Paul Culver photo

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Even though we don't all support our current leadership, may not agree with the war in Iraq and certainly dislike the corporate gouging at the gas pump, we still live in a country that's considered to be the best democratic society in the world.

Today, we all should celebrate our collective and individual independence, as well as the freedoms we enjoy. Happy 4th!!