Hot, Hot, Hot

One of my oldest and dearest friends, the incomprable Ms. Kizz, has a particular talent.  Well, she’s got a LOT of particular talents, but I’m speaking today about only one; Kizz knows all about the Hot People.

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A while ago – I’m not even sure how long ago, really, because it feels like it’s ALWAYS been a feature of her blog – Kizz instituted a periodic theme of posting flattering pictures of attractive people.  Hot People Posts.

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Most of these people are of the celebrity sort, but her talents are not limited to those of fortune and fame.  Kizz scours the internet – and her personal photo files – to find really intriguing pictures of the human face (and, occasionally, the human body) and assembles them in such a way that, once one gets to the bottom of the post, one is likely to find oneself a little lightheaded; if, of course, one is into that sort of thing.  I know (and respect) that not all of us are.  (Oh, and Ms. Chookaloonks also posts gorgeous portraits, but I’ll feature her talents another time).

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Many’s the time that Kizz has satisfied a need in me to see some prettiness on the internet.  She’s up for a challenge, too – she’s not just about the “easy” people; she’ll happily hunt down images of sports figures, television personalities, talk show hosts, and writers.  She’s done film-themed posts for me (the most recent movie I requested was Othello, and she came up with a Shakespeare ensemble that was, as always, deeply satisfying).

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She takes requests; I have gotten into the habit of requesting a girl-themed Hot People for my sister’s birthday.

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She’s found some of the most swoon-worthy pictures of Mike Lowell that I’ve yet to encounter (and that’s no small feat in that good Mike photos are hard to come by AND I don’t swoon easily).

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She’ll (happily) put up posts of bad boys (mmmm – I love the bad boys) and bad girls (sometimes, I love the bad girls, too) and everything in between.

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Shallow?  Perhaps.  I’m deep in the throes of teaching 11-year-old Punkin’ Pie that it’s not the clothes one wears or the color of one’s eyes that matter, but what’s inside that counts, and I truly, deeply, and completely believe that.  “Beautiful” is entirely subjective and, quite frankly, fleeting.  I find that people who hurt or anger me don’t look so good as they did before the injury, and I suspect that’s true for most of us.  There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the view every once in a while, though, and in appreciating a thing of beauty.

Got an itch?  Kizz’ll scratch it for ya.

(all images are favorites of mine from Kizz’s posts)

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9 responses to “Hot, Hot, Hot

  1. That is exactly what I needed. Mille grazis (sp?) my friend.

  2. What fun! I’ve got to read Kizz more often.

  3. I like smart people. Smart is hot. And nice. Nice is hot too.

  4. Organic Mama

    Sigh. Eye candy and a reminder of the complexity of beauty – thank ye kindly.

  5. Auntie requested some pretty complex folks for a post and I put that up just now. I love the group participation aspect. I also found a photo for that post that is making me completely hot and bothered this evening.

  6. Oh no, there is NOTHING wrong with appreciating beauty! And I think Robert Downey, Jr. would have to be pretty horrible for me to not think that picture of him is about the hottest thing I’ve seen in a long, LONG time! He’s #2 on my list, but really, I think he’s tied for 1st.

  7. Kizz rules! I still have the Robert Downey, Jr. post she did for me in my bookmarks. Picks me up EVERY TIME.

  8. Laurie B

    This will be hard for Punkin’Pie to do but she’s got the goods.

    That’d be for her to look in the mirror and see herself as the seventeen year old she will become. I know at her age it’s all hormone highway. The inner truth and light and understanding of just who she is is buried in there somewhere. She knows how she will be (I hope) at the end of the reign of hormone terror. I do hope you all get through it in some sane fashion.

    Kizz, I’ve got your number if I ever need it. For now (and the past thirty years) my BEW has been the one that takes my breath away, and then gives it back again.

    I do like your photo montage skills though. Very pretty people I don’t know about are wearing clothes I can’t afford,and all of that. You’ve got a very good eye though.

  9. twoblueday

    I feel good that I actually recognized a couple of those people.

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