Monday, March 22, 2010

Confession # 7--Top Secret

(Warning: this post is shallow and gratuitous. Don't think less of me and don't say I didn't warn you.)

I spent a lot of time a few weeks back, watching the Winter Olympics. That isn't shameful in and of itself, but I found myself crushing on a certain Norwegian Alpine skier.

Aksel Lund Svindal

Even his name is sexy.

Aksel. I like it!

I think part of it was that the media covered his story: after having a horrible skiing accident a little over a year ago he recovered making an incredible comeback and winning several medals.

There is something so sexy about overcoming adversity, is there not?

Well, that and then there is this:

Of course, then they said he was 27... KERPLOP!!!

Since when did 27 sound so young?

I remembered how long ago 27 was. Then I was depressed.

This next picture only partially brought me out of my age-induced depression.


mosey said...

As I scrolled down the photos all I could see was Lance Armstrong (who doesn't do it for me) and thought that here is one of the few areas we don't see eye-to-eye on and then I saw the last photo.

And hey, we gotta get our gratuitous jollies somewhere. I wonder if I can get Ehub to cut his hair like that? And work out. And then pose for a similar photo.

Annje said...

Oh, Lance doesn't do it for me either, he bugs me on multiple levels. There was just something about this guy that caught my eye (which actually very rarely happens--seriously!)... I think it's the adversity thing ;-)

I think you should request that of Ehub and tell us how it turns out.

Phoenix said... Totally hot.

And Aksel is the coolest name of ever. I'm a fan!

Abby said...

He's smokin' hot! Maybe I should relocate to Norway...hmmm...

Sara said...

I agree. He's cute, but I go for morenos myself ;)

Danielle said...

I don't think less of you. We're allowed to look too...and the lookin' is good!

anymommy said...

Yeah, that was fun, please post eye candy whenever you feel like it ;)

txtingmrdarcy said...

This was EXACTLY what I needed after the weekend. I actually felt guilty watching the men's events with Army Boy because I got all tongue-tied and ridiculous whenever they showed Aksel.

I was also ashamed that I was inclined to root for him over Bode Miller (blasphemy!) after his remarkable comeback.

This post is porn for women. Well done. :)