Educational WetsDay


All right, class. Please take a seat and have your notebooks ready. Its time for another session of Professor Romancemama’s Vocabulary 101. Ladies, please stop ogling the model. We’ll be discussing him shortly.

For an author, one of the greatest moments is that sudden “ah-ha” sensation when the absolute perfect word jumps into your mind. You may have been struggling with it for hours or days, but then you get the single word that carries all the emotional baggage, the subtle connotation you need for your WIP. I love that.

And that is why it is vital for authors to constantly expand our vocabulary.Just like a football coach, the deeper your bench, the more chance you have of success.

So my poor little mind has become a sanctuary for words that I have rarely if ever used. But, by God, the one time I need to know what the hard plastic tip on a shoelace is called, I will be able to type “aglet” with confidence. If one of my characters ever wants to talk about the little groove between your nose and the center of your upper lip, he will be secure in his use of “philtrum.”

And in that spirit, students, Professor Romancemama brings you a phrase all loyal followers of WetsDay should know. I asked our dear friend Mr. Adonis (above) to join us, because I am here to explain to you the wonders of the “Adonis’ belt.”
To quote our old friend, Wikipedia:

The iliac furrow, also known as an athlete’s girdle, Apollo’s Belt or an Adonis belt, is a term for a part of the human anatomy. It refers to either one of two shallow grooves of the surface anatomy of the human abdomen running from the iliac crest (hip bone) to the pubis. In some circles, it is colloquially referred to as the devil’s shoulders.

In other words, there is actually a name for that yummy little line that our WetsDay guests have where their hipbones meet their legs. I’ve had a fetish for Adonis’ Belts for years without knowing what they were called.

So now, instead of just pointing and muttering, “OMG, would you look at that?” you can confidently point to Mr. Jackman, Mr. Butler, or any of our other favorites and exclaim, “Excellent development of the Adonis’ Belt area, there!”

So, just to make sure you have absorbed the vocabulary lesson today, here’s a pop quiz,

Question 1. Identify the Adonis ‘ belt area in each of the following photographs.

Question 2. Which Wet gentleman shows the phrase of the day to greatest advantage? Discuss.






It’s A Dirty Job. . .

. . . but I am willing to do it for you people. Yes, hours of slaving over a hot keyboard, to serve up the finest in wet gentlemen.

As some of you know, I have dreadful insomnia, and tonight just happens to be one of those nights when I am not going to get any sleep at all. So, having written two scenes for my WIP, I got to play around on the net, looking for the perfect post for Wetsday. Dear Lord, I suffered through videos of Gerard Butler and Richard Armitage, stills of Colin Firth and Naveen Andrews, candids of the Wilson Brothers, and more shots of Josh Holloway and Liev Schrieber than I can count. As I said, someone has to do it, and I am willing to make the sacrifice.

But I was looking for something a wee bit different this week, something to give you a break from the predictable BBC hero or Lost castaway. Someone more approachable, someone almost real . . . .

And then I realized I had never shared my dirty little secret with the blogosphere. There is one guy I get to watch whenever he is on, without the smart-mouth comments from the teenage daughters or the eye-rolling from DH. Cause they love his show too, for all the wrong reasons.

Yes, it is funny and sometimes unbelievable, so the DD’s like it. The DH feels all macho and warm inside cause watching it makes him a member of the He-Man-Woman-Haters Club. But you and I know, the real reason for watching Dirty Jobs is the chance to see stripped down, sweaty, yummy Mike Rowe.

Doesn’t it make you just want to wash him? And btw, he does clean up very nicely. . .

Wetsday on the Island

Okay, I didn’t start watching Lost when everyone else did. It sounded like a really good show, kind of Gilligan’s Island meets the Twilight Zone, but I cannot commit to an hour of tv every week at the same time. My life is not that orderly.

But this Netflix On Demand deal is the greatest! I can watch PBS Classics, old movies, you name it — anytime, anywhere I can plug in the old laptop. So I tried Lost, and I am now obsessed with it.

And did I mention the guys on Lost???? Matthew Fox, our former Wetsday guest Naveen Andrews, the cute little guy who played Merry in Lord of the Rings, and a whole bunch more. And all sweating in the tropical heat or swimming in the ocean. Wetsday bliss indeed.

But Josh Holloway, who plays bad boy Sawyer on Lost, just may have the best looking back I have ever seen on a man. Now by that, I do not mean to imply that his front isn’t plenty fine. But when you see Mt. Holloway from the rear with his shirt off — well, kids, it will change your life.

And when I found out that Mr. Holloway is the guy in the Davidoff Cool Water Cologne ads, well, it became quite clear who our Wet Man of the Week would be.


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