Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fuckable Forty

There is a man that goes to my gym. Let's call him... Joe.

Joe, to put it plainly, is HOT.
As if it weren't bad enough that Joe looks like a model, is built like an athlete and has a smile that any orthodontist would kill to take credit for, he has the nerve to be incredibly smart, and palpably warm and inviting with that dry, sarcastic wit that I really respond to. Let's not even mention that he owns his own successful financial planning business (and isn't stingy with investment advice on the elliptical), he's a dog lover, a trained chef, and he loves to travel.
Did I also mention that Joe is hot?
Ok just checking.

After his wife passed suddenly about 10 years ago (Yes I know all of this; I am girl-everyone-talks-to, remember?), he has spent the majority of his time working and travelling, learning languages and volunteering (he turned over his firm for a year to his daughter so he could go build houses in New Orleans after Katrina). He is so damn near perfect in fact, that I am fairly certain that this amalgamation of New York street sense and Texan chivalry is but an illusion that my mind has conjured after an hour of cardio.

Except, of course, that he is real.

And also, 41 years old.


I know, I know, he is damn near twice my age. And I should not, by any means be watching him lift weights and be fantasizing about him lifting me.

But alas, the heart (and the nerve center about 2 feet below that) wants what it wants.

It's interesting. In the last year or so, 40-somethings have increasingly come up on my attractive radar. It may be mostly because I am actually in situations where I actually come in contact with this age group (work, social events, networking events, etc), and because I am barely past the age where it shouldn't imply any lingering daddy issues (besides, my dad, while funny, his notsomuch with the hot). But in all the 30-is-the-new-20 rhetoric, have I missed out on the fact that 40 is hotter than all those decades combined?

The wife and I have been talking about this quite a bit, especially since our President is a brilliant and attractive 40something (and his wife looks better I do in my damn in my 20's). Maybe, sacrificed to our culture's obsession with eternal youth, is the notion of how fantastic, how incredible and how, well, hot the entire decade can be. It seems in our panic at turning a new decade (don't even get me started on how many people I know that are "holding" at 29), we forget that the only thing that has changed is a couple of hours. And if 40 looks like this, what in the hell are we scared of? My 20s have certainly sucked; this gives me something to look forward to.

So maybe you disagree but bear with me...


How can you not be wholly attracted to this man, not matter how old he is?



































I defy you to convince me that you didn't spend the entire 2 hours of Ironman as distracted as I did. DEFY.




My Gawd.


In the political arena...

You mean to tell me you don't think this guy (and his brothers) are handsome?























And the man who started it all...




































Seriously, Mr. President? That's how you feel?





And though he is not 40something, but in the spirit of age inappropriate crushes..




Oh, Joey. **swoon** Yall know I love him.



Who did I miss? Let me know in the comments.





I am out of town for 2 weeks! I haven't decided yet if I will blog or not... depends on how sober I am. Have a happy and safe holidays everybody! Love ya :-)

18 comments:

Mr.Slish said...

Know I don't feel so bad about turning 40 next year...lol

the joy said...

Well I think we all know how I feel about Gavin Rossdale. And seeing him with his sons? *swoon*

Then there's our old hotel mgr, who had that silver fox, Andy cooper thing going, and a smile for days. I miss him...

LadyLee said...

I like men over 40. I should, since I am 38, lol. There is nothing like a man with gray whiskers in his beard! GLORY!

But you forgot about Allen Payne. That man looks like he is in his early 20s!

Hawa Bond said...

OMG. My fiance is 45 and he's like butter on a biscuit. Almost no body fat. Worked out since age 13. 18 years in the military. He's a beauty. I never knew 45 could look like THAT.

Here's a few of my other favorites pushing or pulling (hehe) 40:

Morris Chestnut

Vin Diesel

Jason Statham

Denzel Washington

LL Cool J

Tom Cruise

Idris Elba

And here's a beauty that is gonna stay lovely for decades:

Paul Walker

Monie said...

Um. I....

That Will Smith picture just threw me ALL OFF.

Vdizzle said...

Can I just say I love "the spirit of age inappropriate crushes"

Have a (in ATL speak) murry chrimuss!!

Opinionated Diva said...

Will's body just seems to keep getting better and better looking! I definitely raised a brow at Obama's body...not bad at all!!!

But...I must be the only woman in the world who does not like Blaire Underwood. He's short...and my gaydar goes off when I look at him...there's just something "sweet" about him.

shani-o said...

http://jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/12/rahm_emanuel_makes_the_day_bri.php

Thank me later.

Wannabe57 said...

Old men are sexy. And who doesn't love social security and senior citizens discount?

One of the best relationships I had was when I was 20 and with a 40 year old. He knew exactly how to keep my happy, in all arenas - surprisingly. He just had double the issues I had.

And as for Will, Blair, and Obama. I love me some them.

X Factor said...

I always thought that Blair looked a little gay (read: I don't know what my partner's face looks like because I have never seen it in that we always fuck from the back), so I'll pass... but that Will? MA'AM.

*throws the mic down*

And while we have already discussed this, I have to say in print that I could not pay the appropriate attention to the alleged sexiness of my beloved new President because I was sidetracked by his.... well, you know.

jameil1922 said...

blair is my fave but george is also up there on the list. not a fan of rahm. men in their 40s are hot and mine is so close to 40!! lolol. 34 is almost 35 and 35 is almost 40! ow!

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X Factor said...

My my my... It always amazes me how the PIPE DOWN of a good older man will change lifelong opinions of the creepiness of 40-somethings!

poeticwax said...

I hate older men....but usually because the ones that come at me are the complete opposite of this
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm713593344/nm0604747

YUM!

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

You definitely forgot me!

Okay, so the body might not make you drool. But I am one of them cerebral sexy kinda 40 dudes! Yeah, that's it!

La said...

@Slishy aww don't feel bad. If there was a contest for any stranger I only knew through the internet that was almost twice my age to let blaze, you know you'd be in there ;-)

@Joy, I can't believe I forgot Anderson "Ambiguously Gay" Cooper, lol

@LadyLee, I can't believe I forgot Allen Payne either. And I do have to agree, men with a little bit of gray hair is decidedly hot

@Hawa, I just put myself on punishment for forgetting the source of every sinful thought I have had for the last year, Idris. You better hold on to that man girl! That's a great list.

@Monie, right? Girl when I googled that pic I was like... *blink* lol

@V, merry Christmas Shawty!

@Diva, oh he is most certainly gay. But still pretty, lol

@Shani, you are Queen.

@Wannabe, I haven't done that big an age discrepancy yet. But its on the list, lol

@X, MA'AM... I... simply... cannot. No wonder the Obamas been married 16 years. Jesus.

@poeticwax, *swoon*

@68, How could I have ever indulged such an egregious oversight? Please forgive my brain being clouded by the absolute absurdity of this post, lol

Adei von K said...

YES BLAIR!! LOOOOVE HIM!!

Rohm? I can't do. i think he's gay.

yo. will smith is soooo not silly fresh prince anymore! it must be that 40 year mark!

rob downy? i can't get past his addictions. if he was black with his same problems, he'd be under the jail right now.

ummm, is larenz tate 40 yet??

Miss J Louise said...

I love this post...

The guy at your gym does sound perfect I actually felt jealous knowing you actually get to go to the gym with him never mind talk and get to know his life story....

I'm gonna join a gym in the USA lol