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Woo Hoo it’s ADMIN TIME! | Manolo for the Big Girl

Woo Hoo it’s ADMIN TIME!

Hey gang!

I’m setting off on a long weekend of Not Being Here and Ignoring You, but before I do let’s have an ADMIN PARTY! WHOOOO!!!

Email Woes:

My email? Kaput. Which means if you’ve sent me anything in the past month or so, it’s gonesville, which INCLUDES you wonderful Stevie The Blind Flood Puppy people, many of whom still need thank-you notes from me. So if you supported our beloved mascot and have not yet received a card (I’m getting out one or two a week, so it’s slow going) go ahead and resend your address with Stevie in the subject line.

Your Guy Monday Hotness:

It’s that time again! Last August we had a whole scorching month of homegrown hotness and I’m putting out the call early this year so I can have more time to wade through the deliciousness. The rules of submission are the following:

He must be 18 or older Mama loves a man in uniform, but not when they’ve got a warrant.

All photos must be clothed. Shirtless is fine but I don’t want or need to see any nooks and crannies, thankyouverymuch.

You must have permission to use his photo. I don’t want some angry hot dude chasing me. Well, I do, but not because he’s angry his photo’s on this site.

All photos must be at least 450 pixels wide but don’t send me enormous uncompressed TIFFs. I don’t care how hot he is, I don’t want to see the texture of his nosehair.

You must tell me in fewer than 120 words why he should be a Monday Hotness. Byron’s 173rd Sonnet only used 119, and we still remember how she walks in beauty like the night.

Other than that, have at it. We take the broad view of hotness, so submit your brother, your grandfather’s old Navy photo, your two gay besties. Anything goes!

Reader Questions:

I try, really I do, to answer most of the reader email I get. But I’m only one gal, and most isn’t all. If you’ve got a quick question it is almost always better to ask me in the comments on Mondays than it is to email me. If it’s something more complex, like a specific outfit recommendation then feel free to email me. I can’t promise an answer (not to put too fine a point on it, but I actually CHARGE for that service, so, uh I’m not super anxious to do pro bono work)

Reader Comments:

I don’t know WHAT is up with the comments recently, if it’s our spam filter going all doolally or what, but good comments are getting eaten. I do my best to rescue the ones I can, but some slip through the cracks. So, uh, sorry about that. What I’m NOT sorry about is deleting comments I deem “not good for the blog.” I let almost everything slide, so when I do delete something that’s the final decision, no room for appeal, which means don’t email me asking why I deleted your comment. Odds are it just got eaten anyway.

7 Responses to “Woo Hoo it’s ADMIN TIME!”

  1. Eilish July 3, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Ah, so it’s not just my comments (or is it? have I tried to post anything “not good for the blog”?) Anyway, I’ll be sure to be witty in a non-spam-filter-provoking sort of way now. Hmmm. Wonder if I can get a picture of the hubby for the August hotness? He is very camera shy and do I really want to share? Hmmm…..

  2. Twistie July 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    I know I haven’t seen you try to post anything ‘not good for the blog,’ Elish. OTOH, for some reason the spam filter seems to get your comments a lot. I don’t know why they keep going there. And I know that Plummy and I do both keep our best eyes out for real comments among the spam, but sometimes the eyes do glaze over inadvertently when there are several hundred spam messages. It’s quite possible that between Word Press’ fetish for calling your excellent comments spam and my glazed eyes that, well, goofs have happened.

    But believe me, your comments are very much wanted.

  3. Lisa July 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Oh have fun!!! Happy 4th one and all.

  4. Eilish July 3, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Thanks Twistie! I appreciate the wading through the spam that you and Plumcake do. Hopefully this gets better and I hope you and Mr. Twistie have a most excellent Independance Day celebration!

    On a completely unrelated World Cup note: SPAIN ROCKS!!!! WHOO HOO!!!

  5. JayKay July 6, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    I’d like to nominate deliciously adorable San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino for August male hotness. Not only does the man have a deep love of bacon (he owns a business that sports the tagline “Tasty Salted Pig Parts”), he can raise the heat in any kitchen to uncomfortable levels with his smokin’ hot smile and dimples. I melt. Like, instantly. Yes, he’s a bit nerdy, but who doesn’t love a man who can cook. And did I mention that smile? And those dimples? GAAAH!

    Despite the fact that he and I live in the same city, I do not have a picture of him to offer up to the Monday hotness. Googling his name will provide you with all the photographic evidence you need…

  6. Plumcake July 6, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    @JayKay, Chef Cosentino is worthy indeed, but for the August Hotness it must be someone associated in real life with one of our dear readers.

  7. JayKay July 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Aaaaah, gotcha. =)