It’s a very humid Saturday here in our Palm Springs Oasis. I’m dodging the heat by staying inside. However, a trip to Palm Desert Aquatic Center is calling my name. Seeing the stunning Olympic male divers last night (they were phenomenal!) in their wet Speedos jumping with strong legs and bare feet off high platforms took me back to days of youth and the thrill I used get by jumping off the high dive. We would pack lunches of bologna and mustard on white bread with nacho cheese Doritos and Little Debbie Star Crunch before heading to the Nashville Swim Club with my cousins and friends. I loved those days…

And on the subject of gorgeous Speedo wearing barefooted shirtless men, the extensive scrapbook I kept pictures of Tom Selleck from his Magnum P.I. heyday is something I would KILL for. That and my collection of Charlie’s Angels trading cards. Ooh, that loss burned. I was (am still am) famous for keeping a clipping or two. Of course, I found Selleck very attractive even though I hadn’t figured out my own sexuality yet. Obviously I was gay but living in the Bible Belt gave cause for belief any thoughts like that were very, very wrong. Repression came and the scrapbook was tossed.

These were the days of the fabulous (and very early reality TV team competition) Battle of the Network Stars. With Tom Selleck being incredible to look at, the television cameras could never shy away from showing him running out of the ocean or juggling a narrow obstacle course. Rumors have randomly circulated about Tom Selleck being gay throughout the years but like I’ve asked, does it really matter? He’s a strong actor who has has a long line of success on television and through movies. His personal life is his own and I don’t know him to know otherwise. Anytime there’s an phenomenon like Selleck, a popular attractive leading man in Hollywood, this dialogue is often shared.

Tom Selleck has continued success in the entertainment industry and can be most recently seen in his ever-popular Jesse Stone series. And of course, as Monica’s love interest on Friends reruns that play on our DVR here at home. Enjoy the photos. Isn’t he gorgeous? The mustache has never changed, thankfully. It’s inspired countless others throughout time. Mine, in particularly. And his furry chest. Stop it. I’m being silly… Or am I?!

Grrrrrr….! Daddy Bear.


  1. BiffordMichael's Gravatar BiffordMichael
    2012/08/19 - 4:00 PM | Permalink

    His shorts are back too…the shorter elastic waisted shorts (now called Chubbies) are IMPOSSIBLE to get…the website stays sold out! The 80’s are back! 🙂

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