Tuesday, December 30, 2008

re: Danger is my Middle Name

Everyone knows that standing by dangerous things makes people look sexier. I don't know why this is - maybe it is something in the contrast of the exciting and dangerous and the soft and beautiful - but James Bond uses that old trick over and over. Shiny metal gun in one hand, sexy girl in the other.

I went to Puerto Rico by way of Miami a few weeks ago, and had the chance to encounter some dangerous wildlife while I was traveling. I saw an alligator, and remembered that being close to something that could kill you can make you look sexy, so I really tried to work that angle as much as possible.

Do you see how that snake that might strangle me at any second? So sexy!

It is important to remember that the trick only works if you look like you don't care that you are standing next to something dangerous. Crying isn't sexy.

We tried hard to risk our lives constantly during the vacation to keep looking as sexy as possible. This photo was taken right after we went diving with jellyfish and huge lobsters. That is why Derek's back looks so good to you right now.

Almost falling out of a palm tree to your death can be sexy.

And jumping on the beach in your speedo for an hour until your friend gets the perfect sunset shot of you?

That is dangerous for a whole lot of reasons. And therefore ... pretty sexy.


Meredith Whitney said...

Hilarious. I love it. Very very sexy.

jocie said...

menina, you are hot and dangerous. way to work it.

m l e said...

I'm not crying, it's just been raining on my face.

p.s. your middle name may be "danger", but mine is "sexy"

Alison said...

This is such a brilliant theory! The type of theory that makes you say, "Oh hell! Why didn't I think of that?" It's so obvious to me now. I love being sexy.

Britt said...

I have admit, I haven't ever seen someone look so sexy holding a snake. I go on plenty of dangerous vacations, but somehow never considered the sexy factor.

It looked like a great time.

jordan said...

Didn't you ever see that seminary video about the crocodiles in the mud? Have you learned nothing?

caitlin said...

Hey, just stopped by your blog from O Happy Day's and thought I should tell you this is one of the funniest blog posts um.. ever. Just wanted to let you know a complete stranger thinks you are hysterical. (oh and very dangerously sexy)

debbiedoesraw said...

love your blog it's full of fun!
come see me at www.debbiedoesraw.blogspot.com
mine is all sorts of stuff, some raw food, some crazy, some ?

bex said...

thanks, caitlin and debbie! i'm glad jordan is sharing some of her friends with me.

i i eee said...

You ARE dangerous. Dangerously sexy, and OMG I can't believe you got that close to a gator. That freaks me out. In a sexy way though.