Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Tuesday 19/08/08

So my desperate attempt to befriend anyone who has competed for Great Britain or Australia in the Commonwealth Games (2002, 2006) and Olympics (2004, 2008) has not been going exactly great, as most people are hard to find (why do parents insist on naming their children “Matt” and “David” and “Ben” – how are we supposed to stalk each other if you get 340 results of the same name on facebook?) and those that I do find, reject my friendship flat out.  Not that I’m blaming them of course, I don’t add strangers on facebook either. 

Then there are a few that have accepted my friend request but when I’ve messaged them subsequently they haven’t replied, because what sane straight athlete would start an online conversation with some random fag that starts messaging them on facebok, really? 

Right now I have reached the stage that for the very few that have accepted me (an insanely hot gymnast, two moderately hot gymnasts, one very hot rugby player, one moderately hot diver) I dare not message them in case they just delete me, so I just keep them there, sitting back quietly and making myself inconspicuous, so I can look at their pictures every now and then. 

And apparently none of the athletes are gay; in fact, a yahoo news story tells me that: 

“Only 10 of the 10,500 athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics are openly gay, according to a study by a gay website.  Nine of the gay athletes named by Outsports were lesbians and their sports ranged from fencing to cycling. Just one, Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, was a man” 

I guess my only hope is stumbling upon the odd closeted person, who sits at home between his 0600-1100 and 1400-1900 training session in the pool / on the track / in the field / wherever it is that those guys train, hoping to receive a random message on facebook by a pathetic homosexual with an athlete fetish (i.e. me).  The chances of that of course are about 0.00001%, but I do like a good challenge.  No wait, I don’t like a challenge at all, maybe I ought to give up now. 

Not that the facebook endeavours have been completely wasted of course – I have come across a different profile, a profile of somebody I talked about on here not so long ago, well to be more accurate he talked about me first and then I had to reply, but anyway we’re not talking about that. 

In other news on Monday a reader sends me a link to this magazine website, a magazine that had a picture of me on the cover back in June apparently, not that I was aware of this of course.  And this is the magazine cover.


Now, the best thing about this cover is the title.  My picture is used as part of an article on how to seduce straight guys.  I am the straight bait.  

Some people’s lives are so pathetic that they have no choice but to take pleasure in infrequent, tiny, ridiculous incidents that present a glimmer of happiness.  I am one of those people and this is one of those incidents.   

Finally, here are two lines that friends used on Sunday when I was ridiculously “working” at Soho Pride, which I thought were very funny, so I thought I’d share them. 

1)  I’m chatting to Orville and I’m wearing my top because it’s a little cold and then it gets a bit warmer so I take my top off and some guy comes up to me and says can I have my picture taken with you and I say sure and then when I come back Orville says: “Once you take your top off you become public property”.  Which is funny 

2)  I’m chatting to Alexei and Devon and Alexei says to me, “you’re very proud that you have blonde hairs on your upper lip, aren’t you” and I says “yes, because it’s very non-Greek”, and then Alexei puts his hand forward and flicks something off the side of my head and says “let’s me just get rid of that chip on your shoulder”.  Which is also funny 

Oh wait, there’s something else.  I wanted to take the opportunity of the picture I posted yesterday and explain once and for all the pale thing – because the picture seems to demonstrate it very well, being quite close up and in natural light.  I don’t care if this sounds conceited (people make up their minds about things like that, no matter what I write anyway), but I think the paleness goes with me, because it goes with my skin.  If I had a hairy chest or if I shaved my chest and had stubble / rashes etc, or if I had spots, I probably wouldn’t want to be pale.  But because my skin is kinda smooth and not very damaged, I think the pale looks OK. 


On the other hand, if I looked like him below (a whole different type of male specimen) I would look really stupid being pale at the same time.  So I would be maintaining an average tan like this kid.  In conclusion, you have to do the best with what you've got.  I am and he is.

(I just found this picture on google, I think he's a porn star, if I'm not allowed to use this picture let me know and I'll take it down).

43 comments:

Bryan said...

did you just upload the wrong photo/forget to red-box-out your eyes?
how very atypical of you. hmm.
I shall now save it and blackmail you.

Gav Dublin said...

Lol, comments like Bryan's make me somewhat amused. Do people not realise that most of us (I presume) actually know who he is, have seen his magazine covers before and all pretend we don't/complain about Prep covering his eyes because it's all part of the game/appeal of this blog!

If you read some of the other/better blog's you can even discern that Preppy has a name!!

Right, enough practicality for one night!

By the way Prep, don't mind that septic old cunt who had a go at you for commenting on A girl's appearance in yesterday's comments. Someone needs to get a life.

London Preppy said...

bryan: OK

gav: That A Girl comment was so absurd it went over my head. Or he was joking. I just can't tell

Gav Dublin said...

I also can't exactly tell but I think he was serious so I decided to get my retaliation in first and call him names.

I'm really six years old you know!

theotherday said...

hey lp.
see that you used the link!
glad you liked.

Chris B said...

Hi LP :-)

I know a few guys that compete in track events for county championships if that would suffice...

London Preppy said...

theotherday: I did, thanks a lot for sending this, I'd heard about it but hadn't seen it!

chris: This will do fine. Contacts please

Bryan said...

I was (trying to be) sarcastic.
oh well.

gill said...

Holy Mary, Jesus and Joseph.

I hadn't realised how tall A-Girl is. She looks like a stunning, leggy, tall blonde amazonian in that picture. Looking VERY sexy !

Now I can't help but imagine you and A-Girl pissed on G&T's (slimline of course) at your works leaving do. On stage drunkenly bellowing out Suede lyrics "...here they come the Beautiful ones..." followed immediately by the pair of you pulling mock 'London Preppy' style modelling poses a la LP's various magazine poses over the years.

All this to the whooping delight of co-workers and the assorted throng of your local Corney & Barrow/All-Bar-One etc etc.

Please post the pictures of any such incident.

Kind regards,

Mr Vivid imagination aka gill

theotherday said...

the guy im seeing wrote the piece on nyc (i the travel section).

ill keep and eye out for you in the future - you seem to be everywhere.

Oldyeller said...

My A Girl comment obviously was a poor attempt at edgy humor. It was intended to be a take-off on two commenters from the previous day's post who didn't get your Anthony sarcasm/humor and your response to them. But then, like you, I shouldn't have to explain my comments. Thanks Gav--I actually am quite proud of being a septic old cunt.

London Preppy said...

oldy: And see I thought that's what you were trying to do. Anyway, it's difficult to convey tone in writing as we all know

Oldyeller said...

I'll leave the sarcasm to you in the future. But thank God we have Gav to monitor the other commenters and set them straight, so to speak.

London Preppy said...

:-)

Graham said...

LP,

There is at least one male aussie swimmer in Beijing who is gay. I don't have his contact details, just his name.

g

d said...

not sure if you check out dudetube, but theres a guy on their front page that stole youre idea for a tattoo... only he has a passage from some fairy tale book tattooed on his side.

& maybe im projecting my own mood on it, but youre post today was fairly happy and gives a peek into some kinda of positive attitude towards life... please dont do that again... hehee...

AlwaysReadySF said...

I dunno. I think that porn-star would look good even if he was pale and you would look equally good if you were tan. I am not so sure it has much to do with skin tone as much as with overall look, good/muscular body etc.

It is really a personal preference, in the end... but I do like the almost opalescent white tone of your skin.

All this of course, since you REALLY cared to hear my opinion

[insert smiley]

dickophile said...

i like the paleness. i think it makes your nipples pop. nipples. nipples. nipples. yum.

Matt said...

According to Matthew Mitcham most of the olympic divers are gay, so just facebook a couple of them. They are very acrobatic

London Preppy said...

d: Fairy tale book. Very good

dickophile: Am I the only one who's starting to get a bit creeped out by your comments? They're always about nipples, dicks, fucking, etc!

matt: My absolute favourite diver is Constantin Blaha. Google him

London Preppy said...

graham: Oh - who is it please (if you don't mind saying) - london.preppy@gmail.com

Quigley Cox said...

The pallid complexion reminds me of a particular portrait of John Keats. He also had reddish-brown hair, but not quite as vivid as the colour you ended up with. Ah! LP; so Romantic (with a capital 'R').

Maluminas said...

Too much hair... i bet he has to unclog his shower drain every single time... And if you pull off his bed sheets you'll see all these little hairs sticking out of the fabric...

Ew...

WORD said...

Matthew Mitcham is more than hot enought to fulfill all my swimmer fantasies!

AlwaysReadySF said...

Oooooooh. Constantin Blaha IS adorable. He is also almost under-age, but that's part of the attraction I suppose.

I think I found his profile on FB. If that's him he has some pretty hot (and gay looking) friends (but also a lot of girls on there too...).

Good. I am done with the stalking for today. :)

Gav Dublin said...

Glad to be of service Oldyeller!

(insert smiley)

AlwaysReadySF said...

....and I think Graham is talking about Matthew Mitcham?

Red Exile / Красная Ссылка said...

“Only 10 of the 10,500 athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics are openly gay, according to a study by a gay website."

LOL -yes, the Olympiad has surely missed out.

Had there been a "wear nipple clamps until the pain in your stomach is unbearable" contest(http://londonpreppy.blogspot.com/2007/08/thursday-090807.html), I am sure Mummy, and Greece, would have been so very proud at your gold medal. :)

skountouflis said...

mr. Preppy to oti xrhsimopoihthhke h fwtografia sou xwris thn adeia sou den einai paranomo? giati den kaneis kati? Oso gia thn teleutaia fwtografia, polla anavolika re paidi mou...Les kai to kefali einai allou :) Na pernas kala

London Preppy said...

skountoufli: Synithos otan kano fotogtafisi plironomai tote kai ypografo ena release form pou afinei to fotgrafo na tin poulisei se periodika consequently. Opote einai entaksei :-)

Anonymous said...

now Prep do you think any members of this fabulous aussie team are family? This picture does not show their tattoos :)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2008/08/16/2337630.htm?site=olympics/2008

London Preppy said...

anon: Not sure, but I'm going to investigate. This is my promise to you

Anonymous said...

http://www.foxsports.com.au/beijing_olympics/beijinggallery/0,27379,5033848-5017127-1,00.html

London Preppy said...

anon: I've invited 3 of those boys on facebook. I left one out. I'll let you guess which one. Now I'm waiting. Waiting for them to turn me down as any normal person would

AlwaysReadySF said...

pink sunglasses? really? REALLY?!

Anonymous said...

Cameron McKenzie-McHargh? Maybe because of the looks, probably because he does not have a FB profile. Do you invite all these sportsmen as yourself or as London Preppy?

London Preppy said...

He does!

phoenix said...

"...when I was ridiculously “working” at Soho Pride, ..... and I’m wearing my top because it’s a little cold "

Aha! So you do wear a top some of the time ;P

Do you keep copies of the magazine you were on the cover of, tastefully strewn on coffee table at home to catch the eye of a visitor?

Anonymous said...

I think you could be the 'fierce pussy' rather than the 'straight'.

Jay said...

so do u accept random friend requests? or only send them out? ;)

j

Nix said...

Fit, pale, and hairy.

The applicable rule is that one can be any two of those things, but not all three at the same time.

Timothy said...

I have a mate who one silver in rowing - mens 8. I have a photo of me wearing the medal in the pub.

Timothy said...

I have a mate who won silver in rowing - mens 8.