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March 12, 2008

Sweet 23

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Hello all! Well, if you couldn't guess from the title it's my Birthday! Other than the ceremonial birthday shots and inevitable hangover the day after, I always look forward to the presents (and of course spending time with my family and friends)!

So when asked "Dustin, what do you want this year" I always get the same huge grin across my face and that poor individual realizes that they've opened the birthday edition of Pandora's Box! Ok, so contrary to what you might be thinking, this isn't one huge narcissistic blog. It's my Birthday Gift Guide for the Modern Male! Here are just a few helpful suggestions to make sure that you don't look like the lame duck of gift giving.

Unless you know the Birthday Boy extraordinarily well, I say always go for funny over serious. Some of the best gifts I've gotten over the years are hysterical but useful. It always gets a laugh to give fun, funky, underwear. this genre of gift is perfect for practically everyone (exceptions: your boss, your local clergy, & prominent politicians)

For the sensitive soul or the guy who is just really into hygiene and skin care, get him a few fun things for himself. Scented candles have always been a favorite of mine but I also love skin care assortments such as body washes, exfoliates, and cologne! As my Grandmother always said "start taking care for yourself while you’re young" and she just turned 77 and looks terrific!

After all of that if you still are unsure of what to get the guy, go with a gift card. Gift Cards are no longer considered impersonal actually, most people prefer one. They are the perfect way to ensure the person gets exactly what they want for their Birthday!

--Dustin

March 05, 2008

Do You Want To Be a Super Model?

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is a statement I firmly believe in. However I also believe that hot is hot. We need not question whether or not a super model is beautiful. In a world of skincare, plastic surgery, $300 haircuts, personal trainers, and model saturated advertisements, one thing is for certain; beauty sells. For the fortunate few, beauty pays. If you think you have what it takes or if you have a friend who might, then this is for you.

Team DC is taking applications for men to model clothing from Universal Gear and The Leather Rack in their Fashion Show and Model Search on Friday, March 29. To apply, simply go to Team DC, and follow the prompts. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 10!!!

The Winning Model receives:
- $500 in Universal Gear store credit.
- A photo feature in Genre Magazine.
- A professional photoshoot (Headshot and three other looks) with Robert Mercer Photography.
- A chance to be featured in the 2009 Ripped Genes calendar....a nationally distributed calendar.
Proceeds from the event help support the Team DC College Scholarship Program for a gay or lesbian student-athlete. The event is sponsored by Team DC, Genre Magazine, The Washington Blade newspaper, Universal Gear, The Leather Rack, and Bang Hair Salon.