Thursday, October 29, 2009

Crush of the Month (Oct Edition)

Before we get to the Crush of the Month for October, I just wanted to applaud Cliff Lee’s performance in Game 1 of the World Series last night. I’ve been a baseball fan for longer than I care to admit and can’t ever remember being as transfixed by what a pitcher was doing as I was last night.

Every single one of his pitches were top rate. The stellar Yankee lineup was confused and off balance throughout the game and even in the field Lee made things look easy (including a spectacular, behind the back grab of a grounder up the middle). He was at ease, in control and utterly dominating.

If you’re a Yankee fan, you should be worried because now your team is relying on AJ Burnett for a must win game. This could get ugly.

Alright, onto more serious matters.

This month’s BeachBum Crush of the Month is someone who has been out of the limelight recently, but someone whose work I’m just becoming familiar with. Thanks to Hulu and their archived television shows, that is.

Who?: Her name is Aahoo Jahansouz.

Uh….WHO??!: Yeah, sorry, you probably know her better as Sarah Shahi, the actress lucky enough to be born with Iranian blood while living in the good old USA. Tell you what; let’s just start with this:


I’ll give you a minute to get your breath back.

As you well know by now, Crush of the Month is not based on looks alone. While some of you may be familiar with Sarah’s work in ‘The Sorpranos’ (she was a stripper who consoled Tony) or ‘The L Word’ (never saw it but my imagination is running wild) or even ‘Alias’ as a young journalist, the main reason I have grown to appreciate Sarah is her terrific work in ‘Life’.

Torn between terror and arousal

I’m catching up on this series (which only lasted a season and a half) on Hulu and she is surprisingly good as the hard assed, recovering alcoholic partner of Charlie Crews. She’s so good, in fact, that I was shocked to learn she's a former model. Usually that route doesn’t produce top notch actors.

My only qualm about her character in ‘Life’ is that she doesn’t smile nearly enough thus depriving viewers this stunning vision:

Smile is to the left in this picture

Probably just as well since it would distract from the complex characters and story line.

What Else?: She speaks three languages (English, Persian and Spanish), has absolutely no qualms about posing in the nude, appears to be a fitness freak, and was once quoted as saying ‘I love when guys check me out’.

Consider it done!

She was also a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and wound up the cover girl of their 2000 calendar. Also, for those of you missing the vision of her beauty and talent, she’s just signed on for a new series called ‘Facing Kate’ about a divorced mother who quits law and becomes a mediator. It’s going to be on USA Network soon, so keep an eye out for it.

That All?: It would be remiss of me to praise Sarah without letting all you possible stalkers reading this know that she is a karate brown belt. This means she’ll have you on your back watching little cartoon birdies dance around your head before you figure out if you were sneaking up on the right lady.

She also is a new mom, having given birth to a son in July. I’m pretty sure that baby could already kick your ass simply by sharing her genes. Watch yourself.

Congratulations, Sarah, for being October’s BeachBum Crush of the Month and good luck on the new show.

Today’s distraction: New motivational posters to inspire you to new heights. Even if that simply means getting out of bed before noon.

1 comment:

thepowerof10 said...

Love it. I put her in one of my girl posts a while back, and I think she's absolutely gorgeous. Nice work sir.