Hot guys in backward ball caps; hot day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I love the way certain guys look when they wear their ball caps backward. It’s an irreverent look that onlyย youngย men can carry off. If you’re over thirty it’s not age-appropriate, in my opinion.

Check out Mr. Green Cap to the left here. He’s a sexy guy for sure, but he doesn’t look real happy at the moment, does he? I’ll bet he had an argument with his boyfriend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I spent a pleasant evening at my ex-boyfriend’s place down south last night. I cooked up the red fish a friend and I caught last weekend. They were delicious. After we cleaned up the kitchen we took a nice evening walk through the neighborhood, which is full of huge live oaks festooned with Spanish moss.

We got up around 7:30 this morning for a quick breakfast, and then my ex went off to work. I waited until rush hour traffic died down before I hit the road, and I was still home by 9:30 AM.

Have a look to the left here. Do you find Mr. Red Cap’s smile as captivating as I do? Yummy …

I did ย a little work in the writing department after I returned home this morning, and now it’s a bit past eleven AM. In a few minutes I’ll take a three-mile walk on the beach for some morning exercise. Yeah, it’s hot outside, but there’s a bit of breeze blowing and I’ll wear my broad-brimmed straw hat that always keeps me cool in the summer months. I’ll take a swim in the Gulf after my walk to cool off, and then I’ll grab an outdoor shower on my patio after I return home. Not a bad way to end the morning, eh?

Have a nice Thursday, friends.

Beautiful guys in black-and-white; nice Wednesday in store for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

At least once a week I like to post some of my favorite black-and-white photos for your viewing please, and I’m putting two up this morning that I really like.

The guy in the top photo is, of course, fashion model Kline Barfield, who I find captivating. He has such a wholesome look to him, like a fraternity brother of mine that I had a huge crush on in college. I wonder where Ross is today?

I was up at 8:30 this morning, and ready to hit the keyboard. I worked on editing my novel-in-progress, which is coming along beautifully. It’s a sort of love triangle story, and I like all three of my main characters. It’s going to be so sad when one of the three gets dumped, but that’s the way it works with love and passion when three people are involved. Someone always gets burned.

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How do you like Mr. Bulging Briefs to the left here? How would you like to walk into your kitchen one morning and find him leaning against the sink? Sounds like a dream to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have a nice day ahead of me. Right after lunch I’ll drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming, which I always enjoy. I’ll head for home afterward, where I’ll gather food items to take to my ex-partner’s house for our dinner tonight. Included will be fresh fish fillets from my fishing trip last week. I’ll blacken the fillets and serve them with mac & cheese and a fresh fruit salad. Yummy!

I’ll be spending the night at my ex-partner’s house tonight, since he lives about 25 miles from me, so I’ll drive home Thursday morning after rush hour traffic dies down. It should be a pleasant evening.

Have a nice Wednesday, everyone.

Sexy guys, fast asleep. Easy Tuesday in store for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

There’s something incredibly sexy about coming upon a good looking guy who’s not wearing much and is fast asleep. He’s not aware you’re looking at hm because he’s off in dreamland, so you can stare for as long as you like. The upper photo reminds me of my days at my fraternity house at University of Florida. I had a sexy roommate named John. I’d come home from classes and he’d be lying in his bed in nothing but a pair of white briefs and I’d just…stare.ย 

John, where are you now?

Well, my dinner party last night was great. The scallops were amazing and my guests (which turned out to be three guys instead of two) were lots of friends. Much wine was consumed and one guy shared a nice cigar with me. After I cleaned up the kitchen it was already close to ten P.M., so I went to bed and read for a little while before I fell asleep.

I ended up sleeping in late this morning. I didn’t get up until 9:15, and I think my body was a bit tired from my lap-swimming session at the YMCA yesterday. That’s okay, rest is good. I don’t have a lot on my plate today, other than making a run to the bank and the wine market, and working on final edits on a novel I’ll have coming out in the fall. I’m not sure what I’ll do with my evening, but that’s okay too.

Have a nice Tuesday, everyone. Keep smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚

Guys with amazing abs; steamy afternoon on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

There’s nothing sexier than a cute guy with rock hard abs, like the two appearing in today’s photo posts.

I think the photo to the left is about as funny as any I’ve ever posted here, and it’s sexy too. Yummy ….

I spent this morning working on two writing projects. Then, right after lunch I drove into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming.

Now, all summer long I’ve had trouble getting a lap lane in the YMCA swimming pool because the pool was filled with summer campers. But now school’s back in session in our county and today I was able to get my own lap lane for the first time in nearly two months. It was great,and I left the YMCA feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Oh, by the way, you could probably tap dance on this guy’s abs to the left here. Why can’t I have a body like his? ๐Ÿ™

I ran a few errands on my way home, including a visit to the supermarket. If you follow this site then you know I spent last Friday harvesting scallops from the Gulf of Mexico, up at my fishing camp. The friend who went with me and another close friend are coming over here tonight. I’ll cook the scallops in a butter, onion, garlic and white wine sauce and serve them over pasta, along with a garden salad. Yummy …. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Monday night, friends.

Beautiful guys in black-and-white; steamy morning on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

As those of you who follow this site know, I adore good quality black-and-white photography, especially when the subject of a particular photo is an attractive young man. I mean, check out Mr. Chain Link Fence to the left here. He’s such a beautiful guy: great face and hair, nice physique, perfect boyfriend material. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well, I spent a very enjoyable evening with my ex-partner last night. I cooked dinner for us–baked chicken in a mushroom sherry sauce–and then we took a nice walk through his new neighborhood. The house he has rented is older but quite nice. His yard is completely shaded by towering live oaks festooned with Spanish moss. The house is bright and has a pleasantly open feel to it. I think he’s going to enjoy living there. I spent the night down there and then we drove back to my place this morning so he could pick up his car.

Now, check out Mr. Beanie to the left here. Okay it’s a simple head shot, but he’s so handsome it doesn’t matter. The photo is enchanting.

I spent the better part of my morning tending to correspondence that had stacked up in recent days, and now that’s all taken care of. My desk looks so clean now. ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s a certain sense of satisfaction I get when I get nuisances out of my life, and there’s also something to be said for neatness. I keep my house fairy tidy (within reason) and right now it looks good, inside and out.

It’s blazing hot outside today, so I’m not going to do anything outdoors until around four PM, when we’ll hopefully have a breeze and I can take a two mile run, here on the island, without dying of heat stroke.

Have a pleasant Sunday, friends. And keep smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚

Beautiful divers; Martin’s back from a nice fishing trip ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I’ve never attended a swim meet where diving competitions are held. But after looking at the photos I’ve posted here this afternoon, I think I might enjoy a swim meet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Doesn’t Mr. Green Speedo look good as he plunges toward the pool surface? Aye-yi-yi, what a beautiful body ….

Well, just a couple of hours ago I returned from spending two days and nights at my fishing camp. I went there with a straight friend I have know since he was in high school. He’s in ย his mid-thirties now, and we get along really well despite our age difference. He’s a bright and friendly guy who has worked for some large financial firms, but right now he’s taking time off to re-think his life and where it’s headed, so he had the time to go up there with me.

Thursday afternoon we went fishing with live shrimp. My friend caught a monster redfish, a six-pound beauty, while I caught a three-pounder. We filleted them when we got back to camp, and into the ice cooler they went.

Friday morning we took the boat out into the Gulf of Mexico and into the grass flats to harvest scallops in about six feet of crystal clear water. It was beautiful out there, with just a light breeze to keep things cool. In 2-1/2 hours we filled a five-gallon bucket of scallops we later cleaned on my cabin’s front screened porch that overlooks the river.

We put the scallops on ice as well, and early next week we will put together a seafood dinner at my house, and we’ll invite a friend or two to join us in enjoying the feast. There is nothing better than fresh seafood from the Gulf, and I amย soย looking forward to the meal.

I’m spending tonight with my ex-partner at the house he just moved into, which I haven;t yet seen. We’ll drink a few beers, prepare dinner and enjoy each other’s company. I’m looking forward to that as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a nice Saturday evening, friends.


Sexy and shirtless; Martin’s going fishing ….

Hi, friends and readers:

As I’ve said many times on this website, there are certain young men who should never wear a shirt, unless they’re in a church or restaurant. (Okay, or in the classroom, although when I was in college in the 1970s some guys came to class shirtless and barefooted. )

Anyway, I think the guys in today’s photo posts look pretty amazing with their shirts off. Just look at all that smooth flesh and those rippling muscles. Aye-yi-yi, I don’t know which guy I’d choose if I were given an option to spend an evening with one of them.

It’s been a busy day so far. I spent the first half of my morning writing new material. Then I spent the rest of the morning preparing to spend two night at my fishing camp with a good friend. Our plan is to harvest scallops in the Gulf of Mexico early in the day, and then we’ll fish in the afternoons. We’re taking plenty of beer and food so we won;t go hungry or thirsty, and maybe we’ll get lucky and get some cloud cover to keep the August heat down.

My camp is in a very remote location n Florida’s west coast, and I won’t have Internet service so you won’t be hearing from me again until Saturday at the earliest. Do you think you can get along without me for that long?

All right, everyone, I have more packing to do for tomorrow morning’s departure, so I will close this post by wishing all of you a wonderful Wednesday, wherever you might be today. Keep smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚

A pair of slender guys, one with tattoos; another steamy day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I’m not a huge fan of tattoos, but it seems they’re more common than not among the under-thirty crowd. And hey, if a guy has a slender body like the guy to the left here, I’ll overlook the tattoos. Aye-yi-yi …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was up early this morning, and after breakfast I got busy at the keyboard writing fresh material for my new novel-in-progress. The words weren’t really flowing smoothly today, but I got a decent amount of work done, and now it’s around 10:30 AM.

Yesterday, I got it in my head to perform several outdoor tasks, including a bunch of yard work and cleaning my observation deck. It was a blistering hot day and I was sweating like crazy. I kept going inside the house to drink cold water, and after three hours I was exhausted. I came inside and sat under a ceiling fan, just guzzling water and savoring the cool dry air put out by my a/c system. How did we ever live without it in Florida?

Have a look a Mr. Selfie to the left here. Yeah, he’s slender, but in a good way, and I sure wouldn’t mind getting to knowย him.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

I don’t really have a lot planned for my day. I have some housekeeping chores to perform at my house and at my vacation rental. I have correspondence to take care of. I’ll take a three-mile walk on the beach this afternoon when the breeze picks up, and then I’ll take a two-mile run, here on the island, around four PM. I’m not sure what I’ll do with my evening, but I will probably watch the Tampa Bay Rays play the Red Sox on TV. It should be an exciting game to watch, as the Rays are chasing the Sox in their division.

Have a nice Tuesday, friends, wherever you might be today.

Boys and their backpacks; Martin’s staying put on the island today ….

Hi, friends and readers:

There is something incredibly sexy about a shirtless young man wearing a backpack on his shoulders, and I don’t know why. But I sure like the look. I especially like the photo to the left here: the boy’s wavy hair, his lean body and Star Wars undies. A few years ago when I first posted this photo I actually heard from the guy who took the photo. The boy, if I recall correctly, is Spanish. Anyway, it’s a great photo.

I got up a little before nine this morning, and right after breakfast I hit the keyboard to write new material for my novel-in-progress. I worked for two hours, and then took a break with the morning newspaper. Now it’s well past eleven and I intend to spend the rest of my day right here at home. Mondays I normally visit the YMCA for a workout, but not today. I have much to do in my yard and inside my house, so I will stay put.

Here’s another one of my favorite “shirtless guy with backpack” photos. I love the way the hair at the crown of the young man’s hair is standing up. And thoseย lips.ย Aye-yi-yi ….

Yes, it is very warm here today, not exactly ideal weather for doing yard work. But I’ll hope for a breeze and maybe a little cloud cover this afternoon so I don’t pass out from heat exhaustion. ๐Ÿ™

I spent the better part of last night working on copy edits on a novel I’ll have coming out in October or November. It’s a story about two socially inept guys who travel cross-country in a panel van.They start out as total strangers and end up the closest of friends. I wrote the story earlier this year and I’m very pleased with the way it turned out, especially after my editors added their input.

All right, everyone, I need to get busy. Have a nice Monday, and keep on smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚

A pair of sexy fashion models; quiet Sunday in store for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I don’t usually care for fashion model photos because they seem so contrived and the models don’t come across as genuine people, at least to me. But I’m posting two photos today that I find quite appealing. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

The guy in the upper photo is named Kris Brodowski, and I like everything about him: his tousled hair, pudgy lips and blue eyes. Definitely boyfriend material.

The guy in the second photo is Kline Barfield, who is not only ย handsome, but a world class skeet shooter. Interesting, eh?

I watched a movie by myself last night, and then I hit the bed around eleven. I was tired after all my labors yesterday afternoon. It’s so damned hot here right now and the heat just saps all my energy.

I woke up around eight-thirty this morning, and after fixing breakfast I got busy writing new material for my novel-in-progress. I wrote at a furious clip for two hours and really felt good about the scenes I crafted.

Now it’s 11:30 AM and I’m done writing for the day. I’ll spend part of my afternoon applying another coat of polyurethane to my new boat box and I’ll also apply two more coats of spray paint to the refrigerator in my vacation rental. Not fun activities, but necessary. If the breeze picks up this afternoon I’ll take a three-mile walk on the beach, and then around four PM I’ll take a three-mile run, here on the island. Yeah, it’s hot weather for running outdoors right now, but the exercise is good for me; it helps keep me fit.

All right, everyone, I need to get busy, so I will wish all of you a pleasant Sunday wherever you might be today. Keep smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚