A cute guy with braces on his teeth; another pretty day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

When I was in high school I wore braces on my teeth for three years. I hated the way they looked and also the way they made my mouth feel crowded. I was always getting food stuck in them, and once a month I’d have to see the orthodontist for a painful “adjustment.” God, it was awful.

Anyway, despite the fact our friend to the left here has braces on his teeth I think he is absolutely gorgeous. I love his wavy hair, smooth skin and pretty smile. I wonder what his name is and where he lives? I’m guessing he’s…Eric from Marietta, GA. He likes to skateboard and play video games and his best friend has a secret crush on him. Who could blame his friend? ๐Ÿ™‚

Last week we went off Daylight Savings Time, and ever since my body clock’s been screwed up. I keep thinking it’s an hour later than it is. Last night I went to bed around ten because I was tired. Then I woke this morning at 6:30. Arghhh …..

After I got up and made breakfast, I got busy at the keyboard writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress. When I was done writing I read the newspaper and worked a crossword puzzle. But the time was only 10:30 AM. What to do next?

I went for a three-mile walk, here on the island, this time on the sidewalks rather than the beach. It was really nice outside: sunny, still and not too warm. I spent a lot of my walking time thinking about my personal life and where it’s headed, now that I have been single for seven months. I’m not sure what awaits my in my future, but I am not giving up on finding another partner.

It’s almost time for lunch now, and right after I eat I will visit the supermarket to stock my fridge and cupboards. Then I’ll do some housework that needs done. Tonight I’ll spend the evening with my friend in the city, a Thursday routine I always enjoy. Have a nice Thursday, friends.

Another sexy guy in a plaid shirt; productive day for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I think people liked my “plaid shirt” photos I posted this morning, so I thought I’d share another of my favorites with you this afternoon. This boy’s name is Victor LeClerc. I assume he’s French. I have several photos of him, including one shirtless that is also a favorite. Look at how narrow his hips are, and his wavy hair is so beautiful. Yummy …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve had a very productive day after getting off to a slow start. Righit after lunch I walked three miles on the beach for exercise. It was beautiful down there: sunny, still and not too warm. The Gulf was calm and clear, and not too many people were sunning themselves on the shore. Mostly European tourists from France, Germany and the U.K., judging by the accepts I heard as I ambled alone.

After my walk I tackled reorganizing my closet and my bathroom drawers. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would, and now everything looks so much neater and easier to access. I also hung up a new U.S. flag next to my front porch door. The old one wore out years ago. I had to remove the old mounting bracket and then put up a new one, which involved using my cordless drill. Now the flag’s up and it really dresses my place up. Carpenter Martin …. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m spending another quiet evening at home tonight. A good friend/neighbor of mine who was such a fine person passed away one year ago today, and another good friend/neighbor and I will have a drink in her memory a little later on today. I think it’s important to honor the lives of those who’ve been so kind to us over the years.

Have a nice Wednesday night, friends.

Hot guys in plaid shirts; another pretty day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s funny how a plaid shirt on the right guy can make him look oh-so-sexy, especially if it’s unbuttoned to show off his chest and belly. I mean, the guy to the left here looks like he’s begging the photographer to drag him into a bedroom, doesn’t he?ย  Aye-yi-yi ….

I spent a very quiet evening at home last night. I drank two beers on my elevated deck, just listening to my i-Pod and watching the sailboats cruise by my house. I cooked myself a nice shrimp and pasta dinner that I teamed up with a garden salad. And then I watched election returns. From what I saw, the anti-Trump movement is building momentum as people are voicing their frustrations at the ballot box. It couldn’t happen soon enough, in my opinion. Trumps a disgrace and needs to be run out of office ASAP.

Well, in the health department I am doing much better but I am not yet out of the woods. My energy level has not returned to normal, and I still have a dry cough. So I will spend another day taking it easy: no gym, no swimming laps and no running. Instead I will take a three-mile walk on the beach for exercise.

I have some home organization goals I’ll try to fulfill today. My bedroom closet needs rearranged, as do two of my bathroom drawers that I have not organized in years. That may not sound like much of a challenge but if you saw the closet and the drawers you’d know what a task I’m facing. It’ll be a good project for me to undertake on a day when I’m still recovering from my cold.

All right, everyone, I need to get busy, so I will close this post by wishing all of you a wonderful Wednesday, wherever you happen to be today. Keep smiling, it’s important. ๐Ÿ™‚

Guys fast asleep; sunny day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

There’s something incredibly sexy about walking into a room where a good-looking young man is fast asleep, especially when he’s not wearing much. He looks so vulnerable lying there with his eyes closed. When I lived in my college fraternityย  house I had a sexy roommate named John who took frequent naps, wearing only white briefs. I used to love sitting at my desk and watching him breathe. Ah, the good old days …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Check out the abs on Mr. Sleepyhead to the left here. I could watch him sleep for an hour or more. Yummy ….

I’ve had a reasonably good morning, but I’m still not feeling 100% back to normal from the head cold I’ve endured since last Wednesday. Hopefully I’ll be entirely better in a day or two more.

Over the past month I’ve not had reclaimed water service, which means my irrigation system for my yard has not been operable. After several calls to the county, I finally found out what the problem is. When I was up in Maine about five weeks ago, someone came to my property, without my permission, and disconnected my service. (And yes, I pay my bills on time.) I don’t know who it could have been, but I have an irrigation specialist coming out this afternoon to hook me back up. Gr-r-r-r ….

All right, everyone, have a nice Tuesday, wherever you might be. And keep smiling, it’s important. ๐Ÿ™‚

Beautiful surfer boys; Martin’s feeling better ….

Hi, friends and readers

Until my knees gave out about five years ago, I used to make monthly trips to Florida’s east coast to surf. I own a board and all the other necessary gear to surf, and though I’m not very good I do enjoy the sport. Two and one-half years ago I had knee replacement surgery, and now I am able to surf again. I went over to Brevard County two months ago and tried surfing again. Things went pretty well, and I look forward to future surfing trips.

One of the great things about surfing is all the hot guys who participate in the sport. Many have amazing bodies, like Evan Geiselmen to the left here. Baby ….

I am finally recovering form my nasty head cold. I would say I am about 80 percent back to my normal self, but I’m not going to push things. I’ll refrain from going to the gym today. Instead I’ll take a three-mile walk, here on the island, for some gentle exercise.

Last night, two good friends took me out for a belated birthday dinner at a nice seafood restaurant. A had a really nice seafood and pasta dish that tasted amazing. We drank a bottle of red wine before going to the restaurant, and we had some laughs as well. It was a wonderful evening and I feel so fortunate to have good friends like those two.

I don’t have too much on my plate today. After lunch I’ll take my walk. I need to do some cleaning over at my vacation rental apartment. Then around 3:30 PM I’ll drive to Tampa airport to pick up my friend who’s flying up from Key West. He’s taking me out to dinner tonight, so it should be a pleasant evening.

Have a nice Monday, everyone.

Thinking deep thoughts; quiet Sunday on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Sometimes I think the whole world has gone nuts.

About seven months ago my partner of seven years announced he was breaking up with me. I never saw it coming, but in hindsight I probably should have. Since then I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster. It hasn’t been fun but I have survived and now I’m feeling pretty good about my life again.

Recently I spent four days with my boyhood/college best friend and his wife in North Carolina. It was a great experience for me and I really enjoyed myself. My friends seemed to be oh-so-happy, but today the husband called me to tell me they are gettingย divorced.ย Huh?

Well, it just goes to show you that you never know what’s really going on in peoples’ private lives until they tell you.

I’m into Day Five of my nasty head cold, but it’s finally beginning to clear up. Right after I finish this post I will throw together a simple lunch. Then I’ll slip into my swim trunks, put on my straw hat, and take a three-mile walk on the beach down the street from my house. It’s a pretty day outside: sunny, still and not too warm. Perfect beach weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a nice Sunday, friends.

Lover boys in black-and-white; pretty morning on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I love photos of two young male lovers showing affection to each other, and I also like good quality black-and-white photography, so I thought I’d share to photos I recently came across. Nice, eh?

Well, I went to be rather early last night, in hopes that a good night’s rest would help me get rid of this stupid head cold I’ve been fighting since Wednesday. I woke around nine this morning, and I’m definitely feeling better, though I’m nowhere near back to normal.

If I could sum up the way I’m feeling physically this morning, the word would be “listless.” I just don’t have a lot of energy. There are many things I’d like to accomplish today, but at best I’ll make a run to the wine market and the bank, that’s it. I know myself well enough that I would be making a mistake if I tried to do anything the least bit strenuous today. Besides the aforementioned errands, I’ll watch my Florida Gators play Missouri in football. The Gators are terrible this year and will likely lose, but I try to be a faithful fan.

I have no plans for my evening, and don’t want to make any. I’ll stay home by myself and maybe watch a Netflix movie as I try to recover form this stupid head cold. Have a nice Saturday, friends, wherever you might be today.

More hot guys in black-and-white; quiet Friday evening for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Maybe it’s the head cold I’m suffering from, but I’m definitely in a black-and-white mood this evening. So I thought I’d put up more of my favorites this evening, to start your weekend off on a pleasant note. I find the guy to the left very appealing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s about 4:30 PM, here on the island, and I have accomplished very little today. I laundered the linens for my vacation rental and remade the bed over there. I did some minor housework at my own place, and the rest of the day I spent reading or playing my guitar.

I don’t like so sound like a whiner but this had to have been one of the most boring days of my life. I can’t stand being sedentary but I don’t have any choice. About the only exercise I got today was walking five blocks to a postal box to mail an item I wanted to be sure got delivered quickly.

I tried writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress but I just don’t have the mental energy today to get creative. That may sound strange, but when I’m fatigued I can’t get the creative juices flowing.

I would like to do something interesting with my Friday evening but I don’t want to expose my friends to my head cold and I honestly don’t have the energy to leave the house. I’ll have a beer or two and then eat a bowl of soup for my dinner. Then I’ll watch a Netflix movie before I go to bed Wild stuff, eh?

Have a nice Friday night, friends.

Two beautiful guys in black-and-white; Martin’s still under the weather ….

Hi, friends and readers:

At least once a week I like to post some of my favorite black-and-white photos for your viewing pleasure, and I hope you’ll enjoy the two I’ve put up here this morning.

I believe the photo to the left is a still from the film titledย The Reader.ย I don’t know the actor’s name, but he certainly is handsome, isn’t he? (Just found out his name is David Kross.)

I went to bed early last night and read for a bit until my eyelids drooped, and then I slept until nine AM this morning. I still have this rotten head cold and I suspect it will stick around through the weekend. All I can do is rest and drink plenty of fluids.

Because I’m sick I really can’t do much today, other than read and maybe do some light housework. My vacation renter left this morning and I’m laundering the sheets and towels he used during his stay. I’ll have some cleaning to do over there as well, but he was a neat-nick so I needn’t do much.

Isn’t the boy to the left here beautiful?

All right, everyone, I need to get a few things done around the house and I have correspondence to attend to, so I will close this post by wishing all of you a wonderful Friday. Keep smiling …. ๐Ÿ™‚

Boys and belts; Martin has a head cold ….

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s a sad fact that certain young men require a regular does of discipline to keep them on the straight and narrow. A session with a belt can do wonders for a young man’s attitude. Bratty behavior? Gone. Bad grades? Watch them improve dramatically after regular discipline becomes a part of a guy’s life.

A few days ago I developed a dry cough, and I suspected that meant I was coming down with something. Then this morning I woke feeling congested and lethargic. Yeah, I have a head cold, which I always hate. A cold spoils everything: food, drink, exercise and sex. What’s left? ๐Ÿ™

By the way, the lower photo I have posted here has always fascinated me. It comes from the 1970’s, I believe, and I have always wondered what sort of message the photographer was trying to send by posing the scantily-clad model holding a leather belt. Is the lad due for some discipline?

Due to my head cold I won’t be driving into town to spend the evening with my good friend, as I normally would do. I’ll stay home and dine on soup. I’ll guzzle apple juice and pop my cold capsules to control my symptoms. What fun …. ๐Ÿ™

Have a nice Thursday, friends.