Sexy Jean-Baptiste Maunier, then and now ….

jean-baptiste-maunierHi, friends and readers:

You know how sometimes you encounter a boy in his mid-teens and you tell yourself, “I’d like to see him again in about three years.”

The boy in the top photo is French actor Jean-Baptiste Maunier, as he appeared in the 2004 film, Les Choristes. In the film, Jean’s character is an anti-social boy who can’t get close to anyone until a new teacher comes to his orphanage and the teacher starts a boy choir. Jean’s character falls in love with singing, and is able to form a friendship with the teacher. It’s a sweet movie, one worth seeing.

Jean-Baptiste Maunier attending the 'Vendanges de l'Avenue Montaigne' Party in Paris, France on September 11, 2012. Photo by Alban Wyters/ABACAPRESS.COM

Jean-Baptiste Maunier attending the ‘Vendanges de l’Avenue Montaigne’ Party in Paris, France on September 11, 2012. Photo by Alban Wyters/ABACAPRESS.COM

Now, fast forward thirteen years and have a look at Jean-Baptiste now. That’s him to the left, and all I can say is, aye-yi-yi …. What a babe. 😉

I woke up at 6:30 this morning. I lay in bed for abit, hoping to get back to sleep, but at seven AM I gave up and started my day. I made a quick breakfast, and then I got busy dealing with correspondence that piled up while I was in Tallahassee for three days. Then I worked on edits on my novel-in-progress.

Now the time is approaching eleven AM. Outside the sun is shining and the day is warming up. At eleven AM I plan to take a three-mile walk, and then after lunch I’ll g get a haircut and run a few errands. Have a nice Tuesday, everyone.

Sexy, shirtless basketball players; I’m back on the island ….

basketball-6Hi, friends and readers:

There’s a set of basketball courts about ten blocks form my house, here on the island. The court’s attract lots of young men who play in pickup games. Most of the guys play shirtless, which makes for some interesting sights, and sometimes I’ll pedal my bike down there to watch for a while. I’m sure the guys have no idea why I’m observing their game, While they are dribbling I am drooling while I watch all that smooth and sweaty flesh travel about the courts. Yummy … 🙂

Well, if you are wondering why I did not post for a few days, it’s because I traveled to Tallahassee to help my boyfriend move into his apartment up there. He’s doing a four-month internship, and we needed to get all his belongings situated and his kitchen stocked. It all went well, but it was cold in Tallahassee this past weekend, like down in the 20’s. 🙁

basketball-5I actually attended law school in Tallahassee; I lived up there for three years and I loved it. It’s such a beautiful town with all its towering live oaks that are festooned with Spanish moss that waves in the breeze. We visited the FSU campus where I attended school, and then the house I lived in while a student there. It still looks as rundown as it did back then.

Now I am home, on my little island, where the low temperature tonight will be around 52 degrees F, much more civilized. I’m sharing a bottle of red wine with my friend and neighbor, and then I’ll make myself a simple dinner before settling on the sofa to watch a movie.

Have a ice Monday night, friends.

Boys with sexy lips; another beautiful day on the island ….

lipsHi, friends and readers:

Every once in a while I’ll encounter a young man who owns a pair of amazing lips, the kind the beg to be kissed and then put into action in other areas. I mean, look at the two guys in today’s photo posts. Pretty amazing, eh? I don’t know which guy I like better …. 😉

It’s another gorgeous day, here on the island: sunny, dry and still, with a temperature of around 72 degrees. I chose to sleep in this morning, so I didn’t take my usual beach walk, but I’ll take a two-mile run, here on the island, sometime this afternoon.

I’ve got a busy day ahead of me. A publisher just contracted a novel I wrote last summer, so I spent a good part of this morning looking over the contract, and then signing it and returning it. I did some edits on my novel-in-progress, and now it’s 11:30 AM, almost time for lunch.

lips-4My boyfriend is doing an internship in Tallahassee, starting Monday. He’ll be living up there for four months, and tomorrow we will both drive our respective cars northward, to get him moved into his apartment. It’ll be a huge change for both of us, living apart and living alone, but the internship is a tremendous opportunity for him, so we’ll get though it.

I lived in Tallahassee for three years when I was in law school, and I loved it up there. Of course, it has changed a great deal since I lived there, but I’m looking forward to spending the weekend there, before driving back to central Florida. On my way home Sunday I plan to stop by the marina where we keep our boat that we use at our fishing camp. I’ll take the boat out for a ride for an hour or so, and then I’ll head home to watch an NFL playoff game.

All right, everyone, I need to pack for our trip, so I will close this post by wishing all of you a very pleasant Thursday. And if your boyfriend has luscious lips, be sure to give him a kiss. He’ll love you for it. 🙂

Beautiful men, fast asleep; nice morning on the island ….

asleep-6Hi, friends and readers:

There is something incredibly sensual about walking into a room where a handsome young man is fast asleep, either in a bed or on a sofa. When he’s asleep, a young man lets  down his normal masculine defenses, and he looks so…vulnerable. I could watch Mr. Sweet Buns to the left here snooze for hours. Just beautiful ….

I was up at 7:30 this morning, and off to the beach for my usual three-mile walk. No sooner did I get my walk underway than a dark cloud rolled over the island and the wind picked up. I hadn’t brought a hoodie with me and I was afraid I’d get soaked and cold, but then the cloud passed me by and the sun came back out. I had a wonderful walk. I love watching seabirds as I stride along the shore: pelicans, sea gulls, terns, and herons. And sometimes I’ll see a dolphin cruising off shore, looking for its breakfast. Ah, island living.

asleep-3It’s almost 11:30 AM now, and I have finished editing my novel-in-progress for the day. The edits are coming along nicely, but my book’s ending is still in doubt. I’ll just have to keep massaging the pages until I get it right.

My boyfriend’s home today, and right after lunch we will cruise into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming session. I have not been to the “Y” since I left for Wisconsin, nearly two weeks ago, and it’ll feel good to get back into my exercise groove. I’m not sure what’s in store for our evening, but I’m fine with staying home and maybe watching a Netflix movie.

Have a nice Wednesday, everyone.

Handsome guys with dark eyes; quiet night on the island ….



Hi, friends and readers:

Okay, I gave the blue-eyed guys the spotlight this morning, so this evening I’m going with my type: dark-eyed guys with dark hair. Oh, how I’d love to be at the beach with Mr. Sexy to the lft here. What a great bulge in the pouch of his swimsuit. Aye-yi-yi …. 😉

It’s been a good day. I got some solid work done in the writing department this morning. After lunch, my boyfriend and I cleaned our house from top to bottom, and mean everything, even Venetian blinds. Now the entire house smells great and the kitchen and bathrooms are sparkling. What a great feeling.

I also re-potted a new plant for our front porch, and then I ran errands: wine market, gas station, drug store, and supermarket. I made it home around 4:30 PM, and after I took c are of paying some bills it was time to break open a cold brewski. Ah-h-h.

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See this guy to the left here? I actually met him online several years ago, in a chat room. His name is Dave, and he lived in New England, thought he originally came from Alabama. I found him incredibly sexy in a rough-around-the-edges kind of way, but sadly I never got to meet him. I mean, check out those kissable lips of his. Yummy! I wonder where Dave is today?

It’s a quiet night, here on the island. My boyfriend is doing some school-related work while I am posting on this site. Pretty soon I will light the barbeque grill, and then I’ll cook pork chops along with mac & cheese and steamed yellow squash, a nice Southern meal I always enjoy.

Okay, everyone, I hope your day was a good one as well. I will close this post by wishing all of you a lovely Tuesday night. And if your boyfriend has dark eyes, he deserves a kiss, and I mean now. 🙂

Sexy boys with blue eyes; foggy morning on the island ….

blue-eyesHi, friends and readers:

My tastes in young men run to guys with dark hair and eyes; that’s just my thing. But I can appreciate the beauty of a guy with twinkling blue eyes or ice-blue eyes as well, like to two boys in today’s photo posts. I especially find the young man to the left sexy, an dnot just his eyes, but his hair, skin and lips. Aye-yi-yi, why doesn’t he live next door to me?

I was up at 7:30 this morning, just after sunrise. Conditions were foggy, cool and damp when I took my three-mile walk on the beach. The walk was pleasant because the Gulf was calm and things were quiet. The tide was out as well, which made for a nice walking surface for my bare feet. I returned home feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

blue-eyes-2It’s around 11:15 AM right now, and I have just spent over two hours editing my novel-in-progress, which I still have not wrapped my head around completely. I don’t exactly know how I want it to end or what sort of relationship my main characters will end up in at the book’s conclusion. Oh, well, that’s fiction writing. Sometimes you have to wait until the characters tell you how your books should turn out. (It’s true.)

I don’t know the young man’s name who appears in the lower photo I have posted here, but I have seen him on YouTube before. I believe he’s gay and and puts up pithy posts, but that’s all I know. Can anyone help me out?

My boyfriend is free today, and we’ve agreed to give our entire house a thorough cleaning, now that the holidays are over and our Christmas tree is gone with the garbage guys. The place really needs a scrubbing.

Have a nice Tuesday, friends.

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

black-and-white-beauty-18Hi, friends and readers:

I’m a huge fan of good-quality black-and-white photography, and on certain Mondays I like to post a few of my favorites for your viewing pleasure. I hope you like the two I am putting up this morning. Notice how they both have an aquatic theme?

Well, we attended a very nice dinner party at our neighbors place down the street last night. The food was all southern-style cooking: chicken stew, collard greens, black-eyed peas, and cornbread, all of it delicious.

black-and-white-beauty-20After dinner, we returned home to watch the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions and win the NFC North Division. The Packers are in the playoffs. 🙂

By the way, would you like to go skinny-dipping with the guy to the left here? I know would. 😉

I don’t have a lot on  my agenda today. My boyfriend’s attending a football game with a friend, so I am on my own. It’s a beautiful day, here on the island: sunny, calm, and about 72 degrees. IN a little while I will take a three-mile walk on the beach, and sometime this afternoon I will take a two-mile run for more exercise, now that I seem to have shaken the stupid head cold I caught in Wisconsin. I have some yard work I want to accomplish as well, so I will stay busy. Have a great Monday, everyone, wherever you might be today.

Two more River Phoenix photos; pretty day on the island ….

river-phoenix-4Hi, friends and readers:

I posted a photo of River Phoenix yesterday, and I received so many positive comments on the photo that I decided to post another two today. I don’t know why I found River so appealing. I guess it was a combination of his androgynous facial features, his thick and flowing hair, and the way he could transform himself into any character he ever portrayed. How sad that he died so young ….

river-phoenix-6It’s a beautiful day, here on the island: sunny, breezy and warm, about 78 degrees. I just finished my lunch, and after I complete this post I will take a three-mile walk on the beach for some exercise. I’m still suffering the after-effects of the cold I caught in Wisconsin, so no running for me today.

My New Year’s Eve was pretty tame. I shared a bottle of wine with a good friend on my observation deck before I grilled a steak for dinner. Then I got a blaze going in our fire pit, out on the patio. I’m afraid I did not make it until midnight; I started dozing off, and then my boyfriend woke me and sent me to bed. 🙁

Tonight I’ll grill pork chops, and then at 8:30 PM my boyfriend and I will watch the Green Bay Packers try to win their NFC division by beating the Detroit Lions. Okay, it’s not a very exciting New Year’s Day, but it works for me. Have a nice Sunday, everyone.

A New Year’s gift to my readers and friends …..


luke-halpin-3Hi, friends and readers:

It’s New Year’s Eve, and I suppose we must celebrate in one way or another. Me, I’m staying home and building a fire on my patio. It’s a pretty night here: 72 degrees F and still. I love it.

Tonight I am posting two of my favorite photos. The one on top is Luke Halpin, when he was maybe 16. For gay boys my age Luke was an idol because he wore very little clothing on his TV show, Flipper. He often appeared in teen magazines; the girls were crazy about him. And the gay boys went nuts over him. I understand he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, which makes me sad. Luke, I will always love you.

Okay, the second photo I have posted tonight is a shot of River Phoenix, perhaps the most beautiful guy who ever lived. And very talented in the acting department. Poor River, he succumbed to drug and alcohol problems in the 1990’s

river-phoenix-7It’s New Year’s Eve, here on the island. I have very mixed feelings about 2016. Donald Trump will be our president? A carnival barker will lead our country? What a nightmare ….

But I have things to be happy about: my health, the beautiful place I live, my friends and neighbors. I love my fishing camp and  the YMCA. So, despite the downsides of my life right now, I am grateful.

Look, count your blessings, Please do. I wish River Phoenix were here tonight, to enjoy this nice night with me, but he is gone and I am not. I will carry on in his absence.

All right, everyone, I must get on with business. Have a wonderful  New Year’s Eve, wherever you are. I wish you the best.


Guys losing their briefs; chilly morning on the island ….

briefs-going-down-2Hi, friends and readers:

I don’t know what is sexier, watching a guy lower his briefs, or peeling them down his legs for him. It’s a close question, but in the end I guess I’d choose doing it for him. Nonetheless, I think the photos I am posting here this morning are pretty hot. I wonder where the farm is that Mr. Blondie to the left here works at? Is he on his lunch break? Aye-yi-yi ….

I’m up early this morning after going to bed at a reasonable hour last night. This stupid head cold I caught up in Wisconsin seems to be subsiding, which is good. But I’m not going to walk on the beach this morning. Outside, the temperature is around 55 degrees F, and the wind is blowing about 15 MPH, which makes for rather unpleasant conditions at the shore. I’ll wait till thing warm up this afternoon before I take my usual three-mile walk for some exercise.

briefs-going-downToday, of course, is New Year’s Eve, and for some it’s an important occasion. For me it’s a total non-event, simply another day on the calendar. I don’t need an excuse to drink champagne. I also don’t choose to pay an exorbitant cover charge to enter a bar or club where they gouge me for overpriced drinks and/or snacks. Also, all the amateur drinkers are on the road which isn’t too good for your safety. My plans are simple. I have a nice New York strip steak I bought from our island butcher. I’ll grill the staeak for my dinner. I have a bottle of champagne. Around 11:30 PM I will start a fire in my fire pit, and I’ll toast the New Year at midnight. Then I’ll go to bed.

What? You don’t think that’s a good way to celebrate? Hey, sorry, but it’s how I choose to do New Year’s Eve. Have fun tonight, everyone.