Cute guys in the car; I’m up with the Midnight Disease ….

Hi, friends and readers:

All boys love cars. I know I did when I was in my late teens and bought my first car, an older junker Ford that often overheated. It didn’t matter. My car gave me freedom to go where I chose to whenever I wanted to.

I still love the car I own today, my Honda Element. Yeah, it looks like a bread toaster, but it’s super-reliable, comfortable, and holds a ton of stuff for surfing trips, camping, and visits to my fishing cabin. It’s indestructible.

Well, it is four AM on Tuesday morning and I am wide awake. My usual cure for the Midnight Disease, as Michael Chabon calls it, is to drink a beer. But I’m on a campaign to cut back on my alcohol consumption, so beer is out of the question.  Instead I ate some potato salad and a few red grapes, and now I’m making this post. Eventually I will get back to sleep.

I have a busy day ahead. I actually have a mid-morning date with someone I met online. Then I have an early-afternoon meeting with my handyman. I need to get a haircut, and then make my weekly visit to the wine market. I’m spending this evening at a friend’s house, and I suppose we’ll dine out at a seafood place.

Have a nice Tuesday, everyone.

Two super-handsome guys; typical Monday for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

You know how it is. You’re at the shopping mall or supermarket, or maybe you’re at the beach, and you run into a young man who is so beautiful that your knees get wobbly. Like to two guys in today’s photo posts. Just amazing, aren’t they?

I was up at eight this morning. I brewed coffee, made a quick breakfast, and then got busy on my novel-in-progress, which is at 24,000 words right now. I still have a long way to go with the story, but I really like my main characters, Johnny and Ben, two college roommates. The story takes place in 1969-70, an interesting time to be a student at a university.

Now I’m done writing new material for the day. I’ll read the newspaper and do a little housework. After lunch I’ll drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and lap-swimming session. No plans for this evening as yet, but I think I may be hosting my ex-partner for dinner.

Have a nice Monday, everyone.

A sexy volleyball player; another steamy day on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Do you find the guy to the left as sexy as I do? I could watch him spike volleyballs all day long …

Speaking of volleyball, when I was in law school at FSU, some friends and I formed the first gay student association at the university. We started sponsoring volleyball games every Sunday afternoon, and they became quite popular. When intramural volleyball season came around, we entered a team. We called ourselves the Vaseliners. And while we weren’t that good we had a great time. Large crowds of gay people attended our matches, and we even had drag queen cheerleaders. The opposing teams didn’t know quite what to think of us and our fans.

Ah, memories …. 🙂

It’s another steamy day, here on the island. Around 1:30 PM I took a three-mile walk on the beach, and afterward I hung out in the Gulf with two friends. The waist-deep water helped keep us cool.

Now i’m home and freshly showered. I plan to watch the Tampa Bay Rays play Anaheim around 3:30 PM on TV. I’ll drink a few brewskis, and then I have leftovers for my dinner tonight.

Have a nice Sunday, friends.

Sexy gamers; steamy Saturday on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I don’t understand the allure of video games. To me they’re a huge waste of time. You’re not socializing, you’re not getting exercise, and you’re not learning anything. What’s the point? But if either of the guys in today’s photo posts asked me to play Special Ops with them, I’d gladly join in. 😉

It’s almost noon here, and I have not accomplished much this morning, other than reading the newspaper and nailing the L.A. Times Saturday crossword puzzle. (I’m so smart.)


Check out the bulge in Mr. Gamer’s briefs to the left here. I could sit next to him on that sofa all day long. Aye-yi-yi …..

Outside, it’s hot, humid and still, so I’m staying inside and doing things like paying bills, cleaning my bathroom sink, and reading a book that’s on my nightstand, titled Hillbilly Elegy. 

Look, in mid-July, here in west central Florida, the only place you want to be outdoors is a swimming pool. Maybe late this afternoon, when the sea breeze picks up, I’ll put on my swimsuit and my big straw hat, and then I’ll take a walk along the shore for some exercise. But that’s all I will do outdoors until the sun goes down. Hey, I like to stay cool.

All right, everyone, I need to get busy, so I will close this post by wishing all of you a wonderful Saturday. Keep smiling, and put down that game control. 🙂

A pair of retro photos to brighten your day; quiet Friday in store for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I love old photos from the pre-Internet days when you had to buy X-rated materials from bookstores. I’m quite certain the photo to the left here was taken in the 1970s; it has that look to it. I wonder if the guy on the left is carrying his boyfriend into the bedroom for a romp?

I was up at eight this morning, after a good night’s sleep. I felt rested and ready to write, so after a quick breakfast I got busy at the keyboard ad put in a solid 2-1/2 hours of writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress.

Okay, this photo to the left is not X-rated at all. That’s Luke Halpin on the set of the TV series, Flipper. All the gay boys in that era (late 1960s) were in love with Luke.

Back to reality. It’s eleven AM now and I am done writing for the day. I’ll spend a little time with the morning newspaper, and then I’ll fix myself some lunch. Right after lunch I will drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout, but I won’t swim laps today because the summer campers will be in the pool. 🙁

When I get home from the YMCA I’ll tae a three mile walk on the beach. I don’t really have anything planned for this evening, but I think I’ll take a swim sometime after dinner. Have a nice Friday, friends.

Hot guys in blue briefs; good Thursday for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Have a look at the two photos  have posted here tonight. Both guys are beautiful. And isn’t it amazing how a simple pair of blue briefs can look so good on the right guy?

I don’t know which guy I like better, but then I don’t have to choose, do I?

I’ve had a good day so far, after getting off to a slow start this morning. I got some solid work done in the writing department. I took care of correspondence and made a few phone calls. Right after lunch I took a three mile walk on the beach, which was delightful, albeit steamy. About the time I returned to the house the breeze picked up so I decided to perform some yard work.

Now, yard work means different things to different homeowners. I don’t have any grass on my property, just trees, shrubs, and patios. But it’s still a lot of work to keep things neat and growing. I raked up fallen pine needles and leaves. I used a leaf blower on my patios. I planted a new shrub, and then I re-potted a large fern that was root bound, into a larger pot. I watered my Confederate jasmine vines and my plants on my back porch. And I spread mulch in the shrubbery bed under my observation deck. By the time I was done I was tired and sweaty, but it felt good getting all these things done.

Since tonight is Thursday, in just a few minutes I will drive into the city to spend a few hours with one of my oldest friends. We’ll drink a few beers and swap some stories, and then we’ll get some takeout for our dinner. My friend is sort of house bound by his bipolar disorder, and I feel good about our weekly visits. I enjoy them as much as he does.

Have a nice Thursday night, friends. Keep smiling. 🙂

Lover boys getting close; typical Wednesday for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I love photos showing two young men getting affectionate, especially in public places. Hey, straight couples kiss in public, why shouldn’t gay couples do the same? I think the photo to the left here is simply inspiring. Good for you guys. 🙂

I had one of those nights (or should I say mornings) where I woke up around 4:30 AM and knew I wasn’t going back to sleep, so I got up and did a little editing, and then I read in my bed until I got back to sleep around six AM. I hate it when that happens.

Needless to say I slept until 9:30 this morning, so no walk on the beach. It’s okay, at least I am well rested and ready for the day.

Today will be a typical Wednesday for me. I’ll work on a writing project until about 11:45 AM. After a quick lunch I will drive into the city to visit the YMCA for a workout and a lap-swimming session. Then I will head back to my island home to get some more work done in the writing department. I’m not sure what’s in store for the evening but maybe a swim in the pool at my timeshare is in order.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends. Keep smiling. 🙂

A sexy boy gets spanked. An interesting video ….

Hi, friends and readers:

There are times, I suppose, when certain young men require a dose of discipline, to remind them that they are not in charge of their lives.

A paddling can change a young man’s attitude rather quickly, as evidenced by the video a reader sent me yesterday. Warning: if male nudity or corporal punishment offend you, don’t look at these video clips.

Aye-yi-yi ….


Guys with sexy lips; busy day ahead for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Every once in a while I’m out in public somewhere and I’ll encounter a guy with amazing lips, the kind that make me want to grab the guy and plant a sloppy kiss on him, using plenty of tongue. I mean look at Mr. Pudgy Lips to the left here. Imagine the sorts of things he could do with those babies in the bedroom? Aye-yi-yi …. 😉

I was up at eight this morning, but the temperature was already too warm for me to take a beach walk. Instead I  brewed some coffee, shaved and made up my bed. Around the time I was preparing my breakfast my ex-partner arrived to spend the day studying at my house. I have better Internet service than he does and he needs good service to study for his bar exam. I don’t mind, it’s nice having his company. It’s almost eleven now and I have put in two solid hours of writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress.

Tuesday afternoons are my “get shit done” periods, since I don’t go to the YMCA in the afternoon. Today I have an entire list of errands to run: wine market, bank, plant nursery, and supermarket. When I get home from all that I will take a two-mile run, here on the island, for my daily exercise.

I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with my evening. I was actually supposed to meet a guy for a first date. We were supposed to drink a couple of beers and have dinner, but he had a change of plans, so I’ll be at loose ends. 🙁

Have a nice Tuesday, friends.


Does sucking a guy’s toes get you hot?

Hi, friends and readers:

I came across this video clip this afternoon after I returned home from the gym. The boy certainly is good-looking, isn’t he.

The video reminds me of a young Frenchman I met in a Budapest gay bar. When I asked him to come to my hotel room for sex, he made me promise that I’d let him suck my toes and lick my feet.

I said, “Sure, why not?” I mean, he was very good looking and a great lay, plus getting your toes sucked feels pretty damned good. I wonder where I can find the boy in the video. He could suck my toes all night long. 😉

Well, I’m off to my ex-partner’s apartment where he hosting is me for dinner. Have a nice Monday night friends.