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 those lips. 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. 🙁

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. 🙂