Video clip from “North Sea Texas”; quiet night on the island ….

 

Hi, friends and readers:

Since everyone seemed to enjoy this morning’s post about the film, North Sea Texas, I thought I would post a little video clip of Gino and Pim getting passionate while tent-camping. What a sweet little scene.

I’m home alone tonight. I stayed busy today with errands, yard work and housework. Tomorrow I visit my physical therapist in Tampa. Then I will drive to the marina where I keep my boat for my fishing camp. I need to thoroughly clean the boat and spray the on-board storage box for carpenter ants. (Thrilling stuff, eh?)

Hey, since I can’t go to the gym or swim laps, I may as well make myself useful. Have a nice Tuesday night, friends.

“North Sea Texas”, a heartwarming film you should see ….

Hi, friends and readers:

If you have never seen the film North Sea Texas, I strongly suggest you put it on your Netflix queue. It’s the story of two boys, Pim and Gino, who are neighbors in a Dutch seaside town, and how their friendship eventually morphs into something far more intense as they grow older and explore the nature of their sexuality. The film was made in The Netherlands, but the dialogue is, I believe, either dubbed in English or is subtitled in English. You can read about the film here:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1625150/

I suspect nearly every gay man had a friend he desired when he was in his mid-teens, and North Sea Texas will take you back to that that time in your life. The film is well-acted and photographed, but it’s a “quiet” movie. No one gets shot or raped, and there’s only one violent scene, where Pim finally vents his anger at Gino for Gino’s unwillingness to accept his own sexuality.

I was up early this morning, and I spent two hours writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress. Once I finished writing, I solved the N.Y. Times Tuesday crossword puzzle, and then I decided to put up this post.

Because my hand is still pretty sore from the medical procedure I endured last week, I can’t really do a lot in the manual labor or housework department. But I will take a three-mile walk on the beach in just a little while, and then I have an appointment with a decorator at 1:30 PM.

I don’t really have any plans for my evening, but that’s okay. I need to take things easy and let my hand fully heal. Have a nice Tuesday, everyone, wherever you might be today.

Hot guys in gym shorts; easy Monday in store for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

Just about ten blocks from my house there are two public basketball courts that are very popular with students from a nearby college. Ten or so guys will divide up into two squads, and then they’ll get sweaty, running up and down the court, often shirtless. They all wear gym shorts and I love the way the shortsshow off their muscular legs and rounded rear ends.

I think the guys in today’s photo posts look great in their gym shorts, don’t you? I mean, check out Mr. Black T-shirt to the left here. Imagine giving lots of attention to his amazing calves and thighs. Yummy …

I went to bed early last night. I was tired from my three-day trip to University of Florida for the South Carolina football game, so I got under the covers and read for a while before drifting off to sleep. I slept like a sack of rocks, and didn’t get up until around 8:30 AM.

I just finished writing two hours; worth of fresh material for my novel-in-progress, and after I complete this post I will go for a three-mile walk on the beach for some exercise, since I can’t go to the YMCA this week. My hand is simply too sore to lift weights, and my finger needs to fully heal before I get back into the pool to swim laps.

By the way, I know he’s a bit on the skinny side, but do you find the boy in the lower photo as appealing as I do? I wonder what his name is and where he lives? I’m guessing he’s…Cody from Ft. Worth, TX. He’s attending community college, living with the folks, and working part-time at a supermarket, bagging groceries. He has the hots for another bag boy at the supermarket, but he’s afraid to let his feelings be known.

All right, friends, I need to go for my walk, so I will wish all of you a very pleasant Monday. And keep smiling, it’s important. 🙂

Beautiful surfers; Martin’s home from a football weekend ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I have surfed since I was a teenager, and I admit I’m lousy at the sport, but I still enjoy it immensely, and I try to get over to the east coast of Florida once in a while, to get my board wet and enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic. Of course, one of the best parts of surfing is meeting the appealing young men who populate the lineup, waiting for waves, guys like the three in today’s photo posts.

Well, I spent my weekend up in Gainesville, where a friend and I spent two nights and attended the UF Gators v. South Carolina football contest. We drove up Friday afternoon and stayed in an Air BnB rental.

The entire weekend up there was a blast, but the football game–and I am not exaggerating–was the most exciting I have ever attended, college or pro. The Gators overcame a 17-point deficit to win 35-31, an incredible comeback. I attended UF four years as an undergraduate, and I have attended many Gator games, but never one like this. The stadium went berserk as the Gators took the lead, and the feeling was simply electric. Go Gators! 🙂

My friend and I visited student bars in Gainesville on Friday and Saturday nights, and we met a lot of friendly kids. My friend is straight, so he focused on the girls, while I enjoyed meeting a few of the boys. We had some nice meals, too.

I got home today around 3:00 PM, and after I unpacked I took a three mile walk on the beach for some exercise. Conditions were perfect: sunny, around 78 degrees, no wind and a nice walking surface. I am so lucky to live on this beautiful island.

I shared a couple of beers with my neighbor and friend, up on my deck right around sunset time, and the weather was so nice. Now I’m back inside and getting ready to whip up a tasty meal of stir-friend chicken with veggies I will team with a nice garden salad. I’ll watch a little football when I eat, and I think it’ll be an early bedtime for me. Keeping up with college students is hard work. 😉

Have a nice Sunday night, friends.

Sexy football players; football weekend in store for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I’m not a huge football fan, I don’t spend my fall weekends glued to the TV, watching one game after another. But I spent my undergraduate college days at University of Florida and I enjoy watching the Gators play each year.

Once a year, if I can land a pair of tickets, I like to attend a home game in Gainesville, and today a good friend and I will drive up there to watch the Gators play South Carolina (a/k/a “The Cocks”) on Saturday afternoon. The weather’s supposed to be sunny and cool, and I’ve rented an apartment only six blocks from campus, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend.

I spent Thursday evening at my friend’s house. The weather was perfect on his elevated deck. We drank a few beers and dined on Mexican takeout that was excellent. I got home around nine PM and it wasn’t long before I climbed into bed with a book. I was tired from the week’s ordeal with my left hand, I think. My hand is still sore this morning, but it’s looking less swollen today, so that’s good.

Outside, it’s another beautiful fall day. I’ll need to water my houseplants this morning, and I still need to pack for the trip to Gainesville. I have some correspondence to take  care of, and a few bills to pay, and then I’m all set for the trip.

All right, friends, I need to get busy, so I will close this post by wishing all of you a great weekend, wherever you may be sending it. Happy Friday, and … GO GATORS !!!! 🙂

Sexy guys wearing sunglasses; busy Thursday for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

In Florida, the sun’s intensity requires most everyone to wear sunglasses when they’re outdoors for more than a few minutes. And they are certainly necessary pool side or on boats, so our eyes aren’t damaged by the sun’s rays.

I like the look of sunglasses on attractive young men, like the two who appears in today’s photo posts. I think the guy in the upper photo is especially appealing in his skimpy swimsuit. I could lie next to him on a pool deck all day long, and never grow tired of checking him out. Yummy …. 😉

I woke this morning with a very sore hand, the result of the medical procedure I had yesterday, and I’m a bit limited on what I can do in the manual labor department. But I got things done in spite of my handicap. I wrote new material for my novel-in-progress for two hours. I reset my air conditioning system, which for some reason cut off this morning. 🙁 I met with a lawn sprinkler repairman who got my system up and running again, and also made a few modifications to the system.

After lunch, I’ll drive into the cit for a meeting with my CPA, and then I’ll return home to shower and get myself ready for the evening. Since today is Thursday, I’ll drive back into the city around 5:30 PM to spend a few hours with my oldest friend. We’ll drink a few beers and order takeout for our dinner, a weekly ritual I always enjoy.

Have a nice Thursday, yourselves, friends.

Guys with amazing butts; Martin has a sore hand ….

Hi, friends and readers:

If you follow this site, then you know I am a huge fan of the male rear end. Nothing’s more sexy than a pair of firm, smooth and rounded butt cheeks, like the ones on display in today’s photo posts. I mean, look at the beefy rear on Mr. Boxer Briefs to the left here. Aye-yi-yi, what a beautiful guy. I wonder if he has a boyfriend? I’d be amazed if he didn’t. 😉

Well, I traveled back to Tampa today to have another injection in my left hand, and then having the hand “manipulated” to try and straighten out my little finger. It was mildly successful, and now I am home with a very sore hand. 🙁

I can’t really do a lot here today, since my hand is not too useful until the swelling goes down. So I’ll stay in the house and try to get some rest, which is fine with me.

Here’s another fine rear end for your viewing pleasure. I wonder if he’s lowering his briefs as a prelude to a lovemaking session with his boyfriend? (Lucky boyfriend, huh?)

All, right, my friends, I think I’ll lie down for a bit and give my hand a break. Wherever you are right now, I hope you are will have a wonderful Wednesday. And keep smiling, it’s important. 🙂

Boys and their flags. Have you voted?

Hi, friends and readers:

Today is Election Day 2018, and it’s incredibly important that people who find the Trump presidency disturbing get out and vote more Democrats into Congress, as a check against the nut case in the White House. I don’t normally inject politics into this website, but I’m making an exception today because I am so concerned about the direction Trump has taken the country in the past two years. So, get out and vote, please.

By the way, have a look at Mr. Shirtless to the left here. An American flag never looked so good, eh?

Well, I spent a quiet evening at home last night, watching a little TV and doing some reading. I spent some time on my back screened porch, listening to my patio fountain gurgle and savoring a glass of wine. Then I went to bed and read fr a half-hour before going to sleep.

This morning I had a dental appointment for preparation of a new crown to replace the one that broke while I was in Toronto back in October. I must have been in the chair for 45 minutes, but at least it’s done and I’ll have a temporary crown in my mouth until the 27th, when they’ll install the permanent one. What fun ….

The fun continues this afternoon when I visit my primary care doctor for my semi-annual checkup. He’ll go over my lab results from the blood I had drawn last month, and hopefully everything will be okay. Then I’ll head back home to take a two-mile run, here on the island.

I voted on my way home from the dentist and my poling place was the busiest I have ever seen it, and I’ve been voting there for 14 years. I think something major is afoot. Have a nice Tuesday, friends.

Cute guys with freckles; busy morning for Martin, but lazy afternoon/evening ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I don’t know why, but I find freckles on a cute young man very sexy, I guess because they lend him a boyish flair that I find charming. How could resist kissing the guy to the left here? Certainly not me. 😉

I was up early this morning because I had to make an hour and fifteen minute drive to north Tampa to have an injection into a portion of my left hand. Thankfully, traffic was not heavy and I cruised over there and back.

My hand, of course, is quite swollen and tender after the injection, and I won’t be able to do any manual or go to the gym for a least five or six days. Yeah, it’s a pain in the ass, but the injection was necessary to prevent contracture on my left small finger. (Getting old is so much fun ….)

Because of my hand situation, I’ll have to take it easy today. After I finish this post, I will put on my swim trunks and straw hat, and I’ll take a three-mile walk on the beach for some exercise. But I won’t go in the water for fear of infecting the injection sites on my hand. ‘

I don’t have much planned for my evening. I have leftovers from the dinner I had at my friend’s house down the road. We visited a beach bar to listen to excellent live music played by a string band, the dined on steak and potatoes I brought with me. Since I can’t do much physically, I’ll probably read or watch a Netflix movie.

Have a nice Monday, friends. 🙂

Shirtless and sexy; gloomy morning on the island ….

Hi, friends and readers:

You know, there are some guys who should simply never wear a shirt, except perhaps to church or when dining at a restaurant. I mean, have a look at Mr. Blue Shorts to the left here: broad shoulders, nice skin and rippling abs. Perfection ….. 😉

Well we went off Daylight Savings Time today, and this always makes me feel weird because I think it’s later than it really is. After all the yard work and painting I did yesterday, I was exhausted last night, and I ended up going to bed around 10 PM. I slept this morning until almost nine, and I needed the rest.

I woke to gloomy skies, but at least the temperature’s in the low 70’s, which is good because I have some more yard work and painting to do today, and at least I won’t be sweating. I’ll run to Home Depot for more mulch this morning, and visit the supermarket on my way home.

By the way, do you find Mr. Scooter to the left here as appealing as I do? I wonder how he avoids messing up his perfect hair when he puts on that helmet?

Anyway, I may try to take a two-mile run, later today, if I am not too tired from my labors. Then I’m having dinner with a boyhood friend who lives in a beach community near mine. We’ll visit a beach bar to listen to some live music, and then it’s my turn to buy dinner.

Have a nice Sunday, friends.