Boys in backward ball caps; Christmas fun in store for Martin ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I don’t know why, buy I find the look of a backwards ball cap terribly sexy on certain young men, I guess because it gives a guy a sort of irreverent look.

Now, have a look at the guy to the left: great skin and hair, beautiful dark eyes, and I like the way that ball cap sits on his lovely head. I would also bet the farm he was stoned on weed when he took this selfie. Also, I presume he’s a student at University of Michigan, which makes me wonder if a lot of guys at the school are as cute as him. Anyone know?

Last night, right after I ate dinner, I spent an hour on the phone with a former German exchange student of mine who I spent ten days with this summer, mostly in northern Italy. He was sixteen and seventeen when he lived with me, but he’s 35 now. We are still the closest of friends, even though we live 5,000 miles away from each other, and it was so good to talk with him.

I was supposed to visit my timeshare with my friend/neighbor after the phone call, but I was so sleepy I had to cancel the hot tub excursion and climb into bed with a book. I ended up sleeping until nine this morning, and that’s okay. I needed the rest after a busy Friday.

Tonight, I will drive 40 miles northward, to spend the evening with one of my oldest friends and his wife. They live on our county’s largest lake, and tonight is the annual lighted boat parade. We leave their dock at five PM in their heavily-lit pontoon boat, along with plenty of beer, wine and snacks.

After the parade, we’ll have a nice meal and enjoy two bottles of good-quality wine I picked up at my island’s wine market, and I will be spending the night up there, as I don’t like driving after I’ve been drinking much. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

By the way, do you find the guy to the left here as appealing as I do? Great skin and a nice, athletic build. I wonder why he’s making that face? Did he just have a fight with his boyfriend?

It’s a beautiful day outside, sunny and about 75 degrees, with little wind and low humidity. Right after I finish this post, I need to visit a church thrift store down the street, to search for an ugly Christmas sweater to wear tonight. Have a great Saturday, friends.