Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Silver Daddy

I am too tired to prepare a proper post, so this will be a collection of random thoughts.  My kids and I have been working very hard to preparing our house to be placed on the market. Who knows when that will happen?

Random thoughts:
BosGuy recently posted about the continuing popularity of facial hair.... "scruff."  Just to throw my hat into the ring, here is my week's growth of facial hair.... pretty sparse!  Just call me "silver daddy!"

I often trim my facial hair into a goatee, keep it for a week and I shave it off when I get tired of looking like some grizzled old prospector.  I don't like the look of a full beard, at least on me.  Also, during my winter sports, one runs the risk of having snotscicles hanging under your nose.  Thirdly, I could never grow a proper beard since my facial hair is very patchy at the best of times especially on the side of my face where I received radiation treatments for cancer.  The hair follicles there were fried permanently. 

Right now, the grocery story nearest our local university is FULL of scruffy-faced frat boys wearing flip-flops and cargo shorts, setting up their households for the new school year.   Most have some facial hair and the majority are super hot;  even the dorky ones are just adorable!   I just love the look of facial hair on a young man;  I'm so looking forward to making out with a hot man with a scruffy face.

 My wife and I chatted in a parking lot today about my trip next week.  (I was dropping off one of the kids)  She was smiling and chatty;  this friendliness takes some getting used to after years of complaints, hatred and criticism.

Next week, I will be flying over 2,000 miles across the country.  Among other things, I am going to assist my 80 year-old mother-in-law who is having surgery.   I've mentioned before, she has always treated me like a prince and upon hearing that I was gay,  my M-I-L said, "I hold _ _ _ _ in the highest regard... there is nothing that would ever cause me to change my opinion of him."  I am the luckiest late-forties, recently out gay guy in the world!


  1. Like the grufffff. Nothing more sexy than a three days old beard!
    Happy to hear things lighten up with your wife!

  2. I like to keep a bit of stubble, I usually get a tight beard shaped every week.

  3. Your Mother in Law sounds like a wonderful woman. What a blessing to have someone like that in your life at this time.

    PS Still waiting (impatiently) for the photo of you in the "...pair of early 80s short shorts..."

  4. anne marie in phillyAugust 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    furry boyz (drools on her keyboard)...ummmmmmmm!

    thanks, buddybear, for the "afternoon delight"!

  5. Ohhh, I loved those silver hairs on your chinny chin chin!

  6. Thanks for the comments (and compliments) everyone! Will, the 80s "short shorts" picture will be coming up soon! I plan on trying a few different versions including a "wet look" shot.

  7. I like the scruff too!

  8. You'd look good in a burlap sack!

  9. Aren't you sweet to give me a shout out. I'm glad you liked the post and was not surprised that you also like the scruffy look.

    I hope your M-I-L's surgery passes without incident and she recovers fully.



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