Dr. Spo recently posted about male body image issues which afflect gay men much more severely than straights. He wrote:
To that I say, "Guilty!" I love posting pictures of hot men and prefer moderately-hairy, lightly muscled men with averaged-sized cocks. As I move forward in my blogging life, I am posting more and more pictures of hot men, most with their beautiful cocks showing or with lovely spandex bulges.
As to my own body imagine, I'm generally happy with the way I look although I'm not fond of my ever-expanding waistline. I often feel that I'm "hot," especially when I'm well-groomed and well-dressed, but I now regret not appreciating the body I had in my 20s..... and in particular, not acting on the attention I got from gay men which I scarely noticed.
I had masses of blonde, sun-bleached hair and was very lean, with a flat, flat belly (concave, even) and was very slightly muscled. An experienced gay guy told me recently: "You must have been very striking 25 years ago!" He meant it kindly.
In other exciting news, I spent the last two evenings baking some 20 dozen cookies in seven different varieties, some of which were used for a gift basket pictured at right.
Our teaching staff raises a few thousand dollars for students in need by raffling off dozens of items every Christmas .... and the cookie basket was my contribution this year.
As to my frozen water system, after two days of work, my water system is now unfrozen. Woo-hoo!! The frost line locally (for building code purposes) is 5.5 feet deep and most water systems are buried +8 feet to avoid freezing. My water line is on shallow bedrock covered by two feet of soil which is an extremely challenging situation.
Even with heat tracing and much insulation, the line froze at the metal fitting going into the well and indoors as well, where copper piping ran against a poorly-insulated basement wall. I made significant modifications to the piping system (I'm so butch!) with more to follow in the summer, so I don't expect this problem to happen again.
I will post about the obscene gay e-mail I received, probably from a student another day. But I can say that I haven't made any progress in finding hard evidence to prove my suspicious, so the whole matter may just fizzle out. Details to follow.