Dude. Time for a background check!

Well. This hasn’t been the best 24-hours we can remember… with the Chiefs’ embarrassing loss to the Bills last night – and Matt Amodio’s loss on Jeopardy today.
The Chiefs have obviously forgotten how to tackle (among many glaring problems), and Matt seemed tired and ready to end his streak at 38 wins.
Oh, well. 🙂

Dude. Look what’s cookin’ in the kitchen!

Since Denny and Dave’s kitchen remodel is nearing its end, we thought some pics of guys using their kitchens for the right purposes were in order. While we haven’t found any pics with “porcelain backsplashes” or “under cupboard lighting”, these photos should still act an an instruction manual. Guys, we love you and wish you happiness as you enjoy your new kitchen – even if we are a bit envious 🙂 xoxo Ben and David

Dude potpourri – and an update on Dub.

From David: This is the first actual “potpourri” post we’ve done in a very long time. I used to do them frequently on various iterations of UnrulyDude and they were always a favorite because of the variety they presented. I hope you guys enjoy this bit of “dude potpourri” as much as we enjoyed putting it together!


Hey. Ben here. It’s time to wrap up our “gay porn and kids” posts with an update on Dub. As you probably know, he’s 9 1/2 years old now – and the joy of our lives. He was four when we finalized his adoption, so we’ve had a wonderful (almost) six years together. These days, he’s busy “being Dub.” The garden is finished for the year and he and Jim have plowed and disked it so it’ll be ready next Spring. We’ve had lettuce, radishes, onions, asparagus, cauliflower, potatoes, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes and more – and that pretty much describes Dub’s summer food choices. He texts both Nathan and Diana every day and goes over to see the boys at least once a week. He thinks they’re his brothers… and I guess in a way they are.
He loves school and wants to learn about everything – all at once. He’s a big help in the classroom because he sort of intuitively knows when the other kids are struggling with something… and how to help them. Chad laughs and says he has “the wisdom of a magus and the enthusiasm of a child.”
He’s been following the news about the availability of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for
5 to 11 year olds and wants to get his first shot the minute they’re available. We’re still hoping for a big, mask-free Thanksgiving – or at least Christmas. Jim, Carol and the grandparents have all now had their “covid booster shots.
We continue to watch Jeopardy every day and are enjoying both Matt Amodio’s amazing run of wins and Mayim Bialik’s excellent hosting. Dub is confident Mayim will be the Jeopards “forever host.” We’ll see.
He and Buzz still pile in bed with David and me every night at bedtime for family talk and reading. We’ve progressed from Dr. Seuss to our current title “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell”. We all enjoy the journey.
So that’s whats going on with Dub. He’s a great kid that we’re honored to be spending our lives with. But, of course we’re not exactly objective 🙂