A nice honor…a close call…and a wonderful Holiday weekend at the lake.

“Beto” commented on David’s “Ben look-a-like” post, saying: “Anytime you bring us a guy that resembles Ben, the post will be a treat and a winner. But will there be a counterpart to this post? ‘Cause I have no doubt Ben is just as lucky as you. 😉”
Then, “ray” said: “Dear Beto, like you I would love to see a David look-alike post! The two of them must be a stunning pair!”
Over time, I’ve looked and looked for “David look-a-like” pics. The first two photos in this post are ones I’ve posted in the past, and they’re the best I’ve found. The second one comes particularly close… although the dude is clothed and we don’t really know what his body looks like. As far as porn stars who look like my hubby, I think “Scott Campbell” comes closest. “Scott” has been featured by Falcon Studios, Bentley Race, Hot Older Male, Red Hot Latinos, Teach Twinks, Cocksure Men, Hard Men at Work… and probably others.
There are, indeed striking similarities between “Scott” and “David.” Off hand, I’d say pics #34 through #45 look most like him.
Anyway, now you should have a pretty good idea what my husband looks like. I hope you think he’s as HOT as I do!

We’re back from a fun, eventful Memorial Day weekend at the lake. You guys already know about many of the things that made up our Holiday. Things like Pizza House pizza, pups, boats, wake boarding, Sunday church, crank ice cream, fish tacos, beer, pitchers of margaritas, great kids, lunch at the floating cafe, good friends, swimming, and quality smoke – to mention a few. Having said that, there are some particularly memorable things I want to tell you about. I’ll try to keep it short as possible:
1. Our weekend really started Friday morning with the annual “closing ceremony” at school. It’s an assembly of all students, teachers and staff. One of our Visual Arts instructors did a slide presentation with pics of just about every class, activity and special event of the school year – set to music. The assembly ended with the announcement of the annual “citizenship award,” which honors “the student who has shown by their words and actions that they possess the qualities and characteristics we hope to instill in all our students.” Each student, instructor and staff member gets one vote. We were all surprised when the Principal announced that this years’ award went to “Donald Benjamin ——-” When she said that, there was mostly silence… then she said, “Ummm, I guess I should say “Dub ——” and then everyone started applauding and cheering. Dub eventually went forward and the principal asked him if there was anything he’d like to say. He just stood there looking kind of embarrassed and said, “Thanks.” Everyone applauded some more and the Principal asked him if there was anything more he’d like so say. He finally grinned and said, “Sure. Thanks a lot.” Everyone laughed and applauded some more. It was one of the proudest moments of my life and I was really glad we had it on video so we could share it with David and our friends later.
2. Sunday, after Church, we headed out on the Lake. Chad and Raef were with us. We were just out of the cove when Austin started yelling “David, turn around. Turn around. Something’s following us. I think it’s a dog.” So we turned around and headed back toward the dock. Sure enough, we all saw what Austin was yelling about. A dog paddling along trying to catch us. When we got close, we saw it was “Bud” – paddling furiously and beginning to go under. Chad and Raef both jumped in and Chad finally grabbed him, held him up out of the water and handed him to Keon on the boat. Thankfully, he was awake, but wasn’t moving. We went straight to the dock, called Jim and told him we needed a vet. He told us to get in the car and head to Kimberling City and he’d have a vet he knows met us there. We had left “Buzz”, “Max” and “Bud” on our (locked) screened porch and somehow, “Bud” had gotten out and followed us in the boat. We figured he swam at least a quarter of a mile… an amazing feat for a pup that’s only about 5 months old. The vet met us, slapped on an oxygen mask, sedated him and put him on fluids and electrolytes. Then he did a blood test and lung x-ray. Long story short, he’s fine. He somehow hadn’t swallowed enough water to do severe damage to his lungs – and by Monday, he was running around acting like nothing had ever happened. WHEW!
3. One last thing. Monday evening we were all together for dinner on Cal and Alex’ screen porch when Austin said he had something to tell us. He was grinning ear-to-ear and said “We’re gonna build our own cabin.” Turns out, Ty and Damien are buying the extra lake lot from Scott and Denise – and have already met with a Springfield architect. Planning is underway and they say it will be finished sometime next Summer.
All-in-all, it was a GREAT weekend. Jim, Carol and the rest of us are really happy our little “Lake community” is still growing!

It’s a “Friends Friday” look at some hot, follically-challenged dudes!

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. Sorry we missed last weeks’ post. We’ve been insanely busy with school, work and being foster parents. Maybe things will slow down a bit in a couple of months when I finally get my Masters degree. As you know, we’ve been posting pics that represent the diversity of our group of KC Northland friends. We’ve posted black dudes (like Keon), Hairy dudes (like Ben), Redheads (like me) and Latin boys (like Alex). This week, I thought we’d post some guys who don’t have much (if any) hair up top (like David).
David is our very special friend who kind of started the whole Northland gang thing when he met Ben and they became a couple. Ben says David used to worry a lot about his thinning hair.. then, no-shave Movember came along and he grew a beard and Ben convinced him to let him “buzz” his head. He’s been doing that for a while now and, honestly, he’s just about the HOTTEST guy you could imagine. Ben says he spends maybe 5 minutes buzzing David’s head every Saturday morning before they shower and they’re saving the money David used to spend on haircuts for a vacation some day. Seriously, it’s a great look – for an awesome friend!

Pam called Wednesday to tell us “some dude with the State social services department” had come by to talk with Travon. She said she made a phone call to make sure he was legit – then let him and Travon talk. Then, yesterday, he (an “assistant director of the department”) called to see if there was “a convenient time for him to drop by and talk with Keon, Travon and me.” Long story short, he came by late yesterday afternoon – checked out our house and Travon’s room – and we talked. He congratulated us for “accomplished amazing things with Travon.” He said when he went to Pam’s day-care, Travon had actually talked with him and told him about going fishing with his Dad, Dub and Unca Chad. He said he and Dub caught some HUGE fish and Unca Chad cleaned ’em… and they brought ’em home and his other dad cooked ’em. The State guy was totally blown-away. He said Travon’s former foster parents had applied for supplemental funding because he was “deaf and dumb.” He said they’ve since been removed from the list of approved foster parents.
Anyway, the visit went well, and Keon, Travon and I have become a close little family. Sometimes Travon gets moody and doesn’t want to talk to us – but his “moods” never last long. He for sure loves crawling up in bed with us and having us read to him every night – and now he says “love you,” when we put him and Muff to bed (we think that may have been Dub’s idea?). As you may have guessed, Keon and I are absolutely crazy about this little dude!

Dude. Hair is over-rated!

I walked into the bathroom one day last week and saw David examining his hair in the mirror. I said, “What’s up, babe?” He said, “At the rate I’m losing hair, you may have a bald husband before long.” I grinned and said, “Cool! That’ll make you even sexier.” He said, “I’m not so sure about that.” I said, “I think you’d look sensational bald.” He said, “I don’t know how I feel about that. I kind of like my hair.” I said, “Babe, I love you with or without hair on your head. I do, however seriously love the hair on your ass.” So, I bent him over and started demonstrating with my tongue. I think that pretty much put things in their proper perspective 🙂