Dude. I say “The darker, the better”!

Hey, guys. It’s Silas. First, I want to thank you for your kind comments on my first URD post. Apparently you share my love of buzz cuts 🙂 I guess Dante’s Sicilian heritage is responsible for his dark features – including very black hair – and I think it’s totally HOT. So, today I’m featuring dudes with black or very dark hair. There’s a variety here so I hope maybe there’s something for everyone.


We can hardly believe it, but with a lot of help from our friends, we’re moved into our new “rainbow aerie” home. Denny and Bill S asked for details, so I’ll give you a quick rundown. Alex and our architect designed the house after extensive talks with Dante and me, and I have to say the finished product is pure “Alex and Nathan”.
-We’ve already told you about the deck and hot tub which are off the lower level that’s built partially back into the cliff. The lower level has a big shower room – a “safe room” in case of a severe storm or tornado – a storage area and a mechanical room. It houses the mechanical systems and a cluster of batteries to store electrical power gathered from the solar array on the roof. The electrical engineers tell us that our battery backup is capable of providing power for the house for up to five days with no sunshine. The heating and cooling system is a ground-source heat pump which is highly efficient.
-The first floor is a complete living area with kitchen, dining area, great room, two bedrooms, two baths and a utility room. There’s a large deck off the great room that overlooks the hills and lake.
-The second floor is designed for the two kids we’re hoping to adopt and has two bedrooms, two baths and a small study.
-Nathan and his crews custom-made all the millwork, doors and cabinets for the entire house. They’re amazing craftsmen! It’s all finished in a low-sheen “whisper grey” color. We used vinyl-ceramic plank flooring throughout for easy maintenance and tough wear. The wall colors are all soft, muted shades – and Alex and Bella selected bright blue, turquoise and green accent color splashes.
-The kitchen is absolutely beautiful. The countertops are quartzite in a shade slightly darker than the “whisper grey” cabinets. There’s a bright, colorful breakfast nook with seating for six.
Anyway, thanks to Alex, Nathan and our friends, our “rainbow aerie” is more wonderful than we could possibly have imagined. Daisy obviously thinks we built the place just for her – and since it was her home first, I guess we kind of did. She loves running up and down the stairs chasing and fetching her “squeaky ball.” We plan to start looking into the possibility of fostering/adopting next month. There’s no doubt that kids are what’s needed to make the house a home.
I hope I haven’t bored you with more details than you want – but you did ask 🙂
Much love, Silas and Dante (and Daisy)

Dude. Check out these butt naked black haired boys!

Hi, guys. It’s Ben. Lots happening here at the lake, but I’m going to keep this as short as possible.
After our gang get-together last weekend over and Ty and Damien’s place, Chad called me and said “Did you see Silas with the kids? He’s amazing. We need to hire him.” So I texted Dr. C. and sent him a short video showing Silas with the kids and playing the guitar and everyone singing along. Dr. C texted back and said “If you want to hire him, do it.” I texted back and asked him to run a background check and he said he’d do that.
Silas stayed at the lake Monday through Wednesday while he and Dante looked for a place to live. They ended up signing a 6-month least on a furnished condo and plan to move during Christmas break. On Wednesday, Dr. C. texted me saying “Silas checked out perfectly. He has a B.S. in education with a major in science and minors in physical education and music education. Nothing negative showed up. No criminal record – just one traffic violation for doing 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.”
So, Wednesday evening David and I invited Dante and Silas over for dinner. David made grilled chicken kabobs with onions, mushrooms, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and lots of asparagus. It’s one of Dub’s favorite dinners and we (the adults) washed them down with margaritas.
After Dub had gone to bed, we asked Dante and Silas if they’d like to try out our hot tub and they both said “YES.” So we broke out the pot pipe, made a new batch of margaritas and headed out to the tub. When we got there, I said “We don’t want to embarrass you guys or anything, but we usually just get in the hot tub naked.” Both the guys grinned and we all got our clothes off and hopped in. (Here’s a quick observation… I honestly believe Silas has the most beautiful uncut dick I’ve ever seen. It’s a thing of absolute beauty).
Anyway, Dr. C offered Silas the job and he’ll be joining Chad and me at school when the new semester begins in January. We’ll have eight new T.A.G. kids (all fully inoculated) enrolling in our school for the spring semester so it’ll be great having Silas teaching with us.
So that’s what’s been happening here. We’re excited about having the kids first covid shots behind us (only minor reactions – nothing of consequence) and are planning a big Thanksgiving… and an even bigger FAMILY Christmas. xoxo Ben and David