It’s a Friends Friday look at “blondes vs brunettes”

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. I just realized it’s been over 9 months since we had a “Friends Friday” post. Our bad. We’ll try to do better in the future. Anyway, back on May 27th, Beto commented:
“By the way, still recalling Rick’s megaposts, I think a blonds vs brunets contest would be super interesting. 😉”
Keon and I thought it was a fun suggestion so we’ve “had a go” at it. Some of these pairs are “spot on” and some a bit of a stretch – but we hope you’ll enjoy them. xoxo Rick and Keon

The whole gang has been spending time over at the “hawks nest” lately. It’s turning into a really big project, but Alex assures us it’ll be finished in time for our July 4th celebration. We’ve torn out the interior walls and removed all the sheetrock and floor coverings. We’ve filled two big dumpsters with the trash. Nathan and his guys have been doing major plumbing and electrical modifications. The rear parking lot has been torn up to make room for a “hawks plaza.” Alex, Dub and Bella are the only ones who’ve seen all the sketches and know what the finished product will be. The rest of us are super excited to find out. We’ll keep you posted 🙂

Dude. It’s an “after party” party!

So, we had Dub’s birthday party… and there was a big crowd… and we made pizzas and drank wine and Dub opened lots of gifts for “toys for tots.” Dub was thrilled that Shelby was here and he took her all over the house showing her his cards and room and plants… and introducing her to the dogs and rattling on endlessly. She’s a neat person and Dub obviously thinks she’s wonderful. In all, everyone had a good time and it was, maybe one of the best parties we’ve had here at the house. It seemed to me that every time I looked up, I saw Spence and Alex talking and laughing and having a good time. Eventually, the party slowed and the grandparents headed back to Springfield. Then, everyone started to leave… and Dub, Erik and Austin headed off with Ty and Damien for their big movie night in the new media room. So there was just David and me and Rick and Keon and Alex and Spence left here. We talked for a while and Keon said he thought we should do some tequila shots, so we got some salt and tequila and lemon slices and had at it. It was lick the salt – down a shot – then bite a lemon. So, we did a few rounds and Keon pulled out some joints and we toked up and just sort of mellowed out for a while. We were just sitting in the living room and Rick said, “Hey, Spence, are you gay, or what?” Spence looked kind of embarrassed and didn’t say anything, and I said, “Rick. Be nice.” And Rick said, “I’m being nice. I just asked Spence if he was gay.” And Spence said, “Well, my sister wanted me to meet you guys – and I knew you were gay – so I came to the party – and, it was fun – and when everyone started to leave, I didn’t want to go. I wanted to stay here and hang out. And I probably shouldn’t say this, but I think Alex is maybe the cutest boy I’ve ever met- not just because he’s good looking, but because of how he is with you guys and Dub . So, I guess if liking gay guys and having a kind of thing for Alex makes me gay, maybe I am – or could be.” Alex just looked at Spence and grinned. So, Keon stood up and started taking his clothes off and said, “I’m goin’ to the hot tub. Anyone want to come with me?” So, in about two minutes we were all naked and in the hot tub and passing a joint around, and, in a little while I looked over and saw Spence and Alex kissing. Not like casual kissing – but like serious tongue-swallow kissing. Then we were all kissing… and after a while we came back in the house – spread a quilt out on the living room floor and let nature take its’ course. I’m guessing Spence and Alex are gonna be really good friends – and maybe a whole lot more. It was an amazing day!


While talking with Christian yesterday,I mentioned Dub’s upcoming birthday and told him we’re planning another “card palooza” this year. He thought it sounded like fun and said he and Shel would be sure to send a card. Then, today after school, Shel called and said she thought the card palooza was a great idea. She asked if I’d told Spence about it. I told her I hadn’t because I didn’t have his phone number, so she gave it to me and said I should give him a call. So I did. We talked for a few minutes about Dub’s birthday and whatever… and I said I needed to run because I had a lot to do before dinner. He said, “Thank’s, Ben. I’m really glad you called.”
He’s an interesting dude.