The “eyes” have it!

We don’t know why… but for some reason, this post makes us think of our buddy “Jingle” 🙂


As you know, the AFC championship game between the Chiefs and Patriots is at Arrowhead stadium on Sunday. Yesterday morning, I had a phone call from a business associate offering me 3 tickets in a luxury suite for Sunday’s game. A very generous offer! Since the forecast is for an outside temp of ONE DEGREE at kickoff, that’d be the only way I’d consider going to the game. I texted Ben at work to tell him about the offer and ask him what he thought. He said he’d talk with Dub at the next class break and text me back. He did… and I called my friend, thanked him profusely and declined the tickets. Here’s how Ben tells me his conversation with Dub went:
Ben: “David just texted me. He can get 3 tickets for the Chiefs’ game
Sunday. They’re in a luxury suite so we’d be inside and warm.”
Dub: “What about our friends? Can we take them?”
Ben: “There are just 3 tickets. It’d just be you and me and David.”
Dub: “Do we have to go?”
Ben: “No. But it’s a chance to be at the stadium to see the game in
person.”
Dub: “It wouldn’t be much fun if our friends weren’t there. Watchin’ it
with them is what’s fun.”
Ben: “If you’d rather, I can text David and tell him we’d rather invite
our friends over and watch the game at home with them.”
Dub: (grinning) “Yeah. That’d be good.”
So that’s the deal. We’ve invited everyone to our house to watch the game on t.v. Actually, I agree with Dub. It’s not watching the game that’s important – it’s watching it with friends! GO CHIEFS!

Dude. It’s “Friends Friday,” and “the eyes have it”!

Hey, guys. It’s Rick. It’s been a while, so it’s probably our turn to do a post. It’s always a fun thing to do!
There was a comment this week from “bw” saying (in part):
“just look at those eyes – I’m a sucker for dark hair and pretty blue eyes.”
That got me thinking about how sexy “eyes” are… and how there hasn’t been a post about them for a while. I think there’s general agreement that of the guys in our Northland gang, Keon has the most amazing eyes. He can look at you and say a whole sentence – or even a paragraph – just with his eyes. What’s interesting is it appears that Travon’s eyes are gonna be just like Keon’s. We’ve had several people comment, saying things like the checkout lady at Lowe’s last week, who looked at Travon and said: “My goodness, you sure do have your daddy’s pretty eyes.” Travon grinned from ear-to-ear 🙂


While I was putting this together, I ran across the tattooed dude in pic #1 with the biblical quote from Ezekiel on his chest. I think he has absolutely hypnotic eyes and the quote is obviously a referenced to “Pulp Fiction,” which is one of my fav movies. Here’s the relevant dialogue from the movie:
“Jules: I’m not giving you that money. I’m buying something from you. Wanna know what I’m buyin’ Ringo?
Pumpkin: What?
Jules: Your life. I’m givin’ you that money so I don’t have to kill your ass. You read the Bible?
Pumpkin: Not regularly.
Jules: There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. ‘The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.’
Now… I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, that meant your ass. You’d be dead right now. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin’ made me think twice. See, now I’m thinking: maybe it means you’re the evil man. And I’m the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here… he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you’re the righteous man and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. And I’d like that. But that shit ain’t the truth. The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.’ ”
So… Sorry if I lost some of you here with all this movie stuff, but I think it’s real interesting. I guess if you’re not a “Pulp Fiction” fan, you can just relax and enjoy the pretty eyes! xoxo Rick (and Keon)

My eyes adored you!

“My eyes adored you
Like a million miles away
From me you couldn’t see
How I adored you”

Hey, guys. Remember me? It’s Ben, and I apologize for being absent from UnrulyDude for a while. This has been the semester from Hell – but I delivered my Masters thesis to the members of my thesis committee yesterday, and the worst is over. It’s 62 pages long and I’ll have to defend it before the the thesis committee in about three weeks, but my advisor says it’s “a worthy piece” and assures me defending it won’t be a problem. I just feel very relieved, and now it’s just classes for the rest of this semester – then student teaching in the Spring – and I’m on schedule to receive both my Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees next May. YEA!!
Anyway, David drove Dub to Lowry City yesterday to meet up with the grandparents so he can spend the weekend with them. Then, David and I went out for dinner… came home… relaxed in the shower… and had some of our best sex ever. It was wonderful.
Tonight, Rick, Keon and Rick’s new buddy “Alex” are coming for dinner and some hot tub fun. It’ll be good to just relax and see what happens with Alex.
I’m thinking it’ll be a fun evening!