Spice of life, dude!

Variety really IS the “spice of life.” Whether cut or uncut, hairy or shaved, young or old – these are some beautiful dudes – and it’s the variety that makes ’em so fuckin’ special!

Wow. What a magical… and BUSY… time of the year.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving over at Scott and Denise’s condo. Ben, Dub and I were headed over there and Dub said “We need to stop at Walgreens.” I said “What do we need at Walgreens?” He said “Bandages.” So, I said “Why do we need bandages?” and he said “So Chance won’t feel weird.” So, we stopped at Walgreens and went to the “Bandages & Bandaging Supplies” aisle. Dub said “I need to look exactly like Chance when we get there.” And Ben said “I don’t remember exactly what Chance’s bandages look like.” Dub pulled out his phone and showed us pics he’d taken of Chance and his bandages. So we bought a bunch of stuff and went out to the car and Ben and I wrapped up Dub’s head so it’d look like Chance’s. We did a pretty good job.
When we got to Denise and Scott’s condo, everyone wanted to know what had happened to Dub – and he said “Chance looks cool and want to look like him.”
When Cal, Alex and Chance got there, Chance took one look at Dub and the smile on his face was too incredible to believe. He walked over to Dub and put his arm around Dub’s shoulder and we all took about a hundred pics with our phones.
After a big dinner – and watching the Bears beat the Lions (the Bears are our fav NFL team – AFTER the Chiefs) – we came back home to finish our outdoor Holiday decorations. We had the big exterior lighting “reveal” at dusk and the neighborhood lighting is awesome. This year, we added 5 big candy canes to the front planting area and our lighting is either “COOL” according to Dub – or “Wretched excess” according to me 🙂
We hope you guys had wonderful Thanksgivings and that you’re busy planning for Christmas. It really is a magical time of the year!

Happy birthday, dear Brad… Happy birthday to you!

It goes without saying that Brad is one of UnrulyDude’s dearest friends – and a loyal and important CCC member. Babe, we love you – hope this is your best birthday ever – and wish you good health and every happiness in the coming year! xoxo David and Ben

It’s a boy!

I have mixed feelings about this post. Ben and I prefer “amateur” pics – as opposed to those taken by professional photographers. That said, these are all photos from sites where dudes are paid for showing off their junk. Doesn’t matter all that much, I guess. Still some nice scenery here!

Hey, guys. It’s Cal. I asked David to do a post I could tag on to. It took some doing, but Alex and I are “foster parents” now. “Chance” is a delightful six-year old boy. I’ll try to bring you up-to-date without boring you with too much detail.
-Chance is blond, has big blue eyes and an amazing smile. He seems to be a normal kid except he has “profound hearing loss” and knows very little sign language. The social workers tell us that other than being deserted by his parents, he doesn’t appear to have been abused. Up to this point, he’s been raised by his maternal grandmother. About a month ago, she suffered a severe stroke and is now in a nursing home paralyzed on one side and unable to talk. The social workers haven’t been able to locate either of his parents.
-The Social Services people were concerned about placing him with Alex and me because we have no experience with deaf kids and don’t know sign language. A friend of my Mum and Dad’s who lives in their condo knows a lady named “Roberta” who has a 25 year old son who is deaf. She’s fluent in American sign language and has been “looking for something to do.” Alex and I met Roberta and she’s a delight. Her son is now married and lives in Colorado. She says she “skypes” with him and his wife 2 or 3 times every week. Anyway, my parents have hired Roberta to come to our house daily to teach sign language to Chance, Alex, Bella and me – and any of our friends and relatives who are interested. The Social Services people met her and approved us as foster parents on the condition that Roberta will be with us.
-We rented Alex an office space and moved his business out of our house to free up a bedroom for Chance. We repainted and furnished it – and moved Chance in on Tuesday. Roberta has been here every day since, as have Dub and Tra. It’s been a big change for Chance, but he loves all the attention he’s getting and thinks Dub and Tra are “awesome.” Roberta says the boys are “sponges and they’re learning so quickly it’s scary. “We’ve met with Ben and “Dr. C” and Chance will be going to Ben’s school this fall. Roberta will go with him to interpret.
-So, that’s what’s going on with us. It seems like we’ve already had a full summer… and it isn’t even half over yet!
xoxo Cal, Alex, etc. 🙂