Dude. ‘ya gotta love boys in white socks!

As you guys probably know, our friend “Cal” is seriously into socks and has a “whole drawer full of ’em”. When we were together for Thanksgiving he said he’d been enjoying the blog – but thought it’d been too long since we had a “socks” post. So here you have it, Cal. Hope this works for you. We’re guessing our on-line friend “Kent” will also find some pics here that will do it for him 🙂 xoxo David and Ben

Here’s a CNN headline that we found on the internet about 30 minutes ago:
“Washington CNN
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote.
The final vote was 61-36. The bill was supported by all members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for a procedural vote earlier this month.
The House will now need to approve the legislation before sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The House is expected to pass the bill before the end of the year – possibly as soon as next week.
“For millions of Americans, this legislation will safeguard the rights and protections to which LGBTQI+ and interracial couples and their children are entitled,” Biden said in a statement Tuesday evening after Senate passage, hailing it as a “bipartisan achievement.”
While the bill would not set a national requirement that all states must legalize same-sex marriage, it would require individual states to recognize another state’s legal marriage.
So, in the event the Supreme Court might overturn its 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized same-sex marriage, a state could still pass a law to ban same-sex marriage, but that state would be required to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state.”

It’s not everything we wanted, or need… but we’re thinking it may safeguard our marriages and families against the worst of the far-right wing nuts.

Dude. Put a sock on it!

Hey, guys. It’s Cal. Since Ben wants us all to update you on what’s happening with our kids, I thought I’d have a go at it.
We had a party for Bella on her 7th birthday (August 28th). (Alex says she’s 7 – going on 18 🙂 ) It was a small party (just the kids) because we’d all be getting together for Labor Day and we knew she’d think the entire weekend was to celebrate her. She’s a sweetheart. She thinks she’s in charge of all the kids… and sometimes it seems like she is… except that we all understand no one is in charge of Chance – other than Chance. Also, Dub just enjoys letting her think she’s in charge. Bella and Alyssa are best buds and she (Bella) still keeps in touch with her friend Kylie regularly. She tolerates having Dub call her “Izzie” but no one else better ever do that. She’s excited about the start of the school year and has become quite a good “potter.” Alex has incorporated several of her pieces in our decorating scheme and they’re awesome. She’s my biological daughter but I have to say Alex is her “main dad.”
Chance is 8 years old and will be 9 next month. He’s one of the most interesting people I’ve ever known. He and Bugs (his very energetic Springer spaniel pup) are pretty much inseparable – and they’re both with me almost constantly. The first thing people notice about him is he walks like me, dresses like me, talks like me and uses all the same expressions I do. (Carol calls us “big C” and “little C.”)
When the pandemic hit and we all started wearing masks most of the time, Chance struggled with it because he’s always used lip-reading to supplement his hearing. We talked with his audiologist/speech therapist about it and she said the masks might actually be a good thing for him because it would force him to rely more on his hearing and less on lip-reading. He’s a bright kid and has progressed more than we could ever have imagined. He’s the tallest of the boys and loves being with the other kids – fishing, boating, exploring and whatever. He’s a fierce “beach volleyball” competitor and is actually getting quite good at it.
So there you have it. Another episode of our soon-to-be famous “gay porn and kids” series. Hope you guys at least enjoy the wonderful pics David and Ben put together for the post 🙂 xoxo Cal and Alex

Dude. These guys will “knock your socks off” !

On New Years eve while were being unruly in the hot tub, Cal mentioned we haven’t had a “socks” post lately… and we promised him one. Here you go, babe. Hope these guys really do “knock your socks off.”


We have a couple of thoughts to share in response to Denny’s last comment.
-Yes. The kids’ new I-Watches are awesome – and a super safety tool. They have them set so that in an emergency all they have to do is click on the phone icon on their watch and say “Seri, call dad.” They can reach us within seconds. Amazing!
-Nathan and Diana have told us their baby is due “the end of June or early July.” Nathan tells us they haven’t talked much about baby names yet. We’re guessing it’ll be something biblical?
-We were disappointed to see Brayden Smith get beaten on Jeopardy yesterday… but he has enough days and dollars to bring him back for the champions tourney. Dub is a big fan of his. We haven’t heard whether Ken Jennings will be Alex’ replacement (not that anyone could replace Alex!)
On an unrelated subject, we’re really pleased that UnrulyDude hit an all-time high in “page views” on January 2nd. Thanks, guys. We love doing the blog and are glad that so many of you enjoy it.
Finally, we’re really, really worried about “bw.” The last time we heard from him was this comment on January 29th:
“I hope you all had a great Christmas. IN spite of trying to maintain our bubble, my niece has confirmed Covid and I have so many symptoms that I’m sure I have it too. Well, shit. I drove 8+ hours today to get back to my doctor, any my lower back and knees hurt – really bad – but oddly, no fever to speak of. So I’ll go in the morning and the swab stuck up in my brain, then wait for the bad news.”
Bill, we’re thinking of you and praying for your good health. We love you!
xoxo David and Ben