Thursday, December 08, 2005

HNT~Sunburnt Memories


It's that time again!! Time to do my best to embarrass myself by posting revealing pictures of myself and others in modes of undress. This one is pretty funny actually. It was taken a couple of years (and a few pounds) ago while DJ and I were vacationing in Panama City Beach. I laid out in the sun WAY TOO LONG, and began to look like a lobster. I apologize for the really bad seashell necklace, they were in style then (somewhat). Even with the horrible sunburn we still had a fantastic time. It's good to remember that week, especially with the temperature what it is today.

I also want to make mention of a fellow blogger and gay dad. I mention him today because he is the one the led me to Half~Nekkid Thursdays and now I've become a follower of him ever since.

Being a father is tough work, but adding the fact that you came out of the closet not only to the whole world, but to your own kids is much tougher, trust me I know! But ScottyBoi writes with such candor and honesty, he has become my hero. I can not imagine trying to raise my own kids by myself or even with DJ. If I had to, I most definitely would, but it would most difficult. Thank goodness that my kids have a great mother who has done a fantastic job with them, and still allows me to be their dad. There are so many other guys I know out there that are not even allowed to see their kids, then we have Scottyboi who is raising them with his partner. Hats off to them, and to their kids. I know it's tough sometimes Scott, but keep up the great work, your kids will remember it long after they are out on their own. Thanks for being an inspiration to all us gay dads out here! Check out ScottyBoi's site "The Other Side of Straight" and find out what I'm talking about.


Scotty said...

Wow man...thanks so much for this post and the kudos. Yes it is tough and it seems always some new drama unfolding but my kids will always know that in spite of everything I was there for them as best as I could be.

Nice little blog home you got here and BTW you are ONLY about 3 hrs from me. Please keep in touch and THX for the link.

I am going to mention this post tomorrow.

Redneck Diva said...

OUCH!! I hate sunburns.

Happy HNT!

Red said...

Nice post:)
Happy HNT :)

Wenchy said...

This was a wonderful post... and yeah.. Scotty is a great guy. :)

MamaKBear said...

Ouch! That's a doozy of a sunburn ya had there!

Great post, and Yep, been reading Scotty for awhile now. He's a sweetheart and a great Daddy! :)

FunkyB said...

Ow ow ow!!! Hope you didn't tan au natural!

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wow, that is a bad burn but touching post. :)

Furzl said...

Great post Michael. Damn that sunburn had to hurt. Happy HNT