Wednesday, July 16, 2008


We went to the first Blowoff in Ptown last night. It was fantastic! The music was great, the crowd was hot and there was good energy around the whole thing. I'm really glad the Boatslip took the initiative to bring in some new life to the week. Kudos to Brad and Terry! Thanks to Bob Mould and Rich Morel and Nick LaPata for making it happen. If you haven't been to a Blowoff, make sure you get to one soon!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Just about all of the Independence Day partying crowd has departed town by now. Yesterday afternoon, Dave took down all of the July 4th decorations ranging from the "Don't Tread on Me" flag to the "Spirit of '76" flag to big US flag made of lights hanging over the back patio. Yes, I know, I still have a bit of that Philly trailer trash in me!

So, no sooner did the Americana come down and up went the bear flags! One of our regular guests in the off-season, a handsome cub in his own right, became very excited thinking that bear week has begun. Upon finding out that we're still a few days from the start of the fur fest and that Dave's anticipation for the bears led him to put up the flags early, he sighed sadly and vowed to make plans to join us in 2009.

Town is already starting to get a fair share of guys ready to celebrate bear week. In our short time living here, we've come to enjoy the friends we have well as the eye candy! Shirtless men show off bodies, bellies and fur as as badge of honor. The five handsome musclebears that rented the house next to us this past week certainly did nothing to calm us! Not only were they handsome, they were also very kind, nice people with whom we enjoyed socializing all week. btw, Happy Birthday Michael!

Anyway, there is a lot of excitement about next week. I've been getting a barrage of emails, calls and IMs asking about this event or that event, what they should wear...hello?!, if there is a naked Tea....ummm, no, but I'll gladly hold auditions! Fortunately, some good friends are renting the house next door for the week and ANT will be here to once again hold court on the back patio during breakfast. To me, the week is something of a homecoming. I get to spend some time with many old friends and hopefully make some new ones. I also get to meet some of the really nice men that I've been chatting with online...JAY!, Chip, Harry, etc. Maybe I'll even get to see Michael after all these years, if he packs that computer monitor and the mood strikes him for a drive! The laughing, the camaraderie, the sights and the fun...I can't wait!