This week on Instagram: queerbible

If you like the vintage gay posts I publish each Thursday then you will really enjoy the Instagram account, queerbible. The account regularly posts a combination of photos from the past, artist renderings, queer icons (gay and straight) as well as current photos. 

You can follow this week’s featured account on Instagram here, and you can check out previously featured IG accounts here.

Caption this photo

Thanks again to my friend, Jim Lundy, for sharing this photo for my blog. This photo is practically begging for a caption. Hopefully the one I’ve shared inspires you to offer up one or two of your own. Leave a funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Don’t worry, we are wearing camo, nobody can see us.”

Cape Air approved for seaplane service between Boston and New York City harbor

Many of us have not been to an airport in more than a year, but the coronavirus lockdown will eventually come to an end, and I look forward to being able to travel again in the not too distant future (hopefully). Cape Air is anticipating an increase in air travel as well. Earlier this month the airline best known for shuttling passengers to Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket may soon offer flights between Boston and New York City waterfronts.

The airline received a trial approval for four daily seaplane flights between Boston Harbor and New York City’s East River. Service in Boston would operate from the Boston Waterboat Marina (near the BHC Provincetown Ferry) and from the Skyport in the East River at 23rd Street. Seaplane service will take approximately one hour and cost $400. If approved this will be the fastest and most convenient service between the two cities.

No start date was shared, but I hope this service takes off (pun intended). The travel time would be almost four times faster than the Boston-New York Amtrak Acela, which I only jokingly refer to as highspeed train service. While flight times will be comparable to the Business Shuttles operated by American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue, there is no comparison in terms of convenience. Landing in downtown and not having to navigate airport security or deal with NYC traffic makes this service far more desireable.

Temptation Tuesday

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2021 Boston Calling music festival canceled

Last week Boston Pride announced that the Parade and Festival scheduled in June would be postponed to a date later this fall. Today, the popular music festival Boston Calling announced it too will be canceling the annual three-day event in Allston at the Harvard Athletic Complex. It had been scheduled for May 28-30, 2021.

Organizers have promised the festival will return Memorial Day weekend in 2022. You can read their full statement as well as information about ticket refunds on their website, bostoncalling.com.

Men in kilts

I was recently made aware of this new series that is perfect for this weekly post (it’s even the same name) and for all things related to Scotland. Actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish star in a new unscripted show now available on STARZ that shows the rich heritage of this beautiful country.

The eight half hour episodes of Men in Kilts looks like it will be fun to watch. Sadly, I do not have STARZ and will not be able to see this show but for those of you who do, check out the series and let me know what you think of it.

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

May this post help distract you from the fact that it is a Monday morning. 

OTTO Pizza to open in South End

A new pizzeria is about to open in the SoWa district of the South End neighborhood. The popular (and ever expanding) Portland Maine-based pizzeria, OTTO Pizza, will be opening at the 345 Harrison Avenue apartment complex (located across from the Ink Block in the South End).

No opening date has been shared, but I’m looking forward to the addition to the neighborhood. Pizzerias provide a more affordable dining and take out alternative in the South End, and this neighborhood needs more “fast, casual dining options”. As a result, I think OTTO Pizza will find a great deal of success filling this underserved and under-represented dining niche once it opens.

BosGuy cooks: Fancy avocado & toast

My trainer has been encouraging me to eat healthier. I have a fairly healthy diet but there is room to impove, and this is one breakfast I make regularly that gets two thumbs up from him so I thought I’d share it since it is easy to make and always delicious. Avocado & toast is a popular breakfast in the US, but everyone does it a bit differently. This is avocado & toast à la BosGuy.

Ingredients required: 1 ripe avocado, fresh whole wheat bread (or whatever is your preference), 2 eggs, tomato, butter, salt and pepper. For best results, the avocado and tomato should be room temperature.

Start by adding butter to the frying pan to prevent the eggs from sticking. Butter seems to work better, but using oil is a bit of a healthier option. Fry the eggs over medium heat and toast the bread. While the toast is toasting and the eggs are fryn’, open the avocado, remove the pit and set aside. Then cut four thin slices from a ripe tomato. When the toast is ready, scoop out the avocado and with your fork and use its tines to mash so it completely covers your toast and then add the tomato. Sparingly sprinkle salt and pepper on both avocado and tomato so everything is seasoned. Then take your eggs out of the pan and place them atop the avocado and tomato (season again as you like – I add fresh dill, salt and pepper) and serve as an open-faced sandwich.

Hints / Tips: I like to wait a minute or two before eating because if the tomatos are sliced thinly the butter and warmth of the egg will slightly soften and cook the tomato. I cook eggs so they will be very runny and the yolk will mix with the avocado, tomato and crunch of the toast so napkins are a must. A strong cup of fresh brewed coffee is the perfect accompanyment.

Scruffy Sunday

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Saturday morning coffee

Enjoy your morning cup of Joe (or whatever you might like to call him).

Saturday morning comics

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about Adam and Andy and purchase a copy of “the definitive collection of Adam and Andy” by visiting, adamandandy.com.

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Click here if you would like to see  the previous Adam & Andy

2021 Boston Pride postponed

gay boston

Boston Pride and the City of Boston announced today that the Boston Pride Parade and Festival will not be held in June but may be rescheduled for later this fall similar to other large annual events like the Boston Marathon. The reason for the postponement is due to the ongoing state of emergency from the coronavirus pandemic. Large gatherings in the state have been banned until Massachusetts moves into Phase 4. 

Boston Pride also announced that it will be developing a series of virtual events in June to commemorate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of Boston Pride.  Virtual events being planned for June include the Pride Flag Raising at City Hall Plaza and the Pride Lights ceremony to honor all those lost to and affected by HIV/AIDS. More information on these events will be available in the coming weeks.

You can read the full media release on the Boston Pride website.

Furry Friday

Spicing up this week’s Furry Friday by sharing a photograph of this handsome ginger.

Past Furry Friday

BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, exercise for your brainEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, share it with a friend or colleague and see if you can figure out the answer together.

This week’s riddle forces you to think like a kid. I hope you enjoy it and share your guess below as a comment. If you don’t see your comment posted right away, don’t worry, I want to give everyone a chance to guess.

This week’s brain teaser:  What common 11-letter word is always spelled incorrectly?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.