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Furry Friday

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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.

I’ll confirm answers in the afternoon so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance to guess.

This week’s brain teaser was shared by Neville Fogarty from Newport News, VA who submitted this to NPR’s Sunday Puzzle. It’s tricky but you can do it.

This week’s brain teaser: What common seven-letter verb is made up of three consecutive musical notes in order?

If you need a hint, email me at bosguymail@gmail.com

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

World AIDS Day remembrance in Boston

HIV

A different sort of pandemic will be remembered next week on World AIDS Day, December 1st. The impact of AIDS on the LGBTQ community in the 1980s and 1990s is difficult to put into context but there are many parallels to the current pandemic. In both cases, people felt isolated and afraid. Medical treatment and care was not as readily available to the LGBTQ community nearly as quickly and many died alone. Forty years later, there remains no cure to AIDS / HIV but quality of life continues to get better.

The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Fenway Health will host a vigil celebrating life and honoring those affected by HIV/AIDS on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM at the AIDS Memorial Tree on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall near Kenmore Square.

Please bring a mask and observe social distancing but the ever resourceful sisters will have on hand PPE to share including masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer for anyone who may need them. A digital version of the vigil will also be posted on social media following the event.

If you have any questions, please contact the sisters at info@thebostonsisters.org.

Happy Thanksgiving

I recognize that many people may not be with friends or family this Thanksgiving because of the coronavirus. It has certainly seemed like a long slog to get to this point but with a new administration coming into office and promising results from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca, I feel as if we may be rounding the corner and truly have something to be thankful for.

Wishing you a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving and holiday season.

Vintage gay

Here is yet another amazing photo shared with me by Peter Miller. According to Peter, the back of the photo has written in pencil “ALBERT LAWBERT”. He thinks that the photo dates back to 1880s-1890s. The photo definitely depicts a moment of light-heartedness.

I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at bosguymail@gmail.com.

Previous Vintage Gay Photos

This week on Instagram: tomwilsonleonard

Tom is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, photographer and gymnastics coach. He specializes in Power Yoga and hybrid movement practices and teaches in London. His Instagram feed is filled with equally beautiful photos. Most of the positions Tom has photographed I could never do but I love seeing his photographs pop up in my feed. 

Since many Americans will likely overeat at Thanksgiving, I thought I’d include this post as inspiration to follow Tom on Instagram. You can learn more about him online at tomwilsonleonard.com.

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

Caption this photo

Hopefully the caption I’ve shared below inspires you to offer up a caption or two of your own. Leave a funny caption as a comment for this post, and I’ll approve it for readers to enjoy.

“Let’s hit the showers”

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker to be broadcast on NBC10, November 28th at 7pm

The Boston Ballet is partnering with NBC10 Boston to bring Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker to your home with a one-hour special excerpted from the 2019 production, with featured narration by Hoda Kotb (Today) and Colton Bradford (NBC10 Boston’s The Hub) as Drosselmeier.

The Nutcracker will air on NBC10 Boston on Saturday, November 28 at 7 pm with encore airings and on-demand viewing opportunities on NBC10 Boston, NECN and Spanish-language Telemundo. It will also be available free of charge on bostonballet.org for a limited time.

When to watch:

Saturday, November 28 at 7 pm on NBC10 Boston
Sunday, November 29 at 7 pm on NECN 
Saturday, December 5 at 11 am on Telemundo 
Friday, December 25 at 5 pm on Telemundo 
Friday, December 25 at 7 pm on NBC10 Boston 

Temptation Tuesday

This week’s Temptation Tuesday also happens to be someone I follow on Twitter but since you’re more likely to be interested in his photos, I’ll refer you to Michael’s IG account here.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Men in kilts

He sure does clean up nice. Definitely the kind of guy you bring home to Mom and Dad. Plus I really like his sporran (a.k.a. fanny pack).

Previous Men in Kilts Posts

Monday morning mancandy

I’m posting this photo of Billy Gleeson who lives in Sydney, Australia to help motivate and distract you from the fact that it is Monday morning.  

BosGuy cooks: Butternut squash

The Thanksgiving holiday is later this week and millions of Americans will be serving some variety of squash as a side dish. This fruit comes in many varieties but my favorite is butternut squash. To enhance the flavor, I like to cook this with real maple syrup and smoked paprika.

Ingredients include:
12-16 oz of Butternut Squash
1 shallot
2-3 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup real maple syrup (amount will vary based on preference)
2-3 pinches of smoked paprika
2-3 pinches of salt and pepper

The color will get more intense after a few minutes of cooking

Cooking instructions:
Start by placing a tablespoon of butter in your pan over medium heat. Add a minced shallot and a pinch of salt and stir. Let the shallot cook for a minute or two before adding the squash. Because it is easier (faster and less clean up) I buy the butternut squash pre-cut but if you purchase it whole, peel it and cut into small, even sized pieces (smaller pieces cook faster).

After adding the squash to the pan, stir to coat it with butter, add another tablespoon of butter and drizzle 1/4 cup of maple syrup. The butter and syrup will really enhance the flavor. Include two pinches of smoked paprika, stir everything together, cover and turn down the heat slightly. Let this cook for 7-10 minutes so the squash will soften enough to mash. If it isn’t soft enough, let it cook for a few minutes longer. The amount of time will vary based on the size of the pieces of squash.

After mashing the squash and add more salt and pepper to taste and add some chopped walnuts for added taste and texture (optional). Squash can be bland but the syrup, butter, smoked paprika, salt and pepper will enhance the flavor. This is easy to clean up and can be made ahead of time. I make this in the fall as a healthy snack because it is filling and has lots of potasium, Vitamin C and E and even a bit of calcium, iron and niacin.

If you purchase the pre-cut squash the total time to prep and make this is less than 20 minutes and only requires one pan for clean up.

Scruffy Sunday

When one of your Twitter crushes posts the perfectly playful photo it can feel like the stars have aligned. Josh makes for the perfect Scruffy Sunday.

If you’d like to see more of Josh and his playful sense of humor, follow him on Twitter at @JustJoshingNYC and / or on the Insta at @JustJoshingNYC.

Previous Scruffy Sunday Posts

Gaslight Boston announces it will close

Sunday, November 22 Gaslight Boston, the French(ish) restaurant from the Aquitaine Group, will close for good. The restaurant was perhaps best known for their ability to host large parties at their communal tables and their patio dining. I will miss their beat salad which is second to none and the friendly staff.

While the current economy had to be a factor in the decision to close, the reason cited was that their lease was ending. I feel confident that this space will not remain vacant for long. The proximity to the highway, ample parking and the patio space will make this an appealing property for someone once this pandemic is under control but until then it will certainly be sad to see this space go dark. I wish the staff well and much luck.

You can read Seth Woods note announcing the closure on the Gaslight website, here.

Saturday morning coffee

How do you take your coffee? This guy seems to like it naked and in bed.