You need people in your life that are blockers. Blockers are people that get out and defend you from bullshit. Erik (aka Straight-ish Boy) and Steven (aka Hazel Eyes) are my blockers.
These two men have been my protectors from negativity. I would love to say that the road to Disco Valante has been easy but it has not. Whenever I’m feeling down or some asshole wants to cast doubt on the success of Disco Valante, these bad ass, mutherfuckers come to my rescue by ripping “Doubt” a new asshole.
Steven (right) is living in Sicily now but he frequently calls to make sure I’m emotionally centered and Erik (left) always makes sure my mind is on the task of success. Erik sent me a most encouraging postcard from Guam last week. I was really touched. I almost cried (shhh don’t tell anybody).
If you don’t have friends like them, get some.
I love you guys.
I constantly get emails of people wanting to see the fantasy of military guys going gay for each other. In my endless effort to exploit my best friends for my professional and financial gain, here you go. Look how natural these two are sportin Speedos and applying sun tan lotion in the hot summer sun.
Calm down Disco Valante blog readers! Hazel Eyes and Straight-ish boy are strictly for the ladies…as far as I know. But you know what my gay friends say, “The only difference between a straight guy and a gay guy is a couple of beers. 🙂
These two complete my three-some “bro-mance”. I affectionately think of Steven and Erik as my brothers. They are possibly the two most free spirits I know. They have always been supportive of me and I love them for that.
To Steven: “Kings to me!” – inside joke