Are these what you call close encounters of the Speedo kind?

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Dear friends,
I’m very excited to finally publish this post. Why? Because it’s due time we all enjoyed a good laugh.

I confess it wasn’t easy to capture these shots. With the Daughter unable to join me this summer, I didn’t have a decoy. As a result, I got the stink eye from avid Speedo wearers on more than one occasion.

However, not one to stray from my mission, I donned a large hat and sunglasses and pretended I was photographing the Mediterranean sea.

Over, and over, and over.

Some of these shots will make you groan, others will make you cringe, and the last one will restore your faith in men’s ability to select appropriate beach wear.

In the past, earlier Speedo posts have been a bit controversial.
Hence, I want to address the issue by stating the following:

To any reader who thinks it’s his or her right to defend Speedos and the men who wear them, I say, don’t bother. Not only because this post is done in good fun, but also because you are never going to convince me there’s a reason for men to go out in public wearing something that resembles an undersized loincloth. As far as I’m concerned, the only man who’s ever been able to pull off a Speedo has been Michael Phelps, and that’s only because he wore it in a tub. So instead of going on a useless crusade, I suggest you sit back, check out the photos, and chuckle to your heart’s content.

Camouflage attire is a must when going on a Speedo mission.
Camouflage attire is a must when going on a Speedo mission.
Glasses and a hat--the perfect way to disguise you and your companion when a Speedo is in attendance.
Glasses and a hat–the perfect way to disguise you and your companion when you’re wearing a Speedo.
This man gave me the stink eye when I captured his self-made Speedo.
This man gave me the stink eye when I captured his self-made Speedo.
Add a bikini top and this man and his wife look like they're wearing twin suits.
Add a bikini top and this man and his wife look like they’re wearing twin suits.
The self-made Speedo--for those times your real Speedo is in the wash.
The self-made Speedo–for those times your real Speedo is in the wash.
I don't know what's more disturbing, the addition of a yellow swim cap or the emerging butt of the blue Speedo user.
I don’t know what’s more disturbing, the addition of a yellow swim cap or the emerging butt of the blue Speedo user.
Not even a tattoo gives this Speedo an edge.
Not even a tattoo gives this Speedo an edge.
Next up, the  Speedo and back hair combo.
Next up, the Speedo and back hair combo.
This year's hottest trend--the Speedo boy shorts.
This year’s hottest trend–the Speedo boy shorts.
A large tote bag--something to carry the board shorts he should be wearing, perhaps?
A large tote bag–something to carry the board shorts he should be wearing, perhaps?
When you manage to pry your eyes away from the six pack, I urge you to look at what stylish and appropriate beach wear looks like.
When you manage to pry your eyes away from the six pack, I urge you to look at what stylish and appropriate beach wear looks like.

When and where was your last Speedo encounter?

XOXO,

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Who killed Lupita Davenport?

Hello everyone,

Monica and I are busy piecing together clues, gathering evidence, and tying up loose ends in order to identify the killer in our stories.

Trust me when I tell you this is no easy feat considering your characters are so good!

We will be revealing the name of the murderer on Thursday, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you Monica’s wonderful “special effects” creation of Roxy’s photo.

Aren’t they great?

I would love it if you read our story and answered the following question:

Who killed Lupita Davenport?

Leave the killer’s name in the comment section!

XOXO,

Who’s ready for the heralding of summer, Part 2?

Good day, everyone!

Roxy and I saw many interesting things on our walk the other day.

Hence, I thought it would be a good idea to break up the photo post into two parts.

After posting Part 1, I also got an idea.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you, dear reader, gave us a peek of your neighborhood?

For those of you like me, who like to cultivate a little mystery, you don’t have to reveal where you are.

You can still show us what your neck of the woods looks like during this time of the year.

What do you say?

Come on!

Be inspired!

Grab your camera!

Show us your lovely home, neighborhood, or the places close to it.

It’s your call.

If you want to join the fun, simply add your link using the linky tool with the cute frog at the bottom of this post.

This way, other readers and I can see your lovely photos.

If you visit participating blogs, please leave a comment.

We bloggers love getting comments!

And now without further ado, here are more photos of our walk.

Enjoy!

I wanted to cut a bunch of these and bring them home!
A family of ducklings.
Is this gentleman checking me out on his tiny mirror?
We’re still trying to figure who or what this is.
Look who’s back! It’s Alberto!
Tired after a day of walking, Roxy makes her way home.
But not before she stops to break dance in the park!

Happy Sunday!

XOXO,