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A Hottie . . . or a Nottie? March 25, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Humor, People.

Goofy-Riding-A-BikeOn the way to Bradenton’s Farmer’s Market last weekend, we saw a man riding a bike, wearing tight biker shorts but no top.

His shirtless state revealed a big belly bulge as his badge of honor.

“Look, BFF!  That guy is following his gut instincts!”

“That’s not a 6-pack . . . it’s a keg!”

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. suzicate - March 25, 2014

Bwahahaha, love the title of this! You two are hilarious!

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

Thanks, Suzi. We have FUN together ~ sharing the same sense humor (and sense of the ridiculous).

Mr. Shirtless got us chatting about men who believe they look like “hotties” when they’re “notties” and about women who take it to the opposite extreme. We inhabit a strange and ridiculous world filled with oddities and ironies.

2. katecrimmins - March 25, 2014

Definitely a nottie!

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

On the plus side, he’s exercising to whittle his waist.

katecrimmins - March 25, 2014

He has a way to go for sure.

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

We just got back from a brain health seminar . . . coffee and exercise are both GREAT for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.

3. Pix Under the Oaks - March 25, 2014

😆 We see it all in Florida! I think we are too used to seeing farmers in bib overalls!

Pix Under the Oaks - March 25, 2014

My laughing smilie doesn’t even laugh anymore.. 😦

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

Bib overalls would have been a BIG improvement for this guy.

These new smilies do NOT make me smile. I’ve stopped using them.

4. Grannymar - March 25, 2014

“We inhabit a strange and ridiculous world filled with oddities and ironies.”

I know a few ‘non ironies’ too, and I am not talking about their shirts! 😉

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

Ha ha . . . I’m picturing a Shar Pei.

Grannymar - March 25, 2014

Perfect example! 😆

5. jannatwrites - March 25, 2014

First of all, I agree with the smilie discontent. Why’d they go and change what worked perfectly fine?!

Oh, definitely a nottie. We were on a hike last weekend, and this pasty guy in short jogging shorts and no shirt walked by. I about died when my older son started giggling. I tried to explain how it was rude to laugh, but it was really hard through the laughter I was stifling.

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

It is HARD not to laugh at people sometimes. Is that wrong? I do my best to stifle it until they are out of hearing distance.

6. Don - March 25, 2014

Sometimes you just wonder what goes on in the minds of people. Loved the comments.

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

Sometimes when we look in the mirror, we don’t see things “as they are” . . . reality takes a hike. But at least he’s exercising which is GREAT for brain health as well as for physical well-being.

7. ericjbaker - March 25, 2014

When it comes to shirtlessness, it seems like 98% of the population falls into the “nottie” category, and I’m ok with that. I wear a rash guard shirt to the beach out of consideration for my fellow swimmers, and I’m hardly the worst thing out there.

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

We are turning into a nation of “notties” ~ whenever cameras pan the crowds, the average circumference exceeds the RDA.

8. librarylady - March 25, 2014

Eeeew, but I guess you have to hand it to him for trying to get some exercise.

nrhatch - March 25, 2014

Yup! Exercising is great for our mental and physical well-being.

9. diannegray - March 25, 2014

LOL! I’m so glad you didn’t take a photo, Nancy – I’m trying to eat my lunch 😉

nrhatch - March 26, 2014

Maybe I need a photo like that on my fridge as motivation ~ Move it to lose it!

10. Val Boyko - March 26, 2014

Whatever it takes .. no judgment 😉

nrhatch - March 26, 2014

“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.” ~ Ian Percy

We see our words and deeds in the context of our underlying motivation ~ others are not privy to that inner landscape. They see only the outward behavior, which is evaluated “out of context” ~ in the light of their past experiences, not ours. And vice versa. Makes for some interesting juxtapositions.

11. I am J - March 27, 2014

Oh, brother. Too funny! I’ll be doing gut checks now every time I hear anyone say “gut instinct.” Love this. Thanks for the great laugh.

nrhatch - March 27, 2014

Yay! Glad you got a giggle out of his “gut instinct.”

12. Three Well Beings - March 28, 2014

You guys are quick! I can only make unintentional puns. Those I do all the time. I hope the saggy fellow plans to do a lot of bike riding. It might help! 🙂

nrhatch - March 28, 2014

We try to make each other laugh with wry observations about fellow travelers. We share our “best” snark when we watch TV.

13. Perfecting Motherhood - March 31, 2014

Haha, he’s lucky my kids weren’t there to shame him in public! Every time they see a shirtless guy or with his pants down his butt, they’ll make the loudest comments, and point, and laugh. I usually ask them to be quiet but in this type of situation, I think it’s good to let them express themselves. 🙂

nrhatch - March 31, 2014

Perhaps your kids feel that “bare assed” guys should be embarrassed? 😎

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