Shaken Not Stirred

Monday, July 16, 2007


This is another one of my big questions! Why do some people do their yard work shirtless? I'm not talking about women. If they were doing their yard work shirtless, I would just think that there was a centerfold shoot going on and under the favorites, she had listed gardening. I'm talking about guys with bellies that hang over their pelvis. There really is no reason to do this. First of all, when you are doing yard work, the tendency when you ruffle up weeds and bushes, you rouse the bugs. Bug bites in places on your back that you can't reach is not pleasant. Secondly, you should put signs up that you are going to be shirtless one day in advance, so I know not to open my windows or look your way.


  • Me thinks thou dost protest too much Angel.

    Yeah, I'm pretty much not for guys walking around shirtless at all, unless you're at a swimming pool or the beach or something. I just think it's weird. Either you come off as a show-off if you look good, or you disgust people. It's a lose-lose situation. Of course, this comes from my perspective as a guy. I realize that sometimes the ladies do enjoy seeing this sort of thing, it's just a shame our society doesn't let them reciprocate.

    By Blogger The Duck, at 12:15 PM  

  • Or maybe they're trying to even out their tan lines.

    I see a guy that I make fun of by calling him the Orangeman - the Syracuse University mascot.

    The dude is perfectly round with little stubby legs and arms. In his youth, he was probably a very muscular and stocky fellow.

    But now, his gun is so large, he's like a big fat orange with tiny arms and legs...and he's always shirtless when doing yardwork.

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 12:51 PM  

  • Yeah, bug bites on the back suck.

    Personally, I'd go shirtless (and have on a few occassions) while working in the yard.. but I can't stand the feel of gritty sweat rolling down my chest. I'd rather just wear a sweaty t-shirt.

    By Blogger 2xA+r0n, at 1:00 PM  

  • Eh probably to get a tan. You should put a sign out there for them and help out the rest of your neighborhood.

    By Blogger Wiwille, at 3:56 PM  

  • Nasty

    By Anonymous nutz, at 3:59 PM  

  • lol. my neighbour does this very thing. he honestly looks like he's part troll and part garden nome...but fatter and hairier. oh, and way grumpier. he full on waddles. i think i am going to try and implement this idea of the days notice...i think it should be in writing though.

    By Blogger cher, at 5:49 PM  

  • I sometimes will take my shirt off while doing yardwork to help eliminate my farmer tan. Doesn't work. But I try nonetheless. For crying out loud, I always look like I'm wearing a really tight white t-shirt.

    By Anonymous whatigotsofar, at 8:55 PM  

  • I remember about ten years ago there was a big debate about the right for women to go topless, a court case went on and it was agreed that women may now go topless in Canada. During the trial and what not I really remember this news story that showed all these men from the neck down walking down the streets with bellies and man boobs and saying that perhaps nobody should be allowed to go topless. Classic stuff.

    By Blogger Scott, at 12:52 AM  

  • Oh, you must be back in West Virginia then.... just kidding, actually, no, really, I am not kidding. Oh, okay, yeah, I am kidding. No... now you will just never know if I am kidding or not.

    Except, I know, you DO know...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:36 AM  

  • I have a guy in my neighborhood who likes to mow the yard topless and wearing spandex shorts. I threw up a little bit in my mouth just thinking about it.

    By Blogger Mr. Shife, at 1:16 PM  

  • LOL.

    It always seems that in my neighborhood the hairiest, most chunky guys were the ones who'd mow their lawns shirtless.

    But...maybe they're working on their tans? That's worse than a bug bite!

    By Blogger KatieBelle, at 9:38 PM  

  • I'd be concerned about the bug bites!

    By Blogger The Egg, at 1:33 PM  

  • Where's the love for the fat man?

    Fat guys sweat. Fat guys hope to get tans too. So what if fat guys provide a buffet for creepy crawlies?

    Maybe the bugs will get full and leave all the skinny folk alone.

    By Blogger Travis Erwin, at 3:41 PM  

  • But it is hot out, I am a shirt off guy, but I am also nice to look at, I think...

    By Blogger Rocketstar, at 12:35 AM  

  • Shirtless yard work...didn't you hear about it for the next special olympics of suburbia? I think this is just a device to piss off the iron maidens of the HOA...Home Owners Assoc.

    Revenge? Is this what you seek? Start taking pics and if you live in one of these master planned all inclusive communities you can send out a "neighborhood newsletter" with the pics and tag line of: If seen again will be shot or fined 10,000 if out of bullets.

    Should cure your neighborhood woes.

    Have a great day and I enjoy the blog immensely,

    Yours in words,


    By Anonymous Bluefingers, at 11:23 AM  

  • you think that is bad, well my friends neighbor is a nudest. This I haven't seen, but shetold me that he has privacy fence (thank goodness) but from her upstairs window NOT so private. Seems this beerbelly old guy likes to cut hi grass in the buff!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:24 PM  

  • They do this to provide blog fodder for people like you and me. Yes I have written about this very thing as well. And yet it continues, unabated. :)

    By Blogger Dan, at 7:24 AM  

  • Maybe they just don't like the feeling of sweaty shirts !!
    Hope you are well, Angel.
    Have a great week.
    Take care, hugs, Meow

    By Blogger Meow (aka Connie), at 11:26 PM  

  • You'd love my old boss (I was the nanny) who sometimes did yard work (after swimming) in his THONG and nothing else!!

    By Blogger Ally, at 9:08 AM  

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