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Gay or Straight? The Difficulties of talking in Code

I’m at a party at another school and I meet this guy. His name is Tim. “Why are you wearing a cowboy hat?” I ask. “Well, I’m from Texas and my friends didn’t think I seemed Texan enough. So I signed a contract saying I’d wear it every time I leave the house.” I’m visiting…

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TBT: The Football Game

“I’m lost. I have no idea where I am!” “What do you mean you’re lost??” I’ve been on the phone talking to my drunk boyfriend James for the past thirty minutes trying to figure out where he is. It’s the first football game of the season and he got too drunk at the tailgate so…

Robb Stark from Game of Thrones. I can appreciate a good GoT reference.

A Sincere Thank You

Just over a week ago I received an e-mail with the subject “A Sincere Thank You.” I’ve gotten a lot of wonderful messages, but I felt like this one was worth sharing to really show the power in our stories. It’s one of the best messages I’ve ever received and with his permission, he’s allowed…

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One of My Least Desirable Qualities

I’m not a dog person. People cringe when I tell them. I lose more friends over not being a dog person than I do over being gay. Torture to me is someone holding their phone up to my face and swiping through hundreds of photos of their dog walking, breathing, and slobbering all over the…

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The Lost Chapter

I wish he didn’t live in DC. If he lived in LA this would be absolutely perfect. I think back to the first time I met him. We hadn’t even kissed before I asked him to room with me. He was it. I knew it. I wish I could meet him over and over again.…

Thankfully I made a flight otherwise I would have missed this fantastic view.

The Gay Armada: Part One of Many

I overslept for my flight at 8 AM. I hadn’t packed until the night before and I thought it would be a good idea to pack all night, pull an all-nighter, and then sleep on the plane. Obviously, by any normal person’s standards, that’s a terrible idea. How long could it possibly take to pack…

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Confessions of a Callous Cuddler

It’s happening. We’re finally happening. We had one of the same majors back in college, but only knew of each other from across the room. Colton was a big frat star back in the day and I was that kid who raised his hand all the time in class. Nothing seemed likely to happen, until…

"Poor Jen" is a common theme amongst the gossip mags.

The Jennifer Aniston Complex

They want to know. How are you still single??? You look so normal, likeable, and trustworthy. There must be something you’re not telling them. You must have abnormally high standards or uncontrollable meltdowns. Or there must be someone that you’re hooking up with who you’re just not telling them about and they’re offended. Why don’t…

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TJ Maxx and the Feud of Romance and Reason

“This has to go well,” I thought while driving to my date at the Coffee Bean. “I met this boy at TJ Maxx and left him my number with no expectation that he would call and he did. With a romantic start like that, it has to go well. This will make a fantastic story…