Hello Autumn, Goodbye Safe Place

I remember the Autumn of 1997 very well. I had turned 18 over the summer, and I was anxious to move away to start my new life as an adult in the real world. I knew it would be hard, and I was aware that there would be obstacles in my way that would make... Read more »

Glamonster takes the stage as a burlesque dancer on the move

Glamonster takes the stage as a burlesque dancer on the move
“If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Those words were made famous by the ever lovely RuPaul, and  she has a point. How can you be happy and in love if you can’t even be who you really are? It’s why I admire people who live openly and... Read more »

Summer begins; and the weight loss struggle continues

Summer begins; and the weight loss struggle continues
Oh I’m so original and unique with my weight problems. Just kidding, I’m just like so many other people in the world, I emotionally eat. I eat when I’m happy, sad, worried, relaxed, bored, or excited. So, when I ended a relationship, changed jobs, and moved all within about a month of each other, I... Read more »

Orlando: Sorting through my emotions

Orlando: Sorting through my emotions
At this point in time, most people have already spoken their thoughts and feeling regarding the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. I am not sure how so many people have expressed their feelings so quickly. I know some came from a place of only hurt, others only anger, some a combination... Read more »

Cockblocked by CVS: Not every neighborhood is Boystown

Cockblocked by CVS: Not every neighborhood is Boystown
I recently moved from Boystown-adjacent to not-so-Boystown-adjacent. The move has been excellent thus far. Since there are no bars around, I’m saving so much money by drinking alone in the basement. Also, not living near of one of the best gayborhood’s in the country has made me a slightly more responsible adult. Of course, with... Read more »

Break-ups are private, respect that

I understand that in this era of social media, everything seems to be up for discussion. People, myself included, tend to overshare, overthink, and assume that any discussion is on the table if they want to talk about it. That’s not true though because even if we sometimes overshare, it’s okay to keep matters private if... Read more »

7 reasons Snapchat is better than Facebook

1. You pick and choose who sees each post without having to edit privacy settings constantly.
Anybody that keeps up with me knows that I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Honestly, I think most people in the world do, but for some odd reason, we keep using it. I figure the reasons are an equal mix of exhibitionism and voyeurism, and it is that mix that we can’t seem to... Read more »

Grindr down: gay panic tweets (Part 2)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Grindr is down and I&#39;m currently getting hit on via Facebook chat. The gays will always find a way.</p>&mdash; James Lohan Jenner (@james_lohan) <a href="https://twitter.com/james_lohan/status/693607217254236160">January 31, 2016</a></blockquote> <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Grindr, the gay social networking app, has been down for almost eight hours. Earlier today, I published some of the most hilarious tweets in regards to gays not being able to connect with likeminded people near them. However, shit is real now. It’s Saturday evening, and gays are looking for the love of their life... Read more »

Grindr is down, gay panic takes over Twitter

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Grindr is down.<br><br>The gay empire falls into chaos with twinks being the first to die</p>&mdash; SATAN (@chrismegrath1) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrismegrath1/status/693520547775451137">January 30, 2016</a></blockquote> <script  src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The gay social networking app Grindr is currently suffering a server outage. This means that gay and really confused straight men are unable to log-in and see how close their nearest counterparts are. This is sad news because the gay world has relied on Grindr for almost seven years to communicate. Due to this dependence,... Read more »

Will Freshii fill the Chipotle void?

With all the news reports going around, it’s clear that stock market analysts and bankers are worried about whether Chipotle will ever be able regain the stronghold it once held. Since news broke in late November about food-borne illnesses being linked to Chipotle chains, many people have given up eating there. The lines that once stretched... Read more »
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    Former fatty. Wannabe health nut. Writer, photographer, fabulous homosexual. Trying to live a better life. Join me on my journey!

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