Once upon a time I had a close friend. I won’t mention her name. In fact, I won’t mention any of the names of the persons I will mention in this blog post. She was my closest friend. For 2 or 3 years—I forget—we had the strongest bond out of all of our other friends. But she left me in 2010. I wasn’t too good for her. We fought, yes. But we fought because I would...
So you’re the famous Joel? I’ve heard a lot about you.– The boss of the boss of my manager when she first met me.
Quoted Justin Bieber
Was really drunk one night in the park with my co-workers and him. The rest of them were just laughing and enjoying the night with a couple of drinks in hand, while I sat next to him and I asked if I could feel his heart. I felt his heartbeat. Every time I’m with him I smile so brightly. I told him, “We can go nowhere but up from here, do you know that?” He looked at me and...
Sailed the Seas
Sailed the seas to find you I’d bring you chests of gold But you wouldn’t want them So I would sail back home I just can’t understand why I can’t have the one girl I want. Sailed the seas to find you Braved through a hurricane Marched up to your door, all cold and wet You told me to go back home I don’t get it. Sailed the seas to find you My Dad was sick and I...
You Left Me Scars Too
Many of them, actually. But since you never would put anyone else first, you never realized it. You were always very selfish, you know. I think about you every single day. And no, not because I miss you, but as a lesson that I have convinced myself never to repeat. Never will I be reckless with someone else’s heart as you were with mine. And whether you choose to believe it or not, you were very...
So call me silly, but the whole thing with the girl didn’t end up working out. To put it plain and simple, there was just no magic between us—at least on my side. I enjoyed her company very, very much and I could, and still can, talk to her about anything. However, when I would hold her (or kiss her), I just didn’t feel my heart beat unusually. In fact, when I would kiss her, I...
I turned 22 on October 9th, 2011. It’s weird—it always is—to say that you’re a year older than you were before; even now, a month or so into my 22nd year. You look at yourself and nothing physically has changed. My height is still 5’9”, my shoe size is still 11 inches, my penis hasn’t grown longer or thicker (but how awesome would it be if it had?!)....
LISTEN. LET’S DO IT. ALL OF IT. GO AROUND THE WORLD AND EXPLORE. LIFE IS...– Text message to the girl I’m now officially dating
"Out with the old, in with the new"
I got my state ID card in the mail today. I opened it up with much enthusiasm and quickly smiled as I saw the photo they had taken of me. I don’t think I look too bad. I remember the lady who helped me fill out the papers at the DMV told me that I would laugh when I saw my picture. Looking back to that now, maybe she was only trying to scare me. Finally, however, I can replace my expired...
Whoever’s out there, perhaps watching all of us as we struggle with each new day, help me be strong. It gets hard sometimes. I can’t do it alone sometimes, you know? Just help me be strong.
Have you ever wanted to be able to point out one of those bright dots in the sky at night? I bet you can’t tell the difference between a star or a planet, or even a moon. Or maybe you can. The other day, I was able to identify Jupiter as I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge with my co-worker and friend, Marielle. With a little help of a sweet app for the Android (Google Sky Map), we...
Hopes and Dreams
There’s this girl at work who I really enjoy talking with. From the very moment I met her, we clicked. I was dating someone at the time, so I didn’t let my thoughts run elsewhere—especially since I always considered myself to be gay—but after that relationship ended, I began wondering. “What if this could work? After all, we do get along very well.” ...
Kissed a Guy
Went to Splash (a gay club) tonight with two of my friends. They’ve been having some trouble in their relationship lately, so seeing them argue all the time is tough; I love them together. However, we all decided to go have a good time at the club tonight and it didn’t turn out to be so bad. As I left the two lovebirds to make up and settle their problems in private, I hung out with...
Wrote a really long message about cheating as I rode the train home tonight. And then I looked up a really good quote that’s had me thinking for the past hour or so: Measure a man by his actions fully, from the beginning to end. Don’t take a piece out of his life and say this is what he’s about, because you know better than that. No single event defines a person. If you cannot...
I chipped my tooth the other day.
I was typing something on my phone while walking rather quickly at the same time and then, BAM!! I crashed into one of those street poles. It really, really hurt. As soon as I got it all back together and shook the impact off, I noticed that I had chipped a bit of my bottom left incisor. Glad I didn’t lose a tooth though. That would have been quite terrible. Haha, hello. My name is Joel....