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Things That I'm Grateful For

by ~Octopussy~

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December 12, 2022

Compassion

I walked into class and one of my students wasn’t looking as energetic or happy as he used to. The truth is, neither was I. Four teachers were out with Covid, so I was teaching way more than I ha...


I don’t know how to explain what it’s like here. I live in an alternate reality. Which is both good and bad. Nothing that happens over there matters. Which means that negative things don’t affec...


Do you have any nicknames? I have so many nicknames that my friend Billy Francesca, a West Hollywood legend, told me that I had more aliases and alter-egos than he did and that meant I was eith...


April 30, 2022

Candlebright

Ironically, something that was said on the new season of The Real World: Homecoming triggered a thought process in my head. I know why I have such severe panic attacks but I only know the symptom...


WHERE: At my condo overlooking the river just outside of Bangkok with nothing to do because it’s a week-long holiday and all my friends are just arriving back from orgies in Phuket. WEARING: Bask...


July 01, 2021

The Undiscovered Country

To say that I’m still shaken by the events that unfolded in the last entry would be accurate. I’m very sensitive to death, especially random death. The full story about those young men emerged fu...


May 26, 2021

Details

I feel like doing one of these because it’s been a while and I like the randomness of this one. Is there a rail line near your house? If so, is it noisy and bothersome? I live directly across the...


May 01, 2021

Future Pain

Things have been happening so rapidly that I really can’t keep up. Although, now that my brain is functioning normally, I’m able to organize and get things set in motion easier. I’ve officially p...


Anthjo posted this survey and it wasn’t annoying, so I figure what the hell! Have you ever used a dating site/app? I try it for about a week and then I get rid of it. Look, I am terrible at writt...


January 04, 2020

I Believe

The other day at work, it was my co-worker’s last day. Christophe and I started on almost the same exact day, but we didn’t meet until he got back, nearly a month later, from his visit to his son...


August 18, 2019

Toys

So recently, my little brother broke up with his girlfriend. I found out about it while I was in LA because my mother had to share it with me, but the way she shared it with me completely cemente...


I just wrote the longest and most boring entry about my disorder that I’ve ever written. No one wants to read that, I didn’t even want to write it, so I’ll distill it down to something interestin...


September 07, 2018

Dreams

Angel I’m walking down some kind of passage, all I can perceive is a brick wall to my right. Somehow the pathway is lit before me in a way that completely directs my path forward. To the left is ...


February 18, 2018

Listening Through Doorways

I’m watching Love Or Whatever, and Jennifer Elise Cox is sooooo fucking hysterical. She portrayed Jan Brady in the 90s Brady Bunch movies (which are quite possible two of the funniest films ever ...


Someone posted that on my Facebook page in response to something in French, and I’ve never laughed so hard about something Russian.


Do you make your bed? I don’t even sleep in a bed. I don’t have one and haven’t had one since I left Los Angeles. Yet another reason to leave. Also why staying away from home is such a treat. The...


June 16, 2017

Fandom

I finally had a day off today and I spent most of it watching a 6-hour documentary on the making of the original set of Star Trek movies. I really don’t know how people feel about Star Trek any l...


March 21, 2017

Salvation

Amongst the idiotic romantic entanglements into which I’ve been getting myself, there has also been the situation of my grandmother’s deteriorating health. The main problem I’m having with the wh...


I feel like doing one of these will either clear my sinuses or my head… either way I’ll get to empty out a bunch of nonsense that’s just clutter. Be honest; name of the last person to text you? I...


February 15, 2017

Pick A Number

Does anybody remember an entry called The Vase Is the Most Important part of This Story? Well, the guy I cuddled with the whole night has been put in a Buzzfeed list. Does anyone wanna hazard a g...


January 14, 2017

Book of Miracles

I decided that I would not go to Maddie’s funeral, and I did it explicitly for selfish reasons. Out of the twenty-two deaths in 2016, I went to 17 funerals. Frankly, that’s too much grief and ref...


I keep to a pretty normal routine and it takes a lot to disrupt what I do on a weekly basis. It’s comforting because I tend to see the same people over and over again and then that’s how I make f...


July 27, 2016

That Gay Music

The great thing about pop culture right now is that it is relatively easy to find acts that are ACTUALLY LGBT and not just trading on it for a quick buck. I mean, there are times when I question ...


June 07, 2016

Ask Me No Questions

Sometimes you just want to answer questions and not have to sort through your own thoughts. What’s your middle name? Daniel What are you listening to right now? What was the last thing you ate? ...


April 23, 2016

On My Side

My time in Lake Tahoe was a bit depressing. I mean, it was nice. I love the nature, I took pictures and got to get away for a bit, but I didn’t really get away from the problems in my head. If an...


Book Description

I spend so much time bitching about how awful things are, I thought it would be nice to have a place where I could post all the positive things in my life.