I’ll have more to say soon, but I’m starting my own little indie shop called Friendly Alien. I wanted to make soft, comfy, and size-inclusive clothing and other accessories for my favorite people: geeks, stoners, and queers. And would you look at that? I happen to be all three 😉
I have no idea why, but I never bought an Apple Pencil thinking I wouldn’t use it much. I finally did and doodled all of last night. Suffice to say, I should’ve bought this thing sooner. Here’s my doodle from last night.
I’d been waiting for this Fall Apple Event to decide on what laptop to get next. After seeing everything they came out with, I went ahead and ordered an M1 MacBook Air.
I heard a quote yesterday that kind of blew my mind and still has me pondering it’s significance in my own life.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.Jack London
I haven’t been feeling super confident recently. But then I have moments where I see and know how beautiful and lovable I am, just for being me. Happy Sunday.
I’m currently sipping my coffee next to the open window in the living room. It’s a crisp morning and it’s been raining for hours. Jazz is playing in the background as if to score this moment to perfection.
I’ve been feeling sad recently. But right now I’m happy. And everything is going to be ok.
Which one do you like better?
I have this idea of premium t‑shirts, hats, and hoodies for geeky and queer stoners. Is that even a niche? 🤣
Check out my new About page. I’m using WordPress to interact with the Last FM API and my Letterboxd RSS feed to show my most recent music and movies. Hope you like it!
Well holy shit, this poster is a vibe right?! 😍 Boba Fett was such a joy to watch in season two of The Mandalorian. I’m so excited to see more story featuring him.
Even if nobody is listening, think of it this way: they’re not listening yet. One day, something you write will get someone’s attention via a Google search, or a stray Retweet, and when they visit your website they’ll have a healthy back-catalogue of interesting articles to read and share.
Today is Bi Visibility Day; the first since I came out earlier this year. The announcement didn’t go well with close family, but that wasn’t a surprise 🙄 Unfortunately, that’s not a unique experience. Bisexual people are constantly marginalized and erased.
Many think bisexuality is “just a phase,” a precursor to being gay or lesbian, or even worse, a sign that you’re slutty or into group sex. While some or all of these might be true with individual people, these broad generalizations are harmful and don’t represent all bisexuals.
Whether you’re out or not, have a lot of experience or none, happy Bi Visibility Day! You are valid. You are bi enough. You belong. You are loved.
As some of you may know, I was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. In 2019, I decided to leave this organization after finding serious abuse cover up and coming across factual information that disproves the religion’s doctrine.
One of the stories this report touches on is of a young man that committed suicide after being disfellowshipped for being gay. The young man turns out to be a nephew of one of the leaders of this organization, Stephen Lett. This is an issue that hits particularly close to home since my own coming out.
All in all, it’s a scathing report. It reveals the Jehovah’s Witness religion (contrary to what its members believe) to be a man-made and human-led organization with policies and procedures that create a ripe breeding ground for all types of abuse.
I’ve never been happier to have distanced myself from this toxic organization. The leadership’s dogmatic and arrogant attitude has led to the ruin of countless lives without even an apology from the organization. Although thankfully, some victims have won cases against the organization resulting in a settlement.
Whether you’ve ever been a Jehovah’s Witness or not, I recommend you watch the video.
I’ve been experimenting with makeup recently, and I finally did a look I liked.
At this point, I’ve listened to Lil Nas X’s debut album Montero about five or six times all the way through. It’s both confident and vulnerable, and serves as a fantastic showcase of his talent and range. It’s a masterpiece of a debut album.
Lil Nas X flows effortlessly between genres. There’s pop and hip hop as expected, but there’s even some indie rock vibes in there too. And yet, Lil Nas X is perfectly at home in each different sound.
But this album is so much more than music. It’s a coming of age moment. It’s a statement about Lil Nas X’s acceptance and celebration of himself. And therefore, it also feels like an acceptance and celebration of being gay for myself too.
I can’t recommend Montero enough.
- MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
- DEAD RIGHT NOW
- INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow)
- ONE OF ME (feat. Elton John)
- DOLLA SIGN SLIME (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
More from Disneyland. Boy am I going to get my money’s worth from my new pass.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was a fun watch. So many exciting new concepts, powers, and mythology were introduced. The fight choreography was impressive too. Although parts of the film could have better pacing, I thoroughly enjoyed it and definitely recommend it 🍿🎬
Had such an amazing time at Disneyland and California Adventure with Kelly. We got the new passes so, this is only one of the many times I’m sure we’ll go this year.