Good Morning everyone, from a chilly New Hampshire. Working on the next podcast titled ‘Cloudrifting’. #koreplayer #wishmystudiohadheat #logicx (at Chapman Pond)
So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.
My five year old son once told a grown man who was shaming him for his pink fingernails that calling pink a girl color was the “stupidest thing” he’d ever heard. He’s not really allowed to tell people they’re stupid but that time I made an exception.
We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.
Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!
This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!
I finished (2:26 unofficial) my first half marathon and celebrating with a Stoneface IPA and Maine Brewing Lunch…
My first half marathon tomorrow. The DeMar Full and Half in Keene, NH. Hoping to beat 2:20. Please have 911 on speed dial for me..