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Peter Derk

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Peter Derk doesn't understand why they've never sold a Twix called "Twick" that's just one long bar made of the two bars mashed together.

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Peter Derk Can I tell you a story about this?

The first time I was in a gay bar was because of an incident where a friend's car got towed. We walked a ways to…more
Can I tell you a story about this?

The first time I was in a gay bar was because of an incident where a friend's car got towed. We walked a ways to meet another friend, a gay guy and his partner, who were going to help us out. They were in a gay bar, and they insisted we have a drink with them first before we got down to business. By which I mean "get a ride home." By which I mean get in a vehicle and drive it...let's just keep going with the story.

I walked in, we had a drink, and I left. And you know what? Nobody hit on me. Nobody talked to me. It was almost like -gasp- pretty much a normal bar.

Now, I fully expected that guys would love me. Because ladies were kind of ho-hum about me, so I figured that meant dudes would be all about it. Because a gay guy is the opposite of a girl, right?

Nope. Turns out, nope, not at all. In fact, a gay gentleman's proclivities really don't have much to do with a woman's. It's kind of like it's own whole thing. Actually, I'll revise that. It's exactly like it's own whole thing.

This was a lesson learned when I was maybe 21. So a little old, but what can I say, I grew up podunk.

So while turning to gay men might seem like an alternative, flipping the switch from OFF to ON, it doesn't really work that way.

Here's my advice to you and really the advice I would give to any young person who is having this sort of problem: Pursue an interest that's NOT having a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Get interested in something. Get a hobby. Seriously. This is the best thing you can do for yourself, and it's going to make your future relationships much richer.

For one thing, you'll become a better, deeper, more interesting person.

For another, if your hobby is pursuing romance, then once you have romance, what then? What do you have left at that point?

Get a hobby. I would possibly suggest some sort of queer studies classes in your particular case. Or model rocketry. (less)
Peter Derk Based on the ideas I keep, the throwaway ideas would have to be really, really bad. But yeah, I have a notebook I keep with all the different ideas…moreBased on the ideas I keep, the throwaway ideas would have to be really, really bad. But yeah, I have a notebook I keep with all the different ideas I've had that I'll probably never get around to.

Once I started something called The Devil Comes To Staff Day. It was a weird workplace thing where there was this big company and the whole thing is this on-going, weird meeting. They do that icebreaker, 2 truths and a lie, but it's one truth and two lies instead, and a guy brings in three jars of yellow liquid. One is his pee (truth) and the other two are apple juice and lemonade, respectively. Through some office politicking, someone is forced to take a drink of two of the three jars to determine which jar is the "truth."

I might be able to write it for you. I kinda stalled out after the pee game. But there's probably still something in there somewhere.(less)
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