“The bridge to Rikers Island is called the Bridge of Pain. You’re on this bus. You see the city behind you.
“I want to be a comedian. A lot of people in my class think I’m funny. Sometimes it can be hard to think of a good joke that isn’t about Trump.
“A lot of younger people pass by me while I’m running. It’s a bit of a metaphor for the rest of my life.
“We had our son through a surrogate, so we didn’t get to watch the pregnancy day-by-day. We didn’t see the stomach getting bigger.
“She originally said she didn’t want kids. And I originally told her I was completely fine with that.
“I normally don’t tell people I’m a Christian because they assume you’re a zealot, or parochial, or close-minded.
“I work at a disposable razor factory. We used to have seven hundred workers. There were lines of people down conveyor belts.
“I’ve been at the same company for nine years. I should have moved up by now. But I’ve just never been good at office politics.
“My husband is running for city council in Long Beach and it’s been a difficult race. His name is Joseph Naham.
“I just tried to go on my first run post-wedding. I wanted to make it three miles but I couldn’t do it.
“I had an awakening on a balcony in Seattle. I was listening to soul music on my Walkman. And I was paying attention to the music.
“You know how when you see a group of geese in a field, and there’s always one with its head up, looking around?
“We met five years ago in the comment section of our Wordpress blogs. I was living in the Philippines.
“I found out on my 21st birthday that my dad was leaving my mom. At first I was angry with him. It seemed extremely selfish.
“It was a tsunami. In April of ’82 there was an article in the New York Times about a new gay cancer, and everyone thought ‘oh well.’ I was in my twenties.
“At first I told myself I could get past it. I said, ‘Let’s just see how it goes.’ We had excellent dates.
“Zoe loves the movies. So I knew if I was going to propose, it had to involve the movies. But I can’t make a movie myself because I don’t work in film.