Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I've been thinking about my old friend Jason. We were good friends back in the day and now I can't seem to get ahold of him so in his memory I thought I'd post this blog thing I wrote last year.

(original air date 6-22-06)

Last night I talked to Jason in Dallas. We had a bond in college because we were the only two people from Wichita Falls who went to Texas State, so we’d make the six-hour drives together and I eschewed his country music and he hated Helmet and Primus (what I was into at the time) but we got on famously and he’s very dear to me. When I was especially aimless and bereft after graduating I even thought I had a tiny crush on him but then decided he was gay and ever since have waited for him to come out of the proverbial closet. That was all ten years ago and last night I called him. The first thing he said was “Hey girl!” (Sounding very gay.) I said “I haven’t talked to you in a year and was just thinking about you, what are you up to?” He said “Oh…some big life changes. Very big.” (I knew it! Gay! He’s going to come out to me!) I said “Are you dating anyone?” Him “Nope, nope.” Me: "What happened to Jill?" Him: “She dumped me.” (Cause she knew he was GAY!) Me: “Are you still working at the same place?” Him: “No, I have a new job, I’m selling real estate.” (That is the gayest job. This conversation is getting gayer all the time.) Me: “Wow, well, what else is a big life change?” (Here we go!) Him: “Well…I’m g-“ (and my heart seriously lurched, I so thought he was going to say gay) “…going to Fire Island next week with a bunch of buddies.” (Fire Island!! He might as well have said he was big old homo!) Me: “Wow! Are you going for Pride Week?” Him: “What’s that?” Me: “You know, gay pride, the festival stuff is this weekend.” Him: “What?! Ew! I’ve never heard of that! How do you even know about that?”

Sigh…he’s still in the closet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was very hurt the first time you wrote this and now you bring it up again...... it makes me sad to see how little our time together meant to you.

..... and Jason knew he was gay..... we told him that all the time in junior high.