This story is such a happy one. A 15 year old girl wanted to come out to her parents and thought that baking them a cake would help the blow. She made the cake and wrote “I’m gay” with the icing. She also wrote a letter and set it next to the cake which had plenty of sweet puns in it. This story has since went viral and is hopefully helping plenty of other people with their coming out journey.
Slacker was a part of one coming out story many years ago. He had an employee that he says everyone had already assumed was gay. He did plenty of feminine things and never talked about girls or anything that would lead them to believe he was straight. One day the employee came to him and asked if he could talk to him. Slacker freaked because the kid was such a great employee and he thought he was about to quit. So when he told him he was gay Slacker’s reaction was less than shocked. He still feels bad to this day because he was pretty much thinking, “well duh” but never had a problem with it.
Do you have a coming out story that you’ll share with us?
I have plenty of friends that are gay and I can’t imagine them any other way than who they are. But I know that each of them has a story for how they got to where they are now. Now I’m curious to ask them. I wish everyone that has dealt with this the best of luck, and hope that you all find the strength to do what your heart desires.
A family in Brazil was cleaning out a room in their house recently when they found their pet tortoise that they thought escaped…30 years earlier! They took it to the vet and were told it is healthy and probably survived on termites and condensation. They are very excited to have the pet tortoise back. True story, but pretty unbelievable.
Slacker and Steve do this topic every couple months and there are always people that don’t get through to share their story. Here is your chance! They want you to blow them away with your “wouldn’t believe me if I told ya” stories. Whether it’s a near death experience, a long lost family member, or record you’ve set, bring it on!
What wouldn’t we believe if you told us?
I had two pet lizards as a kid. One of them escaped and I totally freaked out. I thought they were totally cool when I played with them or looked at them in their cage, but if one of them suddenly showed up while I was taking a shower I knew I’d have a heart attack. Low and behold, almost a year later, I was getting ready for school and I found it…in my dresser drawer on top of my t-shirts. I jumped and screamed and put it back in its cage and then cried because I notice its tail had been cut off. My story isn’t as cool but it was the first one that came to mind. Haha!
My college buddies have been getting together every year for almost 10 years to watch the Super Bowl. It’s the one time we always get together. Girlfriends have come and gone. A couple of us are now married. But it’s been cool … until this year. One friend started dating a girl that we all hate. She is beyond annoying. He knows we hate her and he still wants to bring her to the Super Bowl party. What should we do?
Slacker and Steve say that he is going to start getting faded out. If he brings his girlfriend, “Jenny Annoying Pants,” he is choosing her over all of his friends. They think this is maybe his last ditch effort to get them to like her but this is a terrible time to do it. It’s the biggest game of the year and she’s going to ruin it for all of them. And why would he want to subject his girlfriend to all of his friends who can’t stand her? More importantly than this OPP now is Slacker and Steve trying to find someone to make them “Jenny Annoying Pants” t-shirts.
What advice do you have for Rick?
I really hope I have never been considered that girl. But, I’m pretty amazing so I’m thinking that’s not the case. I think that Rick needs to just man up and tell his friend that none of them want his girlfriend there. But if she does come, they should have a plan and a buffer.
Today’s Great Mate Debate is live with Kelly and Graham, parents of two. They are struggling financially and trying to figure out ways to cut back. Kelly wants to get rid of cable and just use Netflix and Hulu. Graham says that will only save them $150 a month and getting rid of the second car would be a much better option. He thinks that will save about $450 a month. Kelly fears that if they got rid of the second car that would turn her in to a chauffer because she is a stay at home mom and she wants no part of that.
Steve thinks of both as a necessity and invites us all to join him in the land of freedom that is being single. Slacker says that if he were to be single again, he still has to pay pretty much everything the same way because he has two kids. Once a jury member brought up the fact that Graham is the “bread winner” and it should be his decision, both Slacker and Steve worry that this is going to get to be a bigger argument…
Whose side are you on?
Personally, I’m on Kelly’s side. Yes, getting rid of the car would save more money but it would also be much more of a hassle. I do think though that she should look in to getting a part-time job and that would help with finances too. Or she should become an “Extreme Couponer”!