It’s been a rough week at work, but yesterday was particularly bad. I won’t get into it, but I was aggravated, annoyed, and frightened nearly all day, and I let my boss know exactly why. By the time I left work, I was exhausted mentally and physically, so I did something I never do. I ordered takeout from pizza place/bar (that I do occasionally, the food is good), but what I did differently is that I went and had a drink while I was waiting on my order. Originally, I’d planned to order a beer, but this is one of those funky places where they have a lot of craft beers, and I never know what to order. Also, beer can trigger a migraine, so I tend to avoid it, but sometimes, I just really want a beer. Instead I ordered a hard cider. They didn’t have the brand I usually drink (Citizen Cider), so the bartender listed the three ciders they had. I had tried two of them before and was not impressed as they taste too floral to me. Instead, I ordered the third choice: Graft Cider’s Desert Rose. It was so good and was just what I needed. 

I never sit at a bar by myself. I always feel out of place, and this place has a particularly local crowd, which means outsiders don’t always get a warm welcome, and I am not the type of person who strikes up a conversation with a stranger. I did enjoy the cider though while I waited on my pizza. When I got home, I ate my prosciutto pizza, and it was so good. That could have been because I was really hungry, but I devoured the whole pizza. It was a 10” pizza, so not a large one, but still, I rarely eat a whole pizza. However, this hit the spot and was exceptionally delicious.

I have a busy day at work today. I’m only supposed to be there half a day because I’m working Sunday for a special event. This event is something I’m looking forward to, so going in on a Sunday shouldn’t be too bad if all goes well.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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