Anonymous said: so this '60s themed bday bash...what would you call it?
"Nostalgia for an Idealized Version of a Thing We Never Knew"
"maybe the swastika"
Anonymous said: I used to follow your kidney and the kingdom blog. Does that feel like a distant memory now?
Yeah, man. Being in Saudi Arabia and doing all that stuff feels almost like a dream at this point. I usually even forget there’s a giant scar on my abdomen until someone asks me about it at the beach. Pretty sure I’m going back to Saudi soon, though, because my brother and his family just moved there. We’ll see how much my perspective has changed over the years.
Also, wow, that blog. I didn’t think anybody save for a handful of my close friends and family read that. To be honest, I considered deleting it about a year ago, but then I decided to just leave it up as a sort of time capsule. It’s weird and occasionally cringeworthy to see how differently I wrote and thought back then, but who gives a shit. Thank you for reading all these years. I hope I haven’t become a disappointment to you. And if I have then get over it. People change.