There is something I would like to tell you all about, something I would like to get off my chest, something I don't want to pretend about anymore.
I like girls.
I remember when I first discovered I liked girls. It was early 1999, shortly after I had moved to Provo, Utah. I had volunteered to give a girl a ride in my automobile and after she got into my car and put on her seatbelt, I turned on the car and prepared to back out of my parking space.
"You like girls, don't you?" she said.
"You like girls."
She gestured to my cd player which was, I believe, playing K's Choice, a Belgian band fronted by a woman.
"Everytime I get in your car, there's a girl singing."
I thought back and realized she was right. Moonpools & Caterpillars. Juju Club. Natalie Merchant. Even a Lilith Fair cd! How could I have been so blind!
I was stunned and could give no answer but this:
"I guess you're right."
And it's been downhill from there.