sat alone at the table in your motel as you exited the bathroom fresh from a
shower, towel drying your hair. “What are you doing?” You questioned. He had
Sam’s phone in his hand and was scrolling through the contacts, stopping and
pressing the call button. You watched him listen and his expression changed to
one of anger and hurt before he hung up and tossed it back on the table. “Who
He growled. “He’s been talking to her. Have you?”
You shook your head and sat down across the table from him. “In the interest of
full disclosure, she came to see us both back in Magic Town. She wanted me to
use whatever gifts I have to go after
Lilith. I said no. What Sam said…I don’t know.”
didn’t you tell me?”
You raised your brows and grabbed his hand, tightening your grip until he
looked at you. “With everything that happened to me there, I forgot all about
Carlos Romero’s apartment is marked with remnants from his former life: a giant television from his days playing World of Warcraft and a pair of jeans the width of an easy chair. Remnants of that time — when he weighed 437 pounds — mark his body too: loose, hanging skin and stretch marks.
“I lift weights and work out and work hard, but there’s lasting damage,” says Romero.
Yet for all the troubles he had dating when he was obese — all those unanswered requests on dating websites — shedding weight left him uneasy about how much to reveal. “If you were to say to someone on the first date, ‘I lost 220 pounds,’ you’re indicating that you had a very serious issue at one point and that you may still have that issue,” he says. “So it’s not something I put on a dating profile because I don’t want people to judge me for it.”
Mike Kaiser is now a comedian but he used to be a man who was trying to save the world. He joined Teach For America out of college and quickly learned how hard it is to save the world when your inner city students are not highly supportive of their white teacher. Race is a big subject in this episode, and Mike is the perfect person to discuss it with.
Listen as they cover Puerto Rican & Dominican rivalry, girls with racist parents, and strategies for arguing with your girlfriend.
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