One year ago I visited New York for the first time… Sam, Misty, Katy… You will never know how important, impactful and empowering that trip was for me.

I will always look at that trip as one of the markers of the return of me… I feel like the next “marker” is right around the corner.


With all of the election madness I have pretty much swept Halloween from my mind… there’s always Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Just when you thought the food tour was over my friend Jeff at work has formed a “burger tour”… MMMMMmmmmm…


So I lost a bet to Cap’ a few weeks back and I now must eat a salad (Pinks Ping-Pong)… I am thinking that election night might be a good time… Much more on this later.


Whenever I see Jam again I will see if she will setup a Facebook for me… I just do not want to do it myself.

  1. ss
    Oct 22, 2008

    Most excellent, we too enjoyed ourselves immensely. And if by “next “marker”” you mean either a return trip to the NYC or a possible meet up in Vegas, Cooperstown, Amsterdam or Rio, well then I’m pro.

    I also feel the burger tour should swing by NY… there are some amazing burgers here.

  2. Capn
    Oct 22, 2008

    So my dream of a salad tour is out of the question?

  3. Jamie
    Oct 22, 2008

    Oh sweet Joe. I am here for you in your time of Facebook need. Also, Halloween is not over! Let’s carve pumpkins!

  4. katy
    Oct 22, 2008

    Joe It was great to hang in NYC with you. Come on down to ATL and meet my dog some time! I will buy you a book at the half price book store. I owe ya!

  5. David Roberts
    Oct 31, 2008


    I am looking at your website and having lots of fun. JOE!!!!!!! Come visit me! Or maybe i can visit you during the summer…hmmmmmmm… JOE! JOE! JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please post a video of you saying “Hi. I’m Joe Hagen and I would like to announce that David Roberts is awesome. He is the definition of awesomeness. He is the most awesome peep I have ever met. By the way. Cat paws.”

    PLEASE!!!!!!! JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for getting facebook.


    OH MY GOD HELP ME!!!!!!



    BY THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…

    This was not your FIRST trip to Nuevo York. This was your SECOND trip to New York. YOU WENT YOUR FIRST TIME WITH me WHEN WE WERE CHANGING PLANES GOING TO SWEDEN! BLAH!!!!!!!!!!


    David Roberts