So I had this crazy moment last week when I went out to visit my Mom and Dad at my brothers place… I told them that I could hang out with them till 5:30 then I was going to meet one of my buddies from PlattForm for dinner… I sit down to start eating lunch and my Mother looks at me and says “so this dinner… is it with a girl? Is it a date?”

OH SHIT!!! I think in my head. Do I lie? OH COURSE it is a date, but how will my Mom react to this news. Will she disown me? Will I get a lecture? Can she handle this subject? Ahhhhh!!!

I decide to be straight with her… Yes, Mom it is a date. “I CAN’T GET ANYTHING BY YOU!” I say in a defeated voice… I brace myself… She looks at me… and smiles… I look at her… and smile… She says “that’s great” … I exhale. Shhhhhhhhhh…

We talk about the fact that I have been seeing someone for about a month and a half… She asks me every question you can think of. She tells me that she wants me to be happy. She calls my father up from the basement and makes me tell him… Similar smile and even MORE questions.

… Here is the deal. I have been sort of a chicken shit to tell the world that I have moved on romantically. I was not sure that you could handle it. I was not sure if you would hate me. I was not sure if you were ready for it… But if my parents are ready for it, then you should be ready for it… This is the final warning to the people of my former life. Things are different now… I am different now. I want you to stay in my life and I need you to love the new version of me… Because it is fun to GROW!

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If you have not had the 3 Musketeers Mint candy bar YOU SHOULD!!! It is GOOD… It reminds me of a taste explosion!

  1. SS
    Feb 26, 2008

    I must say I’m pro the new, less-chicken-shit version of Joe!

    In fact, I thought of making a shirt to wear around that says “Less Chicken Shit” on the front and “More Joe” on the back… but then I figured “More Joe” on my back might be a bad thing… then again, it might not.

    Anyway, I’m pro your moving on and glad this new hot chick makes you happy. Bring her to NYC, we’ll have good times. And anyone who doesn’t like the “new” (sexy as usual) Joe is a dooooooche.

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  2. Carly
    Feb 26, 2008

    Yeah! I’m happy for you Joe!

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  3. Jacquie Miller
    Feb 26, 2008

    Welcome to the Moving On With My Life Club! Members: YOU and a lot of other people who decided it’s ok to be happy. It’s an awesome place to be!

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  4. Joe
    Feb 26, 2008

    Membership has it’s privileges! … Thanks you guys.

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  5. misty
    Feb 26, 2008

    Ha! That’s like saying we’re not ready for you to be happy – which is CRAZY TALK!

    Yay you and new people and new adventures!

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  6. mom
    Feb 26, 2008

    I hope you don’t keep news to yourself anymore. I feel bad that you thought we would not be happy for you and for Kody getting a great guy like you. You deserve to be happy. Welcome to the new Joe. We love you

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  7. Carrie Becker
    Feb 26, 2008

    Joe I think this is great and if you want me to run a background check on her let me know. Ha Ha Just kidding. I am so glad you are happy. I know what you went through and how great it is to be happy. Live life, it can be fun.

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  8. em
    Feb 27, 2008

    We hope we get to see more of this new Joe and any new friends he has in his life – just make sure she knows I am the original redhead of the family! Ha ha ha!!! Two in one place – it could be wild. We love you Joe!!!!

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  9. shannondg
    Feb 27, 2008

    be happy, be you. no one wants anything else.

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  10. amanda
    Feb 29, 2008

    No disowning here! I’m down for the ride wherever it shall take us — destination: happiness for all!

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