So we have received a lot of feedback from readers in the last couple months. Some from people that know us personally and some from complete stranger that live across the country. Some feedback has been good, some not so good but there is one thing for certain—we read everything. We do this because it makes us better writers as well as allows us to see things from different perspectives. I think this is key in allowing us to grow as writers but also as people. So here are few messages we have received. I will be changing names so those people can remain anonymous. I encourage anyone who has any thoughts—good or bad—to send us an email or message.
I came across your blog on the Vodkacalling.com website. I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed reading both of your interpretations on your life experiences. I did however, have a question. I’m a little older so forgive me if I am missing something, but Alphonso and Pat were in a relationship? I’m not quite understanding this.
Thanks for reading the blog! I’m so glad you are enjoying it. Yes, you read that right. After Pat left the apartment, Alphonso and he had a relationship. They lived together for a few months and Alphonso even helped take care of Pat’s daughter. Trust me, this was just as surprising to Jen and I when we found out what was going on. I mean we all knew Alphonso was gay as it is very obvious but with Pat, the “gaydar” wasn’t going off—at least for Jen and me. But we are always the last to know everything! After everything was over between them, Alphonso’s heart was broken. I don’t believe he was ever the same after that. Thanks for writing in Norma.
Here is another reader from Florida. She told me a little bit about a situation she had been in recently. I want to keep parts of her email anonymous as to not put her information on blast so I had to edit it a bit.
Dear Jennifer and Christin,
I recently found myself in a similar situation with my roommates. One of my roommates never pays the bills on time and the other one comes in at all times of the night. I’m not sure how to handle this and don’t want to create problems with either one of them. What is a piece of advice you could give me when dealing with them?
From—Whitney in Florida
Whitney, Thanks for reading the blog. I can tell you WHAT NOT TO DO regarding your roommates. I never really expressed to Jen or Alphonso how I was really feeling—the middle of the night parties while I was trying to sleep, the late rent/utility payments, the endless amounts of people in and out of the apartment—those things all built up over several months which led me to feel resentful. I’m not saying I was a perfect roommate, I assure you I wasn’t the best at cleaning or organization but I tried. At least I think I did. Anyways, I think communication is key when you are living with people. If there is something wrong—SPEAK UP–. You have to live there to so it is your right. I know from experience that if you don’t speak up and let the anger build up, there will be hurt feelings. When I left the apartment, I was not on good terms with Jen and Alphonso. I didn’t know when I walked out of that apartment with my last box if I would ever speak with them again. So, say something and set boundaries. These things will go a long way when having roommates. And if that fails, kick them out and get new roommates!
One of our faithful readers from Kentucky wanted to know more about a specific situation from the beginning of the blog. I couldn’t give too much information because there will be more about this person in upcoming blogs.
What ever happened to the boyfriend from the beginning? I think his name was Freddy. Did ya’ll ever meet up again?
Holly from Louisville, Kentucky
Hi Holly from Kentucky—
I can’t give you a whole lot of information on Freddie at the moment. You will have to stay tuned to see how that situation unfolds—but what I can tell you is that it becomes unbelievably complicated and confusing at times. I will also tell you that sometimes things are not meant to work out and sometimes they are! Grab your Kleenex and popcorn because this will be some good stuff!
Ok, here’s one question we get a lot. Everybody wants to know if we found Alphonso. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you should read from the BEGINNING!) So here is just one of many readers inquiring about the whereabouts of our good friend Alphonso.
I was just wondering if you ever found Alphonso. If so, where is he and what is he doing now?
Terry from Montana
Thanks Terry for reading our blog and writing in. I can’t give too much away about Alphonso but what I can say is that if you keep reading, the case of missing Alphonso will be investigated further. If there is one thing Jen and I do well, it’s finding people, places and things. So stay tuned and keep reading!
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Livin’ just to find emotion
Hidin’ somewhere in the night
Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and on’’