My grandmother told me today that when I was a baby, she had a pillowcase and a down comforter for me at her house, and they had apples on them. I totally forgot about this. Did you know that apples are my favorite food? I eat two or three apples a day.

Tracey Lien, who is the nicest human there ever was, asked Laura Rokas, the sweetest human there ever was, to pick up “bread and eggs” from the grocery store in anticipation of my arrival in Oakland because she knew that I put eggs on my toast every single day of my life. She told Laura: “Well you know Ryan loves those things.”

I think next to someone liking the way I smell, someone remembering what my favorite foods are is a thing that makes me feel very special