Bobby Jenkins: The Diary of a Bipolar Bear

Bobby Jenkins is a lovely polar bear who battles Bipolar Disorder and has the style of a BEAR in the gay community. 

He was raised by a single mother, who doesn’t understand him, and has two seemingly perfect sisters too.

He attended one year of Undergrad at the Arctic College of Art and Design with a Major in Fashion Studies and a Minor in Nude Life Drawing. However, due to an unfortunate manic event, involving a Professor, two seals, and a very fishy salmon, Bobby was asked to take an indefinite leave of absence.

Since then, Bobby has worked odd jobs to support his life of clubbing, frustration, and obsessing over really hot bears.

His dream is to leave the Arctic behind and move to the bright lights of Chicago where the coolest bears and cubs from around the world work hard and play even harder.

These are his stories.

 

Relapsing Into Rage

Here’s the thing, Diary. I know that when you’re Crazy you think that it’s everyone else that is causing you conflict. But when you’re sane- you realize you were responsible for a lot of the conflict. This gives you a healthy dose of doubt when you’re in conflict, so...

Party Story

Dear Diary, The dragons of exes past induce my manicism.  I was late-night clicking on an FB event and I found Lee drunkenly hanging off this manwhooore and they both look coked out. Only I recognize the date... it’s a year ago! We’ve been together for 2. And the...

Fuck Therapy

Fuck Therapy. She looked like a cub that put adult glasses on. I want a damn refund. I needed to decompress to a warm blooded creature (no offence Diary) that could actually respond with unbiased thoughts (or at all..). But I might as well have started a Twitter...

Out With Dad

Dear Diary, I’ve been hella estranged from my father since he left. Mom made me check in because she heard he had a fishing injury.  I brought him sushi. I’m just too modern for these hunting traditions, even though I knew he’d make fun of me for take-out. Our...

Etiquette Eludes Me

Diary! Etiquette alludes me. It’s such an important survival tactic that I just haven’t been taught. It shocks me. School, parents and relationships have failed me with this. Fuck em all, I got a new plan.  I googled Etiquette Courses because why can’t I just buy it?...

Miss Walrus

Dearest Diary, I have been on pills for a year now and I can tell you that it is better than Crack. Knowing that I can wake up uninhabited by debilitating mood swings- from depression to mania- has been the tits. I’ve stopped sleeping with absolute randoms, physically...

Costume Party

Damnnn Diary, I knew for a fact that I’d be the hottest Bear in the club at Arc’en ciel. I showed up as a slutty Care Bear and my friend Jack went as a slutty Winnie the Pooh. #Twinning!!  We went pre-drinking down at the harbour until fucking Wally jumped up from the...

The Dating Couch

Harvey Wintry! What a scandal! I feel like I’ve never wanted to get into the Hollywood Scene more. I thought all these actors were working hard, memorizing hours worth of dialogue and nailing crying scenes. But they were “nailing” for roles And staying off the pole!...

Some Time Last Week

My Absolute Dearest Diary,  Everything is wonderful. I feel like I could run a marathon. I want to help people. I just know that this is the day I conquer the World. I applied to 9 jobs in coffee shops with the hottest bearistas. I joined a beat poetry group- and I...

September 15th 2017

Sept 15/17 Dear Diary,  Ah, tagged pics. It’s like a graveyard of pics I wouldn’t upload myself and exes I forgot I still had on Facebook. Speaking of exes on Facebook.. guess what DIARY! I late-night creeped Lee and found a photo of him and his best friend captioned...

July 25th 2017

July 25, 2017 Dearest Diary, I ran into Bif while I was in a RAGING text fight with Lee. So serendipitous.  It turns out that he got a huuuuge settlement from Inukpak because he went on some paid ice fishing excursion when his freak accident happened. Then while he...

September 15th 2017

Sept 15 '17 Damn Diary, what a week. Everything seemed exciting till I got to my Bear N Breaky. Everywhere suddenly seemed very sketchy and there wasn’t a bear to be seen. Unless they were large in groups- on the corner… I almost lost my shit when I saw that safety...

SOS DIARY SOS

Dear Diary, Since becoming sane I feel like I’m losing my mind. Everyone else is crazy as fuck and I’m over here forced to deal with a clear mind. It makes me pity the unmedicated and it makes me hate them. Lots. But I also can’t tell if my damn thoughts and feelings...

August 23rd 2017

AUGUST 23, 2017 Dearest Diary, Lee called me on my way to my dental checkup today and was talking about all this irrelevant shit UNTIL I had to let him go. THEN he springs on me that he and his friends are going to a GAY CAMPGROUND this weekend (the LAST weekend of...

September 2nd 2016

Sept. 2, 2016 Dearest Diary, Ativan! The love of my life I have found you!  Omg fuck my family - I have a superpower now! I will never let you go my magical little chill pill of love.  I had assumed that I would be traumatized by my aunt Diana's  funeral. Death is...

Tickets Booked

Well that was fun. Now that I know I’ll never work a desk job again (sorry for throwing that chair at you Sheldon...), or get a work reference, or patch up those holes in my resume… I’ve decided to travel.  So I have booked me a month at an Iceberg retreat. No...

February 14th, 2017

February 14th 2017 THIS COCK SUCKING PRICK HAS PLENTY OF SEALS. So Misleading - I’m in disbelief. What a charmer! How DARE he show up in my potential matches after our romantic getaway to the North. I saw a notification go off on his phone this morning as I was waking...

October 8th 2016

October 8th 2016 Dear Diary, My mom and sister forced me to CareBear MD for 8 fucking hours while they poked and prodded at each of my traumas to figure out why I’ve been crying for 8 days straight. Even though it couldn’t be more obvious, but I guess that’s what med...

February 26th 2017

February 26th 2017 I met Lee last night and holyshit. ARC-EN-CIEL IS AMAZING!!! I could tell Lee was a wild card when he threw the straw out of his drink as a pick up line. Love at first sight, really.  His joint was bigger than the one that I rolled for after the...

March 5th 2016

March 5, 2016   Dear Diary, SUCH a terrifying day. When Dad reached out and said he needed to talk, I felt like he dropped an atomic bomb on my mood. Like, no. We are estranged for a reason. I don’t even have you on Facebook, like, you can’t randomly send vague “we...

August 6th 2014

August 6, 2014 Dear Diary,  WTF. I’m never gonna get out of bed. Neverrrrr. Fuck inspiration. I’ll probably be fat forever anyway. I love McDonald’s Fish Filet more than I myself. Unfollowing every health blog on my Insta didn't even help. I can’t stand their meal...

Unknown Date

Unknown Date Dearest Diary, I’m on the detox from hell. I went from an eight-drink pack-a-day bender to a Fruit Smoothie Lethargy.   Sobriety is so terribly boring. I need a pass time. Or a dog..  ….. BACK FROM A WALK OMG  I bought a Samoyed puppy! So small and...

May 4th 2014

May 4th 2017 Dear Diary, Undressing in under 2 hours of my first Grindr match was not the plan, but I only regret not wearing a Toupee and Eye contacts, so that I never have to see him again.  I want meaningless casual sex between the hours of 11pm-2am but I’m not...

July 1st 2016

July 1, 2016   Dearest Diary,   Joining Grindr felt therapeutic. Once I know I have prospects I’ll stop being so obsessed with my ex-flings. I’m sick of stalking their Insta’s and snap stories to see if they’re depressed or lonely enough to hook up again. I need new...

July 14th 2015

July 14th, 2015 Dear Diary, I don’t want a real job!!! This era is too cool and millennial for me to need a fucking job! I bet you Biff doesn’t have a job. I bet he just takes insta pics and snapchats his dick all day. Oh Biff. Do you know what? If I’m gonna get a job...

July 11th 2015

Dear Diary, Went to that new gay bar tonight called “Arc-en-Ciel". Sooooo many gay bears there for the opening. I don’t what I was doing right tonight, but I wish I knew. So many guys bought me drinks! It was like the prom I always dreamed of…If i’d been invited. I...

January 11th 2016

January 11, 2016 Dear Diary, I'm still dealing with a lot of abandonment issues from when my mom kicked me out of the house at age 3. I took it person (obviously) even though my sisters didn't (bitches). Growing up was hard. My sisters and I are so different that it's...

February 3rd 2014

Dear Diary, I was SO EMBARRASSED when I gagged on a fish today - in public. As you know, *I CAN NOT* come out to my mom as a Vegetarian. I just can’t. There are too many “shitty-son” factors for me to break her heart like that. Every time I turn a corner, I’m a new...

March 26th 2016

March 26th 2016 Dear Diary,    My first therapy session was today, and it was a real treat. I'm still living in the aftermath of broken relationships, dramatic breakdowns, and short-term jobs.   I'm only beginning to realize that maybe (just maybe?) I'm the problem....