Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Still on the streets

Well it's been just over a week since I've been living out of my car. Shit is cold as a motherfucker. I've been crashing on couches for the last few days, which is a welcome change to freezing my ass off overnight. There aren't a lot of options for the residence-challenged in this town, and even begging doesn't net much. People are more apt to buy you food, which is fine. A boy has to eat. But straight angling for change has got me around twenty bucks in seven days.

Admittedly, my "look" doesn't fit the profile of the homeless. My four hundred dollar jacket might throw people off, but I have to wear it lest I succumb to hypothermia. My twenty spot might have to get donated to the local Value Village in order to look more shabby.

The local library has been my saving grace in staving off boredom though. Being able to charge my phone while checking my e-mail has been something I've been taking for granted, besides the obvious things like showering and brushing my teeth (which still get done, just less obsessively than I'm used to). I am fortunate enough to have invested in a phone and some other small electronics that allow me to stay in touch with people, mind you I can only really take advantage of this near a hotspot. These are remarkably hard to come by in this town, but fortunately I'm located in the downtown core of my city so it isn't impossible.

But for now, I think I'll get back out there and see if I can bum some smokes off the populous. Until next time.


  1. That sucks >.< Have you found a place to live in yet? Sorry I just found your blog and I had to comment! Good luck :)