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Fri, Jan. 1st, 2010, 12:53 pm
What?

Live journal still exists? Thats almost as amazing as me remembering my login info. HELLO? (echos in the void created more popular social networking sites).

Tue, Jun. 30th, 2009, 07:05 pm
HEY

Is anyone still on here?

Tue, Feb. 20th, 2007, 09:01 am
Weird sparatic updating

Strange how I used to be on here all the time but somewhere along the way its dwindled to twice a year.

Anyways, Im still in Philly. And Im still enjoying it. I have a new job as a carpenter and I love it. I mean I can actually wake up and be excited about going to work. Its neat. Theres alot going on yet nothing at all. Life just seems simpler and easier to enjoy. Although I do feel a roadtrip working its way through my bloodstream.

Thu, Jun. 22nd, 2006, 06:12 pm

I cant believe this website still exists.

Ive changed so much since moving here. I dont think it was the actual move that changed me, just growing up and opening my eyes. Its still amazes me that this country exists in such poor condition. Proof that technology causes abandonment. Abandonment from raising your children, caring for your nieghborhood, living a life through your own eyes rather than a pixelated screen of classism, racism and lies. Little children play barefoot in the broken glass that covers the street in front of my house. I console the crying 6 year old girl while her mother is whatching Dr. Phil and her father is turning in his grave after a heroin od. Im officially playing nieghborhood whatchdog. We've been throwing stink bombs out front where the teenage crack dealers like to "chill". The police refuse to respond to anything unless a gun is mentioned in the complaint. Everything must go through 911, all complaints and questions will be scrutinized there. Why does the 4th district have a phone number? Im disapointed in the lack of community that most cities have. When did whatching Sienfeld become more important than whatching over ones nieghbor? on the upswing, Philly has more community gardens than any other major US city.

Sustainable Living Project:
This has shown to be a huge challenge. For those of you who are not familiar with sustainable living, description:
SL has alot to do with being self sufficient. Producing your own food, aquiring water, energy, clothing, etc helps alot. Living by your own means rather than squandering away every penny at your local Target. It is the abaility to reduce, reuse, recycle, and produce in an environmentally friendly manner. Detroit has one of the lowest sustainable ratings of any major city.

Food.
I started a roof top garden planted in old filing cabinets and other trash. Our tomato plant count is up to 30. We also have green beans, spinach, cucmbers, assorted peppers, onions, garlic, sage, parsley, cilantro, basil, french terragon, curry, rosemary, patchouli, and some other stuff. Everything is watered by rain water irrigation comming from a 60 gallon barrel attached to our gutter, found it in the warehouse Ive been working at. Dumpstering supplies us with most of our other food. Grocery store expenses have been widdeled down to about $30 per person. We also recently started brewing our own beer. $20 yeilds 5-6gallons worth of beer. We had a nice IPA, German style alt bier, now a choc stout. Also a good source of cash. Started grilling alot. Theres alot of half dead trees around to supply pleanty of firewood. Solar ovens work nice as well.

Utilities.
We use minimal electricity by simply not using alot of appliances. Water is the difficult part. Greywater toilet, airated faucets, laundry is done by hand. Showers still consume alot and Im trying to find a way around it. There is talk of improved rainwater storage. Phoneline is split from the nieghbors but we have no phone.

So far things have been running smoothly. Time to get going. Good luck everyone.
Suggestions welcome.

Fri, Feb. 17th, 2006, 10:21 pm

Hi, Im still around. Only since August Im around in philly, not michigan. I havent talked to most of you in a long time, Im sorry. Im not really who I used to be, its great.

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005, 07:53 pm

NEW JOURNAL:  jackacidsociety

 

This one is DONE

Tue, Aug. 16th, 2005, 09:00 pm
a few pics of the philly expedition

Im having a blast.  Went to Ocean City, Maryland last weekend to catch some waves.  Breaks were dull and too close to shore.  But at least I got a tan.  Job is interesting.  Port Richmond is full of the lovely weirdos most people try and stay away from.  Two guys pulled up in their gride as I was leaving work and offered to supply me with dope for a very reasonable price.  I turned them down, and it really reminded me of Detroit.  I ned a blender.  And food.  Please help.

 

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Sat, Aug. 6th, 2005, 09:04 pm
To many gangsters

Way too many gangsters and about as many ricers. Im slowly learning where everything is. Italian market is important, because they have cheap fresh food. Its an open market that stretches along both sides of 9th street for several blocks. And its only two blocks away. Detroiters, think eastern market but on 4th street. Taking my bike everywhere is the most liberating feeling. Makes me kinda want to sell both mny cars. Except then I couldnt come visit my wonderful friends in michigan whenever I want. Oh well

Fri, Aug. 5th, 2005, 08:10 pm

I finally got into philly tuesday morning. After driving for ever and only 2 hours of sleep I was pretty exhausted but got settled in. The cheese steaks are delicious. The kids on my street opened up a fire hydrant and we had some fun. Im typing this to you on my stolen internet connection. I also learned how to get free food from Wawa and never have to pay for condiments again. My job is fun and provides me with much free clothing. Some of it sucks but we donate everything we dont need. Our garden on the roof needs to be watered constantly. So thank you, Rosie, for the tip about the bucket. Thats going into effect immediatly. More updates later. My phone number is still the same.

Fri, Jul. 29th, 2005, 01:55 pm

Im moving monday night. Some one buy my car and take my waterbed. Seriously, Please some one take my waterbed. Its too big to take with. Its heated, queen size and hand built frame with drawers. If you want to pay me for it, that wwould be great, but I could also use moving boxes and food. Or if you really want it you can have it for free, but it needs to go by monday.

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