Back home (for almost a month)!
It all happened so fast! I left home Jan 17rh and I came back Mar 17th. It's still snowing, in April!
St. Louis was cool. My host was a cisgender jerk, and I had to stay with priligived white cis men, but I was in the quee'hood next to a lot of stuff to do! And, a friend was out there, so we hung out! When I was hunrgy, i reached out to the punk community, and they hooked me up.
TN mostly sucked! The person I stayed with in Memphis was on bad terms with the person they were staying with, and I got stradand, and had to ask from people to help me! 2 people bought my hostel room, but I had to lie to the people to be able to stay 2 nights, so I probably can't go back there. Someone I met towards the end was very helpful in hooking me up ith food, so I'm thankful for that. The person I stayed with in Nashville was cool on one had, but had some mismanaged priorities. I should've left as soon as I was uncomfortable, but I made it worse. We decided not to leave reviews for each other. Someone jerked off in front on me the morning after I slept on the brige, but I told him to go away. The person I stayed with in Cedar Hills... had their share of issues (but who doesn't?), but we were cool and we talked about a lot of serious stuff! They tough me how to paint, and gave me $40 for the job. I passed over Chattonooga, but I'm willing to visit later, for a certain event.
Atlanta was better than I thought it would be. I had to stay in a shelter for most of it, but that was fine because I wasn't there long. The shelter was in has a lot of issues... like mold in the bathrooms. The clinets are always going to be the clinets, and I don't have to care about that area. I was near a dope donut place called Sublime Donuts! 10/10! And, the host I stayed with was very nice!
Athens was great! It's beautiful! It's small! I loved it, for what it is. Their where my spirit parents met and got married, so I was going to have a positive outlook on it, no matter what! I stayed in a nice, clean shelter with mostly clam clinets. They rules were really strict, but I came to appreciate that. I came across a homebum that posed as a traveler, which is why I started hanging out with him. He turned out to be an angry drunkard, and I cut him off. He showed me a great place to fly signs before he got arrested, and I took the spot and made some good lunch money!
Savannah was beautfil, but disappointingly small. I saw it all in one day, but I stayed with someone cool. Also, very strict, but it was only one night.
I found a host on my second round in Athens. Not only was that person cool, but we had stuff in common, including anime! I watched Crunchyroll until I hooped on the roadtrip with that person and some other up to Richmond, VA while they were on their way to D.C.
Richmond sucked. My first host was an argo-bro that had to shut down a few times. In a "not ever that drunk" stupire he got all defensive about Loius C.K's sexual assault allegations. White men defending each other from accountable, as usual. My second host was boring. Not gonna bother going back to Richmond, ever.
Pittsburgh as great! I stayed with a kind artist, and had a heated bed! We shared food and tea! And, I met someone thats a friend of a friend, that paid for my ticket back to Mpls!
AND THEN, I GOT BACK!
Within my first week, I got my taxes done, got a bike, got my tax refund, and in 2 weeks I had a job and started volunteering! I had to quit the job, because large white men feel like they can tell short black person what to do with their safety. I was hoping to only have 1 job this year, to make my taxes easier, but white male privilige wasn't gonna have that! I'm glad I quit, but I hope to have a job soon. After I quit, I slept so much from being drained by white nonsense.
I'm enjoying not having to go out in this winter weather that's still going on, though! I just get broad. I still have my volunteer place so I don't get too bored. I'm in the basement, so I don't have to worry about rent until June, when my new sublet ends.
I'm going to start hanging out with a cyclist group, soon, and learn how to work on bikes! Hopefully, I'll be able to become a body mod artist, or work at a theater!
I'm going to start working out, so I can be a drag model! I'm going to make an effort to hang out at the beach, this year!
That's all for now!
Out on the road!
I left Minneapolis a week ago! 2 overnight bus rides later, I'm from Chicago to St. Louis. For the most part, I've done some partying and have had some welcome peace and quite in different contrast to the choas in Minneapolis. Naturally, I miss everyone but I don't miss what's going on there with the Super Bowl and the snow.
However, my host is so tone deaf my ears are hurting! After trying to pass me off as a hook up to another guest, he sees it as acceptable to have me clean up after his priligved cis white male guests. All grown able bodied men are responsible for cleaning up after themselves, unless they are paying for otherwise. I'm not getting paid, and I've already been wildly disrespected and dehumanized.
I met up with a friend, that was a past housemate where I currently live. It was lovely to hang out with another radical after already being here so many days! We talked about a lot, as I updated him on the situation at the house, and he told me about trails in St. Louis. We was small talk inbetween, until we talked about street medics and more about past events with past housemates.
When I was having food insecurities I asked around, and some local comrades pulled through to get me feed! Where I'm staying is next to a cafe with a prepaid coffee/ drink broad, so I'm living that up! Aside from the host, things are going very well, and I don't even have to see him, if I don't want to! But, I'm still trying to get out of here asap, because I'm not going to be the house wentch.
Last year was ride, and I'm not dead - so I'm ready for more!
Unfortunately, the twins can't move in because the house manager smokes in the house. The hm's room is in the basement, so when he smokes it goes up through all the rest of the house. The one that came over even opened a window and said it stinks. I'm not offened by the action. I'm very embrassed that I had someone over as a guest/ candidate for housemate over and the house stank so bad that they had to open a window.
I've put up with a lot for my own sake. All my complaints since I've been here have been at the terrible housemates, but the house is decent. The reason why I put up with all that is because nothing ever effected my guests coming over. The reason why I went out of my way to find a place to live is to have guests over. I want people to come to my house and be comfortable. If that's not doable, there's no point in me living here.
Twins moving in?!
The saga continues...
Recently, one of my co-workers approaced me about needing an affordable place to stay. The other room hasn't been filled since the sea urchin housemate left, so I told them we have a room available! If they move in, I won't want to move out, so soon. I'm putting thought into moving into an intention community house or something like that. Also, the other housemate is generally pretty gross, but we're going to see if we can work on that.
At the same time, I have some people my age that are trying to find a house together. We'll see how that goes.
I'm out of this house in April and leaving the drama behind. I don't know where I'm going or what's going to happen, but I'm getting the fuck outta here!
Job and house by June to Portland!?
Shit gone awry around Minneapolis. I was hoping to be able to stay here over the Rump era, but that might not be the case. I have my eyes on Portland OR, though, knowing that it's not the best place for diversity and very classist against the poor. Minneapolis is a rebel city, but Oregon is a rebel state! I will be better off there. Even if things don't work out in Portland there are other places up there I might be able to get along in, like Eugene. I like the punk community here and I was hoping it wouldn't have to come to this, but moving to OR isn;t the most terrible fate I can think of.
Happy St. Valentine's Day
After much drama
We had to kick a roommate out, because she kicked the door to her room (now my room) in. So, I have abigger room and the house is more peaceful, not that it wasn't a fight to get it to where it is now. Just when I feel like i can rest the country is about to be overturned all together, if people don;t get what they want.I'll be more than happy to help overturn it, along with the others. Ain't no rest for the wrecked! I just wasn't expecting this in my lifetime.