Saturday, December 6, 2008
I hate posting without photos. I know you hate it too.
In two weeks I'll get paid. I'll have money for the first time in...?
Before I left Portland in September, I was rationing my books for food. I tried not to get hungry and when I did, I'd take three or four books to Powell's and sell them. I'd get like $5, and I'd use it to buy chicken strips at the grocery store deli. My last weekend in Portland, I ate breakfast from a Ziploc bag in my backpack with three slices of wheat bread in it from my mom's house.
Now I've got 12 more days until I get paid. My food is rationed out in little bags and bundles in the kitchen. No bus fare, so I walk for hours every day. It's not so bad but snow's coming soon. I don't have any conditioner and I use Vaseline as face lotion. I've become so good at being broke. I make delicious dinners from like, soy sauce, frozen leftover fat, soup stock...
When I get paid I'll buy face and body lotion, conditioner, and a card reader so I can finally upload photos. And a cell phone.
I have a date, my period's late and it's rain-snow-drizzling outside. That's the worst.