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Jun. 26th, 2006 @ 04:44 pm hello, real world
Current Location: san francisco
Current Mood: despair
Typing from an internet cafe, and still need to find work on craigslist, so I'll keep this short.

Been homeless and unemployed. Only by the grace of God have I made it through this week in one piece. Spent the last three days wandering the streets of San Francisco from early morning to late at night in search of work and housing. Temporarily staying at cousin's place (must leave soon, cousin's roommates getting tense). Exhausted. Sleeping on couches, living out of suitcase. Sick of running into drug dealers, overly aggressive gay gigolos, and drunken assholes. Sick of waiting 30-50 minutes for the bus in the worst neighborhoods in the city at 3 AM. Can't even sing the blues (don't know how to play sax).

Good news and bad news. Good news: found a place. Two month lease, nice roommate. Bad news: internship position at Podomatic got cut; got laid off even before I could sign on. That was my last option--other places have turned me down or stopped communicating. Internet has gone down at my cousin's place; no craigslist or email. Getting desperate. Getting hungry.

The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.

One week. I've been here one week, and already I've fallen out of love with this city. I can see why the homeless band together here. It's Paris on the outside and New York City on the inside.

At least I have that tiny niggling comfort that if and when I do this again next year, after graduating, I'll be better prepared.

Missing Oberlin terribly.
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From:mimeinashoebox
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
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holy cow.

i'm relieved to hear that you've found housing. i'll be in prayer about your work situation. try to keep us posted. stay safe (although, after the past week, that should be easy!)
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From:_devillicious_
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
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Geez... I know this sounds really bad, but um, how about a part time waiter job for the time being?
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From:soullessthinker
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
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Oh, darling... I wish I knew someone in San Fran who could help you out. I'll be in the area soon, but way outside... will you be around, the week of the 4th? Also: youth hostels.

http://www.hostelsweb.com/cities/sanfrancisco.html

or YMCAs?

My mom slept in a doctor's office for a few weeks in NYC.
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From:erf_
Date:June 28th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
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I will definitely be around the week of the 4th. Hopefully I will already be moved in by then. :D

Oh man, a doctor's office. If I have to go hobo next year, I might want to try that.
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From:soullessthinker
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
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oh, silly. I got it mixed up. Well.. if you volunteer for a soup kitchen, you can probably get free soup. dittos for restarant work.
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From:theotherbaldwin
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)

Jesus.

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Jesus fuck.

This sucks.

It's not much but if you get me a copy of your resume or CV or something, I'll see where I can get it sent.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Jesus.

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Ok, I've been following your misadventures in SF for some time now, and...why are you there, again?
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From:lobotomy42
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Jesus.

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Err, sorry, that was me posting then.
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From:erf_
Date:June 27th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Jesus.

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1. Nowhere else to go.
2. Home is in Taiwan.
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From:erf_
Date:June 27th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Jesus.

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Man, Shawn, that's awfully kind of you, but you and your wife need those good job vibes even more than I do.

Best of luck on that, by the way.
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From:punk5ter
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
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i'm glad you've managed to find a place to live. i hope the work situation improves. :\
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From:hatikvah_42
Date:June 30th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
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Oh dear.


Good luck. I'm sending you good thoughts/wishes.