You Anon/Invisible stay strong stay warm. Sorry you're on the street. Great comment kalikill. Good luck with your Holiday plans. Best to you and all your family. You inspire us.
This totally gave me an idea. My entire family has been too poor to celebrate Christmas for several years. We are just really thankful to have a roof over our heads, for now. After reading this, i thought, "What if my family could collectively pool enough money to put together some care packages & give them out for Christmas?". i think that would be a lovely way for us to spend Christmas Eve. We won't be sitting around feeling lonely, broke & sorry for ourselves & guilty that we can't have a holiday. Yeah, maybe it would be the selfish kind of giving ~ the kind that makes you feel good for doing so. But i also know that every single person in my family has been homeless at some point. And it feels more like it would be gratitude that we aren't there, right now, & helping those that are.
If we can get the money together, we are on it. But we may not be able to afford things like sleeping bags & blankets. If that is the case, does anyone know of a good place to volunteer? i know that there are several agencies that work hard to get these things to people.
i've already talked to my 21 yr. old son, & he loves the idea. So! What agency covers this, exactly? Thanks!
Maybe almost everyone needs to fuck off.
I would trade anonymity for invisibility any day! I would use my new found powers to become a peeping Tom and also to beat up Mr. Bean on subway trains.
I'll bet the Merc has a Mr Coffee and a microwave. Maybe some packs of Lipton powdered soup and some rescue pastry from Stumptown might be within reach?
Dude. Relax. Breathe in. Breathe out. I don't care if you have four or more voices in your head -- there is no need to have four or more accounts here. Quit pissing all over the site. Quit trying to monopolize the craziness/idiocy -- at least give us one-account-per-person folks a fighting chance -- we have some pretty stupid shit to say, too, you know. No one's going to take your crown. Relax.
Will he be serving soup with peanut butter samwhichis?
Did Denis mentioned something about opening up the offices of the Merc at night so that the homeless could sleep on the floor?
If that's not the quote of the week, then the editor is passed out drunk again.
I love this. I hope you are finding warmth and shelter. Take care of yourself.
There are more than a couple of hundred corpses in the morgue at any one time. You don't end up there unless the loved one's family can't afford a funeral home, or else you are estranged from your family and don't have any cash in your pants. Stop on by sometime. You might be able to help identify some body.
If the soup is hot enough then the bacteria bodies will be cooked. I'm not going to mourn for any dead bacteria, and as long as the amount of rat shit in my peanut butter is tolerable, then that's just fine with me; I'll eat it just so long as the oil isn't hydrogenated.
Aw this is a way better read than the usual barrage of motorist/trimet/bar/neighbor complaints.
Hell, even peanut butter is allowed by the FDA to contain a tolerable amount of dead insects, rodent hair, and feces.
Those food carts are miles from any public wash rooms and you're worried that the vegan soup might actually be vegetarian? Is salmonella considered vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore cuisine?
Dissing your brother and his girl on your bday. Keep it classy, Anon.
"Respect me! I pour liquid into a cup!!! Get off your phone! It's degrading and creepy and rapey!"
How do you know that he wasn't coming back to use that shit himself? You may have just ripped him off. Yes, of course the Pigs try to kill people in as many cruel ways as they can get a way with. Don't you ever wonder why you don't see so many familiar faces after a few months? Do they really seem the type to have finally gotten jobs, managed to save up first and last months rent, plus a deposit and moved into affordable apartments? Isn't it much more likely that they are now either in jail or dead? A guy on the street once mentioned to me that there is actually supposed to be a law against taking a man's bed roll, but I can't imagine who is going to enforce that one.
If Mike Tyson was a white man, he wouldn't have been convicted at all.
Besides, we all have to put up with Simon Cowell, etc etc.
Bully on you Dirk.
The only native Portlander mentioned above is Mike Scheckla. At least Gus Van Sant actually grew up here. Savage just sucks.
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