Thursday, February 26, 2009

February 10th I moved into my friends townhouse so I could be closer to my internship. I am currently sleeping on a couch for two months. I have a space heater pointed next to me because there's no heat, my pants are hanging on a curtain rod in the kitchen, my shirts are hanging above a trash can in a closet downstairs and the rest of my clothes are on shelves in the bathroom or on the floor somewhere.

Every morning I wake up, take a shower, get my pants from the kitchen, get dressed, make 2 identical peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, place them in a brown bag, turn off my heater and walk to my car. It is always cold so I sit there a minute…wake up, and repeat.

I head straight towards traffic like a fat guy towards a donut. I devour traffic and submerse myself in it. After an hour of almost slamming into the back of cars, I arrive at Ft. Myer military base. I pull up to gate, get out of my car, open every car door, my hood, my trunk and they search my car and mess my crap up. I come to work at the USO of Metropolitan Washington. I do some stuff like type this story. Everyone thinks I am homeless because I eat 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day and sleep on a couch.

At 5pm a military bugler plays his bugle, and somewhere in the middle of his song, a giant canon fires and makes me jump. This is my cue to leave. I go to traffic. When I get back to my couch, where a Newt Gingrich cutout hovers over me, I wait for Joe. We then go to Metro Diner where we have been eating for free for two months on coupons that were supposed to be for thousands of people. We took them from a basketball game. They love us.

Recently I sat four rows from the stage of the Kid’s Inaugural Concert featuring Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, and some other people I cant remember. I am not proud of it, but I did it…and it was fun. There are some pics.

Also, here is a video of my roommates and my current house. It was actually a piece on the DL Hughley show on CNN. A crew came and filmed it, etc. I was at work so Im not in it. The shower you see is where I now shower, and the couch the black lady is sitting on is where I lay my head every night. Enjoy.