I was surprised you provided your full name on the email. Sorry I like to pull up info on someone who I'm discussing with, like background info. It's amazing what you can find in a matter of minutes. Part of the reason I did search your name was an incident that occured to a close friend of mine a few years ago, and ever since been the most skpetical and cynical person when it comes to online personas.
Hopefully I didn't offend, although my humor has gone out of bounds on numerous occasions. Sorry about that.
Anyway, I'm more interested on why you are living there.
Not at all. I was being tongue in cheek.
I am too lazy anymore once I move discussions off line to care about such stuff, like using fake email accounts once I figure the person is halfway sane.
What I say is true. Or true as much a good story will allow me to tell the truth.
If anyone wanted to find out anything about me, they could easily from all the jibberish I post here.
You didn't have change your avatar. //:=) Really. It was hilarious. And if I can dish it especially in that which will not be named, I can take it.
Was just giving it back.
The reasons I live where I do:
Cheap and nice.
Nice street. (recently break-ins over last month, about 10, but I don't care about that stuff)
I grew up in urban or rural environments. I don't understand the suburbs much less live in an apartment there. An hour drive to work is outta the question. So urban it is and not of the well monied variety. I can walk to work in an hour if I wanted to or bus it in about 40 including walking time.
I love my neighborhood. It has a lot of potential, just not the same kind the "Arts" community sees in it.
I am known and a regular having lived basically on the street acting like a moron. And now that I am halfway sane I am going to split for whiteyville?
Helps me stay easily in touch with those I was like and can help in modest way.
It is cheap and nice.
It is crazy, I've went on about the prostitutes I talk with all the time in chat, well here is this story:http://www.wlwt.com/news/19970360/detail.html
While my street is charming. I can walk to the end and hit that corner with a rock. Used to have up to 13, I kid you not, girls working a single corner. I was literally stopped one Sunday morning going to DL by a few girls see what was up. I was heading out earlier to run some errands first.
Little known fact, the business kicks in around sunrise after all the desperate men are done at the after party.
Did I mention the cheap part?
This is one of the reasons I live where I do and where the real promise lies:http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Review/7371-8061/tuckers
On a Saturday morning there is a line of people waiting to eat breakfast in what is certainly one of the dangerous parts of America. A friend and owner of the restaurant was shot last year in a "walk by". Everyone said no one would show up and business would end: for the next month people lined up before they opened with food in hand read to help out and eat. Blacks in the area, nerdy white trash like me, some hipsters, Franciscans, gays, middle class regular who shop at the urban Farmer's market.
It is one of the few places is this city divided by a highway that splits just the working class and white collar white folks apart do you see everyday all sorta of people together and enjoying each others' company and the food is fantastic.
Ma Tucker just turned 93. They serve cheap breakfast sandwiches and let folks run a tab till the first of the month who are tight on money till the government check comes in.
What was this post about?
Did I say it was cheap?
My street is a nicer one. The switchback has recently build castles inhabited by the wealthy. Cincinnati is odd. Wealth and extreme poverty within the city are so separated as in other places. Sociologists ponder.
But the city and White People would like to revitalize and rehab all the historically protected properties which lie vacant and they are not aloud to tear down.
I would like to see mixed housing and a lot less of the "arts" crowd.
No sweat on the photo and commentary. I deserve it and expounded on it in the thread not to be named.
Again, I about died laughing.