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Just another trip home

I’ve gotta stop looking at homeless people. The other evening I got caught up in gazing at a homeless guy with a long, pointed face and thick, dark dreadlocked hair all sticking out over his head, like Medusa’s sleeping snakes. He had olive skin and a bedraggled beard, and he …

Fragile City

Yesterday I saw the homeless guy (the one who lives in front of the church & used to own a spiderman blanket) in the supermarket in the new shopping centre (the one with the white floor). He was buying a loaf of white sliced bread, lining up with everyone else …

Crossroads

I haven’t seen him for quite some time, & by ‘him’ I mean, of course, the spideylovingBUMwholivesinfrontofthechurchacrosstheroad. Today there was an extensive collection of blankets & sports bags there, fashioned almost to look like two people sleeping under covers. But no, when I ambled a little closer I realised it …

Maybe an answer to the homeless obsession of mine

I still love overheardnyc: http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/001629.html Stormtrooper: Man, I can’t even move in this thing. I thought about starting an overheardsydney, but I just don’t get out much & maybe the drunken conversations I have with friends are more humourous for me than they are for anyone else. Test: X (miming …

Words, just words

TWO nights without internet. TWO LONG NIGHTS. LOOOOOOOOONNGG nights. Curiously, I hardly miss it. How freaky. I must be losing my mind (& I’m unlikely to miss _that_ either). I was about to relay some news about the ache in my shoulder, but then I realised: that is dull. strangedave …

Update Over the Road

It was raining today, so the spiderman-loving bum who lives in front of the church across the road was not in sight, but the fact I found myself looking for him reminded me of the last time I ran into him. He’d scored himself a mobile phone, one of them …

Just a general update, really, no big deal

So the bum in front of the church across the road seemed fully into his Gameboy this morning, pressing its little buttons like mad. And then I realised, he didn’t _have_ the Gameboy.* In other news, I’m apparently an Angst Writer. Oh, please, bite me (she said, morosely). I’d paste …

Update #1: The Bum

So someone has given the bum across the road in front of the church a Gameboy. He sat there all morning, pressing Gameboy buttons. I mean, I don’t know if the thing has batteries, but it’s good he has a hobby. Being homeless has got to suck.

I apologise in advance for this post

Opposite my building at work, & in front of a church, lives a bum. He likes to sleep late, this bum, & this morning I noticed that beneath the grubbiness & general filth of his blanket is a huge red & black image of Spiderman. I almost wanted that blanket. …