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January 14th, 2008
Kid Sister performs @ Wrongbar in Toronto – Photograph Courtesy of Alexandra Byers
All right people – it’s January in Chicago and much like Canada, that means random ass weather systems (mostly snow) dropping science alllll the mf time!
Today the skies were beautiful and sunny all day long then out of nowhere a full on blizzard struck! (cue single teardrop…and single nose drop. eww, haha). In weather like this your character gets tested and so do your nerves and if you don’t have a car (like me) well, so does your knowledge of things like bus schedules. If you got business to take care of you better know precisely when, where and how you gonna take care of that shit or a heffa might just arrive D.O.A.!
Being a starving artist, or rather a formerly starving Bath and Body Works employee, then artist, I know the value of the simple things in life. Like getting to the bus stop right as it’s pulling up TO you! Makes you feel like the luckiest girl in the world, right? However, many a time in 2006 I was late to the bus. Many a time I was left out in the cold, all by my lonesome in my thin ass Baby Phat jacket and some bogus skinny jeans. No one told me the “skinny” part meant they were made out of tissue weight cotton! :) Ummm, SHIVER ME TIMBERS much? yeeeah. Plus there’s always some dude at the bus stop smackin’ his lips devonte swing, trying to spit game and ask when your birthday is. NOT CUTE. Zodiac signs don’t matter in blizzards, they only matter when you’re PMS and wanna read astrologyzone.com (that’s the shit by the way).
2007 was the year my life radically changed. And I’m not talking about all the music related ish (which is really awesome and I’m so very grateful for). Nor am I talking about the beginning of my relationship with Alain, a wonderful Canadian boy, who is also amazing. I am talking about something else my fine friends! I am talking about… (duh duhn DAHHHHHHHN) CAR SHARRRRRINGGG YALLLLL!!!
OK… (take a breath) Everyone who is poor and who doesn’t have a DUI on their record best ta LISTEN UP! Every last one of y’all should know about and participate IN car sharing! It’s the best thing that’s ever happened ever in life. Instead of lugging all your heavy laundry around town through snow drifts in sub zero weather in a 90 year old babushka lady cart you can now DRIVE it to the laundromat in record time and have time left over to shop or eat or drive to your man’s house across town! No more bus stops! No more frostbite! No more devonte!!! YAY!
All you have to do is google “car sharing” and the name of your city to see if you have a local program. In Chicago we have two of them. I picked the one that had cheap rates and more eco-friendly, dorkier cars. They ask for a yearly fee of $25 and that’s it. All I pay is $8/hour to drive it around. Free gas, free insurance, free maintenance, car washes, etc; HELLOOOOOOO PEOPLE!? Kiiiind of a no-brainer. It’s just crazy how no one really knows too much about this stuff but y’all really should!
All right this blog has gone on way too long. I gotta head to beeeed to get some booty rest and what not. But before I do please believe I am about to cut n’ paste this mug and forward it to my car sharing place so they could hook it uuuuuup! (say I’m playing)!!!! hahaha.
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