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I used to share a blog with Melissa, but she's been MIA for a few months, so I made it all mine! Random thoughts on my every day life to bore you with.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Bums

So, anyone who knows me well knows that I have an odd fascination with homeless people. I've lived in this area of town for about 3 years, and I've always noticed the same couple of guys. One of them is even "my" homeless guy. He sometimes that has a sign that says "I just want to celebrate Bobs birthday" which cracks me up. He has long hair, a cowboy hat, and a long duster jacket. He's completely unique. One of the things that I often think about is this: if they've been there for 3 years does that mean they're doing well or horribly? They look the same, so I feel like they must be doing ok. Actually, I only worry about them when they aren't there. Like today, I felt bad because my guy wasn't out there in the 102 degree heat. I wonder where he was, and if he had enough water. I'm sure he was fine, he probably has a house somewhere, but it's oddly comforting to see him there every day. It's like we have the routine down. He holds up the sign and walks down until the light turns green, we all look away, and then drive off. Sometimes I give my guy money. If for no other reason than that I like the guy. Anyhow, this other guy that's chubby with wild hair had a funny sign today. It said "Road Rage: yell at a homeless guy for 50 cents or best offer" What ingenuity right? He had about 4 other signs under his arm, and as Melissa said "he probably stayed up all night trying to think of the funniest things to write."

1 Comments:

Blogger Sugar and Spice said...

I gotta say, I love and miss the Austin bums. Definitely the most creative. And surely those signs must be worth a buck or two.

12:44 PM  

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