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Friday, February 9, 2007

Bikinis in Winter & Homelessness in the Cold - Friday, February 9, 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007
5:19 a.m.

Let no one tell you that living is easy. I'm tired, it's cold, and I'm waiting in midnight darkness for my papers. They're late. I'm fighting a cold, I couldn't sleep, and somedays I wish I could afford to skip a day.

I have thought about salary girls, $2.00 lattes, and young politicos making money off of someone running for president who probably won't win. They all are sitting inside today, while I'm on my milk crate covered with cardboard.

Don't think I'm looking for the easy life. Just an honest one. Enough papers sell, I pay my rent. Just like that. News makes the world go round. What else would the blogs talk about, or the politicos if they didn't read the news.

Maybe that's the lure of the Super Bowl. It is bipartisan.

I asked about Kathy. She has been staying in. Sitting in her wheelchair in the open breeze all day is just foolish, and she knows it. Someone from a church gave her some money and food to cover the time. Good for them. I know it isn't polite to say, "Thank God," but Kathy needs every bit of help she can. Selling StreetWise shouldn't be a career choice but a stepping stone.

I've enjoyed a meal or two at some of Chicago's finest. If you can, help them out. They are helping more people than it seems anyone knows. I can vouch for the class and respect they give everyone who walks in the door, whether you're a suit or homeless or somewhere in between.
Pacific Garden Mission
Olive Branch Mission Home Page
Jesus People USA

The News (according to Yahoo)
Smith autopsy to be performed on Friday
Pentagon says pre-war intel not illegal
Palestinians cheer Hamas-Fatah agreement
Libby lawyers grill NBC's Russert
Venezuela to nationalize nation's largest power company
Norway reveals design of 'Doomsday Vault'
Disney to bring hand-drawn animation back to big screen

In The News (according to Google)

Anna Nicole Smith
Marlon Samuels
Hard Rock
Nancy Pelosi
Pebble Beach
Britney Spears
Carl Kruger
Barack Obama
Davis Cup
American Idol

I keep seeing that weight loss commercial with the "It was an itsy bitsy, teenie weenie, yellow polka dot bikini". Look it up (choose Apparel, type in bikini). You might be as surprised as I was. Fun song.

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