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I am nowhere.

I just stumbled upon this map of “the Tumblverse”. Specifically the area around where I live. Now, if you are asking yourself “what the heck is a tumblverse?”, then you are part of what I am writing about, and you probably live in an area where there are no red dots. You probably live in the suburbs, and you probably like it. You probably think the city is too far, too confusing, too expensive, too hard to park in, or maybe living in the burbs has just made you too afraid that you might have to walk farther than the distance from your car door to the entrance of the local strip mall.

Meanwhile, living here is killing me. It’s killed my creativity, and it’s surely killing my body as I just sit here and grow fatter, because where the fuck am I going to walk?! I know I’m not just imagining this because I have proof. I have tons of photos of me during the years I lived in Philadelphia. While I was never exactly the next Brad Pitt, it’s amazing just how little these pictures resemble the current body that I struggle to carry around.

I’d post a nudie pic of myself in my current shape, but I’m afraid of being brought up on some kind of visual manslaughter charges or something. Ugh.

Anyway, what is the point of this post? I’m not really sure. It’s a combination of just hating the suburbs, and that hatred being amplified by the fact that no one around me is like me. The city challenges me and inspires me, while this place feels like I’m in a retirement home just waiting to die. It’d be nice to be surrounded by at least a couple like-minded individuals that share some common interests and goals. It’s frustrating to feel like you’re alone on an island with no hope of rescue.

I hate the suburbs.

As expected, living in the suburbs totally sucks ass. I spend most days trapped in this lame apartment with nothing to do, and nowhere to go. In the city I was surrounded by just about everything I could need or want, and it was all within walking distance (or a short scooter ride). Down hereContinue Reading

My new apartment totally sucks.

Sooner than expected, I’ve landed a new apartment. I’m in my current, totally awesome place until the end of January, but it made sense to just lock this one in. The new apartment completely sucks. There is no skylight, no deck, no massive windows, no fireplace, and no cool loft bedroom. In fact, the newContinue Reading