<font face='Book Antiqua'><font size=3>I'm ever so sorry Eric, but the position of "professional derelict" is currently occupied.</font id='Book Antiqua'></font id=size3>
<font color=green>But if I were you, I check out being a waiter in a better joint. Yeah, I know it's a cliche, but all the gay guys your age I know locally do it, and they always have bux. You're good looking, intelligent, and can probably clean up well. Find a cool place with a friendly bartender . . .
Man, I've had some nasty gigs--do the phrases "meat processing" or "surgery laundry" speak to ya? I think people should be poor when they're young--it really sparked my creativity when I had nothing else better to do.
Enjoying everyone's post, finding some things in common. Altair, I used to party in the high desert of California back in '91-'92. More towards Moreno Valley, but with a band, a generator, and a keg, it was a blast. I still have a nasty scar under my chin from a dirt bike "incident," where I hit a ravine and landed chin first . . . Altair, other than Stephanie, you must be the western-most here . . .
Yesmam, I'm an alcoholic, but a pretty tame one. My excuse is that I'm largely Irish (but somewhat English) American, and love nothing more than the role of racconteur. I can't help but drinking pints and telling tales with my mates. I don't drive though--years ago, I had to decide for either drinking or driving. It was a pretty easy choice--I live a few blocks from downtown now . . . </font id=green>
<font color=blue>Oh yeah, I really love movies, but preferably old ones. If I was a silver screen icon, I'd want to be Bogart or Robert Mitchum. That way I could hook up with Elizabeth Taylor or Sophia Loren--no skinny blondes for me!
But Dorthy Parker be damned, I've always had a thing for women in spectacles. That whole "repressed librarian" thing works for me! It's like, the first thing that comes off . . . </font id=blue>
And I dig mood lighting--I have three lava lamps, a black light, and a neon sculpture. Various combinations work best with different albums, like the blue lava lamp and the neon with Tales, the black light and green lava lamp for CttE, and so forth. Hey, if you can't see a Yesshow every week, you can simulate one in your living room . .
<font color=red>And most of my friends are even weirder than I am . . . </font id=red><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>
<hr>"And I wanted to be by my wife, as she laboured and given a child to life, She, the purest soul, So I wanted to be by her side . . . For the full and simple reason--I wanted it . . .Oh yes I did . . ." Jon, Animation