Showing posts with label ymca. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ymca. Show all posts

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Oh, It Is Saturday

I had no idea what day it is today.  I was thinking it a weekday, most likely Friday.    The lack of sleep has made me tired, the kind of tired that puts you in a zone where you know better than to over exert  yourself.  You go into low gear, mentally and physically.  Things like knowing what day it is, are put on the back burner.  I didn't realize until I just looked on my computer screen that today is Saturday, the weekend.  If I had known what day it was, I would have slept in.  Instead, when I awoke around 5am, I packed up my things and head to McDonalds as my place to wake up.  I have notice that the homeless living on the streets are not harassed so much on the weekends.  I could have slept another couple hours this morning without harassment.  ugh.

We had another floor show last night - for those who don't know, I'm talking about the schizophrenics who wander the streets late at night screaming and yelling at their demons. They can prevent you from getting a decent night's sleep. Some times you can understand a story behind their rantings, other times they growl and groan instead, venting their souls of perpetual anguish.  Why can't schizophrenics suffer from an overabundance of happiness instead?   Makes me think that mental illness is not so caused by a chemical imbalance but by mistreatment at the hands of others - this mistreatment is what causes the chemical imbalance, of which only more chemicals can correct it.

I skipped taking a shower yesterday.  Being on my computer all day, it's not like I built up a sweat during the day.   But I must remember to take one today.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Things I Did Today

I got up at 5:15ish this morning and headed to McDonalds and a little breakfast and a lot of wifi.  A little more money has come in through paypal, so I was able to get something to eat. (thank you, kind people). While there I wrote in my blog and did all my usual internet things, facebook and more facebook, and checking mail and blog comments.  Once the laptop battery was exhausted I headed down to the YMCA where I keep a locker with my clothes in it.  I grabbed everything piece of clothing I had and made my way to a laundromat, and did a load of laundry.  Not to be too gross, but I hadn't worn anything clean in a week.   After laundry I took my clothes back to the locker and took a shower.  I tell ya, there's nothing quite as nice has having clean clothes on a clean body, especially when you're homeless.  It is hard to relax when homeless, but have clean clothes, etc., does help in that regard.  (thanks again to the people who sent money, so that I could do laundry).   Then I rode the bus back to the East Village and have been sitting in a cafe ever since, doing even more internet stuff.  But I'm done with all that and I still have about 3 hours left before I head back to my sleeping area.  Now, what should I do for the next three hours?