Tuesday, August 28, 2007

my idea of hell

Is spending 70 hours surrounded by generator light toting randoneurs. They would tell you how your lights arent bright enough, or how your mud flaps should be longer or how you ride too fast, or should not use clip in pedals, or arent patriotic enough, or how you should grow a mustache or something, but Matt apparently likes mental torture and did Brest-Paris-Brest, which is like 1200k or something crazy. This is a few weeks after doing the Ironman Norway, which is apparently the hardest Iron distance Tri that there is. Ill see him this weekend for my Bro's wedding, which should be sweet.
Matt's blog about riding a lot, vegan food and hooking up with girls in my bed when im out of town.

A few years ago I lived on a street in south oakland named "joe hammer square." It was a total dump. I paid 165 dollars a month for a room with like 5 other people living there. One morning I got up and the entire shower was filled with ice cream cones that were found in a dumpster. The girl that lived there, sari, just showered on top of them.

A few months ago they were evicted, like 2 years too late. There was an awesome posting on the craigslist.org website's "for rent" section. It went on to describe how the tenants were "musicians" and "destroyed" the place. It said they were evicted and the place would be cleaned/fixed up and available for rent.

Today's Post-Gazette had a good article titled "Oakland housing takes turn for better."
"As he finished up the walk on Joe Hammer Square, Mr. Nordenberg said the get-tough strategy appears to be working. He said he has seen a "noticeable change" in conditions since last August."
Pretty funny.

6 comments:

Soupie said...

Joe Hammer Trade Center

Sparkstember 11th

Matt! said...

hahaha

steevo said...

I forgot to mention that they would tell you to wear MORE reflective clothing/vests/anklets

Calling out minturn said...

check it

Chris Mayhew said...

What, couldn't find any photos of him using a 2 license with the sticker pulled off?

Jon said...

Steevo, I just started sifting through your blog from the top. That house was amazing, I can't believe it's gone on this long...