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Especially for Amaranth and her future children [Jun. 22nd, 2008|09:45 am]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!
allisontmorth
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[Current Location |born in Tallahassee, FL]

The Sun is Japanese-
It rises in the East

And when it needs to rest,
It goes to the West
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VIRGINIA IS SO CUTE I LOVE IT MORE THAN CORRECT PUNCTUATION!!!!!!!!! [Jun. 21st, 2008|11:57 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!

worswos
[Current Location |Hyattsville, MD]
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

I can't remember what day is which anymore, or what happened where when. We survived the most perfectly creepy campground in Union Grove, we went to Charlottesville and witnessed the most beautiful sunset, we checked out Richmond which made up my mind if my funds don't make it up for me. There was some Scottsville and some Fredericksburg in there too, some festival and some museum.

Thursday we went to D.C. and made an important decision. Then Angela and Adam rescued us. Friday Sky and I went to the Holocaust Museum, after running an important errand. Today we all went to an outdoor market and admired purses made of books.

"If anger attitude and rage works for you, find a mirror and Go For It."

P.S. I guess the phone works after all, but we almost quit the car.
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goodBYE [Jun. 21st, 2008|10:29 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!
allisontmorth
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[Current Location |Washington, DC (Maryland)]

Goodbye land, goodbye sunshine, goodbye earth-tone suede jacket
goodbye east, goodbye west, goodbye nomadic practical habits

I got me a new way to be
You can't outrun me

Goodbye mystical future flight 
goodbye! as my dreams lead me through the night 
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Falling in love with the South, Part 2 [Jun. 16th, 2008|02:48 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!
allisontmorth
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[Current Location |Charlotte, NC]
[Current Music |mall noises]

Valdosta, GA reintroduced me to my love of summer storms.  Zolar came out to play a bit that day; Sky is more reserved, but Zolar sings in the rain.  After the storm let up and simultaneously conquered our efforts to obtain ice-cream - you know, the dessert from the pit of hell - we went to Bible study.  The pastor was nice and awesome and reminded me to pick the pillow up off of the floor and move on.  It don't matta whose job it is!  He was blown away by the trip of no plan and we still wanted ice-cream - even though it channels all five kinds of evil - so we asked for directions to a grocery store.  The grocery store was next to a Chinese place where the young men are really into girls who haven't bathed in a couple days.  We felt as though we were going to explode upon finally leaving that parking lot.  Georgia life is an all-you-can-eat restaurant. 
We visited Shelley and Jim in Commerce, where we discovered that human beings evolve from sloths, not monkeys.  (Stay with me here, y'all.  Wake up. I bet you are not swinging on a tree branch like a money would, are you?  Yeah, that's right, you are in a chair, on a bed, or half asleep as you read this.  Sloths, all of us! ) It was good to get in touch with my inner sloth.  With my thoughts I make the nothing.
We were on our way to South Carolina as of yesterday, which I hear is also known as Sunday.  We stopped in Greenville and met Mike, a homeless youth like ourselves.  He was a bit bolder than we are, a bit more drug-friendly, and a ton more sunburned.  We sat at a gas station and watched Mary Poppins happen in the parking lot.  Mike told us about a church called something that I don't remember, and we decided to go.  Then we saw a Subway and stopped.  Then we asked for directions to the church from the lady who was shocked about us walking two blocks to get bubble tea.  We ain't from these parts.  But we still from the sloth.
We went to the church of giant and found the flier for Sunday evening prayer, which is where we stayed and prayed and sang until 11pm when Win told us he had a place for us to stay.  We slept at Aleshia's apartment and left for North Carolina this morning.  We are on the lookout for two life-changing moments, gemstones along the way, trees of life, shrewdness of serpents, and understanding of just about everything.  Prophecy out.

We have also found the fountain of youth.


"Thanks for nothing, Wand of Choice!"
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All I need to know I learned at Jason's Deli. [Jun. 16th, 2008|02:25 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!

worswos
[Current Location |Charlotte, NC]
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]

I thought I was going to get skinnier on this trip, but studies have shown that sitting for hours and being treated to multiple all-you-can-eat buffets makes you fatter. After we got done hibernating at Shelley & Jim's beautiful historic home in Commerce, we had our own little revival in the car, in southern accents (not mocking, mind you; everything's just better in southern -- especially revivals). When we arrived in South Carolina (mostly just to make sure it really exists), we hung out with a fellow homeless named Mike, and then met some new friends who sent us to an Aleshia who was in the process of moving out and had plenty of floor space for us to crash on.

"Goodbah philosophay... Ah hardly knew thee" - Peggy Sue (aka Sky)
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No more po-lice cops! [Jun. 11th, 2008|01:52 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!

worswos
[Current Location |Valdosta, GA]
[Current Mood |relievedrelieved]

We spent the rest of the weekend in Port Orange and then visited Uncle John at his condo right on Daytona Beach. We were ready to get out of Florida, but made one last stop in Lakeland yesterday.

None of the six people we got directions from bothered to mention that there are two Pipkin streets and two Medulla streets, so we drove around for over an hour, increasingly worried that the town was collectively insane, until we finally found what the souvenir t-shirts called the "Florida Outpouring."

The revival was like the monster truck show of church services. This guy yelled so loud that we couldn't even make out what he was saying half the time. The deaf shall be healed... and the hearing shall be made deaf. Then all the healed people got hit in the head until they fell over, which seems counterproductive to me.

Now we're in Georgia, where we belong.

"FREE stomachache with purchase!"
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One month! [Jun. 7th, 2008|12:03 pm]
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worswos
[Current Location |Boca Raton, FL]
[Current Mood |disappointeddead]

Well we spent last weekend in Tallahassee with some awesome people we met at FSU (and another piano). Then we found the most perfect place to stay in Tampa (this one had two pianos), at least it was perfect until security kicked us out; after that it was just funny. Stuff is everywhere, you just have to stop looking for it and go find it. And be more sly.

Wednesday we went to Naples, where the ocean made all the sleep-deprived bug-bitten long hot dirty hours in the car worth every minute. Then we met some wonderful people and stayed at this Tom's house. It's funny how in the early evening you can have no idea where you're going to sleep, and a couple hours later you're eating Chinese food and playing Rock Star with Tom's kids.

And we just spent the last couple days kickin it in Miami!

"Do you ever get the urge to give blood just for the free cookies?"
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(no subject) [Jun. 7th, 2008|11:32 am]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!
allisontmorth
[Current Location |Boca Raton, FL]
[Current Music |Elton John]

I love Florida.
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Freakin' Alabama! [May. 30th, 2008|12:48 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!

worswos
[Current Location |Arby's, FL]
[Current Mood |fullfull]

Tuesday we went boy-watching at LSU and made some friends. It's funny; once you stop running ahead of God, he lets you stay at his house and play his baby grand.

Wednesday we entered and exited New Orleans. We saw a colony of Katrina survivors living in tents under a bridge and considered joining them, but we rather wanted to get out of the city.

Thursday we went to Mississippi and jumped in the ocean, which was amazing. Later we found Southern-French-Vietnamese? food, which was also amazing. We pretty well skipped Alabama. All we did there was meet our new friend Robert, who we forgot to actually make friends with.

"Which state comes next?"

P.S. We quit the phone.
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Baton Rouge, etc. [May. 28th, 2008|02:56 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!
allisontmorth
[Current Location |new orleans, la]

We picked up an interesting night between the hours of something and 10:30.  There was a quad, a law building, three denominations all in a row, and a decision to journal and sketch.  The bugs bit without pity as we poured what we had experienced and seen in the past few days onto a few oddly-blank pages.

A white hat.  A white hat.  How can I sketch a white hat? 

My subject approaches me.  The composition is thrown off a bit, but I suppose I can work it out.   His name is Tucker; he wears a white hat.  The drawing stops, the writing stops, and the talking begins.  There are four now: Sky, Amaranth, Anthony and Tucker.  Anthony just graduated, the youngest ever from LSU in the physics department.  We feel old suddenly.  Four years older than a college grad old. 

The boys lingering in the distance join us now.  They all confess to be a bit drunk.  Honestly, the line between sober and buzzed among the college-aged male is too thin to be called a line.  It's more of a thread.  Let's just say they're sober.

We go to Barnes and Noble.  We listen to Brazilian music.  We want to learn Portuguese.  It's 10pm and we have nowhere to sleep - maybe we should hold off on foreign languages for now, head back to the Episcosomething chapel on campus and hope it's still open.  It would make for a nice hotel tonight.

Just like the great outdoors, the church is open 24 hours.  Hallelujah!   Just like the great outdoors, the church is filled with unusual sounds.  Someone is coming in?  No, just the AC kicking on again.

2 am.  I am cold.  Chris told me Louisiana didn't care about the environment, but night-time AC is off my map. 

We head to the car where Amaranth dons another layer or two and heads back to the church with a new plan.  I recline in the passenger seat and cover my face with my alpaca shall to dim the street lamp's severity.  We sleep in separate places for the first time in three weeks. 

The sunshine comes, a new day is here.

Time to head to Nola. Yup, time to leave.
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