after that i did a couple days in santa clara county jail (that was part of "stuff getting resolved", and the reasons are not that interesting, i promise), BS'ing with a medley of people ranging from the unfortunate 20y/o kid from SF who got a kidnapping charge from trying to give some girl a ride home and missing her exit, to meth-addicted black-metal guitarists, to hip-hop promoters, with about as many hard, pipe-hittin' niggaz as you'd expect thrown in for good measure.
after that, lacking any reason to say "no", i accept an invite from one of the fellows in the last category to his house in WAY East Palo Alto (as in, go any farther east and you get wet) and proceed to:
- clean all the spyware from his computer
- defrag his hard disk
- set him up with soulseek so he could get music, bittorrent so he could get a copy of cakewalk, and a yahoo email account
- show him useful internet sites that i've been using so long i take them for granted (imdb, for example)
in exchange for a steady flow of blunt hits and a $20 bill. (and yes, being a white boy in that part of town will get you some strange looks.)
even given all of that, i am nowhere near as hardcore as this guy:
i'm reminded of that Far Side cartoon with the caption "how nature says Do Not Touch"...