Tuesday, July 8, 2008



Does poverty make you boring?

I’m starting to worry that that might be the case.

I seem to say ‘No’ rather a lot now and not many adventures have ever started with a ‘No’.

Shackleton: “Would you like to come on a hazardous journey with small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success?”
Gareth: “No”

Mikey: “Let’s go and find One Eyed Willy’s treasure!”
Gareth: “No”

However I draw strength from the fact that this situation is only temporary.

When the debt has gone I will be screaming YESSSSS at the top of my lungs.

Yes to nights out bowling
Yes to spontaneous lunch outings at work
Yes to new clothes
Yes to taxis home


Nope poverty does not make anyone boring. In fact, hmm lets see, Tracy Chaptman - was HOMELESS, Patty Smith - need I say anything? JK Rowling - lived in a box while writing the Harry Potter books with her kids, Bob Dylan stole his first guitar AND I've been poor my whole and I seemed to have packed in a lot of crazy adventures. Don't let the bastards get you down - we don't need money to be happy. But if anyone out there is reading this and is inspired to share some of their money with us we'd be happy to take it! ;)

1 comment:

Holly said...

I'm spending my Saturday night not spending any money and reading back through your entire blog.

I always used to think that it was really inspiring that JK Rowling had written those books in a tiny flat too. BUT!! There was a documentary about her on TV here in the UK last Christmas and she went back and visited that flat, and it was fucking huge!! It had obviously been redecorated but it still had big rooms and two bedrooms and a big kitchen. I felt well pissed off (it's bigger than my flat)!

It was cute though, in her old bedroom, the new owners had some Harry P books on their shelves and she got all upset.