The Reason I Owe You $11

After the church, I decided, kind of against Christian's advice, that maybe I should go to the mysterious party after all. (kind of related complaint: it is incredibly hard to buy beer in PA. You have to go to a beer distributor, and even then they won't let you buy less than 24 at a time. Whatever, I thought, I'd just have some to share. And get absolutely hammered besides.) So Christian drops me off there, at the Budd Building, somewhere in a bleak, industrial part of the city. I can't help but think I'm in the absolute wrong place.…

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St. Melba’s Church

After the asylum, my hosts introduced me to the legendary oasis of Wawa, then we continued on to South Philly to see a church, which I know almost nothing about, except that it's in Philadelphia. That being said, it's certainly better than any of the abandoned churches in Buffalo! At least no one has ever done this to me... apparently I still have farther to fall into ignominy. Every time I see an abandoned piano I want to play it... then I wonder if someone would hear the music and decide we were better off caught. This is the kind…

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Hippo Campus

If the last few trips had unusual beginnings, this one was absolutely weird... starting on the bus ride home from Cincinnati, I began to get unsolicited calls from apparent explorers (caller ID blocked, of course) telling me to go to Philly next weekend for some mysterious UER party. Of course, this being the Fuck It Tour, I obliged; the goal, after all, has been to explore a new area every weekend, and meet new people, who might be part of my comeback, and whoever these strange characters were, it seemed as it might be in my best interest to meet…

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