Once upon a time, a bum found a motorcycle...

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Neon Black, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Neon Black

    Neon Black Supertramp

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    Just for the sake of clarity, I believe when High Country Herb made the "Jack of all Trades" remark, he was referring to the numerous jobs and different types of work I do to keep myself afloat. The compliment on my writing just happened to be close on hand.

    Today is a cold one in Tennessee (at least for this California boy). I think I'm gonna hop in my coveralls and go see what I can do about that speedo. Also, there is something I just HAVE to share with somebody: On this family farm we have a bit of a freak of nature being raised... Actually, more like 6 or 7 freaks of nature... Let me make some coffee and do my morning rounds and I'll see if I can't post some pictures of these abominations of God.
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  2. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Craigslist jobs in most cities will have ESL opportunities and sales jobs.
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  3. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Chupacabre' ? :lol3
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  4. Neon Black

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    One of the farm cats had her litter in the chicken coop. One of the chickens decided to take it upon herself to help momma kitty raise the little ones! Most adorable thing ever! When momma kitty goes out to hunt for food (or whatever cats do) the surrogate momma chicken just sits on all the kittens! Oh mah GAWD its just too cute! But I think these cats are going to grow up a bit confused...

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    There's a lesson here in interracial/gay couples raising kids, but I'll let y'all think about that on your own. :D

    -Neon



    Edit: These are the "freaks of nature" I was talking about. I was just being silly though.
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  5. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    I had the "jack thing" as your uncle, pardon me, perhaps him & his nephew? When I think of a "jack" type person(I've been around more than a few & after many careers I might even qualify?) I think of many jobs in ones repertoire ,all done with skill, not semi-skilled or labor, thus they are beyond mundane tasks such as roofing , etc. as you mention ...Not to belittle any kind of work-I think all work is noble!!!
    Enjoy the ride-after this month of rain slows down.
    I've kept a chicken flock for many years & never thought of cats(I don't keep cats!) & chickens as compatible-whatsoever!!!!
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  6. Neon Black

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    I made it to the east coast! I rode into Boston last Thursday and my trip (so far) is completed. I've made it across this amazing and huge country of ours and I can honestly say I've never had so much fun on the road in my entire life.

    From Tennessee I went up into Virginia and got on the Blue Ridge parkway at Roanoke. That was ridiculous, to say the least. So many amazing and scary views from the sides of these giant mountains (the beginning of the Appalachians if I'm not mistaken) that looked off into parts of the Virginian mountain ranges and valleys. I slept just off the trail for two nights and rode probably five or six hundred miles a day, literally riding from dawn to dusk, harder than I have ever ridden. It was legit dope rad sick fuckin' sweet, I feel like I've finally completed what I set out to do back in February!

    I didn't have a camera so I never really got to take any pictures, but that to me just makes the whole experience all that much more special, personal, and for my own health I really needed that introspective experience.

    When I crossed the Hudson in New York on my way to Mass, I finally decided to get on an interstate (Highway 90 aka the Mass. Pkwy) since it was the fastest way into Boston and the closest route to get to my friends' place. My bike handled the last 170 miles on that highway like a fucking dream, fully surpassing my expectations! She held a constant speed for extended periods, got me going when I needed to move, and kept flying solid all the way up to the rush hour traffic that plagues Boston in the late afternoon.

    As I sit on this couch that is, for the time being, my home Baby Girl sits parked down the road and I couldn't be more proud of her. From Texas to Boston, there wasn't a single mechanical problem whatsoever.

    I've been lucky enough to have already secured a job with a catering company that works all around the greater Boston area, and I'll be starting later this week. On top of that, I have also found several ESL Teaching opportunities in the area that I am qualified for. And two of the jobs have already responded to my cover letters/ resumes wanting me to submit further application information.

    So life has been good to me lately, and I am a happy clam. Especially the fact that I am with two amazing friends who I went to high school with back in Nor Cal. Boston is a cool city with lots of younger people and pretty girls, I think I can see myself posting up here for a while.

    Best of luck to everyone on their adventures, I think that for the time being this adventure of mine has come to a close. Next time I ride will be back to the west coast and South to Argentina or Guatemala to continue teaching, and next time I'll bring a camera for you guys :D

    Big love to our great earth and all its critters!
    -Neon Black


    P.S.

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  7. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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