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    Default i hate the holidays

    the start date for my NOBO couldent come any sooner. every year near xmas which is also around the same time as my bday i have the most awful luck ever. to add to the list i am being kicked out of my aprt cause my roomate left and i cant afford rent so we have to be out by dec 23. 2 DAYS before xmas and to top it off my cell phone was cut off today and the place i was bartending at just went out of business. so from no untill the end of feb when i start my trip i will be homeless,broke and in complete despair. thank god for the AT it is really the only thing i have to look forward to these days.and thanks to all the friends on WHITEBLAZE and all the AT hikers who lend your support. hopefully i will be able to hear back from some of you before they cancel my internet haha see you all on the trail-THE LAW
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    If you can manage it, why not start now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMTHELAW70 View Post
    the start date for my NOBO couldent come any sooner. every year near xmas which is also around the same time as my bday i have the most awful luck ever. to add to the list i am being kicked out of my aprt cause my roomate left and i cant afford rent so we have to be out by dec 23. 2 DAYS before xmas and to top it off my cell phone was cut off today and the place i was bartending at just went out of business. so from no untill the end of feb when i start my trip i will be homeless,broke and in complete despair. thank god for the AT it is really the only thing i have to look forward to these days.and thanks to all the friends on WHITEBLAZE and all the AT hikers who lend your support. hopefully i will be able to hear back from some of you before they cancel my internet haha see you all on the trail-THE LAW
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMTHELAW70 View Post
    so from no untill the end of feb when i start my trip i will be homeless,broke and in complete despair.
    Plenty of jobs here:
    Job list for Roanoke and the entire Blue Ridge Region
    http://regionalhelpwanted.com/BrowseAds/?SN=145
    Teej

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    Sorry to hear things are not to your liking. However, you now have a unique opportunity - you have no job or lease to tie you to where you now are. As TJ says, go someplace where jobs are plentiful - hopefully some place where you can train for your up-coming hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Sorry to hear things are not to your liking. However, you now have a unique opportunity - you have no job or lease to tie you to where you now are. As TJ says, go someplace where jobs are plentiful - hopefully some place where you can train for your up-coming hike.
    Yep. Get a seasonal job to get by until ready head out to hike.

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    Going to leave this brokedown palace,
    On my hand and knees, I will roll, roll, roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    Someone, somewhere is suffering much worse than you are.
    Troll is, reading through the political forums...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Troll is, reading through the political forums...
    That's funny right there! I don't care who you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrapin_too View Post
    Going to leave this brokedown palace,
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    Make myself a bed in the waterside,
    In my time, I will roll, roll roll.

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    Nice Can always find help there!
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    There is real suffering on the political forums all right. but good luck on your hike. I know a lot of people got work along the trail in 2005. Also a lot of the hostels do work for stay.. I put together some furniture for Susan in Damascus, for a night stay.. It was a pain, one of these chinese made things.. It took me all day.. She got the better end of the deal I think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coralrives View Post
    Nice Can always find help there!
    It's good to know that the GD-AT connection lives on. That verse from "Brokedown Palace" came to me within seconds after reading the opening post of this thread. I swear, my one encounter with the "Trail Daze" scene reminded me of nothing so much as... a GD concert.

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    Your broke and soon to be homeless yet you are starting a thru at the end of Feb.? I know I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shed but I seem to be missing something here.
    My guns are not as dangerous as Ted Kennedy's car

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrapin_too View Post
    It's good to know that the GD-AT connection lives on. That verse from "Brokedown Palace" came to me within seconds after reading the opening post of this thread. I swear, my one encounter with the "Trail Daze" scene reminded me of nothing so much as... a GD concert.

    Man, I miss those Shows! Although I got into the Dead late, near the end, I seem to appreciate the music more every passing year.
    "Be good and you will be lonesome" M. Twain

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    "Jerry's dead and Phish sucks. Get a life" Had that sticker on my Nalgene.

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    Yer a cranky old phart, Wolf.

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    C'mon now. I put a after my post. I just ain't a Dead fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ aka Teej View Post
    Plenty of jobs here:
    Job list for Roanoke and the entire Blue Ridge Region
    http://regionalhelpwanted.com/BrowseAds/?SN=145

    Roanoke is nowhere near Manassas though. He lives in Northern VA and Manassas does have plenty of retail and restaurants. Almost like a burb of Washington, really. Should be able to come up with some temp job, I'd think. Also, family or friends around where you can stay? Or any chance you can find a roomate?

    Also, I agree with another poster - can be hard to do a thru with stuff at home nagging you. Might want to get things squared away first, then you can relax and enjoy your hike.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Austexs View Post
    Yep. Get a seasonal job to get by until ready head out to hike.
    come spend the rest of the winter in AK,,,Chena hot springs resort would be most happy to employ U for the rest of the season,,,$$$ along with free room and board and free wireless internet access,,,course it can git a little chilly here,
    "I'd rather kill a man than a snake. Not because I love snakes or hate men. It is a question, rather, of proportion." Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    C'mon now. I put a after my post. I just ain't a Dead fan.
    It takes a little effort, but it's well worth it.

    Coming from a guitar player whose favorite band is Iron Maiden.

    As to the topic...
    as Iron Maiden so eloquently put it in my favorite hiking song (which deserves reposting here):

    Another prophet of disaster
    Who says the ship is lost
    Another prophet of disaster
    Leaving you to count the cost
    Taunting us with visions
    Afflicting us with fear
    Predicting war for millions
    In the hope that one appears

    No point asking when it is
    No point asking who's to go
    No point asking what's the game
    No point asking who's to blame
    cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die
    cos if you're gonna die, if you're gonna die!

    If you're gonna die, die with your boots on
    If you're gonna try, just stick around
    Gonna cry, just move along
    If you're gonna die, you're gonna die!

    In 13 the beast is rising
    The frenchman did surmise
    Through earthquakes and starvation
    The warlord will arise
    Terror, death, destruction
    Pour from the eastern sands
    But the truth of all predictions
    Is always in your hands

    If you're gonna die, die with your boots on
    If you're gonna try, just stick around
    Gonna cry, just move along
    If you're gonna die, you're gonna die!

    They died, with their boots on!


    PS. Respond to the thread when you can so we know how things turn out.

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