Recent content by ev wood

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    do you think hospitals treat people who are "travelling" the same

    I've had mixed experiences. People at planned parenthood have always been really nice and helpful. Tulane hospital in New Orleans treated me like fucking scum, the doctor actually laughed and made fun of me. I get that they probably see a lot of shit but I am by nature polite and well spoken...
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    Staph Infections and What Not to Do

    Earlier in the infection I would have said hot water soaks with salt (like from coffee pots at gas stations), lots of garlic and wrapping it up, but I think it's progressed beyond that point. In 2015 I waited too long on a staph infection and it began to necrotize, I was in the hospital 2+...
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    I'm so proud of you Birmingham! (women's march)

    My home city is known for violence, but also for civil unrest. Yesterday 5,000-10,000 (conflicting estimates) gathered together to continue that great tradition and send a message to the current administration that discrimination based on race, gender, orientation, class, and nationality will...
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    The cruel return to "normal" life

    Ah shucks, thanks man, glad I could help.
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    The cruel return to "normal" life

    I moved "home" after traveling for a few years a few months ago, and yes it's challenging. The main thing is definitely try not to live with your parents, and that's advice I give to pretty much any adult - they're used to you being their kid and it's difficult for them to see you otherwise...
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    Trump Won

    fuck yes dude.
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    Trump Won

    Fuck yes dude.
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    Trump Won

    The KKK is flyering the downtown of the city I grew up in, it is their first act to make their presence known there that I can remember in my lifetime. This is the same city that had a church bombed during civil rights, and four young girls were killed. This is a city that has seen and...
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    dressing nice while hitchhiking

    Those fancy patterned button downs and "prairie dresses" take a lot more dirt before they look totally wasted, especially if you take them off and put them next to you when you sleep so they don't get wrinkled. They're easily found on the cheap at thrift stores and are usually 100% cotton which...
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    Lone Female Hitchhikers

    Oh also you'll want a knife as a tool, not just a weapon. Luckily I've only ever had to use mine as a tool and honestly I'd be lost without it. I prefer well made fixed blades because you can use the bottom of the handle as a hammering tool to drive stakes into the ground as well as the blade...
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    Lone Female Hitchhikers

    ^^^^ this is what I came here to say, down to the practice hitches just to get comfortable (also a great free way to visit friends and have someone waiting for you). Also don't get dropped off in dark / uninhabited places, make sure your phone is charged, and don't be afraid to refuse rides...
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    anarchy and face tats for all!

    I can definitely see that, I imagine it'd take a lot of touch ups.
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    anarchy and face tats for all!

    I've found it helps a lot to have a friend hold the area to be tatted taught, it prevents bleeds & shaky lines. The first time I did it to myself I didn't know that and it had to be cleaned up. Regardless of whether or not you go machine congratulations on your future ink / cover up! Wish I...
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    anarchy and face tats for all!

    You can just get tattoo needles online in bulk ($8 for like 500 I think?) and use them for stick & poke. Thats generally what I do for myself, its so easy & nearly painless, plus clean up for a machine is a pain in the ass.
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    News & Blogs Train-hopper gunned down in city he called home

    Damn, this is horrible. New Orleans needs folks like him genuinely trying to invest in the community.