My travels and experiences while couch surfing

I give up

Blogging is silly. Im never going to keep up with this. If you want to know about my life, ask me. ūüėõ

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Thrown together.

I havent updated in a while so I’ll try to remember as much as I can and describe things briefly.¬† Luckily I started a list a while back to remember some things, So instead of writing a 1000 page essay I’ll leave this list…

Aubrey on Sunday with Lindsay and Patrick
Toppers hats
Costume store window
Angel’s mom
Peppermintshot things, honey whiskey, Lyndsey’s banana lollipop
Starbucks espresso
no sleep
More espresso
Joe all day Monday
Costume store
Mission to make masks, trip to Michaels area
Very distracted.. went to pet store and babies R us instead
pacifiers, teething rings, little robot bug
Best buy fucked up Joes phone
Met up w/ Rich at copley
Greg setting me up, camera stolen, muffin eaten
Rose crashed @George’s
Met up with Rose’a friends next day.
Met up with Mike, pizza, movie in best buy

Alright.¬† After that I dont remember much detail, it all ends up blurring together because of how busy I’ve been. I went to Rise as usual.. And there was Dance Dance Rave-O-lution, visiting my ex for a few days in Ayer, making new friends, staying at Ham’s house in Chelsea, back to visit Ayer again, and now here I am in Fitchburg trying to throw this blog together after a long day of looking for my little brother and missing 4 trains back to Boston.

Next time I’ll try to update again in a week so its not horrible and boring again.. whoops.

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Ravers Heaven

This week started out perfectly with a simple mission, to¬†acquire¬†plastic beads to make kandi. ¬†Myself, George, Rich, and Joe went to Michaels craft store and discovered raver kandi making heaven. ¬†The mission was completed¬†successfully, to say the least. ¬†We got a huge amount of beads. ¬†The rest of the day (and randomly throughout the week)we all sat around stringing the beads one by one on to shitty stretch cord. ¬†Many a time work in progress was dropped to the floor (#raverproblems). ¬†I got colorful tiny jingle bells to add to all the bracelets to give away, it makes them more special then the average single row kandi. ¬†George isnt in to making kandi but he is into impressing girls, all week he’s been asking the rest of us to make bracelets for him so he can give them away. ¬†Clearly he doesnt understand the point.. haha
It seems George’s place keeps picking up new couch crashers along the way, First Rich, then me, then came Greg, and then John, and sometimes¬†Joe as well. ¬†Greg came along with George’s friend Marc one night to hang out, that night the two of them crashed here and in the morning Marc left but Greg has yet to leave. ¬†The next day Greg and I tagged along to Quincey with Rich to meet up with his buddy John, That night John tagged along back with all of us and he has been here sense as well. ¬†Joe comes and goes, but mostly he’s been here. ¬†Its been one big long slumber party.
It reminds me of 3 years ago when I first moved in with my ex, Dave, and his room mates, Mikey and Jared in Ayer. ¬†People came and went, crashed for a night, or for months. Drank, stayed up all night and slept all day, smoked cigarette after cigarette, and lived like they’d never have nice things anyways so why not fuck them up. ¬†I dont exactly like living like life is a slumber party but part of me misses the times I had 3 years ago, when Dave was still a mystery man that I wanted to figure out. ¬†I guess its kind of nice because Im the age now that Im actually supposed to be living crazy, not a 16/17 year old living in a world without order.
A couple days this week it had been too rainy to do much more then sit around, and go on short walks to the train station and back to bum butts. ¬† Bumming cigarettes is one of the weirdest things I think I missed about being a smoker 2 or years ago. I love having an excuse to talk to people, especially people around Boston. ¬†Sometimes I run in to some strange people but the majority of the time everyone is friendly. ¬†On one of my bum walks a little old man told me I was beautiful and asked if I was looking for a boyfriend. ¬†Normally I’d have been creeped out by this but he was so sweet and polite about it. ¬†Another time I accidentally called a man ‘Miss’… ¬†Im not entirely sure if it was a transvestite, a man that liked feminine clothing, or a woman with horrible luck, but either way it was awkward and made me feel horrible.
Thursday my friend Rose was in Boston looking for someone to hang out with after work at the Boston Ballet place so I asked her to come by, I fed her ramen noodles and then we took a trip over to Starbucks in Allston to see the lovely Tiana at work. ¬† Tiana is one of the sweetest people I could possibly know, she made myself and Rose awesome food and drinks with love and sweetness. ¬†I hadn’t had any real food in about a week, living off ramen, pizza, pasta, and toast. Toast is a homeless¬†delicacy, for your information. ¬†So starbucks food was my tummy’s salvation. ¬†After starbucks I waited for the train with Rose, said goodbye, and headed to the T to go back to George’s.
Along my way I ran in to two very lost guys on the subway..   I took the T out of my way with them to show them where they were supposed to go, they were headed to Alewife from North Station and I guess didnt know how to read a map.  Turns out they were ravers too!  I hope to see them around again at a rave or in the cuty because I forget both of their names and we didnt exchange numbers.
Finally after another long blurred together week Friday came. ¬† I got to hang out with Rose again before Rise, We were going to go to the store to get some makeup she had on hold but the Boston College green line T was taking far too long to come though.. We ended up hanging out at the station and then she and I went our¬†separate¬†ways to home. ¬†As always my whole week is mostly me looking forward to the Wonderland event. ¬†Rise was a huge¬†disappointment¬†last night… Shitty music, bad vibes, and mostly dead all night. It was the first time I ever wanted to leave Rise early. ¬†I hope they never hire the DJ’s they had on last night again… ¬†On the bright side I got to see a lot of my beautiful friends there, which always cheers me up.
George’s crashing space is now down to just me. Everyone else got kicked out.. I cook and clean, and Im pretty quiet, so him and his room mate told me Im welcome to stay. ¬†Im thinking Im going to bounce on to the next place soon anyways, seems like its about time. ¬†We’ll see what the next week brings..

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Rise, Rise, and more Rise. And Boston.

From¬†February¬†15th to 18th I stayed at my long time close friend Erin’s house. ¬†I’ve known Erin for about 7+ years now, her family is my family and I love them dearly. ¬†Nothing too eventful ever happens at their house but its always a comforting place to be. ¬†Erin’s other close friend, Ray, always hangs around there a lot. ¬†He’s an amazing friend, he rescued me on more then one occasion. ¬†I am¬†thoroughly¬†convinced that Erin and Ray should get married, ¬† it will happen some day. ¬†Her whole family agrees, and even they both know deep down that its ment to be.
On Friday the 17th I introduced Ray to my favorite club, Rise. ¬†Every Friday they have whats called Wonderland. Its not a typical club, its a club mimicking a rave. ¬†The vibe is filled with plur and happiness. ¬† Needless to say, he fell in love with it. Who wouldnt fall in love with it? ¬†So the very next day he wanted to go back again. ¬†I had never been on any other day, I adore Wonderland and I’d rather be there on that day then any other. ¬†But Ray wanted to check it out, so I used the¬†opportunity¬†to grab a ride to Boston. ¬† We were unaware that the club didnt open until 1AM on saturdays so we got there very early.. Ray went to a bar to kill the time till the doors opened and I went off on my way to my next couch to crash on.
Saturday night after leaving Ray at the bar, I made my way to Zia’s place over in JP(Jamaica Plane). ¬†I met Zia at club Rise a few weeks before, we had ended up going to a 24 hour cafe after the club with a group of people and all chilling. ¬† Zia is a¬†gentleman¬†and a great host. ¬†It was already pretty late when I got there so we went to sleep after hanging out for maybe an hour. ¬†He insisted I sleep in the bed, and he on the floor.
The next day we mostly just chilled, around 5 Zia had things to do so I went out and hung around some of my favorite places in the city, such as Harvard Square, China Town, and the Boston Common. ¬†I was going to eat at Veggie Planet in Harvard Square but they were take out only, so I hung around and chatted with the Harvard Square group of homeless guys. ¬†They’re all out of their tree but generally nice people. ¬†I ended up eating at My Thai Vegan Cafe in China Town. ¬†Its an amazing cafe, It was the first vegan/vegetarian cafe I had ever been to when I was a lot younger so it holds a special place in my heart. ¬†From there I walked over to Boston Common and met two people that had just come from an Emilie Autumn concert, they were all dressed up for the show and had awesomely friendly personalities.
Later that night I headed back to Zia’s place and met up with his friend Rich. The three of us went to a special long weekend Sunday Rise event, and as always I made new friends, saw old friends, and went to the 24 hour cafe down the street afterwards.
For the most part the rest of the weeks details are a blur to me. ¬†After Sunday Rich and I have both been crashing at our friend George’s house. ¬†We go to bed late, eat pancakes in the ‘morning’ (really by then its the afternoon), go places and do things around the city, and hang out.
The BIG event of the week was last night at Rise (where else would I be on a Friday?).  Unfortunately the headliner of the event, Organ Donors, was denied entrance in to the country because of a complication with their visas.  The party was still amazing.  It blew my mind.  I knew so many of the people there, and met so many more. The good vibes and amazing music make me incredibly happy.

I wish I could type up every moment of this weeks events because its been so great, but I guess some things are to be kept in my head.

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A Little Bit of Everywhere

A little bit about myself…. My name is Lauren. I was born June 6th, 1992. I believe that the¬†number of years you have lived isnt what makes your age, but the number of experiences you have lived through does. By that measure Im sure I am older than my birth date would let off.¬†I moved out of my family’s house at age 16, and moved in with my friend David, who later became my boyfriend of 3 years.¬† I felt I was better off without them, and I was right.¬† I dropped out of High School to get a job, Im certainly not a dead beat kid because of it. I plan on getting my GED and going to college to become a Naturopathic Doctor when I settle back down in one place.¬† I love to cook, I’ve been told I make a killer meal.¬† I also love to dance, I attend as many raves as I can afford.¬† I am NOT a fan of dubstep, drugs, or ‘ragers’.¬† I dont dirty dance, I find it unattractive and degrading.¬† I think body modifications are beautiful when done by talented piercers and artists.¬† I have a lot of very strong and controversial beliefs, I am vegan, pro-choice(more like pro-abortion…)¬†supporter of equal rights for all kinds of people, environmentalist, and a supporter of the LGBTQ community(generally speaking, Im very liberal).¬† These are topics I will go into another time in more detail.

On Friday January 20th of this year I said goodbye to the man I loved and lived with for the past 3 years of my life.  It was time for me to life my life freely, and without attachment.  This blogs purpose will be for me to keep track of my adventures living out of a backpack, couch surfing, raving and partying, and traveling wherever the wind carries me.  If I entertain some readers along my way it will be a lovely bonus.

To fill you in on the days between¬†that Friday and today, I will generalize…¬† For about 3 weeks I¬†stayed with a guy I met at Club Rise¬†in Boston, His name is Spencer.¬† He lured me in with sweet nothings and chivalry but it wasnt long before he showed his true colors, I left him the day before Valentines day.¬† There were a few interesting things that happened during that time but for the sake of moving forward and not worrying about the past, We’ll have to miss out on those adventures here.

The name of my blog ‘Little Bit Of Everywhere’ was decided because whenever someone asks me where I come from Im never sure what to tell them. I’ve moved around a lot. Born in Nashua, NH, I lived there until I was 7.¬† At which point i moved in with my Grandparents in Groton, MA.¬† Then to New Port Richey, Florida for a year 2005 to 2006. After, back to Groton for another few years.¬† In June of 2009 I moved again to Ayer, MA. While in Ayer I lived in 5 different places throughout the 3 years I was there.¬† And now, Here I am. Living a little bit of everywhere and a lot of nowhere.


And here starts my adventure.  Wish me luck and follow my blog along my way!

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