My travels and experiences while couch surfing

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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