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The Trip. (photographs)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by iloveboxcars, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    The day begins at 3am. Quite the ungodly hour.

    I drive out of my driveway.. because I am leaving.


    I fill up my gas tank before hitting the road. While standing there I
    thought I should take a picture of the gas prices and the autorack in
    truck form.


    As the sun rises. I'd say this was at about 5:30am. I remember someone
    saying that car mirrors take away from the picture, I think it added
    to this one.


    I really like the way this looked. The next picture has a better
    angle but I wasn't able to crop it.


    although I should have I did not stop, for I had a mission, and no
    photo op was going to stop me.


    I thought that I would share with you my lovely passanger with whom I
    discussed many worldy topics on my 10 hour journey. I was
    actually taking a picture of the train.


    Filling up on gas. I wanted to walk over to that building and dig
    around but I was still on a mission, and nothing except for lack of
    fuel would stop me.


    My car isn't the only thing that needed refueling.


    I found this sign hilarious.


    23 more miles. Oh god am I tired. This sign signified about 10 minutes
    of freeway driving left. And only a short period after until sleep.

  2. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    After 10 hours of driving I arrived on the street I live on. Homebase
    at last! Unfortunately a native Arizona lady wasn't going to let it
    be that easy.


    She decided side swiping me was quite the idea apparently.


    1 more for good measure.


    Her passenger started crying. This is the first accident I've been in
    in all my (4) years of driving. My door no longer closes all the way.


    [url=http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL36/1811984/3490835/58625865.jpg]open in new window. apartment floor plan. [/url]

    After about an hour or so of signing papers and only thinking about
    sleep I get into the apartment. This is from the front door.


    This is from the living room. That light fixture has something against
    'me. It attacks me every time I enter the "kitchen."


    The living room.








    I ran out of batteries. Which is extremely unfortunate, the next
    couple hours were..interesting.

    I decided to watch a movie. The Movie was Hiest with Danny DeVito and
    Gene Hackman. After this less than decent movie I decided to have a
    cigarette I walk outside and all I see is dust. Everywhere. I can
    barely see across the street and I cannot breath. No cigarette for
    me. I run out to my car to grab something, i forget what, and on my
    way back a baby bird falls to the ground from its nest. It kicks it's
    right leg up a few times, squaks alittle and then lies motionless.
    This is some excelent symbolism right here. Baby leaves the nest and
    dies. Anyway, I go to the office because I got done making sure
    everything in the apartment was in working order and there is a man
    in there. I listen to his conversation while waiting. Apparently
    someone stole his car right here in the apartment complex. The lady
    he is talking to says that it happens a lot here. What the fuck?
    Whatever I think, and stop listening. The lady calles me in, I had
    her the paper and start leaving. She says wait I forgot to tell you
    something. Yeah? I ask. Try not to walk alone after dark, and if you
    do be careful. O-ho Kay!

    -I have found the area that I live isn't as bad as I initially
    thought. Sure the elementary school has barbed wire around it, but
    that doesn't really mean anything. I drove around phoenix and I think
    north Phoenix is a lot worse than where I live.


    I do not know where they got their pictures for their website at, but
    it definately wasn't from this apartment complex.

    I have visited the 3 lay-ups nearest to me. All three have nothing
    but hoppers. The only graffiti there was an esay, 2 crow's (both as
    ugly as usual), and a code. Fuck yes. If there aren't any decent
    lay-ups around here I'm just going to go ahead and start on a murderous

    -I went further out and found acouple of pretty nice yards. They are
    both in industry areas and surrounded by buildings. I'm a little
    sketchy on that, but I'll talk to clue and f4n70m to see what's up
    with security around here. Still mostly hoppers. No autoracks though,
    thank god.


    The father of the girl that hit me called today and asked if I wanted
    to settle this without insurance. Fuck that. The officer tried to say
    it was my fault for trying to make a u-turn where it was perfectly
    legal to make a u-turn. It isn't my fault the girl *who was driving
    behind me* is a moron. Seriously, it isn't. So the father wanted me
    to pay them for the damage to thier car. Pfft, get yourself a lawyer

    She is also claiming that her arm is hurting due to the accident.
    Stabbing people should be legal.

    One thing that I'm not too fond of is the officer who took care of
    the situation gave them my address/telephone number etc. I have thier
    address and telephone number as well.. but I am not comfortable at
    all with them knowing where I live. I don't know these people. I
    don't know what they are going to do if I prove it's her fault. Eh,
    anyway, that is it for now. Today is Monday, I will have the internet
    on Thursday. Here's for a long week.


    There is no smog on the horizon here. Sunsets are very beautiful.

    It is still too hot. I have sort of gotten used to the heat, but if
    i'm out in it for a long period of time (being ten or more minutes)
    it starts to get to me. My apartment is at a constant 71 degrees while
    i'm in it and 85 while i'm gone. I have yet to see the outside
    temperature go below 95 degrees.

    later today (around 9 or 10 pacific time) I'll be adding acouple pictures from around my area.
  3. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    Best of luck to you and your roommate:


  4. inkblots

    inkblots Member

    Joined: Nov 14, 2002 Messages: 401 Likes Received: 0
    lots of good luck to you

    thats a hotbox
  5. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    excellent. i plan to be in Phoenix later this year.
  6. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    nice thread, good luck.
  7. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
  8. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    *what city did you move from?

    did you discover the origin of the mystery dust?
  9. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    nice work.. thanks for keepign us up to date.
    It's great when 'ouncers invite us into the personal lives.
  10. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    Cool thread man. I really liked the dead baby bird symbolism. The "other desert cities" sign was good for a ironic laugh.

    COngratulations on your new home. nothing is better than striking out and living on your own.

    Enjoy the pleasures of....

    -coming home anytime you feel like it

    -walking around the house naked.

    -if drugs are your thing.....no longer having to go to extreme measures to keep it secret from family members! (except when they visit

    -Sex anytime and anywhere

    -the fridge is now yours.....all yours...eat what ever you want because IT'S ALL YOURS

    -grow medicinal marijuanna

    -friends can come over ANYTIME

    -mom and dad..............are not there to bitch at you over stupid sutff
  11. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
  12. InnerCityRebel

    InnerCityRebel Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 19, 2002 Messages: 8,297 Likes Received: 117
    Great pics.The only thng that sucks is that some girl hit your car.I say you take ur ass to mcdonalds every night and get a salad and throw it on her house/apartment..
  13. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    i'm a go out on a limb here.... THE DESERT!!!

    good luck out there.. that is just too hot.

    and that would suck to get in that fender bender soo close. just think, if you went to explore that building you would missed the accident.
  14. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450

    I have been told that the "mystery dust" is because it's monsoon season.

    I moved from San Francisco.


    I already had a house with friends.. I haven't lived with my parents for quite awhile now (the actual length of time escapes me).. but yeah, most of those apply anyway.. no matter if it's parents or room mates you need to watch what you do.


    i don't know where they are at. probably not playing golf though.
  15. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    congrats on the move man, sucks about the wreck though...

    place looks nice.

    good luckski.