After a little cleaning out of the Crustodio archives, I’ve come across some treasures.
Throughout my life, I’ve had a habit of picking up journals. I kid myself that I’ll fill them with all of my deep thoughts, creative ideas I get on-the-fly, poems and other bullshit.
Without fail, the first few pages show a weak attempt at capturing…something. Then the journal gets put away, at best being used for notes during a phone call.
So I grabbed a couple of VERY old journals to take to work. Maybe I’ll use ‘em there?
Instead, I’ve come across a few pages of history. A snippet of time some 20+ years ago when money was tight and bills were low.
Below you’ll find what I found in my journal: the scribbling of poor college boys trying to split the bills for a duplex in Fairborn, Ohio, circa 1985.
Apparently I liked calling home more than they did.
DP&L (Dayton Power and Light)
Aug 22 + Sept 23
(written out long division, working out how to divide 59.57 by 3)
My last electricity bill almost reached the $700 mark.
City of Fairborn
(written out long division, working out how to divide 30.1 by 3. Yeah, you read that right. Shut up. We were theater majors.)
Must have been for water and sewer. That could have been spent on pot instead. I don’t remember.
And we were so poor that our phone ended up being turned off. I will no longer call them “the good old days.”
Who am I kidding? They sure as shit were.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Posted by Crustodio at 4:03 PM