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Monday, May 1, 2006


How come no one ever posts more than when they first join?

It can't be because we've stopped noticing the effects of a lot of money and not enough scruples. Does no one post about that because they don't want to be seen as whining about circumstance?

Just a thought.

Anyways, the reason I posted. Today is May Day. I have a friend who organized an after school meeting to talk about immigration and HR 4437. (I think that's right) It was a good experience. We had a teacher speak who is a naturalized citizen. He wasn't to begin with. He had a lot to say, and I learned a lot. It was a good two hours. It would have been better if some people who did not agree with everyone else had shown up, get some varied arguments in the mix.

There might be a plan for some sort of aid fundraiser/something else that results from it. I'm hopeful.

I was wondering if anyone else on here is involved with any of the boycotts, walk-outs, or other forms of protest.

I'm thinking I probably should have posted about this earlier.

Current mood: cheerful

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


I just joined the best community in liek evar!!111(;


...I need to get offline.

Current mood: amused



go there. I liked it(;

Current mood: amused

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

2:18AM - Noob

Hey there. My name is Maureen, I'm 14 (almost 15) and I rock. I live in Ohio, which is pretty much working-class. I never thought I was "poor" until a few days ago when I was looking at LJ communities for the Beverly Hills type. I found it utterly disgusting. As you probably know, in places like Toledo (near where I live) in Ohio, a rich person is somebody who lives in a subdidvision and shops at Express and Ambercrombie and American Eagle. Did you know the Beverly Hills people consider these types poor? Excuse me?
Anyway, I guess I'm well-off. I've got food in my stomache and I've finally got enough outfits for the whole week. I live in a house worth a qaurter of a million dollars, but that's what happens when a doctor doesn't tell your mother she has cancer and she dies because of it. You sue. But that was almost a decade ago and I'm not sure where the rest of that money is. My favorite shops are Value City and Kohl's. You can get shirts for like $2 at these places on the clearence racks. I love that. My family has this thing where even though we really don't have any money and my dad works in a factory, we keep up appearences. I've always really respected my dad for that. The best thing is you can buy American Eagle clothes at Value Shitty at half the price, anyways. I don't even know if I'm poor...I think my dad's just shady with his money. He's the one that made me start shopping at Value City for clothes while he shops at JCPenny's and whatnot. Yeah, he might just be a cheap-ass. But I shop like I'm poor. I guess that's what matters.

Friday, May 13, 2005

10:38AM - and I am annoyed by. . .

I am in Nor Cal and there is a special breed of rich kids here, the Trustafarians. They love reggae and have dreads and are vegan, but they live off mommy and daddy and drive an SUV. They yell at you for eating meat, but they smoke fucking cigarettes and wear patchouli and pay for everything with their parents' ill-gotten gains. Poop on them I say. . .

Current mood: annoyed

Saturday, April 16, 2005



Sunday, April 10, 2005


best idea for a community ever, i must say.

i live in a small [pop. 5,000] entirely white, upper class, hideously overpriced tourist trap town tucked conveniently out of the loop of everything on the california central coast. coming from my less than impressive financial background, i'm amazed that we've managed to survive here this long, let alone in the entire expensive state of california.

although i could go on and on to list a plethora of what annoys me about the overwhelmingly ignorant and often offensive rich kids [and their parents] in this waste of a town, the ones that bothered me the most went to high school with me. i graduated last year, but i'll never forget the time i was lending a hand in my school's administrative office and was given the task of filing a bunch of financial aid request sheets for the counselor. being that it was a relatively small high school, i knew everyone's name and was shocked and appalled to see the students that were applying for aid...students whom i knew for a fact that had doctors for fathers and drove their own escalade to school every day. lovely. and in the meantime, i'm working my ass off at a shit job just to pay my car insurance and put myself through community college, hoping that some day, i will amass enough student loans and workstudy hours to even halfway afford tuition to an actual university.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005



ummmm...I'm the epidemy of ower middle class. I think.

I am completely confused about the absence of all logic whatsoever in "normal" kids.

"I don't like goodwill because it smells weird"
"But, didn't other people wear those clothes"
"You want to be a mortician? OMG you are soo weird" (; yes, I do want to become a mortician.

I'm outa quotes(; but there are more out there. I also have started dumpster divng. but my luck is crap and any advice would be appreciated.


Friday, March 11, 2005

10:38PM - crossposted from my journal

hi, i'm new. this is my ranting journal for sensitive issues such as being working class, so i thought i'd crosspost one of my entries from a few months ago.

rant about wealthCollapse )

Monday, March 7, 2005


Hi Im new! My names Alicia and I am 15 years old, I am pretty sick of preppy, stupid, expensive clothes kids that spend all their parents money. . oy!
I have never gotten allowance in my life and I am proud of it too! I have my own small job where I make my own money so I dont have to ask for money from my parents because they dont have much to offer. I am sick of people my age with credit cards and 100 dollar allowances and expensive clothes!!!! Gosh I love my 5 dollar shirts and 15 dollar pants! I may spend some extra money sometimes and get something ofr 25 dollars cuz its nice. . but never over that! I found this while looking at a thrift store community :D I am happy to be here

Current mood: content

Saturday, March 5, 2005

11:29PM - Wow!

Thanks for creating this community!  I have often been disgusted by the self-absorbed, often cruel actions of the "Upper Class Citizen".   All their whiny, puerile complaints about how they can't get a new car `cuz daddy won't pay for it, and their stupid preoccupation with name-brand clothing and high-priced accessories.  Come on, people!  There is so much more to life than choosing the color of your next Prada bag! 

Anyhow...it's nice to find a community full of similarly-minded individuals who have "known the joy of a Welfare Christmas" (to quote Everclear.)

Current mood: excited