January 24th, 2006

messy monkey

Somewhere, Someone Can Hook You Up

By Inga La Gringa

If you’re gonna eat meat, raise your own damn chickens.
If you can’t raise chickens, then have a chicken co-op with someone who has the space. If you don’t know anyone who has the space, put up flyers or advertise online and find them.
Somewhere,
someone
can hook you up.
Knit winter wear and sew clothes for the kids in your neighborhood.
Exchange this for music lessons for your children, for help putting in a garden, for expertise on canning.
Do manicures and style hair.
Exchange this for new interior decor.
Fix cars or broken appliances.
Exchange this for help with your taxes.
Teach young people the history you have lived.
Exchange this for new slang words.
Offer self-defense classes in the park.
Exchange this for help fixing up your house.
Somewhere,
someone
can hook you up.
Counsel someone with their finances.
Exchange this for a gorgeous eight-tiered wedding cake for your sister.
Make a website.
Exchange this for childcare.
Mentor someone with your chess skills.
Exchange this for poker expertise.
Paint someone’s front porch/stoop.
Exchange this for a year’s worth of homemade candles.
Make sure all the kids in your neighborhood know how to swim.
Exchange this for the love and gratitude of parents who cannot afford swim lessons for their children.
Somewhere,
someone
can hook you up.