intermission

The dust has somewhat settled after a make-it-or-break kind of week. An evergrowing shit-storm is certainly in the works and I can only smile my way through its brewing and make the best of it. Life has been easier, although one unique and promising aspect that seperates this time from any other in my life is that I have much, much more control of my situation. Aside from the fact that I’m hooked on Buprenorphine, I’m not strung out in the street and I’m not making decisions that are going to either endanger my life or put me jail. As boring and as square as that sounds, there’s a certain amount of satisfaction for me to be able to say it and even though I’m completely broke and looking at a long six months of HepC treatment, life is better than I remember it to be this time 10 years ago.

A gigantic thank-you to everyone from Junkylife.com and Opiophile.org who sent in their donations for us to renew our forum software license. Needing $80 to reach our primary goal, I was completely blown away to find that we’ve so far exceeded that amount and with a little work could exceed the goal of $160, allowing us to not only buy the forum software outright, but invest a few bucks in a pre-coded image management system which would be used for pill identification. What started out as a seven member discussion forum has blossomed into an extremely intelligent and resourceful community of eleven-hundred Opiophiles, several of whom have donated fifty to eighty dollars of their hard-earned cash. Thank you so much…

Junkylifers; holy christ, what a great group of people. From all parts of the world and from all walks of life we’ve managed to come together to create this evergrowing synergy of Junkdom. I’m grateful for being able to just be a part of it. Keep it up! Keep it up! You guys are fantastic…!

7 thoughts on “intermission

  1. Hey B. Awhile I had sort of the same kind of idea but on alot smaller scale. The place I live is called The Star City (we have a huge glowing star built on a mountian here). I had a board and band called The Star City Junkies. Of course all I managed to do was piss everybody off when word got out that 30% of the junkies in town were on my board.
    We had Star City Junkies patches on our pants and jackets, looking back I see I went about it ass backwards. I like this place much better.

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  2. I’ve been talking with someone about getting some patches made for Junkylife or Opiophile – great idea. I’ll have to get in touch and maybe you can tell me if it was too expensive…?

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  3. Hey bi11i,

    it’s an honour and a priviledge of the highest order to be both an opiophile and a junkylifer who was in there from just about the start. It’s been a pleasure to contribute my time and my ideas to both sites… now I’m just working on donating a little more cash.

    Oh, and put me down for several of those Junkylife and/or Opiophile patches, too, okay? Those would be a completely kick-arse fashion statement. My father gets shirts with embroidery on them done up for his business; I am pretty sure the same store he gets them done at, does embroidered baseball caps and patches as well. Want me to check out prices for that? (The Aussie dollar is pretty good value from an American’s point of view, too…)

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  4. Bi11i you are a supa star. JL has become so important to me. I am enjoying both sites very much. I wish I could do more than say thank you, thank you, thank you. But if you are a bit short for that license let me know and I will cough up some more cash for you.
    Emerald and I were discussed Junkylife shirts and giving them out to people in our areas. I would be willing to throw some money at that project as well as patches, stickers, and other fun merchandise.

    KEL

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  5. Yeah, I was hoping I wouldn’t miss any kind of deadline with this shit…payday is tomorow (thursday) and I wanted to know info about donating (yes, I’m lazy and could just go look somewhere else, but after once paypal donating to the wrong address because someone didn’t update their page, I just ask now)

    And I think everyone just flat out balked at the concept of continually paying $80 vers. one time $160, I know that’s simplifying it, but it just makes people like us shiver in our seats at the concept of money lost,

    And yes, I brought up to Kel the idea of doing JL shirts, I know a bunch of people in the city who give less than a shit what people think of them who would love to go sit in front of places with ‘net access wearing the shirt, they did it for me with emeraldentropy.com along with business cards for spelling reasons, I didn’t have multiple domains like you do, smart person you. I think a lot of the dealers that love to listen to my side of the money-making and junky life would love to be able to read other’s stories, but I wanted to get individual permission (I’m going to do so in an upcomming post and go around linking it from comments) before globally pimping the URL, as it were…I know some people who are (kel, Im lookin at you) thinking twice before posting their full first name in their journal, and might not want the kind of exposure I would feel comfortable with…there are pros and cons, as a lot of the hits would be coming from in and around newark, hey who knows, maybe a dealer who finds the site will recognize someone and throw them free shit!

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  6. Man, I’ve got to add my two cents to the love fest and say that JL rocks. In the past I’ve usually kept the Groucho Marx quote as a credo – and would never join a club that would have me as a member, but in this unusual case I’m , as other’s have said, no less than honoured to be a part of it. I bestow upon you the highest compliment one junky can give to another when I say I would NEVER rip YOU off!!!!

    W/love,
    jYs

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