JUNE 6, 2017
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS FREE SUSHI
The year was 2003. I was 18 years old and at my fattest. I had been kicked out of my house by my dad and I was couch surfing with friends and occasionally my mother. I was living my shittiest scumbag poster child life with this dude Travis. We were kind of going through the same thing, so we spent all our time together. I was totally in love with him of course, but that's not what this story is about.
Food. It wasn't hard to come by, even if we were practically homeless. As I remember it, food banks were fairly abundant and underused in Culver City. So we took advantage of them when we weren't too high to be around the nice, god-fearing congregation of volunteers at Saint Augustine's church.
The cool thing about a food bank on the Westside is that we often had a great selection to choose from. I'm talking Whole Foods, stuff from the fancy section of Ralph's, and my most ... [READ MORE]