Thursday, December 9, 2010

Urban Homeworks Spiffs Up 2204 Bryant Ave. N.!

Photo and blog post by John Hoff

It was another of those small, positive changes which happened in the neighborhood while I was out of state for three months, and it took me a while to notice even though it's right on my own block: the house at 2204 Bryant Ave. N. is in the hands of Urban Homeworks and it's really been spiffed up. This house was, at one point, in such tough shape that...

..."Dick and Jerry," the two old dudes who live next door, were advocating hard for it to be demolished.
But now look! It's a wonder, the transformation of this house...which is part of a slow, positive transformation of my block. Thank you, Urban Homeworks, and keep up the good work!


Anonymous said...

What's with the commercialism. Did you sell out to "the man" IE Amazon

Johnny Northside! said...

Yes, I sold out to "the man." I got a tattoo of "the man" on my ass. I wish I could figure out how to put a link to a book about tattoos which prominently features my own tattoo and is available on for $19.95, but you can get it used for $15.95! (Joke font)

Tell you what. Maybe I'll put it in my next blog post.

But seriously, thank you for an opportunity to comment on the commercialism. The ads will fall into a predictable pattern so readers can get used to them. Right now, it seems best to put them at the end of paragraphs because of an obscure technical issue which throws in paragraph breaks.

So if you're at the end of a paragraph and you see a word like "shovel," that's probably an ad. If you are in the middle of a paragraph and it says "click here," I'm probably directing you to documentation about the story I'm telling you, like an earlier blog post or something like that. Ads will come at the end of stories and will be, in their own way, a funny commentary on the story or appropriate to the story or, maybe, they will be a product I just think is cool. In any case, the ads will become part of what we're doing here.

You won't hate them. You may even like the ads.