On Friday the whole corps went to a community living center in uptown for service. It is a few blocks from my house. I was assigned to cleaning an apartment with 10 other people. It was an apartment used to house single mothers who were getting back on their feet after addictions and abuse.
The walls were stained with ciggarettes and thecarpets ahd burn marks all over them.
We scrubbed the walls throughout the house, and cleaned the kitchen thoroughly. We moved back the oven and the walls were so splattered with food that I had to use steel wool to scrub it off. Some paint came with it. It was nasty. I got service on my boots. meaning they are stained with cleaning solvent.
Here's a picture of me and the wall behind the oven:
also I got a haircut last week.
Saturday was CTA service day. I rode the holiday train from Howard on the red line to 95th. Those are on either end of the red line. I handed out candy canes. Two little boys sang me the chipmunk song, and then shook my hand when they left the train. There was a flatcar on the train that santa was riding, and you could get your picture taken with him. It was pretty cool.
I have a picture of me on the train, but it won't upload.
I was wearing an elf hat.
Last night I went to a GirlTalk concert, which was some of the best music I've heard in a while. It was loud, though. I got in with the first 250 people so I got to be on the dancefloor, which was way cooler than sitting in the seats. For those of you who don't know, GirlTalk samples music from a bunch of different songs and puts them together to make new ones. He is really good at it.