Losing Weight

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 27-09-2007

Tell me why:

On a detox diet, I didn’t eat at all. I lost half a pound.

Now that it’s over, I started eating normally again and drinking beer (which I hadn’t really done for a month). I lost 3 pounds in less than a week.

ADBAKERY.com, Good Spec Commercials Website

Posted by vern | Posted in Video | Posted on 26-09-2007

Just stumbled upon this site. Seems like a good place to put up spec ads. A guy, Sean, saw our Levi’s Spec ad on youtube and contacted me. Here’s a great Nutrigrain Spec Commercial that made my life 10% better after watching it…
(By the way, it has nothing to do with hobos.)

“I Feel Great!”, NutriGrain Spec Ad

Camping, San Juan Capistrano

Posted by jeff | Posted in Events/Parties, Friends | Posted on 26-09-2007

I don’t have any photos yet, although many were taken, but I wanted to thank those that came. It was a great experience–hiking where we shouldn’t have been, roasting mushrooms and marshmallows over an open fire, sipping sweet bourbon, and of course, cooking hobo stew.

Thanks for showing up, friends, let’s do it again sometime. And if you’ve got photos, post them here for me. Or email them to me.

Happy Birthday to me.

“The Winnebago Experience” Special 2 Min. Feature

Posted by vern | Posted in Video, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 25-09-2007

Anybody can live in an RV. But to live in an RV across the street from million dollar homes when yours cost $2500 takes a bit more work. Here’s an informative little video we made last week about the importance of maintaining a “classy hobo” image (and you will also learn how to dump the black tanks in an RV).



HOBO LOVE, The world’s greatest photographer.

Posted by vern | Posted in Friends, Storytelling | Posted on 25-09-2007

If you’re looking for a photographer, you just found her.

Vern and Melinda 02


“Jasmine. You are from another world. These photos are out of this world. I’m looking for a word….the closest word I can think of, from this world, is… OVERWHELMINGLY REMARKABLE. I think I love my fiance about 30% more after seeing your photographs. She’s really hot. I should have worn my boots…
Thank you forever and back. We love them…and I’m just going to say what everyone’s thinking… You’re the best photographer in and out of this world.” -V. Moen

(That’s what love looks like, Jeff…)

My “Into The Wild” Review

Posted by jeff | Posted in Storytelling | Posted on 24-09-2007

I saw the film last Wednesday, gave you a quick review, and now I’ll sum it all up.

First-the movie is based on a book called Into The Wild, detailing the story of 23 year old Chris McCandless and his life on the road. He graduated from Emory University in 1992 and left on a trip which ultimately led to his demise. In the process, he met many amazing characters, saw most of America, kayaked down the Colorado River into Mexico, somehow found his way back to the States and finally, made his way up to Alaska. Check out the trailer on past blog: “Into The Wild” Trailer.
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Thank God for public restrooms

Posted by jeff | Posted in Winnebago Experience | Posted on 21-09-2007

I spent the majority of my morning with Dick, and I had to poo, big time.

I had to move, and rather than get in my car, drive somewhere, poo, come back to the Winnebago, move it, walk back to my car and the go back to Dick (which is a lot of moving/driving/time), I decided to just move and walk back to my car. Meanwhile, I’m about to explode. Again, thank the Lord that there is a park in my path which had an open restroom where I relieved myself and my full colon.

What a great morning.

Into The Wild – Film Review prequel

Posted by jeff | Posted in Storytelling | Posted on 20-09-2007

I saw the movie last night, and well, I’m not sure if it’s OK to write a review on a movie before it comes out. So, I’ll say basics-I enjoyed myself, but not as much as I thought I would have.
Read the book, friends, read the book.

More to come tomorrow or this weekend.

PS Going on my own adventure camping this weekend with friends for my birthday.


Posted by jeff | Posted in Winnebago Experience | Posted on 19-09-2007

We got egged last night! I was asleep, comfortably in my bed when a loud bang outside my head woke me up.

Half and eggshell was there on our Winnebago in the morning. So much for washing it yesterday.

Funny thing about this egging: the egg normally comes from street side–this one hit sidewalk side, perhaps coming from inside our neighbor’s house!

From Tolstoy’s “Family Happiness”

Posted by jeff | Posted in Storytelling | Posted on 18-09-2007

Some of the final underlined quotes in Chris McCandless’ (Into The Wild) journal, just weeks before he died.

“I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor-such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps-what more can the heart of man desire?”

He was ready to come home.

The Next Step-Life in a Winnebago (written May 3, 2006)

Posted by jeff | Posted in Winnebago Experience | Posted on 14-09-2007

Here’s a blog I wrote on my myspace account on, as above, May 3, 2006:

“It’s been almost one year since my first blog. Is that an accomplishment, or a failure? Since I’ve only posted a few times since, I’d say accomplishment. Or failure. Whatever, it doesnt matter.

If you dont know yet, I’m living in a 1973 Winnebago Chieftain with Vern. You can visit them both-check out my Top 8. We live on the streets on Los Angeles, even though it is illegal. Every night I go to sleep, I am breaking the law. And I sleep soundly.
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Good morning Culver City

Posted by jeff | Posted in Winnebago Experience | Posted on 13-09-2007

This was a great morning. A neighbor knocked at 7:20a. No shouting, just two long sessions of pounding on our door. My heart was still pounding through my chest, and as they left, I started to feel it pounding all the way to my shins. That was strange…

They left a note.

After waking two hours later, a young girl of 5-6 years and her mother strolled by.

In the most precious, excited and genuinely curious voice, the girl stated:
“There’s another one Mommy. I wish we had a motorhome, Mommy. You can climb up there, Mommy, that’s cooool.”

How precious are the children, if only we all thought this way.

HOBO CONVENTION 2007, More Photos:

Posted by vern | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 11-09-2007


Here’s a site that hobo St. Louis Frank put up. Tons of photos from the hobo convention, including: hobo fashion show, group photos, and all present hobos and their names.


Somehow, we got mistaken as a Russian film crew…

Eddy Joe Cotton, words #3

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 10-09-2007

I almost forgot another interesting piece from “Hobo” by Eddy Joe Cotton. This is in follow up to the article in the Chicago Tribune from 1877 and it’ll arouse some thought…

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An Update about The Hobosoul

Posted by jeff | Posted in Friends, Storytelling, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 10-09-2007

Just realized this morning we haven’t given an information about what we’ve been up to in the last few weeks, months, etc while I’ve been in and out of town and Vern has been caring for our Dick.

A quick synopsis:

We’re working on a feature. People seemed surprised that we never mentioned it before and then it was only a side note in another blog. It’ll be on 16mm film, which we don’t know how to use. The rest is under wraps. Before doing that, we’re thinking of shooting a short film (either a scene from it or shortened version) so we can learn how to use the 16mm stuff.
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