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Uncle Flea

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2022, 09:01:17 AM »
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I donít like to be confrontational but I have to ask this straight because thereís no other way to address it.

Iíve been here reading the board, clicking around different topics, while trying to decide in the back of my mind how much of a donation I could make to you. I am an orphan and I was almost homeless once so I get it.

Meanwhile, youíve been on here talking about your upcoming tattoo appointment and guitar accessories you plan to buy.

Am I missing something?
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I bought the tattoo before Covid I waited over 18 months before hitting the chair. Iím supporting skater owned business too that supported all of skateboarding.

It needed to happen. I was not going to move forward with that tattoo. I saved like crazy and put like 100 bucks a month into that for 6 months.



The guitar was definitely a mistake. When I got the news I had it too many days to return to pawn. Definitely was like damn. Especially now my car is an issue.

Good thing school is remote.

 Things were not supposed to happen quickly like this. I definitely put myself in it and Iím on my way out of it because of pals and amazing counselors and my drive to get there.

Yo Itís ok if you donít wanna donate pal. I didnít think anyone was going to really do Itís no big deal. I asked for help I got help. Itís a rare thing and a beautiful thing.
I thought about hitting the return button on the cash.
 I donít feel like I deserve it.
I feel like I donít deserve housing sometimes.
 Itís going to be a positive thing for more than myself.

Iím going to pass it forward when its my turn to step up like always and keep it moving in a positive space.

I understand where youíre coming from for sure.
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I was going to PM this to you but it might be better for everyone to see it.

I was in a similar spot a decade ago. Was strung out, had just gotten out of jail so my car was impounded, and I had nowhere to go so I was sitting in parking garage stairwell (to get out of the cold, it was late November) reading a newspaper. The world had utterly kicked my ass after I got out of the military. This older lady walked past, stopped, turned around, and then walked back and handed me a $50 bill. She didn't say anything... I was so shocked I think I mumbled "ya sure?!" and then she was gone.

Normally I would have gone straight to a dealer and probably been back in that stairwell nodding off an hour later, but this time I went across the street to subway and got a hot sandwich, a pack of smokes, and then gave the rest to my friend who let me crash with him. I wish I could say that I stopped then and there but I didn't... It took a few more months and a lot more misery before I actually went to rehab, but that moment was one of the first times I can remember actually moving in the right direction after years of free fall. There was some intangible change in me and it started a wave of better decision making that started slow but gained momentum and eventually took me to shore. Sometimes it just takes someone giving you a helping hand and a little hope to get that wave started.

So don't feel guilty about this. I am super lucky that I had the VA to provide me with resources when I needed them, but not everyone has something like that to catch them when they fall. Every single person whos donating is doing it out of love and because they know you got this homie. You do what you need to do, and do it how you need to do it. As long as you're moving in the right direction that's all that matters.

Thanks pal. Iím glad weíre ok today. I enjoy your company on slap.

This is my moment to finish turning everything around. Slap made that possible. Iím glad I stopped being against charity type help. There was no way out of this situation but you all provided one.

Idk what else to say except I appreciate all of you and I hope I can bring something to the table when any of you need help.

The direction things are going I will be able to back up pals in the future.

Iím pretty sure Iíll have some news very soon. 

Iím trying to settle all this before Tuesday.

I just gotta cash in all these deposit recipes.

All my denials are because of credit scores. Iíve never attempted to build credit. Idk how to even find out what my score is. I tried credit karma but Iím invisible.

Thatís going to be my next project after I finish school and get my new job.

Everyone corrects me and career.

Iím just going to part time it. Take it easy and continue schooling.

I want to be a real all the way Drug Counselor.

I would like to be Skateboardingís own Dr Drew?
I think thatís the guy who used to help save the lives of celebrities around la.

I wanna help our people. From our Patron Saints here at slap to the Olympians on the tv. Most important I wanna help the regular lifer skateboard enthusiast who is suffering as I do.

Imagine youíre having a tough time and you call your TM and they give you Dr Fleaís number. They say heís the real deal. Donít worry about money he will get you started towards recovery. 

The skaterís thinking to themselves I canít stand counseling I donít need his help everyoneís against me and no one understands what Iím going through. Iím going to lose my place in skateboarding. I can fix it later I need to press onward.

I definitely felt like this. I went from being the kid who ripped that everyone asked who do you ride for to being the junky who blew it
to the old ex con homeless guy whoís just happy that he can still skate.


They call and I pick up the phone and I say hey Iím at the spot practicing my backside flip fakie manny. why donít you come on down we can start to work this out? Iíll wait for you.

They come down we get a coffee and figure out how to do this before they lose sight of their hopes and dreams.

This would be the greatest contribution to skateboarding I can possibly think of.

Thereís thousands of people who are just like me and I can help them. I know this to be true.

I can help everyone I just need to stay focused and keep an open mind. Now that I have housing coming itís one last obstacle in my way.

Iím so glad that this worked out. Iím eternally grateful. I love all of you and nothing can ever come between that.

Iím going to pass it forward like Iím going to die if I donít do so.

I frickin got to. I owe the world especially the skateboarding world my life.

My skateboard became my higher power officially in 1997 at my first program. They tried to deny me that but I stuck with it and Iím alive today because of it. I need to bring that to others who desire it too.

Anyway I donít have time to edit or anything I gotta get all the stuff handled.

Iím going to go back and individually tank everyone who donated via computer. My phone doesnít like the gfm thank individual box.

It types one letter per 5 or 6 seconds. They should fix that if it happens to others. I feel like Thanking everyone at once is not good enough for what I received from my community from my people.
Plz stop killing each other
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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2022, 01:30:31 AM »
Flea bud don't worry about it, you succeeding and being happy and healthy is all the thanks most people need. Just pay it forward if you find yourself in a position to help someone else some day.

And if you want to be a counselor that's rad... Most of the ones I've had came from school with a lot of scholarly knowledge but very little experience actually dealing with addicts on a daily basis. They understood addiction in theory, but people that have lived through it understand it in practice. If you dedicate yourself to getting the scholastic side taken care of then you'll be able to combine the two and really help some people.

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2022, 12:43:36 PM »
Slap we did it!!!!

Yoooooooooooooooooooo!

Time to go save some lives outside let’s gooooooooooooooo!!!!




One thing I learned from my traveling days on the lamb to la.
I always look for the best thing to eat that’s already made at the truck stop. I ask for one of those and be out.

Other passengers sometimes be like Yo! Hamburger man. What? How? Yooo where’s my triple stack shaq attack meal yo?

Then I say you should have got 3 cheese burgers as is my man. Now you ain’t got time to burn down with us next to the bus.

I see the bus I can do whatever I want and not worry about being sick waiting for the next bus to catch up with my shit.

So what I did is
I picked the apartment with the most sane landlord
 that was ready to roll. They had all their  Inspections done.
The housing worker said I sealed the deal in record time.
And now I’m that much closer to California again.

I love you I’m going to skate flat next to the skatepark then drop the car at the mechanic.

Boom we did this. This is definitely a miracle.

I got your back in the future. All pals are 100% welcome to say hi if you see me I wanna dap you up for all of this.

We win.

I need to skate flat till I calm down lolol
« Last Edit: February 28, 2022, 12:55:23 PM by Uncle Flea »
Plz stop killing each other
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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2022, 12:55:55 PM »
hell yeah :D

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2022, 06:20:27 PM »
Sick dude. Hopefully there's a little left to help out with the car too. Glad we could help out and give you a space to keep growing and doing your thing.

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2022, 10:10:07 AM »
Sick dude. Hopefully there's a little left to help out with the car too. Glad we could help out and give you a space to keep growing and doing your thing.

Thanks pal. Yes the rest of the money bought me some time on the lift thank goodness.

I work snow removal for the guy with the shop.

I have a program thatís buying me a mattress I hope. Itís dodgy.
Was struggling with putting the rest on car or on mattress.

The car is more important I think. I can work out the rest later this week

Iím in school today
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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2022, 05:46:18 PM »
New here but I can tell you the homie - $5 your way it ain't much but all I can afford rn.

Didn't realize you reached your goal lol use it well manee.
The activity itself is self-explanatory: Use your fingers to maneuver a small skateboard. But many pros like famous fingerboarder Joe D say this seemingly easy fingerboarding requires the same precision and determination as skateboarding.

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2022, 08:33:39 AM »
Awesome  ;)
You can't buy happiness but you can buy a Skateboard.

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2022, 10:39:04 AM »
New here but I can tell you the homie - $5 your way it ain't much but all I can afford rn.

Didn't realize you reached your goal lol use it well manee.

Thank you and welcome to the realest skate family. Slap is the truth.
Plz stop killing each other
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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2022, 02:41:13 PM »
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New here but I can tell you the homie - $5 your way it ain't much but all I can afford rn.

Didn't realize you reached your goal lol use it well manee.
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Thank you and welcome to the realest skate family. Slap is the truth.

Used to read second hand mags back in the day from friends in lunch at the cafeteria or at the skatepark. I lived on a military base Germany at the time so was one of the only real connections I had to the stateside skate scene (besides the teenaged obligatory subscription to Thrasher/TWS) and the much hated CCS catalogs as we had no skate shops and this was early internet shopping days.

Didn't know til recently it continued on as a forum, been lurking for a bit but I'm happy to be here. I fucks with the homies.
The activity itself is self-explanatory: Use your fingers to maneuver a small skateboard. But many pros like famous fingerboarder Joe D say this seemingly easy fingerboarding requires the same precision and determination as skateboarding.

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2022, 03:55:17 PM »
So so so happy for you Flea.  Will try to hit you up next time my daughters and I are in Salem summoning magick!  I do try to hit the park there when I visit; would love to get a session in with you.

In any case.  CONGRATULATIONS. 

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2022, 05:53:53 PM »
So so so happy for you Flea.  Will try to hit you up next time my daughters and I are in Salem summoning magick!  I do try to hit the park there when I visit; would love to get a session in with you.

In any case.  CONGRATULATIONS.

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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2022, 09:12:11 AM »
I slept at the new place last night. Got the cats over there. They are so happy that chocolate and honzo were bathing each other. Thatís never ever happened before. Wish I got a photo.

I have a bed and a dresser. My car is fixed. My rent is paid. My bills are on except internet.

This is all because of you pals.

As soon as I figure out a couch Iíll post photos or video.

You all are welcome to hit me up if youíre in Salem ever. 

Thanks so much yíall. You can count on me getting more involved in skateboarding stuff again now.

Iím definitely going to be a recovery coach next month or two. I have like 8 job leads.

Idk what else to say rn.

I love you all. Donations or not. Think Iím a kook or not.

Im all in again on the internal skate family movement.

We are one
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Re: HELP! U-U- Uncle Flea (ME)" go fund me for uncle flea apartment
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2022, 06:03:34 AM »
I slept at the new place last night. Got the cats over there. They are so happy that chocolate and honzo were bathing each other. Thatís never ever happened before. Wish I got a photo.

I have a bed and a dresser. My car is fixed. My rent is paid. My bills are on except internet.

This is all because of you pals.

As soon as I figure out a couch Iíll post photos or video.

You all are welcome to hit me up if youíre in Salem ever. 

Thanks so much yíall. You can count on me getting more involved in skateboarding stuff again now.

Iím definitely going to be a recovery coach next month or two. I have like 8 job leads.

Idk what else to say rn.

I love you all. Donations or not. Think Iím a kook or not.

Im all in again on the internal skate family movement.

We are one

Good to hear dude, keep it up! Like I said before once you get rolling with this sort of stuff it gets easier. Just don't lose your momentum and keep building on it a little bit every day.