When Matthew moved to Syracuse, he moved in with some super vegan, organic, save-the-world types.... He learned to buy clothing at the Salvo and to purchase his food from the local Farmer's Market. He mastered the makings of a compost pile and how to reuse all his plastic bags.
It was a great flip from his Manhattan New York lifestyle which was mostly designer clothing and materialistic things.... Can you believe how surprised I was to hear that he has been dumpster diving! I love it! I mean, I have lots of friends that dive... but never, in my life did I picture Matthew jumping into a bin of smelly garbage, sporting rubber gloves, trashy clothes, tearing through dumpsters until 7am! Yay Matthew!
I guess, Syracuse University let out last week and the students are ditching their stuff! So many of the kids are from overseas..... throwing away everything imaginable.... Matt's nextdoor neighbor found a brand-new Mac-book Pro tucked away in a garbage bag on South campus... Matt found a necklace from Tiffany's, a really cute bong, so many bags of clothing, packaged food, furniture, Easter baskets, skiis, a new stereo, art supplies - he has so much salvaged stuff from the dumpsters - his entire living room is no longer a room to live-in.... just piles and piles of stuff. After they wash everything, I think, Matt and Sara are going to have a garage sale next week. I have to get over there and take photos... you have to see his house... it is madness!