So, what has Joe been up to? Well, for starters, he has a 9 month old son. He seemed very happy about it. Very proud. One of the first things he said was, "Hey, I have a kid. You want to see a pictures? I have a million of him in my wallet." Apparantly, even though it makes life harder for him, having a kid was really good for him. He said it basically turned his life around. Go him.
He works about 40 hours a week at some Nutrition-selling place as a manager. He's only been working there for a few months. He still lives in Upper Darby with his girl and a few friends, but to get to work, he takes the Market-Frankfurd to City Hall, the Broad Street Line from City Hall to Olney, and then two bus routes after that. That commute is crazy ridiculous.
He still wants to go to college. For art or somesuch. Best of luck with that. It's not going to be easy with his current obligations and whatnot.
I don't know. I'm amazed how I had a conversation for an hour or two with a guy I never talked to before like we were best friends from back in the day, and equally impressed by how it seems like some pretty weird throws have come his way, yet he's managed and seems happier than ever.
PS: Beware of the Fruit Fucker 2000!