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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
I've dealt with a rent raise recently.
"Increase in maintenance costs" my kapingas! I use less water, power, and create less trash than ever before.
In reality my hometown is experiencing a boom. We're getting johnny-come-lately's from every direction. Yes, even some of them are ATS members.
People both legal and illegal are coming into my town and pay double what I do for rent and call it "cheap!"
Good times maaaaaaaaan.
I don't co-habitate, I don't roommate. No gender-neutral pac-person would ever marry me, so dual income is right out.
It's sad to think that in 10 years I probably won't even be able to afford living in my hometown, my place of birth.
So I've decided I need to stuff my sorrows in a sack and caravan myself down to Central America to seek a better life.
Who's with me?!
originally posted by: staple
The last time I camped on a beach in Mexico, I was awakened by the sound of pebbles moving. I opened my eye and out of focus looked at what I thought was a crab crawling into my tent through the open slat. Ex-wife screamed shortly afterward and later after pulling my tent up, I found about 4-5 scorpions that seemed to be the size of a clenched fist underneath. Apparently, someone left a snack in the tent, ants found it and the scorpions found the ants.
That half awaken slumber instantly awakened by crab sized scorpions was still scarier than the next day of drug dealing federalises holding me at gunpoint on my way home.