@AnnieNilsson Almost everyone spends a lot of money on these things and they feel the need to justify their purchases, including me: the many-tools-in-one aspect makes taking noise measurements in the field much easier than when I had to carry a digital camera, a GPS device, etc. That said, I would never tell someone to be "like a normal person" in regards to consumerism, especially to a friend. I am actually jealous of not being part of the flippy owners club. It makes total sense to stick with what works and save money. Plus, when everyone around me has the same damn phone and they're all staring at their screens together, I keep mine in my pocket because I hate feeling like such a conformist herded animal maaaaaan. Oh and congrats for not drinking booze anymore!
@dotcommie Brakes and coasting. I love coasting and my 70s Schwinn sports tourer converted to single speed. I got it for $40. It was stolen once and I got it back from a local street drunk the very next day, exactly where it was stolen from. No shit.
I have a feeling you're wrong about where it comes from. The $50/eighth stuff could and does come from growers in northern California oftentimes. Buy humanely? Blood weed? I think your blame is slightly misplaced, as much as I support the Alex Brown Bears jersey (?) in your user-pic phanttroll@twitter. It's like blaming the Apple store employee for suicides at the Foxconn manufacturing plant or blaming the shoe store worker for child labor practices by Nike.
This was my supplemental income throughout college, but I was slightly smaller scale so I also still needed crappy jobs for rent and bills. Since I wasn't smoking weed at the time it was worth it. I had regular clients, but sometimes they'd have to wait hours or maybe a day for me to come around even though everyone was in the same general area of Chicago. I didn't even drive. Maybe I'd bike it over, but usually I made people come to my place. It was very much at my own leisure and I wasn't very gung-ho about it.
Michael Prozer? More like Michael Poser. I should be ashamed, I know, but the low hanging fruit was ripe.
Juice is good, e$pecially with gin.