Happy Halloween my friends!
Here is #2 in my series Clients From Hell. Visit the website for more.
After sending two invoices for payment, I sent another and called the client when the receipt that they had received it came back.
CLIENT: Why are you calling me?
ME: You haven’t paid and this is the third invoice I’ve sent.
CLIENT: It’s even more than the last one!
ME: Yes. The contract you signed stated that I would add a late fee for payment.
CLIENT: You mean I have to actually pay you? I thought you were joking!
ME: What on earth made you think that?
CLIENT: You’re a freelancer!
CLIENT: Well, you work for free! If you were supposed to be paid, you’d be called a paidlancer or something!
Wow. Hey everybody, I just returned from a truly magical place called Hicksville. It’s not a trailer park, it’s a trailer palace! And it is f**king cool (you know it has to be when I “fake swear” in a post). Hicksville is located in a remote, secret location near Joshua Tree. This place is so hush-hush that you don’t receive directions until a few days before you are set to arrive. It’s a wonderful escape!Hicksville was built back in 2010 by Morgan Higby Night as a place for artists of any medium to escape the city and retreat to a quiet, inspiring location in the desert. On the property are ten different themed trailers as well as an additional Tiki Hut that is located off-site (beyond the fence). Each trailer is a unique kitschy gem and appropriately named. Plus everything is run entirely on solar power.
The Fifi: girly, pink and fabulous and has been described as being inside a jeanie bottle.The Lux: The Cramps themed trailer named after Lux Interior, stocked with horror movies, a juke box (all Cramps music of course!) and has a punk/tiki theme (complete with a little graveyard garden outside). The Sweet: an awesome 1970s themed airstream that has no bed but couches that encircle the entire trailer. Plus it has a record player and electric fireplace. It is definitely swingin’!The New World: named after Roger Corman’s studio (and the trailer we booked), is 40 feet of original 1950s fun. It sleeps 6 comfortably and has its own full bath and expansive deck which is perfect for inviting your new friends over to hang out on. Once you arrive, you are greeted by the caretaker, taken on a tour and told the few rules you are to follow: no geotagging on instagram or Facebook, no sex in the hot tub, no smoking in the trailers and no shooting each other with the bb guns. After that you are set free to enjoy the many amenities Hicksville has to offer and pretty much do whatever you want.Like shooting bb guns or arrows at a target.Or perhaps you want to have a small fire in the teepee, borrow a book from the Hicksville library or take a dip in the salt water pool.Additionally you can play ping-pong, mini golf, take photos in the photo booth, BBQ or just relax and enjoy the view. Unfortunately we were only able to spend one night at Hicksville before we moved on to further adventures, but I definitely want to go back. And the sooner the better!Here’s one last photo of me doing my best trailer chick impression. If you’re ever in the Joshua Tree area and like fun, I urge you to book a trailer at Hicksville. Good luck picking one because they are all great. Maybe just stay a couple nights and trailer hop. I know that is my plan for the next visit.*follow me on instagram*
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I mainly drink my coffee black but I do love this graphic poster brought to you by Follygraph.