Molly Kendrick writes Contemptible Impudence, a blog about freelance writing. she hosts yeah no yeah podcast with co-host katie brandt.

>:( ***Craigslist Housing Difficulties *** >:(

Back is up against the ol' wall again. After I survived my clothes going missing in the mail for 2 weeks, I thought I was little miss no-more-disasters. But my living plans have fallen through for August. I received a receipt for my deposit on my rental that was to start August 1, only to see the monthly rent was stated as 4 times the amount of my deposit. "What?" I inquired.

There had been a grave misunderstanding. I'm unwilling to pay what the landlord actually wants because the house does not include a washer, dryer, or dish-washing machine. And there is a trampoline in the living room. And the walls are festooned with tribal masks and knickknacks the landlord acquired on his travels, imbued with who knows what mystical powers.

Not worth it

After a fraught discussion with my would-be landlord, I got out of my car only to find myself staring down a vulture with an eviscerated rodent in its beak. Omens, anyone?

Comin' to getchya!

So I have turned once again to Craigslist. I am emailing all affordable properties that aren't a strict vegan collective, or filled with cats, or this:

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Update: Also not this

nude church

Nifty Coleslaw

THE PERFECT CHICKEN