Okay, I have something to say here about “family fun” and “kid activities” – why the hell are they so expensive? I think we can all agree that children need to have stimulating and educational bonding experiences with their families growing up, and many times this includes venturing off to one of those kiddo theme parks or mall institutions. That’s a big part of growing up, I think, for the middle class. However, as a sad occupant of the lower class, I can tell you that we cannot afford this crap. Let me tell you, last weekend we had some friends in town who insisted on paying over $50 per person to see SNOW. Yes, to go out in the wet, freezing cold substance that plagues half of the world, they shelled out hundreds of dollars. You can imagine my surprise when we arrived at the theme park on a balmy winter day, with warm air temperatures all around, and journeyed to the fake snow section. On this little hill, they pump in artificial snow continually to counteract the usual heat all around, and use massive cooling machinery to keep everything a few degrees colder. We arrived at the ticket desk to see what the cost of a fake frigid winter day would be – only to be told that it was usually 30, but today 50 dollars. I nearly spit out my coffee in outrage. I’m sorry, but I moved to the warm south to get away from the disgusting effects of frigid winters and snow up in the north. I will save my money for our AC back home and sit this one out.