I carved a pumpkin for the first time tonight. His name is Cleetus and he's a yokel pumpkin with only two teeth. He now has pride of place on the front counter of the hostel. I think the Halloween party tomorrow night is going to be pretty interesting!
Some more characters to share:
Mike, the ex Marine who went to the Philippines, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. He was some kind of laser dude who guided missiles into targets. He thinks the current war is an absolute travesty and will be firmly voting for Obama. He now DJs house music at strip clubs...Florida is where the big money is at people!
Suzanne, also from Florida. She's probably in her late 30s but likes to think she's 18. She's from Boca Raton and works in promotions...she was raving on before how she was friends with porn stars and Playboy models and from the interest she was taking in Mike's strip club DJing, I think she's keen to get into the game. Basically she's the most obnoxious person I've ever been in the presence of - loud, annoying and stupid all rolled into one.
I finally realised what crazy old Bob's accent sounds like - Mr Mackay from South Park....mmkay?
Erin and Carly, two Australian sisters who are also in my room. They're not characters in the sense that the others have been, they're actually very sweet girls. But they were so impressed with my packing effort that they've told all their friends back home who've gotten back in touch with them to find out more details! They're each carrying two huge suitcases.
Ah, just another night at the Green Tortoise...