Just another day
So, yesterday was a very trying day. It started off okay, I got ready for work, came in on time, worked all day, and then I decided that I could really use a meeting. I realize that in order for me to keep these jobs and these great opportunities, I can't drink. Once I have a drink, it's all over as my past has proven time and time again.
So, I went to the Rio for like an hour or two to finish an article, but I didn't quite finish. So, I left my laptop and my camera and all that good stuff over there next to CC. So, I trek on out to the Rio parking lot and get in my car and it doesn't start. I figured it was the battery because it was doing that "click click" sound. Security came over rather quickly and got my car started and off I went.
I head to the meeting, which is in a questionable neighborhood, it's on Washington and Decatur. Not the best place in Vegas to hangout, but I needed a meeting and I knew my girls would be there. And, of course after the meeting, the car doesn't start. I was afraid of this. I had one of the guys pull out jumper cables and the plan was that I was going over to the Rio to get my laptop etc., I was going to leave my car running with the valet guys, run in and get my stuff, and then get my butt home ASAP. It was too late to stop anywhere and get a new battery anyway. Well, I drive for about 2 minutes and I'm at a stop light when the car completely dies. SHIT! I'm in the middle of an intersection in heels, and my work clothes and I'm on the phone with my dad who is Maryland, trying to figure out what to do. I start calling people from the meeting, nobody answers! I called like 5 people and noticed my phone was REAL close to dying. That's what I get for playing tetris during the day. That shit totally runs down the battery in my phone.
So, a random guy pulls over to help me, he has a wife and 3 kids with him, so I'm feeling pretty okay about this. He pushes me off the road into the mall parking lot - I didn't even realize I was in front of Meadows (Ghetto) Mall. He had jumper cables, but the battery was SO dead that it wouldn't even start anymore. I had to find a ride home and leave it there over night. I flagged down mall security and they were nice enough to push my car into a parking spot so that it wouldn't get towed. I called CC and him take my laptop home with him so that it wasn't in the media room all night and then I called my boss and told him I'd be late today.
I guess it's not the end of the world and I totally got through it alive, but in the past, this would have been the kind of thing that would have drove me to drink, or flip out or cry uncontrollably, or who knows.
In the end, I got a new batter today, it cost less than $100 and I wasn't even that late for work this morning.
And, about the DUI stuff - I just want to thank all of you guys for being so supportive and for all the well wishes. It means so much!!!!!
It kind of hurts my feelings when I receive comments like this from people who don't know me at all and they don't care to understand the struggles that I've been through or the ways in which I'm trying to improve my life. I made a huge mistake and I'm taking actions to correct it.
"You can delete this post if you want, but you should be ashamed of yourself for drinking and driving in this day and age. There is no excuse for that anymore with all the knowledge out there about what will happen to you if you get caught. You could of killed some kids or something! You got off way to easy in my opinion....."
I guess we should aspire to me so condescending and judgemental. Obviously he's perfect.
My boy is going DEEP DEEP DEEP in the Venetian tourney. He already made the money, top prize is like $80K, so go wish him luck!