Well, yesterday was the third Wednesday of the month and I was ordered by the court to go to the DUI Victim Impact Panel. This panel only convenes once a month, thus giving me three chances to attend before I go to back to court in September. So, it started at 7 p.m., checkin time was 6 p.m. and through talking to other people who have attended this class, I knew it was going to be crowded and I wanted to arrive early. I mean, think about it, every person in Las Vegas that gets a DUI has to attend this thing and they only do it once a month, so, yes, it was crowded.
I had to drive only 6 miles to get there from work, but during rush hour traffic I knew I'd be cutting it close. So, I start driving and I realize that all of the traffic lights are out in the East Side of town. Basically, all of the lights around McCarran airport were toast. Great! Just what I needed. I managed to get there on time somehow, I knew I was in the right place when I saw a line wrapped around the building. It took me 48 minutes to get there and I only had to drive 6 miles. That's Vegas traffic for ya!
Like always, I made friends with the people in line and we swapped jail stories. The girl behind me was arrested in Henderson and was out of jail within two hours. Lucky girl! I was arrested on a Saturday night and went downtown, so I was there for about 23 hours. Luckily, there was a prostitute that got out at the same time I did and she showed me how to get to the Golden Nugget and we shared a taxi back to Mandalay Bay.
So, I won't go into details about the class, I'll just say that it was sad, a little gory and they did a good job of showing you what the consequences of your actions could be if you choose to drink and drive again. Oh, and sad to say, the auditorium was FULL, it held about 500 people. Also, there was another room with spanish speaking people only and they had a full room too.
I have already chosen not to allow myself to be in this situation again by not drinking. Would this class have helped me if I hadn't already made this decision? It's hard to say. I saw a lot of tears shed and I think a lot of people in that room will think twice before they get behind the wheel again - at least I hope so.
So - on to better stuff! It's Thursday and the weekend is almost here.
I've already planned on having my hair done on Saturday - always an exciting time. I just love sitting in that chair for 2 hours. My girl, Tracy, is very cool and at least we find lots of stuff to gossip about, so the time goes by fast.
So, let's play a little interactive game. Lets choose Carmen's next hairstyle. Vote on the one you like the best.
Okay - keep in mind that we are looking at the cut and the color - NOT THE FACE! Don't everyone go voting for Option 4 just because you think Jessica Alba is HOT. I mean, she is hot, but remember we are putting this hairstyle on my face - not hers. I tried to pick all girls with dark hair since my hair is naturally dark. It's more realistic that way.