Friday, January 11, 2008

It's Friday Bitches!

Last night kicked off the 22nd annual Narcotics Anonymous Convention at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. I'm not sure if they could have picked an older, dumpier, less ventilated shit hole in the ghetto for this convention, but my guess is that most addicts feel at home here since they used to spend most of their time hanging in the shitty parts of town anyway.

Last night was the kickoff meeting, there were two amazing speakers, we registered - I had to spend $70!! $40 was for the banquet on Saturday night where the food will no doubt be horrendous, but the benefit of attending the banquet is that you have first dibs on seating for the main speaker meeting which is directly after the banquet. If you don't pay the money and get your seat at a table up front, then you are forced to sit in the way back where you can't see the main speaker, people are usually disruptive in the back and it just sucks.

So, one of my girls couldn't afford the banquet and me, my sponsor and my friend Sari all chipped in and bought her ticket. That was a good feeling. I'm not used to doing nice things for other people - it's a whole new world for me, but it feels great.

Anyway, I'll be at the Riviera all weekend, so of course I set off to find the poker room first thing last night. It's a very simple, roped off area in the middle of the casino with about 8 tables. When I first walked by there was only one game running! Oh, the horror. One game? Are you kidding me? Later on when I walked by there was about 4 games running and one of them was definitely No Limit. That made me feel better. I think it'll be an easy place to play against the fishies, so I'm hoping to make some money over there this weekend in between convention stuff.

I mean, like, they are having a dance, it will probably be gay, they are having a comedy show and that sounds like fun so I'll probably do that, they are having a talent show, but my ex (Drama Queen) is the M.C., so I'm boycotting that event and then they are having a bunch of other gay stuff like dance lessons, a dance contest, a play, blah blah blah. I'm most interested in hanging with my girls, possibly meeting a cute guy although the pickings were VERY slim last night and of cours the meetings are always the biggest reason why I attend. They fly in speakers from all over the world that have like 20, 30, 40 and sometimes even 50 years clean! It's truly a moving experience to be in a room of more than a thousand addicts in recovery staying clean one day at a time. The love, support and gratitude is like too hard to explain. But, whatever, so I'll be spending my weekend at the shitty Riviera and washing my hair 3 times a day because of the gross stench of smoke that sticks to my hair.

On to other news. I heard this story on Adam Corolla this morning where a woman was found passed out in her car. Not sure how long for. When the police arrested her and took her in and got her blood alcohol count, she clocked in at .72 - UM - what the fuck?????? That's like 9 times the legal limit. To put it in perspective, I was a .20 when I got pulled over, I was in a blackout, I had no memory of leaving the MGM, walking to the garage, getting in the car, and driving 120 mph. I finally came to when I saw the lights in my rear view mirror pulling me over. This woman was a .72. Like, she should have been DEAD. She was in the hospital for only like a half a day and then she was released. Truly amazing. This is her 2nd DUI, the first one she was a .3, which is also pretty lethal.

Aha - I just found this mugshot of the .72 lady on Perez's website...



I hope my mugshots never come out!

How in the hell do the mugshots get released anyway? Do the people running the jails just take the picture and send them directly to TMZ? I mean really, that's kinda fucked up.


It's FRIIIIIIIIIDAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

9 Comments:

Blogger Jay said...

You know the Adult Video News convention started this weekend in Vegas too. Just saying. It's a busy weekend there I guess.

Have fun!

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger The Diva's Thoughts said...

Hey girl!! I hope the convention is everything you want and hope. Have a fabulous time darlin and give us details Monday. lol

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger RaisingCayne said...

I JUST heard about the 0.72 breathalyzer on morning talk radio myself. Incredible!

Have a great weekend!

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger CSuave said...

I thought anything over .5 was like..... legally dead!

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger Doc said...

Enjoy the whole new world of doing nice things for others... It's cool.

Have a great weekend and win a few big pots for me.

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger jusdealem said...

She doesn't even look drunk in that mugshot. LOL .72? Wow.

So nice of you to pitch in for the girl who couldn't afford a ticket. Have a great time! :)

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger 6722 said...

My dog takes a better mug shot. She was arrested a few years back for public crotch sniffing of unsuspecting females.

Best ice breaker scenerio ever thought out by man (or dog).

anyway..I digress...

get some kind of shampoo with strawberries and lilacs in it. best smells for a woman's hair.

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger Karen said...

That is so awesome that you all chipped in to pay for someone who is struggling. It great to be able to pay back kindness.

I represented a woman on DUI who was pulled over with BAC of .34 and she was pretty functional at that level. I guess I don't have to tell you, but when you are an alcoholic your body adjusts and sets new levels of what is "normal". But .72 is the most I have ever heard of!

January 11, 2008

 
Blogger RockDog said...

.72 is pickled. I'd think you'd have to be hooked up to an IV to get such an intake of alcohol. She's lucky to be alive! or not...

What, no site seeing at the AVN convention??? Pron stars EVERYWHERE...I want pictures!!! LOL

Have a kick ass weekend!

January 11, 2008

 

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