Monday, June 30, 2008

OH, the drama

You guys wouldn't even believe the drama that's been going on with my bowling team. I wish I could actually go into details, but unfortunately it's not my gossip to tell, so for now I'm just going to say that I'll be thrilled if we make it through the summer league with our team still in tact. As it is, there are tons of rules on this league that I was totally unaware of. For instance, the original four team members have to bowl the last three games of the season - No subs! Well, technically we have like 6 people on our team even though only 4 of them are signed up. We just take turns switching out every week. If you remember, we wanted an all girl team but there had to be a 3:1 ratio, so we went ahead and got two boys.

Blah Blah, to make a long story short, one of our guys wants to drop out, but he's one of the original four and if he drops out, we will have to forfeit because we aren't allowed to have any subs the last three weeks in august. UGH! I thought being on a league would be fun, but it's actually starting to be a major hassle.

Not to mention that the whole league hates us anyway. That just makes me want to keep bowling.

Two days until my mom arrives! How exciting is that?? I'm pretty psyched!

Has anyone ever ordered summer rolls from a thai food place? I went to get Thai Food tonight from this new place down the street and I got my usual Basil Chicken and it was pretty damn good, but instead of getting spring rolls which I always get, I decided to try something different - I figured the summer rolls couldn't be too scary, I mean summer is very close to spring right? I was wrong!! They were so NASTY!!!!! I hated them. They were like raw vegetables rolled in raw rice paper. That was it. There was no deep frying, no nice coating, and they had this awful after taste. This is how bad they were - I gave one to Lucy and she wouldn't even eat it! Now you know they are bad when Lucy won't eat it. She will honestly eat anything and I mean anything!! The dog tries to eat other dog's poop when I take her for a walk. But no summer rolls.

So, beware - stay away from the summer rolls.

Speaking of Lucy - I took a few new pics...





Could she be any cuter?

Oh, and of course I had to take a snapshot of my hair - I swear when I get rich I'm going to hire my hair stylist to do my hair full time.



Well, that's about it for me tonight. Peace out!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Too Exciting

I was so freakin lazy this weekend. I literally didn't do jack shit. Well, I had pre-paid for this N.A. Bowling Function thing at the Orleans. So I did that on Friday night. I actually wanted to stay home, but since I had already paid for it I went. I was going to blow it off, but then my friend Sue texted me and said she wanted to bowl with me, so I decided to go. And then, wouldn't you know it - we didn't even bowl together. I'm kind of glad too because she won the trophy for lowest score. Quite an accomplishment wouldn't you say?

I on the otherhand should have won the trophy for most consecutive 9's in a row. Not strikes, and not spares, but 9's. Very frustrating. I think I got 8 of them in a row.

Me and Maggie...



I think Maggie got highest game. She's pretty good. Probably from all the Wii bowling she does.

This is Ira protecting the trophies... You know how addicts are - we'll steal anything...




Flashback - for my long term readers - these two guys saved my life when I went to Brianhead for the first time...



Basically, I went to the top of the Black Diamond slopes and couldn't get down, so they literally spent an hour with me helping me as I rolled, tumbled, fell and cried the whole way down - I had never even skiied before, but I wanted to be cool and go to the top with everyone else - I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed sometimes.


Saturday I went tanning and I think that's the only time I left the house all day. Literally. I won about $30 on Full Tilt though so that was pretty productive of me.

Oh, I also went on Myspace and stole pictures from some of my friends like this one of Sari and I at the convention in Utah...





and this one of Hilary and I at Red Robin last weekend...




Sunday I got my hair done and went to the grocery store. And then I made sure to rush straight home so that I could lay on the couch some more. I don't know what my problem is. I am MUCH more energetic than this usually.


Well, whatever - I only have to work three days this week and I am very happy about that. My mom and I will be running all over town when she gets here so I'll have much more to write about.

However, laying on the couch has allowed me to re-watch classics like The Wedding Singer, Knocked Up, Season Two of Entourage, Season Two of Weeds and I even found an episode of King of Queens that I had never seen. Can you imagine that? I thought I had seen them all!!!! It was a very exciting half hour for me.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Payday!!

I'm about to head to work - not much time to blog today!! Happy Friday!! Is anyone coming to town this weekend? I got paid so I'd be more than willing to play some poker with some bloggers!!

My mom is coming to town next week to hang out with me and I have 4 days off! Im super excited...

Things on out list to do....

See Roseanne at the Sahara - WHAT? I think she'll be funny!

Play in a poker tourney - most likely it'll be at Planet Hollywood, the Sahara or the Stratosphere because they have cheap tourneys with decent structures.

Head to the Tropicana for their comedy show - it runs every night and tickets are only like $22.00

See Fireworks - not sure where - does anyone living in Vegas have any suggestions for us besides the strip??

Golden Nugget Pool - she's staying there for like 3 days and they have an awesome pool with a slide and an aquarium.

Shopping - duh - of course!

And maybe a day trip to Lake Meade just because!

Has anyone ever seen the Fruit Cake Lady? She's a pistol...





Have a good weekend.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Test

Let's test your celebrity gossip prowess - does anyone know who this young model/daughter/granddaughter is?







This is a toughie - I'm addicted to celebrity magazines and websites - but this one threw me for a loop!!

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Okay - so most of you knew it was Elvis's granddaughter - but I didn't - wow - she's SMOKIN HOT! I guess it's not that surprising afterall Elvis and Priscilla were both very good looking in their day and Lisa Marie is really pretty too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More bowling craziness

Back to the bowling fiasco last night....

To sum things up - my friend got there late so that held things up. She finally got there, it was her turn on both lanes, she tries to get up there in flip flops and bowl - the other team had to yell at her that she wasn't allowed to bowl in flip flops. So, she changes and then bowls. So, she's a sub, the actual person she was subbing for obviously took the night off. So, halfway through the game I use the intercom to call the front desk and let them know that Chanon is subbing for Willie. The team we are playing gets up and comes over to us and tells us we have to forfeit the game if we change the screen now. I"m like "why"? That doesn't make sense. We told them in the first place we had a sub, it wasn't our fault the name wasn't changed on the screen. They were full of shit though because when the guy that worked there came to our lane, he changed the name, no problem and we didn't have to foreit the game. I swear - these people act like this is the World Bowling Tour on ESPN or something. Get a life!!!!

Anyway, after the president came over and said that people were complaining about us, I broke out the camera and decided it would be fun to take some pictures. I take one picture and two seconds later someone comes over and tells me that there are no flashes allowed in the bowling alley. Well - no fucking problem cause guess what - I got this camera SPECIFICALLY because it takes great pictures without a flash. So, I took a bunch of shots and I hope it pissed everyone off. And tough shit - cause they couldn't say a word - no flash!!


Courtney...



Me, Chanon and her friend (Chanon in the red is the one that was late and she's the one I wanted to strangle)...



Oh yeah, and last week she accidentally dropped the ball and it went backwards into like the crowd. good times!

Me and Courtney...




This is the mean team that bowling next to us and complaining about us and giving us dirty looks etc...



I know you can't see this woman's face at all - but she was one of the witches that complained about us....



And for all of you Courtney fans - here's a nice little butt shot...



Our cool team...



I even got my own bowling shoes now. Chanon's friend doesn't bowl anymore and her and I wear the same size and she had only worn them once or twice, so I threw her a $20 and now I have my own!!

drama

So, last night we bowled and I'm telling you - it was a fiasco.

First off, the league starts at 6:30. They turn the lanes on at 6:20 so that you can practice for 10 minutes. I get there at 6. I get my shoes, I inform them that we'll have a sub so that they can fix the names on the screen and then I text my teammates and let them know what lane we are on. I find my ball, I rent my shoes and by this time it's lik 6:15 and noboby from my team has shown up. I'm super super OCD about being on time. It's a major issue with me. Right before I left work I specifically told everyone to be there at 6:10 so that we can get everyting situated. There is a league that plays right after us, so we can't dilly dally. We need to start on time and we need to pay attention and keep the game moving.

So, at 6:30 the lanes light up and it's time to bowl - but we are missing one player. She's nowhere to be found and she's not answering her phone. I am beyond livid. She strolls in finally around 6:40. Of course she doesn't have her shoes on yet and we are all waiting on her to bowl. She's holding up everyone. I had to take deep breaths or else I was going to lose it.

So, of course this is the first time any of us have ever played on a league, so we are newbies and we don't really know all of the rules. The team we were playing against kind of pulled us aside and explained that you have to be behind the red line when someone else is bowling. I know about lane etiquette, but I didn't realize you had to actually be behind the line, I just thought you could stand at the edge of the lane and pick up your ball and then go when the person next to you finished. So, he explains the rules to us and we thank him and that's that. Not 10 minutes later the freaking president of the league comes over to us and says that there have been some complaints about us and that we need to stay behind the line when it's not our turn - blah blah. I'm like "seriously?" They fucking went to the lane president and complained?????? Get a fucking life people. It's supposed to be fun. These people take this game so seriously - it's annoying as hell.

Well, anyway, I actually bowled pretty well considering all the drama I had to deal with.

I think the next time we join a league, I'm going top try o find a more laid back and fun leage.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Day

So, normally when it is someone's birthday at work, Nikki puts together a little gift basket for the person with candy and fun stuff in it and then Nikki, me and Kathy go to that person's desk and sing. So, yesterday was my birthday and I told them not to bother with the singing because it would just be Kathy and Nikki singing to me and whatever - that's kind of lame.

So, the phone rings around 10:00 a.m. and I take the call, I turn around when I hang up and there are 25 people standing behind my desk and they all sing happy birthday to me! It was quite the spectacle. I was so embarassed - my face was Blood Red and they really surprised me.

Nikki put together a super special basket for me...







As you can see, I'm totally in love with the lo carb monster energy drinks and they bought me a case - yes that's right - 24 monsters come in a case and then they piled it high with candy, wrapped it in cellophane and put a big bow on top. It was very touching.


After work I went to a meeting and met my two Hilary's there and they took me to dinner at the Olive Garden and it was so good. I love that place. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday and then to top things off I got a text message from my ex boyfriend telling me how hot I looked at the meeting. Does it get much better than that??

Monday, June 23, 2008

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My first article is written and posted. It's just a look at things to do in Vegas from a locals view. I enjoyed writing it. Oh, and they posted it in English so that's even better!!

It's my birthday - I am officially old now. I still feel like a teenager though so it's all good!

My girl Hilary is taking me out to dinner tonight - she's the best.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

My Lame Weekend

I didn't have a very fun filled weekend. I took my car to the shop early Saturday morning and was informed that I had a bad compressor and it's usually about a $1700 job. My sponsor's boyfriend owns the shop so he said he'd give me a discount. I brought it back in on Sunday after they ordered the parts and they had it for 10 freakin hours!!!!! So, I spent the day at my sponsor's house while my car was being fixed. I didn't get anything done. We watched a Kathy Griffin marathon on Bravo. Damn that chick is funny!! Anyway, she made me dinner, it was yummy and I finally got my car back around 6:30 p.m. I wasted the rest of my night away playing poker online.

The good news is that I have air conditioning. I honestly don't think I could make it through this entire summer without A.C.

Good times. Very uneventful weekend. I didn't even go to the grocery store like I had planned. I suck.

I did get an article done for pokerinfo.nl and that should be up sometime this week. Of course it will be posted in Dutch so if you want to read it you'll have to use a translator. I'll put a link up whenever it's posted.

Friday, June 20, 2008

It's Friday!

I had a couple of things to do yesterday, but when I got off work at 5 p.m. it was so stinkin hot outside and I was so cranky after driving home, that I just stayed in the house. I'm afraid I won't be doing much of anything until the A.C. is fixed in my car.

At any rate, I played in the Riverchasers tournament and I went out in the very first hand. Yes, it's true. I limped in with pocket 7's and flopped a set, while another player had pocket queens and flopped a set. As you can imagine we both ended up all in and I didn't improve, so I was busto - first hand. It sucked too because I had a really fun table - I was sitting next to my boy Alcanthang and Hoy was at my table and some other cool people that I can't think of right now. Oh well - that's poker - I think it's probably happened to all of us at one time or another.

The weird thing is that I was playing in another game at the same time and in that game I was the one with pocket Queens and the other guy had pocket fives and we both flopped a set and he was the one that lost. Same exact time. Online poker is so rigged.

Anyway, it's Friday!!!!!

I watched Office Space last night - damn that movie is funny. I could totally relate to that guy's misery. Some of the personalities I've come across while working in an office can really grate on my nerves! The 80's rap music they played in that movie was an extra added bonus for sure.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Crabby Crabberson

I'm so tired. Seriously, I'm not a happy person when I'm woken up during the night and then I can't sleep. It's like a mind game. I know I have to go to work, so I immediately start stressing out because I was woken up and then I try so hard to go back to sleep but I'm mad that I was woken up in the first place and then I look at the clock and it's past midnight and I'm still awake and the little bit of drowsiness I was feeling is gone and replaced by anger because I'm still not asleep. And then I'm worried because I'm angry instead of tired and I know I need to sleep and then I count in my head how many hours until the alarm is going to go off and then I mentally pick out an outfit in my head to wear tomorrow because that will shave about 2 minutes off of my morning routine and then I start thinking about the muscle relaxers I have in the drawer from forever ago, but I hate the way they make me feel so I don't want to take them, but then I think maybe I should take them because they'd make me tired, but then I'd feel like shit in the morning if I took them and then I look at the clock and another 30 minutes has gone by and I'm no closer to falling asleep then I was about an hour ago and then I take some deep breaths and start counting sheep and then I think maybe I'll read something boring because that usually puts me to sleep and then.... the alarm goes off.

I cannot imagine having insomnia. I really feel for the insomniacs because I rarely ever have a night that I can't sleep. For the most part I'm a GREAT sleeper and I usually always wake up refreshed.

Anyway, enough about that.

I got the air conditioning fixed in my car about 3 weeks ago. I spent like $500 and it was worth every penny - until yesterday when it completely stopped blowing cold air all together. It was 105 degrees and I had no A.C. in my black car. It started on Sunday, I was leaving the Palms pool and the A.C. was blasting in my car and then all of a sudden warm air started blowing out and then a few minutes later it would get cold again and then it got warm again. This trend continued all through Monday and Tuesday and then yesterday the cold was completely gone and now only warm air comes out. Obviously I'll be taking it back to the shop, but I can't do that until Saturday and today it's going to be 107 degrees. UGH! No sleep and no air conditioning makes Carmen a very crabby girl. Cancer is my sign afterall.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The James Saga Part III

So, when we left off, James had sent me a friend invite on myspace and I accepted, but that was it or a while. Finally one day I got a message from him and he was basically just saying that he wanted to let the past be in the past and that we were such good friends before we both got caught up in the partying scene. He has a whole new life now including a wife, a new baby, a real job and he totally got his life together.

Also, he had been looking through my pictures and it was evident to him that I too had cleaned up. Apparently, when I'm not doing well, it's obvious in pictures. I lose a lot of weight, my face is sunken in, and I'm basically a wreck. When I'm doing well, there's a sparkle in my eye that people see. I don't see it. I look back at pictures and I still think I look fine when I'm skinny. I don't see a difference. But, all those years and I wasn't fooling anyone but myself.

At any rate, he was so happy to see that I'm alive and doing well and he wanted to be a part of my life again - even if it's from across the country. It was a great feeling to see that he had forgiven me. So, we've talked on the phone a few times, we e-mail back and forth and his wife even sent me a message saying that James talked about me a lot and that she knew we were good friends and she wanted to get to know me. At some point I think they are coming out to Vegas so that will be a lot of fun!

I'm like blown away that a woman is secure enough in her relationship to actually contact me and be friends with me instead of holding a grudge that her husband has a female friend. I obviously have a lot of work to do in the "being secure with myself" department.

The cool thing is that James keeps in touch with like everyone that I used to hangout with. So, one day I got a text from my good friend Rick and we were able to reconnect. And then I got Rocky's number and I talked to him. Instead of running from my past, I'm trying to embrace it and learn from it.

There are definitely a few people from the past that will never ever talk to me again and I deserve that. However, I'm constantly surprised about the many people who have opened their hearts and let me back in. It's pretty fucking cool!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend Wrap

I will get back to the James Saga tomorrow.

This weekend I met up with 2 bloggers - they were my first 2 non-poker related bloggers so it was extra special for me :)

Ginormous Boobs and Tabbie Like a Cabbie with a T came into town for a birthday celebration with a bunch of friends and they took time out of their schedules to hang with me. We went to my favorite lunch spot - Diablo Cantino on the strip - it's attached to The Monte Carlo - it's a great place to for food, fun and margaritas. We had a great time. They were even more fun in person.



Anyway, I know some of the poker bloggers were in town, but nobody even contacted me to let me know what was going on or to meet up - so whatever - at least I got to meet some new people.

Nadia from Bodog sent an adorable shirt my way - thanks girly!!!! I can't wait to rock that shirt at the tables.

Other than that, I went out to this Italian restaurant Friday night with like 26 people - it was really good.

Saturday I went to a purse/mary kay/jewelry party and then we all went to Doug's for a cookout at night. It was good times.

Me and Phil over at Doug's...



and I went to the Palms Pool on Sunday - my favorite pool in Vegas.

Friday, June 13, 2008

James Saga II

When I moved I lost touch with everyone - on purpose. I wanted to get as far away from Maryland as possible and I wanted to forget everyone I had ever come into contact with. I buried that stuff deep within me and it worked for a while. I was pretty successful in not thinking about my past, not dealing with anything back home and consequently in Florida I made a bunch of new friends, new enemies, new ex boyfriends, and created new wreckage. Old habits die hard I guess.

I basically made the exact same mistakes in Florida that I made in Maryland except on a little smaller scale. I guess the old addage is true that you can run but you always take 'you' with you.

Anyway for the next few years I didn't even have a computer and then I moved out here to Vegas and I started this blog with my real name. And then I joined Facebook with my real name and then I got really brave and joined myspace after much prodding from the one friend I had left in Maryland with my real name. Almost instantly the friend requests started flooding in from people back home, people from high school, people I knew from the clubs, people I knew from work, people I thought hated me and I thought I equally hated. Nothing from James though and I was too afraid to ask people how he was and how he was doing for fear that they'd tell me how much he hated me.

I did hear through the grapevine that he got married and I even talked to someone that he said he was in Vegas recently on his honeymoon. Being the good little stalker that I am, I even searched for him on myspace and found him, but I was too afraid to contact him.

And then one day, very recently, I got a friend request from him on myspace. No message, but I guess it was a start...

To be continued

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The James Saga

Remember Ryan from "The Ryan Saga"?? I'm sure you do. Well, back in the days when we first met and things were happy and fun he introduced me to a friend of his named James. James had long ass hair, he loved Pantera and Alice in Chains and the day we met he had just gotten out of like juvie. He had a little theft problem and he kept breaking into houses when he was young so they put him away fro a while. We were like night and day. You would never have imagined that the two of us would become such good friends.

I'll never forget Ryan introducing me to James - he said "James, this is Carmen - she's the biggest bitch you'll ever meet". Nice greeting huh? James and I instantly hit it off - as friends. Nobody ever made me laugh as hard as James did. He could do impressions, he was fun, he was up for anything, he was sweet and caring - we became the best of friends. He was like no guy I ever knew. He had a major crush on me and he made sure that everyone knew it, but he wasn't creepy about it. He didn't make me feel uncomfortable, he knew I was in a relationship with Ryan, but it was nice to have a friend that truly cared about me and would do anything in his power to help me.

James's parents house was the hangout. We were all under the legal drinking age so we weren't into the bar scene yet. We just spent hours upon hours hanging out at James's house listening to music, hanging outside and causing chaos, dropping acid here and there, we had bonfires back in the woods a lot - they were some of the best times of my life. I had a huge group of friends that I hung with and all we cared about was having fun and living for the moment.

My parents loved James and he equally loved my parents. James was a super slut and he could get just about any girl that he wanted. Seriously, I'd bring a girl over and James would be like "hook me up" and I'd be like "James, dude, she's seriously out of your league" and after an hour or two James's sparking personality shown through and he always got the girl - it was fucking amazing. Especially considering that he had long hair, he wasn't into the music that me and my friends were into, he didn't dress the way we did, he didn't have a car, he didn't have money - but none of that mattered.

Anyway, James remained in my life for many many many years. We never lost touch. He was with me through the good and the bad with Ryan and with all of the guys that came after. He never judged me, he let me make my mistakes and even when I went through my major drug ordeal, he simply stayed by my side and took care of me when I wasn't able to take care of myself.

Around age 30 when everything came crumbling down and my "partying" turned into misery and I could no longer distinguish right from wrong I fucked James over hard core. He had no choice but to let me loose and I can't blame him. I thought we'd never speak again. I moved to Florida, we lost touch and fucking him over is one of my biggest regrets in my life - to be continued...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Um really??

I'm sitting at work and it's around 4 p.m. when my co-worker and fellow teammate informs me that she might have to leave the bowling alley early tonight. I'm like "what the hell? Um - you can't leave early, it's a league - it doesn't work that way". I won't lie - I was extremely annoyed. Apparently her husband made plans with the other coaches on their son's softball team to have a little strategy meeting and throw back a couple of beers. He wasn't sure how long the little beerfest was going to last and someone needed to pick up their son. That's all fine and dandy, but hello - we had these plans for a week. It's not like it was a surprise. I mean - why couldn't she just tell him to do it another night? Or, why couldn't the son come to the bowling alley with her? I used to go with my parents faithfully every single week. They gave me quarters - I played pac man, donkey kong and gallagher and ate pizza and fries. It was all good.

I just don't understand people sometimes. How do you make plans to join a bowling team and then you can't even coordinate simple things like picking up your kid? If I was married, I would have told my husband "tough luck - I had these plans first and deal with it" or I would have told the kid "your coming with me - entertain yourself or do homework or something for an hour". Maybe this is why I'm still single. Maybe I'm really bad at give and take. I dunno. When I mentioned that she should bring the kid with her she was like "oh, he won't come if he doesn't get to bowl too." Um really? Because I was never given that choice when I was a kid, I sucked it up, went along with my parents and found ways to entertain myself. Are kids that spoiled today that they don't do anything ever that doesn't specifically benefit and please them?

At any rate, I managed to grab another guy from the floor and persuaded him to bowl with us tonight. All in all it worked out fine. I kept my cool even though I wanted to give her a serious attitude. She's a good girl though and I'm definitely going to let it go - shit happens sometimes I guess.

So, my first game I bowled a 156. I've never ever ever bowled higher than like a 110 so it was pretty f'in amazing for me to score that high. Second game was like 130 something and last game was like 120. I literally had the highest score from my team the first two games. I'm pretty pleased with my scores. The guy on the lanes two down from us ended up 1 pin away from a perfect 300 score. Wow - these people don't mess around. The Southpoint is more of a locals casino and the people on this league definitely take their bowling seriously. They had their own balls, their own shoes, special towels, fancy little bowling bags - the whole 9 yards.


Robbie (our last minute sub) and I...



Me and Courtney...



Courtney is the newest person on the admin staff - she's very cool, she's going through a divorce, we are both single and without kids and we are hanging out this weekend. I think her and I are going to become really good friends. I just have that feeling!

Willie and Courtney...



Courtney was so funny. She didn't know any of the rules. Like, there is certain lane etiquette (you don't bowl at the same time that someone else is bowling -
you let them go first and you stand back) - we pretty much had to teach her everything from scratch - she's a quick learner though...




I promise I won't bore u guys with bowling scores every week. Tonight was a one time deal - happy hump day tomorrow!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Monday Wrap

Yesterday while I was driving home from Utah I got a phonecall from the lady at the bowling alley. She was glancing over my fax and realized that there were 4 female names on my team. Come to find out, there has to be at least one male on the team since it's a co-ed league. DAYUMM! I told her we couldn't play because even if we found a guy, who was I going to kick off the team? Nobody! That wouldn't be fair. The 4 of us signed up together.

So, driving to work today I talked to my dad and he suggested that we get a male bowler on the team and then one girl each week would sit out - we could rotate. Not a bad idea considering we might want to go on vacation etc.

Anyway, all's well that ends well. Our new courier, Willy (only 18 years old) is going to be on our team - he's psyched, the girls are happy and tomorrow is our first night!!!!!

Now that I'm typing this, I just remembered that I need to pack an outfit!

I'm totally in love with this website. They were talking about it on Adam Corolla this morning and I immediately logged in and started browsing all of the puppies. Seriously, how can you be in a bad mood when you are looking at pictures of puppies? I can't!

It's an awesome site - I'll be checking it out everyday.



And to wrap things up - Jessica Alba and Cash Warren gave birth yesterday, she named the kid Honor. I'm not feeling that name, but I'm sure the baby will be very cute.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

My weekend

I don't know why I was so surprised to find out that the Southern Utah region of Narcotics Anonymous barely has like 10 meetings a week. Up until recently they didn't even have a meeting everyday. I'm so spoiled. Living in Maryland, South Florida and then here in Vegas I've always been able to find lots of meetings day or night. Anytime I feel the need, I can pick up and head to a meeting. This is not the case in smaller towns.

So, when most of us last minute Vegas folks decided to support Southern Utah's very first convention, we all just picked up and drove out of town, but none of us pre-registered. We just waited til we got there to pay our money. Well, they were expecting maybe 90 people and instead about 300 of us showed up! Oops! They were not very prepared. They were glad to have us, but the meeting room was tiny. It was standing room only at most of the meetings and the Ramada was only 3 stories high. Wow - culture shock! Luckily we got a room ahead of time.

St. George was beautiful. I wouldn't want to live there, but it was a great weekend. Very friendly people, lots of sunshine, lots of time to relax - I even got to lay by the pool and got a nice tan.

I'll post a few pictures and then I need to head to bed...


Me and Cheryl...



Her and I have always been sponsee sisters, but she works nights and I work days, so we don't get to see each other at many meetings. It was good times spending the weekend with her and getting to know her better.



A few of us hanging by the pool...




The Girlz...





Group Dinner at Texas Roadhouse - the convention ran out of banquet tickets immediately so we had to eat all of our meals out - which was fine because banquet food usually sucks anyway...




I ended up going to see the Sex and the City movie today when I got home from Utah. I liked it. I know I'm crazy, everyone else in the world hated it, but I liked it. I liked the ending, I loved the fashion, I cried tears of joy and tears of sorrow for the characters, I guess I was just feeling emotional today, but whatever. It was definitely long though. They could have cut an hour out of it and it probably would have been better.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Back on Sunday

I am heading to St. George, Utah today. Home of nothing - but at least it's a pretty ride to get there.

Back on Sunday - have a good weekend!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Back in the Mookie

I am playing in the Mookie right now and I'm about middle of the pack. I'm not in the top ten, but I've knocked two people out so far, so I've gotten two bounties which is fun! I'm super happy to be playing in the Mookie again. I made some changes in my life for a few reasons. First off, I had a little issue with some people from my Wednesday night meeting and I decided that they totally didn't appreciate my service. It's a long story, but basically my friend David and I showed up early to set everything up for more than a year and then all of a sudden these like N.A. nazis decide to start coming around and trying to run shit and bitching about our casual attitude. It sucks when people try to take over and rule the rooste instead of having fun. So, whatever, I gave up my position as treasurer and decided to find a new homegroup and I joined the gym. The thing is, I don't want to live in meetings anyway. I want to have a life. That's why I was going to join that softball team at work - I thought it would be a good way to make some new friends and hangout with some "normies" instead of surrounding myself with addicts all the time.

So, at any rate, the softball team thing fell through, however, I got 3 other really fun cool girls together and we are joining a bowling team at the southpoint casino on Tuesday nights. Yay! I'm WAY more into bowling than softball and these chicks are all around my same age, they are fun and I think we'll have a blast bowling on a co-ed league. I am so pysched! The league actually started last night but we just got this idea today so I called and set it up and it's a go for next week!

Good times!

I think it's very important to have some balance in life. I don't want to only go to meetings, I don't want to live just for work and I don't want to sit on the couch during all my free time. I want to do a little bit of everything and have fun and I think that's what life is all about. Everything in moderations is what I'm learning. My whole life has been about excess. If I was going to the gym, I was going everyday. If I was partying, I was going out every single night. If I was gambling, I was at the casino everyday. All that stuff made me crumble!! Moderation is WAY against every grain in my body and it takes a lot of work. I guess it's worth it in the long run though.

So, I'll be playing in the Mookie every Wednesday bitches - be afraid - be very afraid...

Until Later...

I got Season One of Weeds on Netflix. It's a great show. I definitely enjoy it. I really like those HBO and Showtime series. I'm all about Dexter, Weeds, Big Love, Entourage and back in the day I loved the Sopranos and Sex and the City etc.

I also DVR'ed and watched the Search for Elle Woods on Broadway - they narrowed the tryouts down to 10 girls and they will all go through a broadway boot camp type thing and each week one girl will be kicked off until they choose the girl to play Legally Blonde on Broadway. I love that kind of stuff.

Anyway, I think our softball is cancelled before it even gets started. The guy putting everything together missed the signup date and now the Friday night league is full. So, we can play in the Las Vegas league on Thursday nights which actually works out better for me, but not everyone in the office can play on Thursday night, so I don't think we are going to end up playing. I'm okay with that. I was pretty nervous anyway. I kept having visions of getting hit with the ball - they wanted me to be the catcher and I wasn't feeling it.

I gotta go into work an hour early today, so that's it for me. Until later...

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Busy Day

I am so tired today. I don't really have the time or energy to blog about much. Work is goign to be a bear, I can't wait until the day is over and then I can let loose at the gym. I took zumba again over the weekend and my stamina is definitely increasing. I love that class, but during the week they have it at crazy times like 7:30 p.m. I don't really want to take a class that late on a Wednesday night - I wouldn't get home until like 9 p.m. - that's way late.

This weekend I'm heading to St. George, UTAH for a convention. I am so retarded, I totally didn't plan ahead with work and I forgot to put in a vacation slip to take a half day on Friday. So, one of the other girls is taking both Thursday and Friday off, so I probably can't leave early which sucks. My bad though for not planning ahead.

Well, I gotta run...

Sunday, June 01, 2008

MTV Red Carpet Recap

My friend Charles celebrated 10 years over the weekend and he had a big party Saturday night. It was a good time. He's only like 27 years old or something like that and he sponsors like 15 guys and he's been clean for a decade - that's pretty amazing. At 27 I was still partying like a rockstar for sure. Charles is gay and him and I have the exact same taste in men. We are always checking out guys together. He's an awesome guy.

For me, the party was an awesome opportunity to go out and buy a new dress and some hot Jessica Simpson heels from the Macy's Shoe Department.

Charles and Hilary...



Me and Sue...




My new dress...




Friday night a bunch of us girls went to this new mexican restaurant near the gym I joined and it was fantastic.


Me and Lisa...





Angela and Jennifer...



Winter and Marla...




Anyway, another weekend has passed and it was a pretty good one. Honestly, I'd be okay if I had nowhere to go and I laid on the couch all weekend like today for instance. I literally left the house only to go to the grocery store and the rest of the day I hung in and watched T.V. It was good times.

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MTV Movie Awards were on tonight - I watched part of it and it was pretty entertaining. Of course Transformers took Best Movie which was cool with me - I liked that movie.


Megan Fox as always looked fantastic - I have a total girl crush on her...



Ellen Page took Best Actress for her role in Juno - I loved her in that movie but I was not really loving what she wore on the red carpet - you can't tell in this picture, but she's wearing converse - way to go casual girl...



But whatever, it's MTV not the Oscars, so pretty much anything goes.



I am not feeling this Sara Jessica Parker outfit...



I think she was going for "edgy" - but Charlize Theron got it right...




That's the way to do "edgy" in my opinion.

Of course the Hills girls were there - they always play it so safe...



Notice Audrina is off by herself...



I'm undecided about her hair at this point - the bangs are so blunt - but at least she mixed it up a little bit!

And of course no red carpet would be complete without Paris Hilton...




I actually think she looked great. I saw her and Benji sitting all lovey dovey in the audience together. Who would have thought they'd still be together? Amazing!