Well, I left my parent's house today and drove across town (back to my house). It's so hit or miss when I do the drive to and from because I never know how the highway is going to be. If the traffic is light, then I have a nice drive, it's like 25 miles and it goes by fast - but unfortunately, they are doing a bunch of construction on the 15 and I just never know what I'm heading into and then when I finally see it, it's too late to do anything about it. I did find out a new way that I can try, so I just might do it. I cannot stand sitting on the highway in gridlock - it's such a pain in the ass. Traffic in Las Vegas is a real nightmare. I've lived in a few places and this is by far the worst area for traffic. I wish we were like Everyone Loves Raymond and we all lived across the street from each other. I really do.
So, I get a call just a few minutes ago from Rent A Center. I'm like thinking to myself - "I know I didn't rent anything from this place, but like, maybe I applied for a job there. I apply on craigslist and you know, half of the time you have no idea what the company name is.
Anyway, they were calling for a reference for Angie. Apparently they put me down as a reference. Um really? Isn't that too funny? Who uses a person they met in detox for a reference?? Well, I guess Angie does. I think I really am her only friend.
I briefly thought about telling them that she is a compulsive shoplifter, doesn't pay any of her bills, lives off anyone that will allow themselves to be used and that she's basically a crazy bitch. I mean, they asked me how we know each other - should I have said that we met in Westcare Detox facility? ha ha That would have been so funny. But anyway, I'm not a cold hearted snake and I love the kids and I would hate for them to be without a freakin T.V. So, I just answered the questions to the best of my ability, without lying and without telling the whole truth. When they asked how we know each other, I said we are friends. I didn't tell them about all of her personal crap. They asked if she was responsible, and to a certain extent I think she is. I mean, she always makes sure the kids are clothed and fed and that they are happy. Those are pretty important things and she manages that stuff pretty well. And, she did stop using drugs for and that was a HUGE step.
So, whatever - that's that. I told you guys that my mom won her court case about Sydney. He was killed when the nextdoor neighbor dogs attacked him a while back and the neighbors refused to take any responsibility and they wouldn't pay a dime. So, my mom sued them and she won and the guy has had his lawyer calling like every week trying to make a deal and pay less. Um, we already won. You can't fucking make deals after you lost - right? They are so RUDE! Finally, they agreed to pay the whole thing and asked my mom if they could pay 4 installments over the next 4 months and she agreed to that. He said his business is slow. I guess the martial arts arena is another industry being negatively affected by the economy. So, she's a lot nicer person than I am. She agreed to it. After all this shit, I would have sued for like pain and suffering and plus she had to travel back and forth to maryland and get a rental car and all that shit. Oh well.
Anyway, speaking of Maryland, my mom is flying back there tomorrow to spend a few days with her best friend. She had a stroke a couple of weeks ago and she's in a rehab place trying to get better. So, my mom is flying out there to spend some time with her. Nice mommy. She's a good friend, I don't know how I'm related to her. We are so opposites. ha ha She's way more thoughtful than I am.
I'm rambling. As soon as I get a hold of Sari, I'm booking the tickets for Florida. I should be there the first week of May. I'm super excited!!