Thursday, April 29, 2010

Feels good!

Okay, I finally got my shit together - well, most of it. I took care of all the traffic tickets I had, I called and had insurance reinstated in my car today and I paid the $192.00 fine I had due to the ticket I got for not having insurance. The only thing left is the $250 payment I have to make to the DMV to renew my tags. But, all in all, it's been a good day and it's not even noon.

What a good feeling. I'm going to enjoy driving my car once again instead of being deathly afraid that I'll get pulled over. I should have done this a long time ago. At any rate, the timing couldn't be better because my parents are going out of town and I have to be able to take care of my little Opey. I can't do that from jail now can I??

Aaaaaahhhhhhhh - sigh of relief! Feels good.

Heading out the door - more to come...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Got Fuel?

So, last night I went to the Cannery to get my ten dollars in free slot play and I also swiped my mom's card and my dad's card so they could get their free play too. It worked out nicely because I actually won money while I was racking up the required points needed. In addition, I met a nice gentleman playing next to me. He's from L.A. and staying in Vegas with family for a while. It was funny because I could tell he wanted to ask me for my number but he was pretty nervous. He kept cashing out of the machine, but then he'd stick around and keep talking to me. I'd be like "oh, are you leaving??" cause he cashed out and he'd be like "no, not yet". Then, he'd hangout for a while and put more money in and keep talking to me and then he'd play some more and then he'd cash out again, but he didn't leave.

I went to find my friend that I came with and he followed me around the casino while I was looking for my friend. Finally, I was ready to leave and my mom was too, so I was going to give her a quick ride home and I just decided to make it easy for the poor slump. I said "Here's my number, give me a call if you want to hangout or something". He was visibly pleased and he immediately relaxed. So far today, it's 2:35 and he's called me 4 times and left two messages. ha ha. I should probably answer the phone and talk to him at some point, but now I'm kind of annoyed that he's so eager. Whatever, he's not really my type anyway, but I love meeting new people and I can always make room for a new friend. So, we'll see.

While I was playing, my boy Chris from Cali called. He's been saying he's coming back out here to see me, but it hasn't happened. It seems that something always comes up. The last time he was supposed to come out (a few weeks ago), someone broke into his car in front of his house while he was sleeping and they stole EVERYTHING. They took his gym bag, ipod, a one of a kind jacket he won at the Palms for winning a big poker tournament, his loose change and EVEN the owner's manual to his car. What the hell???? His friend's daugher's car seat was taken too. I mean, what the hell? I can't imagine what use they are going to have for a stolen car manual, but who knows.

Anyway, I'm trying to arrange it so that Chris comes out here next week when my parents are out of town. I HATE being here alone so if we could work something out i'd be thrilled.

Well, I don't necessarily hate being here alone, but I'd like to have some company. I would feel better. It seems that something bad happens almost everytime they are gone so I need to get my shit in order before they leave because I don't want to end up in jail because I didn't pay a ticket or something silly like that.

Well, I better get going. I need to fuel up for another big night at the Cannery.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pure Bliss

Busy Day! I had a job interview, went to a meeting, got into an argument with this annoying girl at the meeting, went out for lunch with everyone, hung out with my girl, Angie, went to the Cannery, got 10 dollars in free slot play and then won another 20 bucks and then came home, ate rice, watched the Finale of Project Runway (only a few days late), ate some ice cream and now I'm about to hit the sack.

I'm guessing the only interesting part of the top paragraph is the part about getting into a fight at the meeting. I mean, to be fair, it wasn't really a fight or even a huge argument, it was just a tiny little spat and she already called me to apologize so we are cool now.

It was so stupid. The girl at the meeting used to date this guy that was at the meeting. I walked in about ten seconds late, the meeting had just started and he sort of made a big production of seeing me, waving to me, texting me and then evenutally moving across the room to sit near me. hehe He's cute, but definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed - ya know?? So, she sees this and gets all pissy even though they aren't together anymore. And, anyway, I'm not even dating him. We are just friends. I think he's interested in more than a friendship, but aside from flirting, he hasn't made any further moves.

So, jealous girl comes up to me after the meeting and sort of gets in my face and wants to know what is going on with me and him. The answer is "nothing". But, I was half tempted to make up some good shit so that I could see more steam rise from her head that was about to explode. hehehe.

A few hours later she realized how ridiculous she looked and called me to apologize. It's all good. I KNOW firsthand how it is to be jealous. Yuck. I used to hate those awful insecure feelings. It's so much easier to not be in a relationship. No drama. No heartache. No lies. Pure bliss.

Goodnight!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Colorful

I gotta say, video keno players are the craziest people on the planet. They are so very superstitious, they think they can control the numbers that are coming out by rubbing the screen, banging the screen, tapping on the glass, making crazy little hand gestures, and even parking in certain spots. I sat next to a guy that always played six numbers and whenever he hit 5 out of 6, he would do a shot of tequila. That shot would sit next to him for hours if he didn't get 5 out of 6. Some nights he walked out pretty sober and then other nights he got drunk as hell, depending on if the machine was hitting.

Tonight I was seated next to a woman that was making little curly cue lines in the air with her fingers. I don't know how else to explain it. She was sort of like drawing in the air where she wanted her numbers to hit on the screen. She was so very weird. I was DYING to hit so that I could say "wow, all my numbers came out and I didn't even have to make crazy hand gestures!!!" Of course, I lost, so I wasn't able to be a smart ass. I gave her enough weird looks though, so I'm sure she got the picture.

A few days ago I was sitting next to a woman that asked me if I minded if she smoked. Wow! That rarely happens. She was really nice, talkative, but not annoying. She was telling me about some of the crazy people she's met at the casino. I completely understood where she was coming from.

A few weeks back I was at the Cannery and I met this homeless guy. Yeah, I know how to really draw in the winners. ha ha Anyway, he didn't look homeless. He was funny, making jokes to anyone within ear shot. He knew a lot of the people that worked there, I just figured he was a regular. So, each time I went to the Cannery, I would run into him and he'd start talking to me. We both play the same game, so we were frequently sitting in the same area. He was a little annoying and I found myself walking WAY across the casino to a different spot to avoid him. Sometimes. And then other times I was happy enough to listen to his mouth going on and on and on.

I found out he was homeless pretty quickly because he really wasn't shy about spreading it around. Eventually, he met up with a guy that was in town for a few weeks working on a job. He let him move into his room at the Cannery while he's in town. Nice huh?? He used to sit at the machines all night and gamble and drink until his money ran out and then he had to wander the streets. Now he just wanders the halls to his room.

So, he leaves town for a few days because he wanted to go back to Texas I think to get a car or something. I dunno. I go up to the Cannery and no less than 3 people approach me to ask me where my friend is. Ummmmmm, what? Why is everyone asking me? And furthermore, what did he tell them to make them think I keep tabs on him? Sheesh! I can only imagine.

The security guard commented the other day that he thought we were really tight and that he was supposed to hook us up. I'm thinking, "uh yeah, I'm going to let the homeless guy start hooking me up". That's just what I need.

I just meet the most colorful characters. I guess they could say the same about me though too right??

The nice lady I was sitting next to told me that she's had people offer to give her their food stamp card if she would throw them some cash. hehe I was cracking up. Vegas - gotta love it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

What's the definition of "friend"?

Why is the word "friend" in quotes?? That's the question of the day.

Well, it's like this. One day we are friends and the next day I hate him. Days and weeks go by that we are inseparable and then a few days later he is nowhere to be found. He makes me laugh and he makes me cry.

It's a very on / off, hot/cold relationship/friendship.

I haven't the slightest clue where we stand right now. I'm not sure if I even want him in my life.

They say that the definition of "insanity" is repeating the same behavior over and over again and expecting different results. In N.A., they are referring to using drugs. In my life right now it's this "friendship".

He's completely unreliable. I never know if I am actually going to see him when we make plans. He breezes in and out of my life like the wind.

Honestly, I'm baffled. I promised myself I wouldn't waste another second thinking about him. He's already taken up too much space in my head as it is. Part of me wishes I had never met him at all, but at least I found out that I'm capable of having real feelings for someone, cause I was starting to wonder.

So, there ya have it. My crazy definition of "friend".

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Who Does That?

I bet you guys are glad to finally see a new entry. Sheesh! I've been such a busy little bee, I've h=barely h ad time to write anything.

Where do I begin? Well, yesterday for instance...

I was heading over to my sponsor's house, when I noticed my car making a strange yet very obnoxious noise. It was a grinding sound that got louder when I put on the brakes. So, luckily. my sponsor's boyfriend knows his way around a car. He went up to Pep Boys and got me some brake pads and installed them for me. Impressive. Score one for him. He saved my butt. I don't know if could have driven another mile on those brakes. My whole body got chills when I heard that LOUD ass GRINDING NOISE.

I was on a little winning streak for a while. I did the touristy thing for a couple of days and found myself hanging out on the strip with a "friend". We wanted to play some Cleo Keno and somehow we ended up at the Sahara. I waited in line to get a player's card, but it took way too long so I skipped it. So, we are sitting there playing and the machines are in a row of three. I'm on the end, my friend is in the middle and there's an older lady on the other end. I hear her flag down an employee and ask them to watch her machine while she goes to the bathroom. Now, most people just ask the person next to them. It's not a big deal, it's not hard work, and I've never heard anyone say no. So, it struck me as kind of odd that this lady didn't ask us to watch her machine. I figured s he wasn't a local and didn't know the proper etiquette. I also assumed she had A LOT of money on there. So, I said something to my friend about how it was odd and he says "yeah, she's making this poor woman stand here and watch her machine and it has 40 cents on it!!" Oh my god. I about fell off my chair. She literally took a woman away from her job, went to the bathroom, took her good sweet old time, all for a measly 40 cents. Can you imagine>???? I've never seen anything like it. Who does that????

Then, she gets back from the bathroom and blows through the rest of her money. She starts talking to us and without a shameless bone in her body, asks me for some money. To top it off, she's a local. She lives down the street, she has grandkids and she obviously didn't know who she was dealing with. She was nice as could be when I gave her some loose change. But, when the well dried up, so did her friendly banter. She became downright rude.

I tell ya! This place never ceases to amaze me.

I went back there the next night though because the machines at the Sahara were hitting! I hit 6 out of 6 twice the first night and then again the 2nd night. My "friend" hit 7 out of 7 on the bonus round where all payouts are doubled and then the girl next to me hit 5 out of 5 within the first two minutes of sitting down. So, although it's a little inconvient going to the strip, it's well worth it if we are winnning.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Um, I dunno

I should totally be in bed right now because I was up pretty late last night, got up early today and have to get up early again tomorrow. It's all good though because the things that I'm getting up to do are kind of fun and I'm doing those things with people I thoroughly enjoy. People that are fun to be around. Ya know??

Speaking of people that are fun to be around, or in this case - NOT fun to be around. I got together with a friend from across the town the other day and she was just disgusted with a certain person that is supposedly a girl although I have my doubts. I am of course referring to Boy Looking Meth Head. Apparently, Boy Looking Meth Head has been attending lots of N.A. Meetings high as a kite. My friend and basically everyone in the meeting was just beside themselves with disgust because she's totally hight in the meeting, not paying attention, texting on her phone, she can't sit still, she's disruptive, and it's just not fair. She's making everyone uncomfortable because they all know she's tweeking and it's like "really??" Why bother going to a meeting when you have no desire to quit using???? And on top of it, to go to a meeting full of drug addicts high and insult their intelligence by pretending to be clean is just ridiculous. Nobody knows a drug addict better than another drug addict. I mean, come on.

Supposedly she's there week after week all high and pretending not to be. So, I dunno. I wasn't there. I'm just kind of relaying what was told to me. It made me think to when I used to go to meetings high (just on pain killers). Not on meth obviously. But, thankfully, I'm not doing that anymore. I would be mortified if I found out that everyone in the meeting was talking about me.

You just gotta feel sorry for someone like that. So clueless, so disliked and so very pathetic.

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On to brighter things. I met up with my cousin Vic tonight. Me, him, mom and dad went to the Venetian for dinner and then we had a nice session of family bonding over at the Cannery Casino. Like I always say, the family that gambles together stays together.

If thats true, my family is spending eternity together. hehe

From reader Beebs,

"This comment may go unanswered but I suppose it's a bit of a dire request. I'm planning to travel to vegas in two weeks with a group of girls and right now we're a sad little group of canadians who know nothing about planning for vegas. sad. sad. I'm wondering if you could perhaps blog or comment back as to where we should party in Vegas (we're all 22) and what is a good, yet young, yet reasonably priced hotel on the strip? our main interests include tanning, shopping and partying (one part classy and one part messy) lol....suggestions? "

Let me think about it Beebs and I will post something for everyone to read tomorrow!


So, anyway, I need to wind down so that I can gear up for another exciting day in paradise tomorrow. Goodnight!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Today

Well, I had a very productive day today.It started off very windy, chilly, overcast, dismal and grey. I was a little bummed. As the day went on the sun started shining. I picked up a friend abd showed him a secret gem I've known about for quite a while. It was good to share it with someone that would appreciate it.

"What kind of gem?" you ask. WEll, I'm sure my readers in Atlanta have a favorite rib joint that only the locals know about, and those of you out in Washington have a local fish shack you frequent. So, here in Vegas, I Have a virtually unknown spot and I've been waiting until the perfect time to take someone there. Today was the day abd it didn't disappoint.

I wish I could go into more detail, but some things are better left unsaid.

My cousin, Vic is in town so I'm sure I'll be donating to the local economy this week when I visit him over at the Venetian. Of course, we all know that the Venetian needs my money more than I do right? ha ha

My ice cream is melting and there are more gems to be found tomorrow. Goodnight!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I got nothing

So, I went to get my haircut the other day and well, lets just say that I'm not very pleased. I almost started crying in the chair. I just put way too much trust in this woman. My mom goes to her and i figured that was good enough. I don't have the money right now to go to my very expensive and awesome chic, so, instead, I just went with the economical lady. I told her that I wanted a trim, I wanted my hair to have more body and that basically she should just do whatever it takes to make it healthy looking and fuller. I also made sure that she didn't get crazy with the scissors and make it really short.

So, she puts tons and tons of layers in it which is fine, but when she styled it, that's when the problems began. I honestly looked like a product of the 80's, I was Tawny Kitaen sitting up in the joint. Honestly, she was trying to feather the sides and my bangs are short as hell. Ouch!!!!!

I immediately started fucking with it. I was shaking it upside down and trying to straighten it out. I told her it looked way too 80's ish. Well, what did I expect from a freaking 13 dollar haircut???? When it comes to hair, you get what you pay for I guess. Now that I'm home and it's been washed a few times, I guess it's not that bad. But in the future, I'm saving some money and going back to my girl. Plus, I want some more red and blonde highlights. It's been a while.

I got up earlyish today and headed out to meet a friend for breakfast. I was traveling north on the 95 when I came to a curve and traffic screeched to a DEAD halt. Um, hello - it's Saturday people - what the eff is going on??????

After 25 minutes of inching along this mile or two stretch, I finally got to see the accident. IT was pretty major. There were 2 motorcyles and a car - they were all three demolished! It was pretty brutal. I wouldn't have wanted to see the poor saps that were riding those bikes.

Anyway, we missed breakfast because of the traffic, so we hit a meeting and I saved my money so that I could spend it at the Cannery tonight instead. I actually won which is amazing. Now I have even more dough to play with (lose) tomorrow.

I have some money saved up in comps over at Stations Casino, so I'm taking the parental units out for a nice dinner tomorrow night. Should be fun. Initially I wanted to eat at Hachi at the Red Rock. It's a japanese place and I thought it was the kind of place where they cook at your table. After looking at the website, I'm thinking I was wrong. They got great reviews, but they don't cook at your table and that's what I was hoping for.

So, I'm thining we are going to The Charcoal Room at Santa Fe. Since Stations declared bankruptcy, I wanna go ahead and use these comps before I lose them!! I suggest you guys do the SAME!

I know that I started my Insanity Tales and I never finished them. I just haven't been feeling it. At first I found it therapeutic, but now I'm just embarassed that I even put myself in the situations I was in and with the people I was with. At any rate, I think I'll finish it, but I'm just needing another week or two to decide for sure.

Well, it's midnight and I'm about to turn into a pumpkin - goodnight!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Short one

I know I've been totally neglecting my baby. I just want to let everyone know that things are good. I've just been super busy trying to find a job and going to meetings etc. So far so good. I've been clean almost a month now. Good stuff!!

Easter was pretty good this year. My mom's neighbors had a bunch of people over and they put out a very nice spread. There was a lot of good food - especially desserts. Yum. Even more impressive than the food was the picture they had of Cheryl Burke in their study signed, 'your niece, Cheryl'. YUP! Cheryl Burke is the neighbor's niece. How cool is that????

So. the other day I got a call from Don and he told me that Lucy had been in a fight and that she was in surgery and it wasn't looking good. I totally broke down. The thought of my Little Lucy laying there in pain and possibly dying was just too much for me to handle.

Brief Story - Lucy got out of the yard and got into a fight with another pit bull and there was a lot of blood. Lucy has a broken leg and whole in her chest. She was in surgery for 3 hours but thank god she's okay. I miss her so much. We all hope they come back to Vegas sometime soon.

So, here's a few pictures of the little fighting machine - the first one is pretty graphic and really shows her injury...






I gotta run. I'm getting a much needed hair cut and then I'm off to the Cannery for my ten dollars in free slot play. Can't miss that!!