Monday, February 28, 2011

Spades

So, hanging out with the Crofton Crew was a really good time. I don't regret any of it. Those guys really brought some excitement into my life and they turned out to be lifelong friends.

Anyway, I was thinking about one night we ended up at some house party in Crofton. I don't think we knew the person having the party ( I defintely didn't know him), but like always, four or five car loads of us showed up and took over. We found the biggest table, busted out the cards and started playing spades. Now, let it be known that spades, especially in the group I ran with was a serious game. If you didn't know how to play, if you made silly mistakes or god forbid if you tried to cheat, there would be problems. I was taught by hardcore guys that learned to play in jail. Well, more like the Annapolis Detention Center, but nonetheless they were serious about spades. For the most part I didn't cheat. I didn't get much into having signals and setting the deck, although I know a lot of people did. So, I learned to spot the signs that someone was cheating and eventually to keep up with the Jones's I had to learn a signal or two to keep things fair.

Anyway, so we sit down at this table and we start playing spades and these two guys come in and say that they have winners. Okay, cool. My friend Eric and his partner win, so they start playing against these guys in the next game. Eric aka Blinky had an issue with his eye. Sometimes it would blink uncontrollably especially if he was nervous or under a lot of stress. There were other times that you did n't even notice that he had an eye issue because it just wasn't acting up.

Of course, I'm sure you can see where this is going. Somehow things got heating during the game and these guys accused Eric of cheating by throwing signals with his eye. hehehe Well, I dunno how things got so out of control, but the next thing I know the table is flipped over, a chair was thrown through the sliding glass door, punches are being thrown and I'm being dragged outside, into a car and we are flying down the road. I heard there was thousands of dollars worth of damage to this poor guys house. All this over a game of cards that we weren't even betting on. I really can't tell you how many fights broke out in the course of my lifetime over the game of spades. I miss playing. I need to find a new partner and start a league or something.

Did anyone watch the Oscars????? I didn't. But, I think I'll do a red carpet review after I send out a few more resumes.

Goodnight!




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Sunday, February 27, 2011

My crazy past

So, I think we are overdue for a story from the pages of Carmen's crazy past...

When I graduated from high school, I made it my job (basically) to make new friends away from high school. I had a pretty crappy senior year due to my own doing. I made a lot of girls hate me and it was time to start fresh.

So, a girlfriend and I went down to the Annapolis docks and we met some guys that went to Annapolis Senior High School. We became friendly with them and through these guys we met more and more of their friends. For whatever reason, even though they were from Annapolis, they mostly hungout in Crofton. They probably made a lot of enemies in Annapolis and were branching out too. In fact, I'm pretty sure of it.

So, the Crofton Crew consisted of James, Gary, Rick, Rocky, Ryan, Chris, the occasional floozy and me. I was always better in an all guy setting and this was no exception. Of course, I usually had a girlfriend or two with me and she usually ended up dating one of the guys and I was in a very volatile, exciting, on and off relationship with Ryan. Ryan's the one I moved to Ohio to be with several years later.

Anyway, my girl, Kasey was dating Rocky, but before that she was dating this guy named Scott. The big hangout was James's house and Scott lived about 45 seconds down the road. So, one night, the perfect storm was brewing and weeks or dirty looks, threatening phone calls and just tons of talking shit finally exploded and Scott told Rocky to come and get him if he had the balls. Rocky definitely had the balls. About 6 boys and me piled into my little Mitsubishi Eclipse and we rolled on up to Scott's house. AMBUSH!!!!!

We didn't realize that Scott also had a house full of boys and they had baseball bats. The next thing I know most of my guys are running away, Ryan's fighting one guy and Rocky has like two guys beating on him and they have bats. Did I mention I was tripping on acid at the time??? Oh yeah, fun trip. I get ahold of the police, I guess I called 911 but who really knows?? They show up and take Rocky to the hospital. His appendix or spleen was about to burst. I can't remember which one. I just know that if we had waited a few minutes longer he would have been dead. They ended up arresting Scott for attempted murder and I was like the star witness in the trial. It was craziness.

I don't even think that was a weekend night. It was like a Thursday or something. hehehe. Scott ended up walking due to the inconsistent testimonies of his lying bastard friends and me being the only one to tell the truth, it just wasn't enough.

thankfully everyone lived to tell about it, but you sure do find out who your friends are when your being jumped by dudes with bats!!




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Friday, February 25, 2011

So little time

Well, another weekend is upon us. Does anyone have anything exciting happening this weekend?? I have 20 dollars in free slot play to use at the Cannery today and then they gave me another 10 dollars to use on Sunday. So, that's pretty much exciting to me. Also, they sent me 15 dollars off at any restaurant, so I'm pretty sure I'll be dining at the fancy italian place (Vino's). I was going to get carryout, but then I read the coupon and saw that you have to dine in to use the coupon so I dunno. What's to stop me from getting a table, eating one bite and then getting a to go box and taking it home? I mean, it would be a pain in the ass for everyone involved, but i'm thinking if they are going to be that anal about the coupon, then they deserve it.

Losing Streak is still over. Yay! I had a nice winning day yesterday. It felt good. I guess it goes without saying that winning is so much more fun than losing. duh!!

So, I went to metro pcs yesterday to get a new phone and they ran out of the two that I wanted. They will be getting more in today. So, I'm just trying to decide if I should get the absolute cheapest phone and call it a day or if I should get the nicer one with more bells and whistles. It's a toughy.

Well, gotta hop in the shower. I'm also thinking about getting my hair highlighted and cut today. Sheesh. So much to do. Let me get going.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Too cute

I'm so full! Went to dinner tonight with Miami don and my parents. The food was good. Ever heard of Big dog's? Well, that's where we ate. Check this out. I had the filet mignon sliders and they were fantastic. Have you ever heard of a filet mignon slider? I hadn't either, but they were pretty perfect.

I had a good gambling day too. Finally!!!!! I think the streak might me broken. I'll go ahead and gamble again tomorrow to make sure :)

My friend Jenna that I went to high school with lives out here in Vegas too. So, she's been talking to these guys we graduated with and they are coming out here to visit next month. Somehow I got recruited to hang out, show them around and basically show them a good time. Not in that way. Sheesh! Get your minds out of the gutter.

This is pretty pathetic though. I'm trying to remember if I dated one of them. I remember like talking to him on the phone and maybe being interested in him or something. But, I can't remember if we actually ever hooked up in any fashion. Pathetic. hehe I'm getting too damn old dammit.

Oh, and don't despair kids... Someone uploaded Despicable Me to You tube in it's entirety and I've been watching it on and off all day. LOVE IT!! Agnes is sooooo damn cute. I don't know how that movie hasn't been pulled off the site yet, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can.

goodnight!




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Monday, February 21, 2011

A whole week?

Geez, I suck. I haven't written in a whole week. Well, let's see. We took my car in to get an oil change today and $380.00 and 5 hours later I have my car back. Isn't that always the way?? The funny thing is that I actually thought I might need a new battery because I've had it die on me three times in the past month. Once I was listening to the radio with the engine off and it died. Another time I had the hazards on with the engine off and it died and then yesterday it just wouldn't start. They told my dad that the battery is fine, but that it needs to be charged. Doesn't it charge when it's being driven?? Anyway, so the one thing I thought I'd have to replace didn't even need to be replaced. Good lord. I'm looking at the bill. I had to get a new belt and it cost 60 bucks. The labor for the installation of the belt was 60 bucks too. How crazy! The labor is the exact same price as the part. Ugh.

One of the things I had to replace was an fuel filter. Hopefully it'll help with my gas mileage. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I've run out of gas in my new car twice already. My whole life, I've owned many cars and I've never ever run out of gas and now I've had this new car for like half a year and I've run out twice?! Ridiculous! I don't know what my problem is. I'm used to driving the Honda and the Mitsubishi Eclipses. They got such great gas mileage. And then of course the gas prices today are like unbelievably high and they just keep climbing. It's killing me. There's no end in sight either. I think they are just supposed to keep rising. In fact, I'm watching a video right now about our economy, the crazy amount of debt we've accrued, and the falling value of the dollar. I don't want to turn this into a political blog, but what the hell is going on with this country? Why aren't we drilling for oil?? We should be giving businesses incentives to stay in America instead of taxing the hell out of them and making them leave. At this rate, we are never going to get out of this hole.

Enough said. Sorry. Here's the video link if your interested.... Video Link


Anyway, I had a couple of interviews last week. Fingers crossed. It's taking forever to find a job. It's annoying. I haven't been gambling very much, but the couple of times I did, it sucked and I was still losing. So, it looks as if my losing streak is still on.

Oh yeah, once in a while I sub on my parent's bowling league. There's like five teams from the community on this league so I know most of the people. Anyway, this one girl hurt her back and she asked me to take over for the rest of the season. She's still going to pay for it though so I get to bowl for free. Fun! Last night was my first night on the team officially. I bowled crappy first game but I did okay 2nd and 3rd.

My mom did my taxes last night and I'm getting all of the money I paid out of my unemployment back. Cool. I'll probably give most of it to my parents since I'm forever in a hole to them. But, it'll be nice to keep a tiny bit for myself.

Well, that's my lame update. Hope you guys had a nice three day weekend!


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Um, Really?

Well, I caved in and decided to spend $3.99 and rent Despicable Me on itunes. I had that gift card from my uncle anyway. So, I'm about to watch it. So excited. It's too bad that it goes away after you watch it. I was hoping I could watch it all month or something. Oh well. I might just have to bite the bullet and buy it from the actual store. Can you imagine? Buying a DVD from the store? What a crazy concept.

I just thought I'd mention that I'm on the losing streak from hell. I love to tell you guys about my awesome winning streaks, but it's not so fun talking about the losing ones. I haven't had a winning session for at least a whole week and maybe more. It's so crazy, but it's true. Winning and losing, at least for me, definitely comes in spurts. Some days even weeks go by where I simply cannot lose. It doesn't matter what machine I play on or what casino I go to, I just keep winning. And, additionally, the same goes for losing. I'm in losing streak hell right now. It sucks. My dad is too. Hopefully it'll be over soon.

I heard this story on the radio the other day and I thought you guys would like to share in my outrage...


This is seriously disgusting, unbelievable, shocking, amazing and simply the biggest "oh my god, are you serious?" story I've ever read. This incident happened one year ago, the pervert is still employed, he's employed by the SCHOOL district, the incident happened at WORK on SCHOOL property with SCHOOL equipment and he's never even been suspended? Um. What the hell??? How does THIS happen?


What do you guys think about that??



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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Does this count as annoying??

It's been a busy week for me. I can't believe it's Wednesday night already and I'm just now logging onto the computer and blogging. sheesh. I'm such a slacker. I've actually been doing productive things like applying for jobs and going on interviews etc.

But, OMG I saw the cutest movie a few nights ago. I'm not sure how old it is but any of my readers with kids probably know all about this flick. As a general rule I try to stay away from Disney films and any movies in general that are geared towards the kiddy viewing genre. So when my friend popped "Dispicable Me" into her DVD player I tried to turn off the t.v. background noise in my head and focus on "who wore it best" photos. It wasn't working. I heard those cutsey little voices booming from the T.V. and the more I tried to ignore them, the more I started laughing and laughing. What a great movie. I finally caved in, put the magazine down, popped up some popcorn and got totally into it. I've always said that I'm not a fan of kid movies, I don't have any kids myself and there is simply no need for me to watch something that was created for 4 year olds. I had no choice. After just a few minutes I was hooked. Now, I'm trying to figure out where I can go online to watch it for free! hehe. I'm also trying to keep my eyes open as I type this, but that doesn't seem to be working out in my favor either.

Here's the trailer...





So, where can I get it online for free??




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Friday, February 04, 2011

...

I'm happy to report I got more free slot play for this month. In addition to the Cannery and M Resort, I also got stuff from Terribles, Southcoast/Goldcoast, Dotty's and ellis island. Nice! November and December were obviously boring months for me because my gambling went up quite a bit. Dotty's is really impressive because instead of just sending me free slot play like the others, they actually sent me a check based on my play from last month. I knew i was missing out on something because at the end of every month the points on my players card were reset. I asked them what happened to the points and they said I'd get something in the mail. After a few months I finally changed my address because obviously they had the wrong one since I never got any mail from them. So, cold hard cash every month from Dotty's. yay! Plus they have snacks! You can't beat it!

Well, the same episode of the Kardashians is now coming on for the third time tonight and I have to hear Kim whine about her nude pictures one more time, I might slit my throat. So, I'm heading to Albertsons for some ice cream instead. Goodnight!



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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Don't Be Tardy for the Party

I went to Cricket the other day to purchase a new phone and then it dawned on me that I wouldn't be receiving any of the rebates because I'm not a new client. Blasphemy! It's really quite ridiculous. I'm with these people for more than a year, I've never missed a payment and the thanks I get is that I get to see the nice shiny rebates, they are calling to me, but ultimately it's a tease because I'm not even eligible. I am however eligible to cancel my service with them and open a new account over at Metro PCS. I even had a Metro a year or two ago but I still get to sign up as a new client since I'm starting fresh and buying a new phone. So, that's what I'm going to do. And then, in another year if I decide I want a new phone, I think I'll cancel my Metro account and open a new Cricket account so I can get the special deals and rebates! The only part of this plan that sucks is that I'll probably have to get a new phone number everytime and I'll probably have to add all my numbers in manually. But, I'm cool with that.


I gotta run, but quick question... Does anyone watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta? Of course I do and this week was the finale and I gotta ask... why in the hell is NeNe such a raging bitch to Kim? They were friends, Kim invites her on the road trip to Miami and Nene just starts going off on her about how she's not talented and she treats her assistant like a slave blah blah. Well, yeah, of course she's not talented, how good do you have to be to sing Tardy for the Party??? And, yelling at Sweetie isn't a new thing either. Even if she thinks all that stuff, why did it all of a sudden come to a boiling point this week? I'm guessing for the ratings. It was a bit much. I was very taken aback. So, I'm Team Kim! Go Kim. My favorite is Candy though. She's funny, sweet and drama free!



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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

So embarrassing

So, I have the house to myself for the next few days. The rents went on a cruise and I'm taking care of my dopey little opey. Well, day one has officially passed and so far so good. Last time they went away I had already totalled my car by the end of day one. You know my dad was so worried about leaving. He swears that everytime they go away something bad happens. I think he's over-reacting a little bit. I'm going to make sure to cover all my tracks this time around so that he won't worry so much for next time. ha ha Just kidding! No tracks to cover. I'm just going to stay out of trouble all together.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you guys this story about my dad, but I thought he might be embarrassed about it so I've been putting it off. Now that he's gone for a week I'll go ahead and spill it...

Over the past few years my father's hearing has been getting worse and worse. He rarely ever hears you when you are speaking to him. You constantly have to repeat yourself sometimes three and four times. You can't talk too loudly or else it hurts his ears. When the dog barks, it hurts his ears. The list goes on and on. Anyway, he needs to get it taken care of, but of course he hasn't done anything about it.

So, a few months ago I had a string of court appearances that I had to attend and my mom and dad came to all of them with me. My dad wants to know what everyone is saying, but he's having a really hard time hearing. So, he'd be like "what did he say?" and "what are they talking about?" and he doesn't know how to whisper at all and I really didn't want us to get into trouble, so I pulled out some paper and started writing the interesting stuff down for him. It was a good way to pass the time anyway. This worked well for the City of Las Vegas court house, but when we went to City of North Las Vegas it was a different story.

First off, they only let the defendants in the court room at first and they make everyone else wait out in the lobby. Then, when they let the families/friends/visitors etc. come in, they make them sit in the back, so I didn't get to sit with my parents. They called my name pretty fast and when I was standing up about to see the judge, I heard the bailiff telling people in the court to quiet down. He warned them once again and whoever was talking still didn't heed his warning. So, he walks to the back, I turn around to see what all the commotion is about and there he is kicking MY DAD out of the court room!!!! Apparently my dad AS USUAL couldn't hear what was going on so he was trying to get information from my mom, she was trying to hear and decipher for him and neither of them noticed the big security guard telling them to quiet down. So, my dad got kicked out. How freakin embarrassing!!!! I don't think anyone even knew he was with me, but I was hoping that drama might shake him enough to go to the doctor, but of course, it didn't. UGH!

So, that's my story for the day. goodnight!



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