Sunday, June 30, 2013

same old same old

At least all of the drama in my life hasn't disturbed him too much.

It's been business as usual.  Today when I got home from work he pooped three different times in the first 15 minutes I was home.  I'm guessing it had less to do with excitement over me being home and more to do with it probably being the first time he had moved all day since I left him in the morning.

Speaking of work, I saw the most beautiful painting today at the mall.

It's $8500 which actually doesn't seem like that much money after what I've spent in the last year.  I think once my life gets back on track I'll just save up and spend all my money on cat art instead of luxury cars.  I don't think anyone would argue that it's not a safer investment for me.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

mia is nice

Every day I get to see those two nice ladies while Heather is out of town.  Well actually, I didn't see Paris at all yesterday, and then when I went down this morning she was still nowhere to be found.  I ended up walking around the apt shaking the bag of treats hoping she would appear.  I was not expecting to see her ears poke up from behind the headboard of Heather's bed.  I guess there is a box back there that she likes to sit on so she can peep out the window.

I love them both.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

my feelings exactly

A part of me just wants to lay down and give up, and yet, there still burns a fire in my eyes.

I spent the better part of my break today raging on the phone.  I have a feeling I can look forward to more of the same tomorrow.

I've forgotten what it felt like to have a normal life.

Monday, June 24, 2013

I still live here

I had a day off yesterday and not only did I get to go to the beach but I was joined by a real live friend. Thanks Safiya, It was nice to spend time together outside of work.

And it was nice to spend some time just relaxing with my time off instead of being on the phone all day.  I'm still no closer to figuring out what's to be done with the benz, but if you want to hear a cautionary tale about the bad choices I've made in the past year feel free to email me.

In the meantime, I'm loving my new job so far.  Of course I'd say that after a full day of steaming.  So satisfying, and tomorrow I get to do more!  Not only is it very soothing and pleasing, it gives me something to do so I can observe the other associates as they come to check out our stuff.  They're all very interested in what we're doing.  I also found out that I am the only guy working on the entire women's floor, so you can imagine how that's going.

And it's really not that far away, even though it's further north than I'd ever been.  I even made it back to Ft. Lauderdale tonight to get my hair cut.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

me leaving work

And in the new truck I almost mean that literally.  Maybe I should look in to that paint job.

Today was my last day at Aventura, from now on it will be nothing but blue Boca skies.  It's going to be so much fun, I can't wait.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

the new whip

Progressive put the final nail in the benz's coffin so now all that's left is for Mercedes to appraise it and tell me how much they are willing to give me for it.

Yeah.  sucky.

In the meantime I had to move on and get something to take me to work and back until I can get this all sorted out and get back on my feet.  So I'm a pickup truck boy now.

Incredibly this truck cost less than it would to replace the engine in my Mercedes.  When I pulled in to my parking spot at home just now the radio fell out and in to my lap.  But it runs like a dream!  A crazy beverly hillbillies dream.

And my bike fit in the back perfectly so I'm actually all set.  Now I'm just going to put my nose to the grindstone for the next 50 years until I recover from the loses I've had in the past 9 months.

Monday, June 17, 2013

two fewer wheels

I had just gotten to the beach and locked my bike up when there was a loud pop.  Everyone on the beach heard it and tried to figure out what it was, I didn't really pay attention.  I realized later when I got on my bike to head home that the noise was my tire popping.

The tube got pulled out by a good samaritan who saw me walking my bike along the side of the road and tried to fix it.  It's been nice during this past year to be constantly reminded that there are a lot of people who help for no reason.

But my bike could not be quick fixed, and thus I am left with only my two feet to carry me wherever I need to go.  Well, my two feet and my various friends who have helped me with rides.

I've got work tomorrow but I hope to have things more sorted out so that on Wednesday I can get started with the next chapter of my life.  Oh and tomorrow is my first day in Boca so that should be cool.  I still haven't even been there, so getting to see my new work environment for the first time will be fun if nothing else.

And I got to have lunch here today:

so at least my days off weren't a total wash.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

and another

Many thanks to my friend Daniel B. for his helpful counsel this morning on the subject of my car.  As much as I would like to just go back in time and make different choices, I feel like I will at least be able to make the best choices going forward from here.

And in the midst of all this mess I haven't even been able to think about how I'm going to be up in Boca later this week.

I wonder if it's possible for my life to ever settle in to a routine.

Friday, June 14, 2013

another day

This waiting is killing me.  I go to sleep and wake up with a knot in my stomach.  I just want to know what is going to happen so I can start figuring out what my life is going to be like in the coming months.

Many thanks to all of you who have listened to my processing on the phone.  And for those of you who told me so, you were right.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

This made me happy

Thank you Ryan for sending me this article, it definitely put a smile on my face after another long rough day.

I agree that Phoebe and Chip are very nice but my favorite is definitely Orlando.  I like how he is just like, "Oh, is there a camera right under my chin?  Let me take advantage of this by doing the most disgusting thing possible!"

He is nice.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

love her

You really should read the article for all of her quotes but the point is that she was arrested for beating the shit out of a guy who it seems had been molesting her sons.

Mom of the year!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


He knows that I've been feeling sad so he's been spending a lot of time with me.

He's also been screaming in my face a lot, which is a very nice thing for him to do.

I may not have any wheels but at least I have my best friend.

Friday, June 7, 2013

why would today be any different?

I woke up this morning to the sun shining blindingly brightly in to my apt.  Finally, no more rain, back to life as we knew it in sunny Florida!

It was not meant to be.

I walked in to Starbucks with the sun on my shoulders.  I turned around after I ordered to discover that it had turned in to the end of days outside.

And it never stopped.

No like really.  

Notice the geyser of water shooting up from the storm drain.

By the time I took my break the water had begun to enter the mall:

By 8:00 pm the carnage was starting to show:

I don't know why I didn't see any horrible foreshadowing in this scene.

By closing time the tow trucks had started to show up.

And this is when things got out of control.

And as my luck would have it I had to abandon my flooded car in Aventura.  Will find out tomorrow if it can be fixed or if it really drowned.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

rain rain go away

The detective wants to come out to play.

Seriously though, it's been raining for like two weeks straight now.  I actually have Saturday off of work, it better be beach weather by then.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

day off lunch

I had to do some unpleasant business this morning down in Miami  so once it was over I was glad to Daniel was available for lunch.  Humvee has been with his veteran all weekend so I've been getting to spend extra quality time with my friend Scout.

As much as I enjoy seeing him I also made sure to meet Daniel at work so I could see all my other friends.

Like Gypsy

and yeti!

who does not like the rain, ESPECIALLY when other bad dogs get her beautiful white fur covered in mud.  I wish I could get closer to her to take a picture but whenever I do they always turn in to this: 

: (((((( I love her : ((((

I tried to take a video but it's not really that exciting.  It's funny to see though cause you understand how it's not hard to capture her smiling in a picture as she is always smiling and happy and nice.

Of course, no visit to petropolis park would be complete without me seeing rocket.

He literally tries to climb up my legs constantly and frantically until I sit down and then he just rushes on to my lap and sits down like, "I'm here now, ok?"

I gotta say, I have no complaints about my day off.

Monday, June 3, 2013

not what I want to see out my window

She showed up shortly after I got home from work and is still there.  And yes, it's a lady cop.

I don't care for it.  I'd much prefer seeing this nice guy across the street:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

in case there were any questions

This video will give you a pretty good idea of my life 'twixt the ages of 8 and 18.

My favorite parts were, "Most of my work is done on Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms, and then I also handle luxury homes in Mt. Pleasant", and the cutaway to the woman walking in to the sea.

I hope this video cleared some things up, thank you Eliza for sending this to me.  

omg I love her!

How had I never heard about her until today on dlisted because she came out of the closet?!  I guess because I don't watch Glee?

Omg I loved this video!!  My favorite part is when they cut to Oprah right after the key change and she's just shaking her head.  Can anybody make me a gif of that?

And since she brought it up I had to hear her Mariah

Perfect!  Close enough without being a bad copy.  She's my new favorite.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

really? seriously?

I actually went to turn in to the spot thinking it was empty.

I don't even really understand this.  It's not like it's sitting right next to a handicap spot because a person went right from the cart to their car.  So they drove this from home and then decided to walk through the actual store?

Oh Florida.

rabbit rabbit rabbit

It occurred to me that it was the 1st today as I was trying to get ready for work.  For some reason I have not been able to get my act together in the mornings lately so I knew it would be a lost cause to try and get a post in before work.

I'm surprised that nobody got me with the "rabbit rabbit rabbit".

Though May was a tumultuous month I'm confident in June.  I have a good fat cat for inspiration too!

I don't really care for the captions in this calendar.  I think a better one would be, "Hi, I'm handsome and nice, but please don't touch me or look at me"