Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Picture fun!

Okay, there's only two, but it's still KINDA fun.

First we have our Marita and Dave, with that Elizabeth displaying the momento Janet and I bought them for their wedding anniversary. I have no idea how many years it's been and frankly if you asked Marita she may not be able to come up with the answer herself. Like 13 or something. But they've been a couple for like 237 years or something insane like that (maybe that's dog years) and since it is beyond my realm of comprehension, I am just going to leave it at that. Happy Anniversary Kiddies!

Next we have Janet's recent frappucino. I was so thrilled that she started ordering ventis that I am over looking the part where it is all blended and whipped cream-y and chocolate drizzle-y. Look how much fun it is! All I know is before I got here, Janet was drinking a cup of tea in the morning to brighten her up, and now it's java all the way, baby. I'm really not sure why I am so happy about that, except that it is about the only thing I have accomplished in two months. Cheers!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Back at the cracktop, and Happy Birthday Shelia!

Gyads I haven't posted in a while, and I know it. I am aware of it when I wake up, when I am racing to get ready to go, when I come back for a nap, when I am racing again to get ready to go, and when I return in the middle of the dang night. Most of the time I don't have a connection to the internet, and lately I have been too lazy to lug the cracktop to the club in the day. So really I don't have a lot of time to post. I am sure you are all dying to read about the NOTHING that I have to report, but here it is. Thanks to Becky in Portland for bumping me hard to do this. Hi Becky!

So yeah, um, I have like 10 minutes. What's the news? Go to Mexico Way's blog and see all about the 2ND rainbow around the sun, what the heck does that mean? And why have none of us looked that up? I know why I haven't - no time to blog, let alone google. Elizabeth? Becky in Cancun? Excuses? What, you actually LIKE your job and spend time focussing on it? What about you, Jodi? Escrow has you so entranced you have no time in the day beyond checking TtheD for the latest updates? Barbie? Janie? I know you guys are out there.

Okay so anyway, it's hot, so there's that. I haven't laid out in like 2 full weeks so I am no longer white, I am almost green. Work is changing, kind of drastically, but I think I will fill you in on that later. Did I mention it's hot? Did I mention too that there is still no progress on getting the a/c fixed on the family truckster? The good news is we found foam today, so that's one more load off... no one will actually get that so don't scratch your head, it's just me being cynical (shocking I know).

Um, I missed blogging for Shelia's birthday, so Happy Belated Birthday Shelia (it was Saturday - I called her but I didn't tell you guys). What else what else... let's see... I have accomplished my personal goal of getting Janet thoroughly hooked on Starbucks (she's up to ventis now - next step, add shots and the chocolate covered espresso beans. I can do this). What else... rat in the club the other day after a huge downpour (it's been raining a lot lately). Running around all scared and crazy. We managed to take care of it though (well, Isaac did. Everyone else, including Rafa, screamed like women during the whole ordeal. It was actually kind of funny). Okay... rat in club... Janet coffee addict... Shelia birthday... hot... ring around sun... Yeah that covers it. I have to go finish getting ready. I barely wash my hair in the evening anymore. What's the point, really. It's just gonna get dirty again.

I sound good, don't I?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Joe's back so I am wearing pants

Although I am really not sure why. We are working on a gig for Saturday, and we are making contacts. When I am out and about I do not wear shorts, I generally wear pants, because it's work for Pete's sake. And with Joe, you never really know where you might be going at any given moment. To the supermarket? Maybe. Off to a hotel? Sure. The printer's? Okay, but not lately, since he is on his own agenda like everyone else.

I like to be prepared so I keep a bevy of things at my immediate disposal. I have shorts in my backpack, as well as my cracktop, camera, card carrier and day-timer. I usually have no less than 2 packs of cigarettes in my purse with me, and generally have a spare lighter. Though I don't often carry bottled water with me, I am not often far from a supply. I find that my way of thinking is not the norm around here. I think the older I get the less fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants I get. I do not believe that is a Mexican tradition. I think everyone just does shit as the spirit moves them.

Like, for instance, not coming into work. Any given week, SOMEbody in here calls in sick. Or better (worse?) yet, just doesn't show up. And then when they DO show up, the next day or two, nobody gives them any shit about it. Generally speaking there are two people here who can understand English with some consistancy - Rafa and Sergio. Sergio is the manager, so that's helpful, because everyone else who doesn't bother coming into work can understand when Sergio asks them why the FUCK they didn't show up AND didn't call. The problem is, Sergio is non-confrontational. So when the cashier says, Oh I didn't come in because I thought I was going to be late, his response is, Okay. Okay. Okay? Yeah, my response would be grabbing her by the shoulders and screaming WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN? And I don't consider myself to be confrontational either.

One day one of the boys said he didn't come in because his stomach hurt. I asked, why did it hurt? And he said, On account of all the vodka. I said, _______ (no names please), that is not a stomach ache, that is cruda. A HANGOVER is no excuse for not being at work. I don't care if your EYES are bleeding, you come into work if you are only "sick" because of drinking too much. Fuck, man. So I said this. Because this kid was one of the few that understands me. So I just gave that away, didn't I?

Back when I was a kid, and learned how the work thing worked, it never would have occurred to me to just not show up. Or give lame excuses for it. I lived in fear of the major ass-chewing I would receive for not doing my job, let alone just not bothering to show up. Clearly that is not the case since the manager that can actually CHEW the ass appropriately IS TOO MUCH OF A WIMP TO CHEW THEM OUT.

Okay, now I am just getting frustrated and I will never be able to figure it out, so I am going to quit thinking about it while I can.

I think I'll go put on some shorts.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Sometimes I am completely confused when I wake up

Why I Think I Am Living in Cancun (Mexico) Again.

- I'm much warmer
- I have some color
- I wear shorts
- I never forget antiperspirant and powder in my morning routine
- I have doubled my cigarette consumption
- I can find Kinder Bueno
- My refrigerator is very small
- I have to think before I say something to most people
- I don't generally know what day it is
- There are empty water bottles all over my apartment
- I worry about money
- I am not driving a car
- When I walk into a room I scan the floor for critters (as opposed to the ceilings)

Why I Don't Think I Am Living in Cancun (Mexico) Again.

- I get a Starbucks almost daily
- I haven't run out of money yet
- I speak way too much English in my job and get away with it
- I have been able to keep up with "America's Next Top Model" and "How I Met Your Mother"
- Consequently there are no shortage of stupid commercials I see on TV
- I have a relatively consistant internet connection
- I am sleeping on my feather bed
- There is Coors Light available almost everywhere
- There is an ocean (okay, a sea) outside my door
- I am surrounded by white people most of the time
- I still use my US cell phone like I am just in Florida
- I still have some debt
- I have all of my handbags with me
- I haven't gotten drunk and made out with anyone in a pretty long time

So, frankly, I really don't know where I am at this point.

Friday, May 18, 2007

I got nuthin

So yeah, here I am again. Seriously, stuff happens, but I don't think it's blog-worthy. I mean, do you want to hear about how I have female-pattern baldness on one side of my head and so I part my hair on BOTH sides alternating days because if I part it on the left side then when I drive around in the family truckster (which has no a/c) the bangs like blow all willy-nilly onto the WRONG side and then it just looks stupid but if I part it on the right side where the fpb is I will look like something out of Star Trek and not in a good way? Do you really want to read about how many times we drive up and down Kukulkan Bv in one day (last count was in the neighborhood of 6 times in one afternoon)? Or how many times we go into Costco and Mega Commercial Mexicana in a given week? Or how I have a tan line where my watch is and that my right arm is darker than my left on account of the passenger side window?

I didn't think so.

Marita and Dave get in today, and Victoria got in Wednesday night. This morning I sprinted over to the Royal Solaris and picked up some things she brought me. I am hoping they all come into the club tonight, I'm sure they will but you know, it's been a little quiet the last few nights and I guess I just don't want to go in there and not have anyone to chat with.

Tomorrow is the fashion show. Remember the last fashion show? It was way back when, when I first started this blog. It had just finished up. So here we are, full circle. I have not done even 1/10th of what I did the last time around, but a) I haven't been living here and b) I have a job now. But tomorrow morning at 8:15am we will be all shined up and ready to go. Woo hoo. Maybe I'll win something.

But do you see what I mean? This is all crap. Granted I have a lot on my mind, but there is just no content here, and for that I am sorry. So I am off to finish up my inside work and get on with my outside work because for the love of God look what time it is!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Ask and all that

My towel art from yesterday, as requested. Pay no attention to the silverware and glass in the background; my bathroom is kind of my kitchen.

Friday, May 11, 2007

5 minutes to blog

I'm pretty tired but I am sure once I get going I will be fine. What's new? Had coffee with Kimberley at the Starbucks at Plaza Hollywood today, that was fun. Prior to meeting her I stopped at a couple of hotels and in one of them, lo and behold, I ran into my good friend Tairo. He used to work the desk at VCI and then took a couple of tours on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. He just got off the boat again in early April and he is at the Royal Cancun for a bit, though he wants to go back to the Royal Resorts. So that was fun!

Work has been going okay. Last night in the middle of the night it came to me how to get my mojo going, so that's good - not bad, only a month in. I have never had a PR/Marketing type job before, though in every job I have held I had to sell something, generally myself. You know, like a whore. But not a REAL whore. So getting my groove on has been sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, and now I think I have it. Fabulous!

My maid left me towel art today, so I think she likes me.

What else? Not much really, just kinda cruising through life. There's a spider on the window outside, so that's something. Yeah I guess it's good I have so little time to blog, I don't really have much to say.

So I'll go then.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Oh my hell! What the heck is THIS all about??

I was looking at another blog and saw this button and put in my URL and voila! So like, can I get the money now? I really need it!

My blog is worth $12,984.42.
How much is your blog worth?

It's mundane, really. But if you want to know what's been going on...

Well kiddies, I said I was going to try to blog more often, and I really haven't. But I think it's because I don't have much substance about which to blog. Though I have been told that is not necessarily the case, I still think I am living a pretty mundane existance around here these days.

Nevertheless I will try to bring you up to speed.

So yeah, um, I have been working days and sometimes nights. Sometimes I stay and like, NOT work, but those are the times that I feel badly for our little Jan-Jan having to drive home all by her lonesome. Not that she would fall asleep at the wheel or anything, or like she hasn't done this countless times before, but the good Lord knows I am codependent, so I will simply leave it as it's my own hangup and most of the time if I am staying past 2 let's say, it's really my own fault. I tried to tell Janet last night, as we strolled across the Solymar's parking lot at 3:15am, that pretty much most of what I do is self-serving: what would happen if one day she DID fall asleep at the wheel? She drives into the lagoon, a crocodile gets her and chews off her leg as she is swimming to the shore (not to mention abandoning our sole source of private transportation), next thing you know she is in a wheelchair for life on account of none of the prosthetic legs she tries fits, and who is left to push her and her wheelchair around? Me. I don't know that all of you are familiar with the sidewalks here in Cancun - not so handicap-friendly. Do you see what a pain in the neck it would be for me? So staying until 3 really isn't just for Janet after all...

But I digress (imagine). She is teaching me the DJ stuff - this time it is all on computer which she says is easier, but scares me just as much as that big huge "portable" machine did back in the day. So far so good, but I am having transition issues (you know, from karaoke song over to bumper music). Joe is going to DC and NY next week (party party? Not really. More like pedi pedi), so really I should know this stuff so I can cover for her once in a while. Which also means I need to learn how to drive that big-ass van. I would ask Maura what it's like to drive it since she has the same van, but she never reads so it would be a question sort of floating out there in cyberspace, never to be answered... Oh well.

I also need to learn to drive the big-ass van because Janet is going on an Alaskan cruise with her brother and mother and some others (that was kind of fun) in early July and frankly, those groceries aren't going to buy themselves and get their happy asses all the way back to the hotel zone. That should be fun. I had issues driving Elizabeth's Monza in centro back in the day. How the hell am I going to drive this tank over there??

Other than that, I am working and hitting hotels and taking meetings and doing tequila tasting (not tasting it, handing it out) (tho I did actually participate in the tasting of it last Tuesday night - 23 different types of tequila, oh my hell). It's fun, it isn't escrow, it's not Portland, I have the makings of some kind of tan on certain more exposed body parts, things are good. I still haven't set up skype but I am having other issues right now of the banking variety - nothing major, just another situation where people suck and certain particular people have made it clear that they are just NOT GOING TO GO AWAY and that in itself sucks because, really, all I want is for them to JUST GO AWAY. I don't need their bad ju-ju-shitty-karma-going-to-be-unhappy-for-the-rest-of-your-sorry-ass-life crap in my own life.

I am wrapping it up because somebody mentioned food and I have to YET AGAIN explain that I do NOT make decisions unless they are work related. Sooner or later the point will be made. Today might be that day but it isn't happening RIGHT NOW.

I would also like to add that the best thing that has happened for me in Cancun is the Starbucks situation. Whereever I need to be, there is a Starbucks, and if there is not one, then I am probably right by Buzz Cafe. I like coffee. A lot.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

More fun!

You Are The Star

You represent the ultimate in truth and purity.
Insightful and illuminating, you provide guidance for others.
You also demonstrate unselfish, unconditional love.
You posses many spiritual gifts, including the ability to heal.

Your fortune:

Your future is looking brighter by the day.
The near future will be a time of both hope and healing.
Luck is about to come your way, perhaps the best luck you have ever seen.
Life is about to get a lot easier and much better!

That MW over there at Mexico Way inspired me. I AM the ultimate in truth and purity, aren't I?!

View from my sundeck (aka smoking porch)

This is where I meditate every morning. And in the afternoon and early evening if I am home. Meditate, that is what I do up there. Actually sometimes I go up and try to get some sun, but I don't really have much time to do that. If I lay out, it's usually on Saturday morning and definitely on Sunday. But anyway, nice view of the lagoon, right? Not so rough, I suppose.

I don't have much to say but I am trying to blog with more regularity. So there you go.