I Love It When Things Work Out!

Well, here I am laying on the couch in my NEW APARTMENT!!  It is just purrrrrrfect for me, it’s a studio with a nice comfy bed and an even comfy-er couch!  It has cable tv (yikes addictive) and a full kitchen and it now has wifi since I got it installed yesterday.  The guy who came to install the wifi tried some funny business, saying he had to put a filter on the cable tv to reduce it to 25 channels (from 71) because that’s all this complex is supposed to have.  I was of course, dismayed since that was not what was advertised/promised by the landlord.  THEN he offered to NOT put the filter on if I gave him a HUNDRED DOLLAR TIP!!!  What a scumbag!!  I just said I couldn’t afford that, but I hoped he wouldn’t put the filter on anyway.  He called (or pretended to call) his supervisor and ended up not putting the filter on, yay!  Then after installing the internet he tried to tell me that it was fifty bucks extra for WIFI . . . um, no!  This whole interaction left me feeling dirty and wondering, how many old people has this fucker pulled this scam on and come away with an extra $100 or $150 cash in his pocket?  I went to the Bright House Networks website and reported his scam.  The representative seemed unconcerned.  Oh well, like I say, all’s well that ends well.  And in the end I got what I needed.

I am just a 1/2 mile from the beach, so I’ve walked there the past two days, and then walked on the beach (SWEET!).  Oh how I wish I could have you all come and visit!!  This is the best cure for SAD that I’ve ever seen, for sure!!  The days are so much longer than Colorado, even now right before the winter solstice, it doesn’t get dark until 6pm!!  I love it, love it, love it!!  And in January I hear it’s just supposed to get HOTTER!!  YEAH!

So, just four days left and then I’m off to Colorado for Christmas!!!  SO EXCITED to see my family, especially my precious darling nieces and nephews!!!  I am just going to soak them up for a week!!!  I can’t wait.  Oh, and I need to Christmas shop!  I don’t have room to pack anything so I will need to do it all once I get there.  Yikes!  Should be fun and busy.

So, how are you, my friends?  Hope you’re doing well this holiday season.  Peaches!!

All RIGHT!

12-13-14Well, goddamn!!  I guess the verdict is in and I am meant to stay in Florida, because I just committed to the most perfect little furnished studio apartment, half a mile from the beach, walking distance to the grocery store and, more importantly, the place where I get my NAILS done!!!  Sweet little 8 lb 5 oz Baby Jesus is really working for me here.  Well shit my diaper!  I managed to talk them down from a hellaciously high price, to a medium-high price, for December through March with the option of April as well.  I will bring them a pile of money on Monday and move in,  baby!!!  It includes cable tv and utilities and yes it even has a POOL!!  I already scheduled the internet install for next week too!!  Holy Christmas Angels am I relieved!!  I could practically fart out a snowflake!!  Elated.  Grateful.  You see?  Sometimes things DO work out.  Yahoo!

 

P.S.  That’s tonight’s beach shot, y’all 😉

The Growth Opportunities Continue!

My growing experience is continuing. Yay! I love it when things don’t go as planned. I drove to hell and back to get a physical a few days ago to clear me for ECT, (I am overdue for a treatment), and the place ended up being a scuzzy Urgent Care center but they said they take primary care appointments too. Filled out the piles of paperwork, including my social security number (so they can steal my identity), waited a half hour to see the doctor. She walks in, says “What are you looking for?” and I tell her what I told them when I made the appointment, I need a physical to clear me for ECT. Her response? “Nope. Can’t do it. I don’t approve of ECT. I don’t do ECT, I don’t do abortions, and I don’t do heart surgery.” What the FUCK? I wasn’t asking for her approval, I wasn’t asking for an abortion, and exactly who is she to play God with my life-saving treatment? So, half a day wasted. Ohhh it pissed me off!! I went to my insurance company site and wrote that fucking doctor her first review and it was glowing like nuclear waste.

So, back to the drawing board. A new physical scheduled for this coming Tuesday. Again I made it clear that I need the clearance for ECT. At this point, after going almost seven weeks without a treatment, I’m wondering, do I need to continue with ECT? I mean, I feel ok. My mind feels like it has sharpened up. My memory is better, the steel trap mechanism is coming back into place. Part of me thinks that ECT is just a grand money-making scheme for mental health providers, and it’s in THEIR best interests to keep me coming back. So, I don’t know. I really don’t. I will go ahead with the physical and try to get everything in place, so that if I have a sinking spell, I will have ECT as an option. It sure beats being hospitalized.

I’m still looking for a place to live. I have an appointment to look at a furnished studio today for a fucking shitload of money. But, I am keeping an open mind and hoping to negotiate if it’s something I want. I also placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a room to rent, but so far the responses have all been from men. This one pretty much sums it up: “I’m  5’10” white male i have my teeth, a job and a pickup truck  I’m a housebroken pet lover w a indoor/ semi outdoor cat, nonsmoker, like to grill, boat , the rays, packers, gardening, fishing, fires, a good woman and more and not necessarily in that  order.” Yeah. Let me say that in no way does my ad say that I am looking for a boyfriend or anything of the sort! What a caveman. Florida seems to have an abundance of them.

Last week I actually went and got my Florida driver’s license, because the fucking pharmacy (I know the word “fuck” is featured front and center in this post but dammit I love the word, work with me people) won’t give me my controlled substances without a Florida ID. There was a pond outside the driver’s license office and when leaving I saw a group of people looking into the water. I walked up to see what they were looking at and it was an ALLIGATOR!! One toothless guy (ok he was missing his front teeth) was smoking a cigarette and walking close to the edge of the water. “Damn it I want that ‘gator so fuckin’ bad!” (say it in a redneck accent). I don’t know what he’d do with that fuckin’ gator but it was another Florida novelty to enjoy.

Well all my WordPress friends, I hope you enjoy a stellar weekend. Have a drink. Smoke a joint. Have some sex! Eat a chocolate Santa. I will be doing none of the above, but I can fantasize can’t I? Peach out homies!!!

AFGE (Another Fucking Growing Experience)

Well chalk one up for Bipolaronfire and her stellar communication skills!  Here I thought that I could stay with my friend as long as I wanted, which in my mind meant the Spring.  Every time I tried to nail things down with her (can I help with the rent? Utilities?) she would brush me off.  Well today things got interesting!  She texted me (God knows we can’t talk in person) and asked me how long I planned on staying with her, letting me know that she had guests coming in January.  I offered to go stay in a hotel while she had guests in January, but her reply said she thought I was just staying with her a few weeks while I looked for a place of my own.  WOW!!  Talk about a misfire!  And I have officially overstayed my welcome!  Poor friend.  So here I have the dilemma:  Try to find a place to live here, which I think would be very lonely by myself, or head home to Colorado, which I KNOW will be very gloomy and cold?  Oh!  I would surely miss that damn beach!  We have become dear friends, the beach and I.  So I am simultaneously looking for places in Florida, and looking for places in Colorado.  What the fuck am I going to do?  My brain is swirling with the possibilities.  I think I need a more settled, stable life than this.  (The Universe laughs).