Sunday, March 29, 2015

So... remember a while ago when a roommate disappeared with my rent?  With a couple of drug addicts?  Well he showed back up. 



Here's the story.

So RM ( Room Mate) got involved with MF (male freak) And FF (female freak).  Their hold on him was primarily drugs.  Specifically marijuana and MOJO (artificial marijuana, which can be kind of dangerous)

And just for the record... RM is a senior citizen,  so he should know better. 

FF managed to convince him that I was planning on skippng town.  He therefore left town with those two and they ended up in a rural area of Louisiana where FF had family.  

FF' s family didn't want anything to do with her.  MF got arrested for sex with a juvenile (what most of America calls statutory rape but in LA they have different names for everything) 

FF stole his car keys to keep him from leaving then hit the local bars to turn tricks and support her drug habit. 

He found the keys, got back to New Orleans, showed up here crying, begging forgiveness, cigarettes and money. 

Forgiveness he can have, but after stealing my money... Not one red cent, assuming I have it to spare, and I don't. 

After about am hour of listening to him whine I sent him off to the VA.  He's a vet and they have options for him there.  And the hotel had let it be known that he had to leave the property IMMEDIATELY or they were calling police.

So.... there we are. 

Yeah... I feel a little cold blooded, but it's like this...

I strongly believe in the whole balance of positive and negative energy... to invite this kind of negativity into my life, knowingly and willingly, isn't going too happen. 

Yeah... I feel sorry for him, but when you throw in with drug addict child molesters and prostitutes, well, crap happens.  

I threw in with negative people when I agreed to share a room with him.  Crap happened.  Under no circumstance will I throw in with that again.  I learned my lesson. 

Moving on. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Plants around town...

Since I don't have as opportunity to garden, I'm.having to appreciate other people's gardens. 

So I'll be doing plants around town posts...

Here's some azaleas used rather actively down the road...

Friday, March 20, 2015

And we keep carrying on...

So... it's been an interesting week.  Weather had turned nice, so they're working on opening the pool.  Last year it was was too green, but they seem to be doing it right this year. 

Filmed Scream Queens on Monday... kinda... they held us in holding for 10.hours without putting us on set... turned out they rewrote the scene and ended up not needing us,  but I still get paid, And I'll be eligible for other shoots since it won't mess with continuity.  Just won't be in the premier episode. 

My roommate, whom I  rarely see due to our work schedules, got mugged.  In broad daylight.  He's not sure exactly what happened as someone came behind him, whacked him in the head and he woke up 7 hours later in the hospital ER.  All I know is he looked like someone tried to stomp him flat.   He evidently went face first into a brick paved road and it's not pretty at all. 
So I'm helping him come up with at least an amusing story... "you should see the 4 long shoremen I took out!"  Or something along those lines. 

I also worked in the tea room at Audubon Zoo for an evening as a dish washer/general back room helper.  No biggie, except that the boss kept bellowing "uncle Pete" asset me and getting pissed off when I wouldn't answer.  I'm under the general impression that I was being insulted, but no one I've asked, while agreeing with me, can really figure out exactly how... won't be a problem as I told day labor I refused to return, and why... they agreed with me but again... they can't figure it out either... but said they'd monitor other employees as they don't want their people insulted or abused when they send them out. 

Did get a pic of a peacock while I was there tho...

I'm killing time, having a lazy day since I'm working graveyard at WAL Mart this weekend... and I really should go down and see if I have a movie check in yet...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Of course, St P's day,  throughout most of America, involves at least a modicum of beer or whisky, and therefore in NOLA we're gonna do it up right. 

Here, it involves large amounts of the above libations, and a loud parade (4 actually) involving thrown plastic beads  and airborne cabbages.  

No, really, they throw cabbages.   Here's this morning's haul...

Well, minus one head... it's already being cooked up.  Its in a baking pan, wedged,  sprinkled with salt and hot sauce, And will soon be placed in the oven and served creole style.

With beer, Of course.  

Yum, actually.

And just for the record...  i am perfectly willing to admit that the thought of a parade float throwing cabbages is kind of amusing, but it's much less amusing when you have five pounds of hard ass vegetable aimed in the general direction of your head.

Regardless... cabbage is much more useful than the plastic beads... 

Friday, March 13, 2015

A plant post!

Finally... I broke down and bought me a plant... Echiveria nodulosa,,.. aka painted echiveria. 

I almost didn't have a choice... Wal-Mart had somehow managed to underwater it.  I had to rescue it.  

Here it is after he's had a drink.  He needs a bit more light too. 

And now... back to my usual self centered crapola...

have officially beem cast in Scream Queens, which is a new series by the creators of American Horror Story.  I film on Monday.  Just extra work but theirs something weird about how the casting process is going there... anyway... right now I'm supposed to be a dad helping his kid mov . To college.  the series is centered around a serial killer on a campus... Jamie Leigh Curtis is starrng, an  I hope that she'll be on set.  Ive always be a big fan...

Monday, March 02, 2015

A wee bit o' luck...

Went ro.the rent a box post office today to see if any movie checks came in... 2 showed up, actually.... so i walked through the historic Irish Channel to get where i be to cash then... the tiny lawns are full of white clover in bloom, and i can't really think of more appropriate place to find a lucky four leaf clover than the Irish channel...