Friday, January 30, 2009


I just realized after really taking a close close look at my front teeth that the only thing that saved my front teeth from being broken off at the half way point was the wire my Orthodontist cemented to the back of my front teeth when I got my braces off in High School. I think the cement and the wire held my teeth together because I can see cracks in my left front tooth. Now I don't know what to do. I guess I will just keep my fingers crossed that the cement holds em together till I can afford insurance to go to the dentist. What a fucking bummer. What a fucking idiot. I have never felt so stupid. Also I think I may have a deviated septum. Lilly is gonna have to feel it when she gets here because she has one too. Oh for fucks sake. I have laid off the drinking, deciding to stick with beer instead of the vodka that I am sure had something to do with the incident. Still having a lovely time but the busted face really rocked me mentally. I stayed in my house for days just sick at myself. I compare it to the time my best friend in college, Kassidy, flipped her car on the highway while drunk, with another person in the car, into oncoming traffic, at 3 am, and they both walked away unharmed. We told her that was her wake up call. To lay off the booze. What happened a year later? She rolled her new car on the road by her house while wasted, this time she wasn't so lucky. The car came to a sliding stop on the driver's side with her arm pinned between the door and the pavement. She nearly lost her arm and had to have skin grafts and reconstructive surgery to put it back together. She had to re-learn how to use her hand and she was a guitar player.
I have just been so mad at myself.
Hanging out with Evan has been a big help. He is a big drinker so I end up kinda watching out for him instead of trying to keep up which I used to do. I can drink beer with the big boys and I have never had a problem maintaining, I know it was the liquor that did me in, but I am still wary of it all. I like to go out and be involved in all the fun but now I try to just drink about half of what I usually do.
I guess I am just saying that I am so much more aware now that I have busted my face.
That's a good thing.
I don't need any smug remarks about dangerous drinking habits. I just needed to vent. You can comment and all but you know what I mean... I don't need any negativity.

OH MY GOSH! On a funny note, I am watching David Letterman and Renee Zellweger is on and she is absolutely TANKED!!!! She is hammered!
I hope she doesn't fall on her face.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


It's almost totally healed. :)

And, as you can see... I am wearing my new work shirt, as I am now a barrista 2 days a week at Croissants De France. My good friend Richmond is a manager there and hired me. So, I have 2 days a week on the schooner and 2 days a week at the coffee shop and now I just need to get this waitress job down the street from the shop for like 4 days a week and I might just be able to get my act together. Thing is, I can over lap these jobs, on the boat I don't have to be there till 3:30 and at the shop I get off at 2. I went to work at 7am.... oh my. Well, if I get the waitress job I would either work at 11am-3pm or 3pm to close so I could pretty much work every day of the week all day long if I set it up right.

My buddy Evan went on vacation yesterday and I am already so bored and lonely. Good news is... LILLY IS COMING HOME TOMORROW!!! YAAAAAAAAY! She is moving home! Couldn't live without me! :)

I might pop down to the Appledore this evening to see the boys, maybe even bring them some goodies from the shop. Gotta be extra nice to them now that they have branded me the "Yoko Ohno" of the Appledore... Brian says I stole his best friend and they haven't seen him in weeks. I told them they could have him back... I was lying! Besides... It's not like I have him chained up in my basement or anything. ;)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More pics!

Thought you ladies might like to see how the crew of the Appledore dress on the delivery trip... think I might have to go next time!!!

Appledore crew fully clothed... Bryan, Evan, Capt Justin, Damian and Matt. These guys have been my constant source of fun since I got back.

A classic. Reunion night in KW, my 26th birthday presents, Charlie and Scottie!!! That face is classic Scottie for those of you who don't know him.... He says hi "Momma Jolea".

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy belated Birthday to me!

So... Had breakfast with my new yachtie friend and then he asked me if I wanted to walk down Duval with him and help him find a new wallet because his is just falling apart. I said I would. We went to like 5 stores and I was just dying because I am not a shopper but I was having fun with him so I kept up. We walked into the Coach store and he was looking at the wallets and I was just wandering around aimlessly which is what I do in stores like that because I can't afford anything in there. I stopped at this really cute green handbag because I am a green feind and this was like the perfect shade of green so I was looking at it and inside and then I found the price tag.... 180 bucks... yeah I put it down... So I kept on walking around the store and this girl who worked there started talking to me and asked if I lived there and blah blah blah we were talking about the weather and all this stuff and then I realized he was standing by the door with his bag ready to go, so I excused myself from the conversation and we started down the street. About a block later he reaches in the bag and says "Happy Belated Birthday." And hands me this wrapped package... OH. MY. GOSH. I was like "YOU ARE CRAZY!" I'm like WHAT DID YOU DO? I opened it up and sure enough... there was the bag I had been admiring... I didn't even know he saw me looking at it! HOLY HELL! I'VE GOT A LIVE ONE!!!!

My new bag....
So, apparently when you don't even let a boy get close enough to kiss you (and you have a broken face) they want to buy you things.

I am so confused.

Oh my.

Gotta get ready for dinner and the yachtie tent again. He leaves on Friday morning. Ok. Bye.


I have been playing this game all wrong for a long time.... now I know how to run the show. Don't even let them near you. It makes them crazy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Amazing... I've still got it... even with a busted face.

so.... I went down to the Schooner Appledore dock party tonight just to "show face" because that is the true beginning of race week for us. That and the Shot and Knot contest at the Schooner Wharf bar. So I showed up just to have everyone run up to me and look at me like I was a new caveman... basically they all surrounded me and looked me up and down grunting things like "ugh.... i thought ugh...ush...:" I was like ... Uh Hi!!! Yeah I look terrible I know I fell down.... but everyone had a amazed look on their faces. So. I said .... what's wrong? Apparently... by the time the schooner kids got ahold of the rumor I had.....

A. Broken my jaw
B. Broken my nose
C. Busted all my teeth out.

Thank god for schooner talk.

So. When they finally saw me it was so much better than what they were thinking so everyone thinks i look great!

But on to better news....

I went to Martini Monday with Jason and he invited his South African friend Chris out to meet us and even with my crusty face... we hit it off... maybe it's because Chris recently stabbed himself in the face with a screwdriver and is having surgery next week to reconstruct his face... but... we really hit it off. His face has a hole in it... My face is scabby... he asked me to have breakfast with him in the morning.

I am going. You better believe it.

Even with a fucked up face he is a beautiful man....

What a funny meet cute.

I will let you know how it goes.

p.s. He drives a Porche which I am not sure Like.... but my bro drove a porche so i think its ok.... interesting.... he is just here for race week but he lives in west palm beach.... hmm....


See ya.

ps. he stabbed himself on accident... He is a sailboat rigger, he was aloft trying to fix something and he slipped and stabbed himself in the face with a 12 inch screwdriver, dodged being stabbed in the brain but poked a hole in his face from the left of his nose to the left of his left eye but broke his nose and cheek bone in the process....

he's still cute.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hey Yall!

Seattle Heather finally started a blog!!! Go check her out HERE!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAY HEATHER!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My face... when it happened and today... and my hero Reno.

At 4am on Saturday Night.

This Morning.
My Cherokee hero Reno who picked me up off the ground and cleaned the blood off my face. (I don't know who the girl is) He has lovely hair. Nice boy. ;)

Race Week has begun!

The Acura Key West 2008 Yacht Race is on! Tomorrow marks the firs races and it runs through Friday night. You guys can catch it on ESPN 2 and you can click HERE for the website.

It's a pretty exciting time in town. All the yachties and shiny sailboats are in town taking up all the dock space. Lots of clean cut guys about town, a nice treat compared to the schooner bums usually milling about. Don't get me wrong, I love schooner boys, but sometimes it's nice to have a guy around that wears cologne, or at least showers more than once a week...

On the job front, it's pretty dim. The office job I was told I had in the bag turned out not to be in my bag at all due to a veto from the higher ups. Basically I am a 26 year old boat girl and the other lady up for the job is a 45 year old office girl. Bummer. Oh well, did I really want to be stuck in an office? I don't know. Maybe. So, I think I may try to go work at the Conch Farm which is a very busy bar and restruant at the marina. I know they make good money and at this point that is what I need. Money. The Jolly Rover is going well but I only get to work like 2 days a week because they have a full crew. Still applying for yacht jobs as well.

In other news, like an idiot, I tripped and fell down outside my apartment on friday night and busted my chin and upper lip on the sidewalk. Classy. Oh don't worry, my face broke my fall. I have all my teeth and didn't need stitches but it scared me. I am scabby. Gonna change my name to the Scabby Pirate Wench. I blame it on the fact that I was wearing my slick bottom cowboy boots when I haven't had to wear anything but flops for a while. Yeah. Boots. I'm not even gonna post the picture of my face because yall would just scold me and I don't wanna hear it. I know. I know what you are thinking and I know...

It sucks because no cute boys are gonna want to hang out with old crusty face (me) this week. I am a fast healer so I should be back in the game by Tuesday. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

For Rachel...

Click HERE.

Still cold. Still looking for a real job.

I am about to head over to the Rover to see if we have a sunset sail tonight as we didn't yesterday due to the cold weather. It's a bit colder today so I fear the worst. I have all my crew agents on the case again for me. Just thinking I might not be able to stay here this time around with no savings and no real job. Everyone says I should stick it out for a few more weeks because season is about to start full swing and I will find something. I am just stressing out. I could try to find a bartending gig. Actually I need to just get my drug test up to date with the maritime consortium here and I can work 4 or 5 days on Rover as "real" crew. Capt. Chris asked me if I needed time to study for my drug test, I just laughed and said no. He said he was just making sure. Lot's of folks on this island do need time to study for theirs but not me. My drug of choice is beer. Oh, and this new liquor called Firefly.... OMG. It is - get this- Sweet Tea flavored Vodka....
Everyone who was with me the first time I tried it said "Oh! There's that Texan accent! We knew you were hiding it somewhere!" Apparently I don't have a thick accent unless I have been drinking.

Ok. Gotta bundle up and head out into the frozen tundra.... 60 degrees with the wind blowing 30 knots off the water really is cold people.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Oh my goodness... It's gonna be in the 40's here tonight... YOU GUYS STOP SENDING YOUR COLD WEATHER DOWN HERE!!!! I wore my boots and jeans today! I am making ghetto chicken and dumplings soup cuz I am cold! No heaters here! Charlie's girlfriend is lonely now that he is gone so she is coming over after dinner at a friend's house. I am totally excited about my diner. It's two cans of campbells chicken noodle soup and a pack of pillsbury biscuits. I warmed the soup till it simmered then threw all ten biscuits into the pot with the lid off for ten mins then covered the pot for another ten... now I am gonna eat. Yum.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Working tonight... maybe?

If the weather holds out I will work the sunset on the Rover. I didn't get to work last night because the girl that they are trying to replace with me was working. Her one day shift. Chris should just fire her but he doesn't want to be mean. He cut her hours in the hopes that she gets the point. In other news... I have been waiting around for 3 weeks for this office job to start... I keep getting pushed to the side and one day they talk to me like "when you start" then the next day someone else says "when we make a decision on who to hire", I am so frustrated. I really thought I had this job locked down. If not it's going to be really hard for me to stay here. I have already reactivated my crew agent accounts. I will just get back to work finding a yacht. At least I am in Florida. The office job said they were really busy with end of year/first of year stuff, which I totally understand, but at the same time, they know I have no job, and this is key west, and I'm broke. So broke I can't even put minutes on my phone! Grrrrrrrrr! I fucking hate this!!!! Now that I know I have the potential to be financially secure and not worry about paying the next bill it really gets to me that I am sitting here jobless and broke.

Judy is in Thailand, her boat isn't sure if they are going east or west due to Pirates. Wow.

Oh my gosh I am still sweating. I just cleaned all the floors in the house. Sure wish I had a little shop vac to suck these cobwebs down from the corners and clean the window seals and baseboards. Old house, old dust. And it probably doesn't help that we leave the doors and windows open all the time and the leaves and dirt just blows in. It's so nice with the breeze blowing through though! There are no screens in this house.

Charlie leaves today for Isla Mujeres, Mexico. He is doing a sailboat delivery with Andrew and Ryan. ( I wanted to go.) It's a boy's adventure apparently.... They will eventually end up in Cancun and I will bet money I don't have that they didn't want a girl hanging around to ruin their fun.... even if it was me.

So, house to myself, no job, no girlfriends, I wonder who will keep me company. I should call Charlie's girlfriend and have her over because she is going to be lost without him. They are together 24/7. I do have a Nintendo Wii that I need to become an expert at. That's what I will do!

10:34am here on the island and I have been so productive already! I need to wash clothes though... that is an adventure because I have to load up my suitcase with my dirty clothes and soap and walk a few blocks to the laundry mat and then sit and wait for like 2 hours. Blah.

I think I will make myself an egg sandwich for brunch.

OH, the pic at the top is my friend Ivona Richmond! She's the one on the left.... :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Some candid shots from KW

Cardenas Chrismas Pig

Me and Dennis reliving old times through a glass of beer at Finnigan's Wake

Me and Lilly on Christmas playing with the parasail boys and fake teeth.

Me driving the parasail boat, note Davey's face in the background, he is such a goofball!

Lilly poppin open a bottle of Champagne for Christmas Day mimosas at the marina.

Me and Zach on Christmas Eve.

Me and Lilly, with Zac on Chrismas Eve with our fake teeth in.

Me and "Man Meat" Chris.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Greg and Kris are on Island!!!

Just ran over to the Schooner Wharf to say hi to them before I get ready to go to work!!! So cool! They are coming sailing with me tonight if my boat doesn't fill up.

I got the care package from mom! Thanks for getting the contacts! Also, I love the chapsticks! :)

Mr. Ongiri....

I will post more when I get a chance.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Went sailing!

I worked tonight on the Jolly Rover and had a blast! This boat has more sails than any other boat I have worked on.

I am chillin on the couch watching Grey's Anatomy. Ate some yummy mexican food at my favorite place, Salsa Loca!

I am so tired.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

No sail tonight!

We got rained out. Blah. The radar showed it coming so we cancelled the sail. Charlie and David stopped by and invited me over to Charlie's girlfriend Alex's house (David's sister's house) (PS David and Alex are from Ft. Worth, small world.) So they left in the jeep and I said I would meet them there because I found Judy's bike finally today so I have wheels. I finished my beer and went to hop on the bike when..... crash!!! Rain and thunder!!!!! I ran back into the house. Now I am sittin here.... alone. But the radar shows that its just a band passing quickly so I should be able to get out of here pretty soon.

In other news, the M/Y Rena that was interested in me as a freelance stew pulled into the schooner wharf today so I went over and introduced myself. Apparently the stew they hired instead of me turned out to be a nut case and they fired her right away. They were nice. They will be here for a few days then back to West Palm Beach where they live. They can have West Palm. Bleh.

I went out with the Liberty Clipper crew last night and sang karaoke for the first time in forever. I hate karaoke but we had been drinking boat beers for some time before then and they convinced me to do it. They all just stood there like "where the hell did that come from" when I sang. LOL

Then I called it a night and stayed up late at my house alone emailing and reading. Charlie stayed at Alex's house for the first time in quite a few days. He said he never stays here but I guess he just likes to hang out with me now that I'm back. :)

So, I played Wii last night for the first time.... I am addicted. It's the most fun thing ever!!!!!
Charlie has a Wii and I had never even considered playing it but we played it at the Lazy Gecko last night and by the time we were all finished bowling and playing baseball we were all covered in sweat! I won every bowling match! I never win video games. It rocked.

Ok... looks like the rain is stopping. gotta go!

click HERE to see the boat I work on. :)

p.s. did I mention that Charlie and I always joke about being cousins because his name is Charlie Nelson and Nelson is my mom's maiden name and he is from Texas too? Well his parents came to visit last week and I got to talking to his Dad and guess what???? He went to Permian High School.... in Odessa.... Where my Mom and Dad are from....

so.... truly.... we probably are related.

Damn I am classy.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Still here!

I am still here! I just have been running around and haven't felt like sitting still long enough to blog, there's just too much to see and do here! The weather is so beautiful and I just can't stay inside!!! Boats and buddies all over the island, I go sailing almost every day. I love being back.

I can't wait to get the care package that my mom is sending me!!! I need to dye my roots bad.... :)

Whew! I am tired! Been up since Charlie left for work this morning at about 7. He actually slept here last night, he usually stays at his girlfriend's house but they were on the pull out couch when I got home last night. That's another funny thing, Charlie loves the pull out couch bed. I always sleep in his bed and he sleeps on the couch. I think it's because he likes to watch TV in his sleep. LOL.

I am going to head over to the Jolly Rover schooner this afternoon to see if I can pick up a sunset trip and make some cash. I am also on the catering staff now that I did that New Year's event with Richmond.

Things are good. :) I just can't believe I am here. I haven't settled in yet really. I still have my suitcases packed. Once I really feel stable I will unpack. Charlie wants me to stay forever so we will see what happens. It's working out just fine right now and I really like this apartment so it seems silly to move into my own place and pay 1000 bucks a month.

I need to get some pictures posted up from my first few weeks here. In the mean time here are some pics of my place....

The living room, Charlie's wake boards and kite board . I am going to learn to wake board next time he gets a day off.
Sitting on the couch looking out onto the deck, so glad he has guitars! :)This little frog stares at me while I pee.