Monday, September 26, 2011

My New Place - Before...

Time to decorate this blank canvas! Any suggestions?
The first picture is the view off my balcony looking down charles st., towards Duval st. That's Irish Kevins at the end of the street. Lol. Here we go!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Feelin' Fresh, Feelin' Fly!


  I just had the most relaxing 3 days off in a row. I can't remember the last time I had that much time off! (besides when I was unemployed for 2 weeks a few months ago!) And let me tell ya, it was awesome. I did absolutely NOTHING. I watched too much tv, played on the internet waaaaaay too much, and somewhere in between naps I found a new place to live!

I have been working at two really awesome restaurants here in ole Key West. I absolutely LOVE both of them and the people I work with! It's been pretty tiring because the one place does breakfast and lunch only and closes at 5pm, whereas the bar opens up at 6pm and closes at 2am. The days I have to to both are the worst. but thats just thursday and friday.

Speaking of the bar, and my living situation, my new apartment is directly above my bar... lol! So convenient! It's a great deal. A friend of the owner comes into town one weekend a month and wanted to rent a place so he didn't have to find a hotel all the time, and I needed a cheap place to live, so we worked out a deal where we split rent! I get the bedroom and I can decorate however I want and when he is in town he will sleep on the futon! I tell you what, the universe is always throwing amazing things my way. Just when I think, "oh man, this is it, im really in trouble now, the universe has finally stopped providing for me!" BAM! Right on my lap on a silver platter. Guess it comes with karma. Don't be an asshole and good things will come your way. I will send pictures of the apartment when I get moved in.

Well, I am gonna grab some lunch and get ready for work!

I will leave you with this...

This is one of the MANY awesome Dia De Los Muertos tiles that line the bar at our favorite new local Mexican spot. Amigo's Tortilla Bar! I love them!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Movin' up and Movin' out!

Great news! I just locked down a new apartment, right downtown, right above my bar! I am so excited! A great price too! THANK YOU UNIVERSE! Now I just need my passport....

Hello There!

How y'all doin'?

Things are a bit crazy down here in old Key West! As per usual... It's slow season here, which makes the locals go a bit nuts. This is the time of year that people start getting cranky, mean, stressed out, and downright weird. The lack of people in town and the lack of money coming in creates a riff that is only cured by season coming back around. This time of year is my least favorite.

Finding things to do that you can do for free proves difficult on an island that is fueled by swirly frozen drink machines and electric cars.

It is 12:30am here. I have been asleep for like 4 hours, coming home after a bit of day drinking to take a nap ended up becoming my first half of tonight's sleep. Tomorrow starts my 2 days off before the "work week" begins. I'm going to stop drinking I think. Don't quote me or anything but I've really been on a roll this month. Stressed out about moving to a new place and work being slow and other things = self medication. A.K.A. Drinking.

I'm starting to think that booze is not the answer, more like the common denominator.

That was a pure rant.


Ok, back to the fun!

I have a ridiculously fun new bartending gig here on island. The people are great, boss is awesome and the money is good, not great, but it's a new bar and it's getting there. I really think I've found a good spot. I also work at at little restaurant that just does breakfast and lunch but it's closed till October 6th because it's slow season. When that swings back into gear I am gonna be really busy. Working 7 days a week is going to be tough but I'm hoping it keeps me out of trouble, lol!

I haven't been out on the water lately, sometimes we forget that it's one of the main reasons we live here. I did go to the beach with Ryan the other day, maybe I will do that again...

Ugh.... this is the lamest blog post I have ever written.

Sorry. I have zero inspiration. I am going back to sleep. Hopefully for a week.