I just got home from working my first wedding. It was pretty fun. I’m like bookoo tired though. The people I worked with were “okay.” Vincent and Cassie is cool, Monique was, interesting for the most part, but I like her. Sara I do not like. She stands around and does nothing!! Serious shit, Why would you hire a 15 year old girl to work as a food server. Other than the fact she does nothing, she is sweet and listens. Julia, to be honest, I do not like her. I think she is unfair with the tips. By that I mean, she has to steal some. There is no way we each got $30 tonight. After everyone with the party left, she pulls out a bunch of $20s from her pocket. She claims she came with the money because “people might need change and there is never any in the cash register.” True, the cash register stays empty most of the time but come on. It clearly looked like there was more then $30 each for us tonight. But, I’m not going to say shit. The food was pretty good. The fried oysters wrapped in bacon was delicious. I didn’t have much of anything else, aside from the cocktail shrimp. Not, I’m going to relax and take it easy because I have to valet at 10:30 tomorrow morning. Yay for two jobs. Seriously. Ohhh!! I got the apartment!!! :) :) :)
In a weeks time, I went from have no job to having two very well paying ones. I call them job 1 and job 2. Job 1 is at Woodland Plantation where I am a server/bartender. Aside from those two, I prep food for the day, do dishes, sweep, mop, ect. I make $10/hour. Job 2 is as a valet at The Columns in the Garden District. I park rich peoples cars lol. I started that one last night and love it. I make $7.25/hour plus tips. I walked away with $64 in five hours, and that doesn’t include the money from pay roll. :)
My dad is getting ready to start with the oil spill clean up. He just called me to said they need four guys to work with him. He currently has 3, including him, and he asked me if I wanted in on it. He said it’s $350 a day. The money would be great, but I’d have to be on the boat with him and his other workers. I don’t know how that would work out. I’d feel quite uncomfortable. Also, I found an adorable studio apartment in Algiers Point for $500 a month. I really really want it.
I really can’t wait to move. I’m tired of Stan and his constant bitching. Don’t get me wrong, I love the man and everything, but all he does is bitch and complain about every fucking thing. Is it all conservatives that do that or just him?
it's a bittersweet feeling. but more sweet than bitter.
Today of my last day of high school. I’m so happy it is over. Ms. Tate wrote the most beautiful thing in my senior book. It and other of my favorites read.
"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw. I began with this quote because I have actually watched you blossom into the person that you are today. What I love most about you is your courage to explore. I also like the notion that you pursue whatever you put your mind to. Eric dear… You got STYLE! and Lady Gaga RULES!! Also, when I think about the tough times you that have been through and how you pulled through make me feel like you are one of the greatest I’ve ever known. Reach for the stars!! Ms. Tate
Eric, I don’t think I can top that (arrow points upward to Tate’s) but I definately agree. The hurdles that we face can defeat us or define us. I have seen that you are a bright, talented, unique creation - use your gifts well! May God bless you with “A Wonderful Life.” Sincerely, Gina Fitch
Um, girl please! You told me to write whatever! I hope you figure yourself out and if you ever take French and need help, I’m only a phone call away. J. Swan
Eric, It has been great getting to know you over the past few years. You are a young man full of potential who will succeed at whatever you you try. Stay focused on your goals. I truly appreciate your friendship and of course everything you have done for BCHS. I hope you will stay in touch in the years to come. I know God will bless you in a special way. L. Maples
Eric, You are such a strong person and I am glad I got a chance to know you. Pursue your dreams and good luck! Mrs. Rojas (Senior Book)
Eric, Never knew you before Janurary, but heard of all the rough times you have undergone. I wish you well as college comes around and the rest of your life. Continue to strive for your goals and never give up. I was glad to have helped you secure the alumni scholarship and will do anything to help you in the future. Good luck to you and keep your sense of humor. Best wishes, Mrs. Rojas (card she gave me)
Have a nice life! P.S. you smell like old lady! LOL! Mrs. Ambrose.
And then they have Fernies. It’s really long and do not want to share it with you. But, I will take a couple of quotes out. “….Anyway, You really have matured into a unique young man? (I guess? Maybe I should say guy) haha! I truly admire you for always standing for what you believe in and for always being true to yourself. (which is something not everyone can/chooses to do!)….I know you will succeed in life because you ARE A FREE ***** Baby! and BTW, Lady Gaga is retarded - no matter what you say….I hope you pursue a career in photography b/c you are really good at it! (and because you learned all your photo skills in Journalism along with lots of other stuff) Have a great summer, stay away from you-know-what and I’ll see ya on facebook. Peace out Eric B.! Love Mrs. Fernandez”
now for some of the students.
Dear Eric, I hate you. You have made me miserable since middle school when you were STRAIGHT. I’m gonna miss you though. Who is going to come up to me in the morning next year and slap me across the face? Love you, Lizzy
Eric my baby! I will miss you o much! Best memory of you will always be Lady Gaga as our mock trial judge! Even though butterflies are in my cooch, I still love you. Love always Anamar
Oh Eric! I will miss you so much! Journalism has been nothing less then “gay.” I know you will make something out of yourself and become successful, because you won’t settle for anything less =) I’m going to miss you and you’re random remarks about people and Lady Gaga dances. I love you. <3 Krystal
Joseph, you are deff one of my closest friends. You are funny, charming, and a a over all good friend. We definatily need to go out during the summer. I know you could party. Please don’t ever change for anyone. your personality is HUGE, and a person like me, I love it. I know you will do something great in life. k.i.t. ###-#### Shonie
Eric, You’ve been a good friend. I had fun hanging out with you, and thanks for introfucing me to that smokey stuff. yyeeaahh. John Dalton Atkins.
I had a horrible dream just now. To start, I woke up at 4 and my arms felt like crap. Don’t ask because I really couldn’t tell you why. Well, after about 45 minutes of laying around, I fell asleep. My dream had to do with my dad coming to school and it was just depressing.
I have till the end of the month to figure out where I will be living. As of now, my only option is to get an apartment with my mom. The problem is we have to borrow money from her former boss and he is saying he will only get us a place if we stay in Belle Chasse. I can’t stay in Belle Chasse with her because I feel she isn’t going to leave Toothless Wonder alone, and I know she is going to continue her constant drinking, among other things. I was perfectly fine with it until Monday, after she had court from being arrested for who knows what, she was fucked up and started her bullshit. To make everything better, my dad, who is currently suffering at work because the BP oil spill, will have to be the paying for the apartment after we move in. We have no furniture. That’s another big problem. Stan said he will give us his couch so that is a start. I hope Wendel agrees to get us set up with a place outside of Belle Chasse. It will be a big relief to me. My other option, I believe, is moving to Louisville, Kentucky with my brother Justin. Justin and I were never very close because he has always lived up North while I’ve been stuck down in the shitty South. Moving to Louisville honestly sounds like the better option of the two for me because it will be like a fresh start in a town where I don’t know anyone, and nobody knows me. But the thought of doing so is frightening.
so my depression is back and it’s worst then ever. i keep thinking about suicide. There’s just been so much going on that add to my current unhappiness. like the fact that I have to move yet again. I’m supposibly moving into an apartment with my mom but who knows how thats going to freaking woke out. i just need some answers. Ivan has really been getting to me. I love him, dont get me wrong but like I just dont want to be with him. He doesnt excite me enough. its always the same thing right after one another. I feel like I’ve been losing all my friends. I never hang out with anyone anymore. my head feels like it want to explode. I need a job. I need something.