Monthly Archive:: October 2014

Day 146

Monday. Spent my day lazy on south beach, didnt go to office as I had to work in the evening for specific timed task.
Some girls took a bag from the lobby when checking out and it was not theirs. A big mess. The bag ended up on a ship traveling to Jamaica. The police woman and the girls think its hostel fault and responsibility but its not. They think we’re gonna do something about it but we’re not. It’s a private property. You cant leave your bag at lobby and make the receptionist responsible for all your stuff just because you wanted to walk to the beach before checking in.

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Best convertible for florida

Im being lazy. And after a sunny week (and my car broken sitting in garage) it started raining.
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Day 145

Woke up probably still drunk. With all my party clothes on.
Couldnt find my phone. Was quite sure I finally lost it on some table at the clubs. Went to the lobby and there was it- charging at reception table. I was told I was really drunk and loud when returned from clubs.
Birthday celebration wasn’t really over. I finally convinced my friends to have a barbecue party. Took a bus to north miami. On my way I saw a big crash while the bus had stopped – I heard tire squeek and then a car hit a road sign, went over other direction lanes, cut a palm tree and smashed right into a residential building wall. That was pretty wild and right next to us. The bus drove away so I dont know what happened to the driver.
Had to change the bus. Saw a typical Glorida hotrod car

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Arrived at my friends’ house in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of space. We had a few hours of delicious kinds of meat, boiled corn, grillfried potatoes, burgers, etc. And beer.

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Everything was nice but I had to work the night shift. I was really tired but some drama visitors made the night interesting and I survived to 8am easily. Time for working week..

Day 144

Saturday chillin. Since I live 200 metres from the beach I went to check the ocean..

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Yep its still there! I didnt go any further :) i guess 4 months is the time when you get over it. Locals just don’t go to the beach.

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My car is sitting in parking lot low to ground. I am paying 20 a night and will have to wait like this for a week.
Treated myself with La Sandwicherie.

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In the evening I went to Brickell to celebrate my friends birthday. We visited 4 bars/clubs. Last coctail I took was just vodks+ shampagne. An old drink I used to get myself drunk in emergency as I just didnt feel the vibe. Or Im too old. I was dressed well and I am way more kind to people than I used to be before. Some tricks to get good treatment – go to entrance of club and ask where you can smoke a cigarette, to the “everywhere” reply say that you’re not comfortable with smoking close to other people. I was assigned a table in VIP area. Neat :)

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A bit bored

We had plenty of fun but I guess I was too drunk as I dont remember how I went to sleep.

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Day 143

Woke up at 12pm. My employer requires me to go to the office, even by taxi. I cant spend 5hours commuting on bus to 5hour work. I took a ride with LYFT , I was the first ever customer for the driver. It took about 40 minutes and 32 USD . By the way I install this app every month, I noticed it gets uninstalled, just disappears. Voukd it by that competitive app Uber deletes it?

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Lets see how important my presence at the office is. Maybe its time to change job.
Except for 10 words on the whiteboard there was little that couldnt be handled over skype.
After work my employer dropped me off at Aventura Mall. I regret I didnt take Lyft or taxi instantly. I waited for the bus 35 minutes and there were roaches inside.
hostel owner called if I wanna work the night shift and why not, I went to sleep in the morning so it will be easier. Had to deal with some weirdos but its ok. Some people were surprised that they cant get the room next day by paying in the last minute, some other just met an hour ago and went to have sex before leaving to airport.
Love this kind of job – have a lot of time to watch videos and read articles I never had time for!

Day 142

so this morning the car gave up. It was scraping rear bumper with wheels. Since I spent hours of reading how to start the air suspension pump manually I went to advance auto parts to pick up wiring and started to ezperiment. Looks like compressor is dead. I took the car to public garage (20usd a night) and went back to hostel to work. Obviously my employer wouldnt wait 2.5hours for me to arrive.
Worked 5hours then took a walk and then again worked. Today I almost did 9 hours of work up til 6am.

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Hopefully I dont have to go to the office tomorrow.

Dau 141

Went to work with my lowrider. Really bumpy. Compressor doesn’t turn on anymore.
Was a really bad rain during the day, the lightning even cut out electricity for a second.

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I was talking to one of the Taiwanese girls and she asked if I left open my window. I didn’t.  Couple hours later I went after a coffee and found out the window was open. It just goes down due to the bad regulator. The car was all wet inside and something fried as I could hear static from the speakers even with everything off. This is really bad.
Going back home was really bumpy with the suspension gone so I was driving slow. Not fun.
Ordered window regulator on ebay. A cheap “china” one as I have no idea how long I will hold on to the car. Met the boat guy, he seems to like our place and cheap happy hour beer.

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Got some cheap chinese food at the office, food was great!

Day 140

Car’s self leveling suspension died. Its low as heck. while commuting to work some asshole dropped a glass cola bottle right on the highway and I run over it. Thank god tires didn’t blow.
Guy who lives on the boat came over to the hostel to drink some happy hour beer.
I went to meet Bulgarian chick at smoothie place. She was about to close her shift so I told her to call me when she was done so I would drive her home as I park nearby. She never contacted me. Whatever. And now she is completely illegal in US.
I went to Publix carparking to fix some issues. The window regulator is gone. As the suspension.

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Day 139

Went to work. Car’s air suspension getting crazy loud. Got my paycheck.
was speeding back from work. 80-90mph and aggressive turns. Sweaty palms and cold feet. This car is fast :)
Found out that the black dude that hardly whispered and wanted to change his room is actually gay as f. He woke up one guy the other night just to ask if he’s gay. What the hell is happening to these people?
At the same time girls in Miami seem totally off the course not to mention they love hanging out with the gay guys. All about mony, heels and diamonds.

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Rain and shine

Day 138

Woke at at noon. Just couldnt sleep still feeling tired. Spent the day just relaxing outside.
One of the girls working in the hostel always parked the car in residential parking spot and I just told her yesterday that if she has two tickets already her car might get towed by third. Well they towed it today. Thats 300+ in fines plus all the hassle.
Went to Hiros Sushi express for dinner and talked to a guy who is always there with his scooter.  He lives on a boat in the bay by the end of Lincoln road. Said that my idea to get a boat just for leisure is terrible as I will just get tired of taking care of it in couple months and abandon it. I guess he is right :)
Went back to hostel and started my shift. One guy wanted to change his room because he is uncomfortable with some roommate. Change to a specific one. Are you kidding me. I told him his other room options and he chose to stay. An hour later he came back and agreed to switch to one of the rooms I offered and I told him I will jot switch his room unless he has a good reason. Again he just went to back.
At 4am a smoke alarm turned on in one of the private rooms where 2 girls were staying. It was terribly loud. The battery had died and those smoke detectors need both battery and wired power at all times. It is the second detector that went off in last 2 days, I guess now all batteries in all rooms will need to be replaced as they all were installed at the same time.
Spent some time reading online articles, changed shifts, paid for parking, went to sleep.

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Day 137

Car door wouldnt unlock with remote. Seriously after 1 week? Went to Bryan International and they gave another door actuator half price. Didnt manage to replace it but whilw fiddling with the door it started working again. Meh 40 usd wasted.
Took B to airport, she is going away for a week.
Treated myself with salad at La Sandwicherie :)

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la sandwicherie south miami beach

It’s Saturday so South Beach is full of exotics

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Dropped the car and went to work t the hostel. The night was long but not bad. Worst part is standing all the time but I enjoyed it and when I got bored I start3d reading some articles I had saved up. I could do a month at least before I would get bored and have nothing to do, but I doubt it I always have stuff to do so night shifts are great!
Moved my car to residential parking as I had 1 free permit for one day. Saved 10$. But then again I lost some 5$ in gas and almost an hour in the process so I guess its cheaper just to pay for the parking.
Went to sleep at 8am.

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