September 1st, 2002



I got to witness a pretty decent fight tonight. Not evenly matched, but definitely violent. Was actually introduced to the gentleman involved in the pool room earlier in the evening. Getting near time to go, we hear a glass break and then saw someone get tackled. He kept fighting. The bouncers and a couple of other guys carried him outside, where he attempted several more times to fight back. He was very drunk and very unsuccessful.

Turns out he is Brian, the ex of dyann and he used to work at Machinewerks years ago. Lori came out toward the end of the fight, after Brian had stopped taking swings at people. He was pretty bloody by this point, she wanted to calm him down and get him home (they live together) to sleep it off. He wasn't interested though, and ran off screaming "Whore" at her.

Lori wanted to go find him and get him home, and killer_queen___ wanted to go with her. As he had been taking swings at people, mrsloane and I went along with to step in the middle if he started getting violent again. Luckily, he didn't really.

We found him a few blocks away, banging on the door of an apartment building. When he saw us, he ran off after screaming a few choice words. We followed. Eventually, he ran through a yard and fell over. Lori jumped to the ground and embraced him until he calmed down. Talked him down. Eventually, we got him to Jamie's car, then home and in bed, where Lori cleaned him up.

Tomorrow, he is going to be hurting and my guess ashamed at doing something so out of character. He is missing pieces of at least two of his teeth, his jaw hurts, his face is scraped raw from being held down on the asphalt where he continued to struggle, and his ribs may be bruised from where he was kicked.

I feel very sorry for him. Whenever someone goes off his rocker when drinking too much unfortunate things happen. Someone who is obviously not a violent person (cause if he was, he'd have fought much better than he did) can't control himself and ends up hurt. I'm glad I wasn't a violent drunk when I was still drinking.


Sunday mornings

So far it's a lovely typical Sunday morning. I wake up sometime around 10 am on the couch, where I fell asleep last night. Showering seems like too much effort. I want some breakfast, but I have no milk for cereal. No bacon or other stuff though. Get up check the email inbox. Message from Kerry, saying she probably wouldn't make it to the Do Nothing weekend. Jason had wanted me to invite her, but I missed getting the email to her. She works Sundays though. Given how friendly I am on Sunday mornings, I don't think it would be a good idea for me to answer phones. She does it though.

[Groundhog Day marquee]Nothing interesting on the crack bored. Flipped on the TV. Nothing on the networks, not even golf. I actually enjoy watching golf on the tube on Sundays. When I watch, I check out channels 4 through 13, then I usualy flip up to 52 and check up to 57. TBS was showing Groundhog Day, so I settled in for that. It's one of my favorite comedies, in spite of the fact that it stars Andie McDowell. She sucks the life out of any character she protrays. But the story is inventive and Bill Murray is one of my favorite comedic actors. I love the second day scene where Phil Connors is delivering the Punxatawney Phil report. Bill Murray plays the confused but playing along Phil to perfection in that scene.

Next is to run across the street and get some milk and something for breakfast. No phone call from my mother yet. Get back, and quickly she calls. All is right with the world. She sounds depressed. This is pretty normal. She's disappointed that I am not going to my cousin Gary's wedding, although she doesn't say anything. I never got an invititation and didn't know when it was. Apparently my cousins had some old addresses. But I have Do Nothing planned now. Hmm, maybe that'll be a topic for an entry tonight. Relatives who I haven't talked to in years yet I am Bad for not participating in the family events surrounding them.

So now TBS has Lethal Weapon on. Dig this movie too. The only really good one of the series, although #2 is watchable at least. #3 and #4 sucked. Just noticed that in the scene where Martin Riggs handcuffs himself to a jumper and then throws the both of them off the building, that the handcuffs are clearly not linking the two of them together at the top of the jump. Bad editing.

Yeah, typical Sunday morning.