Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Amazing

I think that the very first thing today that I need to do is thank all of you for being there for me yesterday when I needed you. I had so many e-mails, notes on my wall, messages, and even phone calls that there was no way I could stay down. I love how this blog seems to be one big family and would not change that for anything. I also appreciate that while you are commiserating with me, you also employ your scary detective skills to try and work everything out. For those of you who sent me notes saying you were having a bad day, week, or month, I hope that today gets better. You truly are an amazing bunch of people and I am grateful for each of you.

Yesterday morning I was feeling really crappy about myself and some things that are going on within my life. Many of you assumed that someone must have done me wrong. Well, in the morning I would have agreed with you wholeheartedly. Unfortunately though, after further reflection, I know that I brought the misery upon myself. What happened yesterday was that I was being a martyr. I decided that I was the one who was blameless and in my own subtle and vague way lashed out at the person I felt was causing me to have the worst day ever. Instead of looking at the mirror, I decided they should share in my pain. Since I know the person in question reads the site, what may be subtle or vague to you, is crystal clear to them. The problem is, that as I got done martyring myself I had an epiphany. I realized that if I had opened my eyes, my ears, and not been so dense I probably would not have got myself into the position in which I found myself yesterday morning.

Sometimes we want to do something so much that we put on blinders to the actual reality of the situation and only focus on what we want, and not the needs, wants, or best interests of others. Sometimes we are living in a dream world, and the rest of the world is living in the real world. I'm guilty of that. I'm also guilty of blaming the person, who actually is blameless when the situation is viewed with the blinders removed. It is much easier to be the martyred one and not have to take those blinders off. Removing the blinders admits fault and can be embarrassing or even humiliating. Granted, as a very large man who spills food frequently on his clothes, embarrassment and humiliation come naturally. Still though, it is much easier to blame others for our own shortcomings. Hello Denise Richards.

So, to the person in question, I apologize. To all of you I also apologize. When I was having my pity party, which, by the way is not the same as a one man party, I knew that if I came on here, that all of you would pile on and help me lash out. Of course all I was doing was just showing that in addition to my numerous other faults, I can also be an ass. That was completely unfair to the other person, who really had no way to defend themselves. It was wrong, and they did not deserve to suffer for something I brought upon myself. While I am on my apology role, I would like to take the time to apologize to the maids at Mandalay Bay. Hopefully it didn't take that long to clean. I don't usually react that way to shellfish. To Claude at Mon Ami Gabi who I kept referring to as Harvey. To the waitress in the lounge at Company in Luxor who I always piss off by saying she looks like Vanessa Hudgens, and yet has always refrained from poisoning my food or putting Visene in my drink. To the cab driver who I paid off in 14 $1 chips from 12 different casinos. To Lo Bosworth for calling her a hack during her birthday party. To Mike Tyson for asking him questions about Robin Givens over at Drai's. To my mom for not asking too many questions about the smell in the mini-van. To my new found foreign friend for abandoning you while I searched for the ultimate black jack table. To the bartenders for always tipping you in quarters, and to the cocktail waitresses for always dropping your quarters on the floor. To everyone I drunk dialed, and to those who were sitting at my table while I drunk dialed. To everyone who saw all the Verne Troyer pictures on the site, and then had to try and eat lunch or dinner.

So, now with that out of the way, I think every reader should head on over to my place and we can have a kegger, get wasted and hug it out.

70 comments:

canadachick said...

WOW if all that happened in one day - it must've been one hell of a drunk....take 2 aspirin and call me next time - Rock on !!! **hugz**

GossipTank said...

big hugs enty

love ya

Ed said...

Big hugs. SOrry I didnt say anytthing but I was wrapped up in my own drama, and thought the world stopped for me to deal LOL.

stiffkittens said...

This is why we love you (imagine smiley face here).

Punkimeowzer said...

Hugs to ya big guy! Glad you're better!

Molly said...

oh yay we're getting shit faced!!!

enty, you're human. big hugs to you and the person you're talking about. i hope you're both cool w each other today.

it takes a big person to apologize and admit they were wrong and i admire you for it.

kris said...

Glad to hear things are going better today...I'm on my way over for the kegger.

liveunderarock said...

Since I didn't feel moved to help out James Blunt, I still have sofa change to throw in on the keg.

Everyone takes out their frustrations here, Enty. It's only fair that you get to do it too. After all it is your blog. grin.

Psychos are Nuts said...

Glad to hear you are ok.

To err is human, may your friend be divine and forgive.

KellyLynn said...

Enty, if we get you drunk enough, will you reveal some of these BIs to us? If so, I'll pony up the tequila and lime.

Just kidding. I hope the rest of your week just gets better and better.

Lissa THEEE Pissa said...

Aw, Enty, we all screw up sometimes. Especially when drunk. Whoever invented cell phones, email, Myspace, and Facebook apparently did not have a drinking problem.
And while we're all in the mood to Kumbaya together, I'd like to apologize to my husband and oldest daughter (even though they don't read this blog) for taking out my frustration on them this weekend.
I love you all, well most of you, and look forward to reading the posts and comments every day.
I find myself missing you on the weekends...
Again, much love to you all, especially Enty, who I picture as a Big Drunk Teddy Bear. Those kind are the best.
By the way, smoking a little pot is the ultimate cure for a hangover. Not that I'm encouraging illegal drug use, it's just one hangover cure I've found that actually works.

Cali Girl said...

We love you Ent! (and calling Lo Bosworth a hack does not require an apology)

Rare Avis said...

uh oh Drais. When I end up there @ 3 am, it's because I am uptonogood. I'll bring the chips and dips. See you guys at 5

xx

rare

West End Girl said...

Aww bless your heart, Enty.

Hope today goes better for you; I'm off to stock up on the good booze before the ganuts get here ;)

Quintessential Southerner said...

OK, I'M BRINGING THE KEANU MOVIES. :D

it's okay enty. you are human and prone to error like us all.

jax said...

shit happens my rotund friend.

i'll bring the 7 layer dip!

Diana said...

Will someone please pick me up on your way to Enty's???

Seriously, glad you are feeling better today :-) I've been there - enveloped in a black cloud - and when I get back out I wonder, What was I thinking???? Why was I so sad??? Something little will kick me out of it - and I saw a so many beautiful little somethings from everyone on this blog yesterday.

BlahFrickinBlah said...

Glad you are feeling better! I agree with the joint. Doob cures all ills. ;)

You couldn't have been TOO tanked cause you could actually remember who to apologize to afterward. ;)

I'd love to attend the kegger but I lack a plane ticket and can not fit the child in the overhead. Have many for me!!

Kristen S. said...

Awww Enty!

Next time I'm in Hell-Ay, I'll give ya a big ol hug (never mind that I have been there only once, for 3 days, 16 years ago).

shelly_bean said...

aww that made my morning! you are too sweet Enty. I'm gonna skip the keg and go straight to shots!!

Jewels said...

More big hugs, to you and your friend.
Um, I sure hope more than one person called Lo a hack, 'cause now she'll know who you are...
;)

Nature Girl said...

Another Awww Enty!

We love you, even on your off days!

Thanks for posting everyday for us.

If I'm busy and can't read during the day, I really look forward to enjoying your snark after work hours (even better w/ herb!)

Good job on the appology...most guys divorced as often as you don't know how to say sorry ;)

DNfromMN said...

Glad to see you're feeling better, Ent. Beautifully said.

And now I'm going to have to peruse all the Lo Bosworth Birthday party photos to see which obese, sweaty, stained man made her cry on her birthday... :)

Lisa said...

The people we tend to lash out at when we get to that point often know us better than we know ourselves. I'm willing to bet that it came as no surprise that you are a human being with **gasp** a fault or two. Friends love you despite your humanity, and no one else deserves an apology. Smooches :)

tmn9761 said...

BIG hugs to you, Enty! Hey, next time you have a pity party, please, by all means drunk dial me and I'll join you in a flash! Glad you're feeling better now. Love ya, babe!

donna said...

wow .. if only the cowardly lion had your cajones ... takes a big man to apologize and even bigger man to bring that apology to his peeps!

glad you are feeling better ...

MontanaMarriott said...

AWWWW, you da man my big ole PAPI,

See, as the saying goes, "this too, shall pass"

a nanny mouse said...

Glad today is so much better
and btw the visine thing does not work...my husband is living proof

jlb said...

Awe Ent. You're a big man where it counts - in your heart.

I'm going to Vegas in December for meetings...will you be up for a kegger then too? LMAO

Mooshki said...

Awww...! You're a good guy, Enty, faults and all. You make me feel better about the mistakes I made yesterday. And that last paragraph is hysterical. <3 <3

Cate said...

Big Hugs, Enty. I think even more of you now for being able to apologize to this person.

Marisa said...

yay!

califblondy said...

Let's all hold hands and sing "That's What Friends Are For" while Enty taps the keg.

Aw damn man, if we ever hooked up in Vegas, there'd be jail time for sure. What in the hell were you doing at Drai's? Personally, for my dive casino time, I like Barbary Coast even though they changed the name. Mini Margaritas are 99 cents.

If you really did that to the cab driver, you're lucky you didn't get robbed and dumped in Naked City.

If I apologized every time I was drunk and obnoxious in Vegas, I'd be saying sorry for the next six months!

No worries babydoll. I hope you work things out with your friend.

deity2 said...

Enty, I can feel your pain......i myself did the big ole drunk email this weekend and pissed off a very good friend!!!! i have already done the apology......nowhere near as eloquently as you , my dear!
Glad things are looking better for you....btw, i don't drink keg beer but i'll bring my recipe for a great batch of kookoo juice!

DetroitRocker said...

Unbelievable that a man that has been divorced as many times as you have can say the "sorry" word. Your ex's must have been crazy to let you go.

Are those girls out in LA all crazy not seeing a good man in you. My hat is off to you.

Skezix22 said...

So what does Visine do anyway?

Skezix22 said...

Jus' kidding big Guy as you can tell, we ALL have those days. The best you can do is stand up, brush the crumbs off, and keep miving forward. Keep the great BI's comin'


But seriously, what DOES Visine do in drinks?!

Cali Girl said...

skezix22 - even a few drops can make you sicker than imagineable. If you saw the movie Wedding Crashers, I think that's what the crashers did to the boyfriend and he spent the rest of the evening praying to the porcelain goddess...

lyz said...

Enty,
The thing about friends is you can be an ass, and they still love you...well, once they get over temporarily hating you they love you again.

gauchogirl said...

Enty!
When I move back to CA, I will definitely take you up on the kegger. I'm glad that you are feeling better today, I spent yesterday watching my job on Wall Street inch closer to an end. I would have drank a lot last night if I hadn't so much over the weekend. Thanks for keeping me entertained throughout the week.

Bad Fish said...

Aw, you managed to write an entry that has even ME liking you again, even after you pissed me off by snooping around my sitemeter. Glad to hear you're doing better!

Molly said...

snooping around my sitemeter

sounds dirty...lol.

jagerlilly said...

You are allowed - being around all this dirty laundry, you can't help but have a freak-out every now and then. Well deserved and I'm glad your outlook is more rosy today. :)

Ms Cool said...

Glad today is a better day for you. It takes a cool person to own up to their mistakes. Hope things continue to improve.

gillian said...

We are family (of the suspicious, bored, but ultimately sane kind) and a problem shared, is a problem halved. Or cleared? Well, it's less of a problem, is the point.

Glad you're feeling better and got the clarity you needed to handle the situation.

I'm sure that specific person who seems to have took the brunt of your pissy day will cut you slack:-)

Group hug *squeeze*

ms snarky said...

Well said. Very nice. I love me a man who can admit his own flaws and then move on to the party. and offer me cocktails, which is the really important part. You sound like you'd be fun to hang out with. Except the puking part. xxxooo

Lisa said...

Wow Enty, you behave that way in Vegas all the time? Or just that one weekend? You my friend are an ASS. However, I just found out what Visine does if ingested, and I willingly admit that had I known that last year, hell, earlier this year, I would have tested that little nugget of info. So I guess that would MAKE ME AN ASS as well. But my victim (house stealing, bf stealing whore that she is) would have deserved it (in my opinion) heh.

Lucia said...

What a nice thing to write/read! It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. AND it was educational as well. Who knew Visine did that?? My day just got better.

Hey, I'm a SAHM, I gotta get my kicks out of something.

Smasha said...

That is all very lovely. But never apologise for calling Lo Bosworth a hack!

Harriet Hellfire said...

Sweet! I'll be over after work!

"What happened yesterday was that I was being a martyr."

Oh yeah. Been there, etc.

xyz said...

Is it ok with your mom that we come over?

junglekitten said...

Hell YEAH, ENT!!!! I'm there! Just tell me when!!

bionic bunny! said...

enty, you're a good guy. the fact that you come here day after day, even in a bad mood is proof.
honey, haul that keg on out to my place (wait, bev mo is a couple of blocks away!) and everybody nearby can c'mon over!

everybody messes up once in a while. it's human. you have friends here, so don't worry about sharing!
bunny kisses (the sweetest kind!)!!!

K said...

Boy, you really did something to piss your wife without realizing what you did. Nice to own up to it, though!

Judi said...

Wasn't online yesterday so this is the first I'm hearing of it, and DAMN, Enty! And you still have clients? Brings to mind Harvey Weinstein and Ben Silverman. Apologies were needed and it's great you're posting them publicly. Lo B is a hack, though the timing of your remark could have been better. Getting wasted loosens inhibitions so maybe... well, you know what I'm going to say so I don't need to go further. We love you, so for the sake of your profession, please be careful!

Ms. said...

@ Enty
Even though you're hurting, you're able to see both sides of this story. Good on you.

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@ skezix22
The Visine thing is an urban myth. Any liquid that comes into contact with the mucus membranes is absorbed by the body. That's why some meds are dissolved under the tongue - much faster absorption than if swallowed. Anyway, Visine is administered into the eye & eye lid, therefore absorbed by the body. I don't know of anyone who's become ill from using eye drops...

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@ Bad Fish
You don't know who Enty is, nor do you know who his accountant is.

Give it up. You posted this crap on Friday, now again today...

You seriously want all of us to believe you know he/they are snooping around your site meter?

If you really believe what you wrote, then a trip to your family doctor for a full check-up should be the first thing you do tomorrow.

kelliknows said...

Well now, That didn't stay in Vegas, did it?

featherbell said...

In other words, you're human.

Please don't feel you need to apologize to anyone for being human, although you demonstrate that you're a man of character for doing so.

Personally, I enjoy your blog -- it's the only blog I read every day, without fail -- and enjoy reading the comments because you have (for the most part) smart, witty readers. People love you!

I also think it's pretty generous of you -- and, under the circumstances you describe, rather brave -- to let people get a glimpse of the person behind the blog.

amanda said...

Enty, Enty, Enty

My first comment was a usual sarcastic pseudo witty comment, but i figured heartfelt deserved heartfelt, so here goes.

I am not well known here, hell i doubt anyone really reads the few comments i make. I am not the type of person that commands that attention, however not a day goes by that i don't read this site..not only for the posts and gossip but for the wonderfully witty, intelligent and deliciously catty comments.

I work in a very high pressure and isolated job, I am unable to vent when i experience work issues, and reading this site is one of the few ways i can relax, that doesn't involve either working or burying myself in criminal law textbooks..so thank you, You are all wonderful.

As for you..i really think you underestimate how much everyone adores you from this site. For one i appreciate how you sit through my own facebook rambling when i get home from allnight shift at work and too tired to sound smart. We all have bad days, weirdly it seems everyone i know has been having a tough time of it lately.

Personally i blame the entire cast of HSM, but thats another story. I hope your week is getting better, and i really admire how you step up and admit when you feel you are being a certain mood, it is much more then most people i know are capable of.

So take care, feel better, have some good hangover cures (or martinis). As for everyone else..you are all fabulous, keep being you:)

I hope this isn't too much - Lack of sleep is making me emotional!

- Amanda

Mooshki said...

Ha, Amanda, you should comment more often - you're awesome.

About the eye drops - a woman who was inspired by Wedding Crashers just got sentenced to three years' probation for putting eye drops in her roomate's iced tea.

amanda said...

aww shucks mooshki! Right back at ya, I always have a little chuckle at your responses:)

Ms. said...

Yes, Amanda, what Mooshki said. Please do post more often. Reasonable and sane voices are always welcome here :-)

Mooshki, intent to harm someone is all that's needed for a conviction. Dumbass believed the eye drops would be harmful to her roommate and that's all that is required. The roommate is very lucky Dumbass didn't know better and actually put something harmful in her drink.

The eye drops aren't poisonous, otherwise millions of people would fall ill from using them and those products would be pulled off the shelf. Much faster absorption rate of drugs/chemicals through mucous membranes than through ingestion.

Ms. said...

Mooshki - an amendment after reading the article - quantity is important. An overdose of a safe product can (obviously) cause harm. However, it would take a significant amount of the eye drops to cause harm. I'm surprised she didn't taste it in her drink.

amanda said...

I am not familiar with US laws, but i know in Australia, Intent is a big decider in the conviction of this type of offense.

As mentioned, the amount given has to indicate that the person believed that would cause harm at that time, rather then if the item itself would be harmful or fatal (although obviously that is important, especially to the victim!)


Of course it also depends on how good their lawyer is - they most likely wouldn't even get a attempted murder rap, although i would envisage here the charge would be more serious then assault, most likely a attempted manslaughter of some description.

Man i should sleep, its 3am.

Ms. said...
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Ms. said...

Amanda, intent certainly is a factor in Canada. In the US, definitely. Go to bed now :-)

Mooshki & Amanda, I stand corrected about the harm caused by consuming Visine. Ingest a bottle of this stuff and you're in the hospital for a few days.

Years ago a doctor told me this was an urban myth and outlined his reasoning - reasons which I posted. I believed him. Anyway, here's the link to Snopes and their take on it.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/visine.asp

Michelle said...

Dude- way to man-up.
You made me like you even more :)

Julie said...

There needs to be a CDAN convention, and Ent can be there...only like the Wizard of Oz or something.

I'm a dork. my bad.

But Enty! I hear you. I'm having a bad 2008 :(

slappywhyte said...

isn't it fun to have to apologize for behaviors later ... i know the feeling

shakey said...

I know I'm really late to the party - got drunk and on the way to the site those bitches Paris Hilton, Mischa Barton, and Heather Locklear, left me on the side of the road while I was puking.

Holy FUCK Ent! Did you ever know that you're my heeeerooooo! When you said Lo Bosworth I had no clue who that was. Then I googled her. I so fucking hate that bitch. Does The Hills really pay her that much money to hire Black Hole Vag for her party and superimpose pictures of herself on a party atmosphere (some do look superimposed)?

Anyway. Something my cousin said has always stuck with me. Every man has some degree of asshole in him and every woman has some degree of bitch. Some days the degrees get higher than others, Ent. s'okay man, s'okay.

Julie - Conan O'Brien's fans have ConCan, where they meet at a show in NYC. What would be the name of our convention?