9, 2003 - January 19, 2004
2 OF 5
Night Becomes Christmas Chaos...
beginning of the night, the vodka bottle was full....
So Christmas Day came and my parents and I had a nice quiet dinner
amongst ourselves. Just as we were chilling, watching tv, the doorbell
rang. It was my cousin and my brother. They came to join us for
a little Christmas drink. Then some more cousins came over to join
us...it was quite something. I totally did not expect Christmas
to go like this. Anyways, the cousin that my brother came with was
drinking a lot of vodka/cranberry drinks. He started challenging
each one of us to push up contests and was flexing his muscles a
lot. We totally ignored him and brushed him off. This continued
into the night as he stayed much later. The longer he stayed, the
more louder he got... there was a time where I just got to the point
where I was going to tell him that we all had a good time and send
him home because I want to sleep... but I got caught up with a phone
call. So I took my cell phone to my room, and my some of my cousins
followed me. That left my one drunk cousin with my dad. My dad had
a few to drink too, but he was still functioning fine. My cousin
challenged my dad to some "strength" contests and my dad
turned him down saying that its better for them to compete next
weekend when they are both sober..... eventually... after a few
more drinks... my dad complied to a contest my cousin challenged
him to. It was a "slap" match.
The object of the game was to open palm smack your opponent's chest
hard enough to leave your hand print. (pretty stupid, eh?) Well,
my dad went first. He smacked my cousin hard enough to leave a print.
So then as my dad was pulling up his shirt to take my cousin's slap,
my cousin threw a punch at my dad! My dad blocked the punch and
decked him with a punch leveling my cousin cutting below his eye!
It then erupted into a big melee. Chaos between the two disrupted
the peaceful night that it once was only a few hours ago.
I was on the phone and my cousins were in my room with me, we
heard a disruption in the living room and ran out to see what
was going on. We got in between the two seperating them before
they caused more damage to the house or themselves. It was crazy...
my cousin was cursing at my dad while my dad was furious that
my cousin took a swing at him. My cousins tried to keep them apart..
and took my other cousin outside to his car where his wife was
waiting to drive him home. But that was a harder task as my cousin
went outside and ripped the wind deflector of my dad's pride and
joy GMC Suburban. He repeatedly cursed my dad making loud threats
to come back and kill him, burn the house down and destroy my
dad's Suburban. My cousins and I didn't bother with him and just
kept trying to put him in his car. Eventually we got him on his
way.. that was about 3am, I think...
did not call the police because we didn't want to bring them into
this. It was a small matter that was resolved....
or was it?
On Lake Eola - Orlando, FL
Well, the next day it was my first outing with Chandra, the girl
my mom introduced me to. I picked her up and we went for a drive
looking for a park so we could talk and get to know each other
a bit more. After searching all of Orlando for a decent park,
we eventually ended up at Lake Eola Park around the downtown area.
We walked around and chilled...and talked a lot. As we got to
talk more, we learned though as different as we are, we are similar
in many ways. We both watched the Florida sun set together. It
was definitely beautiful. Chandra and I enjoyed our first day
together and looked forward to spending more time with eachother
before I headed back to New York. We didn't have much more time
to hang out. I was leaving at the end of the next week. I drove
her back home and walked her to her door to make sure that she
proceed PART 3...