Daily Archives: April 30, 2009

Adventures In Maine w/douchebags

My first trip to Maine was pretty uneventful.  I just drove around mostly.  But I stopped at this little picnic area on the side of the road.  I went to go use their restroom and almost had a heart attack when I saw the dude on the left.

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Dude: “Don’t worry. My dog doesnt’ bite.”

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I don’t care what he said, that dog was freak’n MEAN looking

Then I got stopped by another guy

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I almost didn’t even see him.

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Little Guy: “Welcome!

When I came out of the bathroom, I noticed this guy on my left.  I didn’t ask why, but I’m pretty sure his job was to guard the hot water heater.  Poor guy.

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But he took his job very seriously and didn’t feel the need to talk to tourists

I went to get a Coke, but this guy was guarding the machine. Apparently punk teenagers kept trying that trick where they tape a dollar bill and pull it out after the machine eats it (like a leash).

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Coke Machine Guy:  “This job is fucking boring.”

Me : “I hear you man. I used to be a Production Assistant when I first started working in film industry. My job would be to “firewatch” a door for 12 hours straight. I not only hated myself at the end of the day, but the job made me stupider.”

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Coke Machine Guy: “What’s the daily rate as a PA.?”

Me: ” Oh, I don’t know.  $100 if you’re lucky, bu—    HOLY SHIT! Is that Captain Hook from Peter Pan????!!!!!!!!!!!”

Coke Machine Guy: “No, he’s a tool who think’s he’s Orlando Blooom.”

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Come to find out, pirate man is a professional background actor and an Orlando Bloom stand-in.

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But, he has an ego as if he’s actually an actor.  Coke machine Guy wasn’t kidding. This guy IS a douche.  I won’t tell you what he wanted to do to me with that hook of his.

Then I came across this guy.

Lady Tourist: “I know! Can you believe how much it costs to board my Pug? It cost more money than this trip, I tell ya.”

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Annoyed Guy: “See this rope in my hand? I’m gonna hang that bitch with it if she doesn’t shut up about that dog.”

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Tourist Lady with the hat: “Oh, Janet!  That’s why you should just bring him along! Would you look at these Indians! They’re so inappropriately dressed. What if I had brought Lily with us? What would I tell a two year old about their thinga-ma-jiggies hanging out like that?”

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Annoyed Guy:  “Thank God that bitch has HER clothes on.  Hey, can you get me a coke.”

“Yeah, me too, sexy thang.”

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I turned around and saw the hottest dude! Yum!

Sexy Dude: “You drive up this highway often?  I’ve been waiting all day for you to come say hi.”

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Me: “I just got here. You say that to everything with boobs I’m sure.”

Sexy Guy: “I particularly love small boobies like yours though. Do you like my guns?  I work out everyday you know. The things I could do to you with this bow and arr-…. (edit here).

Me: “You and the pirate should hang out.”

On my way to go get a beverage for Annoyed Guy, I ran into this man.

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Me:  “Hi, how are you?

Curious Guy: “Not now, I’m busy,”

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Old Tourist Lady to Daughter: “Keep an eye on your purse, keep those legs crossed, and pretend to read your book, dear. These savages wanna you-know-what you.”

Daughter: “Whatever, Mom. They’re Native Americans, by the way. Not savages.  And the only perve here is the that Orlando Bloom look alike.”

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Curious Dude to himself: “I wish these ladies pretending to read books would shut the f#@k up! I can’t hear if those two hot bitches are talking about me or not. ….. And that old man snoring is really about to get on my last nerve.”

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(Old Man is only pretending to sleep to avoid having to talk to his wife).

I had a great visit  to Maine. I can’t wait to go back. I got the Coke Machine guy a gig as a PA on Law and Order! He LOVES it.  And now we’re dating.

Free Doctor I found on Craigslist!!!

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I answered this posting off craiglists:

Seeking healthy normal smokers/non-smokers 18 years or older. Participants will be part of a study looking for precursors to lung disease. Offering $50 compensation for screening consisting of a physical exam, Electrocardiogram (EKG), blood, urine tests, breathing test and chest x-ray, and if eligible $200 for bronchoscopy.

I haven’t had health insurance in 5 years because an insurance company dropped when I tore my ACL in a skiing accident. I am still paying off that $23.000 surgery. I was also an unemployed freelancer in January. $50 sounded amazing!!!!!!!!

I later found out the $200 bronchoscopy requires being put under and an overnight stay at the hospital. I lost interest in advancing to the next round. But I had fun …especially when I realized I got to sit in a glass box that looks like it’s from a gameshow!

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Once the nurse closed the door, I had to:

-put a nose clip on and bite on a snorkel-like thing
-do a series of deep breathing exercises and fog up the phone booth
-pant while putting my hands to my cheeks Home Alone style
-take several rounds of albuterol (the asthma inhaler) even though I’m not asthmatic)

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This was starting to not be worth the $50.

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Narcoleptic spells in the gas chamber

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view from inside the gas chamber

THe nurse who took these pictures asked if I was gonna put them on facebook.

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First time to a Doctor (besides that emergency room visit in 2005) in over five years. This is very exciting!!!!

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Lung Research Sex Kitten

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Lung Research Porn

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Lung Research Narcolepsy
(reinactment of actual occurance)

To see my adventures in the Emergemcy Room, click
http://melaniehamlett.com/2009/05/05/adventures-in-…emergency-room/