Lost Wages

Sitting here in a crappy hotel room in Las Vegas – again.

Not sure how I keep ending up in this hellhole, but I’m thinking it just might finally be my last visit ever.

The only reason I am here now is that Stacia’s dad Gordon and step-mom Louise are in from Oahu for vacation.  It’s been great to see them and get them to meet Ava Kalea too.  Just by ‘coincidence’, Stacia’s ‘besties’ were in town too and while it was good to see them, for some reason, the breastfeeding mom of a 5 month old in a strange hotel decided that she needed to go clubbing with her friends until past 2:30am on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Ava screamed.  And she screamed.  And she screamed.  She would not take formula.  She missed her mommy.  She missed her bed.  And she screamed.

I took her for walks around the block for over an hour.  We got back.  She was asleep.  For a short time.  Then she woke and screamed again – waking hotel neighbors and eventually causing people to start knocking on our door and telling us to shut up.

She went to sleep again, waking screaming about about 2:30am.  I who had been up since 4:05 in the morning, driving for work and then driving to Vegas, then listening to the screaming baby dragged my tired and crabby ass out of a warm bed to get the screaming Ava Kalea back into the car seat for more walks around the block.

I was so pissed that Stacia would not even bother to call to see how Ava was doing – and even more pissed that she’d stay out until past 2:30 in the morning.  I was so pissed, that on the way out the door, I told Makaya that if his mom did not show up before 4am, she could meet us back in San Diego.

I’m still pissed at Stacia for her lack of consideration for Ava, Makaya, myself and all the hotel guests that Ava kept up while screaming for comfort.  She had the nerve to ‘apologize’ to me by saying ‘I’m sorry that YOU had a difficult time last night’.  I knew that she was just trying to bait me, so I just did not even say a thing.

If Stacia still wants to put clubbing with her ‘besties’ over taking care of our baby, I have made a grave mistake …  I just don’t think it is right for a mom of a 5 month old to be out past 2:30 in the morning with her friends instead of taking care of her baby.  I don’t understand why she would do that at all – with absolute zero concern for anyone else.

Then to apologize for ME having a tough time ……

This could be the beginning of the end.  I don’t put up with this BULLSHIT!

XLIVE 2016: Cultivating Big Ideas for Extraordinary Live Event Experiences

XLIVE 2016 Las VegasXLIVE- Las Vegas, NV– Transcending all things festival, music, film, culinary, eSports and technology, the world’s premiere live event production conference, XLIVE 2016, touches down in the entertainment capital of the world this December 5th -7th, 2016 at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Previously known by two separate entities, International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) and International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), XLIVE will host 140+ guest speakers, 80+ exhibitors and 40+ interactive sessions for participants to transform their perspective and understanding about the latest approaches to elevate event production and attendee experience to new, unprecedented heights.

Uniting the industry’s most brilliant minds under one roof, the 13th annual conference will bring the dynamic festival community together to share in a creative and collaborative space where attendees can explore the latest trends and share ideas within the rapid evolution of the large scale gathering phenomenon. Featured speakers at this year’s conference include: Billboard and Hollywood Reporter President John Amato, Eventbrite Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz, Continue reading “XLIVE 2016: Cultivating Big Ideas for Extraordinary Live Event Experiences”

Fluent Releases New Home Services Research at LeadsCon

Fluent logoWide-ranging New Research Examines Americans’ Likelihood to Move, Insure Their Homes, Pay for Communication Services, and Conduct Home Improvement Projects

LAS VEGAS–Fluent, LLC, an IDI company focused on people-based digital marketing and customer acquisition, today released new research on the U.S. home services industry at the annual LeadsCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The “Consumer Pulse: Home Services 2016” report covers a range of topics of interest to marketers in the home services industry, spanning everything from consumer likelihood to buy or rent their next home, to whether they will be conducting home improvement projects in the year ahead. Continue reading “Fluent Releases New Home Services Research at LeadsCon”

Beat the Heat: Summer Safety Tips

AlertID Provides Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Heat Exhaustion
Las Vegas, NV (July 14, 2015) – Heat and humidity can be silent killers for those who don’t take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones. Serious health concerns caused by extreme temperatures are heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death.
“Children, the elderly, and pets are at the highest risk of overexposure to the heat,” said AlertID Founder, Keli Wilson. “Taking steps to prevent overheating and recognizing the symptoms of heat exhaustion are easy steps everyone can take this summer to beat the heat.”

As record high temperatures spread across the country this summer, AlertID reminds us that heat related injuries are preventable, especially when following their “Beat the Heat Tips”.
Tips to Beat the Heat
1.      Stay Hydrated: The rate at which the human body can absorb fluids is less than the rate it loses during extreme temperatures. Drinking beverages that contain sugar, caffeine or alcohol will only further dehydrate the human body.  Drink water regularly, even before you are thirsty, as thirst indicates dehydration.
2.      Keep cool: If you don’t have AC at home, keep rooms as ventilated as possible. Consider going to a public pool, shopping mall or other air conditioned building. Even a few hours in air conditioning can help you stay cool before you go back in the heat. Wear cool, loose, light- weight clothing to stay as cool as possible.
3.      Limit Outdoor Activities: Try to limit outdoor activity to early morning or evening hours and avoid strenuous activity during the hottest hours of the day.
4.      Avoid Harmful UV’s: If it’s not possible to stay out of the sun, avoid harmful rays by wearing wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
5.      Never Leave Someone or a Pet in a Closed Vehicle: The temperature inside a closed vehicle can exceed 140 degrees within 30 minutes. Despite this clear and present danger, injuries and deaths among children, seniors, and pets occur every year.
6.      Check on elderly loved ones and those with special needs: Extreme heat without AC can be especially dangerous for elderly and those with health issues, who are more affected by the heat.
7.      Pets: If pets need to stay outside, give them plenty of shade and water. Consider a small pool for the animal to stay cool.
About AlertID
AlertID, the neighborhood safety network, is free to use and helps protect families and neighborhoods. AlertID’s mission is to help people live safely by providing a secure way to receive trusted public safety alerts and share information with family members and neighbors. AlertID uses technology to help citizens and federal, state and local authorities share information about crime, sex offenders, natural disasters, missing children and severe weather that can threaten public safety. AlertID is accessible to members online as well as by email and mobile app. For more information visit www.AlertID.com.