Chapter 5.16

Violet tells us what it’s like being a celebrity.

Not gonna lie, being a celebrity has some perks.

I’d been getting offers to create video content and stream my every day life online and it was lucrative for doing so very little.  I decided to makeover the kitchen to vibe more with my aesthetic.

And I threw in a little bit extra so I could get a makeover too.  People see me now so I need to be gorgeous all the time.  Which is weird because I’m probably the least vapid person ever.  Some days I’m not even sure I look in the mirror.

I get fan letters on the daily.  So far they have all been super nice so that’s cool.  I’m just waiting for the day that I get a shitty letter.  That’s how you know you’ve made it — when you piss someone off.

Oh, and about people seeing me all. the. time.  I have paparazzi now.  On my front lawn.  Thinking about having a fence put in soon.  Or maybe I’ll move?  I dunno.  I don’t mind them so much but I can see this getting old after a bit.

And can we also talk fans for a minute?  I was legit taking Lox to the vet because he was really, really sick and this dude was literally freaking out in the lobby of the vet clinic until I signed a photo for him.  Be kind, folks.  Sometimes even your favorite celebs have some real shit happening for them.  Give us space.

And one more weird thing.  I keep getting setup on blind dates.  Friends of friends will call me and be all like “Oh, I’ve got this really good friend and they are so into you and will you go out with him?”

I mean, I could say no, but I’m not tied down or anything right now so I tend to go if I’ve got nothing else to do.  But man, some of these dudes are weirdos.  Like hardcore bonafide crackpots.

So this dude, he’s like a mean loner who hates kids.  And he talked about those issues all damn night!  It’s not great first date conversation!  Also, don’t dress like that when you are a balding, middle-aged grump.  I’m not a judgey person but damn.

But bad choices were made after several drinks regardless of his weird style and strange conversation habits.

I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to being so popular.  And it’s really bad when I hangout with Lucifer because he’s tons more famous that I am.

I need to chill on the bad choices, ya’ll.

Chapter 5.15

Violet finally connects with her family again after many long years…

Note from SweetPoyzin: Violet’s back and she’s been talking to me again so (for today at least) we’re back in Violet’s voice!  And uh it’s the Christmas chapter I meant to write 8 months ago…

Hey all!  Sorry I disappeared for a bit.  I needed to get my life in order I guess.  Apparently that meant selling my house in Oasis Springs and moving to Willow Creek.  My house here is smaller (by more than I care to admit) but the place is gorgeous and it was so worth the extra cash for the location.  Oh, and I actually get winter now instead of endless hot summer nights.  I just couldn’t get used to sweating balls on Christmas morning.

And speaking of Christmas…I’ve been getting the house ready for a big family party.  Yes, that’s right.  I invited the whole fam damily over for the holidays.  It’s not like it will be weird.  I mean, it’s only been about 5 years since I spoke to my mom and stepdad.  What could possibly be weird about any of this.

Lucifer had finished his tour by mid-December and he dropped in to see the new digs and help me get the decorations up.  He didn’t push the “settling down” talk this time and for that I was grateful.  It’not that I was opposed to a serious relationship with Luce but I definitely wasn’t ready for it yet.  Even things with Chip had cooled.  I just needed to figure out me for a bit.  The relationship with Chip did have its perks though.  Being connected to a notable 5-Star Celebrity was no joke and now I’m a celeb in my own right.  But that’s drama for another day.  Right now…the family’s coming.

I remember Christmases when I was a kid being a big “to do” with fancy meals and the decorations everywhere.  It was something really special.  I wanted to try to do the same thing but I’m not in the same category as my mom and grandma.  I managed to whip up a pie and a roast but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t praying that they were edible.  I just wasn’t entirely sure and the last thing I wanted was to welcome everyone into my home and then give them food poisoning.

Before I knew it (and before I was ready) the doorbell was ringing.  It was literally everyone in my whole family.  Mom, Dad, Alice Bee and her husband Xantus, Hadley, and Lucifer came as well.  He is technically my sister’s brother-in-law so family.  The whole fam damily for better or worse.

Turns out my sister brought a surprise guest as well.  Little Kacie Cohen was going to make me an auntie very, very soon!

While everyone gathered for dinner, I dropped a few presents under the tree.  Lucifer probably didn’t expect anything from me me but it was his gift of a house that allowed me to move to such a wonderful area and invite all my family over for the holiday.  It wasn’t much but he is special to me after all.

Anyway, we all finally made it to the table.  Well, that’s a lie.  Mom was doing laundry because…well, Mom.  She eventually grabbed some food but ate it while she vacuumed my office.  I don’t think it was personal.  I think it was just something to do.  When you haven’t seen someone in years and you have so much to discuss where do you even start?

However it worked out, everyone ate and nobody died.  Win-win for me!

Mom and I finally did talk.  Not because we spontaneously connected but because Lucifer dragged my mom over to chat with me and then he may have held her there with force.  Either way, Mom and I finally started talking and once we started, it was like no time had ever passed.  We talked for hours that night and so much space closed between us.  As annoying as the boy can be, I’m glad Luce was there.

Mom and I talked so much, we almost missed Santa!  I was a little shocked that Santa actually came down my chimney, especially since there was a fire going in the fireplace but I took it in stride.

I asked Santa for a gift and he gave me something I didn’t expect.  It was an empty box.  I must have been puzzled  because he told me that the box did have a present in it but it was up to me to figure out what it was.  I’m not sure if Santa came down my chimney or if the old folks home was missing a resident.  I just thanked the old man and went about the rest of my night.

My family continued to chat and laugh as if no time had passed at all.  We had so much to catch up on!  Mom and Dad had retired to the beach.  Hadley was, well, still Hadley.  She was still paying her bills using random men’s wallets and living life in the fast lane.  Alice Bee was just Alice now and she ran the world famous portrait studio ABC Photos.  Lucifer was always on the road with his rock band.  I was just…floundering?  I dunno.  It just felt weird that everyone was doing do well and I was just spinning my wheels and going nowhere fast or at all really.

Anyway, the night finally ended and everyone headed home.  Lucifer was nice enough to start helping me clean up since it was going to be a doozy of a day tomorrow.  Turns out that’s the part you miss as a kid because the adults do all the hard work while you play with your new Christmas presents.

I still don’t know what Santa put in that box.

Eternally Yours: An Update

SweetPoyzin gets emotional in this update on the future of the blog.

We need to talk about Eternally Yours.

Many of you know Marj (BabayJ) passed away on June 10, 2019.  She was my biggest fan, not only here, but on my personal blog, too.  I knew she was going to comment on every post, every time.  She loved this story.  When she got sick I wrote a bunch of chapters in hopes that somehow that would make things better.  This was completely irrational and weird but I didn’t realize how important Marj was to me.  I’d never met her in person but somehow she’d become a second mother to me and I wasn’t prepared to deal with my feelings so close on the heels of losing my own mother in September.

After Marj died I couldn’t imagine ever writing this story again.

However, after some thought I’m pretty sure that Marj would be hella pissed if this story died with her.  Out of all of my readers, fans, followers, and lurkers, Marj would have wanted this story to get an end more than anyone.

As we speak I’m uploading 136 screenshots of Violet’s adventures over the holiday weekend.  I had a previous plot in my head but given the current political and social climate, I’m scrapping the shit out of that one.  It was too dark and too close to current events.  I’d written that out long before the 2016 election and because I’m slow and lazy (or is it very, very busy?) things have come to pass that I just don’t want to see here in my my escape from real life.

Instead, Violet is on her own right now with ZERO oversight from the author of this blog.  I’d like to tell you what’s going on but you’ll just have to wait.  Suffice it to say — she’s never boring.

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