September 16th, 2002

Okay, Folks... Here We Go...

This is basically where we are with the current website theft drama.

David went to my employers and accused me personally of posting negative comments to the guest book on his website, and that he was looking into whether or not I had done this from the radio station using company computers. He mentioned that legal action might be taken against me and against the company if in fact I had done this from work. When they called him out on his threat he backed off and tried to make it sound as if he were not threatning them at all, just as he did with me when I asked him directly if he was calling me a liar. Renea told me that David and Robin came up to the station yesterday and were looking at the computers downstairs, hoping to find something incriminating to use against me - were that I was stupid enough to leave something behind if I had - and left pissed off when they could turn up nothing.

I will state ONE MORE TIME that I have never posted anything to the guestbook. I've known all along that we might be taking this to court, and not only would it look badly of me to have posted negative commentary, it is not something I would do in the first place. To say nothing of the fact that I'm not fucking stupid and I'd never do anything to jeopardize either my job or the bid we're proposing to do the McClure websites. What anyone else does in terms of posting to the guest book is neither my responsibility or my cross to bear. I am responsible for no one's actions but my own. I will not condone or condemn what other people choose to post or not post to the guestbook, that is your own personal decision. Junior (the station owner) wants no part of the personal dispute, and I don't see where he should be involved in it anyway. I told him as much this morning when I was leaving work.

Tomorrow, Robin is going to come downstairs once Al gets to work and offer me a check for $170.00 (that would be $100.00 less than what the bill is for, for the total of work we did on the website). I can accept it or I can tell her no, that we will settle this in court. I've left the final decision up to Damien. Personally, I want the rat bastard to pay the money he owes, I DO NOT want to "concede defeat" as it were. This is about justice and fairness. This is about not getting screwed just because it is easier to not fight. I do not allow anyone to take advantage of me, especially when I'm trying to do them a solid favor. In this case, there are two things happening. The first is that someone is trying to get away with theft by taking without paying the full amount of what is owed. The second, and more personal thing is that this complete moron, who has NO clue of website design, is insulting me, Damien, his mother, and then going the extra step to try and get me fired from my job or at least have my reputation as an employee in good standing marred.

If this were solely my decision, count on me taking it to court. I'd call Richard (Hagler, my attorney) and ask him what the next step is to take. Right now I don't have the energy and the clock is ticking. This isn't my decision to make alone. Whatever we do, I can rest assured of one thing - karma is a motherfucker...
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Monday Evening

Damien came by earlier and brought me this swank Javy Lopez poster:

I'm digging it - I think I'm going to put it on the wall of my room where there is a missing paint spot... Thanks again, baby, I love it!

I'm in the process of reading "Dream Brother - The Lives & Music Of Tim & Jeff Buckley". I'm reading it slowly as many of the things in it are already making me feel anxious and sad. It is hard to explain, I feel at times as if he were a friend of mine and I'm still grieving his loss as such. Renea, you are going to LOVE this book, man. It's written fluid like poetry, and there are numerous details that make it thick and well fleshed out. It also chronicles Tim Buckley very well.

We have decided to accept the offer of $170.00 from David & Robin tomorrow, but I will make it clear that in the future if there are any plans to accuse me of anything - anything at all - the person making the accusation had damned well better be offering proof of my guilt along with it. To suggest to my employers that I would use my place of employment as a vehicle in wrongdoing is nothing short of intolerable and I'll be goddamned if I take that shit lying down. I've tried hard to keep Robin out of it, even though I feel she is just as guilty, and her demeanor tomorrow will determine whether or not I intend to walk away from this completely.

Forgiveness is a Christian notion. I am not a Christian. There are certain people in this world that once having crossed me and broken my trust I declare dead to me, and those that I will hate mercilessly until I die.

David Walker is dead to me. Then again, he was never really alive to me in the first place. I was thinking that she might say something to the effect of never working with me again. I'm almost hoping she will - that way I can tell her that in 6 months time, once she signs a contract, we'll do a DIVORCE website just for her...

You're a bitch and you'll always be
There's a bitch on every branch of your family tree
If bitchiness had numbers, you'd be "Infinity".

~ Evan Lowenstein, friend and musician
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