cast of characters for reference

My Family/Family Friends:

  • AddyAC’s 1-year-old daughter (I refer to her as “the 1yo” a lot) that we’re raising because my cousin is an asshole who won’t take responsibility for anything
  • AndreAC’s 11-year-old son (I refer to him as “the 10yo” or “the 11yo” a lot) that we’re raising because my cousin is an asshole who won’t take responsibility for anything
  • Asshole Cousin (aka AC) Charlie’s daughter and the cause of a LOT of my problems and stress
  • AC’s HusbandI refuse to name him or AC because they suck
  • Carol – my aunt, mom’s sister, Charlie’s sister, is bipolar and is one of my stalkers, has had creepy obsession issues with me since I was a teenager
  • Charlie – my uncle, mom’s brother, Carol’s brother, had a traumatic brain injury a few years ago and isn’t the same person he used to be, is very difficult to deal with
  • Deidre – AC’s mom and divorced from Charlie years ago, moved out of state, was and continues to be a horrible bitch
  • Dominic – Marissa’s oldest son, my cousin, brother of Meagan and Jamie, usually lives on his own but is back at my uncle’s right now because of a roommate situation, has ADHD
  • Jamie Marissa’s youngest son, my cousin, brother of Meagan and Dominic, lives with his grandma
  • Jilian – my mom’s friend from back east who moved out here 10 years ago and stays with us 3-4 days every other month and is an awesome houseguest
  • Lucia – AC’s Husband’s mom, pretty decent person but keeps enabling AC and Husband
  • Madalyn – my mom, the sanest of the bunch, but has seizures and other physical issues
  • Marissa– Charlie’s wife and technically my aunt but since she’s two years older than me and her little sister is exactly my age it was decided (mutual decision) that she isn’t called my aunt because it squicked both of us out 😀  her kids are Meagan, Dominic, and Jamie
  • Meagan – Marissa’s oldest, my cousin, sister of Dominic and Jamie, and married to Ryland, is my favorite cousin and I enjoy spending time with her when I can
  • Maya – me 🙂
  • Nelson – my dad, Robyn and Sean’s uncle, old fart, and general asshole
  • Robyn – one of my cousins, the best of the bunch from my dad’s side of the family, who died last August, leaving behind three kids, was schizophrenic and bipolar
  • Ryland – Meagan’s husband, has Asperger’s, pretty nice guy and a great match for Meagan
  • Sean – my cousin, Robyn’s brother – he was schizophrenic and didn’t handle life well, committing suicide by cop three years ago, was the one I always looked to because I was worried I’d turn out like him as a kid
  • Stalkerboy – he lives out of state now, but this is my other stalker, and I’m glad he doesn’t live here anymore
  • Stalkerboy’s Mom – she’s just as insane as her son, but still comes out here to visit from time to time and is always super creepy

At the Shop:

  • Alexis (30) – tattoo artist recently hired, then quickly fired at the shop
  • Allison (18) – piercing apprentice who has been here a few months
  • Ash (30) – tattoo artist who has been with us for 3 years and was in a bad motorcycle accident about two years ago
  • Evan (35) – tattoo artist and piercer who has been with us for 1 year and was in a fairly bad accident about a year ago (Allison is his apprentice)
  • Lee (30) – tattoo artist who has been with us for 3 years but was fired recently because he’s being an ass
  • Ryan (32) – tattoo artist who has been with us for 3 years
  • Saul (45) – tattoo artist who has been with me the longest (me and my family knew him before we opened the shop and he was the only one we requested to work there) and does all my tattoos
  • Tasha (26) Ryan’s girlfriend

*none of these names are real – I stopped using their real names years ago after a few people decided to harass the guys at my shop – but the first letter of each name matches the real person’s first name