Dedicated to all things X-Tina.

You know something? I dislike many things about Republicans (except for Ronnie Reagan at Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roasts – man, he was even funnier than Bonzo back then), and yet, I found the perfect quote to start this post – and it was made by Dubya himself. Try not to imagine a chimp, and it’ll even sound right.

Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves. When this spirit of citizenship is missing, no government program can replace it. When this spirit is present, no wrong can stand against it.

President George W. Bush
Inaugural Address, January 2001
I happen to believe this is true; we cannot measure “success” by a) a random set of performance indicators which we pick according to our current state or mind, or b) by what we consider as our personal definition of it. We see “success” when we watch our community grow, when we see our families prosper, when we look into the eyes of our children and see happiness in their faces, and a bright future for them. Gah. I agree on something with GWB – kill me now, please.
Hell froze over, and stuff.

Hell froze over, and stuff.

So, what does this have to do with anything? First of all, I needed some “filler” for this post (not really). Second, I’m going to share a secret with you. All along, I wanted to see Casey succeed. Yes, I did. I’m not trolling you – I’d have loved to see him selling his last few houses, getting a really good job, keeping G, and doing something extraodinary with his life. Because that’s what success means to me. If we, as a community, succeed, we are better off as a whole. I believe this is part of the core values on which America was built. America, the Beautiful!

Thanks, I feel a shitload better now.

Thanks, I feel a shitload better now.

And this is what pisses me off about Casey. He was given a chance to become part of one of the greatest societies of this era; he got the chance of  a first-rate (some may argue on this point, but humor me, please) education, he had the best food the planet could offer, the most options for development – and yet, he chose to ignore, ridicule and offend the country that gave him and his family shelter. He laughs at America’s education. He throws away perfectly good food because he thinks pesticides will kill him. He pee’d on a dollar bill, for Christ’s sake. He could become a succesful member of our succesful society, but he prefers to waste his life on drugs, conspiracy theories, and lazyness. A shame. A complete and utter shame.

But I’m not here to write about GayBoi – I’ve devoted far too much time to his antics, and I feel a breath of fresh air is needed around here; what about a success story? And what if, said success story is happening to… Casey’s own cousin, Ulyana Peychev?

 
 
 
 

Here's how a real "entrepreneur" looks like, Casey.

Here's how a real "entrepreneur" looks like, Casey.

Picture the following scenario: this chick (who is quite hot, actually) is raising her child alone. She’s studying hard. And she’s working her butt off at food festivals and events. She was “discovered” when Casey posted about her in his Facebook – “haterz” began talking shit about her (uhm, myself included, in this blog, actually) just because she was related to him. One by one, she convinced us about how… different she is. Bright, funny and a hard worker, she even got a former hater to sell her the vinyl lettering for her own truck at cost. Is that cool, or what?

Ulyana, if you read this – and I hope you do – you are a valuable member to our society, and America needs more people like you. You are creating valuable jobs; providing a great service, and have built a community that supports you. I’m sure you’ll have a bright future – damn, you are building it one day at a time. For you and your son. Congratulations on your success. People like you really deserve it.

If you want to hire Ulyana’s services, head over  to http://www.myspace.com/eurocuisine . You’ll surely be glad you did.

James Marks
Picking my nose on top of my old pickup truck.
June 1st, 2010.

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Comments on: "Willpower and dedication: a sure (and tasty, I hear) recipe for success." (20)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Excellent post. So far she’s served up a big humble pie and we all need to eat every bite of it.

    I’m a bit embarrassed at my own snark in the CI thread.

  2. I probably keep following Casey because I want to see him succeed too. The train wrecks are fun to watch, but I hope that some day, he’ll unbrainwash himself from the tens of thousands of dollars in “boot camps” and books and seminars from get rich quick gurus. It seems like he’s descending deeper and deeper into it though.

    Good for his cousin though. I’m glad to see her succeed.

  3. Tavington said:

    Running a business is hard work. My dad owns a small business and he works 70+ hours a week. My hat’s off to Ulyana.

  4. Anonymouse said:

    Your best post ever, James. Top Notch, hits the nail o nthe head.

    I’ll bet Casey hates it.

  5. Semi Vegan Lion said:

    I wanted Casey to succeed as well, but he never will. He’s a scammer with ZERO positive qualities.

  6. Anonymous said:

    *thunderous applause*

  7. I have been think of writing the very same thing (I think there’s half a draft somewhere). Like you, I wanted Casey to succeed when I first came across IAFF and was posting “good advice” to him on his website. I turned Haterz when it became obvious that any sensible advice was being ignored and only the implausible and scammiest of schemes were what held Casey’s attention (usually briefly).
    Ulyana is the anti-Casey. She has a plan and is following through with it. She was brave enough to take the flak that was flying round the internet, face it head on and answer it. She debated the points with people. She took suggestions on board and thought about them. For instance, I think Joe suggested the lettering on the truck because that’s part of what he does for a living. Ulyana could see that it was a good idea and made a deal with him.

    • Anonymous said:

      Hey, do you have any idea why it appears that AT&T is blocking access to your site? It was lightly discussed at CI that nobody in the Sac. area using AT&T internet is able to pull your website up, it always comes back as an “unable to connect” blank page.

  8. I’m sure the haterz © would turn on Ulyana just the minute she upsets you.

    • I’m sure there will always be people (ie “assholes”) who may find fault with all of the people all of the time. Nevertheless, the general consensus is – Ulyana is a decent, hardworking woman who deserves to be succesful. She’s Casey’s antithesis in every way.

      Oh, BTW. Does anyone else think Casey tried hard to get inside her pants? Because he gave me that impression. Creepy (and I don’t mean “Creepy good”, either).

      • Semi Vegan Lion said:

        Only to get at her wallet. Nothing else inside a women’s pants interests him.

  9. Now I can’t reply on here, either!

  10. Don’t know the answer to this. It’s on some free hosting deal after someone I was snarking got her knickers in a twist and complained to WordPress about me. I had to take it all down and reload it somewhere else on a free hosting set up. Since then, I have had to upgrade the WordPress and the host has been messing with their servers too. It’s not because of the multi dot address is it?

  11. Aha, it’s wordpress not letting me put urls in replies. awspittle dot 1sthost dot org/wordpress/ ? Does arthurwankspittle dot com work to redirect you there?
    I still have an archive of the old site with about 10-12 posts which I should sort out one day and get loaded. I’ll have to get my power team of detail guys onto it.

    • Anonymous said:

      No, it won’t redirect to the 1sthost site and most of the google cache won’t load either. Wierd. Our loss. 😥

  12. James:)

    I’m impressed! Thank you so much for taking your time and writing this blog about Euro Cuisine. I didn’t think I was going to get any positive feedback from you guys. I’m glad I’m on the right track and that there’s good people like yourself who are willing to say a good word or two about this developing food business:) Thanks again, and best wishes:) Lets stay in touch:)

    Ulyana Peychev

    • Ulyana, I’m sorry for the things I said about you and your family. Please accept my most sincere apologies. You taught me a lesson – never judge anyone because of his family. Thank you very much for your message, and I hope you succeed.

      Sincerely,

      J.

  13. “Drink my cunt juice like vodka, you whore!!!” – attributed to Galina, on Camp Idiot

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