- 8:14 PM, Thursday,
March 19th, 2015:
- At the end of July
last year, I wrote this to Videobob:
- "August is a new
month, 2015 is a new year - look ahead. You and I both
have better things to focus on."
- Even though he had
finally sent the parts two weeks previous, he was
still texting me and harassing me about everything.
I was done talking about him and ended it with
- Of course the
harassment continued, but I ignored all of it. He
would go back and forth from wanting to work together
at events to wanting to beat the shit out of me.
Again, I ignored all of it. He got someone else's
phone with an 818 number and tricked me, so
I told him "I'm recording this" and proceeded to
have the most ridiculously bipolar conversation ever.
From insane threats like flyering my neighborhood that
I was a child molestor to immediately asking if
we could be buds again... it was just nuts. I now
never answer my phone, but it made me make a cool
RentTheDelorean.com greeting. :-)
- But I never
mentioned ANY of this. I never spoke of him, I chose
to ignore it and wanted to focus on my business and
getting this car paid off to a point that would allow
us to keep it. Although I have always been open
about that, I'm not sure people really understood the
pressure of the situation. This is not my money, and
I couldn't let October 2015 pass and NOT try to
profit off the time period by selling the car at the
peak unless I was certain I could make the full
amount back relatively quickly. I made hardly
anything in 2014 as I was setting everything up,
but then one corporate gig made me realize what was
just about to happen. But I never, ever thought
it would happen in MARCH.
- Alas, it has. The
biggest debt was the modification of the car. It also
symbolized Bob and all the harassment. Which, mind
you, continued long after that call. Every time he was
in town, texts. Voicemails trying to make ammends.
Only since 2015 has it ceased, but I don't
believe that it's over. I do believe he'll come
up to me at an event and make a fool of himself. He's
done it before.
however, the check I received today (which took
nearly 4 weeks to get cut, so I actually crossed
this mark awhile ago) put me over the modification
threshold. I couldn't believe it. Had I gotten to
HALF this amount by December? I probably would've
rolled the dice and kept the car...
- ...to get here
this fast? My goodness. We're in a whole different
startosphere. And it also means that the videobob saga
is now in the rearview mirror. Sure he'll probably
pop-up to harass me, but it won't be weighted with the
stress that I somehow made a mistake going with
him. I didn't. I got the best deal I could, the
most for my money in the fastest amount of time and
stayed on him like a hawk until all of my property was
returned. I made the best choice for my business
and although he then threatened to destroy my
business, I've made enough in 2 1/2 months to erase
his modification costs. It worked. I did it. Holy
- So I took video of
me opening the fed-ex envelope of the check and when
I loaded it in to edit it? It was almost exactly
the same amount of time as one of my clips I made
last summer of Bob's threats. The symbolism finally
came full circle. Watching me open that letter while
listening to his abuse (which was over me not locking
the entries about the parts - you know, my only
protection from him?) is just perfect. I won. I
dealt with everything head-on, faced the bully, stood
up and he didn't destroy me, he didn't do anything he
said he would because when you stand up to bullies
they show you their true colors. That's what this
- Boom. Man he's
threatening. LOL. I forgot how absolutely
ridiculous that is.
- "YOU MAKE SURE YOU RECORD THIS."
- And stupid as fuck
to boot. Jesus man, you're actually going to end up in
jail. You're 40 years old brother! Calm the fuck down,
mind your own business, and stop saying that someone
releasing screenshots of YOUR OWN ABUSIVE TEXTS
is slander. LMAO. That's not slander, open a
- I can't imagine
this will start any more shit. He's apparently gotten
picked up for more shows, is busy building cars and I
clearly haven't responded at all in nearly 8 months.
But I post this today because this is a HUGE
moment. I've crossed him off the list. In record time.
I'm not gonna hide from this moment because it might
agitate him. That's what everyone ELSE in his life
- Moving onto paying
off the stock Delorean. Away we go!