Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Alright, don't worry; even if things end up a bit too heavy, we'll all float on alright."

Things about life you learn from waitressing - Part one:

  1. Even when things are getting physically painful, if you're surrounded by people you like, time goes by really quickly. Man, I'm getting old! After all my years of dancing, my knees have gone to shit. Four hours into a six hour shift, they start waging warfare on the rest of my body.
  2. People can be complete bitches, but if you throw their water in their faces, you won't get a tip. It also helps when your coworker goes over and try to get them something and they snap at him too. Sucks for him, but at least I know it's not me! "I'm dying of thirst over here, yet I cannot drink my water because I don't have a straw." "We both want more tea with lots of ice, but I don't want you to take the glass with you. I want you to fill up a pitcher and bring it here." Probably because he didn't want us to spit in it! Smart man. Smart, bitch of a man.
  3. Busy times are easier when you slow down and do them in order. Best tip that I got from the head waitress. Her other one was that you won't spill liquids if you don't look at them when you walk. [FYI, totes doesn't work for me. My center of gravity is fucked up.]
That's it for now. I've only been there for a week; cut me some slack!

May the force be with y'all!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Who can say if I've been changed for the better? But because I knew you, I have been changed for good."

Sorry for the prolonged absence. It's been insane lately. 

Last Friday, May 20th, I graduated from high school. [!!!] Our senior song was "For Good". Who called that one? [Me, that's who.] It still hasn't hit me though. Everyone else is being all sentimental, but I have been too busy to slow down and process things.

"Looks like trouble!" - Mom
Me with my graduating cousins.
Oh, and Caleb and I are engaged to be domestic partners. We're totes cute.

Last Saturday, I started my first job. [I know. I know. I move quickly.] I'm waiting tables at a popular local restaurant. Plus side is that all of my coworkers are the hippie sort. I love being in a mellow work environment. Everything in there is so hectic without people freaking out. It could also have to do with the fact that I'm pretty sure I'm one of three servers who don't smoke pot. It's fun though. I'm really enjoying it. I'm making good money for a waitress! Just on my training shifts, I've made an average of $25 in tips on top of getting $7.50 an hour. Not CEO pay or anything, but pretty damn good for the restaurant business.

Stay tuned for my summer news provided it isn't too boring.

May the force be with y'all.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising."

Burning Love - Elvis Presley

I love music; I might even say that I adore music. I like all kinds: country, rock, singer-songwriter, alternative, and even broadway.

I don't however like Elvis.

[Before you start pelting me with rotten fruit, hear me out.]

[Eh, nevermind. Go ahead; I don't have any specific redeeming reason why I don't have to like him.]

I'm currently working spotlights for our school's spring musical, and it is Elvis themed. Ugh. Don't get me wrong. Working spotlights is one of my favorite things to do. But I don't know if I can get on board with this one. 

[Public service announcement: This is no slight on any most of the actor/tresses. I love them, and their voices are ballin' outrageous.]

But seriously, Joe DiPetrio? 

"All Shook Up" has the makings of an unfortunately popular teen tv series. [Ignore this if you are dying to see it and don't want me to spoil it.]

It starts when leather jacket, hip-swiveling bad boy, Chad, rumbles into an exaggeratedly conservative town on his motorcycle. The women are all falling out and trailing after him. Especially the town-mechanic and typical tom-boy, Natalie, much to the chagrin of her hopelessly devoted [Grease. Now there's a good 1950's musical.] best friend Dennis.

Chad, of course, has no interest in the local grease monkey, but the local museum curator who has no interest in him? Oh, she's perfect.

Blah blah blah. Standard standard standard. You know, typical high school stuff. Natalie tries to turn girly for him, it doesn't work, she dresses like a guy in order to be his best friend and trick him into liking her....Wait, what?

Twist number two? Chad falls in love with Ed, her drag alter ego. Oh god, he's gay. Oh, and the museum lady does too and just happens to turn into a raging nymphomaniac, who is just quivering in delight whenever Ed/Natalie touches her skanky yet nerdy self.

Confused yet? It's weird. Funny thing is that it's based off of Twelfth Night. Shakespeare, say what? Shakespeare was one whacked out dude.

There are several other romances in there along the way as well.

Lord almighty.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

"Open up, everything's waiting for you."

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

Really tired. 

I made colorguard though! Yay!

Aaaand, here are prom pictures.

Caleb, me, and Quinn

My sister and myself
That's all, folks!