Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Everyday I'm shufflin'."

Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO

First things first, today was a momentous [sp?] occasion. Today was the day that my friend Tori handed me a paint brush and an shit ton of black paint and a couple more options and let me loose in her bathroom.

[Does anyone else realize how dangerous this was?]

[It was awesome.]

You can't tell in these pictures, but the floor is black and white checked tile. Tori has a major thing for Alice in Wonderland, so I tried to add a tinge of that in there too. I really like how it came out. It's kind of punky because of the color combination, but it's still neat.

Also, a few tips for when you go to restaurants.

Pet Peeves of a Waitress [and what to avoid if you want timely service.]
  1. Listing off everything you want and then remembering that you want to add avocados, onions, bacon, and cheese to the first thing that you ordered. I have to write it down in order so that the cooks can get it right. When you do that, it just fucks me over and most of the time I have to rewrite it.
  2. When you have 8 plates of food and you tell me that I've forgotten some of it after my first trip. Obviously I'm not done if half of the table doesn't have any food. I realized this. I'm carrying your stuff out, and you don't want me to drop it all, so be patient. [Especially if you ordered an omelet. For some reason, those motherfuckers are always really hot.]
  3. Never needing anything the 500 times that I've checked on you, but when the owner comes and checks on you? You've needed coffee for an hour and I've left off some of your food. Bitches.
  4. Hiding your trash behind stuff on the table. I don't know if it's just human instinct to squirrel stuff, but it's a pain in the butt to find. 
  5. Multiple people ordering coffee and water. Okay, so this isn't really inconsiderate, but good lord. Haha. I can carry a bunch of water glasses, but when you add coffee into the equation? Two at a time, baby. Two at a time. Unless I get out a tray. But who wants to carry a tray with like three drinks on it?
  6. Refusing to look at me. I realize that I'm the help, but goodness. When I'm over there to ask if you need anything, and you make it seem like it's physically painful to look at me and then you dismiss me, it's a wee tad irritating. Just sayin.
That's all for my bitching. Oh yeah, and my knees hurt. And opening at 6:30 sucks.

How have you guys been?

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Summer days are gone too soon. You shoot the moon and miss completely."

Shoot the Moon - Norah Jones

So my friends and I have been talking about tattoos a lot lately. The latest discussion was brought on by my friend's rather new [and rather large] tattoo of a flower on her side. While it isn't my taste at all, it's very her, and she is very happy with it. 

Obviously, this conversation always leads to "What would you get if you got a tattoo?" This is something that I've actually been thinking about a lot lately.

I really want a tattoo of a moon. Like a realistic picture of the moon. And it wouldn't be very big: only an inch and a half or two. I even know where I would put it. [On my back, near my right arm at the bottom of my rib cage.] And most likely, it would say "Shoot the moon." around it in white ink.

But I don't know if I ever will. I really want to, but I feel like I would always be too scared to do it. I've always been a commitment-phobe of sorts with everything I do.

If you got a tattoo, what would you get?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"I was at the top and I was like I’m at the basement."

Just a Dream - Nelly
[This song is stuck in my head like crazy.]

I feel like crap. Blargh. I'm exhausted, and it feels like I have been beaten up. 

But anyway. I don't have to work until Thursday, so at least if I'm getting sick, I can kind of sleep it off.

Exciting thing: The clothes that I ordered from Delias came in! 
Blue suedes. Don't step on 'em.

That's right. Blue pants.

Bonus? They are both on clearance right now. I got both for under $50, and they are pretty decent quality.

But the best part is the fit. I've always thought that ordering clothes online is kind of sketch. You never really know what is going to happen when you get stuff. It could come and be the size of doll clothes. On Delias, however, they have size guides. Just measure where they tell you to measure, and they tell you what size you'll wear. Also, they have one size for around and another for length. My best friend is a shorty [shawteeeee], and she always orders from here because then her pants won't be too long.

And that is all. I'll leave you with a quote about waitressing from a book I'm reading.
"In this job," Morgan told me after a dinner rush, "You get a lifetime of experience every day. A crisis will crop up, worsen, come to a head and resolve itself all in fifteen to thirty minutes. You don't even have time to panic. You just push through."
Story of my life Saturday breakfast and lunch shifts. You always feel like you're drowning, but as long as you keep moving, you'll get through it. If you freak out, you're dead.

May the force be with you.