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time for a new title...

so, i coulnd't handle that title anymore, so i decided it was time to write another post...

today was a good has been super stressful, which i'm usually able to just blow off, but i've had some trouble with that lately. then, a friend from GRaps showed unexpected trip to the city, which was a blessed surprise, so i got to see her for about 35 minutes between my day job and my crazy slow night job. i made $12 dollars in three hours serving 3 small tables and then asked to leave because...OMG that's pathetic.

even though, over all, it doesn't sound like a great day, i'd say it was a good one...Tamar is great and i just have to make it to the weekend...:D


i've got more

hopefully the end to my kitchen/bathroom leaking issues for good, today, a handy-man fixed the leak that again, seemed to be coming from my lovely neighbor who lives above me. either way, the last time the guys were here they didn't put the tiles back down in the corner where the leak was coming from last time, and so, while i knew it would be a while before anyone came to fix it, i put the tiles back just to help with the already pathetic appearance of the sad kitchen. a couple times, i could tell that the area was damp or wet, and i'd move one or two of the tiles to see how damp or wet it actually was, or if i was just imagining the damp/wetness. both times i moved the tiles, there were earth worms under the tile...IN MY KITCHEN>>>EARTH WORMS> EUUUWWWW... and so, began another attempt at getting my apartment fixed, and for good this time. last week i had an appointment for them to meet me and i frankly, decided to get my nose pierced instead...cause for the love, they've bailed on me a million times so far. i came to find out they never showed anyways, so i was glad i went ahead and ditched them to adorn my body with jewels. this week, i finally called my landlord one more time and set up the time of today at noon. after going more than 20 miles over the speed limit driving home during an already incredibly busy work day, i was in the apartment about 45 seconds to makes sure someone was here, and to tell him to fix everything and REPLACE THE TILES ALREADY. he explained what his plan of action was and when i came home today, all tiles were back where they were supposed to be...Finally:)

in other that i have internet and cable...or let me say, now that i'm paying for internet and cable, i have this annoying feeling when the tv and internet are not being used that i'm wasting precious money that's being spent per month to have these luxuries. call it the Dutch part of me, but seriously, i feel guilty if i'm not using these luxuries to their fullest potential, and frankly, i've already become bored of the annoying MTV reality shows like Exposed..what ever happened to music videos anyways...though i do enjoy having more access to Sex and the City episodes on tbs. new favorite show is actually, of all things, on the Food Network...Bex, you can start breathing again...:):) Bex, my dear friend who LOVES to cook, and i love it that she loves to cook, even though i don't share her feelings about cooking...i try to be a good friend cause i'm fascinated that people enjoy cooking. i seriously don't know how many boxes of mac and cheese i've made in my lifetime, but i should be paid big bucks by Kraft for keeping them in business. anyways, cooking is one of those things that i would like to enjoy but just am lazy and frankly a lot of the time, i find food, unless prepared by someone else, to be kind of an annoying part of the day. so, imagine my surprise when i'm surfing through my many, MANY channels, and come across Iron Chef America...and become mesmirized by the chefs racing against the clock, and each other, to create masterpieces all with one staple ingredient. It's amazing...

check it out, you won't regret it...


finding joy in the little things

apparently, getting cable tv and cable internet together is cheaper than just getting cable internet. even though it's better for the bank account, i can see this as being trouble already. Basic cable in Chicago includes more channels than in Morgantown...and i get channels including TLC, the History channel, Comedy Central...the list goes on. this is bad because it's easier not to get hooked on tv when there's nothing to watch than if you have tons of options. though it is nice when you're not feeling well to have something to watch instead of horrible daytime soap operas and saturday morning cartoons...

the good side is that i finally have consistent, quick and painless internet access. at any time of the day or night from the comfort of my own couch...NOT the uncomfortable table and chairs leaning into the window sill.

it's official, i'm on my way to being the completely self-sufficient couch potato...though i guess i'll have to teach brayson to get my mail first.

here are some pics from new year's that i was able to upload in 3 seconds instead of the usual 35 seconds or not at all...


me and my bro

me and bex

tamar me and bex

aaron and tamar

time for the countdown...

Happy New Year!!!!


a stream of consciousness

so it has been decided that i hate serving tables. in every way. seriously. beyond any kind of possible doubt. with a passion of...many, many things.

get the point?? i hate it. and yet, after one blessed and fabulous day off tomorrow, i have to go back. i found myself tonight trying to convince myself that i liked it, that it's really kind of fun, and that i can make it through another night. but then i'd find myself thinking...HOW ON EARTH do people do this day after day, week after week, year after year? another server and i were talking about how we're lucky cause we know this is just short term, and some people end up getting stuck in it. how they can do it, i have NO idea.

when i started, it was know, all, someday i'll tell my kids how i struggled through and waited tables. or it was something that i honestly didn't think i could do cause i have a bad memory and figured i'd be better at pissing people off cause i kept forgetting to get their side of ranch or what the hell spices are part of the Lemon Pepper chicken. or it was fun cause of the mexican cooks named Juan, Angel, Sergio and Pedro (***names NOT changed for confidentiality...cause they're never going to read this anyways). they all call me 'bonita' every time i walk by or ask me why i'm not married or have a boyfriend..all in their very broken and limited English. somehow even though it's what they all do to all the new female servers..that Sergio just might have a chance, he's quite the hottie and that spanish has quite the sex-appeal. or it was the few nights that i made a lot of money and was able to relax a bit about my finances.

but seriously...even the $20 tip on a four top didn't do anything to get me out of my funk tonight, and i seriously want to NOT show up on sunday. there are a lot of nice people who are pleasant, but seriously, the rude, impatient, obnoxious people are such downers and tonight i really just didn't care. at all. you want the chicken soup to pour ON the omelette, not as an appetizer??? ok..buddy, whatever. anyways...maybe i'll spend my FREE saturday looking up other part time jobs that won't have me ready to put a fork in someone's eyeball, cause at a restaurant, there are too many forks around.


in attempts to cheer up, a little, i figured i'd add some fun pictures and YouTube segments.

ok, so, the Youtube segments are about Jay Leno's intern "ross the intern". the first time i saw him, i thought he was a total dudd and very lame, but seriously, he kills me. i just saw him on earlier and even though i couldn't find the same segment on You tube, i found a few that are funny. i think it's his own, over-the-top happiness and laughter that gets to me. it's infectious.

Ross the Weatherman

Ross the Firefighter

oh, i'm gonna save the pics for the next post. they deserve their own time:)