Posts tagged ‘restaurant’

After Hours

I really must admit working in the restaurant industry is something everyone should experience because nothing is considered off limits.  People get called out, fights happened, and polite faces are put on for customers (when I was on the phone with my friend I was saying goodbye to some customers when my friend said I’ve never heard that voice before, where did that come from?  I said it’s my polite voice and I don’t use it too often.  But at the end of the day we all end up at the same bar. 

Last night after work we all went to the bar across the street.  Before last night I’ve never gone out with people I’ve worked with, so I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about it.  But it was really fun.  And the guys don’t even stop to say “ear muffs,” they just say it.  I think I’m starting to become desensitized to things that even the thought of would usually just gross me out.  Some of the servers can be a bit strange and even creepy, like when one told me “we’re going all out for your birthday.”  How did he know my birthday was coming up?…so I asked him.  He said, “I wouldn’t be a good stalker if I didn’t know it was in July.”  And I was worried my summer wouldn’t be exciting.


June 2, 2008 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

A Day in the Life

I’m starting to feel like this guy, since I work in the restaurant business.  My nights are usually taken, but it leaves my days wide open. 

I had planned at first to go to outlets in Wrentham, but due to the weather it wouldn’t have worked too well.  So when I stopped in to visit my dad earlier in the day he asked if I needed any money.  I said I didn’t, but then he started pulling out his wallet.  At this point, I wasn’t going to say no again…I’m getting cut off soon.  Let’s be real: they say I’m getting cut off soon, but in reality it will probably never happen.  So I can’t just ask for money all the time.  Instead things will miraculously be paid for, and my mom will still buy me things like furniture and other housewares to get me set up.  Just ask this guy….she still buys him stuff.

The other day I had an interesting time in a beach town nearby.  I spent it with my cousin and we started with lunch at a grocery store.  Weird, huh? (Mind you, this was not Whole Foods or any other chain, it was a neighborhood store)  It was surprisingly delicious.  She got sushi freshly made with kale soup and I had made a salad from their impressive salad bar and had a pea soup to go with (for only $8 total).  We decided it was best to have a lunch date every week at other well priced little restaurants, since there are so many others we want to try.  The town attracts most of its visitors and residents during the summer, because this town is best known for its beaches (Harrison Ford is one summer resident).  For this reason, most of the boutiques I walked into were outrageously priced so it really was just window shopping for me. 

At one point we came across some vineyard vine ties.  She said it before I could, but she read my mind: “Oh I wish I had someone to buy this for.”  If I could dress anyone, they would be so put together.  I tested this theory first on the hero when he said he didn’t want to wear green because, “I don’t want to look like a fuckin leprecan.”  And yet a year later what was his favorite color? 

Our day concluded with us watching the food network for 2.5 hours.  A little Rachel Ray, Tyler Florence, Sandra Lee, Robin Miller and Giada.  I couldn’t leave before Giada, even if this meant I would be late for dinner.  By the way, these long viewings of food network is how I know so many random things about food.  You’d be surprised how much you can learn from just watching tv.  The only downside is it made us hungry just watching it, so we had to make some baba ghanoush before we sat down.  I can’t wait for next week!

May 22, 2008 at 7:16 am 4 comments

What Do You Know About Omaha?

Omaha here I come.  I got into grad. school, so I’ll be moving out to Nebraska sometime at the end of the summer.  I’m so excited, but I’ll be honest and say all I really know about the area is what I read on Wikipedia.  So if you know anything please leave a comment, especially if you know good bars or restaurants.

So the best part is I’ll be living with my cousin.  A few weeks ago we walked through stores like Pottery Barn together while we compiled a mental image of our “dream” apartment.  But of course, like most people our age, we can’t afford Pottery Barn, so we’ll have to do our best imitation.  I know how to find good deals, and ikea is great for basics, but are they any other stores or online chic places to shop?

So like I’ve said I’m very excited, but there’s still that small part of me that is scared.  The part of me that is always very vulnerable to change.  The good part is if I would have done this a year ago scared would have been terrified and the move never would have happened.  Lately I’ve seen myself open to new opportunities, and this is just another chance to accept that change.  So if you have any advice on moving to a new city it would be much appreciated.

April 16, 2008 at 8:06 pm 6 comments