Interactions With the General Public

How would you like your steak cooked? Medium. Okay that will be a hot pink center. Oh no no no, I don’t like any pink or red in it. Okay, then I recommend well done. No, I don’t like it cooked well done. Cook it to medium well. That will have a slight pink center.…

High Maintenance Traveler

For the past few months, Isaac and I have been trying to figure out where we should go on our Honeymoon in March. Friends, strangers, family members, and coworkers have been urging us to go to Europe, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, you name it! Alaska and Colorado were even briefly talked…

Public Service Announcement: Coupons

I love a good deal. Who doesn’t?  I would totally use Groupon and Living Social more if I could remember to actually USE my dang coupons. The last two offers that I claimed sat on my virtual shelf for so long that they expired. What a waste of money! I decided that I am no…

The Decision to Lie

One of the reasons I enjoy my part-time waitressing gig so much is because I get to talk to strangers all night. For the most part, I truly love hearing about the lives of so many different types of people. It is amazing what you can learn about a person in between serving him tomato…

The Allergy Customer

For me, the hardest part about waitressing is the wind down after a shift. After a 15-hour workday I would love to come home, shower, and pass out immediately. My body is begging for sleep, but my brain is still scrambling for a pen, memorizing orders, fighting with chefs, and sucking up to guests. I…

Finally Debt Free (except for the $30,000 I still owe)

I have finally done it. I have completely paid off all of my credit card debt and it feels…amazing. On August 2nd, 2011, my checking account was negative $52.00, my savings non-existent, and my credit card debt totaled almost $6,000. I remember writing in my journal “I can’t even afford groceries or gas anymore. This…