Friday, January 1, 2010

What Happened to New Year's Eve?

Having been in the restaurant business for nearly 20 years I think I know a thing or two about which days are better than others. New Year's eve USED to be one of the BEST Money making nights of the year. It was a "fun" night and people were usually kind and in a money spending kinda mood. Most restaurants have a limited menu, entree's only for the most part, maybe some complimentary champagne. The restaurant I work in however does not do this and it's a real shame.

What the fuck happened to New Year's Eve? I had a 5 top last night that ate for under $25! Are you kidding me? Five people split a large pizza, an order of zucchini and had 5 waters with lemon. Augh, these are exact examples of how NOT to order on New Year's Eve.

My whole night consisted of whiny people telling me things that I could really care less about: "I am allergic to glutten, I can't eat garlic. Um you're in an Italian restaurant idiot, all we serve is pasta with garlic, get the fuck outta here! Could someone order a damn coctail already? Holy shit there should be a law against anyone over the age of 5 ordering a freakin shirley temple! You are Not cute ordering a Roy Rogers at the age of 50, its a freakin cherry coke.

Needless to say I did not make my quota for the evening. Now I'm not a complete bitch, I know the economy is bad and people don't spend money all like that anymore but come on it is suppose to be a festive night, try acting like it. Why don't you splerge and have Veal Marsalla instead of a New Year's tuna hoagie? Live a little huh? For all intense purposes the world could suddenly end at the stroke of midnight and what would your last meal have been, a freaking hoagie? Get real.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I'm not one to make New Year's Resolutions but this year I've been thinking about it and I came up with this idea:

I am going to start journaling again.

When I got clean the first time I had this amazing therapist who told me to journal all of my feelings and everything I did daily. I didn't understand why I should do this at the time, but man let me tell you, after just a few months I was journaling like an old pro. I really got in tune with myself and I loved it.

I don't know why I ever stopped doing it. Laziness. Life. What have you, but I am going to try it again. Now I have to decide whether I want to just keep this personal and do it the old fashion way; pen and paper; or do I want to put it on here? What is a girl to do?

Oh, before I forget I wanted to let everyone who can read: You MUST read this book:

"Handle With Care" by Jodi Picoult

I read it in 2 days, it was the best book I've ever read. It was one of those books that when you start it you can not put it down no matter what is happening! It was definately a page turner. I found myself crying and laughing with the characters. There are times in the book when I wanted to scream at certain characters. I could empathize and at times I disagreed. Seriously if you're looking for a great read try it out, it is a Great book.

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year, New LOVE?

Why do I do this to myself? I got home this morning and the little red light is flashing away on my answering machine, yes I still live in the stone ages with an acutal answering machine, so I hit the button while juggling grocery bags and trying to not squash my cat in the process. "This is so and so from so and so firm, I have you listed as an emergency contact for a L... E.. blah blah blah. I froze. What did she just say? Did she say that name, the name that even 2 years later still sends butterflies through me? I hope she didn't say her name. Re-play, yep she did.

My first thought: How the hell did SHE get this number? When we were together we each had cell phones. This is a new number. When did she get it and why is she listing me as a contact. Does she still think of me?

After torturing myself for a few minutes I called the number. Although the woman can't tell me exactly the reason for wanting to contact L, I have a pretty good idea. It has something to do with a litigation said the woman. Oh. Okay. Is she hurt? Is she in trouble? Why in the world do I care so much? When are these thoughts and feelings for this woman who completely devastated me gonna go away? When will I stop thinking of her and what I could have done differently? Why do I still love her?

It is time for me to meet someone. I am tired of being alone, no one next to me in that huge King size bed. Nobody to laugh with, to hug and kiss and be myself with. No one to cook for and no one to fuzzle my hair before I fall asleep.

To the big guy up in the sky,

could you please send me a girl, one who will love me and respect me and NOT cheat and .....

I promise I'll be good, please I'm dying of loneliness over here.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Goods

A friend of mine Gavin (click here) posted a few of his favorite things ; can't you see Maria dancing ontop of the mountain? Anyways he challenged us all to list a few of our own fav's so here are mine:

  1. When you meet that one person and you just know you're gonna fall head over heels for.
  2. When I wake up and breathe a sigh of relief that I don't have to go in search of the dope man today.
  3. When a friend calls and brightens my day.
  4. When I'm all curled up cozy and comfy and my pain in the ass cat curls up in my lap and purrs away.
  5. Watching babies sleep and smelling them too, oh and their little baby toes; I just love baby toes!
  6. Having a great idea and being able to put it into words.
  7. I'm stealing this from Gavin; but an "old fashion" hand written note; I love getting letters/cards in the mail.

There are tons more but Sunday is my brain's day off and I don't want to mess up the schedule; it could end up backfiring on me. So what are some of yours?