Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowball Fight?

If anyone lives in the Eastern part of our country I guess you're in the same boat as I am today. Holy crap the snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. And MORE snow. The stuff is pretty and white and bright and all but seriously I don't want anymore of it. I nearly killed myself getting home last night. I'm no weenie but when there's close to a foot of that shit it makes travel pretty gruesome.

I work in a restaurant as many of you already know. I say this because a restaurant is not where you should be in the midst of a blizzard. It was snowing buckets and yet the yuppies from the neighborhood were piling into their 4-wheel-drive Escalades, and Navigators to come in and order a bowl of freakin soup! Really. I just wanted to try and make my way home.

I just don't understand. If the news people and the people at Penndot were telling you to stay off the roads and only go out if absolutely necessary, why why why are you here in my booth ordering a stinking pizza?

So now that it is Saturday morning and I'm comfy and warm INSIDE of my home and don't have to leave, I can appreciate the beauty of the snow but that's only because I don't have to venture out into it. Hoping everyone is safe and warm and please people DO NOT BE OBNOXIOUS AND TRY TO GO OUT TO EAT TODAY! Waitresses are not eskimos.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Good Friday

I have been a bad blogger! I'm so busy with the externship and working that I barely have time to shower let alone check and write new posts. Sorry about that fellow bloggers. Anyways I have some exciting news.

My school only holds 2 graduation ceremonies a year, one in spring and fall. The spring one is scheduled for March 15, but technically I won't finish my extern hours until the beginning of April, so I wasn't included on the list. After several unanswered phone calls, emails, and faxes I finally got in touch with the program director and she agreed to let me walk early. So all that hard work, the good grades and all that payed off for me. They are gonna let me graduate early. I won't receive my degree that night, the book will be empty but thats okay by me. I get the chance to walk across that stage and show my family and friends what I've accomplished! I've come along way and I am so proud of myself for sticking it out and earning a college degree.

Had anyone asked me 5 years ago if I thought I'd be able to call myself a college graduate, I would have laughed at them, and then asked them for $20 to cop dope. Things have changed.

On another good note, last night at work I was waiting on this little old guy who is a recent widower. He had been to his wife's grave and was cold, and hurting. I didn't do anything special, just talked with him and gave him a hot cup of coffee but he did something really nice for me. When I went over to clean his table I scooped up the tip and in the midst of the one dollar bills was a crisp, new $100 bill! I don't know if this was a mistake on his part but he was already gone and I had no way to ask him. I slid it in my apron pocket and went on with my shift. Thank you for making my night sir, you have no idea what it meant to me!