*At work a few days ago someone had a “Peach Pleasure” drink from Jamba Juice*
Female Coworker: I’ll be needing some of your peach pleasure.
Male coworker: That’s what she said.

I feel bad for Rob Bowen. I haven’t been able to watch many gamnes since we got him (other than occasionally walking over to a TV at work to check the score), but what little I have seen of him he just looks so sad. I understand, being ripped away from San Diego and forced to move to Chicago, not to mention a new team. Takes a lot of adjustment. And now we’ve traded him already. I mean, he sucks and it’s no wonder he’s been opn four teams in four years, but I still feel bad for him.

But now we have Jason Kendall and we’re about to trade Cesar Izturis and possibly Jacque Jones. Then we just need to get rid of Rich Hill and our entire bullpen and we’re in business. BTW do we really need three catchers? As of today, we’ve had six different catchers all season.

I also got my Cubs credit card. If I spend enough money I get tickets! It also has 0% APR for 11 months and I am going to transfer my balance from my othere card onto this one, because, even after the 0% is up, it’s over 3% less than the other one.

I had a rough week last week. Especially all that crap on Monday night. I survived waiting on a party of 13. The only thing I was worried about with a big party was getting their drinks, but with such a big party half of the drinks come from the bar, so I don’t have to make them. I also survived secret shoppers. And I’ve learned that people are cheap and it’s not my fault, though I still take it personally. It is one thing to be an idiot teenager and leave a crappy tip, it is another to be an idiot teenager and go out of your way to tell me you are leaving me a ‘nice fat tip’ and then leave me $5 on a $55 bill. And they had their parents’ credit cards, so it’s not like it was even their own money. And one of them asked me to get change for a $50 bill. I know they had money. I also enjoy people who camp out. Especially when they camp out at my only table that is bigger than a two top. Especially the party that split their check four ways and each left me a crappy tip, then camped out for nearly two hours.

On Friday morning I proved (mostly to myself) that I can handle five tables at a time. Though part of it was that I didn’t get double sat.

Friday night Miri and I went out with Noam, his little brother, and his friend from Israel and we went to get Israeli food for my first time! Oh man I am so in love with Moroccan Cigars, especially dipped in hot salsa!!! I told Noam he has to make them next time he cooks for us haha. Then we called Beth to meet up with us and we went to see someone form Devar play at a blues club and I had a very expensive mediocre virgin piña colada. I think singing a song called “You Sexy Mother F*cker” is a nice Messianic song and a nice example to be setting for people. The club was near where CSz used to be. We drove past it so I got to see the condos that are now there in its place. So sad. And Tippling House is now a realty place too. We stayed out way later than I wanted to, because Miri wanted to. I figured I would take a nap after services. I would have been wrong, since SOMEONE decided to stay at services for an extra TWO HOURS after I wanted to to stay and talk to people she didn’t know. So I didn’t get my nap and had to work and I was so freaking tired, since before we even went to dinner the night before. So I wound up stopping at Jamba Juice on the way home, knowing I had no time to rest even for 10 minutes…especially since I wound up having to look for my work shirt, which was buried) (and yes I realise Jamba Juice is in the same strip mall as Red Robin) to get a drink with an energy boost in it. I had never tried it before, so all I could do was pray it would work. I didn’t want to get pomegranate because putting a boost in it only makes it taste bad. I asked them about their underground flavours, but wasn’t feeling brave enough to try any of them. I wound up trying the Acai Supercharger and it was pretty good. I could feel the energy boost working within the first sip.

So I went to work really angry because I was so tired and upset that someone else had deprived me of so much sleep, or even resting. The only thing in my favour was that I hadn’t seen Paco in a week and a half and it has been so nice. So I walk into work and who is there but my good friend Paco. Fantastic. He poked me and said hi. I felt obligated to ask him how he was feeling. Anyway, I spent all night being angry. I usually just let things like this get past me, but for some reason I just felt like staying angry all night. It definitely made me feel better to get a $1 tip on a $33 bill. So I was angry all night I thought it was pretty obvious. The only person who asked me what was wrong was Paco, but he walked away before I could answer him. That was about all he said to me for the rest of the night. I noticed a couple weeks ago he doesn’t pay attention to me when other people are around. So yeah I was having a really good weekend. I also forgot to mention that the day before I wound up missing a test for my class because someone went on a power trip at work and I got out an hour later than I should have and wound up getting to the testing center right after they closed. Fortunately my teacher said I could make it up. Anyway, so at the end of the night (Sat night) I was in the kitchen waiting for the silverware to be washed and in comes Paco. He stood next to me for several minutes and didn’t say a word until he asked if I wanted to roll with him and where I wanted to sit, etc. I’m sure if I asked him about it he would say he wasn’t talking because his throat hurt. Yeah okay. Well I don’t care anyway. So we sit down to roll silverware and he offers to roll ALL of mine for me. And by offered I mean DEMANDED. He literally grabbed the napkins away from me and wouldn’t give them back and he got really mad when I tried to take them back. It’s hard for me to trust him and I don’t want to get in trouble. he called the closer over and said he was going to roll my silverware for me so the closer signed my sheet saying I did it. Apparently our managers think Paco doesn’t roll his silverware and signs himself out (which is not true, as I have rolled with him a couple times), so to prove them wrong, he rolled all of mine and I think someone else’s too. So yeah, whatever the reason I was appreciative that I did not have to roll my own. Not that I mind doing my own, especially since I needed to cool off.

I know three people who have had babies in the last month who are my age or younger, including a certain old best friend of mine, who shall remain nameless. And Dani had a baby but supposedly had no idea she was pregnant until she went into labour, which is crazy.

Kate and I are going to Olandos for dinner tonight!! Woo!!

I’m not big on buying CDs, as I usually just download music from Limewire, however I have bought two CDs in the last month: Kelly Clarkson’s new CD and the Hairspray musical movie soundtrack. As I figured, Brittany Snow doesn’t sing. Amanda Bynes has a way better voice than I assumed, however I don’t like the way she sings. She does have a good voice though. And Ricki lake is a good singer too, but I forgot I had heard her sing before in “Cry Baby.”

And the movie opens on Friday!!! Woo!!

I also found out the UMJC 20s conference in January will be at the Lincolnshire Marriott, so once again, I do not have to worry about paying for a hotel room yay!


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