Thursday, September 18, 2008

apartment pt.2: the bedroom

i'm sure you've all been chomping at the bit, anticipating my next decorated room. well the wait is over. my bedroom is complete. for now. i tend to like change. here she is...

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my bed. above it, some cute shelves, to be expanded on in the next picture.

shelves with cute stuff on them.

the nightstand. i love lamp.

hanging jewelry, pictures, princeton the ceramic dog, and fake flowers atop my chest of drawers.

my overaccessorized door, my calendar to keep my life in order, and mon petit wire bookshelf-ish thing.

as much as i could fit in one picture.

voila, ma chambre. the living room is so near completion i can almost taste it. and it's promising to be my favorite room of the house, so stay tuned...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

here's a tip:

when you go to a restaurant, it's fine to linger at your table as long as you like, under the condition that you up the tip. after a certain amount of time, you're just taking business away from your server.

when you, your spouse, and three young, loud and messy children decide to go to a restaurant for lunch and your bill comes to $68, don't leave your attentive, charming and friendly waitress a measly five dollars.

when you and your mother order a frozen raspberry lemonade, send them back for being "too sweet", ask your waitress to describe, in detail, each soup, make ridiculous special requests for each entree, then, when they are delivered (perfectly as requested) to your table tell the waitress to take them back and box them up because you're suddenly feeling ill, do not leave a two dollar tip on your $33 bill.

those are just a few of many examples of the BAD TIPPERS i've encountered in my past few weeks of waitressing. i've fallen into the routine rather nicely, however, my heart just isn't in it. therefore, i'm cutting back to just serving on weekends and am now going to substitute teach in the salt lake city school district. subbing is something i've done before, and liked, and now that i have my bachelor's degree i can make more money doing so.

so that brings my current job total to 3: the OG, salt lake acting company, and subbing. it sounds like a lot, but i like having the variety.

in closing i'd just like to say, please tip your servers well. you don't realize how much they do until you do it yourself. tips are the only way servers make any money since the hourly wage is $2.13. 15-20% people. it's the right thing to do.

the more you know....