Friday, February 29, 2008

Redneck Mansion...and then some.

(Edit: [11/22/08] I'm finding it interesting that somehow the pics from this Redneck post have ended up in some sort of spam email goin around. Just sayin'....)





Please God, let me win the lottery so I can quit my job.

Here's the deal. I'm a bartender at a restaurant that is run by a completely whacked out family. There's the mother and father. They're in their 60's I'm guessing. They aren't too bad. The father likes me a lot. The mother doesn't seem to like me quite as much as she used to. They aren't there very often. The mother is there in the afternoons and the father drops by every so often. Then there's the kids. The one son is in his early 30's. (let's call him #1) He's the cool one of the family. I get along with him really good. Then there's the middle "child" (and I say CHILD because he effin acts like one all the damn time). He's 29. (let's call him #2) Then there's the daughter who I think is 27. (let's call her #3)

Okay. So. #1 & #2 are managers at the restaurant. #1 is the only one who seems to give a shit about anything that goes on there. #2 is a complete dickwad who is lazy and doesn't want to move from his chosen spot of the evening to get whatever it is that I need from the liquor room (which he has a key to and I do not). #3 likes to PRETEND she has a clue as to what running a restaurant is all about and likes to do all kinds of shit to piss off #1.

(are you following me here???)

#2 is the complete douchebag that I want to punch in the face whenever I see him. He seriously makes me want to go postal on him. Let's take last night as a perfect example.

The restaurant was PACKED. We had a cabaret/rat-pack like show going on. To give you an idea of how busy it was...on a normal Thursday night I would probably ring about $500 in sales maximum. Last night I rang $1,724. Yeah. It was slightly busy. (AND we had the inside bar open as well and 5 servers on the floor) Sooooo, it the middle of the chaos, I ask #2 to please combine two customer checks for me so that the gentleman could pay his tab and his friend's tab together with his credit card. #2 stands there, lifts his chin, turns his face away from me, and says "I'm not working tonight."

Ummmmmmmmmmmm...

Okay. Then why the fuck are you in the restaurant? Why are you standing there staring at me all night watching my every fucking move and trying to catch me stealing whatever it is that you think I'm going to steal??? Don't you have something better to do?!?! I mean....SHIT...the other manager (who I haven't talked about yet) is behind the bar with me helping me bartend because I seriously felt like I was drowning back there by myself with the bar being 3-4 people deep. I guess I could have asked him to combine the checks, but he was BUSY WORKING. #2 is standing there doing NOTHING. Typical.

SIGH.

So anyways. That is what I deal with all the time. If I need something from #2 he NEVER gets it for me. If I'm running out of $1 bills and need him to break some of my bigger bills so I can give my customers change, he will NEVER get it for me.

WHY IS THIS?!?

I just don't get it. It's is the most aggravating thing EVER.

Now, the other manager who was behind the bar with me helping me out, is AWESOME. If I need something, he gets it. If I'm swamped behind the bar, he jumps back there and helps out. If I have an overload of glassware that I'm not able to wash because I'm too busy serving drinks, he gets back there and washes glasses. This is the same with #1. He's always there ready to help out. #2 & #3 are assholes who won't lift a finger if their lives depended on it.

So about #3. She is on this lil power trip lately and seems to like to get under my skin with her bullshit ways. When the time comes that I quit that place, it'll definitely be because of her and #2.

OH! And you should see how the family fights! Holy crap! #1 and #2 get into these screaming matches. Kicking each other's cars. One night a couple weeks ago, #2 was spitting over & over again all over #1's car window as #1 was trying to drive away to avoid more of a fight.

Spitting on his window.

He's 29 fucking years old.

::shaking head::

WHO DOES THAT!?!?!?!?!

#2 needs some serious psychological help. And it wouldn't hurt if #3 had a handful of sessions too.

WOW. So yeah. That's my work. I made absolutely fantastic money last night. But when I look at it as a whole and weigh it all out...is almost having a nervous breakdown because there is so much wrong with that place that it makes it difficult to work, worth $480 in tips???

UPDATE: I quit my job on 02.29.08 (the same night that I wrote this blog entry)...I had enough of the crap and I walked out. =)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sometimes taking a nap equals a tasty dinner.

I still have this wretched cough from when I was sick TWO WEEKS ago. Ugh. I am barely able to get a good night's rest because I'm coughing all through the night. It's so effin aggravating. So because of that lovely coughing I was extremely tired yesterday afternoon and decided to take a nap at about 4pm. I had told my husband that I would make this Caribbean spicy sausage and chicken with coconut rice dish that he loves...but I completely overslept. Sooooo to make it up to him I ordered some sushi & Thai food. YUMMY!!!

We ate:

- Thai Spring Roll
- Seaweed Salad
- Sake Special Roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, scallion, cucumber, inside out with cream cheese, avocado, asparagus, masago, sesame seeds)
- Chicken Pad Thai
- Beef Basil (with mushrooms, onions, carrots, snow peas, scallions, bell pepper, basil)

It was so ridiculously good.
Be jealous.


P.S. I'm well aware that I haven't posted pics from the street painting festival yet. My camera is acting up and the display isn't working. %$#@&*!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

MGMT "Electric Feel"

Monday, February 25, 2008

Art. Prison.

We went to a street painting festival yesterday. Holy CRAP there were some talented artists there! I'll post the pics that I took a lil bit later on tonight.

I'm a lil ticked off that Prison Break is over for this season. It had only just started January 14th and it already ended last week. Craziness, I tell ya!

Damn writers' strike. ::shaking fist at heavens::

I'm still debating on if I want to add any pics of me on here. I'm thinking that I kinda want to remain a mystery. What do you think I should do?

What I'm craving...


Cadbury Creme Eggs













Red Velvet Cupcakes





Rock.Paper.Scissors.



Saturday, February 23, 2008

Please let me meet this chick someday so I smack her into reality.

It was just another Friday night at work.

There were about 429785649516 moments last night at work that I felt just like this picture. I HATE one of my bosses so much that I pretty much want to punch him in the face immediately upon seeing him. Is that bad?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Langerado '08

Just look at this line-up.

I'm so excited...I could pee my pants right now. Not lyin'.


Beastie BoysR.E.M.Phil Lesh & Friends311MatisyahuThievery CorporationThe RootsGov't MuleAni DiFrancoBen FoldsG. Love & Special SauceMedeski, Scofield, Martin & WoodBuilt to SpillThe NationalLes ClaypoolUmphrey's McGeeThe Disco BiscuitsKeller WilliamsMickey Hart BandSTS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)of MontrealRobert Randolph & the Family BandThe Wailersfunky MetersCitizen CopeAntibalas!!!Dark Star OrchestraOzomatliSam BushMinus the BearGhostland ObservatoryArrested DevelopmentBlind MelonSierra Leone’s Refugee All StarsThe New DealBenevento Russo DuoPerpetual GrooveRailroad EarthMartin SextonThe Avett BrothersGrace Potter and the NocturnalsThe WalkmenDr. DogIndigenousState RadioVampire WeekendThe Bad PlusThe Felice BrothersPelicanYard Dogs Road ShowBrett DennenEarl GreyhoundThe New MastersoundsDan DeaconJosh RitterPete FrancisChris Harford and the Band of ChangesBlitzen Trappermatt pond PAThe Dynamites feat. Charles WalkerBassnectarBalkan Beat BoxThe Lee BoysShout Out LoudsGolemThe Wood BrothersBusdriverRAQWill HogeSpam AllstarsPhixAmerican BabiesDead ConfederateThe Heavy PetsBackyard Tire FireThe PostmarksSteel TrainHoots and HellmouthJonah SmithPnuma TrioAwesome New RepublicThat 1 GuyTrevor HallAmerican BangSchool of Rock All-StarsBen JelenLive Painting by LEBO

By the way...

I REALLY want to go to this concert too:

http://bonnaroo.com/artists.aspx

Just sayin'.

People I'm sick of hearing about/seeing everywhere:

Britney Spears
Amy Winehouse
Lindsay Lohan
Victoria Beckham

Seriously.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Randomness.










Tuesday, February 12, 2008

playstation.


this game is evil. i was awake til almost 3am last night playin' it.


pure EVIL.


i'm proud to say that i'm now addicted to galaga '88.


gimme 1 month and i'll be the queen o'galaga.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

in the beginning.

i've been debating on starting a blog for a long time.

i guess i finally found the right time.

hope you enjoy.