Today was the second day of the two day assembly and… I loved it. There are pros and cons of going to an assembly alone, but I am going to have to say that the good outweighs the bad. Cons: lonely one hour drive up, no one to sit next to, no one to eat lunch with, not a whole lot of inciting to love and fine works, and I am tempted to just get up and leave after almost every part. Pros: I don’t have to get all dressed up, I can cry during a part without feeling embarrassed (because no one knows me…yeah! I’m just the crazy frump crying in the corner) , I am not distracted by anyone, and spiritual alone time is kinda nice. So I didn’t pack a lunch which means that I had to leave and grab some food. I am trying to make small healthy choices in my day, so I bought sushi but stuck to getting a large sprite at McDonald’s. The sushi was bomb. I have no idea what the roll had in it, but it was hot, and had all kinds of crazy stuff on top. Sitting alone in my hot car eating that sushi was probably the most relaxing thing I’ve done all day. After the assembly I drove back to Sacramento, got ready for work, and enjoyed my last frustrating day at the Sizzler on Florin road. I ordered the salad bar as a good bye gift for myself, and was really disappointed by how crappy it was. Everything I got (not counting the pineapples) tasted horrible and watery and weird. Because my food put me in a bad mood, I took an extra long break and came back ready to go home. Sadly, closing on a three floor isn’t a fast moving process, so we all clocked out at 12:45 and now I am so ready to pass out. Tomorrow is a service day and I am so excited to get out. Today’s food started out great and ended with a fart. Wamp Wamp waaaa.
I’m so full that I don’t even want to type this out, but I am going to do it anyway. I’m back in Stockton today, yeah! I had class this morning and then I had to come back in town to pay my sister, run errands, and get my oil changed. Even though I am broke, I was so tiered after all that running around that I had to stop at Rubio’s. This place is so amazing. Every single time I come I order the same thing: 2 fish tacos, beans, chips, and a raspberry ice tea. I know that I’m not suppose to order the same thing twice, so I ordered an Arnold Palmer to spice it up a bit. This is the one place that I wouldn’t even imagine ordering anything different. Their food is so amazing! The fish tacos are so fresh, and the beans don’t taste like that weird “imitation bean” thing that Taco Bell tries to pull off. I love it, I love it, I love it! I still have another 30 minutes until my car is done, so I’m lingering at Rubio’s picking off the scraps that have already been picked off of. This week I actually have stuff going on, and I’m so excited. Thursday: my mom is coming up.. Party part party. Friday: school, assembly, and then dinner in SF. Saturday and Sunday: two day assembly. Yeah! I’m so excited. And then Sunday night is my last night at the sizzler on florin road. I’m upgrading to the one in Natomas. Better hours, better tips, better bosses. I’m sure that something will have to go wrong, but for now…I’m good, and full, and happy!
Beautiful beautiful fish taco! What’s that behind you? Bills. Bills, bills, bills, that all need to be paid.
It’s been so long since I’ve been able to eat out, and I miss it so! Last week I went food shopping, and made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t eat out for a while. Today I’m writing this while sitting inside of Chipotle. I didn’t make it very long. I had a really crappy morning, but now that I’m full, I’m happy. I ordered two steak tacos with chips and a sprite. It was so good! I am trying to embrace alone time, so here I sit… alone. This morning at 1:00 I got home from work, and although I tried to be super quiet, I still woke Paulette up. She wanted to let me know that tomorrow I have to move parking spots because I new tenant is moving in. My response, “okay sure. Good night.” Fifteen minutes later, after I’m already in bed and ready to pass out I get a knock on my door. “Effie can you move your car now? I can walk out with you so that you’re not alone.” In my head I yelled, “really Paulette?!?! You’re gonna tell me now to move my car. Not when I first walked in and was dressed and alert, but now… At 1:30 in the morning when I am seconds from falling asleep?! You are ridiculous. ” Out of my mouth all that I said was, “Sure, I’ll be right out. And don’t worry, you don’t need to walk with me, I’ll be fine.” This morning she nagged me about rent (that was due as of today), Reminded me for the 20th time that I should put in my deposit for an apartment, and asked me how much money I make each month. Oh Paulette I love you so much. It’s great thigh because I am really learning how to deal with a variety of people which is always nice. I’m super excited because I get to go back to Stockton today. I have 2 massages lined up and other than that I get to see all of the people that I’ve been missing. Hopefully someone will make me some food while I’m down there.
I was way to hungry to take a “before” picture… So here’s an “after”.
Today for the first time in a long time I went off of my schedule. I was able to be spontaneous again, and I loved it!! It all started with a call…
At about seven in the morning my best friend from Stockton called me to let me know she made it to Sacramento, and that her and a group were going to the capitol to go to a concert. Guess what I said?! “Tell Marcus to buy me a ticket, I’m on my way!”
On my way there I got a caramel frap from Starbucks and 2 cake pops in order to keep the happy-go-lucky juices moving. And it worked! I had a great time, I was able to meet up with friends that I havent seen in a while and I wasted money… on me! After the concert I rushed to work, changed in the car, and ate Panda Express for lunch. I really am starting to hate Panda, but it is way cheaper than Sizzler, so…
Today was a good day, food and all. I love acting my age!
Whoa…life went in the right direction today! Thank you! Thank you! So today started out pretty good. I woke up at 7:30 which means I had enough time to get to school on time without rushing. Class was really awesome today. We did deep tissue and I was able to work on a girl with tons of hip problems. She was so happy with the work I did it looked like she wanted to cry. When I am able to work on people with actual problems it is so fulfilling because they see results IMMEDIATELY. That is what makes massage therapy awesome. So during my break I stopped at the cafe and got a breakfast burrito. Bacon, eggs, cheese, sour cream, and salsa were slammed into a tortilla and I loved it so much. I usually get the same thing everyday, but I am really trying to expand my horizons to see if I am missing out on tons of great foods. My new motto: Never order the same thing twice! At my last break I bought a Hershey’s bar. I am not a huge chocolate fan, but there is something about a Hershey’s that just makes me happy. Chocolate connoisseurs usually agree that Hershey’s chocolate is “bottom of the barrel” crap, imitation chocolate, but I’ll take one any day over a fancy-smancy Godiva. (Well maybe not a Godiva…but you get the point) By the time I got home I was already starving again, but I have been doing bills for the last hour and somehow chowing down on some Special K cereal just isn’t cutting it. Good news about bills: I did em all! I’m no longer late on every single bill! Life is good! I am going to return some shoes so that I don’t have to pay my Macy’s, and other than that…I’m caught up. And guess what…more good news is still to come. I called my apartment manager in Stockton and…..HE FOUND SOMEONE TO LEASE OUT MY APARTMENT! WOOHOO! Ten tons of stress have been lifted off of me. The new renters are moving in tomorrow! Thank you Jehovah! Because of all this good news I have decided that I deserve way more than cold cereal. I’m going to Leatherby’s! I have been trying to go there for weeks and now I have my chance. It’s this really cool ice cream shop that looks pretty legit. I will make sure to let you know how that goes!
Overall, May 8th was a really good day. I got my check from Whitney. Yeah for money! I know I have a ton of bills to pay and my check is already spent, but it’s still really nice to have real money in my pocket. So lunch today was at Gatsby’s Diner. It’s really nice inside, and apparently Guy Fierie visited it on his show “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives”. So yeah…I feel pretty cool about going there. I’m not really a burger person, but that’s really all they had so I ordered a Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger, cooked medium, with seasoned fries, and the best ranch I have ever had in my entire life. The burger was really good but because the patty was so thick I only ate half of it and had to toss the rest. After Gatsby’s I drove to work, got dressed in the car, and made it through the slowest shift imaginable. I’m not sure what’s going on with Sizzler on Florin road, but it is seriously lacking in customers which means that I am lacking in tips, which means that I am broke. Thanks Sizz! For my break all four closers went to Panda Express. I had mushroom chicken and fried rice. It was good, but I was still stuffed from Gatsby’s and so I had to give it away to Sam, one of my closing servers. After Panda I got a cake pop from Starbucks and got back to work. I think I ate so much today because I was in a good mood, hopefully I can cut back tomorrow and eat the cereal I have in my cabenit. Yum.
Last night was the best night since last Thursday. I got all 8 hours of sleep and I loved it. I was able to con another server to close for me and I got home at 10 pm. It was awesome. Paulette was already asleep, so I still had to disturb her a little, but being in my bed before the next day had already begun really does wonders on my positivity. Today when I woke up I felt fantastic and made it to school…ON TIME. As a congratulatory gesture I bought myself a pizza bagel with cream cheese at the nearby cafe and a vitamin water. Put short, pizza bagels are amazing. I dont know what they are, or why they are called pizza bagels (they don’t really taste like pizza) but they are so great. Basically its a bagel with cheese and other goodness that is toasted with cream cheese in the middle. The cafe serves it on a little paper plate with plastic wrap over the whole thing to keep it super hot until you are ready to devour it. I ate half of it on my first break, the other half on my second, and had a stack of mint oreo cookies on my third. Whenever I eat Oreos I never eat the middle part, and my ritual didn’t change just because these were mint. I still have half of my Vitamin Water in my purse, but they are no good once they hit room temperature, so I’m sure that it’ll sit in there until I have the wherewithal to toss it. My good friend from the Sizzler in Stockton is bringing my check up for me and we are having lunch at Gatsby’s Diner. Apparently it’s an awsome place that is themed like the book. I will make sure to let you know how that goes.
My life is not very interesting. Everyday I wake up late, take a shower, get to school late, go home, take a nap, wake up late, rush to work, work, go home, sleep, and repeat. Writing everyday about these mundain activites will not only kill me, but will also kill anyone who happens upon this page. So what do I do everyday that is exciting? I EAT! When I am stressed, I eat. When I am happy, I eat. When I am sad, I eat. I love to eat and I cannot wait to share my gastronomical adventures with you.
Things I’ve learned today: 1)Today is not Mother’s Day 2)Struggler is not a word, and 3) Don’t call your job trying to find out when you start because if its busy they will want you to come in early. Paulette (my elderly roomate) comes home tomorrow which means that I have a lot of cleaning to do and playing music in my room is no longer an option.
Life is great!