Thoughts About Schtuff

Friday, March 31, 2006

Ode to The Swiss


Ok - so Fridays are typically busier than days earlier in the week ... but today - indescribable. Words can't describe the how the first busy day of spring knocks the lazy-because-it's-brutally-slow-during-the-winter pants off of you in, like, a second. I started at 12, and was scheduled work the bar, but Mike (Dining Room Manager) told me that I was on the floor and Cristina(another manager) would do bar. I was like, "cool - could definately use some extra cash". During a normal Friday lunch, 'extra cash' is ballpark $35-40 for about 2 hours worth of work. This is because people are coming in on their lunch breaks, and are usually rushing to get out, so they ask for their bills as soon as they get their meals, drop a $20 on a $13 bill and run out the door. But man - TODAY ... I don't know what was in the water, because apparently all of Mississauga wanted to go to Swiss Chalet and within, like, 30 minutes, I got slammed - my section was FULL (8 tables of 4 and 1 table of 6). I was running! But, the freaky thing about lunch, is that the rush subsides as quickly as it comes. It started at 1, and was done by about 2:30 - and I didn't have time to change my change into bills, so everytime I moved, I sounded like Christmas. Once I did unload all of my change, and counted 'er up ... I had $70! $70 for what was basically 1.5 hours of work! Woo hoo!

When lunch was done, and Alison and I began to recover, we had our routine "what do you want to eat today?" discussion, and decided on appetizers: we bought perrogies, spring rolls (which are nasty - NEVER have them), quesadillas, and a garlic cheese loaf. SO good! (except for the stupid poo rolls)

Once we polished all that crap off, we followed it up with a Chudleigh's apple blossom, that was supped up with ice-cream, whipped cream, and butterscotch. MAN. SO good. Then we just sat and chilled and talked about our boys.

Dinner was ... ok! A little rough because the part-time kitchen guys came in - they're brutally slow, so customers were pissy because their children were complaining about being hungry and having to wait, and me telling them that the kitchen was slow seemed like a bad excuse for poor service. But, the night still went ok - worked from 4:30-8:30, and made an extra $60 ... so, a total of $130 (plus whatever extra change) - this is sweet, because I was hoping for $120.

Anyways, I'm gonna go to Wendy's. mmmm...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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Wow - so I guess it's time to update this bad boy. I've attempted to a number of times, but for some reason have not been able to come-up with anything that I feel is blogworthy, or that I feel comfortable to actually display on the wider community of the world wide web.


My eyebrows are requiring some much needed tweezage. Well, truthfully, I'm attempting to grow them out a bit - they need a bit more shape. But, having to leave them alone is KILLING me. The goal is to leave them be until Friday, clean them up a bit, then leave them alone for yet another week. *sigh*

I am ready to wear flipflops. Unfortunately, the weather isn't ready for my readiness. The weather needs to get its act together, and warm-up.

I would love a massage. I think it's time for another trip to the spa with Andrea and Patricia -a little exfoliation and deep relaxation never hurt anyone.

St. Patrick's Day was SO much fun. It was great to chill with some of the ladies from work, and take in the cinematic masterpiece that is 'Failure to Launch'. Heading afterwards to the Shamrock and Thistle, I was able to enjoy free parking, good fun and good laughs and a delicious pint of oh-so-amazing Strongbow. I think that every time I have some, it actually gets better.

Ok. I think that's enough nothingness. I'm going to go watch a movie.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Jenna --

A level headed person who always makes the wrong decision

'How" will you be defined in the dictionary?' at


Performer of Lobotomies

'What" will your business card say?' at

Jenna's lame comeback line:

"You stink... stink like a fetid corpse that has been baking in the desert for 5 and a half days (then sniff) no 6 days"

'What" is your lame comeback line?' at

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Interested in what weirdo American national holiday your birthday falls on? Read along...

(beginning with those whose birthdays are at the beginning of the year, to those at the end)

Travis - Public Sleeping Day (seems fitting for some reason)

Sab - National Goof-Off Day

Strick - National Macaroon Day (I'm jealous - I LOVE macaroons)

Jenna - Museum Comes to Life Day

Mom - National Country Music Day

My Brother - You Owe Your Sister $40 Day (kidding - it's really National Cheer Up the Lonely Day)

Liv - National Pecan Pie Day

Priyanka - Ask a Stupid Question Day

MEJ - National Comic Book Day

Kristie - World Vegetarian Day and Magic Circles Day (lol my personal favourite - so random!)

Vanessa - National Bolagna Day

Mary - National Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day (also very fitting)