Me+Something Corporate+Desert Island= A Good Time

January 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

When I read today’s prompt at the daily post,  I sat there for a few minutes completely at a loss.

If stranded on a desert island, and could only bring one music album with you, which would it be? What is it about this music that never gets old for you?

So many different songs popped into my head, but very few whole albums.  I often have the misfortune of discovering one song that I absolutely love, only to realize that I can barely tolerate the rest of the songs on the album.(after I’ve already downloaded it, mind you.)

Needing some serious inspiration,  I went digging around in my closet. I knew that somewhere under the heap of dirty laundry was the box that held all of my CDs, which I had long since uploaded to Itunes and forgotten about.  Feeling impatient I dumped them out the floor, and as I sifted through them memories of my teenage angst bubbled up from my subconscious. I knew in that moment exactly which album I would choose.

Leaving Through The Window by Something Corporate

   This album takes me back to the 7th grade,  when I hated pretty much everything about my life.  I was too skinny, had too many pimples, had boobs that were too big for my body, and an over-protective mother who didn’t let me do anything. Thinking about it now I realize that puberty had similar effects on every other girl my age,  but at the time I just felt like life was always going to suck. I remember listening to this album and feeling like I could relate to every single track. That and the fact that to my hormone fueled brain, Andrew Mcmahon’s voice sounded extremely sexy.  ;-). Also, being an orchestra geek, I found the fact that he was a pianist equally sexy.

I used to listen to it every day while whining in my journal about whatever my mom or sister had done to piss me off lately, and I never got tired of it. And listening to it now I’m falling in love with it all over again.  So I guess if Something Corporate could get me through my awkward, angsty teenage years then being stranded on a desert island should be a piece of cake!

Do you recognize any of the album covers in the picture above? If so,  leave me a comment and tell me which ones you like, hate, or are laughing at me for listening to.

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When Something Seems Too Good to Be True….

January 26, 2011 at 2:26 am (work) (, , )

I can not believe that so much has happened since the last time I wrote. I don’t even know where to start. Well, I guess I could begin with the fact that I made a major life change :

I quit Happy’s

Now, I guess this would be more of a big deal if :

A) I actually updated this blog on a regular basis and people actually read it.

B) I didn’t already take my job at Happy’s  back.

C) If I had quit in the crazy, over-the-top way that I always pictured in my head whenever a customer pissed me off.

To put it simply, I got a job offer that I thought would be better than Happy’s. I was lured in by the promise of  a busboy, health insurance,  paid vacations, and a higher pay rate. The standard hourly rate for servers in Massachusetts is $2.63 an hour, and at this new job I would be making $5.00.

Sounds perfect, right?

So I gave my two weeks notice. My manager tried to talk me out of it,  but I was convinced that I was moving on to bigger and better things. He told me that if things didn’t work out, to give him a call because I  would always have a place at Happy’s.  I didn’t realize then how soon I would be taking him up on his offer.

I went from making an average of $100 a day to making  $20 a day. You see, I took a job at a hotel that I guess we’ll call,The Paradise Inn.  I worked in the hotel’s restaurant, where I made absolutely no money, regardless of whether I had one party in the dining room, or a line out the door. My manager had no clue what she was doing, and it reflected in the obvious chaos that seemed to go on during  every shift. My co-workers had no respect  for her authority whatsoever, calling out sick whenever they pleased, or showing up between 2-3 hours after their scheduled times. I often found myself  standing alone in a full dining room, with tables that had already been sitting there for 20 minutes, because the opening server decided not to show up! I stayed there for about three months, before the need to  save myself financially and psychologically had me swallowing my pride, and going back to Happy’s. 

Those miserable three months could have easily been avoided if I had remembered something my mother always said…

When something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

What is one thing that happened to you that was too good to be true?




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I’m always up for a challenge!

January 17, 2011 at 9:13 am (Uncategorized) ()

It’s been a ridiculously long time since I’ve even thought about this blog! I couldn’t sleep, but was feeling too lazy to post anything when I noticed the Post a Week Challenge and decided to accept!  So much has happened since the last time I posted that I feel like once a week should not be a problem.

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