I work with a girl at the hotel with whom I’ve actually only shared maybe 3 shifts with, and I must say…

I might punch her.

No, seriously, if I get fired from Marriott, it will be for inflicting violence on another employee, namely her.

Why?

This little white girl is so damn racist, and I’m so damn baffled as to why she thinks it’s okay to say what she has (so far) in front of me.

Example: Older BM comes in for a high school reunion; a FORTY year reunion. He wants to pay for his room up front, in cash, and becomes annoyed about having to give an additional deposit with no physical receipt. Understandably so, although he could’ve been less rude. She rants about it after he leaves and says, almost verbatim, “…and who carries that much money in cash anyway? Drug dealers, that’s who.”

I was so shocked, not that she’d jumped to that conclusion but that she’d VOICE it, and to ME, that I literally stared at her for a few baffled, silent seconds, and then shook my head and walked away.

Last night, she called two BB there with their baseball coaches “thugs” after we got noise complaints about their music. This, on top of talking about how she doesn’t like Asians because of some convoluted story I ignored because I don’t give two shits about how she excuses her racism on Saturday night.

I’m not sure how much longer I can hold my tongue, tbh. I might have to ask to not be put to work with her, which would be hard since we have barely 3 dozen employees. Total.

Just under two hours left and then this long weekend is over. I’d be fine if my feet didn’t hurt so goddamn much.

Some of this weekend’s tips? Going to better shoes to stand all day in.

This week I start pulling double duty. My schedule for this coming weekend is as follows:

Friday:
7a - 3p hotel
4p - 10p restaurant

Saturday:
6a - 2p restaurant
3p - 11p hotel

Sunday:
6a - 2p restaurant
3p - 11p hotel

Then of course, Monday I’m back to waking my nephew for school like I do Monday through Thursday, although I usually take advantage that I am free and go back to sleep ‘til my brother-in-law goes to work before doing what I need to prior to babysitting duty starting up again and I have to pick the kid up from school.

This week, though, no time to go back to sleep Monday like I usually do; gotta watch my second cousin whose school, inexplicably, seems to be one of the few (read: only as far as I know) in the area closed for Columbus Day. Her mother is as baffled as I am as to why this is still a thing anywhere at all. At least I’ve Sleepy Hollow live-tweeting and my 11o’clock, over the phone date to look forward to that night (if I don’t keel over), in which my longtime Cali-friend and I watch Gotham together.

Tuesday is laundry day simply because I’ve decided Thursday is too last minute (I’ve no idea if I’ll have the time to do it all tomorrow :/), and guitar lessons that night (which I’m doing okay in, but would probably do better if I could spend more time practicing). I’ll come home to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and maybe another show or two before bed. Wednesday I clean some, during the day, ditto Thursday, although I’ll use some time in the morning when I don’t go back to sleep catching up on recorded shows I don’t manage to watch at night before bed.

Then Friday, it starts all over again, all month until Halloween when my schedule may change (we’ll see).

With all that, and a dead laptop, you’ll see why my online time has drastically declined. And to add up the craziness, I may try to get a retail job for 4 hours in the morning Monday through Thursday, depending on how much I average a week between pay and tips the next two weeks.

I owe people money and I’m planning on saving up as if I’m for sure going to move to Cali next September (although I’ve not really decided yet, except that I WOULD like to get the hell out of Connecticut by then) simply because going out that way would cost me the most, within the continental U.S., so whether I stick with that plan or decide on anywhere else, I’ll still be set. But that means trying to save an average of just over $200 a week. Thus why 3 jobs may be necessary. :s

Good thing I have no friends here; I wouldn’t have time for them if I did!

(P.S. Please overlook any typos I may have missed. I’m on my phone, it’s nearly 2:30 a.m., and I’m so tired I’m having trouble getting to sleep. I can’t possibly have found them all like this).

I just realized something: where did the line break go on the mobile app? Wtf, tumblr?

It’s been a long ass weekend.

Orientation for the restaurant was yesterday, and the hotel’s was today. Enjoyed both a lot, although I can expect to work with quite a cast of characters at the restaurant. Funnily enough, one of the other servers had a sister I’ll be working with at the hotel. What’re the odds?

The restaurant fed us lunch so we could see and try some stuff. I tried eggs Benedict for the first time and they were a lot better than I expected considering the hollandaise sauce is creamy. Also tried some scrambled eggs, homefries, bacon, and wheat toast. But the best part? Cinnabon pancakes. They. Were. To die for!

I’m gonna have to start going to the gym just so I can eat them on a weekly basis with no repercussions.

The hotel, on the flip side, is more familiar ground for me. Especially as I’ll mostly be Front Desk. But I’ll cover the bistro when needed and when they’re closed, it’s the Front Desk staff that makes the drinks for guests. Today I ended up making a chai tea latte cause a guest caught me there alone waiting for the manager, and I can only assume by the lack of complaining that I made it right. I was shown how the machine works, and got a free snickerdoodle iced coffee fit free. Plus, the manager made a cream cheese/whipped cream and sugar dip that we ate with strawberries as a snack. Totally made up for the fact that I learned on the shuttle runs there are NO food places close enough to run to on a 30 min break unless there’s no traffic and you eat in the car.

All-in-all though, both seem like good choices. They also seem to be willing to allow some flexibility so I can work both on the weekends as neither has shifts that can accommodate my weekday availability, which is cool despite how dead tired I’m going to be on and after the weekends.

Who knows? Maybe I’ll get a third job for those weekdays. (Haha, only if I’d like to DIE).

Gah, I forgot the desktop wouldn’t have xkit so I can’t reply to posts. ohgodsalazarwhy, the job I got is with Marriott. I’ve an interview today for a restaurant, too. Fun fun!

Hey, guess who’s got a job?! :D

Kinda makes up for finding out that my laptop’s hard drive is on the fritz (so expect much longer absences until further notice).

It’s really hard to be optimistic about finding work and looking forward to the guitar lessons that start next week right now.

I’m sick, starting to think this move was a big fucking mistake, and now my laptop refuses to do much more than turn on. My last paycheck has come and gone, so while I’m just about done (finally) with my room, I’m poor. So I can’t do shit (not that I have anyone to do shit with anyway), I can’t pay anyone back, I can’t even get a stupid wig that doesn’t look stupid unless I can convince my mom to buy it for me.

Ugh. UUUUUUUUUGH!

theme songs of the zodiac signs

kawories:

leo

virgo

libra

scorpio

sagittarius

capricorn

aquarius

pisces

aries

taurus

gemini

cancer

(via dion-thesocialist)

the world has changed, and none of us can go back.

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ohgodsalazarwhy:

ma-belle-michelle:

Yo! West Coast is best coast! You know you wanna join us over here! Living in the Portland suburbs is cheaper and not too bad! Also the weather is almost identical to anywhere from Bremerton down to Corvallis (you do not want to live in Corvallis)

I have never heard of Bremerton or Corvallis, so we’ll go with you’re right, I don’t want to live there. I know myself well enough to know I need to be in a city/tourist area where I have plenty of options for things to do because growing up in Central Florida has spoiled me and I’d likely die of boredom anywhere else. Like, there are supposedly things to do around here, but considering every other talk about me driving around comes with warnings to not go there or don’t drive in this area if I’m alone or sure as hell stay away from there after dark, it doesn’t really inspire me to want to see what all I can do anywhere, if only to avoid the nagging and lectures from my sister. -_-

Well, with the exception of California (which is currently turning into a full fledged desert) the West Coast doesn’t have any places with the same tourist pull like Central Florida.  Places like Portland and Seattle draw tourists, sure, but not to the same extent.  You may never find somewhere that has the same amount/type of things to do, if only because what people do in these cities has less to do with needing to keep tourists entertained 24/7.

Spoiled or no, you might have to find yourself settling for some place a little less loud than Central Florida.  Not to mention the enormous cost of living in either of these cities.  Your best bet is not to live IN,but close to.

*shrug* That’s the whole point of figuring out how much it would cost to live wherever it is I end up wanting to go before I leave. I’m not paying rent (or doing much of anything that costs money) here, so once I start getting a steady paycheck, at least half of it can go solely to savings. And if I need to extend how long I’m here for so that I can give myself a bigger cushion to move with while I look for work in the new place, I have that option.

And close to nowhere is going to have the SAME options as Florida, because I lived by a shit-ton of theme parks, Disney at that, so of course. I’m not looking for something exactly the same, otherwise I’d just move back. That’s not to say there aren’t places that have plenty to do just because it’s not the same. If that’s not Seattle or Portland, then that’s not where I’ll end up.*shrug*

Yo! West Coast is best coast! You know you wanna join us over here! Living in the Portland suburbs is cheaper and not too bad! Also the weather is almost identical to anywhere from Bremerton down to Corvallis (you do not want to live in Corvallis)

I have never heard of Bremerton or Corvallis, so we’ll go with you’re right, I don’t want to live there. I know myself well enough to know I need to be in a city/tourist area where I have plenty of options for things to do because growing up in Central Florida has spoiled me and I’d likely die of boredom anywhere else. Like, there are supposedly things to do around here, but considering every other talk about me driving around comes with warnings to not go there or don’t drive in this area if I’m alone or sure as hell stay away from there after dark, it doesn’t really inspire me to want to see what all I can do anywhere, if only to avoid the nagging and lectures from my sister. -_-

I slept most of today, to the point my brother-in-law opened the door to the basement in the afternoon to ask if I was okay because he hadn’t seen or heard from me since he took my nephew to school. No, not true, I got up briefly to ask who was picking him up. Then I read on my nook and did the laziest bit of babysitting ever, got fed Taco Bell, and made meatballs for my sister. 

Now I’m sitting here, pretending like I’m going to be productive and write when in reality, I’m going to finish typing this and then go back to reading while I finish a little more than half a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie ice cream. Which I probably shouldn’t do, because I’m going to an ice cream social and at a Jewish temple tomorrow (because free ice cream and doing something social seems like a good idea). I’m thinking of driving myself, so if I hate it, I can leave. Maybe go watch a movie or something (mainly because I’ve been really wanting some movie popcorn, not because I have any particular desire to see anything currently out).

Still no word from that gym, which is a bummer. The wig came in though. It looks hilariously terrible, and dated, and I maybe should’ve gone with a different one but ah well. Too late now!