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.

(Source: forassgard, via elegantfeatherduster)

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!

Okay, so this weekend I am going to hopefully finish unpacking the last of the stuff I have in boxes (mostly books, my video game/electronic stuff, and some misc others) and if I’m super duper lucky, I’ll get a call back from the gym I interviewed at yesterday with good news. I’m fully prepared (mentally) for disappointment, but it’d be awesome to actually get the job, not least because it will give me a set schedule for the time when I’m not playing nanny. 

As it is, I have about 6 free hours in the morning and then my afternoon is taken up until about 9-ish, leaving me with a handful of hours to do stuff before going to sleep so I can be up super early. If I get the job, I’ll be working overnight from 10 - 6, which means I get back at the perfect time to shower if I want, wake the munchkin, make breakfast, and get him ready for school. Once he’s out the door, I can sleep until it’s time to eat (or pick him up, and eat after), play nanny, then get him to bed with enough time left to head out the door for work. 

I’d probably never be online (ha, not like I’m on much now as it is) except for the weekends, but I’d be able to save money which is the goal, ‘cause I think by the end of next summer or in the autumn, I want to leave. Maybe. Idk, it’ll probably depend on what’s going on, how much money I’ve saved, and if I’ve decided where I want to go to next. All I know for sure is that I definitely have to have 2 - 3 grand in the bank because I absolutely have to rent a U-Haul trailer at the very least, because there’s no way I’ll be able to manage to stuff my car like I did coming up here, especially if I have a passenger (which I’ll have to have, unless I’m driving back to Florida or somewhere else along/near the east coast, because everywhere else will be too far for me to want to chance driving non-stop).

But this is all speculation for now. I’m visiting a friend of mine in Pittsburgh for a weekend in a few weeks. Sometime next year, I want to try and visit my friend in L.A. and maybe actually go to Portland for more than a day, so I can really get a feel for whether I can see myself living there. Once I’ve an idea of a place or two I want to live, I can look into how much it’ll cost to move and live there, and get a better idea of how much I need to save.

Unless I manage to somehow become rich and famous over the course of the next year, in which case, the world will be my oyster!

Alternately, I can become besties with someone both rich and generous (so if you know of anyone who fits that qualification and is looking for friends…)

I should probably go to bed now. 

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Never forget: Afro-Latinas are amazing, smart, and beautiful. 

(via lati-negros)

girlplaysgame:

Um, so are we going to talk about my modding problem?  Because seriously for real WHAT HAVE I FUCKING DONE.

Download the THIS IS SPARTAAAAA mod at girlplaysgame.com

Ahahahahaha! Sal, Sal, Sal! ohgodsalazarwhy!

(via elegantfeatherduster)

indikos:

burned my hand curling my hair today

worth it

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor, ‘cause holy shit, this is beautiful and magical and I now want to turn my blue into purple (maybe when it’s longer).

(via agentsoftherealm)

storiesbycandlelight:

justanovercastkid:

ierocookie:

machokeonmydick:

simplybluecandle:

hurtkid:

thisrisingtide:

Okay so I sped up The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy and help it’s really good

thIS IS GONNA GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK

holy shit

IM SO PUMPED UP RIGHT NOW IM GONNA KILL A GUY

I JUST RIPPED MY SHIRT OFF

holy fucking shit 

(via ohgodsalazarwhy)