Sunday, May 30, 2010
DH and I went out to dinner last night with DS. We were seated and ordered our drinks and dinners. The waitress tried to tell us that we couldn't order a certain gluten-free item (from the gluten-free menu!!) and we had to set her straight...nicely. Then we waited for the drinks and bread to be served. And waited. And waited. And waited. Our drinks finally came and about a minute later so did our food. No one stopped at our table at all between the order and the drink delivery. The waitress stopped by our table three times. Once to get our order. Once because I flagged her down for a refill. And once to drop off the check. Poor service.
DH and I went out to dinner again tonight (I know, tough life, huh?). We were seated and ordered our drinks and dinners and an appetizer. It took almost 10 minutes for the appetizer to arrive. Food again served fairly quickly after the appetizer was served. I don't know about you, but I tend to judge (yes, I said judge!) how good the service is based on how quickly my drink is refilled...assuming it's not alcoholic. Tonight, DH's drink was refilled twice, by someone other than our waitress. In fact, when we were towards the end of the meal, the waitress dropped off the check and walked off. Didn't even offer a refill! And both my water and DH's soda were empty! Ugh!! Again, poor service!
So what's the secret? Order your drink. Then, AFTER they bring the drinks back, THEN you can order your dinner. Even if you know what you want before you ever drive into the parking lot, do not order dinner until after the drinks are on the table. If you order early, you will mess up the rhythm and your food and/or drinks will arrive late. Just a few words of wisdom from someone who's been there. You're welcome.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I got to "play" my Biggest Loser game for the Wii. I started with the workout. It was a good workout with warm-up and cool-down. I'll go up a level the next time I do it, tho. After I was done, DS decided he wanted to play. He did some of the challenges. Those look like fun and I will probably try those next.
Tomorrow is library day. At work, I am leading a team to "Walk to Wellness." The team has 141 minutes to walk to complete their goal by May 31st. I personally have 108 minutes to go! Oops! So...if the weather cooperates, I think I will walk to the library and back tomorrow. It's a little over a mile away, so about a 20 minute walk if I'm by myself. Longer if I'm with the kids. And, I only have DVD's and one book due tomorrow, so not too much to carry.
Speaking of DVD's, I still need to try the third one I checked out. Really liked the other one by the same guy, so high hopes for this one.
I went to my hair appointment today at 5:00, just like it said on my calendar. Unfortunately, my appointment was at 3:00. I was a little late. No hair cut/color for me today. The good news is that she is going to squeeze me in next Saturday. And, I got her thinking about different shades for my hair color. Maybe a little more brown in the red...maybe. We'll see what we come up with in a week!
Time to get something else done...like some sleep. Later y'all!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Big, big, big plans for tomorrow! First, get up at 4:00 (yes, that's AM) to work out before coming home to shower and dress for work. Go to work and kick butt until 10:30. Fly back home/DS's school to watch his choir performance. (Side note: I would like to have magical powers JUST for the teleportation. Do you know how much time I could save every day if I could just pop in and out of the places I needed to go?)
After the choir performance, hoof it back to work to continue the a$$ kicking job that I do. No time to take names! LOL! Leave at 4:30 to get to my hair appointment. Leave there more beautiful than ever (yes, I AM humble. Thank you for noticing!) and head home. Very likely will need to make dinner cos DH won't. He might get DD to do it. Tacos, not too hard! LOL!
Oh, and I'm getting some lunch during the flying and hoofing to and from DS's concert. He told me tonight that he has to dance and sing to "old person" music. Yes, I recognized the song! LOL!
On that note, I need some sleep. Nite y'all!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Okay, not really one place, but one company. I started at "my" company seventeen years ago today. I worked nights (7pm to 7am) and weekends and I was pretty happy to do it! I had more regular hours, having just come from fast food, better pay (again, fast food!) and less responsibility. Win, win, win!
I stayed on nights for two years. One of those years, I was a trainer. Let me tell you, I have a great respect for trainers/teachers. I did the job for a year and hated it! I do not have the patience to teach the same thing over and over and over again. Different people, but the subject matter didn't change. After two years, I went to days and have worked days ever since.
Lots of jobs, bosses and areas but all still ini the same department. I really like my job and my company. Except for DH (we've been married almost 20 years), my company has been in my life longer than most everything else. Kids came after. My house came after. Even my dogs came after! LOL!
Here's to 17 more years...and then 20 more after that. Then I'll be ready to retire! LOL!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Here is an example of a stem and leaf plot.
1| 2, 3, 3, 4
2| 0, 4
3| 1, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
4| 9, 9, 9
The numbers are 12, 13, 13, 14, 20, 24...anyway, you get the idea. I'm not completely sure why anyone would want to want to ever use one of these, but apparently you have to know what they are if you want to pass 5th grade math. Ooops...it's 6th grade math. DS was placed into the more advanced math for his class. Of course, you have to hand in your homework to pass.
Aren't you glad you asked?
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