Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Two Nights At TRH

Yes, that is a selfie. So sue me.

I am officially employed again. It's not the career job I wanted, but because SIUE is such a wonderful school (eye roll) my degree won't be complete until I finish this unpaid internship that starts next week. So in the meantime I had to find a job that would allow me to continue to live with the two crazy boys in my life. Carrie has been working at TRH since January, so that's where I ended up. I'm actually really excited about it. Mainly because you can make some killer tips, if you're friendly, which is something I might have to work pretty hard on. Joking. Kind of. 

Monday was my first night of training and it was slightly overwhelming. And by slightly I mean extremely. I guess they start training on Mondays because they're usually not that busy but it was Labor Day and everyone decided it was TRH day as well. We were swamped. So I was thrown right into everything. I mean, I was shadowing a trainer but still. I also haven't worked a job that requires me to stand on my feet for more than five minutes to walk from my desk to the fridge and back in almost five years. So there's that. After Monday night I wasn't quite sure if I was going to but cut out for it. My short hand on all the orders I took consisted of only one letter for each thing. Like if someone ordered a 6 oz sirloin, medium well, with a baked potato loaded and green beans it looked like 6oz SMWBPLGB. Like what the hell even is that? Oh, and they do line dances there. I tried learning one, which only lasts 1.5 minutes and when we were done my legs felt like jelly. I need to go to the gym. I mean it's only been about 247329 years since I've been.

But then Tuesday everything went a million times better. I practiced more on the computer which is going to take a minute to learn since there's five million buttons. I was really fast on the computers at McDonalds, a skill I'm sure everyone wishes they had, so I'm hoping that once I get the hang of these computers I'll be as fast as all of the other workers. And don't even get me started on holding a tray with all that food on it. So heavy. I'm the weakest person in the entire world so holding on of those bad boys is my worst nightmare. My trainer last night had me carry a huge, heavy box around on the tray while practicing picking up a tray stand. I looked like a huge idiot but I really think it helped. By the end of it though my forearm was throbbing. Again, I need to go to the gym. But my short hand got a lot better, I got new notepads and pens so I was able to organize the orders better, and my trainer had me greeting tables and taking their orders so I feel a lot better about this job. It's still really overwhelming but I feel like I'm going to be able to do it.

One of the cons of this job is the fact that I don't get home until almost 11 each night and we all know my bed time is strict 10 pm. I don't even have to look at the clock at work to know that it's almost 10 because I start getting super sleepy. Luke doesn't care that I work on my feet all afternoon/evening either because he doesn't want to go to sleep when I get home and then likes to get up in the middle of the night and early in the morning. So that's been super fun. I may be a little crabby right now, but I'll get use to it.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

I've Got the Baton!

Today I'm holding the Blog Baton on Instagram thanks to Mason over at Mason Like The Jar! If any of you know me you know how exciting this is because I'm slightly obsessed with Instagram. So if you have the chance today, head on over to the Blog Baton Instagram to check out what I'm posting! And while you're at it, head on over to Mason Like The Jar to check out how you can hold the baton!!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I've Become a Chef

The whole "I want to cook all the things" is starting to come out in me. It's starting small though. And by small I mean pancakes from the little shaker thing small. And then it turned into omelets with things other than just cheese in them. And salads. And pasta. Like I said, small. Nick and I have also decided we are going to start eating better since we were eating fast food or going out to eat at least once a day. I'm not joking, it was seriously all.the.time. So we went to the good ol' supermarket of Wal-Mart and bought a bunch of healthy food, along with some snacks for Nick because he went shopping hungry. Men, I tell ya. 

Anyway, continuing on with the "small" pattern of cooking, tonight I made grilled cheese. I don't think I've ever actually made grilled cheese on my own. For the longest time I didn't even like grilled cheese. But I wanted to do something with my avocado other than eat it with a fork, which is what I did with one half anyways. So I decided to put it in my grilled cheese. And this is what I got.

*I would like to note that I am obviously a professional food photographer. You'll be able to tell by looking at the pictures I took.

All I did (and I'm posting this incase there is anyone else out there like me who had to google how to make grilled cheese) was this:

-Got two pieces of whole wheat bread, a half of an avocado, two slices of cheese (I like cheese, okay?), and some slices of turkey
-Butter one side of each piece of bread
-Heat the skillet to medium heat
-Put one piece of bread butter side down
-Put on your turkey, cheese, avocado slices, cheese, and the other slice of bread butter side up. You obviously don't have to put it all in that order but I would for best flavor because I'm the chef in this post
-The sandwich was ready to be flipped after about fish minutes to the other side, or right after I had layered everything on top of it
-I cooked the other side for another 2ish minutes and BAM

Baby steps but I like to think I'm on my way to becoming the best chef around. Or at least in this house. And since the only other people in this house are Nick and Luke (yes, I consider him a people) it isn't really that hard. But I'm giving myself the benefit of the doubt, okay?
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