Wednesday, October 29, 2008

People you work with

Wow. I almost told one of my fellow employees to screw himself tonight. I don't get too mad when you are to busy to help with something. I understand that we are all busy but watch your freaking tone. GRRR. Waiting tables sucks. Anyone hiring for a bartender out here. I like it much better when one of your patrons walks up, says hey can I get a (insert drink here) and you hand it to them. Low and behold you get a tip for it. I want to make money. Not depend on someone else to make it for me. Give me a section and let me talk to tables. Shit I will do your work for you just dont f with my money.

Dumb servers suck!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trivia with the young'ens

So I was invited out to Trivia night by some girls that I work with. They had told me that we would all be the youngest people in there by about 20 years. Well sitting there waiting one of the girls in the group celebrate their 25th birthday, it hit me. Wow almost 27 and these people have graduated college. They are on the road to their dreams. I am lucky I am doing it now but if I knew then what I know now, I would not take those moments for granted. I know I am only two years older but two years is a big difference in your 20's. You see things that you didn't then. Your eyes are more open and so is your mind. You appreciate things differently. Its just weird. While some at the table graduated in history and foreign politics others at the table are graphic designers and webmasters. Such a diverse crowd and so open to what you say. Its different but I was able to sit back and take it all in. Listen to each conversation and think wow these people are really our future. Now living up here I feel better knowing that at least some of our age group is educated. Some of our age group cares about the world and what is going on. (not saying that Texas doesn't, they just don't talk openly about it) I really can't wait to get into the college scene and start listening more.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dave Matthews

ok so here I sit, we got here a bit till 7 and I have to be at work at 11. Do I risk it and just be late or do I leave a place that has free tickets for Dave Matthews? Ummm I am risking being late. It sucks but what can you do. Its a one in a life time thing right. There are lots of characters here. One guy has already started drinking. I mean really! Who wants a yengleing at 7 am? Umm I think I am just getting over the bottle of wine I drank last night but still. I guess I am just that out of touch. Wait didn't I used to start drinking a 3 am the night before? lol

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Life in Richmond

Ok I must confess, although I love it here, I am a little homesick. Don't get me wrong. This does not mean I want to go back home. I jus miss being able to go get hole in the wall real Mexican food. I want to go to a bar. Not just a place that sells food that has a good bar. I want some more friends. (I know I will keep meeting people). In a lot of ways this move was for me to get out of my Dallas bubble. Well this has deffinatly hppened and I could not be more happy about it. As all of you know I am just extremely impatient :)
Ohhhhh..... I did find a red hot and blue today! I will drive 50 miles for that freaking potato salad :)
,ost importantly I am ready for school. I want to learn. Hell I need to learn.
All in all Richmond is great. I just kind of miss home

Monday, September 22, 2008

New job and already stuck my foot in my mouth.

Damit I really need to learn how to watch what I say. I need to have that filter. uggh. Maybe tomrrow will be better. Work was good tho. I was a little bored but its just because I have to follow someone else. It will get better.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another day....Wait I got a job!

So this morning found me a little hunover since we wnt to shushi o last night. Thanks Jason.... Mother of Pearl Martinis rock tho.
I had my third interview today and got the job. I will be working at the cooper grill. I am so thrilled about it. I will be a back waiter in team service. Tomorrow is yet another trip to the restaruant to sign paperwork. :) yippie for me

Thursday, September 18, 2008

First trip to the James River alone

Well today was my first trip to the James alone. Wow the sound of the river, nothing is more peaceful. Hear the geese fighting? Look at the tall, full, beautiful trees. Some are already starting to turn colors as the next season is almost upon us. Light green and a slight purple are scattered amongst the tips of the trees. I will finally get to see a season and enjoy it. Not like Texas where its one season for two days and another for 4-5 months. Birds are chirping, critters are crackling the brush and leaves that have fallen to the ground.

Turn on the Ipod and be inspired. Wait.. better yet just listen to yourself. Relish in the moment. Your first trip to the river on your own. Take it all in. Stop floundering. This is your calm. No one can take this peace away from you.

The breeze is cold enough for a sweat shirt but still you can wear shorts. When the breeze hits you it sends chills. It will pick up for a moment and slow down again almost as if the earth was breathing. The huge rocks formed by the river are inviting to lay on. They are flat and call your you to enjoy the sun on them.

This is solitude.... This is peace

Two more people have joined me. Looks to be an older man and his daughter. Ahhh... Breakfast at the James. Quiet conversation between the two of them. Very hushed and murmured. They both look at something very intently in between them. I can not make out what it is. He then lights a cigarette. For someone who has smoked for as long as I have you would be surprised that I really didn't want one. I am really surprised that I didn't go over there to get one from him.

The geese are still bating in the water. Dunking their heads and shaking them off. You can see the water that has shaken off them in the sunlight. Every once in a while you will hear one of the "honks" that sounds almost like a party horn. All of the sudden I hear a plane and the geese start to signal that something is going on. It's not a plane at all but a train on the other side of the river. The wheels screeching on the tracks. No whistle warning. Just the sound of train rushing towards the city. Birds have now emerged from the trees on the other side of the rive because of all of the commotion. They are soaring high and gliding with the wind. The train has now passed and all you hear is nature and the river again.

Good bye my first day at the river. I will be back to you to keep me calm and keep me energised for the day. Now its off to the world I have up here. Finding things to do and trying not to feel alone. Setting off on another day of making this big, huge, world feel like mine.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wow I really live here.

Ok so I think I am getting over the initial shock of moving somewhere new. I am ready for a job. Not doing anything sucks. I guess I could go get my DL today. We will see. I am ready to be settled. I am sick of the whole limbo stuff. I want to feel like home already. I know you can't rush these types of things or go too fast but it sucks.

For those of you that chose not to work, you are nuts. I sit at home like a lost puppy waiting for my owners to come home from work just so I can talk to someone. Still you try not to bombard them and we are still getting used to a living situation but damn you want some form of human interaction. And remember I have only been doing this for two days.... well three if you include today because it will be the same until I get a Job. Just sucks for someone who is always on the go with either work or social stuff to just sit here. I have a new found respect for people that go thru this and don't chose to.

Living here is good though. I have found some places on my own and beginning to get to know my way around the neighborhood stores. I will probably venture out a little further today and take a highway. Once I learn my N-E-W-S I will be in good shape.

Email me some funny stuff, I need a laugh.

PS: everyone that reads this please pay attention to the Presidential stuff. Don't just look at the candidates "Values". Actually sit down and listen to what they have to say. I don't want to be called a dumb American again from some lady on tv that actually knows what she is talking about.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Travel day

Its freakin 830 already and we have been on the road for almost three hours..... Are we there yet

Monday, September 8, 2008

5 Days and counting.

So I have five more days in the beautiful state of Texas. Did I mention that I cant wait. Getting out of the Drama is so worth it. I will be able to breathe on my own. No suffocation. That's really all I wanted to say right now. I'm just ready. Going on a little vacation tonight. Wake boarding for my last time before I leave. Too bad I don't have the room to take it with me. But I wont need it until next year anyway!

Monday, August 18, 2008


So I just finished reading a blog from a Richmond bartender. HUUUMMM very interesting. Looks like the guys is a sibling of Tucker Max. I really wish that not all Bartenders in that area are douchebags like this guy. Kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth about moving.

Well I am 26 days away from my move date and I could not be happier. I have told everyone in the family and while they have not always been the best talks at least I can say that I am doing what I want to do.

I am meeting an old friend for lunch on the 30 and I could not be more excited about it.

I know I say this but I will try to start blogging more. Talk to everyone soon.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


When do people not know that you mean business? You tell them one thing and they think that you are saying something completely different. I don't understand. What makes me happy is knowing that on September 13 I will be in my car on a 22 hour journey to my new life. A new place where I can be me and find out who me is. I have so much potential but I am being grounded here. I know that some things in my life have forced this change. But I embrace it. I cant wait to be there and just be me. I am going to be expected to do things but it will be different. Every day that ticks by is a step closer to where i want to be.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Why am I too scared to put out there what i mean and what i think? Cant i just write it? Is it so hard to open up? What am i supposed to be or do? Why at 27 am I having such a hard time finding that out? Can I let go of every thing that i think and feel and be happy with me? Just some random thoughts.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Where has the time gone??

Shit tons has happened. Just got the new Weezer cd and let me say ITUNES SUCKS. I will never order another song from them. On a different Note I have found flight of the chonchords (cause there aint no party like my nanas tea party) and Arrestted Delevopment. Love them both. Cant wait for the AD movie that is being talked aobut. Lets see what else looking for a part time job, taking a break from the family, and just being here. I have some personal things going on but other that just staying busy. About to start another class in about a week. Whoo hoo... I smell another A!! Ill write again soon

Monday, March 31, 2008

What happens when you start to change?

So I know that I am spoiled and I have had almost evertything handed to me in life. Holy cow. It was like a light bulb that went off. I feel like such a dumb ass for not seeing it before. So now i am making changes for the better. I will keep everyone posted.

Richmond was wonderful. I cant wait to move. I wish i could have moved right then but i have some lose ends to tie up here. :(

Monday, March 3, 2008

Sorry its been so long.

Sorry its been so long. I have had so much going on. Now i am really into this stupid big brother show... i find myself on the websites everyday to figure out what is going on. I know i am lame. What are you going ot do tho.

I went to see G Love and Tristan Prettyman. She is absolutley fantastic. I loved the show.

I have to go do some house work. TTFN :)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Night???

So I am sitting here in my bed on a Friday night. Feel sorry for me? Don't!!! So much has gone on this week. I got my first test back and I made a 102!!!! First time that I have ever made a score of over 90 on a freaking math test. So I have decided that many things need to happen in my life. I need to make a change now. I will be starting in the gym tomorrow. I have to. I need to make sure that I am in shape to bartend again. You want a little eye candy when you go out to drink. That way I can make peoploe spend more money and get my money in my pocket ;)

I am so excited that the writers strike is over. All of our shows come back but most importantaly corprate asses get what is coming to them. You have to spend money to make your employees happy and they make you money.

I really need to read up on the canidates for the election. Damitt..... I am stupid when it comes to this stuff. Maybe I should come up with a study guide like picking a prestident for dummies. (thats in the process of being copyrighted so dont steal it):)

Next week has a lot going on. I will be doing happy hour monday and tuesday. Monday is also going to be the Foo on Fuse!! Dont forget to record it 10 Pm!! Then Friday is G-Love and Special Sauce with Tristan Prettyman!!!! So excited about this one. Thanks Heather for going to check out a band that you dont know. I know you will enjoy it!

I am out for the night.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Twas the Night Before Superbowl....

Taws’ the night before super bowl and all thru the house...
I was trying to make wings but forgot how to make the sauce.
The wingies and drummies are all soaked in brine..
In hopes that they will be tender enough but don’t eat them with wine.
Its the giants and patriots that are playing the game
I really hope that all of the commercials aren’t so lame.
So lets go Giants and kick the Patriots asses
So all of the Giants fans can scream to the masses
F U Shady Brady and Bill Belacheat!

Ha ha.

So making your friends famous wings is hard when you forget the recipe. I tried to recreate the sauce but I either added too much salted butter or something. Maybe it just didn’t have the special pendrys seasoning :/ Damit I really need to get that stuff. I also realize the importance of a good kitchen knife. It sucks trying to cut the tips off those boogers and you don’t have a nice sharp knife.

So I have had an adventure today. Home depot (which never go there without taking measurements of something that you need, cause now i have to make another trip), blockbuster, parents, grocery store, brother and sister in laws, and misc stores. I was worn out by the time i got home at 9 pm. I was supposed to go to the Rodeo tonight but was really not feeling well. Plus i had so much shit to do today. I still need to go and get some propane tomorrow.

Update about my quiz, i got a 102!!! i only missed one question. I am super excited about it.

Tell me what’s up in your life
I’m out to bed

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sitting here just thinking...

So I am already for this week to be over. Maybe its because I am broke. Maybe because I will be one week closer to visiting my friends. Maybe because I just am! This is the long lull before spring and summer (wait Dallas just has a HOT summer). I am ready for the hot weather. I am ready to hang out by the pool. I will be just doing it two people short for this season. :(

Back on a happier note, I have my class tomorrow and I find out how I did on my first quiz. I know I missed two questions but now I will know how to fix it. I am really excited about school and trying to get into a college in another state. I know I am almost 27 and just starting college sucks but I have to do what I have to do.

One thing that I wanted to do was to start writing. I want to start with poems or just writing what I feel. Well this is one step right? I need to learn to organize my thoughts and start writing!

So what really sucks is that I think that I will be going to a concert alone. My friends are not into the same kind of music but who cares. I have been to one before. It will probbaly not be the last. I have just gotten into Tristan Prettyman. I think some of her lyrics are wonderfull. She has the surfer low key attitude.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Foo Fighters Concert 01/23/08

From the Dallas Observer. (my review is below)

Here is a link to some of the photos from the Foo Fighters

Last Night: Foo Fighters at American Airlines CenterThu Jan 24, 2008 at 02:12:50 AM
Foo Fighters January 23, 2008 American Airlines Center Better Than: According to Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl, it was better than their last Dallas gig. “I think this may be the biggest show we've had here,” he said. “I think the last one was with the Weezer band. This one is better.”Download: Photos and videos ("Stacked Actors" and guitar battle and Grohl's guitar solo)If the crowd at Wednesday's Foo Fighters show was any indication, the band is far past being a household name. The mom and dad who tell their friends they're cool were there – with children in tow, of course – their actually cool counterpart, droves of college kids and one dude sporting a seriously creative black and red fashion mohawk filled the arena. (Admittedly, the floor was probably only half full, but the seats were packed.)And it's easy to see why everyone has fallen in love with the band: Dave Grohl is enigmatic. In under a minute on stage he had the audience clapping in unison. He fluttered about the stage, running from the west to the east throwing down the moves everyone attempts in Guitar Hero while dishing out power chords. Oh, but the massive American Airlines Center stage just isn't enough for Grohl. He made use of an aisle extending ¾ of the length of the floor throughout the set, particularly on shred-heavy songs like “Stacked Actors,” “Breakout” and “The Pretender.”The first time, he charged down the catwalk encouraging arena sections to applaud. The second ignited a solo binge by the band members –- the first few minutes were fun and impressive, the next few were a bit self-indulgent. It was the third walk down the center that resulted in mouths agape. Grohl sauntered down the aisle while playing “Skin and Bones” on an acoustic guitar. When he reached the end, another stage already set with drum kit and microphones descended from the roof. The rest of the band (and the auxiliary musicians including former Foo Pat Smear) paraded down the aisle and took their places on the second stage. The idea was great. The execution wasn't. The band performed an acoustic set (their whole performance was a glorious two and a half hours) on the other stage. It sounded great. The lighting was intriguing. So, what's my beef? Eighty percent of the audience was stuck staring at all the musician’s backs for the whole thing. The Foo Fighters did place microphones on the east and west sides of the stage, too, and rotated among them, but it still left the band performing almost entirely for the fans in the back curve. That said, the acoustic songs were, overall, stunning. The crowd's voice nearly overpowered Grohl's during “My Hero.” It was beautiful, and hearing thousands sing along brought heightened warmth to the song. Despite watching the band members' backs for the middle of the show, I'm still confident this one will go onto my list of best shows of 2008. The band's live energy is intoxicating. This heightened performance caliber leaves people feeling as though they were just a part of something meaningful... even though it was just a rock show. -- Chelsea IdeCritic's NotebookPersonal Bias: Back when the Foo Fighters were a baby band, my mom introduced me to their tunes. She also tipped me off to Green Day. My mom rules. By The Way: The Dallas show was the first of the band's tour with Jimmy Eat World. The next date is Friday in Memphis. Check here for a full schedule.Random Detail: Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins is a local. As Grohl put it during the show: “If it weren't for Dallas, Texas, we wouldn't have your native son, the greatest drummer in rock and roll, Taylor Hawkins.” He also name-checked Denton. Maybe little d is growing up?

This one from Lea Anne 

I personally thought the show was fantastic. I took my kid brother to his first concert. His exact quote was “this was the best Christmas present ever”. Mixed among us were tons of people from as young as him to people that are way older than my parents. The couple in front of us with their friend were completely wasted were pretty entertaining themselves. He is apparently a professional drummer. Nice people!

I saw the Foo Fighters two and a half years ago when they came to town with Weezer (or at least Weezer is why I went to the show). I had been a fan of Dave Grohl since the beginning of the Nirvana days but I just really had not gotten into the Foo Fighters. Don’t get me wrong I knew most of their songs but I went to the show strictly to see Weezer. Well that all changed when my ex and I decided to stay and hear a couple of songs from the Foo. We ended up staying until the last song! Not only have they become one of my favorite bands but I can easily say that 2005, before last night, was the best concert to date that I had seen. And I even saw Depeche Mode two months after that.

When they started with “Let it Die” all you could hear were cheers and claps for the band. I love the old shit that they play. When “Times like these” started I was full on jumping and thrashing my arm into the air. There is just such a great feeling to hear the songs from your younger past preformed live. To see my younger brothers face when all of the songs he knew were played. Its priceless.

During the acoustic set he said that he was about ready to go. Being 12 and out till 11:30 must be hard on a kid. I made him sit thru it and we got to hear big me as one of the encores. Not only was he happy that we stayed but he also got to see what an encore was like for a band that appreciates the fans.

All in all it was a fantastic show. I can’t wait until they come back. Now I have promised him that we will be attending Weezer and Rage when or if they come to town.

Holler Everyone
Lea Anne

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wed, Jan 9 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ok so you are moving to a new residence. Are you excited? Umm by looking at my boxes no!!!!! I have so much crap that I have to move, so little time to do it. I am too busy worrying about the future that I am not worried about right now. I have decided to purge every thing that I have now so that making the move in 11 months will be easier. I wish I could have packed up and left when my friends did. All I can think about is moving to Richmond. I wish I had the money saved and I wish that I could leave right now. But, I know all good things will come with time. I am not talking my self out of this move this time. My friends have just told me that there will be no problem with me living with them. I am so looking forward to being somewhere that I have never lived or that I don’t have family ties to. I want to experience something that is different from what I have always lived.

Back to my packing , I have a 500 square foot apt. I am getting rid of most of every thing that I will not need within the next year. I am moving into a house which has all of the elements that I have now. Dishes (gone), major appliances (gone), bed (gone), everything that I have held near and dear to me from my own apartment is gone!!!! I am sad because I have lived here for almost three years. My apartment has been my most permanent fixture that I have had in my adult life. I am so scared to live out of my zip code. That’s why my move to Plano will be a good step for me. I can’t wait!!!! After my step to north Plano, I know out of state wont be a piece of cake but lord almighty its going to happen! I have to do what I have said and follow through! All I can do is tell myself that this is really going to happen. I will be 27 years old, going to school full time and doing what I want!!! I have set a date that I will be moving Dec 26 or 27.

Regarding my family, gosh where do I start? I will miss all of them. But I have to keep in mind that there are millions of people that live 15,000 miles away from each other. I am very very close with my family members but they have to understand that what I do has nothing to do with them but everything to do with me. I will miss getting to know my niece and nephews but there are so many people that live far away from each other that I know that I can do it. I will have a great support system. I will also make full use of the internet.

All I have to wish for is that I will be able to make a smaller move now to make the bigger move in the future.

Keep thinking and dreamin!!!
Lea Anne

Sunday, January 6, 2008
So today is the Giants and Tampa Bay game. Who ever wins this game plays the cowboys the next round for the Playoffs. Mathew and Lea called me this morning about a plane ticket to Richmond. I have to ask my boss tomorrow but hopefully we will be able to work it out. Keep your fingers crossed. My neighbors went at it again this morning. Kicking and screaming and throwing each other against the doors and walls. Stupid gay men. I will be so happy to get out of here. I just thought about how I was going to miss a day of class for school. Shit hopefully I will be able to make it up. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my mom then went to Paul and Jennifer’s to spend time with them. I got a phone call from misty about Robert screaming and yelling at Jenna. I will feel so much better with out him around. This weekend I need to look at scholarship funds and call RCC to find out what needs to be done in order to apply for out of state scholarships. Tampa Bay just scored 2 mins left in the 1st quarter. I would really like for the Giants to win…… More bragging rights. Ok I am going to finish watching the game

So an update Midgets and the Sissy boys will be playing next week!!!!!! Game on Sissy boys!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year, New Plans

So go into the new year with new things that you want to accomplish on your mind. Pay your car off, start school, move into a house with roomates, move halfway across the country away from your family-wait that one is for next year. How do you make yourself accountable for everything that you decide? How do you get ready for that move that you have decided to make? How do you tell the rest of your family that you are actually moving and not just saying that you are? This is what i am going to try to accomplish this year. School is just a stepping stone to get what I want. Here I am 26 (almost 27). I have never lived outside of Texas. I want to. I want to expore things. I need to get a move on huh? I will do my best to keep up to date.

See ya soon