Looong weekend with Boyfriend (Jimi) was great… we did a lot and had a lot of fun and even had a mini-meltdown where we were both annoyed with each other about where we’d eat out our last night together. I cried. I really didn’t want to do anything at all with him for a while, but he didn’t let me run away. He picked a place and it was good and we talked it through and all was good and we are the better for it.
Living with S & K has been great… they are way too good to me and I’m totally spoiled. The only kind of annoying part but also kind of a life-saver this summer is that I’ve given up my wireless internet for dial-up. Annoying because I’m a bit of an addict, but life-saving because I won’t have time for it this summer anyway.
I finally started training for my second job last night. Looks like I’m the oldest server they’ll have on this, their first summer in business. I’m stoked about this place, an English pub called The Brew’n Arms which will be serving traditional English food, including curry, steak and kidney pie, fish n’ chips, Baps (sandwiches on crusty rolls), mushy peas, and much more. I’m going to learn how to make a proper “cuppa” (that’s tea), and yes, the water has to be boiled every time and the kettle warmed and the tea is loose, not bagged. Of course, we have lots of beer and definitely Guiness! Me being a bit of a techie geek, I’m very excited about the touch-screen POS (Point of Sale) system we have for ordering the food, organizing our tables, and cashing out our customers… yeah. I’m a dork.
I’m now 26 years old and have officially bid “adieu” to 25. For my birthday, I had people over for a campfire complete with hot dogs and marshmallows and drinks, etc. Nothing too dramatic, too complicated, or too self-centered. Simple and fun… a great way to celebrate another year of life!
I’m listening to MIKA (Life in Cartoon Motion), Myriad (You Can’t Trust a Ladder), India.Arie(Acoustic Soul), Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, and Frank Sinatra’s “The Coffee Song (They’ve Got a Lot of Coffee in Brazil)”. I’m reading Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, and I’m puzzling over Luke 17:7-10.