Ahaha, this is so exciting.

Saw it on my mom's blog, had to take it. Knew it was coming.

You Are Candy Corn

Your Halloween personality is whimsical, colorful, and creative.

You see Halloween as a time to get your creative juices flowing.

Each year, Halloween can't start soon enough for you.

You tend to go all out for Halloween. You decorate like crazy and always dress up.

I had an Eh day at work today, but it was offset by a stream of pleasant customers. My schedule is all kinds of out of whack because we've effectively lost three servers due to a variety of problems. One of them quit because of drama and she "just can't stand" one of our other workers. One is finishing training before she gets shipped into active service in Afghanistan. One is covering for our cook, who has two compacted vertebrae in her back. And when you only have five to seven servers to start with (some of them aren't full time and only work a day or two a week) it's hard to work a schedule. So I got planted with a 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. shift on Thursday, which I am not at all looking forward to. For any reason. At all.
Well, because of the shortage of staff, I was unable to take of tomorrow, which marks a year I've been dating Patrick. It's unfortunate, but he's understanding about it and I've only got a four-hour shift. So we went out to dinner tonight at a local place called Umi. It's Japanese food at some of its finest. We've eaten there once before on Caryn and Bob's recommendation, and it was excellent. We were not let down tonight. Patrick got chicken katsu, which is breaded in panko and lightly fried. I had shrimp yakisoba, which is stir-fried shrimp with cabbage, mushrooms (I picked those out), and yakisoba noodles. The yakisoba noodles are like spaghetti, only they're buckwheat. It was very tasty. Patrick was freaked out because the woman who served us came around before she took our order and offered us hot towels. I took mine and said thank you, and he did the same because he was really confused.
"What am I--?"
"It's to clean your hands with."
They smelled like lavender and jasmine.
The people who run Umi are so friendly and nice. I got up at one point to watch one of the chefs preparing sushi, and he was kind enough to explain what he was doing and why. It was pretty cool.
I left a $12 tip for a $36 bill.

I've been knitting myself a pair of hand warmers in addition to Kelly's scarf, since I've put the blanket aside for right this moment. My dad is making me a lazy--sorry, a bobbin holder, and once that's done I'm going to ply my romney and my llamney and see what comes of it. After that, I have some beautiful dark purple merino top and some absolutely lovely dark gray merino/silk to spin up for my sweater. It's going to be entirely hand made, this sweater. Handspun, handknit, and even the buttons will be handcrafted. My dad really wants to make the buttons for my sweater, and so I won't complain. He's got plenty of time yet to make them, though. I haven't started spinning my fiber yet.

Hope your week is going well, everyone. I'll be back tomorrow with a post.

And I am offended you didn't ask me to guest-blog for you, Emily. Very hurt.

"It's a dangerous thing, Frodo, going out your door. You step on to the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you'll be swept off to."
~Bilbo Baggins, "The Lord of the Rings"


Donna Lee said...

I'm sorry we didn't go to Umi but we didn't want to intrude on your anniversary. Another time.....

And you can guest post on my blog anytime. You candy corn, you.

Em said...

I didn't want to impose. I know how crazy busy you are, and it can be hard enough to get one decent entry done a day. Besides, the guidelines I offered my other guest bloggers included 'write about how awesome I am', which is considerably harder if you're my sister and grew up with me. I didn't meant to offend. If you'd like to write one, I think it would be awesome to have you guest blog for me.