2/17/10

The Possibilities are Never Ending

It was a very busy three-day weekend for me, since the clearer weather and the holidays (who the hell puts two holidays back-to-back like that?!) had people coming out of their hobbit holes in droves. Both ovens ran at full capacity on Saturday, both full to a dangerous level. I was CSR on Saturday, so it was my job to handle those full ovens. By the time I was done, the cold air had never felt nicer on my sweaty face. Sunday I was supposed to close as a server, but we were so busy that I spent most of the night clocked in as a CSR. Kelsey, the girl who was supposed to do it, is still a little new and doesn't move fast enough at the cut table to handle that kind of a rush, so she served instead. Everyone after the opening server stayed at least an hour late on Sunday to help out. You'd think there'd be a lull after dinner on Valentine's Day, you know? People going home to do romantic things like cuddle by a fireplace or watch sappy movies. Nope! When I clocked over to server at 8:30, we were still pretty freaking busy. My last table didn't leave until 10:40. We close at 10. I didn't leave until almost 11:30.
Monday was a hell of a day, being President's Day in the US and therefor an off-from-school holiday. On top of all that normal business, our cook was a no-call no-show and the manager had to do all his work instead. I was left up front with another server, and we didn't stop moving. At 3:30 I clocked over to production (different minimum wage pay) and just did dishes for an hour. I was supposed to be out at 4, but I ended up staying to make sure that they didn't have a massive amount of dirty stuff taking up the dish cart for the dinner rush. I managed to get it all done, and my manager was greatly appreciative.
Yesterday was a welcome reprieve from all the business. We were still pretty steady for most of the day, but since we had a cook, and I had the new girl with me, we were still doing pretty good. I'm hoping that today goes equally smoothly, and then I can spend my day off tomorrow being productively lazy. I plan on, as a maximum, doing a load or two of laundry, straightening up around the apartment, and then the rest of my day is going to be occupied with video games, knitting, and playing with Kobold.

Speaking of knitting, I think I've finally gotten the Evenstar cast on correctly. We'll see. I'm not far into the beginning (circular cast-ons are so hard!) but I'll post pictures when I've successfully completed the increase rows. I broke down last week and ordered myself a set of options from knitpicks, and then went to p2tog and got myself the US size 2 tips for it. I've skipped down a size because my yarn is cobwebby, and I think it looks and handles better that way.

My mom recently got a new baby-mp3 player for when she goes to the gym, and she mentioned setting it up with music to work out to. I listen to a lot of music, because, like most people, my mood and pace are usually attuned to the music I'm listening to. So that when I'm tired, or moving slowly, I put on something upbeat and faster, and I can usually get myself moving with it. I utilize this strategy a lot when I open at pizza hut in the mornings. It doesn't matter how long I've been awake, I will not come fully awake until around 11:00 AM. Lately, I've been listening to a song by Jaret Reddick (of Bowling for Soup fame) called Endless Possibilities. It is, at its most basic setting, a positive song. And then add in the fact that it has a catchy tune, and I'm singing along merrily. What songs get your feet tapping?


This is my escape
I'm running through this world
And I'm not looking back
'Cause I know I can go
Where no one's ever gone
And I'm not looking back

But how will I know when I get there?
And how will I know when to leave?
We've all got to start from somewhere
It's right there for me
The possibilities are never ending

I see it, I see it
And now it's all within my reach
Endless possibility
I see it, I see it now
It's always been inside of me
And now I feel so free
Endless possibility

And so I'll carry on
My time to shine has come
I feel it
As fast as I can go
Straight to the top I know
You’ll see it

So please wake me up when I get there?
It feels like I’m lost in a dream
I know in my heart that it’s my time
And I already see
The possibilities are never ending

I see it, I see it
And now it's all within my reach
Endless possibility
I see it, I see it now
It's always been inside of me
And now I feel so free
Endless possibility

Drop that smile
‘Cause you’re beaten again
No this is where
My journey begins
You're losing speed, you're losing your flow
But inside me is a power you'll never know!
Better let it out, it's inside you!
Better all stand back, 'cause I'm coming through!

I see it, I see it
And now it's all within my reach
Endless possibility
I see it, I see it now
It's always been inside of me
And now I feel so free
Endless possibility
I see it, I see it
And now it's all within my reach
Endless possibility
I see it, I see it now
It's always been inside of me
And now I feel so free
Endless possibility

(Endless Possibility)
Endless Possibility
(Endless Possibility)
Endless Possibility

2 comments:

Donna Lee said...

Cool lyrics. Now, you have to let me hear the tune. The bad part of having music on the mp3 player is that I sing.......

Roxie said...

You trooper! What a great employee you are.

Music to get moving? Dixieland Jazz.
Louie, Louie.