August 10, 2007 at 1:12 am (Nate, Work)

Wow, it’s 99 here and the heat index is 106. Nate and I braved it yesterday because we were at the pool. Today, I have to help load the van for our catering job this evening. We wear all black clothes. It is going to be fucking miserable. Gah!!!

Danlel came to the pool yesterday with her mother. Then we all went to Wally World together and then back to my house. Danlel’s mom has put on a lot of weight in the past few months, like 40 lbs. I was really surprised. I, for the most part, kept my mouth shut and let her do all the talking. I don’t really have much to say to her. I left the kids to talk among themselves.

I talked to Jeff about it this morning and it’s hard for everyone involved and I see both sides of the coin. At least, I think it’s hard for them as it is for Nate and Jeff, but something tells me Danlel’s mom walks around with a great sense of satisfaction that she has “won” by encouraging Danlel to cut off all communication with her father.

Several hours later…

I just got home from work about 20 minutes ago. I didn’t cater like I was supposed to. They decided it would be better if I hung out at the restaurant and learned how to hostess and to see what the dinner menu looked like, plus, we might have gotten hit hard with an overflow of peeps from the fundraiser that we catered.

Everything was going okay, even had some folks there from one of the other restaurants to observe and help out. Well, that didn’t work out too well and I was sent to help the bartender. Man, we were SLAMMED ALL NIGHT! Talk about a fish out of water. Ya’ll know I love to drink and I can make your standard drinks… margarita, screwdriver, kaluha and cream, open a beer, but ask me for anything else and I just stare at you. However, I still had a good time and I learned a lot.

On the way home, I stopped at a drive thru and picked up something to eat because I was starving! The area right before my city is always heavily patrolled at night so I was sure to watch my speed but I got pulled over anyway because my taillight has a short in it. I also knew that during the move, my new insurance card was misplaced, plus, I’m just fucking exhausted and I have to be back at work at 9:30 in the a.m.

The officer asked quite quickly for my info and I pulled out my driver’s license and yes, I knew why he had pulled me over and no I haven’t been drinking, I’ve been working and without even waiting on my registration card or my expired insurance he said, “Get your light fixed,” walked away, turned his car around and took off in the opposite direction. Thank you, Lord and Lady.

Now, I’m going to bed. Amen, good night, and good luck.


  1. Mahala said,

    This heat is crazy, I’m counting the days until October.

  2. Vince said,

    Damn what a night! I always find it curisous that people who work in resteraunts will go somewhere else afterwards for a bite to eat. Not implying anything about the quality of the food at the place you work, I just find that intesting.

  3. LisaBinDaCity said,

    I’m with Vince, everyone I know in the restaurant biz always eats elsewhere as well. I guess you get tired of seeing all that food over and over?

  4. Inanna said,

    Amen, Mahala, amen.

    Vince, the quality of the food where I work is excellent. The ingredients are very fresh and our cooks are very, very good and like to try new things. We get to eat there once a day during “family meal,” however, at the end of the night we’re putting things up and don’t have much time to eat from “the line.” One day, when I have the money, I’ll actually eat there for dinner.

  5. Inanna said,

    LisaB., I get tired of serving that food and not being able to eat it off of the plate!

  6. Old Horsetail Snake said,

    You’re just dynamite, Nanner. TNT.

  7. kenju said,

    Nanner, I am most pleased to have been able to hear that story in the flesh! It was great meeting you, and I’m glad you met my baby girl on Sat. too. Maybe now she won’t tell me that someday some blogger is going to rip me to shreds or hack me to pieces…LOL

    You are right about the food in the restaurant you work in. It is excellent, and I will go back there every time I am in that area! Plus, I hope to see you again!

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