Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Birthdays, Colds and Beer

So, I have been 24 for a week now. It really doesn't feel all that different from 23 except I am just 1 year away from the big 25! The Quarter Century Mark! Scary! Today is my friend Beth's birthday! I'm sure she is having a wonderful day in Sunny Southern Florida! I still get a kick out of the fact that both Beth and I were born a week apart. I mean how cool is that the 2 Beth's were born exactly a week apart from each other! So, Anyway for my birthday last week I had a great birthday! I got my hair done and my nails painted. Then I had lunch with my dad. We went Long John Silver's. I know nothing special but I have been craving it for a while now. I don't really like fish but I love their battered-dip Chicken! Diet be damned! It was my birthday! Later my Parents took me to dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant, El Dorado. Yummy! And finally, my friends and I went to the Que Bar. I have to say I felt really special that so many people came out for my birthday. I have amazing friends. We had a lot of fun playing pool. Even though I am terrible at it I really enjoy playing. Katharine once said that "Pool is a game of frustration" because she and I are both good at Geometry but suck at pool. I can see the angles but for the life of me I can't execute it. But I am a lot better then I used to be. All in All it was a fabulous birthday topped off with my friend Katie doing the Thriller Dance! Priceless!

It is officially Christmas. The weekends have been just crazy busy and even the weekdays have been steady. Yesterday, I could barely get anything done because every time I left the cashwrap to do something I would be called back to register because of a line. This is good and bad. 1. It makes the day go by faster but 2. it's frustrating because I'm not able to get done what I need to get done. I guess you have to take the good with the bad. The other reason I know it's the Holiday season is that everyone is getting sick. Last week, almost every day we had multiple people call out sick. It's bad enough when 1 person calls out sick but when you have 2 or 3 in the same day it really fucks things up for the rest of us because then someone (like me) has to come in at 5:45am and I am not a morning person! Not I know I can't blame people for getting sick. We work in retail and especially at this time of year we interact with a lot of people so germs get spread around and it seems like if 1 person gets sick, others will soon follow. I now have a cold but unfortunately/fortunately for me it isn't bad enough to get me out of work. I just have no voice. Which sucks majorly!

Oh well, being sick hasn't stopped me from going to work or going out afterward. What I love the most about work is my coworkers/friends. They make all the bullshit we deal with worth it. I love hanging out with them after work and having a drink and playing pool. They are truly amazing people. They all make me laugh so hard. I love them all! We go to Old Chicago a lot after work because it's not that far away, they have a pool table, it's rarely busy and it's not smoky. It's really a chill atmosphere. Old Chicago has a beer club that if you drink all 110 beers they have you get your name on the Wall of Foam. Now, I know this is something that I will never make but it's fun to try. They have mini tours, like the Holiday tour. If you drink the all 12 beers of Christmas, then you got a free t-shirt. On Monday, I finished my first tour and in kind of a sick way, I am proud of my accomplishment. I've tried to finish a mini-tour before but never did. I think they fact that we go to Old Chicago so often made it a lot easier plus I had the support of my friends. Maybe that wasn't the kind of thing they should be encouraging but I did appreciated. Of course, now that I have finished, I need a new goal.

So, less then 2 weeks it will be Christmas! So Merry Christmas to you all! Happy Hanukkah! Merry Kwanzaa! I guess what I am trying to say is HAPPY HOLIDAYS Everyone.

P.S. If you had trouble seeing the photo of the Claus Nativity. I reposted the photo on my last post, so you should be able to see it now. :D

No comments: