Thursday, October 30, 2008

Joe Morley's-Awkward Jokes Breeding Area?

I was on the receiving end of an awkward joke recently and i now feel deeply for my own tables who have been forced to fake laugh at my own dumb witticisms. the story is as follows:
I was serving a couple of whom i already felt a little nervous around, my anxiety stemming from the over-powering smell emanating from the male side of this duo. He asked what was good, and i said what i always say, recommending the brisket or the sugarback ribs. He proceded to order the ribs. later on in the repartee i asked him how they were--he answered, "so good. for a second i thought i was at joe morley's!" i just sort of looked at him, gave an awkward, appreciatory laugh, and walked away.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

oh i thought everyone was doing it...?

well the wait is over! now we all know what little double brookes are going to look like.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Tales From Serving

bonus picture from seminary!

lately i've started to feel more comfortable being myself at work. which mostly means i just say whatever i want.
--a table came in and was mad that the band wouldn't be playing that evening. i happened to be their server and was dared to dance for them as a requital. in the heat of the moment i stalked right up to that table and started singing, "my name is brooke. can you get any drinks? any drinks? any drinks drinks drinks?" needless to say they drank it up.
--on a not so joyous note, i recently had a large table who just wasn't in the mood for conversing with the lowly waitress. i had a basket of fries in my hand and as i walked up to the table i asked, "is there anything else i can do for you guys?" while simultaneously placing the fries on the table. two fries sailed down to meet the cheap wood from which the article of furniture was made and i exclaimed "oh no! there goes two fries!" in case you haven't yet noticed i had made a rhyme, guys and fries. i stated this fact to the spectators while i laughed, inwardly and outwardly about the incident. ten sets of eyes stared up at me in dumbfounderment and i could almost hear their introverted comments, "was that supposed to be a joke?", "i hope she doesn't expect me to tip her more for that.", "just give us the fries. no dialogue necessary." i speedily headed to the back and added gratuity.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

flagged. (flattered + tagged)

Thanks Kimmer! i feel loved. here i go! oh--by the way, matt. you're next.

10 Favorites...

Color- green. i can't help it, my eyes remind me each time i look in the mirror.

Food- oh but there are so many to choose from. easy cheese. no theater popcorn. wait french onion chip dip?

Song-currently? live your life by t.i. and rihanna. i know i know, very original. i don't care-check it out, it's awesome.

Movie-Little Manhatten. My humor in a nutshell.

Sport-does yo-yo ing count?

Season- summer!! i have a very small inner comfort scale, like between 80 degrees and 85.

Day of the Week- hmmm. how about tuesdays, when i don't work, and a new episode of gossip girl has been uploaded online. yes all i need is my 1.5 liter water bottle and i am set.

Ice Cream Flavor-recently i consumed one pint of haagen daaz's mint chip because i was wearing minty green pants that made me crave that kind of ice cream, but they didn't have any green one pints, so i ended up getting the only minty one around. anyway not only do i still owe mitch the 3.00 or so dollars that it cost, but i also ate 1200 calories and 100 grams of sugar in one sitting. that was one crazy english class.

Time of Day- anytime i'm eating.

9 Currents...

Mood- nervous/anxious this is more a constant state of mind as i'm wondering what i might get caught at next.

Taste- ikea swedish chocolate. i helped mom with something, she gave it to me as a reward, and a fight ensued between her and dad. (apparently it was his chocolate). and i'm still eating it...things have changed around here.

Clothes- oh well under protest from each parent and tracy i am wearing bright yellow tights (given to me by none other than the librarian at my school-that's a story in and of itself) and a short dress with tiny little sleeves that, in mom's book, don't count as sleeves as all. i wish i had a picture!

Desktop picture-a very egotistical picture of me and trent

Toenail color- two months old pink with little rhinestone flowers, very chic, and very asian.

Time- 8:47 pm.

Surroundings- home, sweet home.

Annoyances- having to move to the upstairs compute (yes compute) so trent can play a game downstairs.

Thought- where in heaven's name am i going to go to college?

8 Firsts...

Best Friend- taylor bluth and anna eldridge. wow those girls and i have had some pretty fun experiences.

Kiss- his name was taylor felt, it was the ninth grade, and i remember him vividly trying to make it more than a peck and me running upstairs and away without saying goodbye.

Pet- oh george is the first dog i remember and boy was i afraid of him.

Crush- uncle joey on full house.

Music- i'm gonna go with gloria estefan. i'm not sure of the name, but i remember dancing around the tv with dad to it.

Car- i'm not even old enough to have owned my own yet.

Speeding Ticket- i'm still mad about this. it was like three weeks ago, 15 over in a school zone, no license. i have yet another court date on the 29th of oct.

7 Lasts...

Cigarette- maybe a year ago? nasty, trashy things.

Drink- are we talking alcoholic? i would never!!

Car Ride- home from my date with ike simmons who lives just down the street. we saw a move, got theater popcorn (woo woo!) and ate red mango. i drove and paid, i'm the best date ever.

Kiss- hmmm. the summertime. wow i had better get cracking. i have a rep to uphold here.

Phone Call- mother dearest. to ask if i could go to red mango. (i'm still on a pretty tight leash.)

CD played- a mix i made at school in a teacher's class, while she was teaching. i love being a senior.

6 Have you evers...

Dated one of your best friends- i'm against dating?

Broken the law- we all know that i'm the most law-abiding member of the harrison household.

Been arrested- funny you should ask. yes. at school. thanks to my parents.

Skinny dipped- i wish!

Been on TV- once i think when dad was over seas. the news baby!!

5 Things (5 for each)...

You're wearing-vans, tights, a dress, scandalous underwear that i have to wash myself because the washer cannot be disgraced by it's presence, and a bra. wow i barely made that one. five things exactly!

You've done today-cabin looking with the parents, eaten a very gross turkey (suspiciously ham-tasting) sandwich, fought with trent over scissors, had a dance party at the work-place, and oh yes drank 1.5 liters of water.

You can hear right now-the soulful tones of the eagles singing desperado, my typing (click click click!) the vibrating of my phone, the computer humming along, wait now it's billy joel only the good die young.

You can't live without-food, 1.5 liters of water a day, air, music, money.

You do when you're bored- play the guitar/piano/cello, blog, listen to some sweet music, watch online episodes of tv shows.

4 Places you have been today...

1. work (joe morley's)
2. charlie's log cabin (thus explaining the gross turkey/ham (tam? hurkey?) sandwich.
3. my car.
4. huntsville, the birthplace of david o. mckay, a large brown sign informed us so.

3 People you can tell anything to...

1. mandy
2. trent
3. xena warrior princess

2 Choices...

1. watch tv, or watch tv online.

2. to live, or live and let die. (Paul mccartney is now on)

1 Thing you want to do before you die...

1. get married and do married people things. (haha i hope mom didn't get this far!)


Monday, October 13, 2008

i don't look like a boy, do i?

so i was at a local middle school today and i went inside to go to the bathroom. as i entered the said location, i heard a loud female voice say, "a dude just went into the girls' bathroom!" i really had to go so i didn't turn around. i came out and some girls were waiting by the entrance. they stared at me for a while as i washed my hands (for some reason the sink was on the outside of the bathroom. albion is ghetto, i know.) as i walked away the same voice exclaimed, "is that a boy?!" i just kept walking. stupid, immature, adolescents.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Legal and Liable--

Well. I did it. I turned eighteen. I think i'm going to be sick.

I wish everyone was aware of eachother, to be able to have some inkling of what another is feeling. That way we would be more compassionate and less self-centered. That's my goal in this new year of my life, to be aware of others and forget myself.

Enough serious talk. My Birthday was awesome, i got a guitar! i originally named it Kevin but then everyone thought i had named it after Uncle Kevin and it got really awkward so it is nameless again. We went to Citrus Grill for dinner and to Tracy's for dessert. I think it is one of the most laid back birthday's i've ever had (i vaguely remember watching tv alone at home for a while) but it was definitely one of the best.

i just have a little side story, i was at work yesterday and my very last table was this real cute older couple but that's beside the point. I came out to check on them and the lady asked abashedly if she could have a new water as a fly had landed in hers. I apologized and she took it as license to tell me the story, it had flown by and she blew it away from her and into the glass. (it must have been a teeny fly). I laughed and said, "you blew that fly to it's demise." They both just looked at me until I just took the glass and walked away. I still think it was pretty funny, but apparently i'm the only one.