Saturday, March 28, 2009

Serving My Favorite Food

Oh my gosh! Last night was totally crazy. Starting out at a popular weekend hangout on a Friday night was def. overwhelming, but I actually liked it. I get bored so easily, so I need a job where I keep moving and always have something to do. It makes the time go by really fast, and I was done with my first night before I even knew it. I'm gonna break down the night just so I dont have a huge block of writing for you all to read through!

  • We can wear whatever we want as long as it is a black top, other than that anything goes. Even with the top as long as its black it can be a t-shirt, tank top, whatever. That is AWESOME! You can even chew gum, wear your hair down, and wear whatever kinda jewelry you want.
  • I get 1/2 off sushi, 1/2 off meals, 25% off alcohol, and free admission to any of their events. They have some really HUGE events like rail jams, "white" parties, magazine launches, and they have a band every Friday and Saturday.
  • I got to sample all of the great food that I have never tried before!

The only bad thing is that the menu is so CONFUSING! They don't just serve sushi (which is hard enough to remember all those different rolls) but they have a full grill too AND a full bar! My trainer gave me a to-go menu and wrote little notes all over it for me to learn, just look!

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Im def. going to be studying that all weekend. And probably goggling pictures of the food so I know what they look like :)

Ok anywho, before work I had to do a TON of running around, because my friend Jenni is having a baby shower today and I wanted to get her something great. I ended up going to four different places before I found a gift! After all that I came home for some lunch!

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Turkey sammie, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Close-Up/Break-Down:

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  • Wheat Bread
  • Garlic and Artichoke Hummus
  • Turkey
  • Spicy Mustard
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber

When I got home from work last night I was starving, so I fixed up something quick and easy:

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  • Kashi Pilaf
  • Bit o Hummus
  • Sauteed Spinach
  • Salad (not pictured)

Now on to the fun part...the fearless and fabulous Miss Jaime tagged me! Here are the rules:

The rules are as follows: List 7 things that you love, and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you love! Be sure to tag them and let them know that they have won. You can copy the picture of the award and paste it on your sidebar letting the whole world know…you are Kreativ! Soooo here goes:

1. My Family:

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I truely am so blessed to have the BEST sisters in the world! We are all so close and whenever we get together you can bet we are laughing and having the best time. My sister Allie (middle) is 19 and we have a great friendship. We hang out together and she was one of my biggest support systems when I was going through my hardest times. She went to group therapy with me, talked to me, and was there when I needed her, more than anyone else.

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And of course my parents, who are THE BEST. I am also so lucky to have two loving parents that do everything that they can to provide and take care of us all. My mom is my best friend and my dad is my hero :)

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ALSO HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

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2. My Second Family (AKA Rave Co-Workers)

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This was when my manager Stephanie got married and that is all the girls. I know that I have talked about them before, but I can not say enough about how much I love them. I feel like I really found my place when I got a job there almost two years ago. I really clicked with every single one of the girls there and now they are my best friends. They also were HUGE supports when I was at my worst time with my ED. They helped me through it and they still are the first people I talk to when I have a problem or need good advice. I make sure that I tell them all how much I love them every time I see them.

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And when we all get together and go out on the town?! You can BET we have fun and are the life of the party! We know how to do it right!

3. My Best Friends

First of all let me just say, I'm picky about my friends. I have had alot of friends come and go because they just are not good people for me. The friends that I surround myself with now are only the BEST. They are all the greatest people you will ever meet. They are kind, fun, and would be there for me in a flash if I needed them...and they know that I would do the same.

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Thats one of my best friends, Jenie and her boy Chris. They are having a baby in less than a month! I am going to her baby shower today! She is from Korea and one of the sweetest, most interesting people that I have ever met.

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Did I mention that we also have a freakin' blast together?!

4. Running

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Running has also been something that I have been so lucky to discover. It really is therapeutic! It helps me think through my day, blow off steam, and energize me for all those fun times with the friends. Oh yeah, and its also freakin awesome bragging rights that I recently ran a 10k. Next up?! Half marathon!!

5. The Beach

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I have been to both coasts! Above: Venice Beach, CA. (West Coast). Below: Panama City, FL (East Coast) During MTV's Spring Break last year!

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No where else on earth could make me feel more relaxed and wonderful then the beach. Charleston, specifically has been like a second home to me and I hope to one day live there. Its my life goal. :)

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6. Teaching

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I have always had a special connection with children (maybe its because I am just a huge kid myself) And I love the rewards of teaching children something that they did not know before. Seeing their faces light up because of something that you taught them is one of the most wonderful experiences that I have ever had.

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haha. Cracks me up everytime!

7. Shopping

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Clothes shopping, grocery shopping, housewares shopping, shopping, shopping, shopping, I LOVE SHOPPING. Ever heard of shopping therapy?! Um yeah...its what I do.

AND OF COURSE I LOVE EVERY SINGLE ON OF YOU! I FEEL SO BLESSED TO BE A PART OF SUCH A LOVING AND SUPPORTING COMMUNITY. I HAVE MET SOME GREAT FRIENDS THROUGH BLOGGING AND HOPE THE FRIENDSHIPS CONTINUE TO GROW. :)

Wow! This took me a good hour to complete, hope you enjoyed it! Now I gotta get ready for the baby shower!

Lots of Love, <3 Ems.

18 comments:

Emily said...

Sounds like work will be so fun but busy! I'm sure you rocked the Friday night crowd! So nice that you get a discount, too. I'm sure you'll have that menu memorized in no time.

Loved reading your 7 things!

Have a great day Em!

sarahmegee said...

Woah, that menu is HUGE! Glad you're enjoying it. Love the 7 things, so cute!
Have an awesome weekend girl!

lilveggiepatch said...

This is pretty much the best post ever. I love the pictures of you teaching!

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

girlie that job sounds too good to be true.. I'm so happy for you!

beautiful list, Em.. and I love all those pictures. I just never get tired of seeing your cute face!

have a great day doll xoxo! love ya <3

Sam said...

I am glad that your first night at work went well!!!
I love reading the 7 Facts, because I get to learn so much more about everyone.
Have a great weeeknd!

aussirish said...

hi girlie
im so glad you enjoyed working :) being busy is always a good thing in a job...the worst is being bored and doing the same thing repeatedly!
i love your list :)
have a great saturday!
much love
xxxx

hopeinpeanutbutterandoats said...

oh gosh i'm with ya on the whole menu thing! i have to learn how to just PRONOUCE half of the italian words! haha
lovin that teacher outfit haha crazy girl

Bec said...

Omg, your new job sounds amazing!

Mica said...

I like busy jobs coz it makes the shift go by much faster. It sounds like a fun job for you, and I'm jealous of all the things you'll learn about sushi (and all the sushi you'll get to it)! Yum!

I feel like I learned so much about you from this post. The photos were cute!

thecleanveggie said...

that sounds like one of the best jobs around!! glad your enjoying it :)

dailydulcie said...

Great post girlie :)

I love your "seven things" !!

The sushi restaurant place sounds so chill! I love how you can basically wear anything, chew gum, and wear your hair down. How fantastic is that?!!! Don't worry I'm sure after studying that menu you'll have it down ;)

Have a great night<3

Eat, Live, Love, Dream said...

What a great post Emily! I truly enjoyed all the pictures! your just the cutest girl ever:)
I had to laugh when you said you went to like 4 different places before you found a gift! I'm totally the same way! It's a curse I tell ya!

Stef said...

hahaha that teacher pic with the apple is so great. all of your pics are adorable! i'm glad you liked your first day on the job, and i'm sure it'll be less overwhelming each day! It sounds like a fun, happening place!

Baylee♥ said...

You are SO damn cute girl! glad to hear the night went well- you'll know the menu in NO time!! its so nice when its busy - i hate just standing around waiting for people to come in to eat. it sucks!

ohh, by the way, when you live in charleston, and i live in florida, we're hanging out :)

Summer Slim said...

aww the kids you're reading to look so cute in that pic. i teach middle school, so mine are a little different. lol

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Wow that job is intense! I love the 7 things list!! :D

Hope you had a great weekend!

p.s. what was the gift you ended up getting?!

lesley said...

Glad you enjoyed your first night of work ... hope that menu memorization is going well!! ; )

Molls said...

love that you love your new job!! that is always such a great relief actually liking something you will have to do all the time. WHAT AN extensive menu...good luck!

love the 7 things~!