Monday, August 10, 2009

Random Tidbits to start of my week.

A little happy jam to start our morning. Heard this on It's Sherendipity blog. Don't need to watch the video...just hear the music as you read on.


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It was the kids' 3rd birthday Sunday.

Hots Dogs, Teriyaki Burgers, Bubbles and Bouncy House.

We had a blast.

Lil Rambler had the best day.


Small confession. I can't sing Happy Birthday to HER without choking up inside. I am in awe of her, and just being a mother to her, and loving someone as much as her that it literally knocks the breathe out of me when everyone is singing around her while she glows. She makes a mommy proud.

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On to hot dogs and the never ending asking of this question.

WHY in the world do hot dogs come in packs of 8 and the buns come in packs of 10?

WHY?

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I promised Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin a cold one while he started his Monday trekking through blog land. Hoping he stops by for his beer. Wasting beer is bad isn't it? :)

He's a great writer and has American Moms going gaga for him.

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Another moment brought to you from my job.

This person ate all their food. They then told the server it needed to be taken off the bill because they refuse to pay for it. Server was nervous and asked me to speak to the table.

Of course. That is why I wear the manager badge. So that I can get my ass chewed out on a daily basis for ridiculous reasons.

I politely, professionally and firmly explained because most (98%) of the meal was eaten I could do nothing. The person thought I was the most ridiculous person on the planet.

People. Its like eating all your Big Mac and taking the empty wrapper back to the cashier and saying you didn't like it and want your $1.50 back. Crazy right?

*shaking head* I'm getting too old for this sh*t!

btw...I did not budge. He paid for the meal he ate.

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I have started potty training. It's tricky. Well actually my daughter is tricky.

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Have a great week everyone!!




28 ramblings of your own:

Ben said...

"I can't sing Happy Birthday to HER without choking up inside."

ADORABLE.

Rachel said...

Teriyaki burgers strike my interest and sound very yummy!

That is so sweet about not being able to sing happy birthday to her without choking up. I feel the same way. Watching my daughter turn two was very emotional for me.

OMG, the hot dogs! Have you seen Father of the Bride? I crack up thinking about the grocery store scene where he is ripping open the bags of hot dog buns trying to get the right amount instead of having to buy extra. I think about that every time I go to buy hot dogs.

Good luck with potty training! We are starting here as well.

ClaireMontgomeryMD said...

happy birthday to the lil rambler! i cry every time someone sings to mary too.

Housewife Savant said...

I can't sing Happy Birthday.
I can't sing.

The restaurant biz is thankless; hard work, stressful, and all about people-pleasing.

My parents owned a restaurant. I'm tired (and a little pissed) just thinking about it.

I shouldn't say "thankless," cuz there was some fun. There were lovable "regulars". Yano?
And there was delicious food.

blueviolet said...

I love your mom's love! You know you're right about those buns. That's just stupid!

I loved that catchy and happy tune this Monday morning.

Mammatalk said...

I get teary eyed, too. I never understood birthdays fully until I had my daughters. Best wishes!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

#1 Happy birthday Little Rambler!!

#2 Mo is an awesome blogger. And today is Monday so he is coming around ; -)

#3 I am so glad you did not give that guy anything for free.

hiphophippie.com said...

Happeeeeee Birthday! :) Woohoo Bouncey House!! And from restaurant workers everywhere---thank you for not giving him the free meal!!! And GREAT song. I'm never in a bad mood when I hear it! Happy week!

Vivienne said...

Wouldn't you have liked to say, "Not only are you going to pay for the food that YOU ate, I am going to insist you pick up the tab for the table next to you, just for being such a tool."

(Sweet that you get choked up singing to her.)

Kekibird said...

Good for you for standing your ground on the customer. That's ridiculous. To eat the whole thing then ask not to pay for it.

Kathy B! said...

I love that about little kids... bouncing, bubbles (and of course, hot dogs!) and it's the best day. EVER! So much fun. Mine are beyond the bouncy years and I kinda miss those big inflatables!

mo.stoneskin said...

Man I want that beer.

Wait. It's for me?

I appreciate that beyond belief.

*glug*

Gaga?

Fiauna said...

Potty Training. Bless your heart. When you figure it out, let me know the trick.

Your daughter is absolutely precious!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

WE had a birthday party this weekend too! Yay! Very cute pics!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

A big, belated, wonderful, magnificant and magical birthday to the Lil' Rambler!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Such lovely words about your daughter. Happy birthday to her.

Good luck with the potty training!

Momma G.Love said...

Happy Birthday!

...stopping by from SITS...

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Amethyst Moon said...

The not paying for eaten food reminds me of the other night when were out to watch the ufc fight and this guy talked to a waitress, watched her walk by a couple times, and then told the first manager he saw that he had been there an hour and had not been waited on... Well if you're going to hit on the waitress, but not ask her for a drink that's on you! and he wanted something free for it?! Really?!

I don't envy your job.

Julie said...

Wow, why would someone eat ALL their meal and say they weren't going to pay for it? If there was something wrong with it they should say so after bite 1 or 2. People are nuts and that just helps prove it :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Why did he want his money back if he ate it? Illogical!

Darcel said...

I'm stopping by from SITS. Love your blog! I know how you feel about her birthday. I get chocked up when my girls bday's roll around every year.

Bee and Rose said...

Happy Birthday to Lil Rambler! It doesn't get better than bounce-y houses and bubbles!

I have been asking myself that hot dog question for years! lol!

Teriyaki burgers....yummalicious!

Love that song!!!

Life, Love And Lola said...

He seriously wanted his money back??? What an ass!

Anti-Supermom said...

Potty training, the manager stuff - that makes me happy I'm not in your shoes...

but,

then I read the "Happy Birthday stuff" and that is completely me. Happy 3rd Birthday, Lil' one.

Shan said...

I *love* Michael Franti (even though I always want to call him Peter Franti... why is that?!?). He sings a song to his son about not being afraid in life and that it's never too late to start the day over. LOVE it.

I'm with you on... well... everything on this post. I can't believe that jerkwad was serious!

As for the hot dogs question... I don't know, but I don't care because hot dogs make me sick... blecht!

Best wishes on the potty training. Mad's too young still, but when she's ready, it's ON!

Laila Of Course! said...

heheh, thanks for your entry!! ANd I know what you mean, lol. Guys have a way of influencing us.

Be back again and be sure & follow!

Saskia said...

I worked as a waitress a few years ago and I was treated much worse by the customers there than in any other job (including serving on the deli in a supermarket & working behind a bar). I will never forget some of the unbelievably rude people I had the misfortune of coming across there.

Happy birthday to Lil Rambler!! I can imagine that it is emotional to sing to her... you made tears well up in my eyes!

Saskia x

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to your little one :)

And good for you for standing your ground with that douche -- I bet he was jsut seeing what he could get away with b/c most would cow to that kind of confrontation (and he was probably banking on that). Just out of curiosity, what can you do if he would've just walked out?