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Well After 5:30 AM....

August 22nd, 2009 (06:05 am)

I have only been home for about two hours,
still winding down.

Tonight was so AMAZING.
Tonight was so HARD.

I am determined not to flinch, no matter what gets thrown at me.
I am one of only TWO gals who have ever worked this kitchen.
It is a Boys Club, mind you....they ARE my Boys
But I don't want to be treated any differently.

I take from the comments from my fearless leader,
I am doing well--I surprise him and this makes me very happy.

I don't like to be idle, when my prep work has come to break point
and no one is ordering? I stock him up. (The GRILL, how I long to master it)
He was laughing at me--Wow, did you just DO this?

He came back from a quick smoke break and I had fluffed his entire station.
I had also completely cleared cleaned and sanitized my own.

Keep in mind, we are operating in a kitchen the size of some large closets.

I am "Alton Brown" Proud of how things are done--everything is a multitasker
out of shear need for space. You finish something, you clean it immediately
IT WILL BE NEEDED for other purposes in just a moment....

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS KITCHEN....it is my WAY to work like this.

I have not been allowed on the GRILL yet, it is the place you have to...
I have a lot to learn.
Puppy is a machine. He is an Artist. I boggle just watching him move things around...

But I am holding my own. He seems impressed. I have never wanted so much
to LEARN like this..... my heart, my heart is so happy.

I get EVERYTHING i love about what i know how to do, and a challenge like none
I have ever really faced before. A VIRGO like myself runs this kitchen.... an older wiser
more experienced version of--ME! *@_@*

I just listen to his stories, and glow.
Tonight I was instructed to WAX on, WAX off...
in the metaphorical sense... *laughs*

I was scrubbing something at closing, both of us dripping in sweat...
He looked over and laughed--YOU'RE DONE, jesus, they will think we got a new one!

(you never know when you are cleaning something like that...what the END is.
When you are doing it the first time? You make is shine. Even if it hasn't shined in ages.)

I was happy (and any of you who eat there should be too) to learn the whole place
is taken apart every night. To the BONES. This little closet is tight and CLEAN.

I was told it was a slow night, when tips were split with me. Slow for a Friday.
::stares at her take home paper cash::

wow.

Joy AND Monetary reward???

(I am also paid a living hourly wage--yeesh)

I think, I think I have found the place I belong.
Funny, it has been under my nose for 15 years.

*sigh*

I feel alive.

My knuckles are skinned and scratched,
I have a few burns...

I FEEL SO ALIVE.

Comments

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)

You may have found a home at Casino's...but I was still behind the counter there before you ::grin::

seriously though, In any number of ways I envy you this job... Congrats on finding it!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Casino's Hell's Kitchen

YOU stepped behind the bar.

I've stepped behind the LINE.

*raises eyebrow*

They don't let tourists back there.

::breathes on her nails, buffs them on her sweat soaked Marvel T-shirt::



Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)

Thanks Jaq, it is still a shock
and a surprise.

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)

I bow before the queen of the kitchen

Posted by: stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder (433)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)

:D

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Stuart

J--dude.
I am so freaking HAPPY there...

I can't even breathe.

Posted by: SaintOn (sainton)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)

doors only open when we are ready to walk through them.

You were obviously ready to be there.
I'm glad you are happy.

=)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
FuzzyKittyhead

Oh thank you!

Posted by: Janine de Luna-Azul (jbluemoon)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
this is really me

Awww girl- I'm so happy for ya!

Remember I "stalked" you there? You looked so at home in that place, I kinda feel like I set you in the stone.

Edited at 2009-08-22 04:46 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I may have been there for 15 years,
but that afternoon was pretty magic.

We should get bubble tea or something?
Have a silly afternoon?

Posted by: Clayshaper (clayshaper)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2009 11:51 am (UTC)
YAY!

OMG Yay!!!

That sounds so fantastic!!

Yay!! Yay!! Yay!!!

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