Sunday, December 14, 2008

I got a job!

I had and interview at Elliott Bay Cafe last Thursday, it was pretty chill, and we were finished within 15 minutes. Jonathon(manager)called me in the next morning. So, I officially have a second job!



Tamara Murphy (partial owner of Brasa, as well as the head chef) recently took over EBC, renovated, and reopened a few weeks ago. It's a bookstore cafe, so the menu is pretty basic, but it has an almost gourmet twist. We make sandwiches, soups, salads, specials, baked and other sweets, and coffees, teas, and wine. I am an expediter, making non-espresso drinks, grabbing pastries, ringing people up, etc. My first day was fun, the head barrista is a theater student from Montana, he is very expressive and bubbly, and his optimistic attitude is infectious. I'm excited to be working in a cafe again, with people i like. (and fantastic tips)

... AND IT'S SNOWING! Maybe we'll have a White Christmas after all. :)

Caden drew a picture for me!

He drew this on Bethany's phone:



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

POMPALOOSE!!!

This is my new love...i love. love . lover. hehe


MiHyon's birthday party...fun fun fun. good people. good food. good wine. and lot and lots of dancing.


i got there around 9pm. most of the people gone, but the brasa crew was still there.


dance party...

soo cool


Kallista and i have been getting acupuncture. me to help with my headaches, kallista for her back. having needles tapped into you is a very weird feeling. this week in addition to the normal places (hands, feet, legs, neck and chest) i had five needles in my ear. i had no idea how many points were in your ear...it's a baby map of your body. crazy.



deep breath. tap. deep breath. tap. twist twist.

lies

I was reading the other morning and there was a paragraph that said everyone lies, no matter how honest they are. then this morning my dad was talking to my brother about experience and how it alters your perception of the world.

If every person looks at the world from a different perspective, as if through a lens. Some peoples lens will be dirtier than others...but none are clean. Everything you see is blurred, and when your brain processes it, it is skewed by your perception of life and your experiences. Thus when anyone speaks, they lie. Not intentionally, but they do lie because the truth has been altered by their perception of the world. And when you listen to someone speak, your mind takes the already skewed idea, and looks at it through your own dirty lens.

Is it possible to tell the truth?

Can you learn to clean your lens? To take information and not compare it to your own experiences...is that wisdom? Or is wisdom what you get when you let your lens get as dirty as possible, to look at the world through a lens of experience? Do you clean the glass to gain knowledge, and dirty it for understanding...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the racing thought. every time you sit down to write, there comes, galloping toward you, a genius thought. such a brilliant blog topic, or beginning, you can hardly stand it. you rush to record it, to capture it, but alas, before you have written more than a sentence, it's past you. galloping away into the sunset, never to be seen or heard from again.

a tragedy. such a great idea. wasted.

what if you could lasso that thought? tie it up. slap it down. record it. would it be worth it? are those fleeting thoughts you believe to be stokes of genius like you think, or are they just ordinary thoughts made exciting by the idea of sharing them with the world?