Sunday, September 30, 2007

Day in Church

So today I gave my talk in sacrament for the first time in my ward. Of course Brad got out of it, since he has to work every Sunday. My talk was on the "healing power of forgiveness". This talk was assigned to me toward the end of June, and I was supposed to talk in July, but had to postpone it two different times because I happened to be working every time they scheduled me. So today was my day. I couldn't get out of it. I was so nervous because I haven't talked in sacrament in a long time. I guess it went pretty good... Though I ended up crying 90% of the time. I can't think of one time I talked in sacrament and not cry.

After church, the ward had a linger longer. We had tacos and desserts. Brad started an hour early today so that he could get out an hour early. He was able to join me after church to meet members of our ward. It was funny because people were welcoming us into the ward when we have been there for the past 6 months... Yeah, I feel loved...;P I don't blame them. They have never really seen Brad and I only go to church every other Sunday because of my work. I told Olive Garden that I was going to quit if they wouldn't give me more Sundays off. I was a little bit frustrated. It think they are actually giving me more Sundays off from now on, since they don't want to loose such a wonderful server;)

Well, I'm grateful that I got my talk out of the way. I've been thinking about it for the past 2 months! Have a wonderful Sabbath, everyone!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I haven't blogged in a while because not much has been going on, except that my brother came up from San Diego on Sunday night and visited us until Monday night. It was nice seeing him because I haven't seen him for like at least 6 months. I Made Sunday dinner, and we all had a great time just talking about random stuff.

I'm so glad that the heat wave is finally gone here in L.A. This summer was so hot, but enjoyed the times I had at the beach. Brad and I saw rain on Friday and Saturday, and I was glad to see that. The weather was so nice that we finally turned off our A/C last week. I don't do cold weather very well, but sure beats hot weather!

I have decided that I will be quitting Olive Garden by the end of next year. It will be my new year's resolution...( hehhehe..._ My back has always hurt, but it has been bothering me more lately. Plus, the guests here in L.A. area are so rude and careless; it's ridiculous.

As for Brad, he has been really busy lately with his job. Actually, he is always busy because of the area he patrols. Couple of weeks ago, he went to a fatal accident on the 10 fwy. This guy had a skirt on (male prostitute)- he was crossing from one side of the freeway to the next when he was hit by a car in the middle of the night, just before sun came up. Who in the world would do something like that, especially in such a busy freeway? Anyways, Brad was grossed out because his body parts were spread across the freeway and the spinal cord was all bent and out of his body. He hated it because when the corner came, they asked him to hold a sheet up so that they can work on the guy. Maybe I shouldn't have asked him this question, but I remember when he called me, I asked him what he wanted to eat. Poor Brad... He told me that he didn't want to eat any meat or anything gooey.

Well, I hope I didn't make anyone feel sick... I'm kind of getting used to hearing things like this because it happens quite often here in L.A. area.

Have a great day, everyone=)

Sunday, September 16, 2007


So lately, I have been working 6 days a week. Last night, I didn't get out 'til 12:30a.m. People were still waiting when we closed( Olive Garden). I mean, who eats heavily that late? Pasta is really filling, you know? Anyways, I was off Last Monday, and I don't get off until this coming Thursday. The restaurant is promoting the Never Ending Pasta Bowls right now, so we are going through tons of Pastas. I feel nasty by the end of every shift. If you guys want it, the NEPB is $8.95 all you can eat, and the Soup & Salad is 5.95 right now; go get it, guys;)

So I just been told to get off blogging by Brad. I think he is getting jealous... I told him to not to get in between me and my blogging( hehe...). It's kind of funny because every time I'm updating my blog, he needs me to do something, or just simply tells me to get off because I just park on the couch and tune everyone off. It's ok, he'll get used to it (hopefully)...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wedding Day

My brother-in-law, Nathan got married on Saturday( Sept. 8th) at the Newport Beach Temple. It was a beautiful day and the temple was beautiful. It was a small temple, like the one in Sacramento. It was neat to see someone else get sealed for time and for all eternity. The last sealing I went to was my own, and it has been over 3 1/2 years! It was nice to sit and listen to the words that were said. When I was getting married, there were so many things to take in that I didn't grasp everything, so it was nice to attend and really focus on everything around me. It was a special day for Nathan, and we are very happy for him.

Picture of Nathan and his new wife, Leslie
Their cake looked really good and yummy!!!

Look at my adorable niece, Alexis Clair Lamb. She is 4 months old now.
Russell(Dad), Alexis( Daughter), and Amber(Mom).

It was a special day for Nathan, but it was special for me too, because Brad was able to take the day off and we were able to go to the temple together. It has been a while since he has gone to church with me, and I miss going with him=( It's kind of hard when his work requires him to work every Sunday. It's definitely challenging at times to go by myself, but eventually(hopefully) we can go together again someday. In the mean time, I need to be strong and keep my mind focus and do the things that I should be doing.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Maybe I Don't Like My Job...

Ok... I think I might take back what I said yesterday about loving my job. I just got back from work, and it was the worst serving day ever! I have always said that I would never get upset over a table, but tonight( actually, it's after midnight, so it happened yesterday), guess what?@?!?! I cried so bad! Yes, tears came down; I couldn't believe it either! This lady was giving me the hardest time. She ordered Tour of Italy( consist of fettuccine alfredo, Lasagna, and Chicken Parm)and she wanted to substitute and modified a few things. I was totally fine with that, but when the food came out, she got pickier and pickier. One thing she modified was her pasta... She wanted angel hair with Olive Oil and garlic. She started raising her voice at me and told me that the garlic inside her pasta was not diced. Actually, it was diced (but I didn't want to tell her that)I think she wanted them minced. It seemed like everything was wrong. I think she wanted her food for free. Her and her husband was already being cheap. The husband only wanted Salad and 2 chicken on the side. The wife says, "doesn't mine come with a salad"? Here is the second worst part. Right before the food came out, I went to take some lemon wedges to the lady because she wanted them with her meal. I dropped it at the table, and she yells, "I told you to bring it with my meal!" So, I said, "ok". I reached to grab the lemon and she snatched it out of me and said, "No, you need to leave that here and bring some more when my food comes out!" Literally, seconds later, the food came out. I just couldn't read this lady. Anyways, when her food came out all wrong, she told me what she wanted again, but the way she explained about everything just didn't make any sense. One time, she rolled her eyes at me when she was telling me what she wanted. I almost asked her, "Excuse me, mam, is there something wrong with your eyes?" I didn't because I knew that if I had said something like that and my manager finds out, he would totally fire me. Actually, him and I are pretty cool, he probably would've tell me "good job" like he always does;).
... And of course, the customers are always right, and she complained about her food, so they both ate for free! Sorry loosers!!! I hope they never come back again. I could've spit on their food... Just kidding guys... I would never do something like that.
Thanks for reading, guys! This blog is so useful! I can let my feelings out by writing and people would respond back. I love you guys!!! Hope all is well with you=)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

I Love My Job!

Our lease for our place ends this month, and Brad have been mentioning about moving out of this place and finding somewhere closer to Fullerton area (he prefers somewhere close to the airport). Brad has been going on a fly-along with the CHP Pilots, and they told Brad that they are getting another airplane and they are looking for someone to fly it. Right now, they are a little short on airplane staff. Unfortunately, Brad's one year probation is not up with the department, so they can't hire him just yet. The airplane Sargent sounded interested in Brad, so I'm hoping that he will hire Brad in the near future. In the mean time, Brad is trying to get more flying time. I'm hoping that he will get in. Anyways, I was telling Brad that I wanted to work at Olive Garden for at least 6 more months. So we might be moving to Fullerton area in about 6 months to a year. I don't know what it is about me, but I always get attached to my job, and I don't ever want to quit! Though, there are days when I just want to hurt my guests and quit, but there are times when guests are so nice and generous with tips... I just want to love them and keep on working;) I guess I'm addicted to work...
I don't think I ever told anyone that I was sick last week (except Leslie)... For the first time in my entire job career, I called in sick last week on Thursday. I was sick on Wednesday and caught a fever on Thursday, and went away Friday afternoon. I woke up from a pain in the middle of the night, and my upper area of my stomach, below my chest was pounding so bad, I was literally on the floor crying. I don't know what it was, but I feel so much better now. I hope I don't ever experience that again!

So, anyways...anyone know the Fullerton area? We would love to find a good home. In the mean time, I think we are staying here in Burbank...(Yay!)