Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Thank goodness for good tippers"

This is something I say pretty much every day I work. I always have a few excellent tippers, and a few bad ones. Sometimes I can see why they left me the tip they did, and sometimes I replay the experience in my mind and am baffled that people would even tip so low when I did nothing wrong. Anyways, thank goodness for good tippers.

So on that note, the job is going pretty well. There are still things I can improve on, but for the most part I think I'm doing alright. I also started school this week. It'll be a pretty chill semester, just taking spanish and yoga. Then next semester I'll be busy busy busy with school and work.

Chauncey really enjoys his job so far. Today he got to lead a meeting by himself. He said it was kind of exciting to have that responsibility. Also, he decided to grow his beard out. *Sarcastic voice* yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy *end sarcastic voice*. I guess I don't mind beards, its just the prickliness while kissing that I don't like. Sorry if that was TMI. Anyways, we will see how that works. Last October he grew his beard out for our Halloween costume (see below)

Can you believe how short my hair was then compared to now!? I'm so glad its growing, now its past my shoulder blades.

So yeah, we'll see how that goes. Chauncey's birthday is also coming up! Next tuesday! We are going to Vegas this weekend to celebrate. Party time, yo!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"Hi, my name is Jenni and I'll be your server today."

Well, if you read my last post you know that I am currently training to be a server at Red Robin. I was really nervous at first, but I think i'm doing pretty okay so far. Yesterday was my first actual day training. I mainly followed one of the other servers and ran drinks. I learned how to put orders in the computer and how to do checks. It was kind of nerve racking, but everyone was really helpful (that is one thing I have always loved about our location, everyone helps everyone out and they are willing to do so) which made my first day really easy. It also helped that i have worked there for half a year, so everyone knows and likes me which means they are willing to help me out more and answer my questions.
Today I trained with a different server than yesterday, and I ended up taking a good portion of the tables by myself. We even had a party table of 9 people and I took half by myself while one of the other servers took the other half (we are not allowed to take party tables that are more than 8 people by ourselves, if it's more than 8 there has to be 2 servers on it.) I was really nervous when my trainer told me I would be taking half of it but I'm grateful she had me do that because it helped me get used to the pressure of having multiple tables at once and keeping on top of everything.
Hopefully tomorrow I will do a little better, my trainer said I did really good but I still noticed things that I needed to work on. Friday I gem (which just means that I will take tables all by myself and a manager will be watching me to make sure I do everything right) Then next week I will be able to serve all by myself! I am super excited and so grateful for this new work opportunity. I have been wanting to be a server since I started working there, but I had to wait until I was 21 to do so, so this feels like it has been a long time coming (even though it has really only  been like 7 months.) Anyways, thanks for reading, and if you're ever in the SLC area come visit me at Red Robin!

Friday, August 10, 2012


I am studying to be a server. I start training next week and boy am I nervous! So this is what my day looks like :
thank goodness for music.

yep. So next week I'll be training every day except Saturday and Sunday. So don't expect any posts or updates. Not that I post that much anyways. I should change that. Well, back to studying!

Monday, August 6, 2012


Oh Hey. So last week we went to Vegas, we were there for 10 days and it was AWESOME. Usually we only get to spend a weekend in vegas, and even then it is split up between both of our families, so we usually feel unsatisfied with our time spent (not because we don't enjoy it, but because we want it to be longer). But this time, we spent a whole 10 days there, we spent time with my family and with chauncey's family. It was great. The main reason we went was because Andrew (Chauncey's brother) came home from his mission (he went to Japan). But it also worked out because during the week we celebrated my Mom's birthday and my father-in-law's birthday.

 For the first couple days, we were at my parent's house. We went and saw my uncle perform in his band, the Goodfellas. They are sort of like a tribute band, and they play music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. It was really fun to see them perform. I also got carded for ordering a shirley temple. It was kind of silly but we laughed about it. We spent time with my high school buddy, Jared, who just got home from the same mission as Andrew. Monday night my mom, 2 grandmas, aunts, and great aunt went to bingo and guess what!? I won 500 dollars! It was pretty awesome. So with that money, I bought myself an iphone since my plan with my parents was ending this month. So Chauncey and I got our own plan. We feel like grownups now. The rest of the money is going towards a new car for us.

Tuesday Andrew came home. It was a pretty exciting day. The rest of the week was spent with Chauncey's family. We swam, played games, watched movies that came out in the last two years, and did a lot of other fun things. To say the least, it was a very eventful week. We were sad to leave Vegas and come back to the reality of work and school and bills. It was a nice little summer vacation. We will go back in a month for Chauncey's birthday, and I'm already excited.