I've been lurking around the forums for the past little bit, and it occurred to me that I haven't posted in my journal, so I'm here to fix that. Let's see what I've been up to lately!
I think the funnest (and by the way, "funnest" is a word, MLA be damned!) thing that Josef (the boyfriend) and I have done in a while took place the other night. We were out running some errand at 10:00 p.m. and when we were finished, we decided to go to Hooters. For those who aren't in the in, Hooters is a restaurant chain that's known for having women who are quite busty on their waitstaff. They're known for their buffalo wings, and of course, the Hooters Girls. While I'm not about to start a debate on whether or not Hooters exploits women (because they don't), I encourage those of you who are concerned or interested to check out the following web address: (http://www.hooters.com/company/about_hooters/). I think it provides a very reasonable answer to concerns that those may have.
Alas! I digress. So Josef and I went to Hooters the other night and didn't quite know what to think. I mean after all, it's easy for one to draw conclusions and pre-judge an establishment like this. But we went in for the most part not knowing what to expect. The following account is going to be from the point of view of someone who's been in the restaurant industry for a few years (me). :)
When we walked in, we noticed how well-lit the restaurant is, which immediately made any thoughts of sleaze vanish. A well-lit restaurant is a pleasure to dine in, and certainly has an atmosphere all its own. It was clean and spacious. The hardwood floors were a nice touch, as well. The host was a very nice gentleman who started joking with us immediately and made us feel at ease. We were allowed to sit where we wanted to, so we chose a table that was close to where others were, so we could be a part of the action.
Our waitress was nice throughout our experience, and she was very accomodating when one of our friends showed up after we had eaten. At no point did I feel that she was trying to use her body in any way to seduce any of us at the table (but, the fact that we are a bunch of queens had something to do with that). Indeed, even the customers that were *obviously* straight, I noticed that the waitstaff really didn't seem to try and be "sexy" or "seductive" in their actions; nay, they were workin' girls doing their jobs, and they were professional about it. Of course, a large party asked a few of the waitresses to pose with them for pictures, but this is quite understandable, and they were only too happy to comply.
On a side note, when I went to the bathroom, I noticed it was clean, well-lit, and everything was well-stocked. I know some restaurants that can't do that, but we won't say any names.
The food was good, and the ladies always made sure that we were well taken care of at all times. We decided to have dessert, and were again, pleasantly surprised. And since I'm so nice and selfless, when I took care of the bill, I was also pleased with how affordable two entrees, an appettizer, a soft drink, and two desserts were. I tipped generously to reflect my feelings on our experience there, and we gingerly left.
Eating at Hooters was a wonderful experience that I'm hoping to repeat soon.
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In other news, chorus rehearsals started up again, and it's looking to be a fabulous group. I found out that I made it into a subgroup of the chorus that I auditioned for, and we had rehearsal last night. So all in all, in the music scene, things are going well for me. Lately, I've been tuning into the radio at perfect times to hear some of the most groovin' music I've heard in a long time. And I'm not talking about this crap that's produced by drum machines and synthesizers; I'm talking about beautiful, acoustic music. In my not-so-humble opinion, acoustic music is the most fulfilling music there is. St. Cecilia (the patron saint of music) must be smiling on me. ;)
Last night, we went to the store to get a few things, and we ended up buying all sorts of ingredients to make cookies!!! It's been FOREVER since Momma has made cookies, and so we decided to make oatmeal raisin cookies. All was well and fun. Needless to say, Momma made a big fat mess, but it was well worth it. Hurrah for culinary delights!
Well kids, I think that about does me for now. We're going out with my friend Daniel tonight to celebrate his 21st birthday, so we hope to have a fun time with him. I'll let you all know if any scandalous things happen tonight.
Until then, behave and be nice, so you don't turn out like me.