Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Crap I need a Napkin!

No one ever offered me coffee before!

So CA has made a ruling on tips that Starbucks baristas recieve. And Howard had this to say about the ruling. So as a "shift supervisor" this is what I have to say. In all reality I am just a barista that counts money. There are many baristas that make more than I do right now because they have been with the company longer. Tips vary from store to store. My old store averaged about 50 cents an hour for tips per week. At my new store we get almost $2 an hour per week. I need any extra money that I get with the cost of gas going up and what not. And as far as being a "supervisor" that is a very loose term. I am responsible for more but I'm not paid that much more than the baristas (in fact its only a whopping $1 an hour more). I have no athority. I would imagine that most baristas would agree that shifts deserve that money too. We are only there to help out our partners and taking that little extra away would really hurt us. I am sure the courts don't realize what shifts acutally do. We are just glorified baristas.

Monday, March 24, 2008


We are now down to the daily count for call day. Its crazy that its only 29 days away. It felt like it would take forever and now its almost here. This weekend we even went shopping for call day outfits. I have a very cute dress! I am getting nervous about it though. I mean the excited sort of nervous. I am looking forward to settling down and staying somewhere. I am also looking forward to not working 800 hours. I've never looked forward to a move so much. The only bad part is we have to start packing. I am a little concerned that we'll find out on the 22nd that we need to be there like May 30th or something. It will be a fast pack up for us so I want to start a little earlier then.

Our Easter was pretty uneventful. We went to church at St. James in University City then we went out for brunch...then we came home Nick played video games while I worked on crocheting a blanket...Its almost finished. OH and we had snow! Its nuts. It didn't stick or anything but there were some pretty big flakes coming down. That was pretty much it.

Now its downhill to call day! I am so excited.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Its not about baking cookies

I am taking a class at the seminary. Well its a "women's class" so to speak. They offer free classes (some do have fees) to the women (staff, students wives, or deaconess students) during the quarter. Some classes are more intellectual than others. Like one of the more popular classes with the sem guys is a class on Revelations with Dr. Gibbs. He offers that class for the women on tuesday nights.

Well this being the last quarter one of the classes that is being offered that I am taking is called Partnership in the Gospel. Its a class for wives/fiances of the MDiv guys and mostly we talk about what to expect and how do deal with stress and what not. On the first day we talked about how many people thought the class was on making sure that your house was spotless at all times and that you have cookies ready if anyone visits. And how unrealistic that is. Its just good to network and talk with people who are going through similar things. Tonight is another class. It should be fun.

So in other news, I just wanted to share this video. Maron was a friend of mine from grade school. She's now a Christian Artist. Its pretty cool.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day....

As if you couldn't tell that I love these comics. I am sharing them with you. At least the good ones. This one is in honor of St. Patty's Day. We didn't make it to the parade on Saturday. It was supposed to rain so we visited friends instead. So since I don't have pictures from the parade I'll share this comic.

Savage Chickens - Leprechaun

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Doug Savage

Friday, March 14, 2008

Pi DAY!!!

Savage Chickens - Pi

Happy Pi Day!

This one's dedicated to Ellie T.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Made This!

the sweater that is....not the baby. Heh....Not my best work but it is fun. He's obviously loving it.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

A sad starbucks story

Its sad to say what some people do for an easy fix in life. I'm sad to say that this story is true. A man gave his life for some Starbucks Partner's tip jar. I am asking everyone to keep this family and the people who did this in your prayers. I just don't know what else to say.

You gotta know when to fold em, KNOW WHEN TO FOLD EM!

So this might only be funny to Nick and I but I wanted to share it with everyone!

Poker Tips
Savage Chickens - Poker Tips

More Kenny.

Bonus Fun! Godzilla in Spring

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Monday, March 03, 2008

In Memory of Grandpa Arnie

Arnold Feldt
Born 9/29/1924 Died 2/27/2008

"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." John 5:24

Grandpa's Obituary