Just kidding...I'll be waiting tables all night during Charleston Restaurant Week: the week that sales of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Sweet Tea rise about 12478392104%. Why is this? A ton of people make it out to restaurants during restaurant week because of the deal available. You can have 3 very nice courses at my restaurant for $20, so it attracts a plethora of people who wouldn't normally come in to the restaurant. It is honestly a great thing for restaurants around town because it does attract business during this supposed downtime after the holidays, but it is a totally different vibe as people are looking to come in, sit, eat for as cheap as possible, and leave basically as fast as possible. Hence the soft drink sales.
I wanted to come to the library and do work about as bad as I wanted to run suicides across the interstate all day, but a grande caffé latte temporarily upped my spirits and reminded me to get working, or else I'll be slinging sodas for much longer. I learned from a friend that the latte may be a good way to level out my caffeine intake without going overboard, for sometimes I feel as though I could explode with the amount of energy I have...very literally. However, today is not one of those days.
I spent the majority of the day so far answering emails and writing people back...the whole networking thing. One girl I emailed yesterday works for an ad agency up in the city and I'm really looking forward to hearing back from her. She is going to help me better understand what happens in an agency from the bottom up so that I can approach the search and application process in a much more educated and efficient manner. Since I don't know much about the in's and out's of everything, I personally feel like it would be a better idea to wait and apply for positions once I know exactly what I am applying for and why I would be so unbelievably awesome at it.
I've got a pretty neat idea for the blog that I'll be working on this weekend. Stay tuned and make sure you come back to check it out. May take several trials and a ton of editing, but I'm looking to make this idea tangible.
Observations and Thoughts from the 3rd Floor of the Library
A) I was thinking back yesterday to some grammar lessons from middle school (attempting to recall the proper use of the semicolon, seeing as I use them all the time) and started remembering my experiences from English classes throughout my life. I received failing grades on so many papers in high school it was unbelievable. The German exchange student consistently made better grades than me, much to the delight of
most all of my friends (shout out to Anna-Sophie Schmitz). I vividly remember 2 teachers in 2 years calling me in after class demanding that I be tutored in writing because I clearly didn't understand it. Every teacher I had knew I was a math whiz, but I never understood why I was so unsuccessful with writing. I even rarely had points subtracted from my grades for grammatical errors. I wonder if my writing has really changed, or if the teachers were just too close minded to appreciate my writing.