I couldn’t have gotten someone to tip tonight if I’d given them the money to leave me. I barely made 10% of my sales tonight and if I’d tipped out as much as I should have I’d have made less than 10%. You’d think people would know it’s xmas time and I have to buy my boyfriend an Ipad. Or a food processor. Or a new Kitchen Aid mixer. Or some underwear. Or a ___________________________. I’d tell you what I’m getting him but then I’d have to kill you. I’ve told him one thing I’m getting him, but after some consideration I think I’m going to get him something else. I have to do some thinking and planning to see figure it all out.
The general manager of the restaurant told me today that I should stop complaining about not making money when he’s done the math and knows that I make more than most of the managers. Sorry. They should be waiters if they want to make more. I still need a good schedule.
I finished the book I’ve been reading. I quite enjoyed it. It was Stephan King’s Under the Dome. It was quite a fun read. I’m actually sort of sad that it’s done. I wanted it to play out a little longer.
Adam and I stopped in a gay bookstore this past weekend in Philadelphia. We were there spending the weekend with his dad and step mom. It was actually a very nice trip. We spent way too much money though. It’s not cheap to go to a city and be expected to do all the touristy things. Three museums in one day all with an admission price of 15+ dollars. It gets expensive. We did have fun though. The last night we were there we walked back to the hotel after putting everyone else in a cab. Along the way we passed Giovanni’s Room. It’s now the 3rd oldest gay bookstore in the country. We bought a couple of books while we were there. One Adam suggested we wait and buy online, but I insisted that we buy it there, even though it would be a little more just to support the dying world of small bookstores. Let alone gay bookstores.
The one deal we did find there was the complete set of the Tales of the City for 18 bucks. It was in the used book section. I read the books years ago but Adam has only ever read the first one. I’ve assured him that it’s a wonderful series. Now I just have to get him to pick the first one up and start. I’m sure he’ll love them once he gets into them.
I get to start a new book tomorrow. I tend to go from “serious” reads to “light” reads. Stephen King was my light read. I’d just finished Lonesome Dove. Together they were well over 2,000 pages. And they were both amazing in the own right. Tomorrow I’ll scan my “to read” shelf. Adam’s “to read” shelf. The shelf with books we want to read but aren’t on the radar yet. And the books on our life changing shelves. It’s always fun to pick a new book. It’s like getting a new friend. For the next few weeks I’ll spend every night with them learning about their lives. And if the book really speaks to me I’ll feel like I’ve lost a good friend when it’s over. I felt that way about “Under the Dome.” I also felt that way about “Lonesome Dove.” Let’s hope tomorrow’s choice is also a winner.