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Old 08-19-2007, 09:49 AM   #1
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Cool Remember me?

Anyone remember me? I used to be around quite a bit before but "life" got in the way and I've not been here in a long time. I miss it though and will be here more often now, I think. I forgot how much I love this place!

So where have I been? Well, basically I just did a whole, big career change. I used to be a pre-school teacher, and while I loved it, the wages were very difficult to live off of. Anyway, i have a friend of mine who is a maitre'd in a fine dining establishment. (like a place where a typical bill will be over $600 because of wine and so forth) He suggested I get into being a server because I love food (talking about it, cooking it, etc.) and am very friendly and outgoing as well as the money is very good.

So.. basically.. that is what I am doing now! It's not like a Denny's "do you want fries with that?" type of waitress though. Total opposite. Everything is slow, and steady, and nice and relaxed and upscale. The dishes are amazing and the menu changes daily. I will have maybe 3, 4 of 5 tables a night and that is it... but each one stays over 2 hrs usually and there are multiple courses.

Anyway... I love it! I am making an excellent living now and enjoy being able to see, taste, and talk about food in my career as well. I never, ever would have thought to get into this industry, but I am so glad I did! (and am so lucky to have had the "in" of knowing the maitre'd... as most people in fine dining have to have been in the service industry for YEARS before they will even look at you)

So... that's where I've been! Oh, and I've moved as well. (same city, but still, its quite the ordeal) I've been helping my Mom renovate her house this summer too. Just busy, busy, busy!

How is everyone here? I see some familiar faces, which I'm glad about... Hope you are all well.


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Old 08-19-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Hey Grumblebee, welcome home! We have missed you. There has been some chat recently about bento boxes and you were mentioned.

If I may ask, which fine dining establishment are you working at? You can PM me if you would rather not share that in public. I am very familiar with that city as I have 3 sisters living there and visit often.

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Old 08-19-2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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Wow Grumblebee, that is an exciting adventure you've been on..Good for you. I'm glad you've decided to come visit more often and look forward to hearing about how things are going. Take care and welcome back.
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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Congratulations, grumblebee! Isn't it a pleasure to enjoy what you do...and get paid for it? Glad you're doing better and have found a way to enjoy food at work. I look forward to seeing you more often.
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #5
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Glad you are back Grumble Bee!When you get time lets us know what dishes they serve and so on at your new job.JP
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:22 PM   #6
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Sounds wonderful. Congratulations.

Katie E and I are awaiting your invitation to dine at your fine establishment (as guests of the house, of course).

Please don't keep us waiting. (that's your job).
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:45 PM   #7
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Welcome home Grumblebee!!! It is great to see you again. Your career change sounds perfect for you.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:47 PM   #8
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Welcome back, Grumblebee! It sounds as if all the changes in your life are going well.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:03 PM   #9
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Good to see you again Grumblebee!!!! Congratulations on the new job change! Way to go!
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #10
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Hey, it's the bento chick from Canada. Welcome to the industry.

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