Wednesday, September 15, 2010

So much to catch up on!!

I got TWO jobs in one day!! :)
I am now a server at Biaggi's Italian restaurant at Gateway, and also the new Dough Girlette at My Dough Girl!! So exciting!! I have been so blessed already, and have only been in Utah for two weeks.

The day I heard about Biaggi's, my friend Mallory was going to take the Sips and Tips class (about alcohol serving) so I quickly joined her and am now certified as well. I still have to get my Utah food handlers license, but orientation starts TOMORROW so I assume they will give me more information :). I have my man shirts and sexy black non-slip grandma I am all ready to start!!

My Dough Girl didn't waste any time on training! The owner called me Thursday evening and I started Friday morning at 8am! It was a nice long, busy, and exciting day! I'm going to love it there! The girls I work with were all telling me that this Friday was a super busy day to start: we had a large order for a wedding, so baked about 32 dozen cookies, plus two other smaller orders, plus baking to fill and refill the front of our store for customers that like to come into the store in groups of 20! :) I definitely got thrown into the mix and have started off strong I feel. On Saturday, Natalie and Amber and I worked a booth at the State Fair selling cookies, which was fun but not as productive as we had expected. This was Dough Girls first time at the fair, so it was sort of a trial run with a change in location as well as target market. Dough Girl usually sells at Farmers Market on Saturdays, and sells out of 12 dozen cookies before noon, and the fair just wasn't so productive. We ended up trading some cookies for some bomb tacos :) and our owner closed our booth early. Ending the day at 5pm instead of 9pm, the girls and I decided to walk around the fair for a bit! Enjoying the classic Pig Races, the smell of fried foods, art, are some pics from our day!

Enjoying some country music :) I noticed that nothing will stop these Utans from dancing! (Notice the man with the oxygen tank on his back)

Also, as we wandered the dairy section...we found that Cows are the most comfortable seats...and balloon hats are for best friends!

There was a cow sculpture made out of BUTTER...

...and then the largest cow at 5'5'' and weighing 2060 lbs!!

Some other fun things that happened this week:
*Watching Andy and his band play at the Chili Cook-Off fundraiser event for the homeless.
*Running and toying with the idea of joining Utah's first all women's half marathon for breast cancer in October.
*Becoming addicted to House with Zechariah Franks and purchasing the first few seasons to catch ourselves up for this weeks premiere.
*Going bowling and tying scores with my boyfriend :)
*...AND attending our church's BBQ at a beautiful park near Park City!!

**Tonight: Family dinner and Bunco at Melanie and Mallory's house! :)

So far with my work schedule...or lack there of...I have Monday's off :) so I drove by and called about 7 apartments for rent and will be touring one tonight! I have not gotten home sick yet, although so much has happened for me these past two weeks so I predict my time is coming once I settle down more. Life so far in Utah is beautiful, and exciting meeting new people and enjoying the many outdoor activities!!

I wish you all could come and visit me soon!! But until then, here is the view from my room of the cute little house I am staying at!

Happy Monday!!

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