Flanigan’s Waitressing Mini Scrapbook

I had a child-free weekend with my friends back in Rochester last weekend, and it was wonderful! I went to Marya’s house and we scrapped our hearts out. I worked on my son’s baby book (he’s almost 2, I know…let’s not talk about it.) and I also finished a mini album I started back in 2007. Yeah, I know. I’m not good at getting these things done in a timely manner, it would seem. The only scrapbook I’ve finished on time was John’s first (and only) army album for the year 2009.

I saved my waitressing book that held bills, money and my notepad that I took orders in, and decided to sew some pages to fit in it so I could have a mini album. I’m not even sure why I had these pictures, but I figure I’ve had them so long, I might as well finish the album!

This job was really important to my development as an adult. It’s funny to think that, I mean…it was just a waitress job, but it helped me with time management,¬†prioritizing¬†things, and not taking crap from people. Because people who eat out can be jerks and they don’t need to be…and I’m not going to take it. Ha. I also learned a little Spanish, as the restaurant was located in a suburb of Miami. At one point, I knew how to say steak, chicken, and breaded/unbreaded.

This particular spread features pictures at Denny’s, where we went to eat after staff meetings. Janet was a makeup artist, and Valerie was from the midwest. I don’t remember anything else about them, haha. I don’t keep in touch with anyone from back then. Maybe if I did, this album would’ve been finished earlier?

These two pages were originally a traditional 12×12 page spread. When I decided to make this mini album, I had to disassemble it to fit in the book. I was Flanigan’s (the name of the restaurant) Barbie for Halloween. I used the fabric from another co-worker’s shirt to make a halter top and ruffle for my skirt. ¬†I remember this night being really slow, haha.

Also slow…Christmas time. Guess an Irish-themed Seafood Bar and Grill isn’t the place to go for Christmas, ha. We had a staff lunch, and I made an elf hat out of the left over fabric from that shirt I cut up at Halloween. I barely had enough left over…the hat was really tight!

You know what the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day is? AN IRISH THEMED SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL, ha. I didn’t have to work that day, but I went in to say hi to everyone. I was thirsty, so I asked for a coke, and I got it with a little something extra. Scratch that, a lot of something extra, ha.

The last page is just a pocket of comics that I drew on my lunch break. I need to buy a white out pen so I can write that on the “blackboard”. One of my coworkers would write out the script, and I would draw them. Good way to pass the time. The pockets on the right just hold my cheat sheet for the market prices of seafood and the beers, because I don’t drink beer. I know nothing about beer. Like, seriously. Gross.

It’s such a small album, I can’t believe it took this long to finish, but I’m glad it’s finally done! What do you think of it?

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