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Dinner for 1-at Dennys?

So last night i was hungry as i am about 99 percent of the time. I decided to go to my usual hangout, which is dennys. I have been going to dennys in general since i was a junior in college. Not the best food in the world, but it is consistent and i sometimes like that consistency.

So i was greeted by my favorite server, Tony. He is a very nice hispanic man and hasn't completely disolved his accent from Mexico City. I ordered my usual, coffee and some edible fried foods. I am not a big fried food guy, but sometimes the body just craves it so I decided to get the sampler. It worked.

As i was eating, it dawned on me that I did not know anything about Tony. So I started up a conversation with him. It turns out that his father was very involved with the white house as his father was a general in the mexican army. He lived in DC shortly and moved to Mexico city where he spend the remainder of his days, until 5 years ago. He came to San Diego to visit a friend and decided to st…

Colorado River

Well, I just got home from my trip to the Colorado River with my friend Noah. Man did we have a great time.

I got the call as I landed in Phoenix on my way home from Fort Lauderdale. Noah said, "Hey man, do you want to go to the river this weekend?" All I could think of was, "no" because I was slightly tired and thinking I probably wanted to chill at home. I said, "Yes...that sounds good"

Well i woke up at 11:30 on Saturday and got the call from Noah at 2pm, after I had been out running some errands. He said he was on his way down to my place and that we would head out from there. We hit the road at about 3 pm and drove through great weather into super hot desert country. We arrived at the campsite at 8pm high as a kite from gas fumes. We had to fill up some gas tanks for gas for the jetskis and boats at the exit we turned off on, from there it was an 18 mile drive down a dirt road to get to the campsite.

After arriving we set up camp and proceede…

Removing the demons past..

It has occurred to me that in some break up situations, you can remain friends and in others it is best to cut all ties, past and present. Recently I was contacted by my ex and berated and complained to. I was told what an insignificant person I am and why am I doing the things that I am doing. For whatever reasons, she cannot save me nor can i save her. My choices are just that and I shouldn't have to conform to what she wants me to be.

I have also gone through and deleted old pictures of us because it is apparent that we cannot even be friends. I think the most annoying thing is that I just have to listen to her calls...i cant even say one thing in my defense or explain myself because she doesn't want to hear it. All I know is that relationships with a significant other are not a must. They are choices that we make. There is a certain give and take that occurs and when the relationship is over, is it really over? Aren't there some overlapping grey areas, like fri…

Update: Working in Chicago

So i haven't been able to post anything on here in a week because I have been working and don't have a laptop for the road. I have been working at the palmer house hilton. Nice, older property here in Chicago.

Staff has been as accomodating as possible, however, the service is a bit slower than we would like to see. I was on the meetings team and was responsisble for getting all the collateral materials delivered, making sure we had proper signage, ensuring the rooms are the right temperature and just sort of being there for the meetings rooms if they needed anything.

This meeting was extremely successful and there were no real issues of concern. They are doing a complete renovation of the property and if you are thinking of doing an event here, you may want to reconsider until after 2008 is past.

Worked with great staff and just had a good time. The meeting planner on this was extremely organized and it shows...less time worked. 10 hour days max...unlike 14-16 hour days …