Some of you may not know this but in addition to blogging, running my vintage etsy shop, and designing/making clothing I also work at a restaurant 2-3 nights a week. I've worked in the food service industry for many years now as it allows flexible scheduling, extended amounts of time off, and free days. It's a perfect way for entrepreneurs to work full time on their business while still making some extra money on the side as a life line (and to fund your new business!). It's also great when you want to go to Asia for two months and come back with your same position. I haven't had a "day job" in over a year now and I can't imagine having to commute be somewhere all day every day. Brian is out of the house at 7:30 every morning and comes home around 5:30. I have no idea how he does it.
I've been incredibly lucky these past few years working at Perro Salado in Newport. It's a Mexican restaurant but homestyle and eclectic, we don't even have burritos or nachos on the menu. Everyone that works there is creative, artistic, and interesting to say the least. I've made some of my best friends there as well. That's the other thing about working in a social environment. When I'm at home by myself, as I am most days, I don't have anyone to talk to! I look forward to heading to the restaurant and chatting with my gals.
Anyways, last night was our belated holiday party and we went bowling! We usually just hang out at the restaurant eating and drinking, which is fine, but this year we wanted to try something a little bit different. We did a hilarious handmade/something you don't want anymore/regift yankee swap, piled in our rented school bus (!), and made our way to Kingston Bowl. We bowled a few rounds, drank $4.50 pitchers of beer, and shared many laughs. It was a great night with friends enjoying each others company. Here are some of my favorite shots from the evening and (as I say when I deliver food to a table) enjoy!
I'm wearing my new favorite thrifted sweater (I actually have it on as I write this!), vintage necklace and earrings, tee from UO many years ago, Theory leggings, and my new Emu boots.
Are we going to have a snow day tomorrow! I really hope so!