I sat on the floor between my dresser and the wall, clipping pictures from newspapers that had accumulated in a pile next to my dresser, in the corner. My mom wasn’t too happy about my ‘newspaper-hoarding’, as she called it, and had told me that I could only keep travel
On a Friday evening, I expected the restaurant to be really crowded and we would have to wait for a table. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a wait and we got a table right away. Almost right as we sat down there was a waiter with our chips with salsa and to take our drink orders. The
I opened the fridge and found the leftovers of my burrito that I didn’t finish last night. I finished that up and got ready. After an hour I got ready in my basketball clothes and went with my mom to play the game, even though my stomach was not agreeing with my choice of plans.
It was a hot, summer day. Although it was only morning, we could feel the sun beating down on us. The lines weren't too long; after about twenty minutes, we were finally inside the park. First thing I noticed was the delicious smell of food. I hadn't had breakfast and definatley wanted some food. We went to go eat at an indoor restaurant where I chose a chicken burger. Laughter was filling the air as we ate, making us all the more excited to get on some rides. After eating, we decided to walk around to let our food go down and see what rides we wanted to get on.
It was a typical Wednesday morning. I was getting ready for school and I was going to be wearing my very authentic shoes that I bought from Nordstrom. Today was going to be an amazing day because my family said we could go hiking after school. So I got ready and head downstairs to eat my breakfast. Today I had pancakes with some strawberries on the side. I ate my breakfast with delicacy because I just got my braces but I was so hungry, I basically devoured all my food. Then the time 7:45 am beeped on my watch which meant it was time for me to head to school. I picked up my backpack and catched the bus.
Next, we were told to mingle around and make the guests feel comfortable. In Finch Fieldhouse was hundreds of people who were here to receive the food we provided, and each of them had their own story to tell. I spent about a half an hour talking and getting to know some of them while we waited for the food truck to arrive. When it arrived I helped unload some of the boxes of food, which were surprisingly varied. I expected to see loads and loads of non-perishable foods, but instead I unloaded potatoes, apples, cakes and squash. I prepared bags to hand out, and arranged them on the tables. The people of the community began to line up, and I volunteered at the dessert table. Every person who went by was given one or two desserts like cookies, donuts, pie or cake. I could see the happiness on their faces as I handed out treats and laughed with them. The most memorable moment was when a young girl and her father came through the line. They had been waiting in line almost the whole time, and the dessert stand was the last table. When they walked by, I asked the young girl what kind of dessert she wanted, and she looked at her father as if to ask permission. He told her to pick one out, and she quietly asked for a cake. I spent some time searching for the perfect cake, one that had chocolate frosting. When I handed it to her, her face lit up like the sun. I had
The next morning Trudy woke me up by tapping me on my shoulder. My eyes fluttered and my mind immediately thought back to us being sister cousins and my eyes popped open. “Wake up sleeping beauty. Did you forget about making breakfast this morning?” Trudy said as she flopped down
Once I figured out I had needed to groceries and decided to finally take her up on what she was saying was so amazing about this store. I needed to see for myself and have my own opinion about it. Before, I went inside the store I had to contemplate with myself that I was not going to pick up any items that were of those meets mentioned before. I took a deep breath and then resumed my chance to formalize my own opinion. The store was amazing as she had said which was great, but what was not great was that the prices of the meats that I was supposed to be abstaining from were lower than any store that I had shopped at. I was literally in heaven and had wanted to just grab everything and put it in my basket without any thought.
I entered the restaurant at 7:27 pm and went straight to the restroom, someone was occupying the restaurant so I decided to get in line at 7:28 pm there was 5 customer's ahead of me in line to order. I notice a lady left the bathroom, so I exited the line for ordering and went to the restroom. The bathroom was clean, well stocked with tissue, napkins and the trash was low as if it had been emptied, there was no paper or debris on the floor and the mirror was clean with no smears. I exited the restroom and reentered the line to order at 7:30 pm. I approached the counter and Anjanetta said, "my I placed your order," I ask Anjanette for the current specials and she mention the $5.00 box and I said I would like that, she ask me what piece of meet
lunch. The meal of the day consisted of pizza and applesauce. I was ready to work it all off at
For breakfast there were eggs, bacon, sausage waffles and so many more delicious options. My personal favorite was the cinnamon sticks dipped in warm maple syrup, although there wasn’t much time to eat them, I savored every bite. As my day went, on because of all the training going on, I had no idea when we would finish or how much time we had left. Until I heard “chow time”, words that made me smile because not only do we get a break, but I knew that we only had half of the day left. For lunch the dining hall served hot wings with white rice along with your choice of sides at the salad bar. The thing that made lunch extra special was the fact that we could have cookies. It may not seem like much now, but at that time it was the only real sweets most of us had in weeks. Although I tried not to show it, inside I was grinning from ear to ear. Then finally, there was dinner. Dinner meant that the day was finished. There was no more training or exercising and I would be able to go to bed soon. For dinner, pizza. That alone was the perfect satisfaction for me after an extremely long day and it was enough to hold me over until
Whether it was in the morning or late at nights. I drank soda constantly not really knowing what it can do to you. Drinking soda was one of the first things I drop from my diet losing ten pounds within 3 weeks of not drinking soda. During lunch my family tended to utilize a lot of oil presuming the food will taste more scrumptious. Before placing the tortillas on the pan we would always oil up slightly, so the tortilla wouldn't stick onto the pan, well that's what my mom told me as a kid. Later finding out it just made it more crispy rather than a plain heated tortilla. When it came down to eating, my family ate delicious food, but wasn't necessarily to healthy. Facing the consequences of not eating fast food was difficult because I was trying to steer away from all fast food restaurants possible such as Mcdonalds, Burger King, Dell Taco and my ex-favorite of them all on the Mcdonald menu on being the spicy
Night: We went to the hotel and packed up to get ready to leave in the morning when we wake up.Then we went to the kitchen and made ourselves a peanut butter jelly sandwich. The bread was toasted very crispy. After that I made myself a buttered bread. I put my bread to toast for one minute. I grabbed the jar of butter, got a butter knife,and went to go get a glass of milk. By the time I got my stuff ready the timer was done. First
As soon I took the last bite the waitress appeared right beside me holding in her hands my next dish; Ravioli stuffed with spinach. I couldn’t believe how perfect the timing was. It was something I’ve never witnessed before. The plate of ravioli comes with just the right amount of pieces of an odd number of five. After eating four and a half my stomach was already full from both of the splendid dishes. Immediately after setting down my fork and knife the waitress appeared making sure that all my needs were met asking if I was ready for her to clear the table and if there was anything I would want to be packed up to take home. She then offered me the dessert menu and suggested which the most common choices were. Although I was quite full, the array of desserts were unbearable I just couldn’t walk out without having tried one. I decided to go with the famous napoleon, but I would take it to go and eat it on an emptier stomach when I am able to actually enjoy it. As I was waiting for the waitress to bring e the bill I couldn’t stop smiling, all that was replaying in my head was “I must come back here
Then, something happened. It was near the end of my 11-hour shift on a Sunday. It was quite busy as it was a hot summer night. The line was almost to the outside of the door while there was only two of us working. A man and his son walked in. They stood there and stared at the menu for a while.