Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'm a waitress at The Porch ...

Have you heard of The Porch???
You need to go! It has fantastic food! And the book and tea selection isn't bad either. :)

The Porch
2411 E. Main St.
Danville, IN 46122
It's a bookstore and cafe' ... open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 2pm.
Soups, sandwiches, pot pie, desserts, teas of many flavors ... and books!

It's an amazing little place ... and I'm a waitress there. Being a waitress is no walk in the park, I've come to find out. It's hard work staying on top of everyone's orders, making sure everyone has their drinks ... and when you've got more than 3 or 4 tables, it gets hectic pretty fast. Especially when you're the only waitress with 30 customers. Yes, I've done that before ... and yes, it was CRAZY!!! Mostly, it's a great job. I love talking to people, and I love helping or serving people. And thankfully, that's what being a waitress is. And I've found that I'm pretty good at it too. :)

I've decided that I think everyone should be a waiter or waitress at some point in their lives. It really helps ya see what they go through ... and just how difficult it is. The next time you go out to eat, put yourself in your waiter's shoes ... and tip him well. :)

#68 ... will it ever end??

MICAL'S BUCKET LIST .... Oh, buddy! I'm excited!!!

#1 - Go hiking in New Zealand!!!

#2 - Run a mini marathon

#3 - Read through the Bible in each of my translations - NIV, NASB, ESV, NKJV, NLT, and The Message

#4 - Learn to play barre chords on my guitar

#5 - Learn to swing dance (CHECK!)

#6 - Marry an oober godly guy!

#7 - Have at least 4 kids and homeschool them

#8 - Take a 3-day solitude trip! (CHECK!)

#9 - Visit my sponsored child in Bolivia

#10 - Read all of Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis

#11 - Take a BBF trip to the Bosom Buddies Cottages in Canada with Emily!!!

#12 - Be a waitress (CHECK!)

#13 - Visit all 50 states!

#14 - Go to a Gaither Vocal Band concert (CHECK!)

#15 - Learn to Country Line Dance

#16 - Take a hip hop dance class

#17 - Go Hot Air-Ballooning

#18 - Ride a water motorcycle ... otherwise known as ... the jet ski ... hahaha!!!

#19 - Get a Bible degree

#20 - Have a quiet time with Jesus in front of the Appalachian Mountains

#21 - Get my biography of Judy Nilsen published in some way, shape, or form

#22 - Be a summer camp counselor

#23 - Stand outside in a lightning storm!!! (CHECK!)

#24 - Make a nature calendar with the photos I've taken

#25 - Get FLOOR seat tickets to a Gaither Vocal Band Concert!!! (CHECK!)

#26 - Visit Big Sky, Montana

#27 - DANCE on the Ellen DeGeneres Show!!! What? Oh, yeah!

#28 - Eat some New York Pizza

#29 - Visit the Home of Hope Orphanage in China (where the Goddard's are!)

#30 - Go to the Iowa-80 truck stop ... the largest truck stop in the world!!!

#31 - Go to Mountain Top Ministries in Haiti (where Willem and Beth are!)

#32 - Go to Europe with Hannah Baker!!!

#33 - Write a book ... yes, that's right - a BOOK!

#34 - Visit Juliet's house in Verona, Italy

#35 - Go to London, England :)

#36 - Pass the Praxis!!!!!

#37 - Become a school teacher

#38 - Read all of the Twilight Saga

#39 - Buy a drink at the SoZo cafe' in Jasper, Indiana

#40 - Listen to the wind blowing through the columns at the Parthenon in Greece

#41 - Go to Sitka, Alaska

#42 - Stay on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine

#43 - Learn to ride a horse

#44 - Go to Loocachooca, Arizona to visit the Navajo reservation there

#45 - Do something BIG - something out of your comfort zone

#46 - Have a picnic on the grassy hills of Ireland

#47 - Gain an eternal perspective

#48 - Go on a cruise

#49 - Finish the Gold level at Arthur Murray

#50 - Learn to truly accept who I am

#51 - Record a CD in Uncle Mike's music studio

#52 - Find out more about my heritage

#53 - Collect as many different colors of crocs that I can!

#54 - Get a manicure (CHECK!)

#55 - Take a fourth trip to Bogalusa, Louisiana

#56 - Visit all the mountain ranges in the U.S.

#57 - Rent a cabin by the lake for a couple of days

#58 - Spend an afternoon on the beach of each of the Great Lakes

#59 - Be an "extra" on a dance movie

#60 - Try out for "American Idol" or "So You Think You Can Dance"

#61 - Drive 1-79 through West Virginia in the Fall

#62 - Take on a food challenge (Man vs. Food)

#63 - Learn the Quick Step

#64 - Become a dance instructor

#65 - Take a dance lesson at an Arthur Murray not in Indiana

#66 - Take a dance lesson at one of Maksim Chmerkovskiy's dance studios in New York City

#67 - Eat a cake truffle

#68 - Visit Sherwood Baptist Church (church that put on Fireproof and Facing the Giants)