Saturday, January 22, 2005

Thanks

Tonight I sent out a mesage on the Board for my friends to come in and eat at my work and request me as their waiter if they felt like it. I was hoping a few would be there. Mostly I just wanted to see some friendly faces, since I was seriously stressing over the results of the post I put up last night. I couldn't believe it when The Duchess, Phoenix, Latro, Mynamyn, Dino-mite, Uffish Thought, Novel Concept, and Ma, Pa, and Baby Grape all came in. It really made me feel great. Validated, you know? It was just such a blessing to see them all there to support me. Well, and to eat some rocking good fajitas. While I was still serving them, Toasteroven showed up with four hot women. Kinda reminds me of his poem. So I got to serve them, too. A girl from our ward also came and requested me. The funniest part of the night was when I was going slowly up the stairs with everybody's specialty drinks and accidentally dumped them all down the front of my shirt. It was such a mess. I had to go change clothes. After everybody left, I just walked around doing my job and feeling the spirit so strongly. I am so glad to know that I have friends who will back me up when I need it. I love my fellow Board writers. They are such amazing people. You can't help but feel a special connection with people who can see the worst things about you but notice only the best. I really felt like if people had looked at me at that point, they could have seen the flames of the spirit licking my arms and just all of me. It was such a strong outpouring of Heavenly Father's love, made evident by the love of my friends. I couldn't stop smiling. The owner dropped by, and told me that he'd heard what I'd done. "Oh, you mean my huge spill?" I dumbly asked. "No, e-mailing all your friends and getting them to come in." Oh, right. He told me that he was going to give me a prize, and that from now on he'd be instructing the other servers to do the same thing. That was great. And now I'm home, and I'm happy, and I really still expect persecution ahead, but now I know I don't face it alone. Bless you, 100 Hour Board. You and all your writers.

6 comments:

smarteze said...

Sorry Mr. Socks and I couldn't make it. He was sick yesterday. I'm glad so many people showed up for you though. :)

Amy said...

It really makes me happy to hear that so many writers showed up. I read your message right before I left campus around six and all the way home I tried to think of who I could get to come to the restaurant with me, but I'm not very good at pulling something off last-minute on a Friday night.

I love writing for the Board, but what I love most about being part of this is knowing the people. I have been amazed over and over again at how accepting and supportive the writers are for each other

The Girl in the CAEDM Lab said...

If anyone had told me, I would have gladly come.

Christmas Smurf said...

Thanks, guys. I'm glad to have your support, too.

erin said...

Leibniz, I want to say I am sorry for not calling you. I had a thought that I should, but I didn't. Just one other time when I didn't follow through... so I'm sorry.

Princess said...

I'm going to come when I can be the only one you serve. You can fall all over me. Big tips coming your way buddy...