it’s hard to believe i was starting work 12 hours ago

and it was my first day on DTOB (Drive-Thru bar) and it was bananas!

it took me a while to really get the groove of things and i’m happy they didn’t have me start during a rush.

but my drive-thru times were, and i quote, ‘NOT BAD’ for my first time. 

it was really tough today, though. i found out someone i really cared about passed away yesterday. i couldn’t bail on work, though, as 

  1. i was the 3rd in so they needed me, and;
  2. work helped take my mind off of things.

anyway, i’m really tired so i’ll keep this short.

set phasers to CAFFEINATED.

it’s been another great day, so far, in the auburn mermaid’s world!

i started off refreshing my skills on bar (i can now steam milk like a champ) and not to toot my own horn but i created the most densely beautiful foam i’ve ever seen. *slips on stunna shades* though, i’ve come to the decision that i need to work on whipping and drizzling my drinks; as i’ve never had a steady hand (I’M NOT AN ARTIST, OKAY) and apparently enjoy manhandling the whip bullet.

my adorable coworker also briefly touched on cold drinks and smoothies, which was super.

i also put on the headset and started training on drive-thru and wow! it was exhilarating! everything is incredibly user friendly and i love how the veteran baristas aren’t afraid to help you rise above the challenge and offer tips and tricks that help them with efficiency.

i was super tired because my baby pawed at me and made the life choice to climb all over my body, head, and pillows at, oh i don’t know, 0400. she also needed to go out to use the loo. i let her off my bed and she immediately popped a squat and peed. IMAGINE MY FRUSTRATION. anyway, i let her out and it took her two million years to finish her business.

oh god my dog farted and i think my world is ending.

because of my exhaustion, my shift supervisor allowed us a drop shot. what this is is a butt load of espresso. i think 3 shots? anyway, it’s basically a barista’s version of a tequila shot (minus the additives such as salt or citrus). it’s just straight espresso.

anyway, i was zipping here and zipping there. it honestly is what got me through my shift. so far i think i’m liking it.

every day i can feel myself improving my skills as a barista. i’m very excited to see where i’ll be in a month.