Sunday, March 16, 2014


Life inspires me. 

Take a seed and give it food, water, and warmth and see it grow into a strong, beautuful, and flourishing plant. 

Take a young mind and nurture it, guide it, give it direction in life and watch it too become strong, beautiful, and flourishing.

When working with students times can be frustrating. You want them to get it. You want it to click. 

Then the day comes and all that you had hoped for happens, they get it. 

People inspire me. 

Inspiring people ... inspires me. 

I can't tell when inspiration is going to happen... it just hits like a bee sting, strong and fast. It stays for a little and then the feeling leaves. 

That is until it hits again. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Do you tip well?

If you can afford to go out to eat... then you should be able to afford at least a 15% tip. 
If you cant... Go to a fast food joint where you don't need to tip. 

If you can afford to get your hair did... then you better consider tipping your hair stylist well.
Maybe the next time you go back to her she doesn't do as good of a job because she knows your a cheap ass. 

If you decide to get delivery... remember, you didn't have to get your ass of the couch and drive to get the food... tip the man, he deals with a lot of shit he doesnt have to. 

If you go to Applebee's and get curbside... The server who got placed on that position for the night has to get your food together and package it. They still don't get minimum wage and depend on tips. Give the kid 2 bucks... it wont break you. 

If you buy a drink at the bar you should give at least a dollar for each beer and possibly two for a mixed drink. 

If you have NEVER worked in service sometimes its harder for you to understand that tips are what actually make or break a persons check at the end of the night. I am a good tipper, I usually tip 20%. I think there is a big stigma behind people with education that think...

"If they want to earn more money they should get a better job."

That's not the case for everyone. You don't know their life situations, you don't know if they have never had the opportunity for better, so don't give perceptions of situations you don't know about.

With that said, Service workers... If you are in a bad mood, do your job poorly, and have the outlook that you deserve something you haven't worked for... I probably won't tip you well. I earn my money and I want you to earn yours too. I'm not going to make you work too hard for it because I'm not a complainer but I do like people who are kind, smile, and make sure that I am happy with their service. 

That is all :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

How {B} & {G} Became to Be...

In the Fall of 2005 I was a College Sophomore and lived in a co-ed dormitory on campus. The lower floor was all females while the upstairs was split Ag. only housing; female ag majors on one end and male (Alpha Gamma Rho) Ag majors on the other end.

At this time I was in another relationship so I wasn't looking to meet anyone. A sister in my sorority kept telling me I needed to come upstairs to hang out with some AGR boys and the other EA sisters. She really liked this one guy and needed a wing girl, so one Thursday night I agreed to go up to meet some new people and hang out.

Upon entering the large room at the end of the hall where everyone hung out I was greeted by the owners of the room and introduced myself, {G} was one of them. He was a senior & Immediately I was taken by his blonde hair, blue eyes, not to mention the little southern twang in his voice. But I wasn't there for a new boyfriend... just friends. As I got to talking with the guys we made small talk about where we were being Wilmington, Delaware so right away they started calling me this... "Hey Wilmington". Then we moved into football talk. I'm a Steelers fan and so I made a bet that the Steelers were going to win the Super Bowl that year.

As the evening went on I found it extremely easy to talk to {G}. Did I mention he was the guy that my sorority sister needed a wing girl for? Not a good situation. The night ended with a few drinks and new friendships made... nothing more.

As the fall semester trekked on, I made my way upstairs a few more times. Every week that the Steelers won I would cut out the article and tap it to their dorm room door to make my point. Winter break would come and go and soon I found out that {G} and some of the other boys were taking an Ag class that I was signed up for. Still at this time I was dating the other guy but by now I had a huge crush on {G}. I didn't want to act on it for the sake of the relationship I was in so that's what I chalked it up to...just a crush.

At the end of January the Steelers won the Super Bowl. Point... Brittany :)

By the end of February my relationship had come to an end... okay I got dumped. Best thing that ever happened to me. There was still 2.5 months to go until the end of my sophomore year and the girl that liked {G} was in a pretty serious relationship with another guy by this point. That meant that we were both free agents.

The night that everything fell into place was in the same room where we had met. He had invited me to be his beer pong partner and so I agreed. Throughout the night we both had turned up the flirting to full notch. Some people were pissed that it was happening. I had just gotten out of a relationship and now it seemed like I was onto the next. I even felt it was too soon but really I'd gotten to know him for 7 months by then and there was just something special between us. Besides... he was single, I was single... thats all there should be to it.

Going into the relationship we knew {G} was going to graduate in 2 months. We took the approach of, "If its not broke, why fix it". Meaning... lets see what happens but not just break up because it's summer. We made it through summer and onto my junior year and a Big boy job for {G}. Then onto my senior year and so on.

It's been 8 years and 7 months since we first met. He is my husband, best friend, and sole mate. I read this quote the other day that I'd like to end this story on.

"It's hard to "find a great girl/guy" because GOD places them in your life for you" - Trent Shelton

I didn't go looking for the guy who would someday be my husband, he just so happened to be placed into my life and I into his.

Tomorrow’s March Blog Post a Day Challenge Topic is:
What’s Your Morning Routine?