Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it...yet.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


It is actually impossible to push through two swinging doors (such as the entrance to the kitchens in the Cannon) without picturing Aragorn's entrance to Helm's Deep. Try it. I dare you.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Poem

Dinner Rush

The Cannon Center
holds its breath.
The quivering stillness
of prey in front of a predator.
The deer in the headlights.
The rabbit looking at the wolf.
The antelope that knows the lion is just around the corner.

Here they come.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Scullery Maid

Actually, her name isn't Beth. It's Ella, naturally. Lady Lorn calls her Beth because the last scullery maid was named Beth and she can't be bothered to tell them apart, not when there are much more important things to be kept track of. The Newtons' dinner party was the height of elegance and she is determined to outshine them. If the candlesticks on the mantle in the dining room are still tarnished on Friday there will be hell to pay downstairs.
The cook simply calls her Girl.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


The dish room becomes infinitely more manageable (even enjoyable) when you are not Kat, a minimum-wage college student, but a scullery maid named Beth who's trying to save up enough money to marry the footman.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Be of Good Cheer

There's a saying in the scullery:
"Life is like the PowerSoak.
 You never know what will come up next but you know eventually it will hurt."

The scullery isn't a particularly optimistic place. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

All Dolled Up

Here's the thing about my job: on days off, like today, it is so nice to shave and know it matters because my legs won't be covered by baggy checkerboard pants. To do my hair and know I won't ruin it by stuffing it under a baggy black snood. To put on makeup and know it won't be steamed off.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Working Woman

So. I have a job. And it has occured to me that I could probably get a whole lot of blogging material out of it. I'm instigating a "Blogging Work" series, a la Kaela's Blogging Basketball/Volleyball Coed. Only I know how busy I am, so each post will probably be very, very short.
Oh, and just so you know: I work at the Cannon Center, which is one of the cafeterias on campus. If you can call it a cafeteria when the food is so darn good.