Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Coffee Stain Crisis....the fight to save my new shirt :)

Tonight Mike and I had a very unexpected experience...   We had just eaten at Pei Wei with Life Group and we had picked up coffee on our way back to his place.  I was going to study some more for finals...    In the car, I'm carrying both cups of coffee.  They were both full.   The top of one of the cups pops off and spills all over me.  First, thing I thought was OMG MY NEW WHITE SHIRT!!!   JUST MY LUCK!    I'm trying to stay calm...and Mike is driving.   The coffee is also super hot and I'm wearing jean shorts, so I'm hoping not much more would spill.   I would ask Mike to hold one of the cups, but because he drives stick shift he didn't really have a hand available until a few moments later at a red light.  

I finally get the opened cup closed and all I can think about it how bad my shirt looks and how it must be stained.   Ok...just FYI....I feel like this type of thing happens to me all the time.  I always spill something on a shirt that I actually invested more money in than other shirts.....    

Finally, Mike pulls into his parking spot and we get out of the car.  He told me he had this stain remover in his prepared is my boyfriend :)   I take a look at my shirt and omg it was horrible.  I was too embarrassed to even show Mike because I thought it looked THAT bad.   He saw it and said "wow". was more coffee than he thought.    The stain remover wasn't really going to work on ALL the coffee that was on my white we figured we would wash it at his apartment.   

We get to his apartment and all I can think is that the money I spent on my shirt is wasted....   stupid coffee.    As soon as I get in, I type "how to remove coffee stains" in Google.   Mike is getting his Spray and Wash to use on my shirt.  And he was looking for a cool shirt that I could wear....isn't he amazing???  He got me one of his fraternity recruitment shirts (now i'm a walking advertisement! haha)  So I start the mission in the bathroom sink with the Spray and Wash and my shirt.   Mike and I were both making sure my shirt would survive.   We both sprayed the stains.....we waited patiently for it to soak...and examined the shirt for any stains.. and I hand washed my shirt.  The stains looked like they came out!!  Success.  Then we had to get a third opinion from another girl that was we did.   Then we hung my shirt up!   

All I can say is how happy I am to have such an amazing boyfriend.  What boyfriend seriously helps their girlfriend clean coffee stains out of her shirt and actually has the supplies to do the job?    I couldn't think of any.....Only Mike!  He even carried my damp shirt to my car when I left.   

While this "crisis" may seem super silly to some, I think this is a funny time with Mike I'll never forget.   After the shirt was washed and hanging...all we could do was laugh about the situation.   At the moment, we were so focused on getting the stain out!  We're such a great team haha 

Thank you boyfriend!!! <3 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

my day at panera bread...

First off, I love Panera.   They have the best coffee and they have free wireless internet.  It's very cozy and I can just concentrate really well on homework whenever I go there.   I've made it a wednesday morning tradition to go :)   It's my incentive to wake up at 7am to get there by 8am.  I stayed there for a total of 5 hours today...I basically finished my Lifespan development paper due tomorrow and I finished writing up my page of notes for my Managing Organizational Behavior final tonight.     win!

Funny thing happened while I was there though.   Keep in mind that this Panera is located in Newport Beach...      I'm studying at my table and it's pretty busy because it's lunch time.  Soon three young ladies with their little children (one 1 yr old...and two 2 yr old boys) are finding themselves a seat in the middle of everyone.   The two 2 yr old boys are completely all over the place and the mothers aren't even paying attention.   I know that children need to be given the opportunity to explore under supervision, but these children were a little bit out of control.  First it was cute because they would go to people's table to say hi.   Then the mothers set the two boys at their own table...    these two children were already squirmy enough, how can one think that they can sit at a table by themselves?   

The  mothers are talking at their table and the boys at their table start crying LOUD.  and then they find the salt and paper shakers and basically spill it ALL over the table.   I saw the salt shaker completely fly off of the table and the top came off.   The boys were using the number holder to spread the spilled salt and pepper all around the table.   Oh ...and they're screaming and crying.  I'm trying not to stare...but I look at the mothers and they're just talking and slightly glancing at their children.    I heard them say "no" once.   And it's like they gave up and just let the children do their thing as they socialized.   

So many people take their lunch breaks at this Panera and these children were completely disruptive.  I don't blame the children at all (they're 2 yrs old), because I don't think they knew any better.   There was no one telling them that they were being disruptive.  I had a feeling that they have never been taught how to behave in a public environment.   Right now I'm taking a Lifespan Development class and we are learning all about how the environment has a huge effect on one's behavior later in life.    I have no doubt in my mind that these mother's absolutely adore their children, but from the way they were acting, it looked as though they had no idea on how to control their children.   It looked like they didn't even care how they were acting.   

If those were my children (which they never would be, because if my children were that disruptive we would never go to any public food place), I would have NOT placed them at their own table.   I would have left.   I would have had some concern for the other customers in Panera.   I saw people that were doing actual work...and I'm sure they were very distracted by crying and screams at the table next to them.  And then to see that there was no one there trying to stop them....well that made it even more maddening.   Um....hello?!   

That is NOT ok in my mind.