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The Two Dads [Sep. 14th, 2007|04:17 pm]
Yves Montroy
[music |Live, "Insomnia and the Hole in the Universe"]

I got the part of Joseph's father, Jacob, in this.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Lively and light-hearted musical based on the
biblical story of Joseph, his dreams and his coat of
many colors.
Directed by Phil Simmons - Quirk Theatre
Oct. 19 preview performance at 9p.m., Oct. 20, 25,
26, 27 at 7p.m., October 21 and 28 at 3p.m.

I got the part of Laura Ingalls' father, "Pa" Ingalls, in this.

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
By Laurie Brooks
Endearing play for family audiences based on the
life of much-loved author Laura Ingalls Wilder and
her popular “Little House” book series.
Directed by Patricia Zimmer - Quirk Theatre
Dec. 1, 2, 8 at 3p.m. and Dec. 1, 7, 8 at 7p.m.

EMU Box Office (734)487-1221

Buy your tickets early. These sell out fast. I mean, like, next week fast.
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broke and spent [Sep. 12th, 2007|05:22 pm]
Yves Montroy
[music |Shiny Toy Guns- "Le Disko"]

back to this

Live- Secret Samadhi
Magic Family Mountain Band- self titled
Stone Temple Pilots- Shangriladeda
Qotsa- era vulgaris

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another one of those "speaks for itselfs" [Sep. 2nd, 2007|01:31 am]
Yves Montroy
[music |R.E.M., "Bad Day"]

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"speaks for itself". [Aug. 30th, 2007|01:23 am]
Yves Montroy
[Current Location |Pearl Jam, "Unemployable"]

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The world would be very dull and boring without stupid idiots. [Aug. 27th, 2007|12:34 pm]
Yves Montroy
[music |Modest Mouse, "I Came as a Rat"]

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History Repeats [Aug. 24th, 2007|12:53 am]
Yves Montroy
[music |Foo Fighters, "This is a Call"]

Michigan Unemployment Agency or whatever decided to deny my unemployment claim. So I get to appeal it. What does this mean? I'll get my money, just not as soon as I thought.

FYI- I'm having several friends of mine up at the Ground Round Friday Aug. 31 for my birthday shindig. All of you should come too. All of you.
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yeah [Aug. 18th, 2007|04:18 pm]
Yves Montroy
Richard and Lisa,

My most sincere apologies. I don't care about right or wrong. I do care about you two being my friends.

Let's go have a beer sometime. It's on me.

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http://www.tipping.org/tipcards.html [Aug. 13th, 2007|12:00 pm]
Yves Montroy
[mood |blahblah]
[music |Ok Go!, "Here it Goes Again"]

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Originally, tips were optional and given to reward exceptional service. The term, ``TIP'', was considered to be an acronym for "To Insure Promptness" or "To Improve Performance". However, both these definitions are in dispute (see www.snopes.com and www.worldwidewords.org), and a tip is not an acronym but simply describes the act of giving something to another.

Nowadays, tips are more or less expected. Many service workers are paid minimum wage, and rely on tips to augment their earnings.


Maitre d': $20 or more, if a special service is performed such as getting you a table when you have no reservation and the restaurant is full.

Waiters: 15-20% of the bill, unless a gratuity is already added to the bill. In the United States normally a gratuity is not automatically added unless you have a party of 6 or more. In a buffet restaurant, add 10% to the bill for gratuity. Many foreign countries automatically add gratuities, so check your bill carefully. Overseas, even if the gratuity is already added, some people like to leave some small change on the table.

Sommelier (Wine Steward): 15% percent of the bottle price

Cocktail Waitress or Bar Waiter: 15% of bill or $1 minimum whichever is greater (i.e. if a drink costs $5, then 15% is 75 cents, but leave $1).

Bartender: if you are served at the bar, 15% of the bill, or $1 minimum, whichever is greater.

from: http://www.drdaveanddee.com/tipping.html

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Waiter/waitress: 15% of bill (excl. tax) for adequate service; 20% for very good service; no less than 10% for poor service

Bartender: 15% to 20% of the tab, with a minimum of 50 cents per soft drink, $1 per alcoholic drink

from: http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/tipping/

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Tip above the norm for two reasons: if service is exceptional, and if you plan on returning to the hotel or restaurant in the future. Big tippers are rarely forgotten by the staff.

When in doubt, tip. Failure to tip--or not tipping enough-- can have dire consequences to your vacation, from lost luggage to molasses-slow restaurant and room service.

from: http://www.ehow.com/how_112004_tip-properly-north.html

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Step One: Tip 15% of the overall bill, minus the tax, in most cases. Depending on the service, 15%-20% is the common range.

Step Two: Tip an extra 5% (a total of 20%) if the restaurant is a highly rated establishment or if a large party is dining and the gratuity is not automatically added to the tab.

Step Three: Add the gratuity to the overall bill, which includes alcohol but does not include tax.

Step Four: Consider scribbling a note on your check if you wish to acknowledge someone on the staff who went out of his way for you.

Step Five: Leave a lesser tip if you are unhappy with the service. A word with the server, in addition, is also appropriate.

from: http://www.ehow.com/how_1973_tip-waiter.html

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How much you should tip at a restaurant depends on these factors: the size of your party, the class of the restaurant, and the quality of the service. In this case we'll call a large party anything over 6 people, and an expensive restaurant a "four-star" restaurant. . . let's consider more humble establishments.

How much should you tip for eating at a local restaurant? Providing the service was good, a tip of 15% of the bill before tax is a good rule of thumb. If you happen to live where the state tax is between 7% and 8% you can calculate the tip easily by looking at the amount you are taxed and simply doubling it. You can then round this amount off higher or lower, depending on the service and your state's tax percentage.

For example, let's say the state tax is 8%. If the bill comes to $48.70, the tax will be $3.90, for a total bill of $52.60. To quickly calculate the tip, double $3.90 for a tip of $7.80. Since this is 16% (twice the state tax), you can round down to leave a $7 tip. This comes to just slightly less than 15%. Or if you had an especially nice meal you might want to round up to $8 to leave a slightly larger tip. If you are dining with a large party, a 20% tip is appropriate.

Bear in mind that food and service are separate issues. If the food was bad but the service was good, complain to the manager about the food, but tip the server for their efforts. On the other hand, if the food was good but the meal was ruined by poor service, a lower tip can reflect that as well.

from: http://www.wisegeek.com/how-much-should-i-tip-at-a-restaurant.htm

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As a non-drinker, I'm in the same boat. I've been threatening to order Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers by name when going out with friends to bars, but usually just end up with a soda or bottled water.

bonehead's right, though, you get a grimmace from most barfolk when ordering something non-alcoholic, because most non-drinkers don't tip well. If there's a bar or two you visit more frequently, tip high and be as friendly as possible to the barstaff regardless. Eventually, they'll start to recognize you and come around to a friendlier demeanor.

This is my rule too: TIP THE BARTENDER, nomatter what you're drinking. $1 per drink. Sorry. That's the price of getting service at a bar -- the bartender doesn't care if your drink is only $1 or doesn't have gin in it. It's still got a glass, 1 or 2 or 3 liquids, a straw, a lime wedge, or whatever.

I live in a driving city so I always have a beer or a drink and then switch to something without alcohol. So I'll have a couple of club sodas or whatever during the hour last hour.

from: http://ask.metafilter.com/21459/Picky-beverage-question

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They come hard and fast, and very far between [Aug. 11th, 2007|09:39 pm]
Yves Montroy
[mood |boredbored]
[music |Pearl Jam, "Immortality"]

You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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BEST DAY EVAR [Aug. 8th, 2007|02:37 pm]
Yves Montroy
[mood |accomplished]
[music |Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"]

I applied for unemployment with Drez's help. And Carol bought me dinner yesterday. Thanks to you both. I filled out my fafsa today. School is going full steam ahead. Might be able to live in an apartment downtown, with the help of the unemployment pay.
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