Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Something to make up for a disappointing weekend

Last night after dance, my instructor asked if I could stay after class to chat so she could talk to me about something. Immediately I started guessing what it could be, but I had no idea. I waited around for about 20 minutes and then decided to go home. She called me a little bit after and she started asking me if I would want to teach!!!
Connie's starting an after school program with the Challenger Schools here in Utah and needs company students to teach! This is like my dream come true. I have been worrying about what to do next Fall for a job because I'm graduating in April, and this is the perfect solution. It won't be full time, but the pay is actually quite good! Not that I even care about the pay, teaching dance is my dream. I love teaching, especially little kids. Also, I would still be dancing on the company and get experience teaching. Connie is going to give us training too to be better teachers. This will be an awesome experience so no matter where I go I can try to teach dance!
Any one want to take beginning ballet?

The letter I should have written

Carissa Rasmussen

155 Commonwealth Dr.

Dear Mr./Mrs. Pat:

Since coming to Brigham Young University four years ago, I have tried different restaurants for dinner and lunch throughout the Wasatch Front.
As a family we decided to try your restaurant after watching Guy Fiere rate your restaurant on the Food Network. This decision was ill-fated and I request modification to your facilities and staff.

On Friday, February 20, my husband and I, and two brother and sister-in-laws with their kids visited your restaurant. When we entered before 6:00 p.m., there was a family ahead of us in line. Although the wait to be seated was relatively short, we waited for our food and waited and waited. During which we were subjected to loud, bad music that completely destroyed any conversations we were having. Not only was there bad music, but also our waiter gave us drinks and then took our order; not once did he come to our table during the hour plus wait.

Once we received our food, we were disappointed that the long wait resulted in good food, but not the excellent or amazing dishes we were ready for after waiting and enduring such a horrible experience. To make matters worse, when we went to pay for this unfortunate meal, we were charged $5.00 to listen to a band we didn’t want to hear without knowing there was going to be a cover charge. When I inquired about the unexplained charge, I was told that everyone knows that at 7:00p.m. when the band starts you get charged. She further explained that they had signs posted around and the waiters always say something. There was not a sign anywhere when we walked in that explained this policy and I was mad.

After being on TV, our expectation was that you would deliver a quality experience. What we had was a sub-par, disappointing, expensive disaster I will never repeat. As we were leaving, disgusted, we found that some people waited an hour before their waiter said you were out of food! A restaurant that wants to continue operating at a profit after being on TV must increase their staff, food, and quality of experience.
In order for me to ever return, I would have to know that my concerns are addressed so as not to repeat such an unacceptable experience.

The Rasmussen’s, Garlock’s, and Prusse’s.

Monday, February 16, 2009


For Christmas Tyler gave me a spa package to DeLeon Spa and I got a 60 minute massage today. SOOOO incredible, I loved it. It felt so wonderful and relaxing. I encourage all husbands to get their wives this because it's the best way to relax!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I've done the unthinkable

So this weekend I did something completely unlike me...I cut and dyed my hair. I took a dramatic steep and cut about 6 inches off my hair and dyed it black. pitch black. I don't know what I was thinking?? Or maybe I do, I was ready for a change, but I really miss my long hair! It's not like it's even that short, but it is definitely short for me. I don't have the good of a picture, because I want people to see it in person, but I know some of you never see me in person:)

What do you think??