Fri Sept 12 2008

Construction going well so far - from what I can tell long-distance. Updates sound positive anyway. Paint is up on walls and ceiling. Was supposed to be a rich cocoa color but my 'source' says looks more like grey. Uh oh. Of course, there ARE many shades of grey. Maybe is more like a cocoa-grey? Will see when I get there.

Getting bogged down in the minutia of the menu. Over sixty items I'm dissecting and trying to write out. Everything from salad dressings, sauces, marinades, entrees, salads, etc. When I cook I cook 'to taste'. But in a restaurant - my restaurant anyway - has to be standardized and consistent. Nothing makes me crazier than going into a place and having something one time then next time is different.

Well, I wouldn't say NOTHING makes me crazier - double-sided tape makes me crazy. Non-stick pans that AREN'T make me crazy. Rude people make me crazy. And red tape, a fly landing in my coffee, forgetting a speed bump location (when the heck did they put THAT there?), psycho taxi drivers, toilet paper put on backwards, people who spit when they talk - those make me pretty crazy also. But I digress. Suffice to say, food in a restaurant needs to be consistent. Hence the ridiculous amount of time I'm now spending on it.

Finally heard back from screenprinter - panic attack not necessary. Now just have to finalize the designs and email to her and we're ready to roll. So to speak.

Watching the progress of hurricane Ike and thinking about our friends all along the Texas gulf coast. We used to live in Houston, had a beach house in Galveston. Wonder what will be left. Prayers and thoughts are with all of them.

3 comments:

Cindy the Conquerer said...

Hey hey, it's Cindy (usually seen wandering around Banyan Bay) - am helping out Kathy from Caribbean Treasures (uniforms, screen printing, embroidery etc) and was wondering if you wanted any pricing etc for Nautica? Love the blog, very funny. if you need any info on stuff, let me know! When will you be back down?

Natalie said...

flies in your coffee may make you crazy, but a fly in your wine is the real tragedy! :) love you!

Natalie said...

flies in your coffee may make you crazy, but a fly in your wine is the real tragedy! :) love you!