Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I've kicked this thought around in my mind for a while now-- I want to do an ad advertising our "Kid Eat Free" special. I've ran this type of ad many times, but I've always wanted to do it along with a photo of a real kid holding/eating a biscuit. I had my heart set on a friend of mine's daughters- they were young and pretty- I pictured a photo of them having a tea party at a small table- wearing white Laura Ashely dresses and hats and a huge mountain of biscuits on the table between them.
My plans failed when Julie moved to Hawaii and took her children with her. So, my latest victim is Mia. Her nanny brings her into the Biscuit at least once a day. She's a sweet little girl, but I can't picture her wearing Laura Ashley. I've never seen her wear anything but "Thomas the Train", and her big green rainboots. She wears these rainboots every day, no matter what the weather is!
I took these shots this week-- just as a test. She did a pretty good modeling job for a 2 year old! I'm still looking for my perfect Biscuit model, but so far Mia is in the lead!
After I lost my Bixby three years ago (can you believe it's been 3 years!), I swore that I wouldn't get anymore cats. And I haven't-- these cats aren't mine. They are happy being outside. They don't want to be petted, they don't want to have any contact. They just want to eat, play with each other and kill moles!
I took the picture above of one of the kitty's last week. Besides this one, I have a siamese and a black one. I don't know the sex of any of them, and I don't even have names for them yet. I often just call them "Kitty", and they often just ignore me or run the other direction.
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www.quitthisbitch.com-- for a laugh, click on this site and play the MP3 audio file. I know I've posted this before, but it's worth a 2nd listen!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Edward Van Webb Burnett
Monday, March 26, 2007
While searching the web today, I came upon the saddest news on a Live Journal page:
"crookedfeet (crookedfeet) wrote,@ 2007-03-05 20:54:00
R.I.P Keisha Lorraine
My mother put their cat down over the weekend-she was 17 years and change. She was a Christmas gift to my sister from a friend(the friend's sister named her for her cabbage patch doll). After my sister died,my mother kept her,even when they began RV'ing full time. Apparently,this past week,she began having all kinds of problems with bodily functions,couldn't really eat or drink,had no bladder control,etc. The vet said it was just old age and that it would be best. i feel like the last piece of my sister has gone. They had her cremated but left the ashes at the vet's. I'm going to see if I can get them,and maybe scatter some on my sister's grave.I like to think that she is somewhere with various deceased family pets because she loved animals. I don't really believe that,but I like to think it because it provides some comfort in a mostly comfortless world."
They say that there is always a silver lining. To me, that was the discovery that there is a Cabbage Patch doll somewhere out there named Keisha Lorraine! I've got to find it!!!!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Whatever Happened to Sleep?
I promised myself that I'd be in bed by 7pm tonight. It's now 7:45pm, and the Tylenol PM hasn't kicked in yet. I'm tired. I should be tired. The alarm went off at 3:30 this morning, and I was Atlanta-bound a half hour later. I worked a good 10 hours before heading back to East Point.
My alarm is set for 2:00am! I have to be at work by 2:30am-- I'm catering the VIP tent at the ING Marathon tomorrow. It's going to be strange being in the restaurant that early- I'll be the only one there. I have to prepare enough food for 200 people, on my own. The opening staff will arrive a half hour before I pull out at 5:30am.
This will be an interesting catering job. I am co-catering with one of our other restaraunt chains for the first time. I'm doing the breakfast and they are doing the lunch. Unfortunately, their idea of catering is "drop and run", while mine is to do whatever the client asks, including staying around to serve the food and cleaning up til 2:00pm. It's ok. This will be good for me. This customer, this catering job- it could be the turning point in my career... there is so much at stake now. I won't go into all of the details, but the Reader's Digest version is that this customer got caught up in a loop trying to place this order with the "other" restaurants that are members of my parent company. She tried for weeks to place this order and was told "no" at every turn. Finally she got in touch with me and I took on the project. She was so happy that she wrote a letter to my parent company, telling them of her troubles and how I saved the day. I wrote my own letter telling them what was wrong with the system and how it needs to be fixed. The result was that they called me in for a meeting on Monday- I get to tell the company how to fix their problem. I get to prove to them that I am doing the job that I was turned down for a few months ago. Maybe they'll offer me that job after all... Maybe they'll figure out that I'm already doing it and won't offer to give me the promotion. Time will tell.
Speaking of time- it's almost 8:00pm. I have to get up in 6 hours and pass the audition of my life. Keep your fingers crossed for me- I'll keep you posted!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
St. Patrick Finally Comes Out!
Irish Jig Hits Candler Park
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
While I'm Making Recomendations...
I found the answer to my clogged washing machine drain! Rooto Drain Opener. I bought it at East Point Hardware today, and it's a miracle worker. In the past week, I've tried Drain-O and Liquid Plumber. Neither of them did a thing to dislodge the mass (probably dog hair) that blocked my drain. After literally pouring many dollars down the drain with nothing to show, I stopped at the hardware store in desperate need. They suggested the Rooto. I won't lie to you, it is expensive- $21.99/gallon. I had my doubts and questioned at least two employees- they both vouched for it and gave it high ratings, so I bit the bullet and gave it a try. I did 2 applications today and afterwards I was able to do laundry without the drainpipe overflowing again!
I know that Beverly recently posted that she was having problems with a slow draining pipe. To Beverly and anyone else that may be in need of a drain opener: I highly recommend this product! You might be able to find it at Lowe's or Home Depot in a smaller size and at a cheaper price. But, even if you have to invest in the gallon size, it's a lot cheaper than spending money for other products that don't work. Happy unclogging!
Two Thumbs Up for Jason's
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Fun with Photoshop!
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Brushes with Greatness!
Later, I was walking through the Convention Center and came upon one of my childhood icons- the Pillsbury Doughboy! He was walking through the crowd- no security surrounding him at all! I was really amazed at how tall he was- he looks so much smaller on TV!
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Charlie died when I was about 6 years old. I had never known anyone that died, much less seen a corpse. But for some reason, I wanted to go to the funeral home, and my parents allowed it. Charlie was my grandfather's friend. I don't think I was particularly close to him, but I did know him. He used to go on fishing trips with us, and I think he and his wife came to a few of our family gatherings during the holidays. When I heard that Charlie had died, I knew I should be sad, but I really had no idea what death was. The only experience I had had with death involved family pets that passed away: gerbils, rabbits, goldfish, etc. I had handled these deaths okay, so I figured that Charlie's death would be no different.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
"Low-key Lunch" for Justin
By RICHARD L. ELDREDGE Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Normally, performers who gig at Philips Arena and book Pink as their opening act don’t stroll into the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Midtown for lunch. That’s the primary reason we might now discreetly download a Justin Timberlake album.
Before his concert in town Tuesday, the pop star and YouTube “[Junk] in a Box” video sensation shocked noontime patrons when he casually turned up at the, um, intimate eatery.
He ordered the Flying Biscuit Breakfast with eggs over easy, “creamy dreamy” grits, chicken sage sausage, large orange juice, coffee and the restaurant’s trademark baked good.
Timberlake arrived wearing a green tracksuit, bluejeans, white sneakers and black sunglasses, which he promptly removed once inside.
“Yeah, there’s no place to hide when you come here,” Biscuit assistant manager Allie Rader told us, referring to the restaurant’s size. “He was just very sweet.”
“When you come in, you’re just seated regularly, along with everyone else,” Biscuit founder Delia Champion told Buzz on Tuesday. “We like to say that nothing is special and everything is special at the Biscuit.”
Still, the eatery’s wait staff is trained not to call attention to the famous, gossip about them with other patrons or request autographs.
Said Champion: “He got in and out without a lot of commotion and not a lot of hoopla.”