This has been an incredible week. 3 jobs of varying difficulty have tested our resolve and mature bodies…why couldn’t we do this when we were in our twenties? So we had a mixer for the BNI Giants which
was a banging success. We had a lunch delivery for the City of Richmond (another winner) and on Saturday we have an employee appreciation event for Kai-zen Accounting. We have worked 19 hour days and you can imagine we are tired. I think that we both took naps today — why do we stop taking naps after kindergarten? Those naps are so precious these days. If there was only an energy drink that could deliver
the same boost as a nap. Man that would be a major league marketing deal.
So last night we were in the beautiful offices of Hamilton Aitken Architects for the BNI Giants After Hours Mixer. We enjoyed the artistry of the Shen Yun Dance Troupe and the company of the matriarch of Ellis Brooks Chevrolet. The best part of the evening was how well the dishes (red velvet trifle, BBQ
Pulled Pork Sliders, Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings, Crab and Shrimp on Blue Corn and Chili Lime Crackers, and Ham and Gruyere Puff Pastry) were received. The marketing maven of Shen Yun was able to pin Pink down and show her IPad presentation, so I think I may be taking the family to see that cultural
experience full of positive energy instead of Cirque de Soleil this year. We had a crew at that event the usual suspects: Benjamin Button and Sarge. After the job, we had to return to the waffle cave to prep for the City of Richmond.
The City job allowed us to spread our vision to a wider audience. I hear there is a semi pro basketball team in Richmond. I understand that there is a void left by that NBA lockout but seriously…if Coach Carter as played by Samuel L. Jackson isn’t on the sidelines, who would spend their money for bball without star power? I’m just saying. But then again the Fish that Saved Pittsburg is a classic flick based on ABA stars. The ABA brought some real talent to the NBA so it pays to keep the minds eye open.
So tonight, after work we are putting in work on our job for Saturday. We had some new visitors to our secret lair…the Johnson Family (as always the names are changed to protect the innocent). So the Johnson’s (the american family with 2.5 children — Forest Gump who can’t go anywhere without running and Ate and the dogs) are good friends with whom we have not spent time in awhile. It was good catching up. The best part was how people develop their own speech. Why do I say that? Miriam Webster never heard the terms we created tonight…breads ( I thought bread was both the singular and the plural forms), puffin pastry (in lieu of Puff Pastry), shrab (the hybrid form of Shrimp and Crab). When you work long hours the synapses don’t always fire on a cylinders. I have never worked so many hours in a day in my life! What if we only have so much energy and working these long hours shortens the life span?
Anyway Pink, Monk and Ms. Johnson (who often calls Pink Ate (pronounced Ah-tay in their native tongue) were involved in a lumpia wrapping contest. Ms. Johnson was initially producing some weathered lumpia. Monk was producing some interesting swaddling wrapped egg rolls. I know that I give Monk the business --
I do love her — but she gives me SO MUCH MATERIAL! How can I not? So sorry Sarge. Maybe if you encouraged your partner Louise (or would she be Thelma) to do more quirky stuff, I could illuminate her in these accounts. No worries though, the blog is young. So they are in this lumpia wrapping mode and the loony ensues. For pure people watching, this is quite the rewarding adventure.
Oh, just wanted to share that we are making such an impact in the world (regular customers as well as appearances) that we now have our first job on the books for January 2013, yes I said 2013. Now a lot can happen between now and then, but at least we have something on the books…13 months from now.
Life is short…eat something memorable.