It is a small wonder that we are making this happen and that we have been as successful as we have been to this point. Why do I say this? Because Pinx cooks totally by the force! Tonight is the big night that we are preparing for the Celebrity Golf Tournament. We have Sarge here — she hates that I blog by the way. I think she is afraid everyone will figure out that her name is … — and we also have Tweeta — if I told you why I call her that, you would immediately know who she was — in the trenches with Pinx making the waffles. Pinx has her “general” menu written down, but even as she walks the team through, the measurements she still has to add a little bit here and there. Which is so funny because Tweeta is precise in her measurements — she will use a knife to take the excess off her measurements. This will be interesting to say the least. If we are going to take this to that next level that Pinx wants (distribution) we will have to have the resident Jedi Master/Iron Chef standardize her recipes so we can mass produce these things.
While they are working in the kitchen I am doing double duty: blogging and logistics. I set up the convection oven, got it ready for a test run. I got all of our presentation materials (menus, tablecloths, plates, pictures and the likes) ready and packed in our coordinating hot pink trunk. I assembled the tent 100
square feet of labor. Mind you this is the second tent that I had to acquire (this one is white) because the previous one did not work with our “brand”. It must have been quite a site to see me putting this thing together in this plantation heat (it is unseasonably hot tonight near the corporate office). There was some random kid walking by with his grandfather who just waved and introduced himself and spoke to his Pa Pa in his native tongue. The least he could have done was to offer to help me. This wasn’t the circus. There is something about the heat that just makes you irritable.
Speaking of irritable, you all know Monk. If you don’t I recommend that you take a few moments to check out Ion Television. There is this former Police Detective Adrian Monk who has several neurological conditions, not the least of which is an EXTREME case of OCD…well our own Monk, though not officially diagnosed, is very OCDish. We are working with 4 double waffle makers. 3 of the four are the exact same model. Remember on the Electric Company when they would have that segment one of these things is not the same one of these things is not like the other? Well anyway, that was the case for her station and it affected her to the point she could not function. “I can’t work like this!” erupted from her and she had to change her station. Tweeta, Pinx, and I were all amused by this. Then when Tweeta noticed that the 2 irons had to be rotated different directions, Monk did her happy dance as if to say “see I’m not crazy”. Now don’t
get me wrong, I love Monk like the crazy sister that the family never talked about, its just that working with her is showing me a lot about her, me, Pink, and our collective relationships. For the record though…she is as crazy as a road lizard, but I love her.
As a matter of fact, let me take a moment to point out how her medical condition proves to be beneficial. We met earlier this week to discuss our individual task lists. She emailed our individual lists to each of us. She checked on each of us to make certain that we actually completed our tasks (mine were all done on time, thank you very much). I refused to have Sarge working me over for not doing my job. Tonight she produced a checklist akin to a Ethan Hawke impossible mission. Literally it says the mission: to make 100 sweet potato pie waffles. There are due dates, action items associated with each member of Team Pinx, and
the part that is most touching, the uniform descriptions. Did I mention hat the checklist is on a Pinx watermark?
If there was ever a team of individuals that were needed to start a business of this type it would be the group we have. I hope they can work with us forever! So we are preparing the waffles deep into the night and soon we will be heading to this celebrity golf tourney. We’ll let you know all about it after we are done. Pinx and I will be joined by Logistics Prime, Monk and Benjamin Button (if I let on who he was I am certain he would try to do bodily harm to me in my sleep).
Life is short…eat something memorable.