Reality is getting so real. So we are just a scant 9 days away from the festival and the logistics and the menu testing ideas and plans are all flying hard and heavy. We do not have a lot of time left before the single greatest advance in waffle technology and taste is revealed to the world. And as we are working late into the night again — this seems to be our manner now, mild mannered employees by day, and driven entrepreneurs by night — ironing out the kinks in our production/and preparing for our job tomorrow afternoon, we have so much for which we are just thankful.
First of all we are people of faith, so we are thankful to our creator. Nuff said. After that we have to thank our friends for their help, and support. We have to thank Wells Fargo and their representatives. We thank all those who voted for us and made us the outright winner of the 2011 San Francisco Street Food Festival Vote for Your Vendor Contest…I believe that the win shocked and amazed even the event organizers. We have to thank La Cocina, without them we would not have the vehicle to bring our creation to so many people at once.
Life is good! Every day we are above ground and breathing is a good day. We have to make the best out of it. When it is our time to “check out” we don’t want to have any regrets. And I must say that starting this business with my wife, is definitely a thing that I am very happy to be doing. She has an incredible talent, and I am so very proud of her and what she does. I mean I am bragging on her any opportunity I get — is this hubris? She has a gift and I love sharing it with folks, so why not do it on a grand scale? The fact that she is on board with the idea — no doubt because she can do what she loves and we can bring people together while doing it — is great.
So the moral of this random stream of consciousness is I love my wife, I am thankful for the opportunity that we have to share our Frankenstein Monster with the world — or at least San Francisco’s Foodie nation. The festival is just a little over a week away, and…Life is short…eat something memorable.