Monday, March 29, 2010

And so it goes...

It was a great day at work…although tired from staying out a bit late last night celebrating my birthday, I felt oddly energized. However, by the time the clock hit four in the afternoon, I started to lose a bit of my steam; especially knowing that I needed to go home and work out….being tired is no excuse. Besides, I only let myself down if I talk myself out of it. Anyway, I got a ton of work done, cleared off some dinosaurs from my desk and readied myself for the rest of the week.

Yesterday during some down time, I took my food research over to the local coffee house to throw back some caffeine (I was going to need it) and do some menu brainstorming to prepare for our menu writing on Wednesday. I actually got more accomplished than I thought I would. I even had to talk myself out of hitting up a couple of local businesses to see how we can help each other out during this economic downturn….but I need to wait until Chris and I have something tangible to present. I tell you what, this catering/retail thing has come at the absolute perfect time in my life and I get to work in and support my beloved East Sacramento. And the extra money is a definite bonus.

As noted before, the girls and I headed to The Torch Club to see The Nibblers and it was a great time! I have to give a HUGE shout out to my friend Aysha. Most likely, against her better judgment, she and Denise joined us last night. Let’s put it this way…it not her kind of club. But I assured her, that she wouldn’t be disappointed. And she wasn’t. She killed me. After checking out the ‘moves’ of our counterparts on the dance floor, she busted out her own moves…from her workout DVDs. I shit you not. Hands down, one of the funniest things I have witnessed in a long time…until 15 minutes later. This guy (he looked to be about 12) in a bright red golf shirt and the thickest eyewear I have seen started to take over the whole place. I wasn’t sure if he was epileptic, high, or just messing with the rest of us…who does Devo moves still? At one point….his dancing was so out there that the band started to lose composure. This just encouraged the boy and he ended up stealing the tambourine from the lead singer and took center circle on the dance floor. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time… Life is looking pretty good from where I am sitting right now.

The Infamous Birthday Shot....

The Delicious Stylings of a Dancing Genius

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy 41st!

Yep! Today is my birthday and I am really happy with my life. So, I would consider this a good birthday already even though it's only 9 am.

Chris and I met yesterday to discuss our catering expansion and retail venture. It went really well...he and I really seem to mesh and have extremely similar viewpoints. So, on Wednesday we are going to get together and work out our catering menus, price structures, set up a program to teach cooking classes and nail down a commercial kitchen that we can utilize when business starts to take off. And most likely we will be planning a reception for our target business people and the movers and shakers in the community to announce that The Bicycle Chef, has branched out. We anticipate that we will have the whole catering aspect up in running in 6-8 weeks. I can't wait.

Yesterday, I headed up to Newcastle to spend time with my FAVORITE cousin Tina. We did some shopping...of course. Then she took me to dinner at Tres Agaves...I splurged a bit. We had the most delicious carnitas, a pitcher of their awesome margaritas (rocks not blended) and I was given a birthday shot of tequila that was as smooth as silk. Oh yeah!! Afterwards, we headed to the mall to do....more shopping. Since it was my birthday, I went to Sephora to cash in on my loyal customer status and was rewarded with some very nice makeup and a bottle of Givenchy perfume on the house. Happy Birthday to me! We also headed over to Lush which is store that specializes in bath bombs, soaps and lotions. My wonderful cousin got me the honey massage smelled so good that I wanted to eat it. Then it was off to Susie and Larry's where I indulged in a glass of wine and a few laughs with some awesome people.

Tonight, the girls and I are headed to The Torch Club to listen to The Nibblers play; they are one of my favorite bands. It looks to be a fun night with some of the best women I know! My 41st year is looking to be a very good one...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I forgot how much I love this song....

I fell in love with this song a few years back and just found it again in my CD collection....awesome!