Sunday, May 31, 2009
the workI've been working a fair amount at the restaurant. I'm getting pretty good at handling orders by myself if there aren't too many at once. Friday night was pretty crazy busy. Saturday there was a wedding, so I did some prep work for it and handled lunch orders while everyone else dealt with the 60+ people. I had a sample of some of the food, which was not from the menu, and it was tasty.
Work at home is good, too. I've done some website designs and redesigns that I've been pleased with.
Shannon and I wanted to go to Mary's wedding this weekend in Columbus, but just couldn't find a way to leave for three or four days. I think my weekends are going to be booked for the foreseeable future.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
success!The first Taste of Dishntunes.com was last night and it went really well! We didn't really know what to expect for a turnout, but I estimate we had between 200 and 300 people. There were 12 restaurants/wineries/coffee shops represented and all the food was amazing!
Our friend Beth's home dessert-making business, Stolen Moments, won the event (deservedly) by having the most tickets.
Shannon and I went to a bar with some Monona folks afterwards and it was fun, but we were old-timers and left by 10:30.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Brook the biker, couchsurferWe hosted our first couchsurfer at this house yesterday. Brook is cycling across the country and we were her stop after riding 78 miles, much of it in pouring rain. Here is her post about yesterday, including a picture of Brook, Shannon and I plus Frederique and Brian.
Brian sprained (broke?) his ankle yesterday, so I was called in to cook in the evening at Schera's. I've been working there a couple days a week for about four weeks now, so I've learned how to make most everything on the menu. The night went pretty well - it got busy early but it not insanely so. Brian had to get up a couple times to help out but for the most part it worked for him just to direct me on stuff I didn't know/remember how to do. Hopefully he'll be able to stay off that foot for a good amount of time and recover quickly.