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So many concerts, so little time...

Good news:  I got next Tuesday and Wednesday off!  When we request time off, we have to specify why (which I think is a huge invasion of privacy, but it gives me an opportunity to be...er...creative).

So Big Boss said "You've got the time off.  But what is the 'major life altering event,' if I may ask?"

She agreed that Heart/Joan Jett and the Blackhearts/Cheap Trick MORE than qualifies.

I've since found out that, not only is Abbey Road LIVE! playing this Friday, Southern Culture on the Skids is playing the Cradle NEXT Friday.  GAH!  Since I'm taking two days off next week, there's no way I can afford to do either.  :(  Why does all the cool stuff have to happen at once?

Today was much quieter, aside from having to deal with new menu boards and a new POS.  I spent a good chunk of the day reassuring regulars that the world wasn't ending.  And trying to figure out why we now have to hit six buttons to ring something up where it used to only be one.

Kent's making gumbo and the house smells AMAZING.  I think there are few better smells in this world than a properly made roux.

I still think his talents are wasted on those chuckleheads.  However, he is cleaning a LOT of stuff out of the freezer.  And I'm getting rid of some unwanted zucchini.

(I swear, I thought I was going to make it through the summer without having that perniscious squash thrust upon me.  Nope.  So I insisted Kent find a recipe that called for it.)

After the stress of earlier this week and last week, there is something so relaxing about listening to Waylon and Johnny while the spousebeast works his magic in the kitchen.

Okay, gotta go finish my bags of dicks.  (For the new people, I'm sending bags of candy penises to the guys at draft weekend.  Their favorite insult is "eat a bag of dicks."  Well, wish granted.  Not only am the Yarn Fairy, I'm....well, never mind.  ;)  )


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Sep. 8th, 2016 03:34 am (UTC)
The bag of dicks thing is cracking me up. What are you making said dicks out of? Chocolate?

We're putting up new menu boards and new software for POS tonight -- it happens with every new celebration of returning products. So many items are leaving that I know it's going to be a huge pain in the ass for at least a couple of weeks. Oh well.

Have a great time at the concert!!!
Sep. 8th, 2016 02:19 pm (UTC)
I got them off amazon. They're just hard candy.

We got rid of the bacon spud. Technically, we still have it. You just have to order a plain potato and add bacon and cheese. You'd think we killed someone. Oy.
Sep. 9th, 2016 01:35 am (UTC)
Amazon or no, still hilarious!

I think corporate had their heads up their asses with this celebration. 75% of the breads have shrunk to smaller sizes, which will mean smaller sandwiches (still waiting for the customer backlash there)... and the bakery window is an exercise in cross-contamination, I swear. I was flipping out on the closing manager, and she was so clueless and shrugging it off. Great. We have blueberry scones sharing a bakery tray with pecan rolls. All we need is someone with a nut allergy getting a blueberry scone contaminated with pecan roll. Lord help me, THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, PEOPLE. ::::throws hands up in the air::::
Sep. 8th, 2016 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm not sure they are legally allowed to make you explain WHY you need time off. I want the name of the candy dicks. I have some coworkers who it would make a great secret santa gift...
Sep. 8th, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh man. My BFF and her brother say "eat a bag of dicks" rather often so that's especially funny to me.
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:00 am (UTC)
They ask you *why* you want an unpaid day off? Or why you would want a paid vacation day? Would "vacation" or "I need a break" qualify? Because that's why you usually take days of, isn't it? *shakes head*

I like it that your manager said a concert qualifies more than enough *g*
Sep. 8th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
I think it's to determine who gets the time if there is a conflict and several people ask off for the same day. She's pretty good about giving me time off when I ask for it, because I so rarely do and I'm good about cover other peoples' shift (or staying late when they call out).
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:19 am (UTC)
Are you a zucchini hater? :) I love courgette. I have broadened my horizons but I used to buy it and cook it all the time. People got very bored!
Sep. 8th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
When I was little, my mom and her friend Janelle decided to plant a garden on the strip of yard between our houses.

Twenty six zucchini plants. Because my father and Janelle's husband were both deployed that summer, all I remember is shuttling back and forth between the houses, and the myriad ways we were forced to eat all that zucchini.

Squash abuse aside, it was THE BEST SUMMER. She had two boys my sister's and my age, so we had built in playmates/brothers. Janelle looked like Cher, read tarot, made homemade apricot brandy, and she and my mom were usually up to some interesting DIY project that ended in disaster. We were basically allowed to run around unchecked all summer.
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:22 am (UTC)
It just never ceases to amaze me how much people OMG THE SKY IS FALLING whenever anything changes :shakes head:
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:32 am (UTC)
Hooray for days off in a row. I hate having to give blood of my firstborn in order to have a day off or being asked if I was "sure" I needed a day off, Yes, really...

Waylon and Johnny are WHY old skool country rocks!!!
Sep. 8th, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC)
As you probably know, "eat a back of Dick's" carries little shock value here since Dick's burgers (in their iconic white bag with the blue and orange printing) are delicious
Sep. 8th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. This is just to needle the misogynistic, homophobic fuckers.
Sep. 8th, 2016 03:16 pm (UTC)
The Dick Diva is what came to my mind to finish your last sentence there...

I'm about to attempt homemade zucchini chips roasted/dehydrated in the oven. We'll see if it actually turns out or not. And then if it does turn out if the kids will eat it. That might be the bigger of the two challenges.
Sep. 8th, 2016 08:21 pm (UTC)
Here in Seattle we have Dick's burgers, and people go nuts for them. I used to live down the block from them and I would joke that if the wind was right, I could smell Dick's from my kitchen window. :)
Sep. 8th, 2016 10:05 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good concert! I'd agree it more than qualifies!
Sep. 9th, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)
When we request time off, we have to specify why (which I think is a huge invasion of privacy, but it gives me an opportunity to be...er...creative).

That would make me bonkers so yeah, I'd abuse the flip out of it with vague or obscure or highly obfuscated reasons. Of course I'd probably get in trouble with 'It's called "personal" time for a reason' and it'd go downhill from there. :D
Sep. 9th, 2016 05:24 pm (UTC)
Please make me some gumbo too.
Sep. 10th, 2016 02:31 am (UTC)

Yay for time off!

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