i know i know, it’s not a very good picture. i tried to photograph this group but there’s so many of them and there’s so many spectators everywhere. i swear, to come to LSE when they play, you’d think they were our city’s most popular group ever. the place is packed. the klezmer kats, the second wednesday of each month. you should see it.
the weekend… it was busy, as always. saturday night we did not make a single mistake. man, was that awesome. friday night was good, i can’t remember now but if we made a mistake it was a small one. anyway, saturday night was flawless but then i got the email on sunday from the guy who had a bad time on saturday at lunch. this guy had problems from start to finish. the host gave a bad time, the salad had no dressing, the food took too long, the slices had skimpy toppings… what a bummer!
i mean, we need to know these things but it sure ruined my peace of mind this weekend. i try and pay a good wage and have bonuses and benefits of the job and then a guy has a terrible time and i just wonder how i’ve failed so miserably. i mean if a football team loses who will they blame? the coach.
anyway, we’ll be working on these issues this week. i think we will learn from this and be even better.
i probably worked 6 hours sunday on projects at work, tightening up the cash station, so that it is more efficient and aesthetic. i probably worked a few hours or more today(monday), sending info to the new web guy who is blasting through my to do list. i also went up to finish a few things at the restaurant. it’s really quite nice to be up there when it’s closed. the phone still rings a lot, but the whole place is at rest. it’s amazing to see and feel. i could stay up there forever tweaking things and poking around. but i always hurry up to get back home to the family. my wife says i’m a workaholic.
i am very excited about the tightened up cash station, the handicap bathroom coming soon, and a new storage space we are remodeling. these behind the scenes things keep me brimming with excitement. i think it must be the peak of the summmer that has me so jacked up. the storms, the long days… today we even went to itchetuckneee on a whim at 1 pm. my 2 year old “swam” in her floaty suit with me 4 or 5 times down river. my son actually looked like a fish swimming around with his goggles on. there’s nothiing i love as much as itchetucknee.
i’d tell you a thousand more things but there’s no time. i plan to head to my studio and paint.
if you could fathom how many people we try and feed up there at satchel’s, in that tiny kitchen with two ovens… you should see how packed our walk in cooler is, and how jammed up the office is with stock. it is actually a miracle that anyone still comes as long as it takes to get a table and get your food. if you only knew what it took to keep it going, you would smile. honestly… it ain’t easy being cheesy.
one more thing, the LSE website is getting tweaked as we speak. it’s been under construction for a year and now we might actually get all of the buttons working soon. the LSE co-founder Brent got it all up and running and the new guy, Cory, is taking it to the next level for us. keep checking it out, look for new pictures, check out our live music schedule, and we’ll even have you signing up for our email newsletter before you know it. at the sound of that big thunder and the lightnin’ flash from my window, i know it’s time to go paint. SEE LIGHTNIN’ SALVAGE.