Here is a Survey from my cuzzo AyCee:
IF YOU COULD BUILD A SECOND HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
i want to convert a few industrial buildings into lofts. i'm okay with one in the southwest and one in the northwest
THE LAST CD YOU BOUGHT?
grayskul - creature
WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE?
stand mixer...it's my weapon of choice
IF YOU COULD PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
one of those bamboo plucker things - native pilipino man
DO YOU PREFER, SPORTS CAR OR SUV?
neither - gas is fuckin' expensive...
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH?
i believe in reincarnation...if we get promoted in
our lives to various positions, why wouldn't we be
promoted or demoted accordingly in the afterlife
FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOK?
Tikki Tikki Timbo by Arlene Mosel
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?
fall in the southwest...summer on the west coast...
spring on the eastcoast...winter in manila
WHAT'S IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR?
2 silpats, a pail of marzipan, some chef clogs and squares
WHICH DO YOU PREFER SUSHI OR HAMBURGER?
sushi...maki or tako please
FROM THE PEOPLE ON YOUR FRIENDS LIST, WHO'S MOST
LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
oh I dunno prolly Judi or Bear will respond first. Alfie will respond if she has time. My cousins will have already responded alternately to each other. I'm sure someone will surprise me
WHO IS MOST LIKELY NOT TO RESPOND AT ALL?
Wild Stab...my boything. He's anti-typing
WHO DID YOU RECEIVE THIS FROM?
Aycee...I remember aycee used to make these weird lollipops. She had a clear box of this weird sugar and she would make her own lollipops. hahahaha.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?
TULIPANI...one of the few flowers that grow after cutting.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Coffee Gelato Baby. come to the new school
black...which is really a shade...
WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE?
PIECE OF SHIT...until i get the mini cooper S convertible...which is being made as we speak. bwaa hahahhaha. how u like that shit. I've never had a convertible in my life...I'm lookin forward to messed up blown out hair
chicken panini with spinach, basil and onion, but lately coz it's quick and fast - i like avocado, sprouts and cream cheese on wheat toast - everyone is like sprouts ew. okay except tim, he doesn't say EW. hahahhaha
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
cali cali cali
FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
the international scrabble championship, it DOES broadcast on ESPN so don't gimme shit about this one
i don't have one. any suggestions?
FAVORITE TV. SHOW?
project runway, flava of love, extreme obesity, mystery diagnosis and Maury...i love to watch hoes run off the stage in shame. No he ain't that baby's daddy...LMFAO
Lone Wolf and Cub - number 4. coz Daigoro picks up a stick to whupp a grown mans ass...
Work has become crazy. I don't mean workload either.
It's just getting out of hand with the conflicting personalities. I dunno what's up with that shit. If anyone out there wants a personal chef and you can cover my school loan, my leisure expenses, my car payment and insurance and a few perks like food --- I will relocate. bwaa hahahaha.
No really, I wouldn't relocate. Creatively I write my own ticket and have about 98 reative freedom. The owners and 2 directors just came back from Italy and I got a call about 8-ish this morning to tell me that I got everything on my wish list including the MyCryo - which is crystallized beta crystals for tempering chocolate you just add the appropriate weight and go on with your day. Most Cool. I have new ring molds as well - which is too exciting. I was also told that the owners brought me a gift. Totally unnecessary as i have been to Italy multiple times - but it's such a sweet thought. How nice is it to be loved. It's funny because I have a pretty concrete routine as far as what I build and create. I also keep a tight eye on the case and what people buy versus what they admire - so I have EXTREMELY low waste.
Once we open the new shop - I have my own work area to specs and my height. I'm very excited - but I will miss working neck in neck with the gelato makers. First of all, I like practicing my spanish and they like practicing their english. My spanish was travel conversational at best, but now it's improved in leaps and bounds...Work goes by fast coz we talk as quickly as we work - they will be in a separated work area. It's kind of crazy - I've been at the same spot for a year. In March we open location 2, in April location 3 and in the fall location 4. That's a heap of work - and all it means for me is raises and raises and raises. I'm not going to ask for anyone to hire until we move onto the 3rd location. I specifically indicated that I don't mind more work, just keep giving me more money. I will gladly work 14 hour days to control the quality instead of training a person who lacks vision...What I really want to do is hire my best friend Katie - then we can maintain the Italian and European pastries and also do wedding cakes...
It's funny when people try to play this politicking game. I do not need that shit. I played that shit for over 5 years in a fortune 100 and I was able to do it without sleeping with anyone or selling anyone downriver. The most important thing for me is to remain quiet while people ramble...it's funny how they go on during your silence as if you were in agreement...At the end of the day - your track record and rapport with the staff will speak volumes.
On going out.
...you dont realize how much you miss everyone until you go out and everyone is genuinely happy to see you and give you the updates on their lives and they share so happily...It's odd how quickly I fell into the fold...and lucked out by meeting such a genuine and creative group of people. People who pursue all the different things they do with joy.
on Kill Grill...
...we were holding these tuesday night barbecues. They would go from about 9pm until ??? We had them for about 17-18 weeks. It was always a new theme: Breakfast Grill, Nacho Grill, Steak and Salad Grill, Soul Grill...everyone really anticipated every week. Then the boys got a new neighbor who didn't like the music and the noise and then the cops started coming and it sucked. The apartment manager used to come by and grill out with us so what could anyone say. However, the cops could. So recently Jask and PhatE brought it back on Sunday afternoons and as usual everyone had a fabulous time. I brought gelato - thinking it was just gonna be the usuals. However more people came than expected...so I made a roasted potato pasta salad...You cut up and roast the potatoes in the oven with a bit of olive oil salt, pepper and oregano. Then take them out and cool them. Then I made a chipotle mayonnaise with red chili powder. Cut white onion, green onion, bellpepper and stuff then mix it together with some rotini and the potatoes. All I have to say is that shit got killed. I can't believe over 10 lbs of chicken got killed plus rice, beans, tortillas and the heap of salsa i made. bonkers just bonkers. I always make sure I make plenty of the things so everyone has enough. When it comes to the stuff I make I judge how good it is on whether it gets MURKED off the plate or not. hahahhaa. I love the fact that hyder never gets caught sleepin' when we call it out and say food is on - he's first one up. haha.
I even cook for everyone on non 'grillator' days. I have lots of fans. But the reactions I love best are from Hyder and Gya...closely followed by Wendy Lee and my boything.
I have 40 new views on my blog today. That's really weird. I haven't written anything new coz I've been so busy with work and afterwork activities. I haven't written any of my stories as I used to a year ago. I'm just focusing and attacking tasks in front of me. I don't know what could possibly be there to read for 40 views. odd.
I finally shook the cough and cold - it only took a week. But I'm glad - I'm not a sickster anymore. This is only the 2nd time I've been sick in the 2 years I guess I got off easy.
Trudy. That's the 90 year old lady who comes into the shop and buys herself a gelato or dessert. She's around about 5x a week. Well, about 2 weeks went by and I haven't seen her. Well last Saturday I was hustling around the shop and getting peeved at the espresso shop coz they were being slow with my quad shots. So I noticed that Trudy was in with her usual request for bacio...and I said honey where have you been - I feel like I haven't seen you in ages!!! She laughed and I told her I thought you won the lotto and left town...then she got the most cute look on her face as a hugh heffner lookin foo' sidled up to her - and she said well my girl I have a boyfriend now. HAHAHAHA. Imagine that. I love it