Stuff in My Head

When you cook the foods from a culture, and I’m not talking about simply using the ingredients from that culture’s cuisine, but claiming to be representing that culture, then do it with respect, and not as a gimmick or a marketing stunt.

Brady won’t be around much longer.

Mahomes will.

I’m strongly considering getting another tattoo.  I want something that makes sense, something that represents who and what I am, not who and what I think I am or want to be.

Mariano Rivera was an unsuccessful starting pitcher.  He entered the Hall of Fame by the first ever unanimous vote as arguably the best relief pitcher ever.  Find your niche.

When carrying three plates requires the server to hold one of them like a football and alter your plate presentation.

I once worked with a server who at 76 years old could manage to carry five plates.  The problem was that when she hit the dining room she forgot where she was going.

Wouldn’t it be cool if phone chargers were all the same?  I think we all know why they’re not.

An underage drinking sweep by the SLA on the day of Chowderfest could raise some funds and perhaps help return to an event about chowder.

I heard from a beer distributor that Chowderfest is the number two-day for beer sales in Saratoga behind St. Patrick’s Day.

People who cannot bother to clear the snow off their rear window before they drive.

If you think inspirational quotes, motivational sayings, and posters designed to stimulate your desire to excel are going to bring you success, then you’re nuts. They’re not, only you can stimulate your desire to excel.

I’ve started writing the spring menu.  I will stray from my norm. It’ll be good, I assure you.

Clarity and conciseness.

There are about 5000 gods worshiped by humans, yours is the right one, I’m sure.

I love when people come to work 15 minutes late, then stand there complaining about not being able to find parking while holding a cup of hot Dunkin Donuts coffee.

A shift starts at 5, you arrive at 5:01, clock in, get dressed, make your greetings, settle in and are ready to start working at 5:15 or so.

Either they’re too lazy to work or they’re stealing our jobs.  Make up your minds, which is it?

About 50 million Americans receive government assistance, a little over 20 percent of the citizen population.  Non-citizens do not qualify for public assistance.

Mussels with Pernod and cream go to the table, couple eats half the mussels, send mussels back requesting more broth, chef does his best to add more being careful not to overcook the existing mussels.  Couple not happy with the refill, while asking for a third helping of bread. Chef explains to server that the broth is made by cooking the order of mussels with butter, Pernod, and cream.  Couple doesn’t understand and isn’t satisfied, asks bartender. Chef drinks Pernod.

Tate had surgery today for umbilical hernia.  Yesterday the hospital called me to update their demographic information.  After the usual name, address, and employer, ethnicity comes up.  I said, “that question is irrelevant”, but the woman says, “we like to ask it.”  I said you like to ask irrelevant questions?  “No, I don’t,” she claims.  “Would your wife consider herself Hispanic” comes next.  I said, “I thought you didn’t like asking irrelevant questions.”   I added “I’m not answering questions that have nothing to do with Tate’s health, or billing and insurance.”  She moved on.  My wife, who is a medical administrator calls me “non-compliant.”  I find that title complementary.

Tate’s fine. Surgery was this morning, he was running around this afternoon.  I had the same procedure in 1964, but I was sliced open and certainly not an outpatient.  Who says America isn’t already great?

Today the Chocolate Lab named Piper who lives with us was trying to tell me something.  I asked her if Timmy had fallen into a well.  She asked me who Timmy is.  She’s too young to get that joke.

Sometimes it’s best to doing nothing about something.

Some of in this business have the opportunity to work for some of the few great restaurant owners.  Here’s a great testimonial to one of the good ones, on of the families that make a difference.

I’m lucky, I work for people who care, and make my life in this business easier.

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