Friday, December 18, 2009

My Future Business Plans

The greatest ideas are often born from the darkest moments.

Let me set the scene: Myself driving down the 400 toll at 11pm last night. I sat there knawing pensively on my stale and microwave induced rubbery pizza that I shiftly stole from the breakroom at work. I found myself looking around my car, which after a looooong work week of 12-16 hour days, was filled with greasy take-out bags and crumpled wrappers. My moment came as my hand slowly crept to the bag wondering if just maybe, hopefully, I could find a little fried hitchhiker to munch on. And then it hit me in a brilliant, blinding flash of blazing creativity; I'm going to set up a drive through in the toll booth!

The Business Model
Step one: I need an "in" into the tolling community so as to network my way into a toll booth job.
Step two: Begin work as a tollbooth worker. Fly under the radar at first, no rocking the boat. Just be the best damn tollbooth worker I can be. Meanwhile, begin to get a handle on the market; needs, interests, food cravings....a toll poll! haha!
Step three: Start small possibly something similar to a lemonade stand set up, of course all depending on the polling results (refer to step 2). But innocent, small scale so as not to threaten or raise suspicion among the other toll workers.
Step four: Begin generating some serious street cred, possibly a need for more workers at this point, look into expanding my booth.
Step five: Bring my business to a key franchise company and before you know it I will have the busiest Chik-fil-a/Chinese food/sandwich shop in the entire Southeast.


Plan to commence after the holidays. I'm going to be so freaking, fantastically, fabulously rich from this scheme.

*Yep that's ME in the tollbooth. Thank you Anne for helping this amazing image to come to fruition, and introducing me to photoshop. This blog is about to get a lot more awesome!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Worth Every Scratch

Thank you Target for providing me with the Cat-Elf outfit. It truly was a Christmas miracle!

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Christmas Story

My Christmas cookie story. Every year I am forced into cookie swapping servitude. My work mandates full participation in their holiday cookie exchange, and despite my loud protesting every year I am sucked into the madness that is baking. I do not belong anywhere near an oven. I have been known to start fires making anything from chicken, to boiling water, to even hummus (yes I realize that hummus does not even require a heat source). Don't misunderstand, I really do love to cook, but it comes with a price. This year I decided to make my life as easy as humanly possible and find the simplest most idiot-proof cookie recipe out there.
I was assigned to make a lemon cookie.....

Lemon cookie shown in recipe

My Struggle

The Wax Paper Setting FIre

The Smoke Filled Kitchen

The Finished Product

Friday, December 4, 2009

All I want for Christmas.... from yoooooou!!!!! (the song, get it?)

First week in December means the beginning of my Christmas shopping extravaganza! The first few weeks, I refer to them as the "warm up" involves me entering stores only to find a myriad of items for myself. Its astounding to me how much great stuff there is out there!!! I can only picture the fine intellectual specimens that sit in their plush office chairs designing these products while they think to themselves "yes, yes, why that will make a lovely gift. There must be hundreds, nay, thousands in the general public that will simply salivate for; insert one of the following items here (_____)

Not that great until you realize it doubles as a piggy bank

and who wouldn't want a set of action figures featuring broccoli and bacon?

Bring life to any party or social outing! I predict the mustache will be the "must have" accessory of 2010

Any hostess, especially me, would die for this clever cutting board.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

rain, rain go away (but only after I take my new rainboots out to play)

My day off was full on rain, rain,
and more chilly rain. My only
motivation for getting out of my
cozy bed was the threat of starvation,
and the promise that I could take
my birthday rainboots out on their
maiden voyage. Since Atlanta has
become the countries largest flood plane
boots are a necessary and a welcome
addition to my current 51 pairs of shoes.

What better way to spend my rainy day then
puddle hopping through the city???