I didn't want to start this thing off on a negative note, but seriously! I arrived at work this morning to find that there was not a drop of canola oil to be found in our entire kitchen. I texted my husband and said, "there is not a drop of canola oil to be found… Continue reading The Panini Memoirs- a beginning
So the other day I had a breakdown. I know what you’re thinking, "Really, you? You usually seem so level headed and sound of mind." It wasn’t the stress of work or the anticipation of taking a few days off for my brother’s wedding. It wasn’t the kids or the husband or the dog… Continue reading Work and WordPress Stats and other things that give me anxiety.
People, whether you like it or not, will talk about you...especially once they think they've got you all figured out. A few months after opening the shop, we were starting to get popular in our little city from our use of risqué puns and enormous sandwiches (sometimes, these two went hand in hand). However as… Continue reading The Paninirazzi
Things people asked me with moderate to severe concern on their face when they found out my husband and I were opening a sandwich shop: What will happen with the kids? How will you juggle raising the kids and doing whatever you will be doing at this sandwich shop? How will this affect the… Continue reading PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN
There is nothing more important than being famous. Well, I guess family and love and self contentment are close runner-ups but seriously, Facebook fame? No comparison. Likes and shares are king in today's visual and attention seeking world. Who among us has not feigned ignorance while posting a "whoops my 3 year old accidentally took… Continue reading Boisterous Behavior and the Pursuit of Internet Fame
Writing about my nonstop sociopath level of lying has been a platform of mine since, well, the beginning of time. Because if a writer isn't a liar what is she?
So I thought I should give you, my glorious readers, some insight into the peculiarly fascinating captain of this blog site...who is me by the way. First of all, if you are one of those people who think that owning a business automatically makes a person a quadrillionaire, sorry to break it to you pal,… Continue reading A little about me…
I love talk shows (Whaaat? You're thinking. How can she possibly bring this full circle to business matters? Oh wait and see my friend. Wait and see.) For as long as I can remember I’ve loved talk shows. Perhaps it is all the gift giving, or my intense obsession for pop culture or maybe it’s… Continue reading 3 facts about me and how they relate to small business
I am an observer. I am a people watcher- a spectator of all things, wondrous to mundane. I love to study the world. I think this must be a trait passed down from my mother as she too is an observer. Many years ago I was perched in an airport Denny’s possibly eating soggy BLT’s,… Continue reading It started with a BLT and ended like a goiter.
My husband and I are two vastly different people. He is a level-headed man. He can walk up to a group full of strangers, begin an intelligent conversation and not think twice about it. He is charming without even realising he is charming and he is probably the kindest person I’ve ever met. I am… Continue reading Partners in Crime, or business, whatever
When crafting the preliminary ideas for this blog I wanted it to be a light and fluffy account of life in the small business world. I didn’t want to bring to light the realities that often drag this sort of subject matter down into the solitary depths of depression. Like how painfully low the… Continue reading The Scowl-faced Persons (the SFP)