There is no turning back now. Both Chantel are I are heading to Cozumel for the Half Ironman on Sunday. I received an email saying that my bike is already there.I am freaking out a tad bit. I am in pretty good shape but perhaps not quite at half ironman shape. My body is tired. Everyday I receive training instructions from my new coach. ” do 3 hours on the bike trainer doing drills at 80 percent power then run an easy 3 miles. Swim an hour and a half mid day.” dude I have to work. Thank god this week is an easy week before the actual event. A lot of preparation goes into this. We are supposed to eat 700 calories before the race. During the bike you are supposed to ingest 200 calories per hour on the bike. Then another 200 on the run. These cyclists bring full meals and have pockets in their shirts. I am scared to take my hands off the handlebars. I won’t take them off for even a second. So I bought a camel bak and I am mixing a calorie drink in the water during the ride. So much work. Just get me through this so the mexican seminar/vacation can begin.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
” Daniel, all these people are poking me on Facebook. What does that mean? You know I hate talking to people.” His response ” Just ignore them.” OK that’s what I planned on doing.
One of our long standing investors texted me about a month ago upset that the San Diego bar wasn’t making more money. I was shocked because SD has been rocking since the beginning. ( We did go over budget but after 2 months that was corrected). Well I just received the latest P and L’s for all the bars, which by the way were Fucking Awesome, and I texted him. ” When you receive your dividends I expect a formal apology.” Let the groveling begin!!! He texted back asking if the apology was a hands and knees type? Hmm I will have to think about that. Bam the bars rocked!!!
Monday, September 15, 2014
Nashville is rocking on the weekends and last night San Diego and San Antonio hit really big numbers. Great
So last night there was a power outage in SD. I very rarely watch regular tv but last week I had been watching E to hear about Joan River’s death. Last night I was sleeping when the power came on and the tv started blasting ” Keeping up with the Kardashians” came on. I had taken the batteries out of the remote control to put in a flashlight. OMG I was scrambling to get the remote working to shut off the tv. ( I couldn’t find manual off switch). Frightening. Am I nuts but did Kim K get way too much botox or plastic surgery? She was so beautiful and now I think she is the least pretty sister. I can only imagine the pressure to always look good and perhaps not realizing that you went too far. Also Is it crazy that I think Sean Peyton got botox?
I am cranky. No hot water. Waiting for a repairman to come to my house. Next week Manager’s seminar in Cancun!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
What a fucking day. My phone has been screwed up for a week now. I have tried to wait for the iPhone 6 to come out before I purchased a new one. Well today all hell broke loose. I had a two hour conference call I had to borrow a phone for the call.
One of our valued employees put in her resignation. Daniel was emailing me ” please call her.” I Couldn’t , my phone was frozen so I had to get him to her call me. Today was just “that day”. What could go wrong did go wrong. Dog peed on my rug. Thought I had a meeting showed up and waited . After an hour I figured out it was actually scheduled for next week. Just one of those days.
I spent one and a half hours at the ATT Store. Good thing was that I was eligible for a new phone. I found out that jackson was as well. When I got home I told Jackson that for his birthday or Christmas I would gift him my new phone and I would get the new iPhone 6. His response was with a note of sheer horror. ” mom I was so embarrassed last year when you and dad gave me a new phone. Please I do not want a current model. Also when you get me a car I want the cheapest used car you can find. Please mom! ” well son don’t worry since you are helping to pay for your car when you get your license. According to your current pace of savings you will be getting the cheapest car out there!
Now on the surface people would say ” wow you are raising him right. What a good thoughtful kid.” That’s great until I get the ” you are so showy. Why do you need this artwork in the house when a plain picture would be just fine. Why do you buy so many shoes? It’s so wasteful.” I used to listen and try to put value on my need to have a pretty house. Now I find my response is simple ” my money. My house. I will do what I want .” Urgh
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This goes either way 1. How do I know Kevin is gay? or 2. How do I know Kevin is devoted to his girlfriend? ( you decide). Answer: He finishes working at the SD bar and doesn’t even mention the girls’ photoshoot. When pressed he said ” yeah a good staff.”
Thank You San Antonio and Denver for being the only bars this week that are doing any business. Painful
Kevin has been biking and running with me. It’s like boot camp out here. Today we biked Fiesta Island and he showed up back at the car all scraped up. Both arms , shoulders, ass. Thank god he had his helmet on. Jackson, Kevin, and I were eating dinner then watching tv . Kevin goes to sit on the couch ” dude if you get blood on my new couch I will kill you!”
Did I already introduce our new VP of global franchising? Justin starts in a few weeks. I am very excited.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
I found a Saints bar in San Diego called Kristy’s. I had no idea that newcomers got spanked when they came in!
Yuck I hate losing in overtime. She should of smacked me harder to give the team luck! Kevin is out in San Diego fixing things at the bar. Nice to have a training partner . Bars did alright this weekend. Friday sucked. Last night was better. Ok big week. Calendar is almost ready to give to the printer. Lee does an excellent job . We try to do a collage page in the back of the calendar. Show the funny moments that occur during the calendar shoot. ” lee, I know you enjoy posting pictures of you and your wife in the collage but would it be possible if you put a few shots of Chantel and I in the page as well? ” . I got what I asked for . Every bad picture of me is wedged in the collage page. Lol. My thinking is this; I am notorious for hating pictures that I am in. But as much as I don’t like the picture now I will probably think I look great in that same picture ten years from now!
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I am in tears over Joan Rivers. I grew up hearing her name. I never thought of her as the best comedienne . But she was a female pioneer. She had the ability to take over the Johnny Carson Show. That’s a huge accomplishment. What I actually loved about her was how she overcame the adversity in her life. Her husband killed himself and she has spent her life loving her daughter and making sure that her daughter had opportunities and stability. RIP. A true pioneer
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
My phone rang today and a familiar name came up . ” Michael Nashville AM” . I answered the phone ” oh no” poor Michael will never live down the sand debacle at the Fort Lauderdale bar. ” you paid to put a ton of sand on the fucking floor of the bar? Really you paid ?” Thank god with time Michael has become a really great AM.
Slow day on the work front. A few big decisions coming up. But all positive. I keep on getting asked questions about the Ukraine bar. Very hard situation.
I must be pms. I just baked cookies and made homemade candles.
Calendar cover picked! Really hard decision.
My fridge went out last week. I bought a new one from best buy and paid extra for next day delivery , install, and uninstall of old one. It’s Wed and my new fridge has been sitting in my living room since Saturday. The incessant beeping of the old one is driving me to eat everything in the fridge so I can pull the damn plug. Urgh
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Never good when you wake up and the first business call is ” we need to talk about the NYC bar.” Urgh
WTF I thought swimming was low impact? I literally woke up yesterday hurting all over. Not only did my arms hurt but my hands hurt as well. My lats, obliques, neck. I said to my new coach ” dude I can’t do anything. Laying in bed hurts.” But yes I did swim 4 miles!!! You know the people who live off their high school sports accomplishments? This will be mine ” When I was already old I swam 4 miles!” I will speak of this with pride for a long time. When I get more pictures I will post them. FUN
Monday, September 1, 2014
My god the bars rocked over the weekend! Nashville Crushing everyone and San Diego very close behind. I love to wake up and read logs with such incredible Sunday numbers.
Austin continues to overstaff. urgh. Teach them how to bartend! They have the mental ability of taking multiple drink orders at the same time. Good grief.
Tomorrow is my baby’s first day of High School. Wow I am a mother of a high schooler. High School in California. I am so excited for him. He got into all honors classes. He is even taking American Sign Language and Theatre Tech class. ” Please universe. I hope he meets nice friends”
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Who’s damn idea was this swim challenge? I am a dumbass, but it is for a good charity. Low and behold our team got them to change some of their rules. LOL. Dinesti rocked as captain. She got everyone together and saved one of our members lives! You don’t get better then that. Dinesti had us go in half hour increments. My arms are shaking. Well today was the furthest I have ever swum at 4600 meters. I wish I could of read my watch and tried to crank out another 400 to make it 5000. But honestly I have nothing left in the tank. I will load more pictures tomorrow. Yes the Coyote Ugly team used a raft and swimmies!! For charity!IMG_3864.MOV