June 2009 Archive
June 29, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Celebrities are dropping like flies!! First Farrah Fawcett then Michael Jackson and now Billy Mays. I felt sorrow when I heard about farrah dying. Cancer is so fast and painful. Even though I have some reservations about how Michael may have led his life I can’t deny how his music has effected my life. The children are so young to lose their father. I watched 1 episode of Billy May’s show” The Pitchmen” . Yes I bought Shamwow which should be renamed just Sham. ( I am also facinated with that pen that cures scratches on your car) Regardless, life can be very short. They were all older then me but 10 or 20 years goes so quickly.
Is it me or Did Janet Jackson look about 20 years old? She has got to be in her late 40s. Even 20 year olds have some movement in their faces when they talk.
posted by Liliana @ 11:41 AM
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I am freaking exhausted~!!! The opening week of Oklahoma City was fantastic. The bar did freaking phenomenal!! I am bringing in a few veterans in next week and the week after that as well to ensure success for these girls.
Today I am going home and people keep saying ” You don’t like our city Oklahoma?” It’s not that I don’t like Oklahoma but I have been away from home for two weeks. My clothes are so dirty that I swear my jeans can stand up on their own. Also, It truly has been the kind of hot that erodes your insides. I need to take a shower in my own home, sleep in my own bed, and eat something that is not friend or BBQ’d.
Tomorrow night Jackson gets home from sleep away camp! I can’t wait to see him.
posted by Liliana @ 2:16 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Definitely a bad sign that I don’t remember getting back to my hotel room last night. Jacqui and I drank 3 bottles of wine at Mickey Mantles in Bricktown, OK last night. Daniel came by for a little bit last evening but the rest is a blur. This morning Jacqui met me for breakfast and she asked me ” Lil how did we get home?” ” I was just about to ask you the same question”
I am not a tweeter person but if I was the mass tweet this morning would of read ” sorry if I offended you in any way” . Hopefully I was charming and nothing eventful happened but since I can’t remember there is a chance I made a jackass of myself.
Big all staff employee meeting today for the Oklahoma City crew!! I think the opening should go very well!!!!
posted by Liliana @ 12:09 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2009
It’s Sunday in Oklahoma City! It is fucking hot here!! Everyday the 5 block walk to the bar makes me envision the cowboys and native americans working the land in the scorching heat. How the fuck did they do that wearing so much crap? It is so freaking hot!!!
WE are 5 days ahead of schedule here. We have the liquor license. We have passed all the important inspections and the bar only needs a few touch ups to truly become a Coyote Ugly.
The girls have trained everyday. I have noticed a sort of evenness that I can only attribute to learned behavior. I see very few highs and lows. That evenness plays off as low energy with the choreographed dances. Truly an interesting social phenomenon.
Ok bartending class today
posted by Liliana @ 2:32 PM
Friday, June 19, 2009
I was just about to say how well Oklahoma is going I just saw the fire inspector come in. I thought we passed yesterday? Hopefully he is just coming in for something simple!! Pressure cooker the other day. We had failed a few inspections. That is normal the problem becomes why you failed? Normally it is simple issues. One city may be stricter with one thing then another. Kevin traditionally has the issue resolved in one day. So far anything we have failed we have passed the following day.
Jackson is away at sleep away camp and I am very emotional over it. I hope he is doing well!!
posted by Liliana @ 2:28 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
I can’t tell a lie I ROCKED TODAY! I have been up since the crack of dawn doing radio interviews for KAT rock radio, The Sports Animal radio, and Bob radio in Oklahoma City. I nailed it. I managed to be charming, intelligent, and funny on all the shows! That’s rare to be able to pull all of those traits together at one time! Thank god that it was radio because I look like crap today!
Yesterday we finished the girl search in Oklahoma City. We ran 3 hours over because so many girls showed up to try out! We have a killer staff here. I am very pleased. I have no doubt that the next week with Jacqui a few girls will start dropping like flies but I factored that into my final calculations. There are two sisters who I chose that are breathtakingly beautiful but so meek. I actually called them out on their meekness yesterday and asked them if they have the inner strength to truly pursue this. Of course they said yes. This morning Lee said to me ” hey lets get a pool together on how long the sisters will last.” I figure we can set it up like a football pool for corporate.
I hope they find some inner courage because they are stunning.
posted by Liliana @ 10:57 AM
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I am laughing so hard after reading the Denver manager’s log. Katie, the GM, wrote about the girls making excuses about not being able to upsell a certain liquor. ” If my fat ass can sell a $35 shot of patron then it will be a mystery until the day I die why you can’t!” I am on the hotel computer roaring with laughter because I have said that exact thing many a time!
Bars are rocking this weekend.
The Oklahoma girl search went very well yesterday. There are 3 girls that stood out in my mind. One girl sang Led Zepplin ” whole lotta love” . It was awesome. All of us were mesmerized by this. I asked another girl what was the busiest night she ever worked. Her response was at an event called ” The calf run”. I told her I had never heard of the calf run she then said ” You know the Testicle Festival. ” Sorry that doesn’t ring a bell. Well the tag line is No Nuts No Guts. I was laughing so hard.
Another girl had written on her application that she was currently bartending at a famous hotel chain. When I asked her about it she told me that she had never been trained. She is left behind the bar to make drinks without anyone teaching her how to count or any basics about bartending. She told me that when someone asks her for something she has never heard of she runs to her cellphone and googles it. Freaking funny.
posted by Liliana @ 10:59 AM
Saturday, June 13, 2009
AUSTIN rocked last night!!!! We are rocking rot rally!!!! So proud of the Austin staff!!!
Nashville is doing well for Fanfare but not what we used to do. The economy has definitely effected that event. The staff is told during these hardcore big events that they can not call in sick. They can’t be late etc. Of course on the manager’s log one of the new girls showed up 45 minutes late so Kyle canned her! For fuck’s sake show up and make some money. It’s not just my pocket that should fill fuller but the staff should make big bucks as well. Screw her. Her loss!!!
I am in the Oklahoma’s bar right now. A line is forming outside for the girl search! Awesome!! Kevin did an unbelievable job with the booths here. They look phenomenal!
posted by Liliana @ 12:49 PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The countdown starts!!! Hope to see a ton of girls applying for the job in Oklahoma!
The alarm went off at the new orleans bar after hours and the fire department broke the door down to get in! Yet another bill! Of course it was a false alarm
posted by Liliana @ 3:30 PM
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Go Denver!! The denver bar kicked ass last night!! Awesome. San Antonio didn’t do to shabby either.
Busy week for the bars. This week Nashville has Fanfare. Austin has Rot Rally. And I am holding the girl search in Oklahoma City!! I am feeling very strong this week!
I may be on a morning show in Oklahoma on Monday. I will keep everyone informed!
posted by Liliana @ 3:35 PM
Friday, June 05, 2009
This morning I received 15 pictures of the gross San Antonio bathrooms from Daniel. Obviously he wants approval on fixing them ! Yes you made your point!
posted by Liliana @ 11:50 AM
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Jackson and I just watched the reality show about ” celebrities” being in the jungles of Costa Rica. I don’t mean any disrespect but I have no idea who half these people are. As hard as I am in so many aspects of my life I would freak the fuck out if I had mice biting me.
So excited to open another bar!!!
posted by Liliana @ 9:00 PM
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Over a week ago a company from the Netherlands asked if they could hire our girl group. I thought it would be a nice trip for them. A free trip to another country. They would be treated like princesses. I had Kyle leave messages for the girls and I told Kyle I needed to know their various schedules by Monday morning. Monday morning came with only 2 girls getting back to Kyle, so I canceled the trip. By the end of monday ( 6 days after they were contacted) all the girls finally called in but I still canceled the booking fearing a lack of commitment would dampen the event. They may not be on the road to becoming the next Spice Girls but life is short. It would of been a nice memory to tell their kids. Too Bad.
I am getting excited for the girl search in Oklahoma!!! Fun to get back to work.
posted by Liliana @ 11:22 AM