I know I know . It’s been a long time . I blame Facebook and Instagram .
NYC Santacon ! Bam
calendar about to come out and guess who is in it ? Yup 50 years old and I need my first bikini calendar . It’s all downhill from here .
Some bars doing great , some average , and a couple awful . But we shall persevere .
2018 was the year of the renovation . New Orleans got some love . Denver new bartop , new booths , new bathrooms . San Antonuo new AC units , new Bartop . Nashville total renovation of side room . We are turning it into a higher end craft cocktail spot . Really excited about that .
A ton going on. San Antonio bar just got renovated. Thanks Kevin, Pinky, Joe, and the whole SA staff. ( I have been home sick with the flu. Just starting to feel better)
I remember managing NY bar. I didn’t feel well for a good month. I finally went to doctor. MONO. Side note: During the MONO months I had non refundable tickets to France and England . Drinking and MONO do not go hand in hand. I fell down a full flight of stairs at an Irish bar in Paris. Recently, I took Kevin and Chantel to visit this bar as a point of pride. In my 50s I get sick and I stay in bed. 25 years ago, I still worked a 16 hour day and woke and did it all over again the following day.
Vive Le France. Kevin, chantel and I had a blast in France. What an incredible trip. Wine, food, marathon, and time with good friends. !! Back to work .
Conference call yesterday started with AdA compliance finance issue and ended with “
pizza is really good at Samurai Pie. “
Lizzie and I are going to start working on renovating the Nashville back bar area . I love doing this stuff .
Next weekend Marathon Du Medoc ! Get ready France . ( how many miles will chantel , Kevin and I last while drinking wine ?)
College drop off. Like most parents I have been filled with pride , anxiety , sadness , and excitement . I have spent the last two weeks doing laundry , organizing , and trying to make sure this transition is happy and fluid . Less then two weeks to go !!
I try to pride myself on constantly evolving and being happy . Taking the few extra seconds not to get upset but to look at things in a more compassionate way .
Today , that Old NYer came out in full swing . Class registration started at 5 am . Guess who woke up her son at 4:30 am ? Yup me .
We found out today that his new roommate is arriving two days early . That screams to me “
who gets the best bed .” Jackson if we have to wait outside the dorm at 4 am so be it !!!
Coyote Ugly . Recap : two American girls got deported from U.K. Fort Worth royally fucked up . Denver is doing incredible . And Kevin and Chantel are on my shit list .
Empty nesting = the absolute need to clean and purge . (College drop of day , less then a month ) Three days I worked on my first floor . Extra paella pans , extra wine bottle openers , extra carafes . Then I ventured into the boxes that were unused . Family pictures , coyote Ugly memorabilia , again more wine paraphernalia . I donated enough to fill at least one apartment . I am waiting in anticipation when Good Will opens the sheep intestines and pig fetus we bought jackson when we thought his career would be a medical examiner . Out of everything , there was one picture that I can not seem to verify . In my dad’s photo albums there was a picture of what I think was the Hindenburg. Did my dad actually see this flying overhead ?
What a month . SAn Antonio anniversary .
Marathon in Washington state with Kevin ( half marathon for me . ) Calendar shoot . I just finished hiring at the new Bar in Swansea Wales . Busy busy busy
My son leaves for College the first week of September . Ugh ! Empty nest ! I plan on drinking , traveling , eating , and semi working to pass the time !
In a world plagued by negativity , I have found so much joy in watching the Police Lip Sync challenge. Bringing joy into a stressful world. Outstanding
It’s been awhile. So much going on yet I feel like I am being lazy. Heading to OKC this weekend . Kid’s Graduation was last week. Bars doing well. Opening a bar in Swansea , Wales in August. Life is good.
I love Steve for honoring our bet . Packers versus Saints . Big win for Saints ( this happened moths ago ). Happy Anniversary to Denver and Tampa .
This has just made my day. I spent 3 hours at the airport waiting on a delayed flight . Now back home . This made s lousy day tolerable !