Sure Thing Boss...  

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Have you ever not been sure if your being mocked or being shown respect? Recently I had the delightful opportunity to have dinner with my wife and her family at California Pizza Kitchen. I'm a Ravioli guy. Not a big fan of the creative pizza choices such as the Vegetarian w/ Japanese Eggplant (Mozzarella cheese, baby broccoli, grilled Japanese eggplant, roasted corn, sliced red onions, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and our tomato sauce. Also available with mild goat cheese. Recommended on honey-wheat dough).

but I's some good kooking... our server came over to take our orders and I asked him to start on the other side, not because I'm picky but I like to try new things. I always peruse a menu carefully before making up my mind, I was pretty settled on the "Four Cheese Ravioli" (Good pick BTW), but I was not quite ready to commit to it. So after asking the waiter to take mine last his response was "Sure thing boss." Let us pause here and consider this title he had bestowed on me for the evening. If he had said "Sure thing Hoss." I know he would have been referring to the fact that I am large in stature, Kind of like Nephi , but more like the Apple guy in the Fruit of the Loom adds. Lots of territory.

However he didn't he also could have said " Sure thing Klaus" Referring maybe to my German/ Dutch Heritage (Yes I am white), yet again he didn't he said " Sure thing Boss". He put me in charge. Not any one else just me. What a burden. Here I am trying to have nice relaxing evening from World Domination and this kid had put me back in charge. Needless to say I was the only one labeled as "The Boss" at the table. All night anything I asked for it was "Sure thing Boss" in response. It was finally noticed by the family that I had been labeled and laughter ensued. Now that it was out in the open I had noticed several of the youngsters at work calling me "Boss" , and a polite middle aged lady at work had told me that I reminded her of her Father because I had a " authoritative voice."

Some how strangers and acquaintances have put the burden of being the "Boss" on me and I hope I can live up to the Olympian task set before me as "The Boss" . Now since I'm the "Boss" and you are not here's a list of work I want done before I get up from the nap I will be taking under my desk.

Wash my car

Pick up my cleaning

Pick up my dog and get him a manicure or pedicure ....whatever

Take my 3rd cousin twice removed (by police) and show him how to clean the public facilities at any Circle K ....cause DANG they stink.

Weed my yard and then for a grand finale'

I would like a Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly sandwich with the crust cut off a bag of Lay's Potato Chips and a Ice Cold glass of Milk.

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Run For The Border  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Many of you who read this Blog ...Yes we know who you are... don't exactly live with in a days drive from a 3rd world country. Unless some of you count Canada. The southern border states such as Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California have suffered the brunt of the influx of "Illegal" Immigrants. So many of you say why is that a problem? How would like to live in the a state where your ranked number 4 for auto theft. How about a state that had a 40% increase in abduction for profit...aka Kidnapping. How about wonder whether while sleep at night if someone is going to come crashing through your door. How about wondering if you will be at the Bank when one of over 200 banks are going to be robbed. How would you like to ...until recently wonder if your daughter was going to be assaulted while you went off to work. If this is the kind of oasis you want to live in be my guest move to Arizona and advocate open borders.

I've never been one to blindly follow John McCain simply because he was a war veteran and Arizona's Senior Senator. In recent history he has restricted free speech with his campaign finance bill, sought to restrict gun owner ship, advocated open borders (or ignoring current immigration law). About the only reason 45% of Americans that voted in the Presidential Election voted for him because of his choice in a strong conservative Vice President. Truth be told Senator McCain has largely ignored the people of Arizona in their wishes.

Yesterday Chris Simcox (founder of the Minute Man Project) announced he is running for the Senate seat McCain currently holds on to. While Chris probably wouldn't have been my first choice I have o applaud him for standing up and volunteering to run for office. It will interesting to watch the upcoming debates and what both McCain & Simcox will offer Arizona. Sadly I would have to argue that McCain's expiration date pasted several years ago, insert argument for term limits here.

Stay tuned for further instructions my people.

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Imagine This!  

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

OK if you know me and my family we love Disneyland. It's a place of my childhood since growing up in California meant semi-annual trips or at the least an annual trip. One of my dream jobs would be to be an Imagineer. Help to design and implement new rides and attractions. On our most recent trip we had a chance to visit the Blue Sky Cellar a walk through attraction in Disney's California Adventure showing off plans for the revamping of DCA. Here's a list of some of the coming attractions:
Color of Night: A night time water,light,laser and fireworks show
Cars Land: Radiator Springs is moving to DCA
The Little Mermaid ride: I know a few little nieces that won't be able to wait for this one
New entry designs and a Red Car Trolley
Watch the YouTube below DCA is just going to keep getting better.

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