First things first – this picture was going to be a “Things I See” post. Or maybe Roscoe says. But it demands its story be told.
Unfortunately they were removed before I could spray paint them and use them as lawn décor. Maybe next time.
It took me a couple of weeks to find my rhythm at my new job. Now tickets roll off in a sometimes stupefying manner (for a newbie like me) and I handle them one at a time. I have not had the line awkwardly waiting for me as of yet. Working garmache is more challenging than anyone who hasn’t done it can imagine. Plating salads, beds for proteins and desserts may not be glamorous, but my work often has to be done in order for everyone else’s to go out the door. And when things are busy, trying to prep, restock, work the station and rush literally around everyone crowding my space I find a sort of order in the madness. A spark inside that drives me to meet and outrun the demands of any moment on the clock. It isn’t always perfect. There’s a lot I don’t yet know. But it is exactly the kind of challenge I’ve always found rewarding and fun.
So naturally, yesterday I left plating lovely salads behind and proceeded to Maria’s Taco Express – which I’d never visited but have always driven by, finding both my curiosity and amusement stimulated.
It is a funny little cantina of a place with lots to offer. Indoor and outdoor seating. Local beer and live music nights. Restaurant cats on the patio. (Yes, that’s right. Cats. Real ones). A rusty antique truck open on the upper deck for your children’s playtime enjoyment. I love it, and highly recommend the barbacoa.
(Sidenote: Upon departure, I was treated to a local gym billboard with this inspirational message – “New Glutes!” Hmm… the ability to buy this year’s model certainly has some appeal. Ass stores should totally be a thing).
Otherwise, I’ve been trying to decide how to occupy myself for Halloween. I am hoping to find some Hitchcock showings, at the very least. I already have an 80s-centric costume lined up. I may or may not blog on it next week, so no spoilers.
Whatever you’re doing, don’t just sit there! Get off your couch, out of your comfort zone, and do something ridiculous. Halloween is NOT all about the kids. It’s the one day those who need an excuse to be silly have one. Tell me, what are you, your kids, neighbors, bffs and pets going to do and be this year? Seriously, people, tell me! Better yet, post pictures!
Take on the weekend.