Blame It On Frank...

Hi. Is this thing still on?

I never miss a blog update and I've missed three in a row.  Because we are good friends, I'm going to tell you exactly what happened that led to a mini blog-cation.

I'm really trusting you here.

Let's start with Thursday.


I legitimately fell asleep while typing.  As in Behind-The-Scenes-Tech-Guru Jason had to take my glasses off my face, my fingers off the keyboard, and close the laptop sort-of-fall-asleep.  That is really an entirely new low for public shame, right?  We baked so, so, so many pies on Thursday and dealt with shop construction issues, food supplier issues, and all the regular parts of normal life that don't lessen because you have a downright frightening baking schedule.  By the time I crawled into my bed with the laptop, I think I stayed awake for about 3.2 seconds before alsdja;lgkjalgjalkgja;lajsgalg.

On Friday, we baked EVEN MORE PIES and I celebrated a birthday.  I'm sorry to tell you that the sole reason I didn't blog (those activities notwithstanding) was because Netflix released the second season of House of Cards and I had a date with Frank Underwood that I had been waiting months for and could not delay.  And it did not disappoint.  Even if my baking schedule had 100 pies on it, it would be less threatening than Claire Underwood's blackmail.  (If you don't watch this show, I'm sorry and you should subscribe to Netflix post-haste, catch up, and then email me so we can talk about whether Zoe makes the right decisions or not).

Wait?  Where was I?  Oh, pies.  Yes.

This week (last Sunday to today), we took at total of 257 pies to Lucky's.  I know, right??!!!  We are thrilled to have that demand for product and to stock our table with so much product.  And it has us revved up for some new opportunities and ideas to consider because, well, frankly, we want to be BIG (I'm working on my application, QVC, just so you know).

Just an ida of what is on our short list of to-do:

  1. Dough for sell in grocery stores and our retail location.  Fresh?  Frozen?  Hmmm...and what will packaging look like?  And how much should it cost?
  2. Dry ingredient pie kits for sell in grocery stores and our retail location.  Huh...the options are really limitless here, but what should they look like and what is feasible and customer-oriented?
  3. Need to work on a schedule for the retail space...baking classes for date nights and girl's night out events.  What about baking classes geared toward children?  Or wait?  What about baking classes for single people and we make love matches AND teach pie-making techniques?  FUN.
  4. Spring pies.  Key Lime, I'm looking at you.
  5. Is Shark Tank casting?  Just Kidding.  Sort of.  I think Mark Cuban and I would get along fabulously.
  6. There are a few other things we have brewing, but they just aren't blog ripe yet.  I promise they are pretty cool and super exciting and as soon as we can say just what they are, you all will be the first to know...
  7. I didn't want #6 to be listed as a numbered item but I got a new MacBook Air and I don't have a clue what I'm doing.  Every blog post may be numbered from here on out.
  8. See?  Gah.
  9. They should send a "So you were a PC girl and now you are a Mac girl" book along in the new computer box.
  10. Sheesh.  I wanted to say goodbye but I couldn't handle doing it on an odd number, so that's why we are on number 10 now.  Because I can't work this thing yet and I have neurosis.