1. A shout-out to the Centralia High School FBLA group, who graciously asked me to come this morning and share my thoughts about being a business owner.  I'm sure the "I just sorta backed into this, have no clue what I'm doing most of the time, but I've never been happier" story was exactly what they were hoping to hear as they plan for their futures.
  2. We've ordered little cards to add to each pie box going out the door of PJP with a reminder to vote for us in the Inside Columbia Best New Restaurant of 2014/Best of Columbia contest. Like wearing the shirt of the band you are going to see in concert, we've become those people.  In our defense though, we did briefly consider providing a laptop at our front counter and offering a $1 off your purchase if you would be willing to login and vote for us right then.  And when I say "we", I really mean "me"...because I'm the competitive one of this show.  That reminds me that I should text Jeanne and ask her to be sure to login in and vote tonight.  Come to think of it, have you voted?
  3. Speaking of Jeanne, she welcomed 2015 in grand discovering Netflix.  Like most people enveloped in a new Netflix affair, she is a smitten kitten.  GO1
  4. Speaking of smitten kittens, we listened to new tunes today and 1/4 of Team PJP enjoyed John Mayer's cover of Beyonce's XO.  While I may have been alone in my fandom, I've got no shame.  If he covered Drunk In Love, I'd probably like that as well.
  5. Next Friday is National Pie Day.  We are still working on ideas, but are pretty certain of this...a lot of people still don't know that we exist and so on National Pie Day, you can help spread the love.  Stop by PJP Buttonwood with a friend who has never visited us before and you both receive a 30% off coupon for a future visit.  My first thought was to book Jon Hamm for an appearance, but I worried Don Draper in PJP could be more than we (me) could handle.
  6. Whatever we do, there will be no bounce houses, no crafting, and no face painting.  Mainly because I am making the rules and I don't care for those things.
  7. I booked two PJP birthday parties today - one for a four-year old and one for a 62-year-old.  That both consider PJP the place to be to celebrate their birthday makes us ridiculously happy.
  8. A customer checking out today said that he felt Peg would be thrilled with PJP V. 2.0.  And we couldn't agree with him more.
  9. We purchased ourselves this at the Hobby Lobby and hallelujah for all the less Googling I'll have to do now...FullSizeRender-21
  10. Jeanne called me after I left to pick up the kids today and asked me what I thought would happen if we made cookie dough and wrapped it up in pie dough and baked it.  I said I have no idea.  But now I can't stop thinking about it and I feel like we should find out.