As I expected, I couldn't have been happier to be back at PJP Buttonwood today. And as I expected, there was a huge inbox of bills, phone messages, and notes waiting for me. So, I promptly ignored them all and helped work on the baking schedule because that is my routine and I was seriously ripe for some routine after the past week. (I did open the electric bill and it was $545. I'm not even kidding.) Here's a few things of note:
- I've started to work on the August work schedule for Team PJP. It's basically high level analytics that sound something like: "If we know Andrew has class on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 1:15 and then 3 pm to 4:30 pm and class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm and track practice at 6 am for two hours every day and every single weekend, what hours can Andrew work?" Take that times the eight other people on Team PJP that will have a fall semester schedule.
- Ironically, when I took the LSAT in 1999, I scored exceptionally high on reading comprehension and well...pretty low on the logic games. And now basically, my August is one big logic game. Well played, universe.
- Instagram is slaying me lately because everyone is living a well curated life. My house is a mess, my mind is a mess, and my August is unclear...so you'll note no posts from PJP. But I aspire to all the good stuff I see and have mad props for everyone who has it together in the dog days of summer. Except for the people making entire fruit bowls out of perfectly skinned watermelons. Can someone stop this trend so we all don't feel bad about ourselves?
- As I've mentioned before, I'm feeling the pressure to do something awesome for the eclipse that is short of themed cups and t-shirts being sold at Walmart...but more than the nothing, which would usually happen on a Monday in August at PJP. So, we are back to the drawing board on Moon Pie ideas.
- And and it turns out, everyone at PJP has different ideas about how to make a Moon Pie. So tomorrow, we are all making our version and then we are going to decide which one (if any) is best. And if something works, perhaps we will be open that Monday to sell Moon Pies and watch the eclipse in our parking lot.
- And as an aside, I flipping love Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Really, I do. Judge away, if you must (except for my bestie, who just read this and said "YES SHE DOES" in her mind).
- Honestly, I just wasted 10 minutes Googling the lyrics to Total Eclipse of the Heart and reading fan sites that analyze the lyrics.
- I know. Embarrassing.
- In other news, we are shipping 12 pie shells on dry ice to Ohio tomorrow so they can be tested on a vacuum sealer we are looking at for our Walmart project. I think this might involve a styrofoam cooler and maybe I should be Googling how to ship on dry ice instead of reading about whatever happened to Bonnie Tyler. (She's still touring in Germany, by the way.)
- I feel like Bonnie Tyler doesn't make fruit bowls out of perfectly skinned watermelons either. I wonder if she has an Instagram...