so maybe i can’t embed videos here yet but i can still show you a picture no one else has seen. we got that new mixer and it inspired us to paint our old one red.
in other news……… its busy. real busy. the holidays is one of our biggest times of the year because folks want to bring their friends and family in for a pie. tuesday night before christmas (last night) was one of the hardest nights we’ve had in years. everything was going wrong. there were tickets not printing, mistakes by front of house and back of house (FOH & BOH)… it was just far from fun. tonight was a bit better but still the devices (ipods) were giving us trouble. somehow and thankfully, danny’s iPAD was cranking out LSE orders. but all of these computer problems and also the employees frustration with the devices, has me ready to make a bold move in a new direction.
more on that later.
look at this amazing shot sent in by a faithful customer:
so, while WORK for me is really hard this time of year and my mind is firing on cylinders i didn’t know i had…. there is an alternate universe where the happy customer is enjoying a pie to the fullest, thinking about us while in Paris, and taking this photo and sending it to us. this is the small pleasure that takes me away from the work and stress and kinked shoulder…. and delivers me to the place where i remember why i love this business. people care. pizza eating folks come in and are excited about it and get good food and drop their hard earned cash…happily….
i’m the same way- i super LOVE the places i love: caribbean spice, hogan’s heros, lowe’s, my wife’s cooking, my mom’s cooking, and some big time satchel’s. i STILL eat that pie and just find myself slowing down and getting into it, and my mind blowing a little bit.
are there any other photos i should show you?
the pinecone contest judging was today. i am sorry to report that i was too busy to get the “inside the judging” video that i got last year. the available time for me to christmas shop has come down to the wire, what with me working an 80 hour week between my work at home and at the shop, so i was at target when i should have been filming…. i tried again to embed the pinecone contest judging from last year and had NO LUCK. i’m not even gonna try and link because that doesn’t work either….
but—-you can go to our homepage at satchelspizza.com, and click the satchel’s pizza vimeo link on the right side of the screen, and look for the video called pinecone judging 2010, and re-live the dream…. but 2011? did john break out the flip video? i wonder…. but i doubt it.
FYI: the pinecone contest awards ceremony for 2011 will be held january 7, 2012, at LSE, at 7pm. that’s right, while we USUALLY have the awards ceremony n the SAME YEAR as the contest, this year we switched up and are having our awards ceremony the first saturday in january. why? because the holidays are so busy with so many events that it’s not only hard to organize and prepare for the awards, but people are often out of town that may be collecting said award, so we are “trying out” this alternate date and ceremony. please bust out your day-timer and notate that 1-7-12 @ 7pm, is the 2011 pinecone contest awards ceremony at LSE. always fun and interesting.
and finally, and exclusively for the blog readers…. i have no idea how many of you are out there but i’m guessing about 30 from views i get after i “used” to post videos…. a great shot of jeff, the guy who basically invented and created the “garden” that is in front of satchel’s. he was the farmer i got to plant and help organize the space that is now the wonderful lush garden that sits right on 23rd ave. he got married recently and this is a shot from the party after his wedding. wow. it was such a great wedding and they are so awesome together….