Thursday, July 15, 2010

25 Randoms about E.

An old friend did a "Random 25 Things about my Hubby" post and I just have to copy because I think it's so cute!

25 Random things about E:

1. E is the oldest son. he has a younger brother. these 2 are pretty much best friends for life. they own a business together. they work together everyday. they talk on the phone everyday. they play golf together. eat together. laugh together. and cry together. they make me want a sister.

2. E is a University of Texas graduate. Hook 'em!

3. E lived in 6 states prior to the age of 15. Texas has been his home since 1996.

4. E's parents live in Texas 6 months out of the year and Maine the other 6 months.

5. E was arrested when he was in high school for stealing a glass coffee pot from Foley's and running from the rent-a-cop. Ha.

6. E's top row of teeth are fake. He lost a battle with a bike and concrete when he was 13.

7. I have NEVER seen E throw up from too much alcohol.

8. E's favorite drink is Crown on the rocks or Scotch on the rocks.

9. E is Italian. The older he gets the more Italian he looks.

10. E is an unbelievably fast swimmer!

11. E naturally has HUGE calves and biker thighs.

12. E begins his sleep with 3 pillows. by the morning, his arm is his pillow.

13. E hates sheets. we sleep with a quilt and a flat sheet.

14. E hasn't done his own laundry in 10 years. his wife does it all for him. every sunday.

15. E is an overly organized mess. he has nothing on his computer desktop. he has nothing sitting in his car. his desk HAS to be cleaned off at the end of each day. he walks around with a clip board with lists. he literally scratches off to-dos from this clip board list.

16. E will always have a Jeep Wrangler. regardless if we decide to have children one day, there will be a Jeep parked in our garage.

17. E makes my coffee 7 days a week. i am literally incapable of making my coffee. it never taste as good as when i make it.

18. E is a shoe freak. i am pretty sure he could buy a new pair of shoes every week.

19. E loves Lacoste. he would get rid of everything in his closet and just have J Crew jeans and Lacoste shirts.

20. E loves Mexican food. he could live and breathe salsa and chips. italian food is almost his favorite.

21. E is the one that taught me how to cook. the first italian dish i made him was burnt and absolutely disgusting. poor italian kid married a pure Texan.

22. E has never met an enemy. he rarely has something negative to say about someone or something. there is one person he literally has said he dislikes in the 10 years i have known him. he finds positive in most situations and people.

23. E is a total white boy, but loves thug-life-ghetto rap music. Wu Tang is one of his favs.

24. E didn't have a cell phone the first 6 years we were together. crazy. yes.

25. E has the largest collection of under garments i have ever seen. literally, probably at least 50 items in his drawer. crazy. again. yes.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

8 things. Why not?

8 Things I'm Looking Forward to...
1. Weekends by the pool.
2. Changes.
3. Getting off work.
4. Getting to see my parents!
5. Sunshine.
6. Seeing my BFF.
7. Corporate move.
8. Being honest and telling someone how I really feel about them.

8 Things I did Yesterday...
1. Cried.
2. Got really frustrated.
3. Entered 18 pages of emails for the Rita's birthday club.
4. Developed a PA map.
5. Talked to my Mom.
6. Sat in traffic.
7. Craigslist search.
8. Spent time with the hubby.

8 Shows I Enjoy...I don't really watch tv, this may be hard!
1. House Hunters.
2. Deadliest Catch. (Saddest show right now)
3. Dateline, 20\20.
4. Golden Girls.
5. The Office.
6. House.
7. Tour de France
8. FIFA World Cup Soccer

Good life.

Life is good.

We have been acclimating ourselves to the new schedule: E really not being home. Me working Monday through Friday. Store being open until 11 on Fridays and Saturdays.

I love seeing the smile on E's face when customers walk through the door of Rita's. It brings me joy knowing that he is loving every single minute of owning a business. He is putting his whole entire being into it and I know it will be a success because of this. The store has been open a month, wow. It's doing really well and continues to grow! We receive many comments from people that visit: "Goodness, y'all must have been open for a while. This place is the talk of the town." "I have been waiting for 10 years for a Rita's to open in Austin." Comments and Remarks like this make my heart flutter. The employees are wonderful after we canned 3 of them. E and B are beginning to release some duties to the kids, so they don't have to be there all the time and are able to focus on marketing. Marketing and branding the name in the area is tricky, fun and time consuming, but so far, so good. Apartments around the area will have approximately 3000 students move in August. THE University of Texas will have a rush of students return for the Fall semester. These 2 things will be HUGE for the store, so Cheers to school starting even if the traffic is horendous!

I am having serious employee disgruntled-ness! (I don't think that's a word, but oh well.) I have worked for this company for 5 years and it seems like I am the new kid on the block because of how I am treated. I am sick and tired of it. Chhhh-chhh-aaa-aaa-nnn-ggg-eee-sss, hopefully real soon.

My Dad has been dealing with hip pain for about a year and my Mom finally forced him to visit an Orthopedic Surgeon. Typical man, he put it off and put it off and put it off. Finally, he had a full hip replacement yesterday! The surgery went really well. It's crazy...they do the surgery within a bubble in the OR because of the risk of infection due to cutting of bones and such. He will be up and at 'em this morning per the Doc. If you live in the Katy area, you each are very lucky to have such new and nice hospitals so close. My Mom stated it resembled a hotel. They call meal service Room Service, comical. (BTW, if you ever need an Orthopedic Surgeon, I know an AMAZING ONE!)

4th of July was fun! We went to a friend's Lake Austin dock. Good food, fun games, freezing cold water, beer and frozen drinks made the day!

Rita's is basically our life. Lame life, but exciting life at the same time.

Cheers to Summer and fun-filled weekends!